Sport Rumour Has It: Barcelona plot Pjanic-Jorginho swap with Chelsea
US denies Iran state media report saying prisoner swap agreed
Meanwhile, UK downplays Iranian state TV report on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s possible release from prison.An unnamed official quoted by Iranian state TV said earlier on Sunday that a deal made between the US and Tehran involved a prisoner swap in exchange for the release of $7bn in frozen Iranian funds.
Miralem Pjanic has been used sparingly at Barcelona since his off-season move from Juventus last year and may be on the move again soon.
The Bosnian was a regular for Juventus during four title-winning Serie A seasons prior to the switch.
With Barca's LaLiga title challenge faltering, the club are eager to mix things up in the next transfer window.
TOP STORY - BARCELONA PLOT SWAP DEAL WITH CHELSEA
Barcelona are looking to complete a swap deal with Chelsea whereby Pjanic and Jorginho would be exchanged, claims Sport.
Barca head coach Ronald Koeman is behind the move as he tries to land Jorginho and is willing to use the out-of-favour Pjanic to facilitate the deal.
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Chelsea's flexibility in attack could be described as both Tuchel's friend and foe at the moment. Plenty of options, plenty of combinations but most of them nowhere near a 100 per cent guaranteed pick. Let's start with Werner. It seems remarkable the £53million striker could finish his first season at Chelsea with Champions League and FA Cup winners' medals given all the criticism that has come his way.
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Sport also claims that if Chelsea are not interested, the Catalans may suggest a trade with Inter involving Pjanic and an unnamed Nerazzurri player.
- Roma have joined the list of clubs keen on Brighton and Hove Albion's Ben White, according to The Sun, with Jose Mourinho's Premier League knowledge playing a part. Manchester United and Arsenal are also said to be keen on White.
- The Telegraph claims Arsenal are interested in making a move to sign Moussa Dembele, who has had underwhelming loan spell at Atletico Madrid from Lyon.
- Eric Garcia is on his way to Barcelona, according to Goal, who reports they have reached an agreement to sign him. The defender's contract is up at the end of the season.
- Chelsea's veteran forward Olivier Giroud has attracted interest from Inter and Lazio, claims Calciomercato.
- Calciomercato also reports Milan are tracking Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier.
The stats behind Werner who scores a league goal every 418 MINUTES .
Timo Werner's lack of conviction in front of goal, coupled with a number of fine-margin decisions going against him, has resulted in a meagre return of just six Premier League goals.Expectations of the 25-year-old have been high ever since he moved to west London in a £53m switch last summer, with Chelsea beating Liverpool to the signing of the RB Leipzig star in a real coup for the Blues.