Here’s your daily round-up of the latest transfer gossip from World Soccer.
CHELSEA TO BREAK THE BANK AGAIN
Chelsea splurged over £250 million last summer, but according to The Athletic they’ve got even more spending in mind. Roman Abramovic is prepared to take the lead in the race for Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland by making an offer for him this summer. The Norwegian is wanted by virtually every club in Europe, and the Blues billionaire owner believes he can seal a deal by blowing the competition out of the water with a huge offer.
ERIKSEN BARRED FROM TOTTENHAM RETURN
Christian Eriksen is widely expected to leave Inter this month, with a loan to the Premier League a strong possibility. According to Calciomercato.com, the Italian side are willing to pay Eriksen’s wages at any top flight English side, except one. Having paid Tottenham €27 million for the Dane just 12 months ago, the Nerrazzuri aren’t willing to lose another penny to Spurs over the struggling midfielder. If Jose Mourinho wants to sign him, he’ll have to convince Daniel Levy to get his chequebook out.
COSTA TO THE PREM?
Douglas Costa’s loan move at Bayern Munich is set to be brought to an end by Juventus, after the Brazilian failed to make an impact in his second spell with the Germans, with Jamal Musiala ahead of him in the pecking order. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, that’s caught the attention of a host of Premier League teams, with Manchester United and Wolves leading the chase.
ALABA IN, MARCELO OUT
Spanish outlet Marca have claimed that David Alaba has finally chosen his next club, with Real Madrid seeing off competition from Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Chelsea to sign the Bayern Munich defender when his contract expires at the end of the season. The Austrian’s arrival could signal the departure of long-serving left-back Marcelo, who has been linked with a €6m move to Monaco.
PREMIER LEAGUE STRIKER SEARCH
West Ham are continuing to look for a new striker, following Sebastian Haller’s move to Ajax. The Hammers are believed to have offered Sevilla €30m for Youssef En-Nesyri, who has scored eight La Liga goals this season. The Spanish side rejected the offer, having paid €20m for the Moroccan last year.
The Hammers aren’t the only Premier League team in the market for a new striker. Everton are in discussions with Bayern Munich over exciting young striker Joshua Zirkzee, with a loan until the end of the season on the cards. The deal would include an obligation to pay €10m at the end of the season.