Welcome to Tuesday morning transfer updates for some star players as clubs in Europe are getting ready to boost their squad ahead of the coming season.
Chelsea to trade Abraham for Haaland?
Thomas Tuchel has made it clear he needs an elite goalscorer for next season. And who better than Haaland? Chelsea know the odds are against them, but the club chiefs have made a move and sounded out the possibility of trading the £40 million-rated Tammy Abraham.
With Dortmund expecting around £170million for Haaland, Chelsea hope in a swap deal involving Abraham will lower the transfer fee. [Daily Mail]
Juventus consider three Ronaldo replacements
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic, and Paris Saint-Germain star Mauro Icardi are on Juventus’ shortlist as potential replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese ace, whose contract expires next year, is reportedly ‘exploring his options’ away from Turin. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]
Manchester City keen on Grealish
The Premier League champions are set to reignite the Jack Grealish transfer saga once more.
Pep Guardiola is a long-term admirer of Grealish and wants to sign the Aston Villa captain to bolster his midfield for next season. The Manchester City boss also remains keen on Tottenham striker Harry Kane. [ESPN]
Szczesny responds to Arsenal and Roma reunion rumors
Wojciech Szczesny has insisted ‘there is nothing to discuss’ regarding rumors linking him with former clubs Arsenal and AS Roma. The Polish goalkeeper expects to continue at Juventus next season.
PSG in advanced talks with Donnarumma
Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer.
The AC Milan goalkeeper will become a free agent in July. Barcelona and Juventus are interested, but neither side has made an offer. Therefore, Donnarumma is close to completing a deal with PSG. Plans for a medical are already in the pipeline. [Fabrizio Romano]
Villa hand Arsenal another transfer blow
Aston Villa have confirmed an agreement with Norwich City to sign Emiliano Buendia this summer.
The 24-year-old had been on Arsenal’s radar for a long time, but he has instead favored a move to Villa. He will complete his transfer after Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia on Wednesday morning. [Aston Villa]