Frankie de Jong was reported to have been targeted by Chelsea during a matchCredit: PA Images
Frankie de Jong has been involved in gossip for the 87th time this summer, while Timo Werner looks closer to his exit from Chelsea. Introducing Saturday’s Gossip…
Chelsea Offers Delicious De Jong
Every day, without fail, there is a new update on the Frankie de Jong transfer saga and with Chelsea now signing the Dutch midfielder firmly in the mix, there is plenty to write about.
Manchester United have already agreed a fee with Barcelona, but cannot reach an agreement on individual terms. His own position – no Champions League football, no league title in nearly a decade, no trophy in five years, and a shambles since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson – hasn’t made things any easier, but has been resolved in Catalonia. De Jong has his issues to do before he can leave.
This summer the La Liga club’s dealings and transfer business have left many people around the world baffled and a little unmotivated (any excuse to use that word). He has spent a lot of money despite his crippling debt, pulled financial levers like they are going out of fashion and asked many players to take massive pay cuts, de Jong included.
The 25-year-old is the club’s highest earner and is owed between £14-17m in deferred pay – and it is unlikely he will leave until that money is paid. On a side note, Barcelona are now hoping that Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique will accept a pay cut so they can register new players. This is despite both players doing exactly this last summer. Be classy, Barca.
Anyway, back to Chelsea stuff after going a bit tangent. The Spanish newspaper Sport has reported a very attractive offer for Blues for de Jong. They believe they have put €70 million on the table, as well as Marcos Alonso, who Blagrana has been chasing all summer. I am no transfer expert but I expect Barca to accept this offer but as we all know, it is half the battle when it comes to this saga. De Jong needs to be happy with the transfer and needs to get the bloody money he’s owed.
Closer to Exiting the Blues Flop
clinging to ChelseaLooks like they’re on the verge of landing Timo Werner. The German forward faced a tough time in England when he moved on from RB Leipzig for £47m, seemingly forgetting to pack his shooting boots.
And with his shooting boots still in Leipzig, it looks like he may be on his way back. Reliable Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath says there is growing ‘confidence’ over a deal and Werner is ‘prioritizing’ the ‘right team’ and ‘playing’ how much money he will make. You have to admire it, really. Who said the game was gone?
In fact, there are rumors Werner is willing to take a pay cut in order to leave Stamford Bridge. Whether he will join Leipzig on a permanent or temporary basis has not been clarified by McGrath, nor has it been clarified by Jan Agee Fjörtoft, who believes a deal with Real Madrid is ‘very close’. , still have ‘small chance’ of signing. player.
With Werner out the door, Chelsea will Definitely Bring in someone who can lead the line, otherwise, it’s going to be Kai Havertz – who isn’t a natural number nine – or Armando Broza – who has barely kicked a ball for the Blues – this season. Thomas Tuchel’s choices are top-notch.
Juve Want West Ham Target
West Ham’s pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt’s Philipp Kostik has slowed in recent days and His signature on Maxwell Cornet This may mean that he is no longer interested, although Kostick is probably seen more as a left-back than Cornet, who will likely be used as a striker or winger, although having moved to England. Despite his many appearances in defense for Lyon before.
Kostik starred in the Europa League last stint for Frankfurt and with one year remaining on his contract, it is not surprising to see a decent amount of interest for him this summer. And after playing 75 minutes into his team’s 6-1 home loss to Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga opener, he has probably woken up today hoping to find that he can leave.
transfer guru fabrizio romano has confirmed that there has been no deal with West Ham. Instead, the Serbian is set to join Italian giants Juventus. Koस्टिकtic is ‘prioritizing’ a move to Turin and after the club met with its agents, an agreement has now been reached for individual terms.
There are talks between Juve and Frankfurt, but it looks like he will play in Italy this season, not England or Germany.
Where will Arsenal’s deadwood go?
Arsenal have reportedly received an offer from Hellas Verona for Pablo Mari. Monza has been linked with the Spanish centre-half for the past week or two, but they are keen to sign him on loan with the option of buying him. Verona, on the other hand, are believed to be ready to sign Mari on a permanent basis, which would certainly be better for Arsenal.
According to Romano, a decision is ‘expected soon’ and Mari will ‘100% leave Arsenal’ in the summer transfer window. But there is still a lot to do in terms of outgoing to Emirates.
Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torriera and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all look like they are not on Mikel Arteta’s side, and neither of those three were in the squad for Friday’s win at Crystal Palace.
Torreira appears to be close on a permanent basis with a switch to Galatasaray. Bellerin wants Real Betis and Real Betis wants him, but the Spanish club are a little thin and are hoping to sign him for nothing. Arsenal, not surprisingly, are keen on that kind of deal. As for Maitland-Niles, no one really knows what’s going on. The Englishman can play right-back and left-back at a very good level but wants to be a central midfielder. He doesn’t seem to have much interest and it was a bit surprising that he didn’t make it to Arsenal’s squad on Friday.
There is still a lot of work to do on this front for Arsenal, who will likely make a move for Leicester City’s Yuri Tielemans if he should trim the team further.
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