Chelsea may use Romelu Lukaku in a part-exchange deal for a high European striker whereas West Ham and Aston Villa are set to battle it out for a former Arsenal midfielder.
LUKAKU’S FUTURE UP IN THE AIR
Romelu Lukaku is again on mortgage at Inter Milan this season after a turbulent 2021-22 marketing campaign with Chelsea. It was alleged to be the comeback of all comebacks, however the Belgian striker struggled and complained after returning to Stamford Bridge.
And now his future could be very a lot unsure. A report from Calciomercato in Italy claims he may be part of Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Newcastle United, or Tottenham.
A transfer to Spurs depends on whether or not or not Antonio Conte will keep on the membership together with his contract expiring on the finish of the season. The Italian managed Lukaku at Inter in 20-21, the participant’s finest particular person season of his profession, because the Nerazzurri gained their first Serie A title in a decade.
Bayern are nonetheless on the lookout for a long-term Robert Lewandowski substitute, Newcastle are in all probability thrown within the equation on account of pure laziness; I don’t assume anybody of their proper thoughts thinks Eddie Howe really desires him.
A Juventus change is somewhat intriguing. The Outdated Girl are in disarray after receiving a 15-point deduction and a few gamers may ask to go away on the finish of the season with Champions League qualification unlikely. One participant keen to maneuver is Dusan Vlahovic, who Chelsea will apparently make a bid for, providing Lukaku to the Italian giants in return. Fascinating…
MARSEILLE MAVERICK BACK TO THE PREM?
West Ham have joined the race to signal Aston Villa goal Matteo Guendouzi, in line with French newspaper L’Equipe.
Everybody remembers Guendouzi at Arsenal, particularly how his stint in north London ended. His final act as a Gunner was to seize then-Brighton striker Neal Maupay by the neck. How enjoyable.
He has been linked with a return to the Premier League this month, with Villa making him one in every of their high switch targets. Nonetheless, the Hammers have determined they need the Marseille maverick.
Journalist Mathieu Gregoire advised L’Equipe: “Relating to Guendouzi, as we all know, English golf equipment like Aston Villa and West Ham are able to make huge gives, however present;y, we’re not at that time.”
Guendouzi is seemingly not too eager on a transfer to a mid-table Premier League facet, and you’ll’t blame him actually. Would a high six facet take an opportunity on the previous Arsenal midfielder?
HERE WE GO FOR PORRO
Tottenham will signal Spanish right-wing-back Pedro Porro from Sporting, in line with switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano.
This isn’t actually gossip at this stage, with Romano saying these attractive three phrases. The Italian journalist wrote on Twitter: ‘Tottenham attain full verbal settlement with Sporting to signal Pedro Porro, right here we go! It is going to be sealed within the subsequent 24h, if all goes to plan.
‘Pedro Porro will say goodbye tonight after which signal with Spurs till 2028. Boarding accomplished – London.’
What does this imply for Conte’s present crop of right-wing-backs? Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty will in all probability keep on the membership, however Djed Spence’s future is up within the air. Conte is clearly not an excessive amount of of a fan of Spence, who’s but to begin a sport for Spurs after becoming a member of from Middlesbrough for round £10million final summer time.
The PA information company imagine Spence is predicted to depart on mortgage earlier than Tuesday’s switch deadline. The perimeters mentioned to have an interest are Brentford, Leicester Metropolis, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, and Lyon, though the French membership in all probability gained’t make a transfer with Malo Gusto not becoming a member of Chelsea till the summer time.
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