Wenger, Lindelof, Sanchez. Friday’s Transfer Rumours
Speculation has increased over the future of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman is being tipped to stand down this summer. Five names are in the frame to replace him. Alexis Sanchez could also quit Arsenal at the end of the season. The Chile international flew to Italy yesterday on an officially-sanctioned short break. Lucas Perez may also be on his way out of the club. Arsenal news and rumours here.
Reports from Italy claim Manchester United have agreed a pre-contract deal with Benfica for central defender Victor Lindelof. Roma are monitoring his situation. United defender Eric Bailly has recommended his international team-mate Franck Kessie to the club. Manchester United transfer news here.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be on his way back to Italy at the end of the season. Reports from Sweden claim his girlfriend is unhappy in Manchester and wants to move back to Italy where the couple still own a property. Napoli are being linked. More on that story here.
Rodriguez, Belotti, Solanke
Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target James Rodriguez insists he wants to stay at Real Madrid. That’s despite his game time being limited at the La Liga side this season.
St Etienne winger Romain Hamouma dreams of signing for a big club like Manchester United.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich have joined Manchester United in pursuing Torino striker Andrea Belotti. However, Bayern have had preliminary talks over a player valued at £86m.
Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke could be on his way to Liverpool this summer. The 19-year-old striker becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
Chelsea winger Pedro wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is wanted by Juventus. Striker Daniel Sturridge was forced to sit out his first day at the club’s training camp with a virus.
Everton and Leicester City are both interested in Hamburg midfielder Walace.