Top Transfer Rumours of the Day: Talisca, Sandro, Aubameyang, And More

1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang To Liverpool

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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What’s the story?

According to Le Parisien (via Mirror), Liverpool might be set for a sensational and surprising move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Jurgen Klopp is looking to rejoin hands with the forward, after the two were together during the German manager’s reign in the Bundesliga.

Should the deal take place?

The player scored 42 goals across the whole of last season, and is one of the most lethal and sought after strikers in Europe at the moment. Priced at £60 million, his blistering pace, goal poaching abilities and unmatched quality has turned him into one of the hottest prospects of the summer transfer window.

However, with other clubs like Real Madrid and several other major names interested, joining Liverpool might be a risk for a player of such potential. The Reds can be called the Borussia Dortmund of England, and hence, the chances of them winning major silverware are more slim than likely.

Possibility of it happening

However tasty a reunion might sound, the in-form striker will be focusing on nothing less than the best as his probable destination in the immediate future, and hence, the possibility of him joining Liverpool remains 5/10.

2. Alex Sandro and Tiemoué Bakayoko To Chelsea

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What’s the story?

With a lack of activity in the transfer market so far and boss Antonio Conte growing increasingly frustrated, The Guardian reports that Chelsea are currently ready to step up their interest in two brilliant and highly talented players.

Alex Sandro from Juventus and Tiemoué Bakayoko from Monaco are set to become priorities for the London club, with the aim to please the Italian manager and keep him steady for the time to come.

Should the deal take place?

After sensationally excluding Diego Costa from the squad via text, Conte has been on the outlook for a new out and out striker while increasing offers for the Spaniard keep flowing in.

In an attempt to fasten the process of signing players, the Premier League champions will now put in improved bids for the duo. With £55 million for Sandro and £40 million for the midfielder, the side surely aims to become one of the best in England yet again, if not Europe.

Possibility of it happening

The possibility of the players leaving their current sides, who are both winners of their current leagues, and joining Chelsea, hangs in the balance at 6/10.

3. Miralem Pjanic To Barcelona

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What’s the story?

Barcelona have been all over the news in the weeks gone by, as they have been linked with a record breaking move for PSG midfielder Marco Verratti. However, recent developments have hinted that the negotiation is much more complicated than it seems, and as reported by Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan club can turn their attention to Miralem Pjanic, as a substantial back up option.

Should the deal take place?

The Bosnian international has immense talent and creative abilities to offer in the middle of the park, and can come in as an able replacement for a possibly leaving Andres Iniesta. He also comes as a cheaper and statistically better option than the Italian player, hence further proving why the La Liga giants should go for him.

Possibility of it happening                                                 

The price of Verratti could turn out to be a big no no in the deal taking place, hence leaving the possibility of Pjanic coming to Spain at a strong 8/10.

4. Anderson Talisca To Manchester City

Benfica's Anderson Talisca celebrates his goal.

REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

What’s the story?

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola might once again be able to frustrate Manchester United and Jose Mourinho respectively, as the Sky Blues look eager to chase Talisca from Benfica and snatch him up before their bitter rivals can do so. If reports from Turkish newspaper Fanatik are true, City have identified the Benfica midfielder as their next target in a big money spending window.

Should the deal take place?

The Brazilian star has been compared to Yaya Toure, who might be on the way out, and with his stature along with two footed shooting abilities, he might turn out to be a player like no other in the Premier League. Known for good vision and having an eye for goal, he can perfectly slide into Pep’s plans and tactics for the upcoming season.

Possibility of it happening

With him priced at £22 million and the player admitting that Manchester United will be a dream move, the competition to get his signature seems tough. Hence, the possibility of City signing him up is, at the moment, no higher than 4/10.


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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