Transfer Wrap: Juve want €85m for Pjanic; Blues reject Barca’s £50m Willian bid
Juve want €85m for Pjanic
Tuttosport reported that Juventus have slapped a €85-million price tag on Barcelona target Miralem Pjanic.
The 28-year-old midfielder, who is said to have agreed on personal terms, is touted as the replacement for the departing Andres Iniesta.
Pjanic, who is a Bosnian international, has won two Serie A and Coppa Italia titles during his time in Turin.
Blues reject Barca’s £50m Willian bid
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have rejected a £50-million bid from Barcelona for winger Willian.
The Brazilian international playmaker, who is currently on duty at the World Cup, is regarded as a quality addition to the Catalan giants who lack squad depth.
Willian, who is also being tracked by Manchester United, scored 13 goals for the Blues last season.
Barca to listen to Mina offers
AS stated that Barcelona are willing to listen to any offers for World Cup star Yerry Mina.
The La Liga champions are pleased with the Colombian international centre-back, who has scored two goals in Russia, but the 23-year-old is not in the club’s plans moving forward.
— DIRECT SPORTZ (@kevwe) January 14, 2018
Barca are open to loan or sell Mina, whose price they hope has skyrocketed due to his excellent World Cup showing.
Newcastle sign Ki Sung-yueng
Newcastle United have announced that they have signed free agent Ki Sung-yeung according to Goal.
The South Korean international midfielder, who left Swansea City following their relegation from the EPL, appeared 32 times for the Swans last season.
Ki, who also played previously for Celtic, won the League Cup with Swansea.
Everton prepare £25m deal for Tierney
The Telegraph wrote that Everton are readying a £25-million bid for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.
New Toffees boss Marco Silva regards the 21-year-old full-back as the long-term successor to Leighton Baines and is considered a prime target.
Tierney, who can also play at centre-back, has been the Scottish Premier League’s Young Player of the Year for the last three seasons.
Over in Asia…
Buriram United sign former Villa star Chris Herd
Thai League 1 champions Buriram United have announced their capture of former Aston Villa star Chris Herd.
The 29-year-old Australia international, who also played for Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic, was with Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League before the move to Thailand.
Herd could make his debut against title rivals Bangkok United later tonight.