Chelsea look at Coman as potential Pulisic replacement; Napoli aiming for Jorginho reunion

Multiple outlets report that Chelsea are interested in Bayern's playmaking superstar, as their US international appears out of favour under their new manager.

Coman heading to Chelsea?

Kingsley Coman has reportedly emerged as a target for Chelsea, as questions have been raised over the future of Christian Pulisic at Stamford Bridge.

The Daily Mail report that the Blues have been long-term admirers of Coman, and had previously considered him as a replacement for Callum Hudson-Odoi in previous seasons. Now, though, he may fill a potential gap left by Pulisic should he decide to leave in the summer.

The United States international playmaker has been given just 134 minutes of playing action since Thomas Tuchel's arrival in January, and is yet to start a game under his former boss from their time at Dortmund.

Tuchel himself described his treatment of Pulisic so far as 'a bit unfair' after Chelsea's victory over Everton on Monday night.

"In the end it's my responsibility and my fault and it is a bit unfair but I know what an impact he can have in the last 20-30 mins [off the bench]," Tuchel said.

"He was unlucky in the last games, it is not a lack of trust or lack of quality, we just have to be patient."

Pulisic would certainly have plenty of suitors if he became available, and Liverpool would be favourites to sign him at 7/2 with Betfair (via The Sun). Juventus are 9/2 to sign the American, while Arsenal and Tottenham are 6/1 and 7/1 respectively.

Napoli pushing for Jorginho/Sarri reunion

Jorginho and Maurizio Sarri are apparently on the radar of the Italian giants
Jorginho and Maurizio Sarri are apparently on the radar of the Italian giants

Both Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho could be heading back to Napoli this summer, via Football Italia.

With Sarri looking like he's in the running to retake the manager's job at Napoli should Gennaro Gattuso's reign continue to falter, early signs appear to signal that he could make a move for Jorginho, with whom he has already worked in Naples.

The midfielder has already spent several years in southern Italy, playing for Napoli between 2014 and 2018, prior to his move to London.

Betting markets are yet to emerge regarding the next clubs of Sarri or Jorginho, but it's one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

Wijnaldum 'receives Barcelona contract offer'

Gini Wijnaldum has said he would be 'devastated' to leave Liverpool when his contract runs out in the summer
Gini Wijnaldum has said he would be 'devastated' to leave Liverpool when his contract runs out in the summer

Barcelona have reportedly made an early move for Liverpool's soon-to-be out-of-contract midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum by offering him a deal, according to Football Insider.

The Netherlands midfielder, 30, has yet to agree a new deal at Anfield and he would not be short of offers should he decide to leave the Premier League champions.

In a pre-match press conference prior to Liverpool's win over RB Leipzig, though, Wijnaldum spoke of his love for the Reds:

"At the moment, there is no news. I would lie if I come with news, I can say I'm really happy at the club," he said, via SI.

"It's not that easy as everyone thinks. Some decisions for your future, you have to think about everything.

"You have to negotiate with the club, it's so difficult to deal with things. The situation we are in right now, it is not the most important thing.

"The only thing I can say is that I'm happy with the team etc, my family is happy but besides that no news.

"[It would be] Really difficult because if that happens you leave a team you really love, where you feel really comfortable. It always depends on the situation, I would be devastated [to leave]."

Last summer, OddsChecker had Barca as even-money favourites to be Wijnaldum's next club, with Bayern Munich out at 16/1.

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