Have Chelsea given up on Fernando Torres?
LAST summer offered up some great summer signings, Rebecca Murphy takes a look at today’s transfer rumours which reveal some crazy and suprising transfers which could take place this summer.
Could Chelsea finally be losing patience with their �50 million flop? The Guardian are reporting that Torres could be joining Anzhi Makhachkala, who are willing to pay �45 million.
The Spanish striker scored an impressive 65 goals in 102 league appearances for Liverpool but since joining Chelsea he has only managed a disappointing 3 goals in 25 appearances this season.
Chelsea have drawn up a shortlist to replace the Spaniard according to the Mirror: Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, also a target for Manchester City and Juventus, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higua�n (who is also linked with Man City) and surprisingly Cristiano Ronaldo. That’s right Chelsea are lining up an �80 million bid for the Madrid wonder who has netted an incredible 37 goals in 29 appearances, their plans are in the early stages according to The Telegraph.
While the Guardian also believes that Real Madrid are after Chelsea’s midfielder Raul Meireles.
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The Sun are reporting that Real Madrid manger Jose Mourinho has rubbished rumours that Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain will be involved in a transfer deal with Manchester City that would see Sergio Aguero arrive at Madrid in exchange that would see for Higuain move to City.
Luis Suarez is looking to be the main target for Roma this summer The Daily Mail are reporting. Roma are hoping to get the striker for just over �20 million, but Liverpool are very reluctant to part with the Uruguay international who they signed for �22.8 million from Ajax.
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Concerning players coming into Liverpool, they have been linked with the race to sign Fulham’s versatile attacking midfielder Moussa Demlele. The Belgian has become one of the Fulham’s most important players since joining from AZ Alkmaar for �5 million in August 2010 – Daily Mail.
Despite the financial problems Rangers are under at the moment they still remain reluctant to let their star players go. Although Scottish international Steven Naismith is recovering from a cruciate injury picked up in October and is contracted until 2015, West Brom launched a bid for the versatile forward, but this was quickly rejected – Sky Sports News.
Impressive winger Stephane Sessegnon is a top taget for Arsene Wenger after his performances have attracted a lot of interest. Martin O’Neill knows he faces a tough challenge keeping the Benin who’s family still live in Paris. However Arsenal could face a bidding war for the �10 million rated player as PSG have also expressed interest and may win over Sessegnon as it would he nearer his family – MirrorFootball.
With Harry Redknapp being predicted as the favourite to become England manager Tottenham are preparing a potential replacement, Brendan Rodgers.
The Daily Mail believe the Swansea manager and his team have taken the Premier League by storm gaining many plaudits for their ‘Barcelona style’ of football, with many predicting that Rogers will win the Manager of the Year award.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has targeted the 39-year-old who recently penned a new deal at Swansea.
Southampton boss Nigel Adkins wants to give struggling Stoke defender, Matthew Upson, a fresh start having only made 4 starts in 2012 - The Sun.
Martin Olsson seems determined to leave Blackburn at the end of the season even if they manage to survive the drop.
Turkish giants Galatasaray are set to offer the Sweedish international double his current �25,000 a week wages and are offering Blackburn.
Rovers already turned down a �3m Newcastle bid last summer but Newcastle along with Arsenal and Aston Villa also still intereste – Daily Star.