Saturday, May 22, 2021

5 Serie A Stars who could Join Chelsea Next Season

Chelsea did quite well under Thomas Tuchel. They have the opportunity to marry the 2020-2021 FA Cup and Champions League trophy.

Even so, Chelsea is reported to be tidying up in the summer. The Blues want to strengthen their team so they can achieve even greater achievements next season.

Tuchel is reportedly looking to bring in a new player to Chelsea. The German man reportedly received abundant funds to shop for players in the transfer market.

A number of names have reportedly entered Chelsea's radar. Some of them come from the Serie A competition.

Here are 5 Serie A players who have the opportunity to move to Chelsea in the summer of 2021.

5 Players who can Join Chelsea

1. Gianluigi Donnarumma

AC Milan may fail to defend Gianluigi Donnarumma. The goalkeeper reportedly will leave the San Siro in the summer.

Donnarumma's contract will expire at the end of the season. However, the negotiation process for the Italian goalkeeper's new contract has been tough.

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According to reports from Gazzetta Dello Sport, Chelsea are reportedly interested in bringing Donnarumma to Stamford Bridge next season. 

Donnarumma will be plotted to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is reportedly about to be released.

2. Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala's future at Juventus is still unclear. The Argentine striker has never signed a new contract.

Tuttosport claims that Chelsea are very serious about signing Dybala. The Blues are even willing to barter players to get Dybala.

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Chelsea has recently been eager to find a new striker. They are currently looking for replacements for Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham, who are rumored to be leaving in the summer.

3. Alex Sandro

Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to strengthen his back line in the summer. Calciomercato claims that Tuchel wants to bring Alex Sandro to Chelsea.

The Brazilian national team player appeared consistently in the Juventus defense. He can play in the scheme of three defenders and also four defenders.

To get Sandro, Chelsea plans to make a trade-in. They reportedly will offer Emerson Palmieri plus some money to Juventus.

4. Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea is reportedly hunting for a new striker. This is because the Blues will lose Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud in the summer.

Reported by The Sun, Chelsea made Romelu Lukaku their target in the summer. The Blues want to send their former striker home.

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Lukaku has appeared sharp with Inter Milan this season. He just led the Nerazzurri to the Serie A championship.

5. Adrien Rabiot

Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to bring Adrien Rabiot to Chelsea. He wants his former foster children to strengthen the Blues midfield.

Calciomercato claims Rabiot's move to Chelsea is potential. Because Juventus are ready to sell the midfielder in the summer.

This season Rabiot has played 43 times for Juventus. The French midfielder packed three goals and three assists for the Old Lady.

Source: Various

Top 5 Goal Scorers for Manchester City under Josep Guardiola

 Josep Guardiola has been manager of Manchester City for five seasons. There has been a lot of success for the man from Spain at the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola has successfully led Man City to win the Premier League twice. In addition, he was also able to present four League Cups and one FA Cup.

During Guardiola's direction, Man City was also a very productive team. They have scored 700 goals in various competitions.

So, who were Manchester City's top scorer during Guardiola's training? The following is the review.

Top 5 Goal Scoreres under Joseo Guardiola

5. Leroy Sane (39 goals)

Leroy Sane joined Manchester City in 2016. He was signed from Schalke for 45 million euros.

Of course, Sane's quality is not in doubt. The German player has contributed many goals for City.

For four seasons, Sane has defended The Citizens in 135 matches in all competitions. As a winger, Sane scored 39 goals and 45 assists.

4. Kevin de Bruyne (50 goals)

Manchester City are not in vain to redeem Kevin de Bruyne at a high price. The Belgian is already one of the best attacking midfielders in the world.

De Bruyne is also the main pillar of Man City under Guardiola. He has the ability to score goals and assists for his team.

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To date, De Bruyne has registered 218 matches in all competitions with Man City. Of that amount, he scored 50 goals and 93 assists.

3. Gabriel Jesus (81 goals)

Gabriel Jesus may not always be the first choice at Manchester City. Understandably, Jesus is often a substitute player at the Etihad Stadium.

Even so, that doesn't mean Jesus doesn't contribute to Manchester City. The Brazilian striker has scored many goals for The Citizens.

So far, Josep Guardiola has played Jesus in 189 matches in all competitions. From this appearance, he managed to record 81 goals.

2. Raheem Sterling (102 goals)

Raheem Sterling was brought in by Manchester City in 2015. At that time City brought him from Liverpool at a price of 63.7 million euros.

The large funds issued by The Citizens were not in vain. The English winger has been quite productive under Guardiola.

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To date, Sterling players have defended Man City in 240 games in all competitions. Of that total, Sterling scored 102 goals and 76 assists.

1. Sergio Aguero (122 goals)

Sergio Aguero joined Manchester City in 2011. Under the tutelage of Josep Guardiola, Aguero was able to put in an impressive performance.

To date, Aguero has netted 122 goals under Guardiola. That number was recorded in 178 matches in five competitions.

However, Aguero's time with Manchester City will end at the end of the season. He has decided to leave after his contract at the club ends.

Source: transfermarkt

The 10 Most Expensive Purchases for Inter Milan By Suning Group

Inter Milan can finally break Juventus' dominance in Serie A. The club nicknamed the Nerazzurri has just confirmed itself to be the champion of the Serie A season 2020-2021.

Atalanta's 1-1 draw at home to Sassuolo on Sunday (2/5/2021) made Inter unable to be overtaken by its competitors. This success ended Inter's 11-year scudetto wait.

This title is also an achievement in itself for Suning Group as the majority owner of Inter's shares. They became the first foreign owners to win the title in Serie A.

Suning himself took over the majority of Inter's shares in 2016. Since then the Chinese corporation has poured out large funds to bring Inter back to glory.

Under Suning's command, Inter have been very active in the transfer market to increase the strength of their squad. They don't even hesitate to buy players at high prices.

Here are 10 of Inter's most expensive purchases during the Suning Group era.

Top 10 Most Expensive Purchases by Suning Group

10. Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez was bought by Inter Milan in 2018. The Nerazzurri had to pay 25 million euros to Racing Club for his services.

Lautaro showed a good performance while strengthening Inter. The 23-year-old player is now able to appear regularly and score goals diligently.

This season, the Argentine striker has scored 17 goals and nine assists in 44 matches. Lautaro can also play nicely with Romelu Lukaku.

9. Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen was bought by Inter Milan from Tottenham in the winter of 2020. The transfer from the Danish midfielder costs 27 million euros.

Eriksen had difficulty adapting to Italian football. But now he's got a place under Antonio Conte.

So far Eriksen has a record of 57 appearances and seven goals for Inter. In addition, he also contributed three assists.

8. Nicolo Barella

Nicolo Barella was originally on loan from Inter Milan in 2019 from Cagliari. The 24-year-old midfielder put in a brilliant performance at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Inter Milan finally took the decision to permanent Barella's status. Inter put out 27.7 million euros to make up for it.

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In this season, Barella has again become a mainstay for Antonio Conte's squad. The Italian player managed to lead the Nerazzurri to the Serie A.

7. Gabriel Barbosa

Inter Milan signed Gabriel Barbosa from Santos for a fee of 29.5 million euros. However, the Brazilian wonderkid failed to speak much in Italy.

The player nicknamed Gabigol only appeared 10 times in the Nerazzurri shirt. He was only able to create one goal in the 2016/17 Serie A season.

That failure made Gabigol finally dumped by Inter Milan. He currently plays at Flamengo after serving loan spells with Benfica and Santos.

6. Alessandro Bastoni

Alessandro Bastoni was brought in by Inter Milan in 2017 with a tag of 31 million euros from Atalanta. At that time, Bastoni was only 18 years old.

Even though he was bought, Bastoni did not immediately play at Inter. He was loaned back to Atalanta and also Parma.

Bastoni finally started playing at Inter following Antonio Conte's arrival. Now the Italian defender is one of Conte's mainstay players to guard the Nerazzurri back line.

5. Milan Skriniar

Milan Skriniar joined Inter Milan in 2017. The Slovak player was redeemed from Sampdoria for a dowry of 34 million euros.

Within a short period of time, Skriniar was an important player in the Nerazzurri defense. He has good abilities and can play consistently.

So far, Skriniar has made 165 appearances for Inter. He managed to score seven goals and four assists from these appearances.

4. Radja Nainggolan

After impressing with AS Roma, Radja Nainggolan moved to Inter Milan in 2018. Nainggolan came to Inter for a transfer fee of 38 million euros.

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However, injury problems prevented Nainggolan from showing his best form with the Nerazzurri. His name was even further marginalized after the arrival of Antonio Conte.

Nainggolan has only made 41 appearances for Inter so far. He is currently on loan at Cagliari.

3. Joao Mario

Inter Milan signed Joao Mario from Sporting CP in 2016. For 40 million euros, the Nerazzurri have high hopes for the Portuguese midfielder.

However, Joao Mario's achievements to date are still far from satisfactory. The 28-year-old failed to break into the Nerazzurri first team.

During his time at Inter, Joao Mario made only 69 appearances with 4 goals and 13 assists. He was briefly loaned to West Ham and Locomotive Moscow before returning to Sporting CP.

2. Achraf Hakimi

Achraf Hakim was recruited by Inter Milan from Real Madrid in the summer of 2020. It turned out that the Nerazzurri spent 40 million euros in vain to recruit Hakimi.

Hakimi immediately became an important player under Antonio Conte's tutelage. The Moroccan player is the main choice at right wing back in Conte's scheme.

From 33 matches in Serie A, Hakimi has scored seven goals and seven assists. This record makes him the most prolific full-back in the league.

1. Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan redeemed Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United in 2019 for a dowry of 74 million euros. Lukaku made up for his high price with a brilliant performance.

The Belgian is at his best and is scoring goals to his heart's content. His sharpness led Inter to win the Serie A title this season.

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The 27-year-old has scored 61 goals and provided 15 assists in 92 appearances in all competitions. Lukaku is one of Inter's best buys.

Source: transfermarkt