The Mercato closed his doors last Thursday in the Premier League. But movements are still possible in the direction of departure. And there are opportunities to be seized!
For several seasons, English clubs have not hesitated to spend millions to strengthen themselves during the mercato. And this summer 2019, the Premier League teams have lived up to their reputation. In total, nearly €1.5 billion was spent on 114 transactions. A good old-fashioned habit on the part of the British. But we had to admit that we expected even more madness. Wilfried Zaha or Paul Pogba, to name but a few, could have blown up the bank if they had been transferred. This is still technically possible since movements are still allowed in the direction of departure. But this seems difficult since their clubs do not seem willing to let them go. This is not necessarily the case for other players, who have not found a drop point in England. But they could make other clubs in Europe or elsewhere happy.
Opportunities in Chelsea
As for Chelsea, even if we are banned from recruiting, there are still a lot of people in the club. Many players have been loaned out. Others may still follow. Among them are Tiémoué Bakayoko. On loan last season from AC Milan, the Frenchman has returned to London. Despite Frank Lampard’s arrival at the helm of the Blues, the midfielder did not enter his club’s plans. Invited to go elsewhere, the 24-year-old player had made a foot call to the PSG. In vain. However, a return to Ligue 1 is not impossible since Monaco, his former club, would consider bringing him back in the form of a loan. An element that has the advantage of knowing the Monegasque house perfectly. Also courted by Galatasaray, the Frenchy can be a good opportunity, especially since Chelsea should facilitate negotiations.
Still with the Stamford Bridge residents, Michy Batshuayi is in a difficult situation. If the Belgian wants to finally win there, he will have to fight hard. The Belgian was not even on the game sheet yesterday in the clash between Chelsea and Manchester United. A start would not be impossible for the former OM player, who could have more playing time elsewhere. Recently, the Team had talked about an interest from AS Monaco. Despite the likely arrival of Wissam Ben Yedder, the princely club could go on the offensive again if Radamel Falcao leaves. On the Belgian side, there was talk of Anderlecht’s interest in the striker. An element that will experience a pivotal season as it will reach the end of its contract in June 2020 in the London club.
L1 alumni on the market
London again where Arsenal is seeking to separate from Mohamed Elneny and Shkodran Mustafi. With regard to the latter, the Gunners want to bring new blood to the defence, as they have recruited David Luiz and William Saliba, who will arrive next summer. Skysports has been saying for several weeks that the door is wide open for the German. The English media even reported that Londoners hoped to sell it in France, where Monaco was mentioned among its courtiers. AC Milan would also monitor the situation of the 27-year-old player for whom Arsenal would ask for €30 million. A price that remains high for the moment. Other defenders could represent good business. Barred by competition in Liverpool, Dejan Lovren is a hot topic. Milan and Roma are under the spell of the former OL player.
At Manchester United, Marcos Rojo is clearly on the move. Close to Everton, the 29-year-old Argentinean finally didn’t move. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted at a press conference on Friday that a departure could still occur when asked about Rojo. Recently, ESPN reported that L1 clubs were monitoring the situation of the Manchester United player. Eliaquim Mangala is not part of Pep Guardiola’s plans with his neighbour and rival Manchester City. The Frenchman would get closer to Valencia where he would arrive free of charge if everything went well during his medical examination. Mario Lemina, who had a voucher for Southampton, was in Wolverhampton’s sights, as revealed on our website. While discussions revolved around a loan with a mandatory purchase option, the Gabonese finally stayed at the quayside.
According to our information, the Saints and Wolves did not agree on the terms of the loan. However, a start is still in the works for Mario Lemina, an element that could help a team that wants to strengthen itself in midfield. Southampton will also not retain Guido Carrillo. In Tottenham, Serge Aurier is potentially on the move. The Daily Mail reported that the Ivorian international wanted to leave his club, where he would not have much playing time. Aurier, who was recently surveyed by Leonardo at PSG, would be in AC Milan’s sights. Other elements of Tottenham could still move, such as Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, Victor Wanyama or Danny Rose. The same is true for Adrien Silva and Fousseni Diabaté (Leicester) or Yannick Bolasie and Kevin Mirallas (Everton) Notice to amateurs!