SportPesa News Transfer Juice: Chelsea Eye Coutinho To Replace Hazard, Ozil On Sale

Jun 02 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Juventus preparing compensation package for manager Sarri, PSG join Lukaku race in Sunday's hot gossip

Mesui Ozil of Arsenal during UEFA Europa League Quarter - Final 1st Leg between Arsenal and Napoli at Emirates stadium, London, United Kingdom on 11 Apr 2019. PHOTO/AFP

  • Manchester United FC misfit forward, Romelu Lukaku, is the subject of interest from Ligue 1 champions, PSG who are seeking to fill the Edinson Cavani hole in their forward line as a fall back plan should they fail to land Portugal hotshot Pepe
  • Arsenal FC manager Unai Emery is seeking to offload Mesut Ozil to fund a 85 million pound transfer war chest with the Gunners plotting a summer overhaul following their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season
  • Newcastle United have not made any moves to speak to Gennaro Gattuso - despite reports in Italy touting him as a replacement for Rafa Benitez

NAIROBI, Kenya- Chelsea take centre stage in Sunday's transfer juice with the Europa League champions said to be preparing to sign FC Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho to replace Eden Hazard as Juventus put up a compensation package to lure want away manager Maurizio Sarri to Turin.

Manchester United FC misfit forward, Romelu Lukaku, is the subject of interest from Ligue 1 champions, PSG who are seeking to fill the Edinson Cavani hole in their forward line as a fall back plan should they fail to land Portugal hotshot Pepe.

Arsenal FC manager Unai Emery is seeking to offload Mesut Ozil to fund a 85 million pound transfer war chest with the Gunners plotting a summer overhaul following their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.

Here is the latest hottest transfer gossip gathered by the SportPesa News Transfer juice

Chelsea eye Coutinho to replace Hazard

After winning the Europa League earlier this week, Chelsea can now look to the future although at the moment they aren’t able to add players because of the transfer ban that was imposed on them.

The Blues are however hoping to win their appeal with the TAS in Lausanne which would allow them to replace the outgoing players starting with Eden Hazard who has already stated his journey with the club is over.

To replace Hazard, the Blues are looking to Philippe Coutinho whom Barcelona are currently asking €150 million for. A move to Stamford Bridge would represent a return to the Premier League for the former Liverpool player. READ MORE

Juve preparing Sarri compensation package

Juventus are understood to be preparing a compensation package to prise Maurizio Sarri away from Chelsea.

The Italian giants want Blues boss Sarri to replace Massimiliano Allegri in Turin, and must now stump up in the region of £5million to secure their top target. READ MORE


Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is sent off during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES


PSG enter United misfit Lukaku race

PSG are weighing up entering the race to land Manchester United’s Belgium international misfit Romelu Lukaku.

The French giants are keen to strengthen their forward line this simmer especially with Edinson Cavani set to move to Atletico Madrid.

They are battling several Premier League sides for the services of Lille hitman Nicolas Pepe and are looking at alternatives in case they miss out. READ MORE

Gatusso to Newcastle romuors trashed

Newcastle United have not made any moves to speak to Gennaro Gattuso - despite reports in Italy touting him as a replacement for Rafa Benitez.

Gattuso left AC Milan last week and is interested in a switch to the Premier League.Gattuso left AC Milan last week and is interested in a switch to the Premier League. READ MORE

Arsenal to sell Ozil to fund transfer budget

So the magic number for Arsenal is £40m. A transfer budget affected by the lack of Champions League football and restricted by a damaging wage bill, around about as much as Manchester City or Manchester United will spend on single signings this summer.

That is the set figure, of course. But Arsenal know that player sales will give them more room to manoeuvre. And no departure would both boost their budget and ease their wage concerns like that of Mesut Ozil. READ MORE