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Jose Mourinho set to make Premier League midfielder his first signing at Roma

Roma are set to announce the signing of Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to football.london. Xhaka first arrived at Arsenal in 2016 from Borussia Monchengladbach, signing for an estimated £35 million fee. He has since made 220 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 13 times and helping the club to two FA Cups. Xhaka (centre) celebrates the 2017 FA Cup with teammates Mesut Ozil (left) and Shkodran Mustafi (right) The former captain has been a divisive figure at the Emirates Stadium, once clashing with fans after being substituted. Now, after five years in north London, the Switzerland international seems set to complete his move to Roma, reports football.london. It is believed that he will cost approximately £16m, representing a huge loss for Arsenal. Xhaka is not the only midfielde...

Barcelona midfielder open to staying at club to fight for his place next season

Miralem Pjanic has refused to rule out the possibility of staying at Barcelona next season while speaking to Marca, despite experiencing a disastrous first year at the club. The Bosnia & Herzegovina international left Juventus for Camp Nou in a transfer worth €60million last summer, with Arthur Melo heading the opposite direction as part of a coordinated swap deal. However, neither player has managed to live up to expectations, especially Pjanic, who recorded just six La Liga starts under Ronald Koeman in 2020/21. The 31-year-old has found himself bottom of the pecking order in the Spanish club, with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri and Illaix Moriba all enjoying more playing time than him. Following a lacklustre season-long stint at Barcelona, the ex-Roma playmaker could be goi...

Wolverhampton Wanderers ready to sell regular starter for €12m, replacement lined up – report

Wolverhampton Wanderers are open to selling goalkeeper Rui Patricio amid transfer interest from Roma, reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano claims. The Portugal international has been an integral part of the Wolves setup over the past three seasons, missing just two games in the Premier League. However, he could be on the move this summer with his contract expiring in less than 13 months. Roma are reportedly keen on signing him. The Midlands outfit have set a price tag of around €12 million for the 33-year-old. Olympiacos’ Jose Sa has been lined up as a replacement. Sportslens view: Patricio has been a solid performer between the sticks for Wolves, but it appears that he is eyeing a fresh challenge away from the club. Wolves are on the verge of announcing Bruno Lage as their new manager, but&...

Roma are interested in Arsenal midfielder

Granit Xhaka is closing in on a move from Arsenal to Roma, according to Football London. The Swiss international was strongly linked with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach in January, but Gunners manager Mikel Arteta persuaded him to remain at the Emirates Stadium. The 28-year-old was one of Arsenal’s best players last season as he went on to make 46 appearances in all competitions. Arsenal fans have been fairly indifferent to Xhaka since October 2019 after he made rude gestures as he was substituted in a Premier League game against Crystal Palace. Xhaka was stripped of the club captaincy by then-manager Unai Emery following the incident. He is now looking to be part of Jose Mourinho’s project at Roma, which will entail building the Serie A team into a trophy challenging force. Now in the...

Report: Manchester stars lead La Liga rivals in player transfer values

The latest CIES Football Observatory report has been released, revealing the highest estimated transfer values of players in Europe’s top five leagues. The list is dominated by English players, with three Englishmen topping the charts and another four inside the top 20. The Premier League is also very heavily represented, with 12 players inside the top 20 and 43 in the top 100. There are 21 from La Liga, 15 from the Bundesliga, 14 from Serie A, and seven from Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe ranks 12th, much lower than many would expect. The Frenchman has been given a value of €118.3 million. This will be largely because he has a year left on his current contract, but he could probably command a higher fee this summer. Harry Kane is another who is lower down than expected, w...

Manchester United preparing £39 million bid for Atalanta defender

Manchester United are set to bid £39million for Atalanta defender Cristian Romero. Atalanta are reportedly planning to make Romero’s loan from Juventus permanent for £21.5m before cashing in on his services. But according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Atalanta will take up an option in the 23-year-old’s loan deal to sign him permanently. The fee is believed to be £21.5m – but some rumours suggest it could be as low as £13.75m. Reports claim the Serie A side will then look to sell Romero for €45m – around £39m – and make a huge profit. And Man United are said to be leading the race for the Argentina international’s signature. Romero has been one of Atalanta’s best players this term, making 31 Serie A appearances to help them finish third and qualify for next season’s Champio...

Tiemoue Bakayoko targeted by Fiorentina new boss

Chelsea midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko, is being linked with a move to Italian side Fiorentina. The defensive midfielder never made the grade at the Stamford Bridge club when he signed from Monaco several years ago. He spent last season on loan with Napoli in Serie A, where he impressed boss Gennaro Gattuso. Now that Gattuso has taken over at Fiorentina, he wants to take Bakayoko with him, per transfer specialist. Get more stories like this on Twitter You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

Chelsea cull tipped to gather pace, £40m man linked with summer switch

Tiemoue Bakayoko looks set for another temporary move away from Chelsea, with journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming that Fiorentina want to sign the midfielder on loan. The France international has proved to be a massive disappointment since joining the Blues from Monaco for around £40 million in 2017. He struggled to make an impact during his first season at Stamford Bridge and has spent the last three years with AC Milan, Monaco and Napoli. Chelsea have been tipped to shake up their squad this summer, with more than ten players potentially heading out of the club. SL View Big things were expected of Bakayoko when he moved to Chelsea, but he failed to deliver the goods during an ill-fated first season in the Premier League. His subsequent loan moves have largely been underwhelming, with non...

PSG open talks with Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo

Paris Saint-Germain have made a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, reports Spanish publication AS. Ronaldo has been at Juventus for three seasons now, signing for €100 million from Real Madrid in 2018. It was hoped that his arrival would be the final piece in the puzzle as the Bianconeri looked to win the Champions League for the first time since 1996. However, this has not worked out, and they have failed to get past the quarter-finals in that time frame. Ronaldo has continued to score goals in Italy Despite this, Ronaldo has continued to produce the goals. In his 133 appearances in Turin, the Portuguese has netted 101 goals, winning the Serie A Golden Boot last season. His goals have helped the club to two league titles and a Coppa Italia. Juventus have just re-appointed former manager Massimil...

Euro giants looking to raid Celtic for 23-yr-old, Leicester in the race as well

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been linked with a move away from Parkhead this summer, and Italian giants Inter Milan have now joined the race to sign him. According to Calciomercato, his performances have caught the attention of the Italian champions, and they may come forward with an offer in the coming weeks. Leicester City are leading the race to sign Edouard, who scored 22 goals for Celtic in all competitions last season. Edouard’s contract expires in 2022, and Celtic are under pressure to sell him this summer rather than lose him for free next year. Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers knows the player well from his time at Celtic, and this could give the Premier League club an edge in the transfer chase. SL View: Leicester would be a better move for Edouard The French under-21 inte...

107-cap international set to leave Chelsea, agent in talks with Euro giants

Olivier Giroud’s representatives are currently in talks with AC Milan regarding a free transfer. AC Milan are ‘confident’ and still working to complete the signing of Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea for €28.5m buy option. 🔴⚫️ #ACMilan AC Milan are also in direct talks with Olivier Giroud agents – he’s considered a ‘potential opportunity’. 🇫🇷 #CFC — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 31, 2021 The 34-year-old is no longer a key player for Chelsea and needs to leave the club to play regularly next season. A move to Serie A could be ideal for Giroud at this stage of his career. The slower pace of Italian football is likely to suit his style of play, and he could prove to be a handy option for Milan. They could definitely use more depth in...

Ex-Fiorentina defender: Victor Osimhen will perform under new boss

Former Fiorentina defender, Vittorio Tosto, is convinced that Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen can power Napoli to glory under newly appointed manager Luciano Spalletti. Spalletti, a former Inter Milan coach, was named the boss of the Parthenopeans, days after Gennaro Gattuso left the role following a disappointing end to the campaign. Gattuso was a key factor behind Osimhen’s decision to quit Lille for the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona last summer, with the club parting with a club-record fee of over €70 million. But injuries and coronavirus-related problems limited the attacker to 30 games across all competitions. The Super Eagles forward managed to find the back of the net ten times and provided three assists as Napoli missed out on Champions League qualification on the final day of the ...