Top Transfer Rumours Of the Day: Morata, Perisic, Azpilicueta, And More

1. Alvaro Morata To Chelsea

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio (R) is congratulated by team mate Alvaro Morata.


What’s the story?

In what has become the most unexpected turn of events, Spanish newspaper AS has sensationally reported that Chelsea are now keenly interested in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. The player was assumed to be in the eyes of Jose Mourinho all summer, but after Manchester United surprisingly snapped up Stamford Bridge target Romelu Lukaku, this move seems like perfect poetic justice for Conte and his team.

Should the deal take place?

The player has been eager to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer, as he searches for game time and a club offering to make him their number one man. Chelsea, meanwhile, are without a main striker and certified goal scorer in their ranks, and thus, this deal provides a win-win situation for all involved.

Possibility of it happening

The Blues are willing to offer £70 million for the forward, and with Real Madrid asking for nothing less than £80m, the deal currently hangs in the balance, with the possibility of it taking place being 6/10.

2. Ivan Perisic To Manchester United

Croatia's Ivan Perisic.

REUTERS/Carl Recine

What’s the story?

The Manchester United supporters might have their week go from good to better, as shortly after Romelu Lukaku being announced, The Independent have stated that the club is heading in a positive direction and pace towards their next signing, with Ivan Perisic being the target.

Should the deal take place?

The winger, playing for Inter Milan, has been an impressive performer for the Serie A side in the past two seasons, while scoring 20 goals in 79 appearances for them. He has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer, and with the fees said to be in the category of £45-£50m, it sounds like a move that is too good to decline.

Possibility of it happening

The Croatian has apparently agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, and with the team confident of signing him in the coming week, the possibility of his arrival is as high as 9/10.

3. César Azpilicueta To Barcelona

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring their third goal with Cesar Azpilicueta.

Reuters / Tony O’Brien

What’s the story?

While Chelsea might be celebrating the arrival of defender Antonio Rudiger on one hand, they could well be saying goodbye to their Spanish full-back, Cesar Azpilicueta, as news mentioned in the Bleacher Report states that Barcelona are eyeing the player and his services.

Should the deal take place?

Cesar has been a sensational player for the Blues, and was extremely influential in their title winning campaign last season. Not only does he have a brilliant sense of positioning while defending, his attacking abilities also come in handy in the final third of the pitch. The London club will be desperate to hold on to him while he stands as an ideal replacement for Dani Alves at right-back – a position Barcelona have been suffering in recently.

Possibility of it happening

With him being Spanish and the La Liga as the destination, a 7/10 chance exists that this deal might take place.

4. Matteo Kovacic To Tottenham Hotspur

Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic celebrates scoring a goal.

REUTERS/Susana Vera

What’s the story?

As reported by Evening Standard, Real Madrid could well be preparing to bring in French striker and teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe this summer, and to further fasten that process, they aim to sell some of the surplus talent at the Santiago Bernabeu. Among many like James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata, Matteo Kovacic is one of the talents on the list of those facing the exit door. In order to raise funds as quick as possible, the midfielder is being offered to Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the Premier League.

Should the deal take place?

The Spanish giants are in desperate need of extra millions to launch a mega bid for Mbappe, who is priced at £132 million by Monaco, and Kovacic is the perfect source to get them. The 23-year-old midfielder made just 19 starts under Zidane last season, and is unlikely to get more game time at the club, thus making it the ideal time for him to make a move. Tottenham are a team that play beautiful football with youngsters in their ranks, and Kovacic could prove to be a valuable addition.

Possibility of it happening

Spurs have sold Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to Real Madrid in the past, and could well be looking for some talent in return. The possibility of this deal happening is currently 7/10.


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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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