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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.

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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.



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  2. chudi

    July 28, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Modric is d man to deliver d job

  3. tallest dee

    July 29, 2013 at 12:11 am

    what can luis Gustavo do dat mikel can not do?

  4. trouble

    July 29, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Gustavo is a much better player than mikel he is lazy and just not good enough

  5. emmanuel

    July 29, 2013 at 4:07 am

    mourinho converted mikel to defensive &now he doesnt want him…… not kul”

  6. Henry paiyo

    July 29, 2013 at 6:25 am

    If you fail to sign cace you sit down and think about what you can do to your club whom you can sign i think luka is a very good player

  7. David

    July 29, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Modric is the anser

  8. Victor ofem

    July 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I dont like de idea a bit,mourinoh should nt try 2 seel mikel,mikel makes nigeria people to suport chelsea,so if he try nigeria will nt support chelsea again.

    • tom

      July 29, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      no point at ol

  9. Shark

    July 29, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I personally think that Luka Modric is the answer for man utd.

  10. stifler

    July 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Oh good more unrealistic targets for Moyes. Look lets analyse:1. has Modric even indicated he interested in a move away from Madrid, no! 2. has the club even hint that they could manage w/o him, no! 3. Can afford to buy him at £40m plus & another £7m plus worth in wages to tempt the move to total £50m, probably not. Then why!? When Christian Eriksen is absolute steal at £20m..

  11. ubana

    July 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Pls sir, mourinho y not u keep d players that u have then add new one’s u need with the old one’s so that u have good bench. And pls don’t try to let david, mikel, mata,oscar,hazard and ramires to leave that clup if u want to be the special one.

  12. adeshina

    July 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I duely agreed d term of signing Gustavo from bayern M. But wot of d rest D. Midfielder we hav b4, how jose ll used them so Gustavo is good n others re better.

  13. isaac

    July 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    mikel obi is the unsung hero in chelsea and it is high time chelsea started to appreciate the player. Despite the fact that he has never score an epl goal he remain a key player that brought chelsea huge success. we saw what the he can still do for club at the just concluded fifa confederation cup.

  14. Ubani lucky

    July 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Luka is a perfect fit 4 man united but have man u come to advertise another player 4 other clubs again?Otherwise modric is even better than both fab and thiago.

  15. okiru

    July 29, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Moyes must by all means get news players or else not cup

  16. fle

    July 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    mourinho shud 4get abt signinng mid & defensive midfielders 4 we hav dem but shud sign strikers n a left bak 2 suport ashly cole cos e is aging n bertrand is not yet experience.

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