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Transfer Talk: Wolverhampton Wanderers look to add to their Portuguese contingent

Written by: Neelav Chakravarti

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The transfer window has become hotter than ever with clubs looking to reinforce their squads before the new season.

The summer transfer rumors have spiced up even more with much speculation concerning top clubs and world-class players. With the likes of Jorginho departing for Chelsea and goalkeeper Alisson Becker moving to Liverpool, fan frenzy has increased and so has the speculation regarding transfer values.

In this article, we at Khel Now will run you through some of the important transfer rumors of the day:

It looks like Gareth Bale will be staying at Real Madrid, as one of their key players next season. Speculation arose after the Welshman raised concerns regarding regular first-team football after the UEFA Champions League win over Liverpool earlier this year. But, the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo has put the former Tottenham attacker back in the starting XI for the upcoming season.

According to multiple reports, newly-promoted Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks to sign Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m. The Portuguese midfielder has been a regular for his national side since the 2006 FIFA World Cup, with 113 caps. If he comes to England, he will be joining fellow countrymen Rui Patricio and midfielder Ruben Neves.

2014 World Cup winner Andre Schurrle is apparently eyeing a move back to London, with Fulham seemingly interested in the Borussia Dortmund man. According to multiple reports, the Premier League side are looking to get him on loan. The winger had earlier plied his trade for Chelsea.

Chelsea themselves are looking to sign Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland to reinforce their goalkeeping department, if Thibaut Courtois leaves for Real Madrid, reports The Sun. The Belgian has longed been linked to the Spanish outfit. His family residing in Madrid could be a telling factor in this speculated move. His arrival could also mark the end of Keylor Navas' time at Real.


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Arsenal shot-stopper Petr Cech seems to have been given a lifeline, as AS Roma are considering him as a replacement for the departed Alisson. The Czech Republic man has seen his Arsenal chances disappearing in the wind due to the arrival of Bernd Leno from the Bundesliga.

According to the Daily Star, Eden Hazard is having second thoughts about moving to Madrid due to the arrival of Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior. The youngster is expected to be a future star in Spain, with many expecting him to be given an immediate shot to prove his mettle.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly looking to strengthen their defense with a particular interest in Croatian Domagoj Vida. The Besiktas defender put in a stellar performance at this year's World Cup, as his side reached the final, but lost to France.

The Independent has reported that Everton manager Marco Silva is sure of completing the transfers of Barcelona duo Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina, along with the signing of Watford star Richarlison. Since his arrival at Camp Nou, Digne hasn't been able to cement himself as a regular starter due to the presence of Jordi Alba. Meanwhile, Mina is looking for first-team football after impressing at this year's World Cup with three goals.

Published: Mon Jul 23, 2018 07:19 PM IST

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