Chelsea is ready to continue their spending spree of the past year by making Dusan Vlahovic, a striker for Juventus who is valued at £70 million, their top transfer target this summer. Aside from that, Barcelona has decided that Ruben Neves is the best person to replace Sergio Busquets. Crystal Palace is hoping to sign Jefferson Lerma, and Tottenham Hotspur is still looking for Feyenoord manager Arne Slot.
VLAHOVIC IS NOW CHELSEA’S TOP GOAL.
Dusan Vlahovic, a striker for Juventus, is Chelsea’s top transfer target for the summer. The Blues want to add more energy to their team, so they want to sign Vlahovic. The club has told the new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, that they will sign a center-forward, and Vlahovic seems to be available. After only 18 months at Juventus, the 23-year-old is set to leave this summer.
ESPN says, “Because Vlahovic is unhappy at Juve, Chelsea sees a chance to get a player they wanted when he was at Fiorentina. Juve would also consider a transfer for the Serbian international.”
“Mauricio Pochettino, who will be the next boss of Chelsea, has been told that a top No. 9 will be signed this summer. Vlahovic wants to move to Chelsea, but Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also interested in him.He has scored 23 goals in 62 games for the Bianconeri in all competitions, but he hasn’t been able to settle because boss Massimiliano Allegri plays defense and the club isn’t sure if it will qualify for the Champions League next season.
BARCA’S BUSQUETS REPLACEMENT
Reports say that Barcelona has already agreed to buy Ruben Neves from Wolves. The Catalan club is looking for a replacement for Sergio Busquets, and people who know the club well are sure that a deal for Neves will be made. Ansu Fati, a highly rated forward, is expected to go in the opposite direction.
Sport, a Spanish news source, says that Neves has already signed a four-year deal with the Blaugrana while he waits to see how the operation goes.Barca won’t pay a single euro for Ruben Neves. Instead, the two teams will trade players. Mendes had planned the operation so that Ansu Fati would act as a balance.If Ansu doesn’t give his permission, Mendes wants to use other players instead. Wolverhampton is interested in Abde, who will leave Barcelona when his loan at Osasuna is over. Sergino Dest could also be a possibility. “In any case, people close to Ruben Neves and Barca are very sure that this will happen.”
FROM SOUTH COAST TO SOUTH LONDON
Crystal Palace is looking to make a move for Jefferson Lerma in the summer. Lerma’s contract with Bournemouth will end at the end of the season, so he will be free to sign with a new team. The Cherries want to keep the 28-year-old player on the south coast, so they are trying to make a deal with him. However, nothing has been agreed upon yet. Lerma will be a “priority” for Palace if the club only has a small amount of money to spend on transfers this summer.
The Sun says, “Palace may make their move official soon, once they know how much money they have for next season. If they want deals instead of purchases, Lerma will be a priority.”Gary O’Neil, the boss of [Bournemouth], has said that he wants the Colombian player to stay at Dean Court.
The Eagles are also planning to offer new contracts to free agents James Tomkins, Nathaniel Clyne, and Joel Ward.
It is unlikely that Spurs will get Feyenoord. DUO
Tottenham Hotspur wanted to hire Feyenoord’s head coach Arne Slot and general manager Dennis te Kloese. The Dutch winners are said to have turned down an offer for te Kloese. Spurs were eager to hire Te Kloese as their new sports director after Fabio Paratici left the team. But the north London club is becoming more sure that it will win Slot.
The Mirror says, “The London club was willing to offer compensation for the 48-year-old man who helped the Rotterdam club win the Eredivisie for the first time in six years.” But Feyenoord turned them down when Te Kloese told them he wouldn’t try to get him to leave.Tottenham has a much better chance of getting Slot. The 44-year-old has told his agent, Rafaela Pimenta, that he wants to play in the Premier League. Despite Spurs’ denials, there have been meetings, and Slot’s contract has a £6 million release clause that can be used next year. It will cost Spurs around £10 million to get him away from Feyenoord this summer.