Transfer Rumours: Liverpool Make Surprise £54m Bid For Napoli’s Koulibaly
As the summer window approaches, Liverpool, Chelsea, Inter and other clubs around major leagues in the world are casting their net in search of new talent so as to fortify their squads. See below transfer news for Monday,
English Premier League
EPL front runners, Liverpool have made a £54m bid for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Not only Liverpool have interest in The 29-year-old, Manchester United and Chelsea have also made offers for the defender.
English giants Chelsea, who had a 2 – 1 victory away at Aston Villa could turn their attentions to Paris St-Germain’s French left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27, if they are unable to sign Leicester’s England international Ben Chilwell, 23.
The club recently signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig for a whooping £47.5 million.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could consider a free transfer move for 33-year-old England keeper Joe Hart, who will be released by Burnley at the end of the month, after German keeper Bernd Leno, 28, suffered an injury against Brighton.
Leeds United’s hopes of signing Argentine keeper Emiliano Martinez, 27, from Arsenal may have suffered a blow following the injury to Leno.
Spanish leaders, Barcelona have been linked with Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, but the Italian’s club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says the Argentina international “has never expressed the desire to leave”
According to Marca.com, Barcelona have opened negotiations over a new two-year deal for Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, who turns 33 on Wednesday.
Serie A (Italy)
Juventus are willing to offer two Italy internationals – defender Daniele Rugani, 25, and winger Federico Bernardeschi, 26 – to Wolves in an attempt to lower the cost of a deal for Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29.
Roma could extend England defender Chris Smalling’s loan deal from Manchester United for another season – with an option to buy him at the end of it – as talks continue over the 30-year-old’s future.
Roma have offered Tottenham’s Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 33, a two-year deal with the option of a third season.
Turkish Super Lig
Turkish side Fenerbahce are planning a fundraising campaign among their fans to try to help sign former Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, from Arsenal.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brazil)
Former Brazil international Ronaldo says Real Valladolid will “open their doors” to Chile international Alexis Sanchez if the 31-year-old does not succeed at Inter Milan, where he is on loan from Manchester United.
Real Valladolid‘s defender Mohammed Salisu, 21 has invited interests from English side, Everton. The Ghanaian, who has a £10.8m release clause in his contract, is also interesting Southampton and Manchester United.
Ligue 1 (France)
French side, Nice have signed Everton and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 30. He is set to leave Goodison Park after passing a medical test at his new club.
The Herald NG. – Busola