Football: Movers and shakers of the transfer market
Chelsea are in desperate need of a goal-keeper. Manchester United are willing to spend big to bring in reinforcements to challenge City for the Premier League title next season. Frank Lampard is looking to reunite with a old friend while Laurent Blanc could return to management. Here are the top transfer rumors from Europe.
Chelsea are looking for a quality goal-keeper to replace Thibaut Courtois and Stoke City custodian Jack Butland is on the radar of the Blues. Further, Roma's Alisson is also a target but since the Brazil international is not going to come cheap, Chelsea are eyeing Butland as a cut-price alternative. Stoke are reportedly demanding £30 mn for Butland.
Frank Lampard was appointed Derby manager a few days ago. Now, he is all set to make his first signing and former Chelsea captain John Terry is his primary target. Terry is ready to take a massive pay cut and spend a season under the tutelage of his good friend and former Chelsea team-mate Lampard.
According to Daily Mail, Shakhtar mid-fielder Fred is inching closer to a £43 million move to Manchester United. Fred will undergo a medical soon to complete the final stages of his transfer. Manchester United beat competition from rivals City to sign the Brazilian. Fred will be seen in action at the World Cup soon.
As per reports, Laurent Blanc is the firm favorite to become the next Chelsea boss. The Blues are sceptical to pay Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri's release fee. This has made the former Paris Saint-Germain manager the front runner for the job.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Benfica forward Anderson Talisca. The young forward has had a impressive loan spell in Turkey with Besiktas. Klopp believes the youngster is a red hot prospect and could bloom into one of the best forwards in the world. Liverpool are confident of getting the deal done.
After falling short in last season's title race, Manchester United are all set to bring in more reinforcements this summer. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale is their number one target. However, Madrid might be reluctant to sell their star. Bale could force a move away from the Spanish capital especially since he is frustrated because of lack of game time.