It’s been a sorry time to be a Milan fan. Having seen their team fail to qualify for the Champions League after which get banned from the Europa League for breaching FFP rules, the venerable old membership’s followers need a few accurate news. The type of new switch speaks that location them at the front of the queue to sign one of the first-rate defenders inside the global.
Yes, it says here that Dejan Lovren may be on his manner out of Anfield to San Siro after his agent held talks with the Serie A membership over a £25m circulate. Just £25m! What fee! OK, so yes, he’s 29 and played most straightforward thirteen times in the league for Liverpool last season due to a listing of illnesses that The Mill’s granddad might blush about, but they’ll get an assured protecting vibes guy; a believer who will stridently forget about his very own failings – and Milan’s. If he ever performs. Just £25m! Take that FFP!
Manchester United need a new collection of racy younger midfielders who will run around a piece for the cause instead of sulking like grounded teenagers. First on the listing is Rumour Mill favourite, Bruno Fernandes. They’ve reportedly submitted a £31m provide for the midfield dynamo but had been informed using Sporting to get serious and come lower back with substantially extra cash. United beancounters have also set apart £25m for Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff. It’s the kind of money that might assist fund Mike Ashley’s primary interest in purchasing up failing retail chains at the British high avenue. So watch this space. Oh, and as regards to brooding midfielders, Paul Pogba has been education by myself in New York while his teammates record back for training. Make of that what you will.
A year after almost signing for Liverpool, Nabil Fekir remains very much keen to play for a Premier League crew who play in pink – and he may additionally get his wish if Arsenal turns their attention away from Wilfried Zaha for a second, and throw in a £30m bid for the unsettled Lyon playmaker. Reports in France advise Fekir is being touted around like cheap meat in a dodgy pub. It’s a cut-fee deal for positive, as Liverpool have been primed to sign him for £50m final season before scientific issues prompted the switch to collapse.
Crystal Palace has targeted jinking Carl Jenkinson as an alternative for Aaron Wan Bissaka at right-back. Jenkinson, who has been loaned out for the best a part of a decade, continues to be an Arsenal player. He will fee Palace simply £5m, and the Gunners will probably be delighted to have the possibility to negotiate with Palace that allows you to hold badgering them about decreasing their asking rate for Wilfried Zaha to something slightly less ludicrous than £100m.
It seems that Barcelona can be up to a few fun and games to get their mitts on Antoine Griezmann for a little less than the £107m Atlético Madrid need for the 28-12 months-vintage striker. You see, reviews in Italy recommend the membership are inclined to pay £100m for the 21-year-vintage Inter and Argentina striker Lautaro Martínez, also known as “The Bull”. The Mill can scent a piece of that here. Expect Griezmann, not Martínez, to wind up on the Camp Nou.
And in red-hot managerial news, Derby is set to keep talks with Phillip Cocu over replacing Chelsea-certain Frank Lampard as manager similarly. Cocu has been kicking his heels given that October, while he was sacked by way of Fenerbahce.