Transfer Wrap: Dortmund keen on Mandzukic; Blues linked with Milinkovic-Savic

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16 July

Dortmund keen on Mandzukic

Bild reported that Borussia Dortmund are interested in securing the services of Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic.

The Croatian international, who scored an own goal and his country’s second in their 4-2 World Cup final defeat to France, is contracted to the Serie A champions till 2020.

32-year-old Mandzukic, who might be available following the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin, struck 10 goals last season.

Blues linked with Milinkovic-Savic

Chelsea are the latest club to join in the chase for Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic according to Corriere dello Sport.

New Blues coach Maurizio Sarri is a big fan of the 23-year-old midfielder whom he coached against during his time with Napoli.

The Serbian international was also previously a target for Juventus who have cooled their interest after splashing the cash on Portuguese international superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reds make Cillessen offer

Liverpool is hunting for a new goalkeeper after Mundo Deportivo stated that the English club have made an enquiry about Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper, who made just 11 appearances for Blaugrana last season, is reportedly keeping his options open with Marc-Andre ter Stegen establishing himself as first choice.

Chelsea are also monitoring the Dutch international whom they have identified as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement.

Trio after Barrios

According to TyC Sports, the race for Boca Juniors’ Wilmar Barrios is heating up with Everton joining the queue to land the midfielder.

The Colombian international, who has a €18-million release clause, has impressed for his country at the World Cup in Russia.

24-year-old Barrios is also on the radar of EPL duo Chelsea and Tottenham, both of whom have previously expressed an intention in signing the Boca player.

Liverpool & Atletico chase Vida

Besiktas look set to lose defender Domagoj Vida this summer with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid pursuing the player wrote Fanatik.

The Croatian international, who has been a bedrock in his country’s backline at the World Cup, has been valued at €35 million.

29-year-old Vida is also said to be a target for clubs Sevilla, Everton and Leicester.