Here’s your daily round-up of transfer gossip from World Soccer.
Barcelona eyeing up Chelsea’s Jorginho in potential swap deal
According to the Daily Star, Barcelona are willing to offer up Miralem Pjanic in a swap deal with Chelsea for Jorginho. Pjanic only signed for the Catalan club last summer, with Barca spending £52 million to acquire his services, while offloading Arthur to Juventus in the opposite direction for £62 million. Despite a disappointing season for the Bosnian, Spanish outlet Sport say Chelsea are monitoring his situation and have enquired about his availability this summer.
The Special One’s Roman Empire begins
Jose Mourinho has wasted no time since taking charge of Roma after giving the club clear instructions to sign Brighton defender Ben White. The Sun have reported that Manchester United and Arsenal are also interested in the 23-year-old, who has been priced at £45 million by the Seagulls.
Giroud set to leave the Bridge
According to Caliomercato, Inter Milan and Lazio are targeting Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. The 34-year-old World Cup winner has rarely featured for The Blues since Thomas Tuchel took over the reigns at Stamford Bridge and the Sun report that he is reluctant to sign a new deal.
Article by Toby Dunn