Arsenal in talks to sign midfielder, Chelsea offer five to complete transfer deal, Man United send transfer message and Liverpool sent Haaland transfer message in news of the day
Liverpool sent Haaland message, Arsenal in Fekir talks, Chelsea offer five to sign Hakimi and Man United sent Tripper message in NEWS OF THE DAY…
Chelsea have reportedly offered Inter Milan the choice of five players in a bid to land Achraf Hakimi.
Thomas Tuchel is a man that knows he needs to keep improving the side in the transfer window as he will need to add a bit more quality to the squad.
That has led to reports in the media that Chelsea are very interested in trying to secure a transfer deal for Hakimi, who is now regarded as one of the very best defenders in Seria A.
Hakimi helped Inter win the Seria A title this season, but the Italians are in debt and they must sell a number of players in the transfer window in order to balance the books, and Hakimi is a man that they will allow to leave
Chelsea are already believed to have made an initial offer worth €60million (£51.5m) plus a choice of Emerson Palmieri or Andreas Christensen, and According to Corriere dello Sport, the west London club have now offered three more players to try and tempt Inter into selling: Davide Zappacosta, Tammy Abraham and Kovacic.
The Croatian – who played for Inter before joining Real Madrid – is a real surprise given he has been a key player for Thomas Tuchel, with the coach frequently praising his midfielder.
Zappacosta, though, is surplus to requirements and Chelsea are desperate to offload him, while Abraham has fallen so far down the pecking order he did not even make the bench for the FA Cup and Champions League finals
Look, if Chelsea are that desperate to sign Hakimi then they should do all they can, but is he really worth the money that we are talking about right here?
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has advised his former club against signing Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier.
Trippier has moved to La Liga and shone with the Spaniards over the past few seasons, even helping the club win the League title for the first time in 11 years.
But there has been alot of speculation in the media that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring him back to the Premier League in a deal that could be worth £30 million, as he looks to add a bit more quality to that back-line.
However, Ferdinand has opened up and urged his former club not to make a move to bring back the experienced Tripper, Ferdinand told Metro: “I don’t think they’d buy someone to come in and play [every week], I think whoever’s coming in there is going to be playing backup.
“They spent £50million on [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka, not to be a backup or No2. He [Trippier] wouldn’t be my choice if I’m honest, but I see the qualities he has.
“But Trippier definitely wouldn’t be my choice in terms of the profile of player that I’d be bringing in to play as a No2 right-back”
It has been a shock to see United linked with another transfer move for Tripper, especially as there are more important areas of the pitch that the club need to work on in the coming months.
It will be interesting to see just who United sign, but Tripper is a player they do not need right now.
Arsenal are in talks to sign Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir – according to AS.
The transfer window is now open and that means that Mikel Arteta will be able top delve into that transfer kitty and add a few quality players to the squad, especially that midfield area.
Arteta has just lost Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos after they failed to agree a more permanent stay at the club, meaning that Arteta will need to add another creative midfielder to play alongside Thomas Partey in that midfield next season.
And it seems that they are once again very much interested in trying to secure a deal for long-term target Fekir.
The Gunners have already submitted one offer for the 27-year-old, but the Spanish outfit are demanding a much higher fee.
But the reports says Negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing, with Arsenal having turned their attention to Fekir after missing out on Emi Buendia, who joined Aston Villa from Norwich last week.
Arsenal need to sign some top-class players in the coming window as they will not get close to getting back into that top four spot with the players that they have in the squad.
But if the reports are true and Arsenal are closing in on a transfer deal to sign Fekir, why dont they just go for a player that is already proven in the Premier League?
Fekir is a decent player that will add a bit of quality to this Arsenal side, but he isnt a player that would send a statement to the rest of the Premier League.
John Barnes says Liverpool do not “need to buy an Erling Haaland in the transfer window, handing Chelsea a boost
Haaland will be one of the most in-demand players after the European Championships have finished, with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City just three clubs that are interested in a potential deal.
It has been claimed that he could cost £154 million, which only a handful of clubs can pay, and will demand a wage in excess of £300,000-a-week, which could make him one of the highest earners in world football.
But amid speculation suggesting that Liverpool could be looking to make a move, Reds legend Barnes has opened the door for the likes of Chelsea by claiming that the Reds do not need to buy Haaland this summer.
Speaking in association with BonusCodeBets, he told Goal on summer recruitment at Anfield: “I don’t see Liverpool making a marquee signing this summer, unless one of their marquee players goes.
“Having Virgil van Dijk back to fitness is like a new signing. Ibrahima Konate has come in to play alongside him, and Liverpool still have Joel Matip and Joe Gomez. Once Liverpool get their defenders and midfielders back, as long as they keep the nucleus of the team, they have what they need.
“With the Konate signing, Diogo Jota, who can play in the front three or midfield three, and players like Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaquiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still in the squad, unless Liverpool lose players, it’s difficult to determine what they need.
“There are teams, like Arsenal for instance, who need to bring players in to go straight into their team. Liverpool don’t need that. They don’t need to buy an Erling Haaland to come into the team, unless they lose one of the first XI.”