Chelsea BOOST! Blues leading race for ‘the next Neymar’

first_img 19-year-old Santos star Gabriel Barbosa is wanted by Chelsea 1 Chelsea have moved ahead of Juventus in the race for Santos star Gabriel Barbosa.The 19-year-old is being tipped as the next big thing to come out of Brazil and he has been likened to Barcelona star Neymar.Clubs from Europe have been scouting the striker for 18 months and he already has five goals in 10 league appearances this season.After selling Alvaro Morata back to Real Madrid, Juventus have been trying to bring in Barbosa as a replacement.But, according to Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte, the Italian champions are now trailing in the wake of Chelsea.The Blues are ready to part with £25m for Barbosa, which dwarfs Juventus’ opening offer of £15m and puts them in pole position.Santos are now ready for talks with Chelsea and a conclusion to the transfer saga is expected to be reached by the end of July.last_img read more


center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away “Once you start asking me for a first and a second [round pick] or a first and a third of a player and a pick, no,” Franz said. “Kyle Orton and Matt Hasselbeck are too good and too out there for me to trade for Kevin Kolb. So do I want Kevin Kolb? Yeah, but I’m not breaking the bank to get him.”Although he has only started seven games in his career, a lot of people think very highly of Kolb. In his career he has thrown 11 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions, yet he is arguably the biggest quarterback name on the market right now.The Cardinals would certainly be excited to acquire Kolb, yet the team and their fans need to be careful.Philadelphia knows they have the hot commodity and the Cardinals need to make sure they solidify their quarterback position without trading away too much of their future.This may mean settling for Hasselbeck or someone else, and the Cardinals need to be prepared for that as well. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more