Ibrahimovic, Aurier, Van Dijk. Thursday’s Transfer Rumours
Manchester United may have Zlatan Ibrahimovic back at the club next season – but only until the end of December. Real Madrid may be about to launch a £60m bid for Manchester United keeper David De Gea. Manchester United transfer news here.
Manchester United are being linked with a summer move for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier. However, the move is likely to be resisted by PSG and will only go ahead if they agree to it.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has once again criticised Anthony Martial after a disappointing season at Old Trafford.
Arsenal are the latest side to be linked with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton are also interested in the Dutchman who is valued at £50m. Jack Wilshere is set to have talks over a new deal at Arsenal as Bournemouth lose interest over a permanent transfer. Arsenal transfer news here.
Costa, Lukaku, Can
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is the subject of fresh interest from China. The Spain international has been offered a deal worth £650,000 a week to move to the Far East.
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has told the club he wants to leave this season. Chelsea are ahead of Manchester United as favourites to secure his signature. Meanwhile, Lukaku admits that he subscribes to Chelsea TV, MUTV and Real Madrid TV. “I want to know everything about how these guys train and live their everyday lives,” he says.
Liverpool won’t sell midfielder Emre Can this summer. The Germany international is refusing to sign a new deal but the Reds will keep him until his contract expires next summer. Talks are expected to take place at the end of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a £30m move for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa. Spurs are also mulling over a £9m move for Galatasaray winger Bruma.
Burnley defender Michael Keane is also a Tottenham Hotspur transfer target. Speculation suggests Eric Dier will then be a target for Manchester United though it sounds unlikely Spurs will sanction an exit for the England international.
Watford striker Troy Deeney says he could leave Vicarage Road “if they want to get rid of me”. West Bromwich Albion are being linked with a player valued at £20m.
Sunderland will have a clearout this summer if, as seems likely, they are relegated to the Championship. Up to 16 players could be on their way out.
Southampton are interested in Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson. Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle United are also interested in Sigurdsson.
West Ham United could make a move for Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi if Slaven Bilic is sacked this summer.
Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa could still quit the club this summer. Ulloa expected more game time following Claudio Ranieri’s exit but has been disappointed in that regard.