Transfer Talk: Ivan Rakitic in a tug-of-war between PSG and Barcelona?
Written by: Rohan Philip
The fresh Chelsea gaffer wants Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to stay.
The clock is ticking closer to the closure of 2018’s summer transfer window and clubs across Europe and all over the world are upping the ante in their attempts to make new signings for what promises to be a very exciting season of football ahead. While clubs from the Premier League can no longer make additions to their squads, they are still permitted to allow their players to move to other leagues across the World.
We at Khel Now run you through the top transfer news and rumours from across the footballing world.
Eriksen is here to stay?
Christian Eriksen’s contract talks with Tottenham Hotspur appear to have come to a standstill following five months of negotiation. The Danish star is one of Tottenham’s prize possessions and has consistently shone ever since he joined the North London club. It is this form and star quality that has attracted the attention of several of the biggest clubs across Europe.
Another Barcelona player on the move
According to Sport Bild, Borussia Dortmund look to be on course to sign Paco Alcacer from Barcelona. The German club are looking to bolster their goalscoring options following their failed attempt to sign Divock Origi from Liverpool. A deal for Alacer is predicted to go through by Sunday.
Another midfielder in the shopping list?
Barcelona have reportedly given up on signing Paul Pogba for the time being and have turned their attention to Kevin Kampl. The RB Leipzig midfielder is capable of playing a holding role as well as venturing further up the pitch.
However, the Catalonian club remains hopeful of pulling a deal through for Adrien Rabiot from PSG.
Joining Neymar soon?
Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona manager has come out and stated that Ivan Rakitic would be too valuable an asset for the Catalonian side to lose amidst rumours that Paris Saint Germain are preparing a €90m bid to bring the Croatian to the Parc de Princes.
However, Barcelona look to be prepared for the 30-year-old’s departure having signed Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich earlier in the summer.
The man on a mission
Maurizio Sarri claims that Tammy Abraham and Reuben Loftus-Cheek will remain at Stamford Bridge despite interest from clubs all over Europe. However, he has also stated that he cannot make any promises over the playing time of the young duo.
Trapp's position is in danger with the arrival of Buffon now
PSG’s Kevin Trapp has rejected the chance to go out on loan and instead opted to stay and fight for his place at the Parc de Princes. The German has fallen behind Gianluigi Buffon and Alphonse Areola at Paris but has still opted out of moves back to Germany.
Published: Sat Aug 25, 2018 07:32 PM IST