Transfer season is in full swing, and with the summer window fast approaching, rumors and speculations are rife about which players will be on the move. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the latest transfer gossip surrounding Chelsea and Liverpool.
BLUES TARGET BRENTFORD DUO
After suffering a defeat to Brentford, Chelsea is reportedly eyeing two of the Bees’ best players. According to reports, the Blues are interested in Brentford striker Ivan Toney and goalkeeper David Raya.
Toney was previously considered by Chelsea last summer but ended up going to Brentford. The Blues eventually settled for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Meanwhile, Raya is being considered as a replacement for Chelsea’s current keepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy. The Brentford keeper is also in the final year of his contract, which could make negotiations easier for Chelsea.
Chelsea is also looking at other options for their goalkeeper position, with Andre Onana being another candidate. The Blues are even said to be considering talks with Inter Milan regarding a potential deal that could include Romelu Lukaku, though it’s unclear whether Inter is interested in keeping the Belgian striker.
LIVERPOOL TO BID BIG FOR INTER STAR
Liverpool is reportedly willing to spend big to acquire Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella. The Reds are said to be willing to offer around £75 million to secure the 26-year-old Italian international.
The move is part of Liverpool’s plan to revamp their midfield, with Barella being one of several alternatives to Jude Bellingham. Liverpool had previously withdrawn from the race to sign Bellingham due to budget constraints.
BAYERN TO USE MANE IN PART-EX OFFER FOR OSIMHEN
Bayern Munich is reportedly ready to part ways with Sadio Mane and use him in a part-exchange deal with Napoli for Victor Osimhen. The Senegalese forward has been linked with a return to Liverpool, but Bayern is said to be willing to use him as a bargaining chip to lower the cost of signing Osimhen.
Osimhen has been in scintillating form for Napoli, scoring 21 goals this season as they push for their first Scudetto in 33 years. However, Napoli is said to be demanding around £130 million for the Nigerian striker.
Manchester United is also in need of a striker and has been linked with Harry Kane, but reports suggest they are unwilling to enter into a prolonged negotiation with Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy, over the record signing.
As the transfer window approaches, the rumor mill is in overdrive, with clubs scrambling to secure their top targets. Chelsea is looking to strengthen their squad with the acquisition of Brentford’s Ivan Toney and David Raya or Andre Onana, while Liverpool is keen to add Nicolo Barella to their midfield.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich is reportedly ready to use Sadio Mane as a bargaining chip to lower the cost of signing Victor Osimhen from Napoli, while Manchester United seems more interested in Harry Kane but doesn’t want to get dragged into a lengthy negotiation with Tottenham.footballhighlight.net