Transfer news: Thiago Silva to Chelsea; Man Utd targeting Brooks

Thiago Silva to Chelsea
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The latest transfer news in the Premier League includes Thiago Silva to Chelsea, Man United’s latest backup plan after missing out on Jadon Sancho, and Barcelona coming for a Liverpool star…

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Thiago Silva to Chelsea

The 35-year-old Brazilian defender will be available as a free agent following the expiration of his PSG contract after Sunday’s UEFA Champions League final, and Frank Lampard is reportedly keen on bringing in a bit of veteran experience to help guide a squad full of youth and inexperience. The question of whether or not Silva would actually improve the Blues’ on-field performance is also being considered. Fiorentina have already offered Silva a two-year contract.

David Brooks to Man United

Between now and the end of the summer/fall transfer window on Oct. 5, United are likely to be linked with just about every right winger in the entire world as a “backup option” after missing out on Jadon Sancho. Today, it’s Bournemouth’s David Brooks who’s linked with a move to Old Trafford. Despite the fact the Cherries were relegated from the PL, they are said to be holding out for $52 million.

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Koeman, Barcelona want Wijnaldum

Speaking of transfer rumors type casting a club — or, in this case, a manager — with similar players, new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is reportedly interested in signing Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool. The easiest bet of the century is that at least half of the players linked with a move to Barca in the coming weeks will be Dutch.

Aston Villa to move for Watkins

Ollie Watkins didn’t win promotion with Brentford, but the 24-year-old forward might win promotion of his own with a handful of PL sides heavily linked last season’s second-highest goalscorer in the EFL Championship. Villa hope to do a deal for $23 million, but the Bees are reportedly holding out for something in the neighborhood of $33 million.