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AC Milan target Chelsea defender

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AC Milan have identified Chelsea defender Benoît Badiashile as a summer target. Signed from AS Monaco in January 2023, he has struggled for game time in West London and is becoming increasingly frustrated at his situation with the West London club. His situation has not been helped by injury – he was forced to miss the start of the season, ...

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Chelsea prepared to trigger Osimhen release clause

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Chelsea have made Victor Osimhen their number one target and are prepared to trigger the Napoli striker’s ₤112 million release clause. However, the news that Kylian Mbappé will definitely leave PSG when his contract finished at the end of this season has thrown a major spanner in the works of their plans. The Paris club have reportedly identified Osimhem as ...

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Chelsea hope for summer end to Lukaku problem

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One of the residual issues that Chelsea management have to deal with is the long-term date of Romelu Lukaku, who remains under contract at the club until 2026, although he has spent the last two seasons back on loan in Italy. That was first of all with his old club, Inter Milan, and, more latterly with Roma, who have just ...

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Arsenal tracking Roma left-back

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Arsenal are considering moving for Roma left-back Leonardo Spinazzola before the January transfer window closes. Left-back has been identified as a priority position by Mikel Arteta, with Oleksandr Zinchenko injury prone, and not always the best defensively, and his natural replacement, Takehiro Tomiyssu (who has had his own fair share of injuries) away with Japan at the Asia Cup. Jakob ...

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Arsenal tracking Bologna striker

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Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee is the latest player being linked with a move to Arsenal. Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall, Zirkzee has been one of the reasons why Bologna have been one of the surprise teams in Serie A this season, currently standing fifth in the table, scoring eight goals and providing four assists. A Dutch under 21 international, ...

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Chelsea leading Osimhen race

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Reports from Italy suggest that Chelsea are leading the race to sign striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli in the summer, and that they are prepared to meet his release clause. Liverpool have also been linked with the 25 year old, but, despite claims to the contrary, it appears that they have not agreed personal terms with the Nigerian. And now ...

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Chelsea considering Dybala move

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Chelsea are considering exploiting an unusual clause in Paola Dybala’s contract with Roma to sign the Argentine for a cut price fee. That allows him to join a foreign club for as little as €12 million (₤10.2 million), although this clause expires on January 15th so time is of the essence for anybody wishing to take advantage of it. Despite ...

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Kiwior going nowhere in January

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Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior will not be allowed to leave on loan in January. The Polish international was signed from Spezia in January, but has struggled to establish himself at the Emirates, and remains a fringe player. And, when he has been used, it is often as a left-back, rather than in his preferred position of centre-back. That has led ...

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Jorginho contract extension talks stall

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Talks about Italian midfielder Jorginho extending his contract at the Emirates have stalled. The 31 year old was signed from Chelsea in the January transfer window, initially on an 18 month deal, although that did include the option to extend that by a further year. Although Mikel Arteta is reported to be a big fan of Jorginho, he has only ...

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Vlahović linked with the Gunners again

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Serbian striker Dusan Vlahović is once again being linked with a move to Arsenal. Two years ago, it seemed like Vlahović could be in line to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when he was a Fiorentina player, but, instead, he signed for Juventus instead. Since he has been at the Turin club, he has only intermittently shown the form that made him ...

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