Transfer Rumours For Sunday
Manchester United are eyeing up a £65m transfer bid for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. United are preparing to trigger a one-year contract extension for Anthony Martial that could keep him at Old Trafford until 2020. More details here.
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech is a transfer target for Serie A side Roma as they look to replace Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker. Reports from Spain claim that Arsenal are in advanced talks over a move for Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer who is also a target for Barcelona. Details here.
Napoli have warned new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri that there will be no further transfers between the two clubs. It follows the transfer of Italy international midfielder Jorginho from the Serie A club. Atletico Madrid have approached Chelsea over the possibility of signing striker Olivier Giroud.
Liverpool could have signed new keeper Alisson for just £3.1m in 2015. However, they rejected the opportunity. The Reds were one of several Premier League clubs approached by UK agents acting on behalf of Alisson’s Brazilian representative. Reds keeper Simon Mignolet is one of a number of keepers being linked with Barcelona as back-up to Marc Andre Ter Stegen.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will be given a £100m transfer kitty if he signs a new three-year deal at St James’s Park. The report sounds difficult to believe given that earlier this summer reports claimed Benitez would have to sell before he could buy.
Leicester City will accept offers of around £18m for record signing Islam Slimani. The 30-year-old cost Leicester £28m two summers ago. He had a spell on loan at Newcastle United during the second half of last season. Leicester have rejected a bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa. However, the bid was for just £12m rather than the £40m being put about last week. Leicester boss Claude Puel denies there have been any bids for keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Reports from Italy claim Manchester City are preparing to bid €100m (£89m) for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian’s agent has been in touch with City but Juve are keen for Pjanic to stay.
Tottenham Hotspur are only willing to pay £10m for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. Spurs are also being linked with France Under-19 keeper Yehvann Diouf who currently plays for Troyes.
Wolves are keen to sign Barcelona central defender Yerry Mina on a season-long loan. AC Milan striker Andre Silva is also being linked with a loan switch.
Everton’s £40m move for Watford forward Richarlison could be completed early next week. Toffees winger Ademola Lookman is a £17m target for RB Leipzig.
Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is a £7m transfer target for Stoke City.