Premier League club Everton have reportedly placed an £80m asking price for Brazilian forward Richarlison’s who has been a subject of interest from hosts of top teams in Europe.
The 21-year-old has been in fine form in an otherwise disappointing season for the Toffees by founding back of the net 11 times in 28 games, while also scoring three goals for Brazil’s senior side in his first six caps.
The Merseyside Blues raised eyebrows when paying for the Hornets £40m to sign Richarlison last season, however, the Toffees believe that his valuation has now doubled after six months at Goodison Park.
The Daily Star claimed that Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, PSG and AC Milan have all been keeping tabs on the ex-Fluminense attacker, however, Everton will not sell unless their asking price. (£80m)
Richarlison is believed to be happy at Goodison Park, however, that may change should under-fire head-coach Marco Silva – who brought him to the English top-tier football with the Hornets in 2017 – be sacked in the coming months.
Marco Silva is keen on to keep Richarlison at Goodison Park, however, if someone agrees to pay £80m for Brazilian it’s unlikely to see him to player for the Merseysiders next season.
Meanwhile, another attacking options who has been rumoured with a switch to Chelsea has been Maurizio Sarri’s former player Lorenzo Insigne., Italian forward has been rumoured with an exit from Stadio Sao Paolo and Chelsea see him as an ideal replacement for Eden Hazard who is likely to leave the club this summer and join Real Madrid.
Chelsea are reportedly trying to secure services of Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie from AC Milan as part of a swap deal that could see £40m flop Tiemoue Bakayoko making a permanent move to the opposite side.
Bakayoko is currently on loan at AC Milan after failing to adapt to the Englis football during his one and only season at Stamford Bridge he is having an impressive season for Gerrano Gattuso’s side and ready to make his loan spell permanent.
The French midfielder has improved in Serie A a slow start to his loan spell and recently revealed that he ‘dreams’ to remain at San Siro.
AC Milan Sporting director Leonardo claimed that the team will only be able to afford Bakayoko if they finish 2018/19 season on top four of the Serie A table and secure promotion to the Champions League, however, The Express reported that the Blues are willing to negotiate terms with the fallen Serie A giants.
Chelsea will allow the flop midfielder to make his move to AC Milan permanent if Kessie makes move to the opposite side.
The report suggests that the Rossoneri will consider the offer as they could avoid UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, which has forced their hand in the transfer market recently.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are eyeing move for another AC Milan star Suso who has been one of the key players of Gennaro Gattuso’s side that are fighting for a top-four finish this season.
Chelsea supporters should get excited at the prospect of Christian Pulisic next season, this according to Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
The Blues were one of the most active teams in the winter transfer window after signing two quality players Gonzalo Higuain and Christian Pulisic who will make a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Gonzalo Higuain came in the try solve the Blues offensive end with Alvaro Morata has made move to Atletico Madrid.
But much earlier in the month, the Blues had finalised the transfer of Christian Pulisic. However, the USA international attacker stayed at Dortmund for a short loan spell before becoming Chelsea player.
There had been much speculation over the USA International stars future, with Liverpool and Man Utd linked.
however, it was the Blues that snapped up the signature of 20-year-old attacker.
Sancho who has joined Dortmund in the summer of 2017 from Manchester City has lavished praise of his teammate.
The 18-year-old has come out and believed that it was Pulisic who has inspired him to make a move to Dormund.
Speaking to ESPN, he said: “The club had shown with a player like Christian Pulisic that they were going in the right way, playing youngsters and giving them a chance.
“He came from the same situation as me, leaving his family behind.
“He was so young, and he was brave enough. America is a lot further away than England and he’s taken a bigger step than I have done.
“How he’s handled that, what he does on the pitch, his mentality [towards] football, it’s just crazy. The passion he has. I admire him.
“He’s an outstanding player, I really do look up to him.”