It is no secret that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was fast in the chase of Nicolo Barella in the January transfer window. But the deal failed to materialize, with the reasons emerging now.
Sarri, we understand, wanted to snap up the midfielder to fill the void left behind by veteran Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard’s move to Monaco left a hole in the midfield that Barella could have filled. Instead, the Italian stayed put at Cagliari, helping them fend off any relegation fears. The reason, according to Tutto Mercato Web, is that he did not wish to leave Italy.
Up to FIVE players set to leave Anfield
Liverpool looks all set to let at least five players leave the club this summer.
The Reds will be lining up for the final time this season in the prestigious Champions League final. And it may be the last time that fringe players like Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge, and Dejan Lovren don the Liverpool kit. Current loanee Nathaniel Clyne will also be let go by the club.
Arsenal backed to sign 3 players
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has backed the club to sign three players in the summer.
Following a devastating defeat in the Europa league final, Ian Wright feels the club desperately needs fresh faces. The three names that the Gunners hero has named are Leicester’s Ben Chillwell, on-loan Leicester player Youri Tielemans, and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe. Wright feels that the Gunners are in desperate need for an electric winger.
Tottenham make a final decision on Zaha
Tottenham, reports suggest, have pulled out of the signing on Wilfried Zaha. The reason is the Ivorian’s inflated price tag.
Spurs were the front runners for the signing of the electric Crytal Palace winger. But a £100 million price-tag seems to have stopped them in their tracks, and the club seems to have withdrawn their interest.