All the rumour, gossip, and news you need to know from the last 24 hours
Poland right-back and Borussia Dortmund title winner Lukasz Piszczek is the latest player to be linked with replacing Jose Bosingwa at Stamford Bridge. The Mail report that Roberto di Matteo is keen on the star, but Dortmund are reluctant to sell. Chelsea's alternative options include Ajax star Gregory van der Wiel and Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy. We have a feeling that Dortmund's determination to keep as much of their squad together as possible will see Chelsea end up looking elsewhere.
Another target Chelsea are keen on is Fiorentina attacker Stevan Jovetic. The club have been tracking him for several months, and were told to forget about a £20 million bid earlier in June. Now the Star is reporting that the Italians have relented and told Chelsea they can have their man for £25 million. Now it is just up to Chelsea to decide if he is worth that money. The 22-year-old forward scored 14 times in 27 Serie A starts last season.
A deal which the Sun claim has been completed is Reading's swoop for free agent Pavel Pogrebnyak. The striker was excellent on loan at Fulham last season and attracted the interest of several Premier League sides including Aston Villa and Sunderland. He can sign officially on July 1 when his Stuttgart contract expires, and top flight new boys Reading are showing their intentions by acting early to snap him up. The 28-year-old is reported to be signing a four-year-deal.
Tottenham Hotspur's long-winded pursuit of Jan Vertonghen could be finally coming to fruition. The Belgian defender is 'very close' to leaving Ajax according to manager Frank de Boer. The deal has been delayed over details of the transfer fee, but if he does sign then it could cap a good week for Tottenham, with Gareth Bale signing a new contract and Gylfi Sigurdsson reported to be close to signing on. The next step is to get a manager appointed, but the Vertonghen deal does not appear to hinge on that.
Manchester City will have to consider what to do with Stefan Savic next season, and Wolves are testing their resolve by offering to take him on loan. The defender fell short of expectations in his first season at the Etihad, but should not be written off so quickly after a handful of appearances. The 21-year-old Montenegro international will face a tough task ahead at City to get first team football next season, and a loan move may be the best option. Whether playing in the Championship is, on the other hand, is a different matter and City may feel he is better off in the Premier League.
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