Saturday 24 February 2018

Transfer Talk: €50m striker rejects Chelsea while Spurs eye €32m Belgian international

Gonzalo Higuain, left, and Michy Batshuayi
Gonzalo Higuain, left, and Michy Batshuayi Newsdesk Newsdesk

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain has rejected a £40m (€51m) move to Chelsea because he was not guaranteed to be the first-choice striker, according to the Daily Mail.

The 28-year-old has been a reported long-term target for Arsenal, though the Blues are looking to boldter their attacking options and Higuain has 24 goals in 24 games in Serie A this season.

The Blues meanwhile hope to sign Paris St Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who could cost £39m reports L'Equipe via the Daily Star.

The midfielder joined the Parisians in 2011 for a fee believed to be in the region of €7m and has established himself as one of the most consistent players in the star-studded squad. is reporting that Liverpool are targeting Barcelona's Marc Andre Ter-Stregen as they search for a new goalkeeper.

The Merseyside club have reportedly been in touch with Ter Stegen's representatives over a move to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp is a firm fan of Ter Stegen, who is reportedly unhappy with his amount of playing time at the Nou Camp.

Whether he is willing to turn his back on such a big club is uncertain.

Sven-Goran Eriksson claims Wayne Rooney is the next big-money target for China's football revolution, according to the Daily Mirror.

Finally, Tottenham are in talks to land Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, according to L'Equipe via the Metro.

Harry Kane is short of striking support and the 22-year-old has caught the eye for in Ligue 1, earning his first international cap with Belgium last year.

The French club are reported to be holding out for a fee of €32m for their prized asset.

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