With roughly one month until the domestic seasons in Europe kick off, transfer season is about to kick into another gear following the conclusion of the World Cup on Sunday.
Pro Soccer Talk takes a look at three of the day’s biggest transfer stories, including how new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will handle his attack.
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New Blues boss Sarri is reportedly keen on Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, and that could very well spell the end for both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud at Stamford Bridge.
Higuain and Sarri have history together after both previously having played roles in Napoli’s squad.
Morata and Giroud have only spent one season, respectively, with Chelsea and combined for 14 Premier League goals in 2017/18.
Manchester United could be on the brink of adding some strong defensive depth in the form of an Italy international.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on bringing in veteran center back Leonardo Bonucci, who currently plays for Serie A side AC Milan.
Given Milan’s sanctions from European football though, it is conceivable that the club will allow Bonucci to go in order to raise money for a team in the midst of financial troubles.
After a tremendous showing at the World Cup, France right back Benjamin Pavard is becoming a highly-coveted player.
Pavard scored one of the goals of the World Cup during France’s thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the Round of 16.Follow @MattReedFutbol