Jorginho headlines our Rumour Mill as Chelsea battle with Man City for Napoli star

David Cooper - Writer 11:14 07/07/2018
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Chelsea-bound? Jorginho.

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.

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Chelsea will apparently try and hijack Manchester City‘s pursuit of the Napoli midfielder, according to TV channel Sportitalia.

The Sky Blues looked to be in pole position to land the 26-year-old Italian, but the Stamford Bridge club have emerged as strong candidates for his signature.

Reportedly, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to sanction a huge bid in the region of £53 million (Dh258m).

While a switch to Premier League holders City is very attractive, Jorginho may feel he is guaranteed more regular first-team football in west London.

Highly-rated: Jorginho.


Liverpool‘s quest to sign the Stoke talent has hit a snag, according to The Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp’s men want to clinch a £13m (Dh63.4m) deal for the Swiss World Cup star, however, the Potters want a Liverpool player on loan as part of any such deal.

It does though remain uncertain which Kop player could fit that criteria and is also deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield.

Shaqiri, though, is looking for a swift exit from Stoke and is all but ready to sign for the Merseysiders given he is unwilling to play Championship football next term.

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his winner against Serbia.

Xherdan Shaqiri made an impact for Switzerland at the World Cup in Russia.


Manchester City are showing interest in the France World Cup and Stuttgart defender, according to Munich-based newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Pavard, who can operate across the backline, has made the Les Bleus right-back berth his own during a glittering tournament in Russia – helping his team through to the semi-final stage.

That has not escaped the attention of City, who could bid for the 22-year-old’s signature this summer.

Reports suggest Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also in the mix to land the talent.

France's defender Benjamin Pavard kicks the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Uruguay and France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

France defender Benjamin Pavard could earn a big move this summer.

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