Chelsea to lose out on Alvaro Morata to AC Milan and Barca to offer €65m plus Ivan Rakitic for Marco Verratti

In today's round-up of all the latest transfer gossip, Milan have tabled a €70m bid for Morata while Barcelona go big for Verratti

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
17th July 2017

article:17th July 2017

With the transfer window in full swing the rumour mill has gone into overdrive.

We dissect all of the top gossip doing the rounds across media channels in Europe to discover the fact from the fiction.


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ALVARO MORATA

AC Milan will continue their dominance of the transfer market by completing a deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

La Gazzetta dello Sport has the story with reports they have tabled a €70million bid and will offer the Spain international €10million per year in wages.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

This would be a huge signing for Milan. With the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia, Franck Kessie and Hakan Calhanoglu already moving to the San Siro, Vincenzo Montella has quite the squad on his hands.

Chelsea and of course Manchester United appeared to be in the box seat to sign the 24-year-old but it now seems Milan are the frontrunners.

Having enjoyed a fruitful loan spell with Juventus, it’s a move which will no doubt appeal to Morata so it’s a case of whether Madrid budge on their price tag.

MARCO VERRATTI

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde’s No1 transfer target this summer and according to Calciomercato the La Liga giants are readying an offer for the Italian.

Barca are willing to table a bid of €65million plus Ivan Rakitic in order to force PSG’s hands.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

Unai Emery has worked with Rakitic at Sevilla so having the Croatian included in the deal would soften the blow of losing one of Europe’s premier midfield talents.

PSG have been steadfast in their desire to keep onto Verratti but with Barca calling there’s only way these transfers tend to go and that’s in favour of the buying club.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian midfielder Marco Verratti

SERGIO AGUERO

Chelsea have been linked with a sensational swoop for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

According to AS journalist Manu Sainz, City boss Pep Guardiola has given his blessing but the two clubs are yet to thrash out a deal.

RATING: 3/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

Possibly one of the most outlandish rumours of the transfer window so far, and that’s saying something, it’s incomprehensible Guardiola would allow Aguero leave to a direct Premier League rival.

Chelsea are of course in the market for a striker with Diego Costa Atletico Madrid bound, so it’s no surprise they are linked with just about every top forward in Europe but with City yet to sign a striker in this window it’s difficult to see the Argentine leaving the Eithad Stadium.


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