Carrick, Wenger, Terry, Koeman. Thursday’s Transfer Rumours
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be a summer transfer target for Serie A side Napoli. Wayne Rooney won’t stick around at Old Trafford if he has to endure life on the subs’ bench claims former team-mate Paul Scholes. Manchester United news here.
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will sit down and have talks about his future following the EFL Cup Final against Southampton later this month. Full story here.
Arsene Wenger’s tenure as Arsenal manager will almost certainly end this summer claims former Gunner Lee Dixon. His comments came after Arsenal’s 5-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is a transfer target for Manchester City claims former Barcelona midfielder Xavi. Arsenal news and rumours here.
Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny won’t be offered a permanent contract by Roma when his loan expires at the end of the season.
Chelsea defender John Terry has rejected three offers from clubs in MLS. He wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Barcelona want Everton manager Ronald Koeman to succeed Luis Enrique this summer. So says the Daily Mirror. But recent rumours from Spain have suggested that Enrique’s successor may already be at the Nou Camp.
Lemar, Caceres, Messi
Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus are all keeping tabs on Monaco forward Thomas Lemar. City defender Nicolas Otamendi is being linked with interest from Real Madrid.
West Ham United are ready to take a huge hit on full-back Arthur Masuaku. The French defender hasn’t played since December. West Ham paid Olympiacos £6m for Masuaku. The Greek side have first refusal but won’t pay anything near what they got for him.
Southampton are still confident of agreeing a deal for free agent defender Martin Caceres. That’s despite interest from Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Patrick Kluivert says he can never rule out signing Lionel Messi. “Messi? Never say never,” Kluivert said after PSG’s 4-0 victory over Barca. “The football world might want that but I think Messi is currently happy in Barcelona. Am I going to try to sign him? I never said that. He is like Neymar, Messi is a player every team in the world would like to acquire.”
Tottenham Hotspur will try to raise £400m from the naming rights to their re-built stadium. But it won’t be known as White Hart Lane. Spurs will find out next month whether they can host home games at Wembley next season. Tottenham transfer target Andrea Pinamonti could be offered a new deal by Inter Milan. Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp says Dele Alli is worth £100m as he is a better player than Paul Pogba.
Chelsea are keen on Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio. Reports claim today that he tops Antonio Conte’s wishlist.