Transfer Talk: Danny Rose eyed by Marseille, Fiorentina to fend off Federico Chiesa bids?
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Rose ready for Marseille move to save England place
Danny Rose looks set to accept a move before the end of the month in order to secure his England future.
Paris Saint-German and Schalke had previously been linked to the Tottenham left-back, but neither club have firmed up that reported interest.
Rose will instead be faced with a decision to make. Luke Shaw is staking a claim for a return to the England fold with Gareth Southgate set to name his squad on Thursday to face Spain and Switzerland. Rose’s future in the squad could be in doubt if he doesn’t get regular first-team football.
Marseille, on loan or a permanent deal, will be Rose’s best option it seems, claims the Star, as the 28-year-old does not seem to figure in Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s immediate plans.
Barcelona monitor Boca starlets
Barcelona are tracking the progress of Boca Juniors prospects Leonardo Balerdi and Agustín Almendra, according to Sport.
Barcelona had a €4m (£3.6m) bid rejected this summer by the Argentine club for Balerdi, 19, who is a centre-back. Almendra, 18, who plays in midfield, is also highly rated at the Camp Nou. The pair are set to be scouted when Boca take on Huracan on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Barça will loan Paco Alcacer to Borussia Dortmund, who will pay €2.2m for the Spanish forward, with the German club possessing the option to make the move permanent for a fee between €20m (£18.1m) to €25m (£22.6m).
Fiorentina rejected £63m bids for Chiesa
Federico Chiesa has claimed Fiorentina rejected £63m offers for him this summer after rumoured interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Italian winger admits it was his decision to stay in Florence, despite the offers matching La Viola‘s reported asking price.
“Fiorentina refused offers of £63m,” Chiesa told Corriere della Sera. “The summer has been peaceful, there were no anxieties related to the market because, in agreement with the club, I decided that I would stay in Florence.
“It was the best choice, and knowing that I’m worth so much does not detract from my sleep, nor does it affect my life.
“Prices in recent years have skyrocketed and I’m simply going to try and not think about it.”
Chiesa now makes up one third of one of the most exciting attacking trios in Italian football, alongside Marko Pjaca and Gio Simeone.
Modeste may join Galatasary amid Tianjin Quanjian dispute
Anthony Modeste appears set to join Galatasaray, according to RMC, with the French forward likely to move on a free after a fall out with Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian over his salary, claims Chinese outlet CGNT.
Former club Cologne and Nice have also made offers for the 30-year-old, who has scored 13 goals in just 16 appearances since his big-money move in 2017.
Diaz in Sevilla’s sights but Lyon pushing back
Lyon have rejected two bids from Sevilla for Mariano Diaz, according to L’Equipe.
The former Real Madrid starlet’s asking price has been set at €40m (£36.2m) by OL, with the 25-year-old hitting an impressive 21 goals in his debut season in France.
Abraham rejects Villa to fight for Chelsea spot
Tammy Abraham will snub a loan move to Aston Villa in order to try and force his way into the Chelsea line-up, according to the Mirror.
The 20-year-old was the subject of a reported £25m bid this summer from Tottenham, though the Blues rejected that offer.
Benfica-Sporting draws interest from abroad
And finally, Manchester United and Liverpool scouts were present to take in the 1-1 draw between Benfica and Sporting.
Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Valencia and even Sheffield Wednesday were also present at the Estadio da Luz to monitor the progress of a number of targets.