Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Neymar Jr from Barcelona.
The 25-year-old has put the pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants and will join PSG on a world-record move worth around €222m.
Chelsea‘s captain Gary Cahill is ready for the new season and he wants to lead the Blues to win silverware again.
Most of all, Cahill believes the team know what to do not to repeat their performance the last time Chelsea defended the Premier League title.
“The pressure is on. We won something last season and this season the pressure will be no different”. – Cahill said as reported by the Evening Standard – “We need to prepare well and to realise what happened the last time we won the title. There are still a lot of players here that were involved in that. They have had that experience and they don’t want it again”.
AC Milan are confident that Chelsea striker Diego Costa will decide to join the Serie A giants rather than Atletico Madrid this summer, as London Evening Standard reports.
It is understood the Spaniard wants La Liga return despite Los Colchoneros are not able to register new players until January 2017, anyway also AC Milan reportedly placed a £26m bid to land Diego Costa to Italy on a permanent basis.
His agent Jorge Mendes is pushing for a move to the Rossoneri, who also made an enquire over the availability of Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches.
According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Inter Milan want to sign Andreas Christensen.
The Chelsea defender, who played for Borussia Moenchengladbach on loan last season, is rated £22.4 million. However, if the two sides will reach a deal, the most probable outcome will be a season-long loan with an obligatory option to make the move permanent.
Chelsea and Inter Milan are talking also about Antonio Candreva with the Italian winger who can become a new player for Antonio Conte‘s side.
Alvaro Morata is a new Chelsea player, but he could have signed also for Tottenham according to what Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed to The Guardian.
The Spanish striker, it seems, was afraid of the presence of Harry Kane in the team and so he decided not to sign for Tottenham: “Morata talked about myself, in the media, he said: ‘Mauricio called me,” – Pochettino said. “That was from the beginning, two years ago or more. He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’ You know, if you go to try to sign a striker, they will say: ‘Eh, gaffer, you want me for what? To be on the bench?”
According to Croatian website Tportal Marco Pasalic is ready for another season on loan from Chelsea.
The player’s agent Marko Naletilic have confirmed the midfielder is ready to sign for Spartak Moscow and that Pasalic will shortly undergo his medicals in Rome.
“Our negotiations with Chelsea and Spartak Moscow were both successful. At the moment we are travelling from London to Rome, where Mario will undergo a medical. If everything is fine, and we do not doubt it, Mario will travel to Moscow on Wednesday.” said Naletilić.
Willy Caballero was the only Chelsea‘s new signing to experience the Asian pre-season tour from its start to its finish and he is very happy with this experience.
“It was a good pre-season tour,” – Caballero told Chelsea official website – “After a long career it is a new one, in this case with a manager from Italy so I was expecting training like that, and it was good. The way we work with Thibaut Courtois and Eduardo, it was fantastic. The way they gave me a very warm welcome, it was amazing and also the whole squad. Pre-season was good and it was what I was expecting”.
Except for one thing: “It was a surprise for me to have to sing! – Caballero continued – “That was a very good night but it was a little bit stressful because I wasn’t expecting something like that. It was funny and a new culture for me, although when you are in front of the players and the boss, close to you, it is not so funny! I sang a Spanish reggae tune.”
Renato Sanches won’t leave Bayern Munich, according to Bundesliga giants’ manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The former Chelsea boss retracted Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s words about the Portuguese star. Rummenigge himself said: “We can sell him on loan or on a permanent deal, I am not the manager but I believe Renato needs regular game time”.
Anyway, Ancelotti is confident that the 18-year-old will stay at Bayern Munich following his recent performances during the pre-season: “On Renato, there’s no news – Ancelotti claimed – He’s started the season with us and he’ll stay with us until the end of the transfer window, on August 31. He played well in our last game”.
It is understood AC Milan have an edge in the race to sign Renato Sanches, with also “at least 10 teams in Europe” interested in the former Benfica star. Chelsea are said to be in talks with Bayern Munich over a possible £40m move.
SkySports in UK believes that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has set sights on Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater as he’s looking for a replacement following Nemanja Matic‘s departure to Old Trafford.
Anyway, Leicester are reportedly reluctant to sell the England international, who recently signed a new four-year deal with the Foxes. With Mahrez as a possible signing for AS Roma, Drinkwater could ask to leave the club in order to join the Premier League champions this summer.
As confirmed by SkySports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, “Chelsea are interested in signing the Leicester City midfielder” despite admitting that “Drinkwater is not for sale”.
Chelsea interested in signing Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City. He's one of midfielders they're looking at. Drinkwater is not for sale
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 31, 2017