Summer Transfer Window Gossip: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, John Obi Mikel, Robinho
Welcome to Saturday's edition of the gossip columns, featuring Liverpool, AC Milan, Chelsea and Southampton.
Which promising centre-back has Mauricio Pochettino picked up for a cool €10 million?
Will Santos finally snare their academy product and bring him back from his Italian nightmare?
Who's joined Barcelona in the chase for Chelsea flop Fernando Torres?
Read on for your daily fix.
If the report is accurate, the Blues will be in dreamland: That makes two clubs tussling for a player they clearly do not wish to be associated with any longer.
A move back to his homeland could reinvigorate Torres' stale career, while it could also help the Spanish national team's woes in the No. 9 position.
Fresh off the bat from signing Iago Aspas and Kolo Toure, Brendan Rodgers continues to reshape his squad ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.
He made his breakthrough in the Rojiblancos side this season after a productive loan spell at Barcelona B the year before.
The South American forward has been frozen out of proceedings at AC Milan and looks to be a lock to return to boyhood club Santos.
The report states the valuations between the two clubs are just €2 million apart, and Robinho will be eager to move to revive any lingering hopes of World Cup joy.
John Obi Mikel
The report estimates a minimum fee of £12 million and suggests the player is not itching to leave—it will be interesting to see how highly Jose Mourinho values one of his former charges.
Mikel has made more than 180 appearances for the club since joining in 2006.
According to Goal.com, Southampton have confirmed their capture of central defender Dejan Lovren for a fee believed to be in the region of £8.5 million.
The Croatian had gone stale under the pressure of expectation at Lyon and now has the chance to reinvent himself at St. Mary's Stadium.
There's no doubting the potential he holds, but can Mauricio Pochettino coax the best out of him once more? It's a gamble.
Royston Drenthe has completed a shock move to Reading, according to Sky Sports.
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