How rumours spread is an interesting topic, and how you can say for certain that a player is going where is difficult. Juventus defender Merih Demiral is a sought after player, but really would Sarri let his central defender leave.
Leicester looks like they are “favorites” in the chase, reading the local paper, but according to other sources Everton might be favorites with Ancelotti now in charge, a manager that knows the Italian market in and out.
Arsenal are also in chase for a defender and Demiral is a player also linked with The Gunners. TCF believe that Demiral might be a player that Leicester City will try to lure to the club, but with a bid of £21million turned down, a new bid will probably not be tabled as it shows the will of Juve to keep their player.
Recent talk about Jesse Lingard joining Leicester as a part of a deal to sign James Maddision looks more like a joke. Lingard might be a player that could be doing a job at Leicester, but it looks very difficult to understand why Maddison would be interested in a move to Manchester United, a club not really showing any signs of improvement at all, and a risky move as Maddison might be the last player OGS would need to bring in more points in his pocket.
We will of course follow up on the rumours coming in, and at the moment Jarrod Bowen is still the only player we consider “HOT”, but with the recent injury situation regarding Wes Morgan and a bit of risk also that a “shaky” Filip Benkovic could be out, makes the club short on central defenders.
Juve defender Daniele Rugani is a player linked with Leicester City, and his name might pop up again as a possible loan signing. The Italian international has struggled to get into the Juve team and looks lower in the pecking order behind Demiral.
Another interesting rumour is the one linking Bruno Fernandes from Sporting with Leicester. This is one of the most exciting midfielders in Europe, his influence at Sporting is huge. He is a great player, fantastic finisher and also their captain.
A swap to bring back Adrien Silva is talked about in Portuguese media today and he could be part of the deal, but we would just describe this rumour as soft as it has not been seen circulating much.
Regarding Fernandes, he is certainly chased by other clubs as well and don’t be surprised if Man Utd, Arsenal and Everton also are on that “transfer train” as well.
Be shure to check our updated list of recent rumours.