Chelsea in pole position to sign 14-goals Serie A forward
Chelsea may have the edge over hosts of European teams to sign a highly-sought-after striker Edin Dzeko due to one key reason.
The Blues could beat the likes of AC Milan to seal a transfer for Former Manchester City forward.
The respected Italian outlet CalcioMercato reported that AC Milan have shown serious interest to secure the services of Bosnia Herzegovina national team forward who currently plays for AS Roma. However, the report suggests that Italian giants would be unwilling to part with the forward and refusing to sell him the to direct Premier League rivals and it gives Chelsea advantage to secure his services.
The Daily Mail reported, earlier in January that defending Premier League champions were eying up the pursuit for Bosnia Herzegovina International forward with Antonio Conte’s side lodged a £25m bid for his signature.
The 32-year-old forward has had a superb season for the Italian giants this campaign and played a vital role in Roma’s heroics in the Champions League.
Italian giants overturned a 4-1 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League, and Dzeko lead the historic comeback by registering AS Roma’s first goal rewarding a penalty.
Roma, of course, will not want to part with such a talented forward. However, if they were to part with Bosman, the Blues could hold the edge over the likes of AC Milan in the race for his signature.
Chelsea fan favourite Urged to sign for Manchester United
Manchester United head-coach Jose Mourinho has been advised that signing Willian could help the Red Devils to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title, with United reportedly keen on signing the Chelsea star.
The Brazilian has been in fine form for Chelsea this term scoring 13-goals and providing 12-assists in the process.
And Garth Crooks believes that South American winger could be the key to overtaking Manchester City in the Premier League next campaign, although he is not convinced that the Blues would sell him.
‘I think this lad has been Chelsea’s best player this season,’ Crooks told the BBC.
“He provided two assists against Southampton and has been as consistent as anyone in the Blues line-up.
‘Rumours that Manchester United have their sights set on Willian make for interesting reading.
‘Does this mean Paul Pogba or Juan Mata might be surplus to requirements? The bigger question is whether Chelsea would sell another one of their star players to United.
‘If so, Antonio Conte might as well give Mourinho the contact details of the company which engraves the Premier League trophy while he’s at it.’
Meanwhile, Manchester United continue chase for another Chelsea star David Luiz who has been on the verge to leave the Stamfod Bridge after the end of the current campaign.
Chelsea keen on to sign 22-year-old La Liga winger
Marco Asensio has given Real Madrid a list of demands amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea
The Spaniard has been a key player for Real Madrid this term and played a vital role for their success, however, his time has been still limited under Zinedine Zidane.
According to the Spanish media outlet Diario Gol, Chelsea and Manchester United are desperate to secure his services.
However, Asensio is being savvy and is using the interest from Premier League heavyweights as leverage to negotiate with the Los Blancos.
It’s reported that he’s told Rela Madrid owners he’ll only remain at Santiago Bernabeu if no one arrives on his position in the summer.
The playmaker is also demanding a massive pay rise on his current £75,000 a-week salary.
Despite speculation surrounding Spanish winger, the 22-year-old has previously ruled out switch to Premier League.
“I always try with everything I have left,” Asensio told Nike.
“To reach the biggest club in the world where there are millions of fans and a lot of pressure was a brutal change.
“My debut was in a final. I was not nervous, I scored a goal, and I won my first title.
“In all my debuts I’ve always been able to score goals, and I have come to Madrid to stay and score many goals.”