Sunday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Jovetic to Inter, Berahino to Spurs
Manchester City’s Stefan Jovetic is on his way to Inter Milan, as the striker is scheduled to undergo a medical with the Italian club on Tuesday.
Jovetic made 17 league appearances for City last season and scored five goals, as Manuel Pellegrini preferred Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko ahead of the Montenegrin. Jovetic spent five seasons in Serie A with Fiornetina before moving to Manchester in 2013, and reports suggest the move will be a two-year loan with Inter.
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Manchester City paid more than $30 million for Jovetic two seasons ago, but he has managed just 43 appearances and eight goals during his time at the Etihad.
The Sunday Express is reporting that Tottenham is on the verge of signing Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion. The striker scored 14 goals in the Premier League last season, and his status as a homegrown player makes him even more valuable to English clubs. Should the move be completed, Berahino would pair with Harry Kane up top for Spurs, forming a dangerous duo of 21-year-old goal scorers. The two have played together for England’s U-21 side as Mauricio Pochettino continues to look to add more depth to his Tottenham side as they get ready for another season with high hopes in both the Premier League and Europa League.
Steve McClaren has had a busy summer in his first few months as manager of Newcastle United, as the club is set for another signing. 20-year-old Chancel Mbemba has undergone a medical in Newcastle as the Magpies and his former club Anderlecht have come to an agreement on his transfer. The defender represents the DR Congo internationally, and made headlines previously as he was found to have “four birthdays” after an age discrepancy while he was being rostered. He is currently waiting for his visa to be approved before the move can be made official.
Jose Callejon could be on his way to Premier League champs Chelsea, as reports state Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge. Now at Napoli, Callejon played under Mourinho when the two were together at Real Madrid. Callejon can play at striker or as an attacking midfielder, and would add even more depth on Chelsea’s already loaded roster.