Chelsea offered PSG defender, Liverpool’s secret plan to raise funds for transfers and more news
Chelsea offered PSG defender, Liverpool’s secret plan to raise funds for transfers and more news from the English Premier League.
The Paris Saint-Germain skipper is set to leave Parc des Princes this summer after spending eight trophy-laden years with the French side.
The 35-year-old Brazilian center half, who has been with the French side for the last eight years, is set to leave the Parisiens after the conclusion of their Champions League campaign. PSG have qualified for the competition’s final by beating RB Leipzig in a one-sided semi-final on Tuesday.AC Milan and Fiorentina have also been chasing the veteran defender but Thiago has made it clear he wants to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing in the Premier League, even at the cost of taking a considerable pay cut.
Frank Lampard’s side are in the market for new defenders after the Blues shipped in 54 goals in the recently concluded Premier League campaign. Their porous defense saw the Stamford Bridge outfit concede more goals than any other top 10 club.After signing Greece international Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos this summer, the Reds are currently linked with Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr.
Liverpool won’t allow Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson to leave the club on loan this summer as the Premier League champions are hoping to cash-in on the in-demand duo for £40m.
The Merseyside outfit, who have brought in left-back Kostas Tsimikas already this summer, are having a quiet transfer window when compared with their title rivals Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side have already spent more than £70m to bring in winger Ferran Torres and centre-half Nathan Ake.
And while the Citizens are now reportedly eyeing a move for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, the team that piped them to the Premier League title last season let Timo Werner join Chelsea citing the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But as Mirror Football now reports, there could be more incomings at Melwood should the Reds succeed in finding new clubs for Grujic and Wilson. Both the midfielders spent last season on loan at Hertha Berlin and Bournemouth, respectively, and are currently training with the rest of Liverpool squad in Austria.The 24-year-old set the Premier League alight with his performances last season as his 4 goals and 9 assists helped Wolves finish the campaign in Europa League places.
Wolves are willing to listen to offers for £70m rated winger Adama Traore in the ongoing summer transfer window, according to Daily Mail.
The report adds that Wolves, who are not under any financial pressure to get the 24-year-old off their wage bill, are yet to reject the idea linking him with a departure from the club.Traore enjoyed a superb 2019/20 campaign, scoring six goals and providing nine assists in all competitions and producing several scintillating performances in big games.
His excellent performances didn’t go unnoticed as Traore drew high praise from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Klopp described the Spaniard as someone who is ‘unplayable in moments’ whereas Guardiola stated that ‘nobody can handle his pace.’