Chelsea Increase Aubameyang Transfer Bid
The transfer window will close in three days, so there won’t be much movement at Barcelona in the next hours.
The Catalans want to offload one or two players to enable a smooth registration for any players they sign, although both incomings and outgoings are anticipated.
Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another player who appears to be close to the departure doors.
This summer, there has been a lot of talk about the former Arsenal captain moving back to London, with Chelsea reportedly showing interest.
This summer, there has been a lot of talk about the former Arsenal captain moving back to London, with Chelsea reportedly showing interest. A transaction has been discussed for some time, but it hasn’t been finalized because Barça rejected their initial offer of €15 million.
Aubameyang is currently on the edge of returning to the Premier League, but ESPN’s Moi Llorens and Samuel Marsden claim that Barcelona and Chelsea could finalize a transfer agreement for the striker by today.
According to the report, Barça must continue to demand at least €20 million for Aubameyang. Chelsea has increased its bid to €17 million, despite rumors that they were reconsidering a move for the striker.
The two parties will meet later today, and as both groups are eager to close the deal, an agreement is anticipated to be struck during that meeting.
Negotiations were slowed down by Chelsea’s attempts to incorporate Marcos Alonso, a Barcelona left-back target, in the Aubameyang operation.
The veteran is reportedly expected to cost roughly €5 million, but the Spaniard’s deal is now being considered as a different entity, according to the article.
Additionally, the Blaugrana will work to finalize his deal before the window closes.
Aubameyang’s destiny will be decided by today, and at this stage it appears probable that the 33-year-old, who was the victim of a horrific robbery at his home earlier this week, will return to London.
Napoli & Sporting among loan options for Ronaldo
Napoli and Sporting Lisbon have emerged as loan options for Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the summer transfer deadline, according to The Independent.
The Portugal international is said to be determined to play Champions League football for a 20th-straight season, and he is apparently ‘pushing’ for a move away from Old Trafford.
A permanent transfer seems unlikely on the cards with the transfer window closing on Thursday, but it is reported that super-agent Jorge Mendes is trying his best to finalise a loan deal.
Napoli and former club Sporting are open to the prospect of landing the 37-year-old on loan, but that would largely depend on United paying a portion of his current weekly wages.
Meanwhile, the same report reveals that there is no possibility of Ronaldo acting as a makeweight for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. The Serie A outfit value him at more than £100 million.
United are unlikely to spend anywhere close to that figure after the huge outlay on Ajax’s Antony.
Ronaldo’s basic weekly salary have dropped from £480,000 to £360,000 this campaign following the Red Devils’ failure to qualify for the Champions League through a top-four finish.
Despite this, he is the highest earner at the club and we don’t see the prospect of United paying portion of those wages for him to spend an entire season away from the Premier League.
Instead, manager Erik ten Hag should be content to keep Ronaldo in the first-team squad. He may not start regularly under him, but would be a game-changer in the big games for United.
The £27 million-rated star may have desire to play Champions League football again, but United would be making a big mistake if they are willing to loan him out without a top quality replacement.
With just over two days of the transfer window left, it is highly unlikely that United will spend big after the Antony deal. Any decision on Ronaldo could be put on hold until the New Year
MNU VS CHE: 4-2-3-1 Pochettino strongest possible IX that could help Chelsea defeat Man Utd
Today’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford is sure to be exciting. There isn’t a distinct favorite for this forthcoming matchup because both teams have shown inconsistent play this season.
Manchester United hopes to win against Chelsea after suffering an awful defeat to Newcastle United. Chelsea, on the other hand, is hoping to keep up their current winning streak in the Premier League by thrashing Manchester United in their next game.
4-2-3-1 Pochettino predicted starting IX
Goalkeeper: The Spanish international Robert Sanchez is expected to start in goal
Defenders: Benoit Badiashile, Levi Colwill, Thiago Silva, and Reece James make up Chelsea’s defense. Reece James is anticipated to start the next game, Despite his red card suspension that kept him out of the match against Brighton.
Midfielders: Cole Palmer, Moises Caicedo, and Enzo Fernandes are midfielders. As Conor Gallagher is out due to suspension, Cole Palmer will fill in at offensive midfield, with Enzo Fernandes and Moises Caicedo handling additional roles in central and defensive midfield.
Forward: Raheem Sterling, Armando Broja, and Mykhailo Mudryk are the forwards. Nicolas Jackson, who has been struggling, is replaced by Armando Broja, with Raheem Sterling on the right wing and Mykhailo Mudryk in his standard left wing position.
Confirmed Chelsea line up vs Newcastle: Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo as Palmer start with Gallagher in Midfield #NEWCHE
Mauricio Pochettino makes two changes to his Chelsea team for today’s game at Newcastle.
Benoit Badiashile comes in for his compatriot Axel Disasi in the heart of defence, while Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo.
Otherwise, it is the same starting XI that began the 4-4 draw against Manchester City prior to the international break
That means Reece James, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella join Badiashile at the back, ahead of Robert Sanchez. Enzo Fernandezand Conor Gallagher continue in midfield, with Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer supplying the width in attack, either side of Nicolas Jackson.
Caicedo and Levi Colwill, who was injured during the recent break, are among those named on the bench.
Alexander Isak returns for Newcastle after injury, but there is no Sean Longstaff.
Chelsea: Sanchez; James (c), Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Enzo, Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Palmer, Jackson, Sterling
Subs: Petrovic, Colwill, Disasi, Maatsen, Caicedo, Matos, Madueke, Mudryk, Broja
Newcastle: Pope, Livramento, Lascelles (c), Schar, Trippier, Guimaraes, Miley, Almiron, Joelinton, Isak, Gordon
Subs: Dubravka, Gillespie, Karius, Dummett, Ritchie, Diallo, Murphy, Ndiweni, Parkinson
Referee Simon Hooper
How Palmer and Reece James Have Complemented Each Other in Chelsea’s Lineup This Season
Reece James just returned to action for Chelsea this season after recovering from an injury that kept him on the sidelines for weeks but the synergy between the Chelsea Skipper and Cole Palmer has emerged as a pivotal factor in Chelsea’s recent impressive performance.
Their relationship on the pitch showcases a dynamic partnership that has been significantly impacting the team’s overall performance.
One key element of this collaboration is the strategic placement of Cole Palmer in the middle, operating behind the striker.
This positioning capitalizes on Palmer’s unique skill set, acknowledging that he may not possess the blistering pace or sheer physicality to excel in isolated one-on-one situations with defenders.
Instead, Palmer’s strength lies in his ability to receive the ball on the half-turn, exhibiting clever passes that ignite the team’s attacking prowess.
Palmer’s fluid style, characterized by his adept use of pockets and floating movements, creates a symbiotic relationship with Reece James.
James, a versatile right-back, benefits from Palmer’s strategic play by having the freedom to occupy the wing.
This tactical understanding not only maximizes Palmer’s strengths but also amplifies James’s impact on the game.
What becomes evident in this partnership is Palmer essentially playing as a number 10, operating in a role that aligns with his capabilities and enhances the team’s attacking dynamics.
By strategically placing Palmer in a central position, Chelsea leverages his playmaking abilities, allowing him to orchestrate the flow of the game and provide crucial link-up play between the midfield and the strikers.
The tactical harmony between Palmer and James is not just about individual brilliance but also about how their styles complement each other seamlessly.
Palmer’s intelligent movements and distribution empower James to venture forward with confidence, creating a fluid and dynamic attacking unit for Chelsea
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