Summary of transfer news from last week, both outgoing and incoming.
Theo Hernandez: Rumour to be approached by PSG. Surely he is untouchable and we should look at rewarding/extending his contract. He deserves this after proving himself in the past 18-24 months.
Diogo Dalot: Unlikely to be redeemed as Man. United asking price is a bit too steep.
Fikayo Tomori: We've all heard the rumours, no surprises here. Looking forward to this deal being made permanent.
Alessio Romagnoli: With 1 year left in his contract, trying to avoid a 'Dollaruma' scenario, I think it's wise to do something with him. Rumour for a swap deal with Junior Firpo from Barcelona. Although personally I'd like to have preferred to see him extend as we need squad depth for next year
Worthy mention: Conti, Laxalt, Caldarra all have returned from their loan spell.
Hakan Calhanoglu: Back and forth negotiation. Rumour from Man Utd, Arsenal, Juventus and the rest of Europe. Please save us all the drama. With all due respect, Calha has helped us a lot, however he needs to step up and prove his consistency.
Sandro Tonali: Maldini is working hard to negotiate with Brescia to arrange for another clever solution to structure the finance of the deal. Hopefully we wrap it up very soon and Sandro can prove himself next season
Brahim Diaz: What an end of the season he had with us! It looks like that the Management is looking to extend his loan with Real Madrid. And hopefully with a 'Buy option' too in the future. He definitely will help us fighting in all fronts next season.
Soualiho Meite: Bye bye, you won't be missed.
Razvan Marin: Reports coming out we are intereted with this Romanian midfielder currently on loan from Ajax Amterdam at Cagliari. Last season he just missed 1 game and provided 3 goals and 6 assists.
Rodrigo de Paul: Udinese wanting big money for their 'jewel', we are competing with other bigger European clubs. I don't see this happening personally, but would be pleasantly surprised if we pull this off. But please don't let go off Hauge permanently the other way, we haven't see enough of the kid yet!
Worthy mention: Pobega returning from loan spell at Spezia, I'd have liked to see more of him next season.
Olivier Giroud: Surprise twist. The experienced striker has extended his contract with Chelsea. This protects Chelsea from having other Premier League clubs signing him for free. I'm keen to have him as this rumour has been going on for ages.
Samu Castilejjo: Samu oh Samu.. last time we heard few Spanish clubs are interested. One of which is Sevilla where we might trade him with Papu Gomez. I don't think Sevilla is that naive though.
Hakim Ziyech: With the good relationship we have with Chelsea, rumour circling that we are now interested to redeem him due to heavy competition at Chelsea. He's a tricky and technical Right winger that is definitely an upgrade for us. Another 'Tomori' type deal perhaps?
Josip Ilicic: Rumour seems to die down a bit this/last week.
Worthy mention: The usual suspects in Dusan Vlahovic and Andrea Belotti. From France Jonathan Ikone, Lille right winger.