Top Transfer Rumours Of The Day: Benzema, Verratti, Salah, Terry, And More

1. Marco Verratti To Chelsea

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti.

Reuters / Christian Hartmann

What’s the story?

The Sun has recently claimed that PSG midfielder Marco Verratti is on the radar of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte for a sensational summer move to Stamford Bridge, with an offer falling in the range of £55 million.

Should the deal take place?

Amid reports from England, it is assumed that the player wants to stay in the French capital over the next season, and will hope to receive a pay raise for his loyalty from his current one of £120,000-a-week.

With Chelsea having a solid midfield in place, and stars like Fabregas facing the bench more often than not, one would consider it safer for Verratti to stay in PSG at the moment, or listen to offers from somewhere that will guarantee him first team football.

Possibility of it happening

With him being Italian and Chelsea looking to build for Europe next season, a creative midfielder in the shape of Verratti is what Conte might go after. The player might resist, but joining the Premier League champions might be tempting, and hence, the possibility is a 6/10.

2. Salah To Liverpool

What’s the story?

According to reports from, the Liverpool boss is currently interested in Roma winger Mohamed Salah, and approached the Serie A side to enquire about his availability, and was told by Monchi, the sporting director, that a minimum fee of £50 million is the price the English club will have to pay.

Should the deal take place?

The Egyptian winger has scored an impressive 15 goals and provided 17 assists in 39 competitive games for Roma this season, and with Liverpool playing stylish football and having Champions League next year, Salah should consider making the switch and proving his worth in the Premier League, after his stay at Chelsea was deemed as a failure.

Possibility of it happening

Klopp loves to manage teams that play quick and aggressive attacking football – a style that suits Salah. And with Europe to look into for the Kop next season, the deal might actually happen with a good chance of 7/10.

3. Karim Benzema and Danilo To Arsenal

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates his first goal.

REUTERS/Juan Medina

What’s the story?

As Arsene Wenger looks to turn around his and the club’s reputation over the season gone by, he seems ready to raid Real Madrid for a double transfer, according to Don Balon. The Frenchman eyes the attacker and the right-back as prospective boosts required to push for genuine silverware opportunity next season.

Should the deal take place?

The entire deal, though, might depend on the transfer of Hector Bellerin to Barcelona, as the Catalan club desperately search for a quality right-back to join their ranks. Both Benzema and Danilo might fear for their starting positions next year under Zidane, as Mbappe seems like a forward the French manager wants, and Carvajal has made the right-back position his own, but joining a club like Arsenal in their current stressful situation might not be the most advisable move for either player.

Possibility of it happening

With a high chance of having no Champions League football next season and their big players unsure about contract extensions, it seems highly unlikely that stars from Real Madrid will make a move to the London club, and hence, the chances of it happening are 4/10.

4.  John Terry To Swansea

Reuters / John Sibley

What’s the story?

According to Sky sources, Swansea boss Paul Clement is eyeing a move for current Chelsea captain John Terry, who prepares to say goodbye to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Should the deal take place?

Paul has worked with Terry from his coaching days at Chelsea in the years gone by, and has openly expressed his desire to bring the former England centre-back to the Welsh club. Paul builds a team based on good defence, and after having survived relegation this season, he will surely be looking to build on that by adding one of the best the League has ever seen to his squad. With John Terry being at an old age for the sport, a move to a Premier League club which will benefit from his experience, and playing under a well known manager might just be the good ending his career certainly deserves.

Possibility of this happening

The deal seems fairly positive for both parties involved, and hence, has an impressive 9/10 chance of taking place.

5. Dani Alves To Tottenham Hotspur

Juventus' Dani Alves celebrates scoring their second goal.

Reuters / Rafael Marchante

What’s the story?

As Kyle Walker faces an inevitable exit out of White Hart Lane after bust ups with Pochettino, Yahoo has recently reported that the Spurs boss identifies Dani Alves as an able replacement at right-back position.

Should the deal take place?

Despite his age, Alves is still arguably the best right-back in the world, and as he looks set to win a possible treble with Juventus in the coming few weeks, he might be tempted to try the Premier League for a season or two after having proved himself in Italy and Spain. With the player being one of the most decorated footballers in terms of trophies at club level, it might be ideal for him to join a club desperate for silverware and provide his experience in guiding them towards it.

Possibility of it happening

The Brazilian has one year left on his contract at Juventus, and with Tottenham desperate for a quality right-back, the deal might take place with the chances being 7/10.


Written by Vikram Gupta  

An attacker with his words, and defends each of them with pride. A love for the game which goes hand in hand with his will to forever write. A graduate in the course of advertising and a hopeful to be author. Herrera for the win.

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