Transfer Gossips You Need To Know - 24th August

Written By Sanstab Das

New Indian Express

From today, we at KhelAcademy, we kick off our second series. This series will last throughout the end of the summer transfer window across the footballing world. We start our series of Transfer Gossips You Need To Know, where we will look into the hot news and trending speculations across Europe and more. Join us on this journey – and it starts with the hottest speculations of Monday, 24th August: 


Kai Havertz to Chelsea: The Bayer Leverkusen midfield maestro has been at the center of much speculation, with Europe's biggest clubs vying for his signing. Very reliable sources in Sky Sports and Fabrizio Romano are reporting that the German playmaker is very close to making his move to the Premier League, at Standford Bridge. The deal could be worth up to $90 million.


Thiago Silva to Chelsea: After a transfer ban, which forced them to make no new signings in the last season, Chelsea are splashing some serious cash in the cash-strapped market. This factor hugely helps them in securing more economical terms for new signings. Having already added one of the best strikers in European football, Timo Werner, Chelsea, is close to bringing the PSG captainThiago Silva, to London's blue side. The ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano tweeted that the agreements have been reached among the parties and would be official in the coming days. This claim was further backed by the esteemed reporter, David Ornstein. 


Jadon Sancho to Manchester United: After two extremely probable transfers, we will talk about a slightly lesser one - Borussia Dortmund and English National Team Winger, Jadon Sancho to the Theatre of DreamsUnited management, headed by Ed Woodward, were probably planning to pay over $150 million to bring the Englishman back home. However, post-COVID has seen a resurgent United side with the likes of Martial, Rashford, and Greenwood performing exceptionally to seal a Top 4 finish for the Red Devils. In addition to this, COVID has severely hit club finances, and the German powerhouses will not their main man depart for anything less than the $200 million region. Ed Woodward and Co. might have their reservations! 


Jurgen Klopp to Barcelona: We've spoken about players, but what about managers? Is anyone expected to find new pastures? In an interview with a Spanish media outlet, candidate for Barcelona Presidency, Jordi Faree. He claimed that the management of Barcelona had talks with the already a legendary manager - Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world, with a rich footballing tradition and 6 Champions League Trophies to show for it. However, before his arrival, they faced a massive slump, with never having won the Premier League since its' inception in the 1990s and the Champions League since the romantic night in Istanbul, which saw one of the biggest comebacks in club football. With Klopp in charge, Liverpool has now won both. The crisis at the Catalonian city of Barcelone could certainly do with the Professor from Germany.