Latest Transfer News – Suarez to Juventus? Ribery in Italy, Batshuayi to fight for his place


LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Newcastle on January 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Newcastle on January 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Transfer window is closed in Premier League but European transfer window is still open and many European giants are looking to strengthen their squads for the coming season. The European window will shut down on September, 2. 

A lot of players are in the transfer news now but there are many who are fighting for their place in starting XI and Michy Batshuayi is one of them. The Belgian international is working hard to get his chance under new boss Frank Lampard.

The 25-year-old spent last season at Selhurst Park when the club loaned him out to Crystal Palace.

Batshuayi played 11 matches for the Eagles and scored 5 times. The Belgian always found it difficult to burst into the starting XI of Chelsea as the club had plenty of options for the striker position.

However, the departure of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain has brighten the chances for him as he scored a brace against West Ham in an U-23 match a couple of days ago.

Juventus linked with Suarez

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Barcelona and FC Internazionale at Camp Nou on October 24, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Barcelona and FC Internazionale at Camp Nou on October 24, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Signing of Antoine Griezmann has put the position of Luis Suarez under pressure. The Uruguayan can be tempted by other European giants as Juventus is linked with him with other players involved in the deal as well.   

If Barcelona succeeds in signing Neymar, then Suarez can move to Turin. It is also reported that players like Emre Can and Ivan Rakitic may be the part of this transfer.

The swap deal between the Juventus and Barcelona is likely to happen and Emre Can going to Camp Nou and Ivan Rakitic to the other. Barcelona is linked with Neymar for the whole season and the clubs are in negotiation for the transfer of world’s most expensive player.

Suarez to Juventus will become more feasible if Barcelona goes on to sign Neymar. Juventus and Real Madrid are also interested in PSG superstar but it looks that Barcelona will seal the deal as the two clubs are in negotiation from last couple of days.

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Franck Ribery to Fiorentina

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 28: Franck Ribery poses for a picture with all his trophys won with the FC Bayern Muenchen team during an event at FCB Erlebniswelt on May 28, 2019 in Munich, Germany. at FCB Erlebniswelt on May 28, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 28: Franck Ribery poses for a picture with all his trophys won with the FC Bayern Muenchen team during an event at FCB Erlebniswelt on May 28, 2019 in Munich, Germany. at FCB Erlebniswelt on May 28, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Franck Ribery who left Bayern Munich at the end of last season is in Italy as the player seeks a move to Fiorentina. The winger may follow his team mate Arjen Robben who announces his retirement from the football.    

The 36-year-old is available on a free transfer. The French winger spent 12 years at Allianz Arena and won more than 20 major titles. Ribery was also linked with Everton. Fiorentina has a quiet transfer window as the Italian giants are looking to add more experience to their squad. They finished 16th last season and avoid relegation by just three points.

This season, Fiorentina only spent £11million and made three major signing. However, their fans are very happy with the return of Milan Badelj who was on loan to Lazio. Ribery will add more creativity in the final third for them. And it looks that Vincenzo Montella has targeted Franck for making to the top half of the Serie A table.

Ribery now has a decision to make – either move to Fiorentina as a free transfer or retire from the game just like his old friend Arjen Robben.

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