Transfer News: Chelsea Eye £15m Bid For Brazilian | Man Utd Target Croatian Schemer
Latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea are linked with a £15million move for Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo and Man Utd target Real Madrid’s Luka Modric.
With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea are linked with a £15m move for Luiz Gustavo and Man Utd target Luka Modric.
Chelsea eye £15m Gustavo move
First up and the Mirror are reporting that Chelsea are set to table a £15m offer for Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo with Jose Mourinho looking to replace John Obi Mikel at the heart of his side.
The report claims the Portuguese boss isn’t convinced by Mikel’s role at the club and is keen to bring in another defensive midfielder this summer, and Gustavo is believed to be his top target.
The Brazilian’s future at the Allianz Arena has been cast in doubt following the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona with reports suggesting he’s now been made available for transfer. With first team opportunities likely to be limited next season, Gustavo may decide a move is best – particularly with the 2014 World Cup in mind – and it seems Chelsea are ready to offer him a fresh start.
Man Utd target Modric
Next up and the Daily Star are reporting that Manchester United boss David Moyes has turned his attention to Real Madrid’s Luka Modric after failing in his attempts to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.
United’s public pursuit of Fabregas looks set to end in disappointment with the Catalans insisting the former Arsenal man wont be sold at any price, and the report claims Moyes is now ready to move for Modric as he looks to bring in some creativity to his midfield this summer.
The Croatian has struggled to establish himself at the Bernabeu since moving from Tottenham last summer and the Star claim United are keen to try and lure him back to the Premier League, but may have to pay in the region of £30m for the 27-year-old schemer.
So there’s your latest dose of transfer news. What do Chelsea fans think of Gustavo, would he be a good signing? And what about United fans, would you like Modric to join the club this summer? Share your views in the comments section.