Another flurry of speculative activity regarding the destinations of the Premier League’s clubs follows the latest confirmation that the league is inundated with exorbitant sums of money. According to the Portuguese publication O Jogo, Manchester United, for instance, has been overtaken by Liverpool in the Deloitte money league, but they still have a lot of ready to throw around.
Benfica and Portugal’s Ronaldo-displacing player Gonçalo Ramos are on their radar, according to O Jogo. They would have to pay the striker €120 million to exercise his release clause, but with optimism high at Old Trafford and wealthy fracking supporter Sir Jim Ratcliffe linked to a takeover, who is to say they won’t be able to sign him?
For the time being, Liverpool has more money, but their midfield isn’t as good as it could be. Internazionale’s Marcelo Brozovic is the latest midfielder to be linked with a move to Anfield. Liverpool is reportedly willing to include Naby Keta in the deal for the Croatian international, who is 30 years old and is worth approximately £30 million.
However, the Italian media’s gossip factory suggests Tottenham are the front-runner in their pursuit of Brozovic. The Roma playmaker Nicol Zaniolo is a potential transfer target for Tottenham in Serie A. Although Spurs’ initial offer was turned down, they may still be rewarded for their persistence given that Zaniolo is having some trouble at the Stadio Olimpico and Roma is content to let him go in this window.
“He’s a great example of a boy who gives his best.” When I was young, I was taught that you can’t give more if you do your best. However, Arsenal, Spurs’ old foe, may challenge them, as they have also expressed interest. West Ham, on the other side of the Premier League table, requires goals, and Danny Ings might be able to score them.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Hammers have offered the forward from Aston Villa and are in advanced negotiations. Everton could be adding Lucas Moura from Tottenham to their attack when West Ham takes on Everton on Saturday in a match that is full of relegation drama and managerial speculation. According to the Mail, Everton has been offered the Brazilian by Spurs.
The 30-year-old’s Tottenham contract expires this summer, and the club does not intend to extend it. Leicester, another club plagued by relegation, is getting close to signing Copenhagen defender Victor Kristiansen for £17 million. According to some reports, the transfer may be completed before Saturday’s match against Brighton.
Additionally, it appears that Villarreal is the front-runner to acquire the prolific goal scorer from Blackburn, Ben Brereton Daz. The Chile striker has been a target for Leeds for some time, but the Spanish club is now the clear favorite to sign him for £8 million this month. On Wednesday, reportedly, talks took place.