Juventus and Liverpool have been put on alert after reports emerged that Chelsea were willing to offload Brazilian playmaker Oscar. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is looking to acquire Enner Valencia and is open to an offer for Oscar, whom the club bought from Internacional in 2012.
Liverpool have been linked with a move, but another potential destination touted is Juventus, with fans salivating with thoughts of an Oscar-Tevez-Morata trio. Continue reading “Oscar Chelsea transfer latest- Blues ready to sell Brazilian to Liverpool/Juventus”
Arsenal fans have been told to prepare themselves for another summer of uncertainty after chief executive Ivan Gazidis has warned that Robin Van Persie’s contract issues are far from over. The Daily Mirror report that Arsene Wenger wanted to tie up the Dutch international’s contract before the European Championships but after weeks of negotiations Gazidis has claimed a solution is ‘weeks away’.
This comes just a day after the 30-year-old was quoted in The Sun praising Serie A side, Juventus. It is thought that the Italian champions are favourites to sign Van Persie and this latest development is sure to alert them. Reports last week suggested Manchester City were keen to make the PFA player of the year their fifth Arsenal signing in 3 years.
Jose Boswinga is set to make a quick return to football after being released by Chelsea just last week. The Daily Mail are reporting that the defender is to be offered a three year deal in the region of £100,000 per week by Serie A league winners Juventus, with local rivals Torino also keen on the defender.
The Portuguese international featured heavily in the last few months for Chelsea, including collecting a medal for his role in the Champions League final. The 29-year-old played 118 games in his four years at the club, scoring 6 times. Famous for his attacking style of play questions have been raised about his role as a defender. Juventus are looking to strengthen their side that went 38 games unbeaten last season.
According to Goal.com and various other media sources, Liverpool are now leading the race to sign Juventus outcast Milos Krasic. Only few days back Krasic’s agent Dejan Joksimovic was quoted saying (in an interview by TuttoMercatoWeb) “Yes, he wants to leave Juventus. I don’t understand why Antonio Conte didn’t try to get him back to the regular squad. Tottenham or Liverpool? There is not one particular negotiation at the time; several clubs are keen on Milos, believe me. A new experience in Serie A? I don’t think so. He’s done with Italy, and ready to leave. A comeback to Russia? Why not? Any interesting league and project could be fit“.
It is believed that Liverpool want the Serbian winger on loan, but both Juventus and Krasic are interested in a permanent deal only. The Italian club is said to value him at 15 million euros. Other English clubs, including Tottenham and newly promoted Reading have also been linked with a move for him. While it is highly unlikely that Krasic will favour a move to Reading, Tottenham have been linked with him even in the winter transfer window. Few days back, According to Cadena Ser reported that, Villarreal and FC Seville are also interested in the Juventus winger.
According to Mediaset Italian champions Juventus have submitted a bid for Napoli’s in demand striker Edinson Cavani. The bid is said to worth around €50 million, with Juventus offering €30 million cash plus €18 million rated striker Alessandro Matri. It has also been reported that Napoli have rejected the bid as they have no interest in a player plus cash deal.
Cavani, who has already been targetted by Chelsea and Manchester City, has had a terrific season with the Naples based club. The Uruguayan international has managed to amass 33 goals this season. Cavani though, has squashed all rumours linking him with an exit from Napoli. In a recent interview to Corriere dello Sport, he said “The Coppa Italia is simply the start for Napoli so that we can do even better next year. I read the stories about me and the transfer market, but I know how the media game goes. It’s part of the sport and of my job, but I don’t listen to the rumours, nor do they annoy me.”. But Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has made it clear that if a good offer comes in, everyone is salable.
Liverpool outcast Alberto Aquilani could finally end his nightmare spell at the club, though his price tag is putting off AC Milan.
The 27-year-old midfielder has been shipped out to Serie A on loan for the past two seasons, playing at Juventus and AC Milan with the latter preparing to bid for the player although reports on the Italian TV station Mediasat suggest that the £7million valuation is too high.
Aquilani played for AC Milan 23 times this season though had he played two more games AC Milan would have had to buy the player automatically.
Despite constant speculation linking them with a move for Robin Van Persie, it seems that Juventus feel that the Dutch striker may have already partially agreed a new deal with Arsenal. Their attention, according to the Daily Mail, has turned towards Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko. The big striker has found his appearances at Eastland’s limited this season, mostly making late shows from the sub’s bench.
If Juventus were too come in with a bid, their status of unbeaten champions of Italy may provide some cause for Dzeko to consider his future, especially if they could offer him a starting place every week. However, Juventus are expected to be involved in a lot of activity in this summer’s transfer market, to strengthen their squad for next season’s Champion’s League campaign, and so it remains to be seen if a bid will materialise in the coming weeks.