Chelsea to scout Serie A star
Chelsea have identified Genoa youngster Nicolo Rovella as a transfer target this summer as they look to bolster their youth academy and plan for future seasons. The Blues are supposedly preparing to send scouts to monitor the 18-year-old, although Inter Milan are also keeping tabs on the Italian ace.
According to a report from Calciomercato, Chelsea and Inter are expected to battle it out in an attempt to snap up Rovella in the summer.
Frank Lampard is keen on the development of the youngster and is said to be preparing to send scouts to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Rovella primarily features for Genoa’s youth outfit but the teenager has made two first-team appearances, making a late cameo in the Coppa Italia win over Ascoli before stepping off the bench for the Serie A clash with Inter in December.
The report claims that Lampard has identified the midfielder as one of the possible pieces of the puzzle as he looks to rejuvenate his squad at the end of the current campaign.
Genoa are looking to tie Rovella down on a first professional contract, but face a tough task fending off the attentions of both Chelsea and Inter.
Harry Kane wants Man Utd move for two reasons
Harry Kane is reportedly open to joining Manchester United this summer as Tottenham’s fall from grace continues under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho. The England international, currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, is apparently considering his future.
According to Goal, Kane would be open to moving to Old Trafford at the end of the season.
And one of the reasons given for the 26-year-old’s decision to jump ship is he wants to challenge for the Premier League title.
Kane believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be able to turn the Red Devils into serious contenders if he is heavily backed this summer.
And he supposedly wants to be part of the ‘extensive rebuild’ project.
The second reason is Kane wants to have another shot at winning the Champions League – where he lost in last year’s final against Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah staying
Liverpool needn’t worry about losing Mohamed Salah in the summer, according to Steve McManaman.
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are still seen as the big powerhouses in Europe, plucking some of Europe’s best players particularly from the Premier League.
But McManaman believes there is a shift in Europe with the Premier League now seen as the elite league and the former Liverpool star doesn’t think Salah will be attracted by a move away from Anfield.
“I see his future at Liverpool to be honest,” McManaman said in his column for HorseRacing.net.
“Regarding this whole aura about Real Madrid and Barcelona, I think players are consistently linked with them because they were both considered the best sides in the world back in the day. The best teams in Europe now are in England, so I don’t understand the premise of why you need to go to La Liga at the minute.”