Transfer time is here. With the biggest clubs in Europe looking to go all out this summer, players, managers and fans alike are on high alert. We compile a series of Transfer Rumours from the news this week that has us all going gaga.
Fresh headache for Arsenal
According to The Telegraph, Olivier Giroud and Hector Bellerin have both indicated they are open to moves away from Arsenal this summer. Bellerin is being linked with a move to Barcelona as the Catalan club step up their interest in the Spanish international.
Arsenal are already in soup with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil not committing their long-term futures to the club and now this news will further cause frustration at the club with larger problems for Arsene Wenger to deal with.
Italian giants launch bid for Chelsea’s Costa
Serie A giants AC Milan have made an enquiry about Diego Costa according to journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, he broke the news via his Twitter account.
Costa has made it clear if he parts ways with Chelsea, it will be only for Atletico Madrid but can Milan tempt the Spaniard onto their turf?
Manchester City show interest in Juventus full-back
According to Italy’s Tuttomercato, Manchester City are said to have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro. City will have to pay in excess of £42 million to attain the services of the current Juventus defender.
Manchester City target Saints defender as Benjamin Mendy move stalls
The Mirror writes, Ryan Bertrand has told Southampton he wants to exit the club along with Virgil van Dijk who is expected to be announced a Liverpool player in the coming days.
Ryan Bertrand has told friends he will leave Southampton for City, former club Chelsea and Liverpool all interested in his services.
Chelsea striker “expecting a few phone calls” in the summer
Michy Batshuayi has admitted his Chelsea future is out of his hands and that he is “expecting a few phone calls” in the summer, reports The Mirror. Batshuayi made 20 appearances in the league for Chelsea, 19 of them off the bench. With lack of game time at Stamford Bridge, Batshuayi is looking to move elsewhere to cement his place, especially since Costa has done the same with Chelsea.
Lukaku set for a return to former club
According to The Mirror, Romelu Lukaku is said to snub Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United as he prepares for a dramatic return to Chelsea, the club that sold him three years ago to Everton.
Everton have slapped a £100 million valuation on the Belgian and whether Chelsea pay that figure will be interesting to see, considering The Blues let him go to Everton for £28 million in 2014.
Real Madrid turn focus away from Eden Hazard
Real Madrid are planning to sepnd big this summer, despite their success in the past season and according to The Independent, they are prepared to turn focus away from Chelsea’s injured Eden Hazard as they stay determined to sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe is being linked with a host of clubs but Real believe they can beat other clubs to win the player’ signature. With the likes of Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and possibly Gareth Bale heading the exit door, there is plenty of room in the Real Madrid squad to accommodate the French teenager.