Welcome to Sportskeeda’s latest transfer news and rumors that we are publishing here on 9Sportpro.com. It has been yet another day of surprises and tension in the world of football. We’ll let you get to the bottom of it in the latest transfer roundup from around the globe.
Chelsea make £88m bid for Higuain and £65m bid for Aubameyang
In one of the biggest stories of the day, Tuttosport (via The Metro) has reported that Chelsea have made a whopping £88m bid for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentinian has been in top form in the last two seasons and hence Chelsea are bound to have their bid rejected. At 29, Higuain doesn’t look like the long term replacement that Antonio Conte’s side need.
Chelsea have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Daily Mirror are reporting that Chelsea are very close to securing the services of the striker for a fee of £65m.
Chelsea have also been linked with Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata after seeing Romelu Lukaku move to Manchester United.
Liverpool to make another offer for Naby Keita; also interested in Andy Robertson
Sky sources report that Liverpool are ready to make a fresh offer in the region £65 million to sign Naby Keita. The Anfield outfit have had one of their earlier bids worth £57m rejected recently by RB Leipzig who are determined to keep the Guinea international.
Sky sources also claim that Liverpool are closing in on Hull’s 23-year-old left-back, Andy Robertson. The deal will reportedly cost Liverpool around £8m. Jurgen Klopp wants to bring in a left-back to provide competition for an ageing James Milner who was playing on the left flank for almost the entirety of last season.
Arsenal in race for Nemanja Matic
According to Calcio Mercato, Arsenal are keen on bringing Nemanja Matic to the Emirates. Chelsea have given Matic permission to miss pre-season preparations and stay back to complete his move away from Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid ready to offer Varane to United in a swap deal for David De Gea
Spanish media outlet Don Balon has reported that Real Madrid are willing to offer Raphael Varane to Manchester United in a swap deal to sign David De Gea. Jose Mourinho had previously gone on record to state that De Gea is not for sale.
Barcelona willing to sell Rakitic to fund Verratti move
Don Balon claims that Barcelona are ready to offer Ivan Rakitic to AC Milan in order to fund the transfer of Marco Verratti. PSG have time and again told the Catalan giants that Verratti is not for sale. However, the Nou Camp outfit are not willing to back down and want the Italian midfielder who will cost them around £100m.
Barcelona announce the signing of Semedo from Benfica
Inter Milan want Anthony Martial + cash for Ivan Perisic
Manchester United have pursued Croatian winger Ivan Perisic for quite a while, but Inter Milan have added a fresh new twist to the transfer saga by seeking out Anthony Martial as part of the deal according to reports emanating from Sky Sports.
While United have already agreed personal terms with the Croat, Internazionale are under no pressure to sell and have asked for Martial + an undisclosed amount of cash in order to let go of Perisic.
AC Milan keen on signing Renato Sanchez
Football Italia has reported that AC Milan have offered to take Renato Sanchez on loan with the option of a permanent switch for a sum of £47m. The 19-year-old had a dud of a first season, neither scoring nor assisting in 25 appearances for Bayern Munich.
Lazio agree fee for Lucas Leiva
Football Italia has also reported that Lazio have agreed a fee of close to £5m to sign Liverpool’s current longest serving midfielder Lucas Leiva. Lazio want a replacement for the departing Lucas Biglia who is set to have his medical at AC Milan today.