It’s not often the Premier League wins battles with Barcelona and Real Madrid for a player they all want, but in this case, Bundesliga top talent Leon Goretzka has decided to play in England next season, not Spain.
This is reported by AS in Spain who say the two La Liga giants have lost out on the attacker, as Goretzka prefers a switch to England when is contract expires next summer.
He will be a free agent, which will be even better news for Chelsea fans who have been craving for a player of his ilk to arrive at Stamford Bridge.
The report by AS reveal Oliver Bierhoff, the general manager of the German national team, saying Goretzka has decided his future.
It’s Chelsea and Liverpool are are front runners for his signature. Jurgen Klopp’s reputation in Germany may sway Goretzka to Anfield but Chelsea’s determination to get him has also impressed the 22-year old.
This season, he has scored four goals in nine appearances from midfield for Schalke 04.
PSG ready to offer Cavani in swap deal to Griezmann
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to offer Edinson Cavani to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal that could spell bad news for the transfer plans of both Manchester United and Chelsea.
ESPN claimed in September that United could go back in for Antoine Griezmann next summer, while the Daily Mail listed Chelsea as potential contenders to sign Cavani after his bust-up with Neymar earlier this season.
However, PSG could put both those ambitions to bed with a stunning deal of their own, with Don Balon claiming they’re prepared to offload Cavani in their bid to sweeten a deal for Griezmann.
Both players are among the finest goalscorers in Europe on their day, though it is arguably Cavani who looks in more impressive form at the moment.
Don Balon claim Diego Simeone is a big fan of the Uruguay international, and that’s hardly surprising following his 19 goals in 19 games for PSG so far this season.
Griezmann, by contrast, has just three goals for Atletico Madrid this season, having failed to so far reproduce the kind of form that attracted interest from bigger clubs in the summer.
Still, Don Balon claim PSG would love to partner the 26-year-old with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, in what looks on paper like becoming one of the most dangerous attacking trios in world football.