Transfer news and rumours of the day: 21st June, 2016
Plenty of rumours but not much in the form of confirmed transfers in today’s “transfer billboard”. Antonio Conte is once again in the mix, this time being linked with a swoop for two Italian defenders. Speculations regarding Alvaro Morata refuse to die down, with Real Madrid looking closer than ever to sign the Spanish forward. Jurgen Klopp continues to be in the news as he looks to rebuild his Liverpool squad.
Here are the transfer news and rumours for June 21st.
- Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Alvaro Morata will be heading back to Real Madrid this summer. “Real Madrid will exercise their right to repurchase,” Marotta told reporters. “We expect their offer in writing in the coming days, then we’ll see.
"But the number of possibilities that remain are few, and we will try to replace him with an equally-good player.”
- Chelsea are targetting Italian duo Antonio Candreva and Leonardo Bonucci, according to The Sun. The Blues have been constantly linked with center-backs as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his back line. It is understood that Chelsea is willing to offer €40million for Juventus' Bonucci and €30million for Lazio's Candreva. The defensive duo are currently playing in Conte’s Italy in Euro 2016.
- Napoli are reportedly eyeing a move for Club Brugge’s Thomas Meunier, according to Sportwereld. The Belgian international distinguished himself against Ireland last Saturday, providing the assist for Romelu Lukaku’s first goal. The 24-year-old can play as a full-back and a winger both and has been linked to Napoli, as well as Inter and Torino. The Italian club are said to have offered €6million to Jupiler Pro League champions Club Brugge for Meunier.