Manchester United & Chelsea
With five days to run in the Premier League summer transfer window, could Man United and Chelsea be gearing up for a swap deal?
Swap deals are incredibly rare football, particularly at the top levels of the game.
That said, Man United did complete a deal with Arsenal last term which saw Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in opposite directions.
On Sunday, the Mirror table the possibility that Man United and Chelsea could exchange players before Thursday.
Willian & Anthony Martial
Sounding a bit like a broken record, the Mirror suggest that Willian may join Man United while Chelsea could land Anthony Martial:
Mourinho has lost patience with French striker Anthony Martial and will offer him in return for Willian.
Both are valued at £75million – and both want to leave their clubs for a fresh challenge.
If that did were to happen, would Man United fans be happy?
Willian turns 30 this week, while Martial is just 22-year-old.
It’s also been repeatedly stated that Maurizio Sarri wants to hold onto Willian. While Man United are keen that Martial doesn’t join a Premier League rival if he does leave the Theatre of Dreams.
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Chelsea vs Man City
Premier League champions Manchester City take on FA Cup winners Chelsea in what should be a fine match.
All eyes will be on new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri.
There have already been signs over the course of pre-season that Chelsea will play some exciting attacking football under their new Italian coach.
It is certainly a far cry from Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City played Napoli in the group stages twice last season, and managed to win both games.
Their performances against Maurizio Sarri did not go unnoticed with Leroy Sane tipping Chelsea to be their main challengers in the Premier League this season, off the back of those games.