Top Transfer Rumours Of The Day: Mahrez, Perisic, Insigne, And More

1. Riyad Mahrez To Juventus

Tottenham's Eric Dier in action with Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez.

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What’s the story?

As the Mirror keeps us updated with all the transfer rumours happening around the world of football, one of its recent reports mentioned that Serie A club Juventus are looking to sign Riyad Mahrez in the summer window. The winger seems eager to leave Leicester City, and the Old Lady have him in mind incase a deal for Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa fails to work out.

Should the deal take place?

The winger was the PFA Player Of The Year in the 2015-16 season, and has attracted major attention from the big boys across Europe, that include Arsenal and Chelsea alongside Allegri and his team from Italy. With the midfielder reasonably priced at £30 million, a deal to any of the places is possible, and picking reigning Italian Champions with world class talent in and out might be the best for his personal career growth.

Possibility of it happening

Despite the rumour being in its initial stages and other clubs providing competition in a tight race, Juventus have a 7/10 chance of landing their target.

2. Ivan Perisic To Manchester United

Croatia's Ivan Perisic.

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What’s the story?

Any given player in the world might get excited at the prospect of playing for Manchester United, and as reported by The Independent, similar is the case with Ivan Perisic. The Inter Milan player has been linked with a move to England in the past weeks, and when confronted about it, he was reported as saying that he is ‘desperate and excited’ to play under Jose Mourinho.

Should the deal take place?

Although the price might be on a higher side with Perisic valued at £50 million, his abilities and determination in the sport might be attributes that will come in handy for United’s upcoming and challenging 2017-18 season. The player has scored 20 goals in 79 matches for the fallen Serie A giants over 2 years, and now awaits to better his stats, and do so at Old Trafford.

Possibility of it happening

With the player showing clear excitement to join the club and Manchester United seeking high quality talent, a deal might be around the corner with a possibility of 8/10.

3. Lorenzo Insigne To Chelsea

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What’s the story?

As Antonio Conte looks to reshape his squad to begin his Premier League title defence next season, there are rumours linking players in and out of Stamford Bridge, with the latest involving Lorenzo Insigne. As reported by the Sun, the player from Napoli has been linked with a move to the Blues, as Real Madrid grow increasingly closer to signing Eden Hazard.

Should the deal take place?

If the Belgian does depart from the Bridge during the summer window, Chelsea might be looking for a player to become their main man and be the centre of attraction in the season to follow. This could be the perfect time for Insigne to move to England and turn himself into the hero Chelsea fans will eagerly want to see. Zidane and his La Liga side are expected to pay huge money for Eden Hazard, and the funds could easily be used to buy the £45 million-rated Serie A player.

Possibility of it happening

The complications surrounding the deal makes it a tough one to crack, and hence, the possibility of it happening is 5/10.

4. Marco Verratti Not For Sale

Marco Verratti during the training.

REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

What’s the story?

This report might come as a blow to Barcelona and their fans, but as mentioned by MarcaMarco Verratti might be ready to snub all interest from other clubs and stay with Ligue 1 side, PSG, as they prepare to offer him a new deal. The French side’s president, Nasser al Khelaifi, clearly stated that the player is a prized possession in the team and will be offered a new lucrative contract to stay put.

Should the deal take place?

The 24-year-old has been a prime target for Barcelona, and a deal was supposed to be in the range of €100 million, but that seems to have fallen apart after the team from France has declined all incoming attention and requests for the player’s services. Unai Emery is keen to bring in much needed European glory for his side, and keeping hold of one of their best midfielders is vital for that to happen.

Possibility of it happening.

The possibility of midfielder staying at his current club is a high 9/10.


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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