Coral Rumour Reel: Man City in for Jack Grealish & who’s looking at Cuadrado?
It’s been a busy week on Coral’s Rumour Reel, following the end of the Premier League season, with everyone from the media and football fans linking players with moves to a whole host of clubs.
However, we’re only just getting started, and with a large number of footballers expected to be on the move this summer, Coral will bring you all of the breaking news as it happens!
Today sees Premier League runners-up linked with Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish, who is preparing to play in the FA Cup final against Arsenal. City are highly likely to ring the changes in the transfer window to replace ageing personnel, freshen things up and also, increase the quota of home-grown players.
Initially, City were keen to add Grealish to their academy, however, the 19-year-old has broken the Villa first team this season and is showing signs that he can become a future star.
Having declared for the Republic of Ireland at international level, it remains to be seen just how good he can become, though his playing style has been likened to former Nottingham Forest legend John Robertson.
Should City be successful in their pursuit, it is thought that a bid in the region of £15m could be enough to persuade Villa to sell. Watch this space.
Elsewhere, Chelsea’s January signing, Juan Cuadrado is being linked with a move back to the Serie A, with Inter Milan thought to be interested in the Colombian left winger, while Italian league and cup champions, Juventus, are said to be chasing Blues Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar.
This could well make space for Cuadrado’s compatriot Radamel Falcao in Chelsea’s ranks, with the Blues 5/1 with Coral to be the centre forward’s next club.
Likely to be a loan deal, or a cut-price fee in the region of £20m, the 29-year-old would be a great signing for the west London outfit when he fully recovers from injury, under the expert guidance of Chelsea’s world class medical team.