Barcelona is setting up a powerful £50m package to entice Chelsea into enabling them to sign Willian, contained “their disrupted winger Malcom and a sizable expense”, as indicated by the Mirror. It isn’t the first occasion when that Catalan side have been connected with the twinkle-toed Brazilian however with the player now year and a half far from a free transfer and seven months from turning 31 this could be the minute they get their man.
“However with Malcom neglecting to impress in La Liga,” the Mirror proceeds with, “Chelsea could choose they are not inspired by him and may feel £50m isn’t sufficient for Willian.” That surely appears the almost certain end to the story right now, with the Telegraph saying Chelsea have effectively dismissed the offer. “Chelsea views Willian as a key player from their squad and is hoping to reinforce amid the window instead of letting first-team regulars go,” they sniff.
Marko Arnautovic’s brother, Danijel, has uncovered that the player urgently needs to move to China promptly. “West Ham purchased Marko for peanuts. Presently they have an incredible offer,” he said.
“It is his extraordinary want that West Ham acknowledges the offer from China.” West Ham anyway are “declining to be tormented”, as per the Sun, and plan to hold him to his extensive current deal.
The Hammers are additionally quick to sign Jonjo Shelvey, regardless of whether – as indicated by the Mail – they confront “furious opposition” from his present club, Newcastle.
“Manuel Pellegrini respects Shelvey and would seize the likelihood of conveying him to the London Stadium,” they report, yet “Newcastle manager Rafa Benítez would not authorize the deal except if he could get an appropriate substitution.”
Whether Paris Saint-Germain’s Christopher Nkunku, a 21-year-old midfielder with whom they are connected today – alongside his 19-year-old defensive partner Stanley Nsoki – checks is obscure.