Things are moving in the world of top-level football. It’s time to take a look at who’s going where, and why!
Manchester City Coming in for the Kill
Manchester City looks set to make the most of the uncertainty surrounding Chelsea Football Club by setting a £100m raid for Eden Hazard into motion.
Hazard has been offered a new contract to stay on at Stamford Bridge, at £300,000-a-week, but he has indicated that he intends to wait to see who the Blues are going to bring in during the summer before signing on the dotted line.
Antonio Conte is apparently going to be departing as the team’s manager very soon, and there are rumours that Luis Enrique, former boss of Barcelona, will be replacing the Italian.
This departure has not been confirmed however, and nor has Conte’s replacement, and this is what City hope to capitalise on, muscling in and trying to lure Hazard Manchester-way.
Pep Guardiola has long been a big fan of the Belgian, and will ask the Club to focus on pursuing a £100m transfer for a player who once more proved his talent with an FA Cup Final Man of the Match display.
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A £250m Overhaul for Man United
Manchester United won’t be holding back in terms of splashing money around this summer after the frustrating season they’ve endured, with not a trophy in sight.
The Red Devils lost out to Chelsea in the FA Cup Final, finished 19 points behind Manchester City FC in the Premier League, and, perhaps most embarrassingly, were rather unceremoniously ejected from the Champions League by Sevilla.
The sorry run has seen an increase in the pressure on Jose Mourinho to crank things up a notch, despite the manager signing a new deal, for two years, in January.
Mourinho has held on to the board’s backing for now, but there are rumours that have stated that he will be looked to to deliver the title in the next season, or at least ensure a closer battle at the top of the table!
Mourinho wants five new players to help him accomplish this goal, replacing Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, and the Football Club has, in fact, lodged a bid of £35m for Fellaini.
Liverpool is Tracking Lucas Torreira
Liverpool are set to face up against RB Leipzig regarding Lucas Torreira, the Sampdoria midfielder. Reports say that the Reds have already sealed their move on Naby Keita from Leipzig, and are eager to deal the Bundesliga another blow by beating them to acquiring Torreira’s signature before the Germans can.
There is no indication as to how much Liverpool would have to pay for him, however, but his price tag could go through the roof if he makes an impression for Uruguay at the World Cup.