What’s better than a cup of coffee and the latest transfer news? CBS Sports brings you the latest news from around the world and what it means for your favorite teams. Newly promoted Nottingham Forest are closing in on their first signing of the summer as Jose Mourinho continues to rebuild Roma. Elsewhere in Italy, Inter Milan are considering selling Milan Skrinar to balance their books and allow Romelu Lukaku to return.
Let’s move on to transfers:
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The biggest transfers of the day. These are the transactions that are taking place, or at least are about to take place.
Nottingham Forest are closing in on their first summer signing in Taiwo Awoiyi.
After returning to the Premier League, the Tricky Trees have a lot of work to do and they could start their business with the Union Berlin striker, according to John Percy. He has scored an impressive 15 goals which ranks him sixth in the Bundesliga. Comfortable in the game with another striker, Awoiyi will be familiar with Steve Cooper’s setup, as Union Berlin have played most of their games in a 3-5-2 formation similar to the side’s. Cooper. Likely pairing up with Brennan Johnson, it could be a tremendous acquisition, and that for just £17.5million.
Forest are unlikely to stop there as they are looking to add Mainz centre-back Moussa Niakhate, but with Dejd Spence unlikely to return they could end up battling with Fulham for Liverpool’s Neco Willams. These are important days for the newly promoted club with the pre-season coming soon.
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Those moves might not be imminent, but there’s plenty of transfer fire in all the smoke these players and teams might be blowing.
Roma close in on signing Zeki Celik
Roma are looking for a right-back to join their low-cost rotation and it looks like they will find their target in Celik as Lille look to raise funds once again this summer. According to Gianluca DiMarzio, Roma are close to meeting Lille’s €8m fee for Celik and are also ready to include a future sale clause in the contract to bridge the gap. Author of two goals and three assists last season, Celik is better in attack than he is in reality, with an average of one assist per 90 minutes during his career. He’s also solid on the pitch when challenging for possession, which will help improve AS Roma, who Jose Mourinho is looking to get back on track in the Champions League.
These moves may be speculative, but you have to keep an eye on them.
Would Spurs cool off on a reunion with Christian Eriksen?
According to Football London, while Spurs were in contact with Eriksen’s camp over a potential reunion a few weeks ago, they haven’t followed up since. Meanwhile, Spurs have added Yves Bissouma to their midfield ranks and could focus on other targets. Eriksen’s list of potential suitors is also growing day by day: Manchester United, Everton, Newcastle, Leicester and Brentford have all been contacted by Eriksen’s camp. According to the report, Ajax and a La Liga side have also made contact with him. It is impressive that Eriksen can choose his next destination amid speculation whether he will ever play football again after suffering cardiac arrest on the Denmark team’s pitch last summer during the Euro, but that’s what a goal and four assists from 11 appearances will do, as he also controlled play from depth for Brentford. Yet, although he has his options, the door could close on a return to Spurs.
As Inter Milan look to secure the services of Romelu Lukaku, they will have to sell someone and it looks like it will be Skriniar, with PSG in the running for the centre-back. The Parisians have increased their offer to €60m plus ancillary costs. Inter are already plotting their next move, as they seek to sign Serie A defender of the year Gleison Bremer from Torino. Bremer wants to play in the Champions League while PSG want to improve their defence. Skriniar is certainly a luxury signing for PSG, but when there’s no input for new additions in attack thanks to the return of Kylian Mbappé alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, exactly where PSG will spend his money.
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