Liverpool’s midfielder to make shock Chelsea move, Blues to hold talks with agent to seal €150m deal, as Declan Rice hails Chelsea star
Chelsea are reportedly one of the clubs interested in sealing the transfer of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum this summer.
The Netherlands international looks set to become a free agent at the end of this season and it seems Barcelona face competition for his signature, according to Marca.
In a surprise turn of events, it seems Wijnaldum might end up staying in the Premier League after all, with Liverpool’s rivals Chelsea keen to snap him up, according to Marca.
The report states that the Blues are vying with the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain for Wijnaldum’s signature, though it’s also claimed that Liverpool have not yet entirely given up hope of keeping him either.
The 30-year-old has been a superb player for LFC and it could be a real blow to lose him on a free transfer, especially if he joins another Premier League side.
Chelsea could do with a little more quality in midfield, with doubts remaining over the likes of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.
Wijnaldum would offer Thomas Tuchel’s side something a bit different, and would undoubtedly represent a fine piece of business on a free.
Blues to hold talks with agent to seal €150m deal
According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Mino Raiola and Alf-Inge Haaland will travel to London tomorrow for transfer talks with the Premier League’s biggest clubs over the future of Erling Haaland.
Mundo Deportivo report that the prolific striker’s key advisors will hold discussions with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United – who are so big that they’ve wrote them down again instead of Man City.
The Spanish outlet reiterate that the aforementioned four clubs (forgive the City blunder) are the only ones in England that have the ‘financial muscle’ and ‘sporting project’ to convince Haaland to join.
This comes after Raiola and Alf-Inge, the player’s father who used to play for transfer favourites City, sounded out a transfer with La Liga powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid earlier today.
Haaland has become the most talked about upcoming summer transfer saga owing to his continued impressive displays for Borussia Dortmund, whom he only joined last January.
The Norwegian sensation hitting 49 goals and adding 11 assists in just 49 games for the Bundesliga outfit has left them resigned to losing the ace this summer.
Fabrizio Romano just reported that Dortmund will not accept less than €150m for the 20-year-old this summer, even with how mercurial a talent Haaland is it’s hard to see how these demands will be met.
Many would say that the most important part of Chelsea, United, Liverpool and City’s week will now take place in London offices or hotels tomorrow, not on the pitch when they return to action in the top-flight.
Declan Rice hails Chelsea star
West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has hailed Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount as a special player.
“I think if you see him every day in training, how good he is in the positions he picks up, he’s really intelligent,” Rice told talkSPORT.
“I think he’s starting to become more intelligent now with playing more games.
“He can play the number 10 role, but I feel when he’s as a number eight arriving late in the box, and he’s linking things from outside the box, he’s a special player.”