Everybody was certain that Tiemou Bakayoko was going to follow Romelu Lukaku and sign with Chelsea this summer. However, neither Lukaku nor Bakayoko signed with the Londoner team and they’ve chosen a different path. While Lukaku has already closed a deal with Manchester United, Bakayoko will now play for A.S. Monaco. The most upsetting thing is the fact that Chelsea caused this failure indirectly, by hesitating when it came to selling Nemanja Matic. Now that their two best options are gone, Chelsea is forced to quickly find a midfielder.
Chelsea will now have to focus on other European clubs, in the search of their desired midfielder. However, it’s more than likely that they will transfer Diario Madridista, a very talented right-back from Real Madrid. Still, The Spanish club is not impressed by the 24 million offer, and they are not willing to sell the player for this amount. Chelsea is also negotiating with Real Madrid, for the transfer of Ivaro Morata. They are offering an astonishing amount of 80 million pounds, but still, this might not be enough. Being as it is, Chelsea needs to quickly strengthen its midfield, if they want to defend their title in the following season.
After selling Rooney to Everton, United has some transfer plans as well. They are currently negotiating with Internazionale Milano, for the Croatian midfielder, Ivan Perisic. It looks like the 45 million offer might be enough to seal the deal, and chances are high that we’ll be seeing Perisic at United, in the next season.
Thing aren’t going so well for Everton, and even if they have signed Rooney, they cannot close a deal on Gylfi Sigurdson, Swansea’s playmaker. After 3 rejected bids, Everton offered 32 million pounds for the player, hoping that this will ensure his transfer.
Considering that the future of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal is uncertain, the Londoner team has to find a winger fast. They are currently negotiating with Monaco, for the French player, Thomas Lemar. The Gunners hope that 45 million pounds will be sufficient to ensure a transfer.
James Rodriguez has an uncertain future at Real Madrid, considering that the Spanish club doesn’t really need him. Still, the Colombian player is highly desired by other clubs, starting a true bidding war. Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain expressed their wish to purchase Rodriguez, and the transfer amount is expected to reach 62 million pounds.
Leicester is planning to sell Tom Lawrence to Derby County for 7 million pounds, currently being on a loan at Ipswich. Steven Berghuiss made a tremendous impression at Watford, and after a one year loan, the club is willing to purchase him.
After a 9 years career at Stoke city, Glenn Whelan is expected to sign with Burnley, who would pay 2.5 million pounds for the Irish player.