If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Sign ‘Em
Liverpool’s search for a defensive midfielder has reportedly led them to Stoke City’s Steven N’Zonzi, who scored in the Potters’ 6-1 hammering of the Reds on the final day of the Premier League season.
The Frenchman has put contract talks on hold amid apparent interest from Arsenal and Tottenham as well as the Reds, who are looking to revamp their midfield following the departure of Steven Gerrard.
Is he good enough? If you look at him more as a replacement for Lucas Leiva, who could also leave, then yes he might be, although this move will hardly get fans’ pulses racing.
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Manchester City misfit Stevan Jovetic is set to end his disappointing spell in England and move back to Serie A, where Inter Milan are reportedly keen on signing the Montenegrin.
Time to say goodbye? It is. Injury issues mean that Jovetic has never hit the heights at City, and a move looks best for all parties.
City are 3.75 to win the Premier League in 2015/16
Gerard Back On Merseyside
Everton are set to sign their former loan star Gerard Deulofeu for a bargain £3m, two years after he joined the Blues on loan from Barcelona.
Seems a good deal. It does, with the Spanish youngster was nowhere near the first-team picture at Barca, who have installed a buy-back option in his contract.
Everton are 17.00 to finish in the top four in 2015/16
The Daily Cech Update
Goalkeeper Petr Cech is still hoping that Arsenal firm up their bid for him as he wants to stay in London, but Chelsea would prefer to send him to Paris Saint-Germain, who remain keen.
Good choice to have. It is. All the signs point to the Czech eventually moving to Arsenal though, it would just be good if they got with it…
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Spaniard To Sign For Saints?
Southampton have agreed a fee with Malaga for the 22-year-old Spanish international forward Juanmi, who is reportedly weighing up his other options before deciding on a move to the Saints.
Leaving them hanging then? It seems so, although after a good season in La Liga and his first international caps, he’d be a good addition for Ronald Koeman.
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