Football Transfers: Manchester City, Chelsea and United making waves
Chelsea are looking for a replacement for Cesc Fabregas but are going to lose out on Loftus-Cheek. Bayern Munich are trying to shoo away Manchester United from buying their star defender while the blue half of Manchester are splashing the cash, in the transfer market, to strengthen their chances of defending their title. Here are the top transfer rumors from across Europe.
Bayern slap £50 million price tag on Boateng
Manchester United have been warned by Bayern Munich that Jerome Boateng would cost around £50 million. Mourinho is on the hunt for a centre-back. He has been in talks with Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld but since he is said to cost in the range of £70 million, Jose is looking at Boateng as a cheaper alternative.
Chelsea join Pjanic race
Premier League outfit Chelsea are ready to rival Barcelona and Real Madrid for Juve's mid-field ace Miralem Pjanic, according to reports in Italy. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is being touted as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas. However, Juventus do not want to sell their prized asset and have placed a hefty price tag on him.
Nainggolan to join Inter
Roma's Radja Nainggolan is close to joining Inter Milan in a cash plus player(s) exchange, as per reports in Sky Sports Italia. Roma would gain €24 million, youth team player Nicolo Zaniolo and full-back Davide Santon from this deal. Roma are also looking to snap up Paris Saint-Germain's Javier Pastore for around €24 million as Nainggolan's replacement.
City close in on £50 mn Jorginho move
Manchester City are closing in on a deal to sign Napoli mid-fielder Jorginho. The 26-year-old Italian international could cost in the range of £50 million. Manchester City are also in talks with Leicester City regarding a move for Riyad Mahrez, but Goal.com reports it's unlikely to happen due to a difference in opinion regarding his value.
Loftus-Cheek to quit Chelsea
England intern Ruben Loftus-Cheek is all poised to part ways with Chelsea, according to reports in the Daily Star. The mid-field ace has grown frustrated by the lack of opportunities at Chelsea. The youngster spent, last season, on loan at Crystal Palace and was one of the best performers in the Premier League which earned him a call for the World Cup.