Rumour Mill: Londoners to battle for Isco; Rift at Dortmund puts English clubs on alert

2 days ago by Kishin Khemchand Ramesh

Today’s rumour mill features Isco who has plenty of clubs keeping him on watch, a rift at Dortmund which has put a host of Premier League clubs on alert and Chelsea to launch a bid for a rival club’s player…

Chelsea to launch a mammoth bid for Arsenal star

According to Chelsea are set to offer Arsenal a massive £48 million bid for right-back Hector Bellerin. The 21-year old has been in talks with Arsenal over a new deal for weeks but nothing has been signed yet.

Only a few days ago talks were on that Arsenal are said to offer a new 5-year-deal to Bellerin to fend off interest from Manchester City and Barcelona.


Italian full-back could seek a move away from Manchester in January

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian could be forced to leave Manchester United in January if his current situation under Jose Mourinho doesn’t change before then reports the Daily Star. The player was a regular under LVG but is yet to feature under the new boss.

Fausto Pari (player’s agent) said: “If the situation doesn’t change we’ll have to think of something in January.” (Daily Star)


Londoners to battle it out for Isco

The Daily Star writes Arsenal and Tottenham are said to battle it out for the Real Madrid midfielder who is yet to receive an improved offer from the Galacticos. Isco’s current deal expire in 2018 and with the enormous interest from a host of clubs including Manchester City and the 24-year old’s former club Malaga, Real Madrid might be tempted to cash in on the player.


Roman Abramovich to finance Chelsea move for Juventus defender

According to The Telegraph, Roman Abramovich has told Antonio Conte he is set to make a world-record bid for Leonardo Bonucci in January to tempt the Italian giants to sell the defender. The report then added that Abramovich is set to offer Juventus more than £60 million for Bonucci, surpassing the £50 million PSG paid Chelsea for David Luiz only for him to return to Chelsea in the summer for £30 million.

Las week rumours had it that Abramovich is said to fund an overhaul at Chelsea, and may be signing Bonucci is the beginning of that phase…


Rift at Dortmund puts Premier League clubs on alert

The Mirror writes there has been a rift between Borussia Dortmund head coach Tuchel and the club’s top spotter Sven Mislintat. Mislintat helped bring Lewandowski to the Westfalenstadion and was pivotal in persuading Aubameyang to join the club. Tuchel has seen potential glory days return to Dortmund with an impressive start to the season, winning 4 of 6 games. However, with a behind the scenes rift Dortmund could see one of the two depart from the club.

About a week ago Aubameyang was rumoured to be leaving Dortmund with plenty of interest from various clubs around Europe…


Santi Cazorla keen on Arsenal stay despite interest from Spain

Santi Cazorla is in his final year of contract at Arsenal insists he’s happy at the club despite interest from Atletico Madrid as reported by The Independent. If anything Arsenal will only open talks with Cazorla at the end of the season to which the player said “I am happy here. I am trusted by the manager and my team-mates. I am feeling important here, and if they'll offer me a new contract, I'll sign it because I am very happy with this great club.” (The Independent)


Manchester United and Barcelona set to battle for Portuguese star

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United will have to battle with Barcelona over the signature of Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins. Martins has been compared to likes of former Manchester United player Nani who has an enormous release clause of £51.4 million attached to his contract.


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