08 Aug Chelsea might promote Jorginho to fund Rice raid
The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market unsure — and you will discover out when the home windows open right here — however listed below are the rumours floating round Europe’s large leagues and past.
TOP STORY: Chelsea might promote Jorginho to fund Rice raid
Chelsea have been linked with a transfer for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice by the summer season, and now the Day by day Star experiences the membership are about to maneuver the chess items to fund a £65 million bid.
Jorginho could be the high-profile casualty of manager Frank Lampard’s rebuild, with the 28-year-old tipped to return to Serie A — perhaps to be reunited with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.
If Rice arrives then Lampard wouldn’t need both Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in his squad, and it seems the Italy international could be the one to make way.
11.31 BST: A transfer battle could be about to break out for Lyon attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar. L’Equipe reports that the 22-year-old is being tracked by Arsenal and Juventus. He was also been monitored by Manchester City, but they have now completed a deal for Ferran Torres from Valencia.
Aouar is reported to be valued at around £54m, after scoring nine goals from midfielder for Lyon last season.
10.51 BST: Werder Bremen are hoping to sign midfielder Tahith Chong on loan from Manchester United, says sporting director Frank Baumann.
“We are leading good conversations. Several parties are involved,” he said. “There are some things which have to be settled. It will still take some time. At the moment I cannot say how likely a [loan] transfer is.”
10.12 BST: Leeds United are preparing their transfer business ahead of their first season back in the Premier League, and Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson is high on their list of targets. The Wales international, who spent last season on loan at AFC Bournemouth, could move to Elland Road for around £15m, reports The Sun. But Liverpool could yet choose to loan out again, to Aston Villa or Newcastle United, in the hope that his performances put a few million onto his value.
09.30 BST: In case you missed this one on Friday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to hand Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta a major boost by signing a new £250,000-a-week deal tying him to the club until 2023, sources have told Football4cast.
Hojbjerg nearing move to Spurs
Only a medical stands between Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg officially signing for Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Independent.
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The Danish midfielder is set to join Spurs for £15m, as Spurs boss Jose Mourinho sees Hojbjerg as a key member of his team following an impressive four-year stint with the Hampshire club.
Kyle Walker-Peters is set to go the other way and join the Saints for £12m.
Havertz could tie up Chelsea deal next week
Respected Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has urged that Kai Havertz might be part of Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen as early as subsequent week.
The German has lengthy been related to a transfer away from the Bundesliga this summer season after Leverkusan missed out on a Champions League qualification spot.
Bayern Munich dominated out a transfer for the 21-year-old attacking winger earlier this 12 months, leaving Frank Lampard’s aspect as agency favourites to prize Havertz away from his homeland. Romano added that Chelsea are hoping to agree a price within the area of £71m.
– Spectacular mortgage spells with Hull Metropolis, Derby County and AFC Bournemouth have satisfied Southampton to bid for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, in line with Football Insider. The 23-year-old has additionally caught the eye of Premier League newbies Leeds United. Wilson’s contract at Anfield ends in 2023.
– Crystal Palace record Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu as a possible goal, in line with the Night Normal. The winger, who was lately relegated with Watford, is predicted to be on the transfer and the Eagles might try the Spaniard on mortgage.