Wednesday’s Transfer News and Rumours
Manchester United central defender Victor Lindelof is wanted on loan by a number of sides, including former club Benfica, following his performances for Sweden at the World Cup. United face competition from Juventus over the transfer of Molde striker Erling Haaland. United are hopeful that Juventus’s impending signing of Cristiano Ronaldo could open up a move for the Serie A side’s left-back Alex Sandro. Click here for more details.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is being linked with interest from Argentine side Boca Juniors. But his agent says he is more interested in a transfer to a European club.
One-time Arsenal transfer target Gelson Martins is set to join Atletico Madrid from Sporting Lisbon.
Liverpool are being linked with an £80m move for Juventus’s Argentina international striker Paulo Dybala as speculation rises over who will make way for Cristiano Ronaldo. However, reports have since countered that speculation by suggesting there will be no move from the Anfield club.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from Real Madrid was announced on Tuesday.
Liverpool have opened talks over the transfer of midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. The Switzerland international has a £13m release clause in his contract with Stoke City. Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum could be on his way out of Anfield. The Netherlands international is being linked with a move to Fenerbahce. Liverpool are interested in a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Poland international midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion.
Tottenham Hotspur and Roma are both interested in Bordeaux midfielder Malcom.
Everton will offer €25m (£21m) for Barcelona’s Colombia international centre-half Yerry Mina. Toffees keeper Maarten Stekelenburg is wanted by French side Lille.
Chelsea expect to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus in a £35m deal. The Blues are set to open contract talks with midfielder N’Golo Kante and will offer the France international a new deal worth £200,000 a week. Eden Hazard is being linked with Real Madrid as the replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Chelsea centre-half David Luiz is reported to be a transfer target for Napoli.
Southampton are discussing personal terms with Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard. The two clubs have agreed an £18m transfer fee.
Leicester City are prepared to offer a new deal to England international defender Harry Maguire.
Fulham are the favourites to sign Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says he is not aware of any bid from West Ham United for defender Jamaal Lascelles. Benitez insists Lascelles is not for sale. Chelsea winger Kenedy has had a medical at Newcastle ahead of a season-long loan.