Chelsea lead race for Costa; Barca, Bayern in race for Luiz
Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne departed for 37m + 18m pounds while Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic arrived for 11m + 21m pounds respectively. Jose Mourinho has outlined his sides’ transfer business as to reduce wages ahead of Financial fair play assessment rules to take over starting from the excess of profits this season.
Also the special one has promised that we would sign a top striker come in summer and according to new sources, Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid might be the chosen striker out of Manduzkic and Cavani who are both claimed to be looking to leave their clubs due to fear of being over shadowed and not having a starting role at their clubs. Source is Daily Mail which claims Chelsea are readying to meet the Brazilian born Spaniard’s release clause of 32m in summer.
In other news, David Luiz’s endless saga of being rumored to Barcelona is set to commence for the 2nd summer in a row with the Catalans looking for a replacement for aging captain Carles Puyol. But, this time they aren’t alone in the transfer chase of David Luiz.
Pep Gardiola is rumored to be a huge fan of the Brazilian’s style of play and would want him to partner his international team mate Dante at Bayern Munich’s back line if Chelsea are looking to sell. The German treble winner might be the favorites between the two as they have more financial resource to splash the cash on Luiz. Source again is Daily Mail who claims Bayern are set to spend huge this summer as a result of cash influx coming from owning shares sold for Allianz air lines company.
In other small official news coming from Daily Mail themselves, Chelsea have signed a youngster from Croatia by the name of Mario Pasalic. The 19 year old will arrive from his club Hajduk Split after a 3m pound agreement with the Blues.
The youngster who is an Croatia u-19 international has made it official when he was quoted as saying, ‘The Hajduk jersey is sacred and I will miss it in the summer when I go to Chelsea.