First, to Leicester: the Foxes had a thrilling 4-3 loss to Arsenal, one of the squads who’ve been linked many times to Leicester attacker Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian has been more in focus when it comes to AS Roma, and the Italian club is apparently not going to budge from its valuation of the player.
Sky Sports says Newcastle is in the lead for Sporting CP center back Ruben Semedo. The 23-year-old has also played a little defensive midfield, and played all 540 minutes in Sporting’s UEFA Champions League group with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Legia Warsaw. West Ham and West Brom are also linked, according to the report.
Multiple outlets say the Magpies are going to sign Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea. Abraham, 19, scored 26 goals for Bristol City last season, and Antonio Conte would love to see the Englishman get PL experience. The Daily Star has a pretty sensational claim that Rafa Benitez used part of his wedding anniversary to recruit Abraham. Romance.
Alvaro Morata is one of the hottest properties on the planet. Like James Rodriguez, he doesn’t get the time at Real Madrid he’d receive at most other clubs in the world. And like James, he’s been linked with plenty of clubs including Premier League powers Chelsea and Manchester United.
But Italian site Gazzetta says Morata will skip over the Premier League for a return to Serie A, this time heading to AC Milan. The ex-Juventus star, 24, scored 20 goals in 42 appearances for Real this year.
Newcastle United is the latest club linked to Portuguese center midfielder William Carvalho, and the Magpies are said to be looking into a $78 million bid. The 25-year-old Sporting CP dynamo is a regular in the transfer rumor mill, and has 31 caps for Portugal. The Angola-born Carvalho played nearly every minute of Portugal’s EURO 2016 winning run.