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Transfer Talk: Willian to Barcelona? Martial to Bayern?
Written by: Neil Talnikar
The summer transfer window has already taken center stage and Europe's elite are busy bolstering their squads ahead of the new season.
Top clubs from all over the world are eager to make some necessary reinforcements to their squads as the 2018-19 season is on the brink of kick-off. With the Cristiano Ronaldo and Alisson Becker deals done and dusted, the transfer business is in a frenzy this summer. A lot of rumors have arisen surrounding top clubs all over Europe.
Following are some of the most intriguing transfer rumors of the day:
Reports fin The Sunday Times suggest that Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is on the radar of German giants Bayern Munich and even rivals Chelsea, since the player hasn’t been in the plans of manager Jose Mourinho. But, the club's £89.3m valuation of the player has been ridiculed by both interested clubs.
Chelsea are confident that star attacker Eden Hazard will be staying at the club despite the player being heavily linked with Real Madrid, since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Hazard has also reportedly refused to sign a new £300,000-a-week contract with the Blues.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are looking to further strengthen their attack by adding Chelsea’s Brazilian star Willian. Manchester United are also linked with the player as the Blues have reportedly put a £65m price tag on the star.
Since the world record signing of their goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Roma are considering a move for Arsenal shot-stopper Petr Cech, reports The Sun. The transfer fee has not been disclosed yet, but a move might just be in the offing.
Elsewhere, RB Leipzig are considering a permanent move for Merseyside club Everton’s teen sensation Ademola Lookman, who impressed coach Ralf Rangnick with his performances in a short loan spell.
Yet another transfer story surrounding Everton says that their English keeper Jordan Pickford, whose performances at the World Cup for The Three Lions alerted many top-flight clubs, is a top target for none other than Chelsea. Since the Blues fear losing out on Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, they are out searching for a new shot-stopper as a replacement, reports The Sun.
Published: Mon Jul 23, 2018 02:23 PM IST