Chelsea ‘set to offload’ big-earner as Tottenham ‘need to move on’ senior star
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Mauricio Pochettino’s men defeated the Hatters by 3-0, with Raheem Sterling looking back to his best, while new signing Nicolas Jackson grabbed his first Blues goal. Tottenham took on Bournemouth on Saturday after defeating Manchester United last time out.
In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the two London clubs.
Chelsea could finally get their wish in offloading Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku was made available this summer after spending last season out on loan with Inter Milan. Talks with Inter broke down after the Belgian’s representatives were caught in talks with Juventus, but even Juve have fallen short of a deal. Tuttomercatoweb report that AS Roma are now in talks with Chelsea over a loan deal.
Jose Mourinho has worked with Lukaku previously, and they now look set to link up again, with Chelsea offloading a big earner in the process. Lukaku has been training on his own over recent weeks ahead of an expected move.
Chelsea look set to miss out on Lyon star Bradley Barcola.
According to 90min, Barcola has already told Chelsea that he does not want to join them this summer. It’s claimed the Lyon star only wants to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer, the the Ligue 1 giants are said to be working on a deal. Chelsea are said to have viewed Barclona as an alternative to Michael Olise.
The 20-year-old is said to have a clear preference, and Chelsea already have a stacked squad after a number of additions this summer and in January. Chelsea will likely have to lean heavily on Nicolas Jackson amid Christopher Nkunku’s injury troubles.
Lloris exit talk
Tottenham could be set to lose goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, according to Rob Guest.
The Spurs journalist said on the Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham podcast:“I think he’ll get his move, it’s just strange that it hasn’t happened so far. There is a lot of talk about a transfer to Lazio but it seems that he’d be a number two, but given his age and his final years of his career, surely he just wants to be playing.
“A week to go – I wonder if it just gets to the stage where it’s like Serge Aurier and it’s just a mutual termination of the contract. He is one of the highest earners at the club, so you need to move him on, but because he’s been such a loyal servant you need to do it right and let him pick his club when the offers come in.”