Toffees Toil With Chelsea Over £38m Defender
Ronald Koeman is a man armed with a wedge of cash this summer and it appears as though he will not be afraid to use it.
After being heavily linked with a big money move for Euro 2016 winner William Carvalho, the Toffees are now said to be close to a deal for Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly in a transfer that could be worth around £38m.
The Senegalese stopper was one of, if not the best, centre backs in Serie A last season and he has already been subject of a bid from Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. The Merseysiders are keen to get this across the line as quickly as possible, so as to avoid any interruptions from the Pensioners.
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Moruinho Throws His Hat In The Ring For France Star
Moussa Sissoko has set tongues wagging by producing his biyearly excellent performance in the biggest game of his career and now Newcastle are using their nous and have slapped a tasty £35m price tag on the Frenchman.
That has led to many clubs baulking at such a fee for a player who never seems able, or willing, to reach his full potential. Nevertheless, it seems Jose Mourinho believes he can get more consistency out of the type of player Man United crave.
The 26-year-old’s driving runs and powerful game are something a lethargic and fairly weak Red Devils midfield lacks and if regular performances can be coerced from the former Toulouse man he could be just what is needed at Old Trafford.
Man United to win the Premier League 4.50
Hammers Close On Striker
West Ham have been linked with moves for some big name strikers this summer. The likes of Carlos Bacca, Alexandre Lacazette and even Gonzalo Higuain have been whispered in the same sentence as the Hammers in this transfer window.
However, with Diafra Sakho supposedly on his way out of the club Slaven Bilic is eager to get striking reinforcements in for the new season and he is looking to a Premier League marksman to swell the ranks.
Bafetimbi Gomis is the man in question, which might not be much to get the hearts racing but he could prove an able deputy to Andy Carroll and whichever striker arrives in the coming weeks. He has plenty of top flight experience and a loan deal would result in minimal outlay for the West Ham board.
West Ham to finish in the top four 8.50