Rumour Reel: Wenger eyes Brozovic, Klopp watches Willems while Potters to poach Allen
Robbie Purves | July 25, 2016
The summer transfer window officially opened on July 1st, and clubs have wasted no time chasing down their targets one by one, as they look to complete some of their business with the upcoming Premier League campaign fast approaching.
Brozovic bound for Arsenal?
After an initial offer was rebuffed, reports suggest Arsenal have again approached Inter Milan for box-to-box midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, in an attempt to lower the price tag.
The Croatian impressed at Euro 2016 and has long been on Asrene Wenger’s radar. Italian club Inter want €30m according to reports, but their stance holding firm on the asking price has not changed.
However, if Wenger hopes to compete with the likes of the big spending Manchester clubs, he will need to open the purse strings.
Klopp watches Willems
Hot off the back of sealing the signature of Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool are looking to do a Dutch double by landing Jetro Willems from PSV Eindhoven.
According to reports, the 22-year-old is valued at around £10m and Jurgen Klopp is eager to add him after watching him for some time and, would solve the problem left back position for the Reds.
Alberto Moreno has been far from convincing over the last two years since his switch from Sevilla, and was highlighted by many as a major reason why Liverpool lost the Europa League Final last term.
Fan favourite Jon Flanagan is now reportedly being encouraged to accept a loan offer at Burnley.
Potters poach Allen
Euro 2016 star Joe Allen is now on the brink of ending his Liverpool career with a move to Stoke City, after he was given permission by the Anfield outfit to undertake a medical.
Allen has been subject of much speculation after his superb tournaments performances, with a big to Sevilla even linked with the former Swansea man.
Thanks to a £13.5m bid, Stoke gazumped their rivals and Mark Hughes now reportedly wants to make him a cornerstone of the Potters’ midfield.
Klopp rated the midfield metronome but could not guarantee him regular first team football, and allowed him to seek a move elsewhere.
The deal is likely to be completed this week.