Transfer Talk Barcelona coming in with 55m-plus pound bid for Chelsea's Willian

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TOP STORY: Barca bid £55m for Willian

Chelsea winger Willian is the topic of a 3rd bid from Barcelona, in keeping with Sky Sports, with the La Liga title holders reportedly lodging a £55 million bid for the Brazil worldwide.

The 29-year-old blew cold and hot for the Selecao on the World Cup, however his tempo was evident all through and he additionally confirmed his willingness to decide to defensive duties, working his method again to recuperate the ball when the crew misplaced possession.

The playmaker was additionally arguably among the finest gamers on the sector not named Lionel Messi when Chelsea had been eradicated from the Champions League by Barcelona within the spherical of 16, which was maybe when he first caught the attention of Camp Nou personnel gurus.

Nevertheless, any transfer for Willian should wait till Barca liberate a spot for one more participant with out an EU passport, as La Liga guidelines restrict golf equipment to simply three non-holders and Barcelona have Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho and Yerry Mina taking over these spots.

Corinthians digging in on Pedrinho

Corinthians won’t start negotiations over midfield jewel Pedrinho for something lower than €50m regardless of a current supply of €20m from Ajax, the participant’s agent Will Dantas advised Globeosporte.

Pedrinho is seen as subsequent in line from the membership that despatched Malcom, Marquinhos and Willian to Europe for cut-price charges most lately, however “O Timao,” as they’re known as in Brazil, are enjoying hardball this time round, per Dantas.

“What occurred was [Giuliano] Bertolucci, who has a partnership with us, introduced a suggestion within the space of €20 million from Ajax for Pedrinho. However Corinthians had advised me that they solely start negotiating for a value close to the buyout clause, which is €50 million, so it wasn’t put ahead.”

Dantas stated Italian aspect Udinese, a infamous purchaser of younger Brazilians, have additionally logged a bid for the gifted 20-year-old. 

Benzema hits again at De Laurentiis swipe

Nobody is aware of simply the place Karim Benzema will find yourself earlier than the window closes, however one factor is definite: The Actual Madrid striker didn’t take kindly to feedback from Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis about hyperlinks with a transfer to Napoli.

The Napoli president rubbished reports that they had been all in favour of Benzema and Angel Di Maria amongst others, calling the 2 “previous males,” whereas including reported curiosity in Radamel Falcao was “completely false.”

And Benzema hit again on Instagram, writing, “One other nutter on the checklist! No 9s make him lose it,” ostensibly referring to San Paulo exits by Edinson Cavani, Gonzalo Higuain and Fabio Quagliarella up to now decade.

Moreover, the previous France worldwide might actually make Di Laurentiis remorse his feedback at the very least two instances a 12 months if Calciomercato’s report that the 30-year-old is definitely on the point of a transfer to one among Napoli’s Serie A rivals, AC Milan. Benzema’s representatives have already met with the Rossoneri, with the participant already signing off on a transfer to the San Siro.


– Everton are readying a £22m supply to Barcelona for Lucas Digne, in keeping with the Mirror. The 25-year-old did not discover a common place on the Camp Nou, however the report says new boss Marco Silva “feels Digne could possibly be Leighton Baines’ long-term successor at Goodison Park.”

– With Thibaut Courtois’ future at Chelsea unsure, The Sun is reporting that the Blues are lining up a shock substitute in Joe Hart. There’s clearly no future for Hart at Manchester Metropolis, regardless of his participation within the crew’s U.S. tour, and Chelsea are actually on alert that they might land him on a budget for simply £5m.

– Everton are closing in on a £40 million transfer for Watford star Richarlison, sources have told ESPN FC. The 2 golf equipment are in superior talks over a deal for the Brazilian, who has flown again from Watford’s preseason tour of Austria for talks and a medical.

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