Chelsea want to sign Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, according to online speculation.
Good move? With Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas established as Mourinho’s first choice midfield, Busquets would only provide back-up in the short term. And with Barca expected to progress to the latter stages of the Champions League, is Busquets prepared to give that up for a move to Chelsea, where he’d be cup tied? Unlikely.
Tottenham and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing Swansea’s Wilfried Bony, with the news that Manchester City are readying a £20m bid.
Good move? Yes. Bony’s reputation is growing all the time and the Ivorian has proved he is a regular goalscorer in the Premier League. With injuries to Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, Bony would go straight into the City team.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been told they’ll need to cough up £11.5million if they want to sign AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy.
Good move? El Shaarawy is certainly not the prolific striker Liverpool fans will want to see arriving at Anfield. There is a reason that Milan are listening to offers for the 22-year-old.
Having failed to land Bony, Tottenham will turn their attention to Burnley striker Danny Ings, who would cost the Londoners in the region of £7million.
Good move? Ings is out of contract at the end of the season and Burnley will not want to let him leave for free in the summer, whether they stay up or not. Spurs scout Ian Broomfield was at Turf Moor last week to watch Ings against Liverpool and, given his age and scoring record, would represent decent value at £7million.
Chelsea are close to confirming the signing of Croatia forward Andrej Kramaric for £7million.
Good move? Leicester had trumped Chelsea with an offer of £7.8million but the player wanted to join Chelsea, where he will be an eventual replacement for Didier Drogba, whose contract ends in the summer. Until then, it’s Vitesse Arnhem on loan for Kramaric.
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