Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly preparing
Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly preparing an offer to sign Leeds United’s Raphinha. The Brazilian footballer is known to be the subject of interest from a number of top clubs.
He successfully proved his quality by being a key player for his team throughout last season. Raphinha was also able to contribute 11 goals, which led the Peacocks to survive the relegation zone after collecting 38 points.
Reporting from Metro, Raphinha plans to leave Elland Road this summer. The 25-year-old footballer is eyeing a move to Barcelona. However, the financial crisis experienced made Barca likely unable to recruit the player.
Raphinha actually still has an alternative. Premier League giants Arsenal also put his heart on him. The Gunners manager Mikel Arteta needs a new winger to strengthen his concoction squad ahead of next season’s competition.
Reports say Arsenal have made an offer to bring Raphinha to Emirtes. However, these efforts were rejected by The Peacocks. The Gunners’ dowry is not close to the £50 million that Leeds United wants.
Arsenal’s failure to open a gap for other clubs to hijack Raphinha. MailOnline claims Chelsea are ready to rival the Gunners in the hunt for the former Rennes player’s signature. The Blues are also reportedly serious about making an offer to Leeds.
Although Arsenal’s proposal was rejected, Chelsea did not immediately escape the shadow of the Gunners. The club, which finished fifth in the Premier League last season, still has a strong desire to sign Raphinha.
“Arsenal’s interest remains strong, and he (Raphinha) is a player that Mikel Arteta wants to sign,” said David Ornstein of The Athletic in his report, as quoted by Metro on Friday (24/6/2022).
“(Signing Raphinha) this may be a thing that takes a lot of time and will not be easy, especially because of the competition from other clubs, such as Tottenham (Hotspur) and Chelsea,” he continued.
In line with the report, Tottenham Hotspur is known to be another top club that is willing to accommodate Raphinha after he parted ways with Leeds United.
The Lilywhites reportedly want to add a new player to Antonio Conte’s squad. It was rumored that Spurs would agree on a permanent contract with Swedish footballer Dejan Kulusevski, who is on loan from Juventus.
Everton’s Richarlison is also reportedly on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur’s target. However, recent reports claim Raphinha has become an alternative target for the Lilywhites, if Everton are still stubborn about their player dowry.
Arsenal are known to have long been interested in Raphinha. However, Leeds United sympathized with the player’s wishes. The Brazilian footballer reportedly wants to compete at a higher level, especially the Champions League.
This opportunity can only be given by Tottenham Hotspur. The Liliywhites have just turned on the chance to win the Big Ear trophy next season, after finishing fourth in the 2021/2022 Premier League standings. Meanwhile, Arsenal had to settle for fifth place with a difference of two points from Tottenham.
For information, Arsenal are also being linked with Gabriel Jesus. The club, based at the Emirates, was actually predicted to be a new port for the player after parting with Manchester City.
However, the Gunners again have to compete with Chelsea. The Citizens some time ago was reported to have offered Jesus to the Blues.
-MU is stingy in the transfer market, Cristiano Ronaldo is confused again
Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have changed his mind again and plans to leave Manchester United in the 2022 summer transfer market. Ronaldo is disappointed with MU being stingy so that they have not got new players.
MU needs a major overhaul to face the 2022/2023 season after being battered last season. Last season the Red Devils did not qualify for the Champions League and were empty of titles.
Manchester United have brought in a new manager, Erik ten Hag. The Dutchman also wants some new players to be recruited. Unfortunately, until the end of June 2022, MU has not got a single new player.
MU lost quickly to competitors in the Premier League who were able to get top players. Manchester City have signed Erling Haaland. Liverpool got Darwin Nunez and Calvin Ramsey.
Arsenal and Tottenham are also one step ahead of Manchester United. Cannon London recruits midfielder Fabio Vieira. Meanwhile, Tottenham
-The latest news coming from striker Romelu Lukaku
The latest news comes from striker Romelu Lukaku. According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Belgian player will leave Chelsea. He returned to Inter Milan on loan.
Chelsea’s new owner, Todd Boehly will receive 8 million euros from the loan of Lukaku. This figure is of course far below the money that Lukaku spent when he first brought to Stamford Bridge, last summer. At that time, Chelsea penetrated Lukaku for 115 million euros.
Lukaku, as it is known, was brought to London in 2021. At that time, the Blues were attracted by the appearance of Lukaku who managed to lead Inter Milan to win the 2020/2021 Serie A.
Unfortunately, Lukaku’s spurs turned out to be blunt in the Premier League. He was only able to score 15 goals in 44 games he played with Chelsea. This score is in stark contrast to Lukaku’s achievements at Inter. With the Nerazzurri, Lukaku was able to score 64 goals in 95 games in all competitions.
Apart from the sharpness that continues to decline, the Blues coach, Thomas Tuchel is also already irritated by the attitude of Lukaku who had openly asked for a move. Although Romelu Lukaku finally apologized for his remarks, Tuchel and Chelsea supporters no longer believed him.
Lukaku was lucky. Because Inter Milan who failed in the hunt for the Scudetto title last season needed an additional striker. The Nerazzurri management did not need to think long about bringing Lukaku back to Milan even though he was temporarily on loan.
The decision to loan Lukaku to Inter also increases Chelsea’s efforts to pursue the signature of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling. The England national team player had become a key player in Pep Guardiola’s squad at the Etihad.
He started as a starter in 32 Premier League games with The Citizens last season. Unfortunately, Sterling’s role began to diminish towards the end of the season. The 27-year-old footballer is more often a bench warmer.
Reporting from Metro, Sterling was also reserved in the two legs of the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid. He also did not become the starting line-up when Manchester City played the final match of the 2021/2022 Premier League against Aston Villa.
Chelsea is said to be ready to accommodate the former Liverpool player, after he parted with The Citizens. The tactician Thomas Tuchel is known to be a big Sterling fan.
However, Chelsea still have to wait for the development of Romelu Lukaku’s transfer. The club nicknamed The Blues, it was widely discussed that they would send Lukaku back to Inter Milan after only playing for one season in the Premier League.
The Blues are scheduled to discuss with Inter CEO Beppe Marotta on Sunday local time to discuss the potential return of the Belgium international to the San Siro. Reports suggest the Nerazurri are also interested in signing Lukaku from Chelesa.
The former Manchester United player can be an additional strength for Inter, who only finished in second place in the Serie A final standings last season, after being four points behind arch rivals AC Milan.
Openly Wants to Move
The scenario of leaving Manchester City is actually nothing new for Sterling. The 27-year-old has previously been openly open to offers to play outside England. Real Madrid is considered as one of the ideal ports for Sterling.
“If there is an opportunity to go elsewhere, I will be open to it. I have to learn the language. I’m a bit attracted by the French and Spanish accents,” Sterling told the Business of Sport US Summit, as reported by Liputan6.com.
Although he wants to play at the Bernabeu, Sterling doesn’t seem to have ruled out a potential transfer to Chelsea, as long as the Blues are able to meet the requirements of him. Reports say the England international wants assurances that he will be part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans for next season.
winger Ivan Perisic.
Unfortunately, the 2022/2023 Premier League will start early because of the 2022 World Cup in November. The presence of new players early is also required.
This situation angered Ronaldo. Portuguese media Record on Thursday (23/6/2022) reported that Ronaldo would not rule out a second move from Manchester United if there were still no new players.
Ronaldo is claimed to have given an ultimatum to MU officials not to be stingy in pursuing new players. If there are still no changes in the coming weeks, Ronaldo could consider changing clubs.
The former Juventus player, according to Record, has revealed to his relatives his concerns about MU’s strategy in the transfer market. Several players targeted by the Red Devils were grabbed by other clubs because of lower bids.