Football transfer rumours: Paulo Dybala to follow Shaqiri to Liverpool?

Tom Bryant on 11 July 2018

The Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus aftershocks are pretty much the only thing in Rumoursville, reader, and the Italian club’s need to balance the financial fair play books after getting their €100m man has sent agents and scouts into a high-speed spin.

Liverpool could be the first to pounce and fancy whipping Paulo Dybala off the Old Lady’s payroll for £80m after having spent a few days making come hither glances at Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri and West Brom’s on-loan PSG man Grzegorz Krychowiak. It all means that Georginho Wijnaldum will find himself surplus to requirements, so can do one at his earliest convenience to Fenerbahce.

Chelsea’s apparently still incoming new manager Maurizio Sarri has told his apparently still future bosses that he’ll only join the club if Eden Hazard and Willian are still there – which could be a problem since Real Madrid reckon Hazard is the perfect man to fill their Ronaldo-shaped hole. Chelsea have got straight on to the issue by offering, erm, N’Golo Kanté a new £200,000-a-week contract instead.

Meanwhile Robert Lewandowski is still the object of affections on the King’s Road, though Madrid may step in to nab the wantaway Bayern striker too. Still, Stamford Bridge suits will be pleased to discover that Carlo Ancelotti fancies adding a dose of comedy to Napoli’s backline and has added David Luiz to his list of transfer targets, while Kenedy is due to join Newcastle on loan again.

Manchester United, who are set to punt Victor Lindelof out on loan, are eyeing 17-year-old Erling ‘son of Alf-Inge’ Haaland but Juventus, Leeds and Manchester City are also sniffing around the Molde whelp. Tottenham and Roma are duking it out for Brazilian Working Men’s XI’s Malcom while Everton think Yerry Mina is the perfect tree to plant in their penalty box and have £21m to prove it.

Rumour Mill staple Jean Michaël Seri is not joining Chelsea or Arsenal, report the Sun, but will head to Fulham instead. Sunderland’s Wahbi Kahzri doesn’t much fancy life in League One, post World Cup, so will join 1990s dance-pop band Saint-Etienne in a shock move, while Lyon have their eye on West Brom’s World Cup sensation Nacer Chadli.

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Arsenal dept: Gelson Martins is not heading to north London, but will instead join Atlético Madrid while David Ospina could be off to Boca Juniors. Oh, and in other less grabby Juventus/Ronaldo/FFP news, Newcastle or Wolves are chasing the Turin club’s midfielder Stefano Sturaro.

And finally, Peter Crouch could be off to either Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory because the A-League is keen to boost their profile and hope lumping it to the big man will help.

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