As the weather hots up, so too it seems do the transfer market’s rumors. Premier League champion Chelsea is heavily involved in today’s roundup, with plenty of possible outgoings plus the club looks close to making its first signing of the summer. The noises from the Emirates Stadium have gone quiet today, while Liverpool also looks set to confirm its first signing of the window. Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news, rumors and whispers of the day: Liverpool will complete the signing of £39 million forward Mohamed Salah from Roma on Thursday as the former Chelsea player joins Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, according to The Times. Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is a target for newly
According to the Mirror, Rafa Benitez has been working on a huge deal for Benfica's Andreas Samaris for the past six weeks. The midfielder was said to be high on David Moyes' shortlist whilst he managed Sunderland, but nothing was ever agreed with his Portuguese employers. Samaris, who turned 28 this month, joined Benfica in 2014 from Olympiacos for £8.8million and has won three consecutive league titles. Some fans may be perplexed by the size of the fee mentioned, especially given the fact that he is on the wrong side of 26 in terms of age. However, with Graham Carr having parted company with the club, Benitez has obtained total control of transfers, and this is even further proof of that. Interestingly,
There looked set to be little for either side to shout about in the opening 45 minutes, but Cameroon took the lead in first-half stoppage time through Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. Vincent Aboubakar, linked with Premier League club Newcastle United, wasted a number of chances to make it 2-0 and the Indomitable Lions were eventually made to pay when Mark Milligan levelled from the spot after a hugely debatable decision.