Sergej Milinkovic-Savic headlines our Rumour Mill as Chelsea chase Lazio midfielder

David Cooper 16/07/2018
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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a target of Chelsea.

The summer transfer window is open and across the globe there is a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

There is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC

Chelsea are looking to follow up the signing of Napoli star Jorginho with the capture of the Lazio ace, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Blues, under new boss Maurizio Sarri, are set for a busy few weeks in the transfer market ahead of the new Premier League campaign and want to bring Serbia World Cup‘s midfielder to Stamford Bridge.

Milinkovic-Savic, 23, who in the past has been linked with both Manchester United and Real Madrid, is reportedly looking for a big summer switch and pay boost.

However, the dynamic midfield man is not available on the cheap as Lazio have set his price tag at around £88 million (Dh427m).

Heading to the Premier League? Milinkovic-Savic.

YANNICK BOLASIE

The Everton winger has reportedly agreed terms to move on loan to Fenerbahce, Turkish daily sports newspaper Fanatik reports.

Bolasie, 29, has endured an injury-hit stint with the Toffees since his £25 million (Dh121m) switch from Crystal Palace in August 2016.

Everton boss Marco Silva is thought to have given the winger the green light to leave Goodison Park on a temporary basis to play regular football next season.

That does not necessarily mean that the DR Congo international’s career with the Merseysiders is over but it looks unlikely that he features in the club’s long-term plans.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Yannick Bolasie of Everton and Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United battle for possession during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

On the move? Yannick Bolasie.

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Mario Mandzukic headlines our Rumour Mill as German giants move to sign Juventus star

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Mario Mandzukic scored in the World Cup final against France.

The summer transfer window is open and across the globe there is a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

There is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

MARIO MANDZUKIC

Borussia Dortmund have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign the Juventus forward, according to Bild.

After helping Croatia to the World Cup final, the 32-year-old is set for a summer of change and could switch to the Bundesliga side.

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s arrival in Turin has meant that the Old Lady are happy for Mandzukic to leave the club this summer, despite the fact he has a contract until 2020.

The veteran striker, who scored two goals in the tournament in Russia, has in the past been linked with the Red Devils but has yet to go on the record over his future.

Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (R) vies with France's defender Raphael Varane during the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Croatia star Mario Mandzukic was on the scoresheet at both ends in the World Cup final.

WILMAR BARRIOS

Everton are hopeful they can fend off competition from Chelsea and Tottenham to clinch the signing of the Colombia international this week, Bueno Aires-based TV channel TyC Sports reports.

The Toffees have emerged as the favourites to secure the Boca Juniors midfielder’s signature following his strong World Cup showing with the South American giants.

New Blues boss Marco Silva has yet to make a new acquisition this summer but could see Barrios as a replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin, who has been tipped to leave Goodison Park.

The Premier League side will have to splash out at least £16m (Dh77m) to land Barrios, which is his release clause fee with the Argentine giants.

TOPSHOT - Colombia's midfielder Wilmar Barrios (L) vies with England's forward Harry Kane during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. (Photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Combative midfielder Barrios in action against England’s Harry Kane during the World Cup.

JASPER CILLESSEN

Liverpool are tracking Barcelona‘s second-choice goalkeeper, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The Reds are on the hunt for a new shot-stopper to vie for the No.1 jersey, given Loris Karius’ error-strewn displays.

Simon Mignolet is also set to depart the club soon, meaning it is an area of the pitch in which Jurgen Klopp needs to replenish with significant reinforcements.

Dutch international Cillessen, who is back-up to Marc-Andre ter Stegen, is thought to be happy in Catalonia but the opportunity to play for the Merseysiders could prove to be difficult to turn down.

On the move? Jasper Cillessen could get regular first-team football at Anfield.

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Richie Porte out of Tour de France after crash on stage nine

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Australian Richie Porte was forced to abandon the Tour de France just seven kilometres in to Sunday’s stage nine after falling in a crash.

Porte, seen as one of the men most likely to challenge Chris Froome for overall victory, was caught in an incident involving several riders and stayed down on the ground holding his collarbone.

The general classification contenders knew Sunday’s 156.5km stage from Arras to Roubaix was one full of dangers given the 22km of cobbles involved, but Porte’s crash happened more than 35km before the first sector.

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