Top 5 Transfer Talking Points

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

By Lakhe Thwala

Chelsea Completes £65 Million Deal for Morata

EPL champions Chelsea have signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid after Manchester United hijacked Romelu Lukaku deal in the last days of the transfer negotiations.

The 24-year-old becomes the club record signing after completing an estimated £70 million deal with Antonio Conte’s side.

The Stamford Bridge-based outfit were desperate for a new forward after Antonio Conte dumped Diego Costa via a text message and missing out on Lukaku who opted to join the Red Devils with Paul Pogba playing a significant role in convincing the talented forward to join his side.

For the 2016/17 season, Morata made 26 appearances scoring 15 goals being in the starting eleven 14 times and provided 4 assists as he helped his side win the Champions League and La Liga.

Liverpool Reject £70 Million Bid For Coutinho

Borrusia Dortmund former coach Jurgen Klopp has told reporters that Liverpool is not a selling team and they won’t allow Phillipe Coutinho to leave because he’s an important player for his side.

Spanish giants Barcelona, have been long time admires for Coutinho and they want to secure his signature but that won’t be possible after The Reds rejected a £70 million bid from Barca.

According to Liverpool Echo, the Blaugranas are willing to offer Ardar Turan to try and convince the Anfield-based outfit to accept their bid for the 24-year-old.

It seems very unlikely at this point that the Brazil international will join Barca after he extended his contract with 5 years, making him the highest paid player in the team.

Liverpool To Make A Final £70 Million Bid For Keita

The Mercey side giants are ready to make a £70 million final bid to RB Liepzig for the talented midfielder Naby Keita. 

According to Miguel Delaney, RB Liepzig have already rejected two offers from Liverpool worth £57.3 million and £66 million for the 22 year old.

Jurgen Klopp has been tipped several times to re-establish his side as the best club in Europe and win the league.

The Anfield-based outfit have made very crucial signings for the 2017/18 season having already completed Mohammed Salah and Andy Roberson transfer deals and being linked with Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton.

PSG To Bid £70 Million for Alexis Sanchez

French giants PSG, are willing to break the bank for Alexis Sanchez who wants to leave Arsenal with immediate effect but still has 1 year remaining in his contract with the Gunners.

Arsenal may be forced to sell their talisman than losing him to long-time rivals Manchester City.

According to Daily Mirror, PSG will bid £70 million for the Chile forward and they believe that would be enough to convince the Gunners to go separate ways with their main man, than losing him on a free in the next transfer window.

Alexis Sanchez made 38 league appearances last season scoring 24 goals, providing 10 assists.

Mourinho Is Desperate for One More Signing

Jose Mourinho is desperate for one more signing for his side having already spent over £100 million for Romelu Lukaku who has already scored twice for the Red Devils in pre-season tour games and Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

Nemanja Matic, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Ivan Perisic are the latest players who have been linked with the Old Trafford-based outfit.

At this point it’s a guessing game who will be Mourinho’s third signing as all the players are still contracted with their clubs.

The Portuguese international has helped the Red Devils win the UEFA Europa League and qualified for the Champions League.