As per usual, at this time of the year the rumours are flying thick and fast, and all eyes are on the biggest football teams and players. Take a look at the hottest rumours that have surfaced in the last few days and get the lowdown on the latest facts from the world of football.
If Arsenal is going to sign Ivory Coast forward Wifried Zaha they better be prepared to fork out the big bucks. It’s rumoured that they will be paying £100m to Crystal Palace; just a little more than you may win when having fun at an online casino Dubai has to offer.
The only hurdle in the way it seems (besides the enormous price tag) is that chairman Steve Parish is worried that selling Zaha may well cost them the chance at finding new owners for the club…
Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman has offered Real Madrid the chance to buy Christian Eriksen. Eriksen is refusing to extend his contract beyond 202, so the Danish player is now on the block.
Kylian Mbappe, the acclaimed French striker who made waves with hi sterling performances recently has said that when his contract with Paris St-Germain comes to an end, he won’t be renewing it. He still has 3 years left with the team however, and things may change.
Talks and Action
After buying England defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ed Woodward, the Man U chairman has said that they are now looking to add more exciting players to the roster. After signing the 21 year old, Woodward sent out an internal email outlining the clubs updated plans.
Ray Clemence, the ex-Liverpool legend has said that if the Champions League winners really want to take on Man U on even footing going forward, they’ll need to spend some cash and secure some really good players.
Speaking of Man U, it is rumoured that Paul Pogba is set to hold talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer soon in order to cement his bid in finding a way out of his contract with the team. Pogba is desperate for an out and may settle for a move elsewhere if it means bidding the Gunners farewell.
After being considered by Tottenham and Liverpool, Bruno Fernandes is now on track to sign with Man U after the 2 aforementioned clubs took a step back.
Movers and Shakers
Che Adams, the 22-year-old Birmingham City striker has waved goodbye to his teammates and has moved to Southampton. The move cost a whopping £16m and was quite a surprise to many.
Jacob Bruun Larsen, the Borrussia Dortmund forward has been in the spotlight a lot recently and has attracted the attention of no less than 3 top clubs. Arsenal, Manchester united and Liverpool are all rumoured to be considering making an offer after his 17 starts and 3 goals in his breakthrough season.
Southampton’s Matt Targett has been sold to Aston Villa for £14m, but this price tag rises to £17m if you include the add-ons that were part of the deal.