|Angel Di Maria is being eyed by Barcelona as the Catalan side rebuilds for the new season but will the former Real Madrid man join their rivals? (Photo credit: PSG)|
It’s that time of the season where everyone monitors breaking news and player movements, we bring to you the peak of the bunch as team try to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.
Barcelona flirts with Di Maria
Argentine winger and former Real Madrid player Angel Di Maria is on the radar of Barcelona but the club will have to be patient to lure him to Camp Nou.
Barcelona are cash strapped and don’t have much hopes without selling players or getting veterans to take another round of pay cut. Di Maria nurses some level of bitterness for Real Madrid and will not hesitate to cross the borders if offers indeed come from Barca.
Pau Torres to Spurs?
Tottenham Hotspur wants to sign Pau Torres from Villareal in a player plus cash deal that will see Giovani Lo Celso head the other way.
Antonio Conte seeks ways too bolster his defense ahead of champions league football and will push for the Spaniard as he tries to improve on Joe Rodon, Sanches and Eric Dier. Torres is set to become his third signing after Ivan Perisic joined last week.
Is Bastoni the answer to United’s defensive problems?
Manchester United have approached Inter Milan for their Italian center back Allessandro Bastoni and the former champions have slammed a £50m price tag on the defender.
Manchester United need defensive answers after the Varane – Maguire partnership failed woefully last season; Erik Ten Hag is expected to sanction the move but rumor has it that the former Ajax manager is waiting to see what happens with Matthijs De Ligt at Juventus.
Todd Boehly wants to start big
Chelsea’s new owner is bent on matching Roman Abramovic’s heroics by going big in his first transfer window with a rumored €200m handed to Thomas Tuchel to reshape the squad to compete on all fronts.
The Blues have lost the trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Juventus defender Mathijs De Ligt is the man in their sights to steady the ship and a big bid might tempt the Italian side to sell.
James Milner extends with Liverpool
Liverpool’s utility player James Milner has penned a new one-year extension at the club, keeping him at Anfield till the summer of 2023 following the expiration of his current contract this month.
Milner was part of the team that pushed for a quadruple feat in the just concluded season; he was instrumental to their League and FA Cup success and would aim to end on a high at the club with another big push in the new season.