Report: Manchester United face dilemma over top-defensive target

Multiple reports have claimed Manchester United are very keen on signing Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer. However, according to the latest report from the Daily Mirror, United are faced with a great financial dilemma over acquiring their top defensive target. The report claims that both clubs have opened negotiations for the Belgian centre-back, and Spurs have slapped a price tag of £75m on their player. Alderweireld has only two years left in his deal with the North London side, and he has failed to reach an agreement over a…

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Multiple names in frame as Arsenal step up their pursuit for a centre-back

Arsenal are yet to finalize on their new manager but that hasn’t stopped them from pursuing their targets in the transfer market. It’s not a secret that the Gunners want to bring a new centre-back at the club in the summer, and a number of names have been linked with the club in past one week. The Daily Telegraph has claimed that Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu is a top target for the North London club, and club’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is pushing for a £35million deal for the…

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Chelsea launch huge bid for long-term target

Chelsea have reignited their interest in Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports in Italy. The Blues wanted to sign the Senegal international last summer, but their bid of £40m was deemed insufficient by the Naples club. The West London eventually ended up signing their former player David Luiz from Paris-Saint Germain. Now, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web, the Premier League champions have reignited their interest in Koulibaly and have made a huge £52.5m bid for his services. The Blues have let go of veteran centre-back John Terry…

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Chelsea close to signing keeper, also interested in Juventus star

Chelsea are closing on a deal for Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Eduardo. Dinamo manager Zlatko Kranjcar confirmed that news that the 33-year-old is set to sign for the West London club in the coming days. When asked whether the upcoming Champions League game against Red Bull Salzburg will be the Portuguese keeper’s last for the Croatian club, Kranjcar said: “Yes, I think so. “Eduardo has been given an amazing opportunity to leave for a big club like Chelsea. “When he arrived, we gained security in our team, and in my time in…

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Chelsea renew interest in defender, closing on deal for former Real Madrid star

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is determined to sign centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli this summer. The Blues, who have maintained an interest in the Senegal international throughout the summer, have already seen their initial approach for the player rebuffed by the Naples club. Now, according to Italian website calciomercato.it, the Blues are ready to launch a renewed bid of £43.4m for the player in the coming days. Napoli don’t intend to sell the 25-year-old and have offered him a new contract. However, Koulibaly has refused to sign a new contract as he…

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Chelsea to launch late massive spending spree

Chelsea are planning to launch a massive spending spree in the closing stages of the transfer window. The Express claims that the Blues intend to spend up to £150 million before the transfer window shuts down at the end of this month. The West London club have faced continuous frustration in their pursuit of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly as the Naples club are not willing to budge on their £50m valuation of the Senegal international. However, Chelsea are still hopeful of signing their primary defensive target in the coming days. The report…

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Chelsea and Liverpool pushing to sign Brazilian starlets

Both Chelsea and Liverpool are trying to lure in a Brazilian starlet, after Manchester City were able to secure the services of Gabriel Jesus earlier this week. Antonio Conte is preparing a £15 million move for Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, pending the player’s performances at this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Yahoo Sports Brazil. The 19-year-old midfielder has a contract until 2019 but is willing to move to Europe. Unlike most Brazilian youngsters, Maia’s ownership rights are pretty straightforward, with Santos owning 100 per cent of the player’s…

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Agent of Serie A star confirms Chelsea’s interest

Chelsea have been trying to get hands on Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly for quite some time now. However, the Naples club have managed to dispel advances towards their talented defender for now. Some reports have even suggested that they have already turned down a huge bid from the Blues for the 25-year-old. Now, Bruno Satin, the agent of the Senegal international, has confirmed beyond doubt that Chelsea and Everton are interested in signing his client this summer. Satin’s revealed that he recently held talks with Napoli over a new contract, but…

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Arsenal fighting Chelsea for Serie A defender, losing battle for Ligue 1 striker

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Arsenal have once again been linked with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegal international has attracted a lot of interest in his services this summer on the back of his impressive performances in Serie A last season. Chelsea are said to be leading the pursuit for the 25-year-old and have already established contact with the Naples. However, according to RMC’s football journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, the Gunners also maintain a huge interest in the player. Everton are another club that are interested in Koulibaly, who is reportedly valued at £30 million by Napoli. Chelsea…

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Chelsea have massive bid for striker rejected, deal for defender hijacked by Everton

Chelsea have seen a bid of £51 million for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata rejected by the Champions League winners, according to a report by Spanish newspaper Marca. Los Blancos recently exercised their buy-back clause of £23.6 million on the Spain international and were expected to immediately sell the Juventus striker for a serious profit. Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez was in Madrid this week to try and close a deal for his client, but the Blues’ initial offer of £51 million was not deemed sufficient by Los Blancos. The La Liga giants have now slapped a £64 million price…

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Southampton in advanced talks with Napoli over £8.5m move for defender

Southampton are reportedly in advanced talks with Napoli over a possible move for their defender Kalidou Koulibaly, as Ronald Koeman looks to conclude his summer spending, the Daily Star report. The Saints had been linked with a potential deal for Celtic’s talented centre-back Virgil van Dijk, however, the Star are claiming that that move is on standby while the Bhoys attempt to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League. That has led to them making an £8.5m bid for Koulibaly, and Koeman admitted that adding someone who can…

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