Poch Eyes Schurrle Thing For Spurs
Mauricio Pochettino is keen for his team not to slip away from the upper reaches of the Premier League after they came so close to the title last season and to do so he needs quality additions.
At the head of that list is Germany international Andre Schurrle. Still just 25, the ex-Chelsea man was excellent in the second half of the campaign, laying on three goals and scoring nine times since the turn of the year for Wolfsburg.
His ability to play both as a striker, in behind or out wide appeals hugely to the Spurs manager, as it give him a back-up for Harry Kane, as well as the option of playing them together. A fee could hover round the £25m mark and should excite Tottenham supporters.
Tottenham to win the Premier League 8.50
Gunners Game For Inter Stopper
Arsenal are eyeing a move for one of Serie A’s most impressive performers from the past season, with Arsene Wenger keen to get in a reliable replacement for the ageing and creaking Per Mertesacker.
His first choice is Inter defender Jeison Murillo (which wonderfully sounds like Jason Derulo….). The Colombian centre half was part of the third best defence in Italy last term, with only the runaway top two conceding fewer goals.
The 24-year-old is being monitored by man of Europe’s elite but the Gunners believe they can get a deal done for less than £20m if they move quickly.
Arsenal to win the Premier League 7.00
Jose In For Dortmund’s Assists King
With Ilkay Gundogan signing for Man City, there appears to be a real danger of a fire sale at Borussia Dortmund and the next man apparently on his way out is arguably their most influential player.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan formed a crucial part of a front three bettered only by Barcelona last season, racking up 15 Bundesliga assists and scoring 11 goals.
He is set to be hot property and Jose Mourinho is eager to beat his old club to the Armenian’s signing. His absence from any tournament football this summer means negotiations can start quickly but a fee could range from anything.
Man United to win the Premier League 5.50