Weekly Transfer Gossip – Let’s Take A Look At Our Rivals
Arsenal are on the verge of signing another goalkeeping powerhouse from the Blues, but this time it isn’t a player. Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon looks to be following Petr Cech to North London.
Lollichon arrived at Chelsea in 2007 after a personal recommendation from Cech, and the two are thought to share a close relationship. Chelsea are believed to be happy to let him go with Silvino Louro ready to take the job.
Source – Metro
According to Caught Offside, Arsenal have made a 5.7 million pound opening bid for Juventus forward Fernando Llorente. Llorente, who had found it hard to cement himself in the starting eleven due to the presence of Morata and Tevez, is also under Tottenham’s radar.
Source – CaughtOffside
Arsene Wenger has now turned his attention towards Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, according to SportBild. Arsenal are ready to pay as much as 48 million pounds for Reus. Arsene Wenger had earlier commented that if he is to make any further additions to his squad, he would only sign “exceptional” players, and Reus certainly fits the bill. Source – Metro
Manchester City are confident they can sign current Wolfsburg and former Chelsea player Kevin De Bruyne. De Bruyne, who has been maintaining silence up until now, told German daily Bild yesterday that he is unsure whether he will stay at Wolfsburg next season.
Source – Mirror
Stevan Jovetic has finally left Manchester City for Inter Milan. The wantaway striker, who struggled for game time in his two seasons at City, due to the presence of the prolific Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, passed his medical in Italy yesterday. The deal is thought to be to the tune of 14.3 million pounds.
Source – manchester evening news
Spanish winger Pedro has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Red Devils. After Van Persie’s departure, and with Di Maria ready to join PSG, Van Gaal stepped up the ante to sign Pedro. United have offered Barca 17.7 million pounds, plus 3.5 million bonuses.
Source – Metro
Manchester United have reportedly joined the race for Chelsea target John Stones. Jose Mourinho has identified Stones as a future replacement for John Terry, and as Everton rejected Chelsea’s second offer of 25 million pounds, United started making inquiries about the 21-year-old defender. Manchester United, however, have not yet made any formal approach. Source – the guardian
Liverpool have initiated a shock interest in Manchester United target Thomas Muller. Van Gaal, who is still pursuing Muller, was told by Bayern that they will not sell another of their stars, but that has not put off Brendan Rodgers, who is willing to add the 25-year-old to his squad.
Source – metro
Liverpool have not given up on their chase of Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illaramendi according to Marca. Illaramendi has been frustrated with the lack of game time last season, with Modric, Kroos and Khedira in midfield but seems to have impressed the new boss, Rafa Benitez. However, Liverpool are hopeful a deal can be reached for the 25-year-old midfielder. Source – metro
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