Chelsea refuse to surrender on their chase for a World Cup-winning midfielder, whereas Arsenal have drawn up a shock contingency plan as their pursuit for Brighton star Moises Caicedo loses steam.
Elsewhere, a Manchester Metropolis star’s alleged coaching floor bust-up is ready to push him out the exit door to a European heavyweight whereas an Aussie’s Premier League change attracts nearer.
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BLUES MAKE RECORD-BREAKING BID FOR BENFICA STAR
Similar to a foul scent that received’t go away, Chelsea are again in for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Regardless of being rebuffed by the Portuguese facet for the Argentinian star earlier within the January window, Chelsea has lodged a staggering $AUD$184m bid for the 22-year-old, per The Athletic.
Fernandez, who was named as one of the best younger participant on the World Cup en path to successful the trophy, hasn’t even performed a full season of soccer outdoors of South America simply but.
Nevertheless, the powerbrokers at Stamford Bridge are seemingly satisfied Fernandez is the marquee signing they should take the membership again to the summit of the Premier League.
Fernandez solely moved to Benfica final summer season for a measly $15m.
Ought to the Argentine be a part of Chelsea, he would turn into the Blues’ eighth signing of the January window and take their spending spree to a staggering $601m.
ARSENAL EYE SHOCK SWOOP FOR CHELSEA STALWART
With Brighton enjoying a straight bat to each one among Arsenal’s advances for Seagulls midfielder Moises Caicedo, it’s compelled the Gunners to show to different targets.
According to the Daily Mail, it seems Arsenal aren’t trying outdoors of London for another possibility because the membership has reportedly made an strategy to Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.
A brand new central midfielder is a excessive precedence for Mikel Arteta amid Arsenal’s unlikely title push and Jorginho, who has simply six months remaining on his Chelsea contract, could possibly be an affordable and fast various to Caicedo.
Given his expiring deal, Chelsea could possibly be tempted to money in on the Italian star now somewhat than lose him for nothing in the summertime.
Moreover, ought to Enzo Fernandez take part what can be a record-breaking payment for English soccer, it could push Jorginho even additional down the Blues’ midfield pecking order.
CITY STAR’S TRAINING GROUND BUST-UP SEALS SURPRISE MOVE AWAY
Manchester Metropolis defender Joao Cancelo was named within the 2021/22 PFA Premier League crew of the season at left again, regardless of it not even being his favoured place.
Now, the Portuguese star is on his method out of the Etihad — albeit quickly — as The Times reports Cancelo is headed to European large Bayern Munich on mortgage after a scarcity of latest recreation time with Metropolis.
The German membership can even have an choice to signal Cancelo on a everlasting foundation in the summertime for $107m.
Cancelo has been stored out of the beginning crew by Kyle Walker and teenage star Rico Lewis, who has shot to prominence within the video games after the World Cup break.
Being stored out of the facet has additionally seen relations between Cancelo and Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola reportedly break down, with the Daily Mail claiming the 2 had a coaching floor bust-up.
The incident occurred on account of Cancelo studying he wouldn’t be named within the beginning crew for Metropolis’s FA Cup conflict towards Arsenal final Saturday.
Regardless of sanctioning Cancelo’s momentary departure to Bayern, stories declare Metropolis won’t look to right away exchange him with hours remaining within the January window.
SOCCEROO SOUTTAR’S PL DREAM EDGES CLOSER
Harry Souttar is more and more prone to turn into the subsequent Australian to play within the Premier League as Leicester Metropolis stepped up their curiosity within the towering defender.
The Telegraph reports the Foxes have tabled a $26m bid for the Stoke Metropolis centre again, with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers determined so as to add Souttar to his ranks.
The report claims Stoke at the moment are contemplating the bid after the Potters thought Leicester’s curiosity in Souttar had drifted off, with Stoke supervisor Alex Neil claiming as lately as Monday that he anticipated the Aussie to stay round.
Souttar would turn into Leicester’s third arrival within the January window, with Victor Kristiansen and Tete already by way of the doorways on the King Energy Stadium.