Transfer News Today: Chelsea Close To Completing Deal For Brazil Star

Costa II

Chelsea are closer than ever to completing a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa, who will sign for the club as he plays for his country at the Copa America.

The 24-year-old has four caps for Brazil, and is set to increase the South American ranks at Stamford Bridge whilst also joins forces with his namesake Diego at the club.

Do they really need him? Probably not, but relentless recruitment is what has got the Blues to where they are today, and when Jose Mourinho sees a chance to swell his squad his usually takes it.  

Chelsea are 2.38 to win the Premier League again in 2015/16


Mark-ed For An Exit?


Liverpool could be set to cut their losses on young Serbian midfielder Lazar Markovic after just one year at the club, with reports in Portugal suggesting he’s heading back to former club Benfica.

That would be strange. It would, and would be unlikely to happen too, but if the Reds are determined to raise money for other targets then perhaps someone will have to pay the price.

READ: Liverpool to move for Andre-Pierre Gignac?


Little Pea, Big Move?

Real Madrid CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg : News Photo

Having ended his loan spell at Real Madrid without a permanent move to the La Liga giants, Javier Hernandez is now set to join Serie A’s Inter Milan having accepted that he has no future at Manchester United.

He needs to play. He certainly does. Hernandez has spent for too much of his career on the sidelines, and hopefully this is a switch which will reignite a career which has stalled for too long.

READ: Will Tidey on the Falcao to Chelsea rumour


Edin Out Of City


Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko has been told that his days at the Etihad Stadium are numbered, with City ready to accept bids of around £20m for a forward that they’d prefer moved outside of England.

It’s about time. It is. The signing of Wilfried Bony effectively ended Dzeko’s City career last January, and he deserves a fresh start at a club where he’ll get more game-time.

City are 3.75 to win the Premier League next season


Taking A Trip To Spurs


Tottenham are pushing through a move to sign the Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier, who has a £3.5m release clause in his contract.

Better than Kyle Walker? Yes, but aren’t most right-backs? Trippier could prove to be a hit at the Lane and even push for England honours. 

Spurs are 7.00 to finish in the top four next season