We bring you the headlines making rounds in the world of sports today being the 11th of September 2020. The English Premier league is due to return tomorrow as the new season of English football kicks off. Various English Premier league clubs have been quite active in the transfer market while some are still having a quiet window. Chelsea and Everton are the two most active teams in England this transfer window, with each team already bringing in several top players from Clubs around Europe. Wolverhampton wanderers have not been left out however, with the team bringing in a few players to strengthen their line up ahead of the new season. Here are the transfer rumours/news coming out of England today being Friday….
Chelsea Striker Agree Contract With Italian Side Juventus.
Reports reaching us this morning via Sky Italia state that Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud has agreed a 2 year deal in principal to join Italian side Juventus. The Frenchman who scored his 40th goal for his country during the international games have been Chelsea’s second choice striker for some seasons now. He looked set to have found favour in the sight of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after a string of impressive performances towards the tail end of last season but the signing of German striker Timo Werner has thrown his future at the in serious doubt.
He is down below Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner in the pecking order and it seems like a move away is his only hope of regular football next season. The contract with Juventus is reportedly worth 9 million euros a year but it remains to be seen if Frank Lampard will let the Frenchman leave as he has a reputation of being the world’s best target man.
Chelsea Reject Inter Bid For Kante.
Reports have been going around this past few days about the interest of Italian football club Inter Milan in Chelsea midfield powerhouse Ngolo Kante. The 29 year old Frenchman has been in phenomenal form for the London based club since he joined from Leicester City and a move away this summer has now circulated. Kante suffered a few niggling injuries last season which kept him out of the Chelsea first team for quite some time but it seems like the Frenchman has returned to full fitness and would be roaring to go ahead of the new season.
Inter Milan reportedly made a bid of unspecified amount and also included midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in the deal but it was turned down by Chelsea. Manchester United are also been tipped to move for the former Leicester city man but Frank Lampard will be wary of selling a top player to a direct rival. Chelsea are also said to have reportedly placed a 60 million euros price tag on the Frenchman.
Jadon Sancho To Manchester United Hots Up.
Well it seems like after some quiet window, Manchester United are set to step up their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho. The ex Manchester City wonderkid has been in imperious form since he move to Signal Iduna park and a move back to England this summer is now been touted. Borussia Dortmund reportedly told Manchester United to make their asking price of 120 million pounds of the teenagers but the Old Trafford hierarchy has been reluctant to do so. As per reports, Ed Woodward reportedly believes that the teenager is not worth the Dortmund valuation but talks between the two clubs are currently ongoing. Italian journalist Fabrizo Romano also confirmed the reports in his recent podcast “Here We Go”.
Arsenal Preparing Housem Aouar Bid After Lyon Rejected The Initial Bid
North London side Arsenal are reportedly preparing a second bid for Olympique Lyonaise French midfielder Housem Aouar after the first bid was rejected according to Italian journalist Fabrizo Romano. The FA Cup winners have an interest in the midfielder after his stunning performances for Lyon in the Champions league and the Ligue 1 last season. Juventus have also been credited with an interest but it seem like the English team are the frontrunners for his signature.
Lyon reportedly rejected Arsenal’s initial offer of Matteo Guendouzi and 40 million euros and the North London side are preparing to return with another offer.
These are the news making round today been the 11th of September 2020 and if there is an update, we will bring them to you here on Opera news.