Coral’s rumour reel: Berbatov set for Premier League return?
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is reportedly keen to make a great return to the Premier League this summer, having featured in England’s top-flight for the Red Devils, Fulham and Tottenham, but it’s new boys Bournemouth who have expressed an interest in his services this time around. The majestic marksman is set to leave Monaco and has welcomed a comeback to his former stomping ground this year, with the Cherries confident of a deal (5/4 with Coral to be relegated 2015/16).
Elsewhere, Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford outfit are ready to launch a £25m bid for Liverpool’s contract rebel Raheem Sterling, as the Dutchman aims to bolster his attacking prowess for next season.
In the capital, Chelsea are still tracking a former United frontman in Radamel Falcao, after the Colombia international’s season-long loan spell ended with the Red Devils. Jose Mourinho is hoping to add to his strikeforce and sees Falcao as an ideal candidate, but another loan move may be all that the South American striker is given at Stamford Bridge.
Remaining in London, and recently crowned FA Cup champions Arsenal are set to rivals Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan for the signature of £25m-rated Monaco defensive midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia. The Gunners are looking for a new holding enforcer and the 22-year-old would be a suitable calibre of player to fill that role.
Another midfielder, with a similar stature, Victor Wanayama, has also expressed a desire to join Arsene Wenger’s Emirates outfit. The Southampton ace has enjoyed a successful season in the Premier League and recently stated that it “would be nice to play for FA Cup winners.”
In a shock move from Ligue 1, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew could tempt his former Newcastle United playmaker Yohan Cabaye into arriving at Selhurst Park this summer. The 29-year-old has fallen out of form at the French champions PSG this term, with Aston Villa having also expressed a big interest (7/2 to be relegated 2015/16).
Another Manchester City forward could soon follow James Milner out the door at the Etihad, with Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic calling for his 29-year-old international teammmate Edin Dzeko, to join him at Roma next season.