Transfer Rater: Ramsey to Chelsea
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.
Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Aaron Ramsey to Chelsea
The Welsh midfielder’s contract expires at the end of this season, and Arsenal’s London rivals are reportedly looking to take advantage of the situation with a £30 million bid. The Telegraph report that the 27-year-old is a Chelsea transfer target, and Maurizio Sarri’s side are ready to make the offer in the near future. Arsenal had been confident that Ramsey would sign a new deal, but these new developments could test the resolve of both club and player.
Nicolas Tagliafico to Newcastle
Argentina international Tagliafico is reported to have been a Newcastle target for some time, having been on the radar of both the management and scouting team, and they could now make their move. They reportedly see the 25-year-old as a player who can provide competition for Paul Dummett, as well as a rotation option. The Chronicle report that the left-back is valued at £8m by Ajax.
Divock Origi to Besiktas
Reports in Turkey are linking Liverpool’s Belgian forward with a move to Besiktas. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be training in France this week, and could get some deals done for players rumoured to be leaving the club, of which Origi is one. Liverpool would reportedly prefer to sell the striker, and have valued him at £26m, but the Turkish club would prefer a loan deal for the player who spent last season at Wolfsburg.
Matias Vecino to Chelsea
Sarri wants to implement his style quickly at Chelsea, and is reported to see the Inter Milan midfielder as a player who can slot straight into his system. Vecino was part of the Uruguay side which made it to the quarterfinals of the World Cup, only to be knocked out by eventual winners France. The 26-year-old would seemingly be preferred to Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the role should he sign. Sarri managed the player during their time at Empoli, and is keen for a reunion according to the Evening Standard.
Marcos Rojo to Everton
The Mirror report that Everton are favourites to sign Manchester United’s Argentine defender Rojo. He has reportedly been told he can leave Old Trafford this summer, and despite interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton are thought to be his most likely destination. He is valued at £30m, with a new contract signed in March designed to retain his value in the market ahead of a sale this summer. Rojo has not been with the Manchester club on their U.S. tour and is expected to leave before the end of the transfer window.