Mbappe, De Gea, Giroud. Friday’s Transfer Rumours
Liverpool have had a bid of €75million (£64million) rejected by Monaco for their 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe. Reports suggesting the French club are holding out for €100million are wide of the mark, though. Monaco want Mbappe to remain at the club until next summer.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is being linked with a move to French side Marseille in a search for more regular first-team football. Arsenal transfer targets Danilo Pereira and Andre Silva could be sold by FC Porto this summer. Arsenal transfer news here.
Arsenal are being linked with Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina.
Manchester United are being linked with Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Benfica’s 23-year-old Brazilian Ederson as possinle replacements for David De Gea. Benfica are interested in Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira. More on those Manchester United transfer stories here.
Manchester United will challenge Chelsea for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan. If Michael Keane is signed by United from Burnley it could mean an exit for Chris Smalling. Details here.
Bakayoko, Pickford, Aubameyang
Chelsea are being linked with a move for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko amidst rumours that manager Antonio Conte will be given a £200m transfer budget this summer. Chelsea will also offer a new deal to Eden Hazard in a bid to fend off interest from Real Madrid. Some outlets in Spain are claiming that Real want to sign Hazard so Chelsea will sign Barcelona transfer target Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain. However, the chances of PSG selling Verratti this summer are zero.
Manchester City will sell forwards Nolito and Kelechi Iheanacho in order to make way for a move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. Nolito is the subject of interest from clubs in his native Spain.
Everton will offer Sunderland £15m for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. However, the Black Cats have put a price tag of £30m on the 23-year-old.
Chelsea are interested in Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe will demand a £6m signing-on fee plus wages of £100,000 a week. West Ham United , Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are all interested.
Crystal Palace are being linked with Manchester City full-backs Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna. Both are out of contract this summer.
Relegated Middlesbrough want to keep hold of defender Ben Gibson despite interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.
Newcastle United will offer Burnley £6m for striker Ashley Barnes.
Swansea City want to hold on to midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson in the face of interest from Everton.
West Ham United, Stoke City, Swansea City and Southampton are all keen on Leeds United’s £15m-rated striker Chris Wood.
West Ham United are set to send youngsters Reece Oxford and Domingo Quina out on loan next season
Championship side Birmingham City are interested in Robbie Keane. Manager Harry Redknapp worked with Keane at Tottenham.