In the home stretch of the transfer window, which closes on the evening of September 1 in England, Premier League clubs seem ready to splurge to complete their squad.
The last week of the English transfer window promises to be very turbulent. The latest information circulating suggests that several Premier League clubs will commit large sums between now and September 2, when the transfer market in England closes (September 1, 11:00 p.m. local time).
· Chelsea: more than 180 million on the table?
Almost 100 million euros for Wesley Fofana, more than 70 for Anthony Gordon, around 15 for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang… Chelsea, which has weakened and finds itself just quantitatively, could well make large investments in order to approach more serenely the first part of this very special season with the World Cup.
For Wesley Fofana, the player’s determination to leave Leicester could speed things up. The young 21-year-old French defender, in full arm wrestling, is now training with the reserve team. According to British media, the management of the Foxes this week rejected a third offer from the London club, between 71 and 83 million euros, while waiting to receive a fourth estimated at 95 million euros.
The case is not necessarily simpler for the English international attacking midfielder Anthony Gordon (21), under contract at Everton until June 2025. On the other hand, everything indicates that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will eventually return to London, account given the need for FC Barcelona to reduce its payroll.
Newcastle: All in Isak
Always in search of a leading offensive asset in attack since the start of the Saudi project, Newcastle United seems to have decided to ask 70 million euros on Alexander Isak (22 years old). The Swedish striker of Real Sociedad, very prominent during Euro 2021, would become the most expensive signing in the history of the Magpies. His record for last season is 10 goals in 41 games.
Manchester United: Antony after Casemiro?
After having committed more than 70 million euros for Casemiro, Manchester United could approach the threshold of 100 M€ for Antony, the talented Brazilian striker from Ajax (22 years old). A first proposal of 80 M € would have been rejected by the Dutch club, which is not against keeping its player who still has three years of contract.
West Ham: Paqueta in sight
« I’m afraid that Paqueta will leave, » said Daniel Riolo on Tuesday evening in After Foot on RMC. The next day, Sky Sports reported that an offer had been made by West Ham for the Brazilian playmaker from Olympique Lyonnais. The London club would have offered nearly 40 million euros.