The transfer stories are hotting up now that the Europa League final is over and we’re now fully aware of what our budget is for the summer ahead.
We need players in many positions, and according to Tuttosport in Italy, we’ve made a €42m bid for two Sampdoria players.
First is 23 year old centre-half Joachim Andersen who joined the Italian side from Twente in 2017. He made 34 appearances for I Blucerchiati last season as they finished 9th in Serie A.
The second player is Belgian central midfielder Dennis Praet who has been linked with us a number of times over the last few months as a possible Aaron Ramsey replacement.
There’s interest in Andersen from AC Milan and Sp*rs too, and according to the report the bid we’ve made has not been sufficient for Sampdoria’s president to accept. He’s waiting for more.
But what more can we give him with such a limited budget? Perhaps a swap deal? Take this Mustafi, for example? He’d like to go back to his old club, wouldn’t he?
We’re still a bit dubious on this one though, so a 7 on the Poo-O-Meter.