French Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon have reportedly tabled an offer to Liverpool for the signing of wantaway forward Xherdan Shaqiri this summer. Shaqiri is said to be fed up with the limited game time he has at Liverpool and has already told the club that he wishes to leave this summer and a move to Lyon could be on the cards in what is expected to be a beneficial transfer for the player. Before the arrival of Portugal international forward Diogo Jota at Liverpool, Shaqiri was already in the shadows of the trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino but the situation became worse for the Swiss star after Jota was signed by Jurgen Klopp.
Despite the struggle he keeps getting to play for Liverpool under Klopp, Shaqiri is a confirmed starter for the Switzerland national team and was also called up to link up with the rest of the squad for their UEFA Euros campaign earlier in the summer. However, knowing fully well that he is slowly nearing the end of his playing career, he wants to have access to regular playing time and that’s why he could be leaving Anfield before the end of the summer transfer window.
West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is likely to leave the London club this summer on the back of impressive displays for the Three Lions at the Euro 2020 tournament.
Rice was a regular member of a two-man England midfield alongside Leeds United star Kalvin Philips at the tournament which saw both players contribute heavily to England reaching the final at home.
Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri is one man who has Ben making transfer headlines this summer and it does not look like it will stop anytime soon. The Italian left-back is a major target for some of the best clubs in the Italian Serie A, with AS Roma, Napoli, and Inter Milan all monitoring his current situation at Stamford Bridge as they all get ready to table an official offer for him. Palmieri had a decent spell with the Italian national team at the Euros and he also played a role in the final as he helped his country secure a win over England to emerge as the Champions of Europe.
Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for the defender and the player himself would also want to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge as he is currently the third option in the pecking order, behind Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso. Inter Milan have already lost two full-backs in this summer’s transfer window after seeing Ashley Young leave for English club Watford and Achraf Hakimi sealing his big-money move to French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain just some days ago.
Although speculations continue to surround the future of England stars Jack Grealish and Harry Kane, the two players have continued to turn their focus to helping England win the Euros 2020. Grealish has particularly been a constant name in the media since three seasons ago whenever the transfer window opens for business. The Aston Villa midfielder is a huge transfer target for the two Manchester clubs (United and City) in the Premier League and even though there has not been any concrete move by either club to try to lure him away from Villa Park, the speculations and rumors have continued to make his name surface in the media.
Before the end of last season, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane revealed that he would love to leave the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in search of greener pastures as he wants to start winning titles before the end of his football career. The striker is already 28 and has insisted that if he does not win any title in his career, he would regret it when he finally hangs his boot later in the future.
Clubs from the English Premier League and across Europe have been alerted by the recent announcement from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid that their captain Sergio Ramos will be allowed to leave the club this summer. The Spanish defender will be leaving the Los Blancos after spending 16 fantastic and successful years at the club. Having signed from Spanish club Sevilla sixteen years ago, Ramos joined Real Madrid and has gone on to establish himself as one of the greatest defenders of all time.
Aside from the numerous trophies he won at the club, he also has a record of over 600 appearances and over 100 goals as well, a piece of statistics that can be seen as mind-blowing. Following the announcement that he will no longer be a Real Madrid player from this summer, a lot of clubs have been circling him and are reportedly ready to pounce on him as well.
Premier League rivals Chelsea and Leicester City are set to battle it all out on Saturday as they both seek to clinch the Emirates FA Cup title in what will be a good wrap-up to the season. For Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, it is an opportunity to win his very first title in charge of the Blues and for Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City manager, it would be a great way to end the season and also a chance to win his first title since taking over at the club.
Leicester are not a regular FA Cup final side and this is the first time they will be making it to this stage in the competition for the first time in over fifty years. Both managers are expected to approach the match with top preparations and they will also most likely field their best players on the pitch for the tie.
It’s hard to predict that English Premier League club Chelsea will be signing a lot of players this summer, given how much they splashed in the last transfer window to secure a couple of signings. Although they are expected to dip their hands into the market and bring on new faces to the club, they could be working with a tighter budget than they did the last time and it would be very much understandable if they were to do that.
The last time they were very active in the transfer window, they signed several players across Europe and even though many thought they were overseeing spectacular signings back then, that has not really been the case.
The English Premier League is not only known for being one of the best in the world, but it is also the most-watched league in the world and it houses some of the best football stars in the game as well.
With some of the best and most successful clubs also contained in the league, it is a dream league for a couple of other football stars who have made it clear they would love to play in the league at one point in their career.
Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjær will have a selection headache when his side travel to Spain to take on Granada in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League clash. The manager will particularly be frustrated at how his side crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup after losing 3-1 against fellow Premier League side Leicester City in what was a horror performance from the United players.
Dutch international midfielder Donny Van de Beek was particularly singled out for major criticism after a personal disastrous performance that saw him lose possession a couple of times. The midfielder also misplaced a couope of passes and was a complete shadow of his true self.
Chelsea midfielder N’golo Kanté is one of football’s most quiet, yet most prolific players in his position. The France international defensive midfielder is a quiet man up close but does a lot of work on the pitch and is one of the most important players in the Blues’ team. The fantastic midfielder has a lot of fans across the world who are always impressed by his style of play whenever he steps on to the pitch. He has often been praised by his past and present teammates, pundits, and even rival players.
One of his admirers is a former midfield star of Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas played for Chelsea under José Mourinho and won the Premier League title under the Portuguese coach before leaving the club on a permanent basis. Following Kanté’s recent performances for Chelsea, including the role he played in helping the Blues snatch a win against Liverpool away at Anfield, Fabregas had hailed the Frenchman, insisting that the former Leicester City man is the engine of Chelsea’s midfield and that he deserves a lot of respect.