With the EPL 2017/2018 season coming to its end, many clubs are geared towards new signings of players. With the opening of the transfer window many fans are highly eager to get a gist of the latest football transfer news that is currently making headlines. Although no team has made an official signing, word around town have it this season will see some record breaking transfers to peak Neymar transfer.
Some of the latest football transfer news is still discussed in the boardrooms with little disclosure made to the public. We have compiled comprehensive details of ongoing headlines, dealings, rumors on latest transfer news. It also includes team updates and latest gossip in town as they unfold from Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. By the look of things, this season will undoubtedly have some surprises and record breaking transfers as the clubs are in a rush for time and money to ensure they are settled for the next season.
EPL transfer news
The season is proving to be one of the most interesting ones judging by the latest rumors and updates from teams. Coaches are moving up and down to find the top players to fit into the squad. Judging by previous football transfer news, it is safe to say that Jose Mourinho is in for a treat with a record breaking signing. Last season Manchester United literally broke the bank in terms of signing new players including Pogba, Mkhitarayan and Matic. Arsenal will be seeking to regain its pride after the departure of Arsene Wenger after a 22 year reign.
Liverpool has been rumored to solidify their midfield with another signing to add to the squad. Manchester City has however been quiet given that last season they did not make an historical signing. Crystal Palace is also on the lookout for WEST Ham’s forward Michael Antonio. Leicester boss Claude Puel is under pressure following the poor league results wih only four wins in 19 top games.
Liverpool’s former coach Rafa Benitez has appealed for New Castle for transfer plans and has warned against any fails in the market for the club. Following the full time appointment of West Ham’s coach David Moyes, there is a dis-contention with the poor results the club has put forward this season. There is also trouble in paradise at Stoke City coming from the uncertainty of Paul Lambert’s future as the manager of Stoke following the two-way break clause in the contract will ends in June.
Cote d’Ivore’s blue eyed boy YayaToure is also amidst chaos after coach Pep Guardiola announced that this season marked his eight year contract at Etihad stadium. Pep also commended the midfielder for his role in cementing the career into a formidable team. The player has been on the side lines most of the matches. He however revealed to Paul Hirst of The Times that he still has the preference to stay in England and play in the Premier League.
Arsenal transfer news
The gunners failed to give departing Frenchman Arsene Wenger a worthy send off following a 1-0 defeat to Athletico Madrid at the Europa League semifinals. But there is still a shoe to be fit in terms of a new coach who will steer the team to a title win after 14 years of failure. The team is currently shortlisting possible replacements for the Frenchman, on he lit of worthy contenders include Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim, Germany coach Joachim Loew and Liverpool’s boss Brendan Rodgers.
The Arsenal team also shortlisted two candidates including Juventus boss Max Allegri and Chelsea’s former manager Carlo Ancelotti. The list seems to be long given there are interests by former Arsenal players who want a share of the lion’s pie. Patrick Vierra has become popular, the question still remains will the formidable former captain make the cut? Sights were set on former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique but it seemed the deals went sour after the star demanded too much than the gunners were ready to offer.
Among transfer speculation, Arsenal may have their eyes set on Max Meyer who was suspended by Schalke for the rest of the season after an interview where he gave insights of bullying. The 22 year old is set to finish his contract at the Bundesliga club after he turned down proposals to extend the contract. The club is also expectant of a move from Manchester United’s forward Antonio Martial who had shown no interest in extending his contract at the club.
Midfielder Jack Wilshere opened up in an interview of how he wants to stay at Arsenal and talks over an ongoing contract extension despite AC Milan showing interest in the player. The gunners are also in a tight race with Chelsea to secure the services of Atalanta midfielder Cristante according to Sky sources. The 23 year old star has had a successful season at the club after his loan move from Benfica. The competition is stiff with Borrusia Dortmund also showing interest.
Chelsea transfer news
The blues are experiencing the loss of Liverpool’s forward Mohamad Salah who has had an impressive run on this season being the overall top scorer. Real Madrid had shown interest in forward Eden Hazard but the striker has not opened up about any transfer with word that he is seeking an extension of contract. They are on a tight race with Arsenal to secure the services of midfielder Bryan Cristane.
Midfielder Willian has been strongly linked to make a summer transfer to Manchester United with hails from Jose Mourinho over his outstanding quality. The Brazilian has had a rough season in Chelsea despite peak performance and has held talks with the Manchester United coach over a move to the club.
Ever since the Spain international made his debut in Chelsea he has been in terrible form. He has managed to score only one premier league goal since the start of the yea. But Antonio Conte has rubbished rumors of a transfer to Juventus and urged the player to focus on improving his game at the club. There were suggestions of a swap between Willian and Manchester United;s Antonio Martial however the details of the free transfer were scanty with either sides coming forward to speak on the matter.
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Manchester United transfer news
Jose Mourinho has made it clear on maintain the defense team comprising of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini but they are willing to listen to offers for the players . Blind extended his contract to prevent a free transfer this season while Darmian remains with 1 year contract at Old Trafford. Manchester United fans were however frustrated and urged the club to cease the contract negotiations with respect to Fellaini.
The fate of Anthony Martial seems unclear at Old Trafford deemed from his inconsistent performance at the club. He is to be included in a bid to sign Borrusia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic. He has refused to sign a new contract at the club with a possible transfer for the 22 year old or a possible swap with Willian from Chelsea. The arrival of Alexis Sanchez removed the limelight of the star to give him an extended run. According to Daily Mirror, his move will be in replacement for Pulisic if the transfer deal will be complete.
Eden Hazard had been linked to a Man Utd transfer news on a summer move but the Belgium international in a video recently posted on his official social media, made it clear he would not be going to Old Trafford and reunite with former boss Jose Mourihno. There had been word of a swap between Willian and Anthony Martial but details are yet to be forwarded. Defender Bailly has been a hot subject especially for Chelsea and Arsenal. However, Jose Mourinho remains adamant on letting the player go with an extension of contract expected.
Liverpool transfer news
After having a perfect form this season which saw them climb all the way through to the finals in the UEFA champions league since 2007 against Real Madrid, there are changes are to be made to the team. Following the appointment of former player Steven Gerrald as manager for Ranger on a four year contract, the star seems interested in signing Dominic Solanke. Liverpool had also shown interest in Roma’s goalkeeper Allison. However his summer move is still in questioning following Roma president reluctance to let the goalkeeper move.
A deal that seems to bear fruits comes with the football transfer news of Juventus target of Emre Can on a five year contract with the side this summer. This comes with the expiry of the players contract in June and after Paris Saint Estienne bid was turned down. Liverpool aims at signing Sami Khedira as a long time replacement for the star. The deal is said to be underway and fast before the kickoff of the World Cup tournament in Russia.
Real Madrid transfer news
Coach Zinedine Zidane is under a lot of pressure especially following the inconsistent form the team has shown despite qualifying for the UEFA Champion League final against Liverpool. The club has earlier shown interest in Mohamad Salah but Liverpool are set on a contract extension of this year’s PFA Player of the Year. This follows the Reds decision to seal a contract extension with forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Real Madrid had offered a bid for Lucas Vazquez to Liverpool but the decision has not been final yet.
Real Madrid also eyes the prowess of Roma goalkeeper Allison who has yet to sign to a new contract with the team. The Brazilian international goalkeeper is set to extend a contract if the terms of Real Madrid are not successful. Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois has revealed of his intention to join Real Madrid on a free transfer even though his contract expires in the summer 2019. The star is tied down at Stamford Bridge and is not set on renewing the contract at the West London club.
Real Madrid has also targeted Bayern Munich’s forward Robert Lewandowski after the refusal of Tottenham Hotspurs to let go of forward Harry Kane. According to the Real president Calderon he will be the perfect match to seal the gap left behind by Barcelon in La Liga. However, Bayern Munich is yet to show interest of letting the services of the striker.
Barcelona transfer news
Word has it that Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp has shown interest in Ousman Dembele given that the club is closing in on another deal with Lyon play maker Nabil Fekir. After the end of the era of legend Andres Iniesta at the club, there is a potential move of the player to Chinese Suer League side Chongqing Lifan. The deal would see Iniesta earn a salary cap of 81 million euros.
Atletico Mdrid’s Antonio Griezzman has been speculated to be Barcelona’s top summer target. In an interview, Josep Maria Bartomeu admitted of talk with the player’s agents but was not in contact with the club for the transfer yet. The player has a release clause of 89 million euros looks likely to leave the club this summer. Barcelona are on a mission to secure their squad following an impressive unbeaten season. It has been a good season for the club given they won the Spanish Cup but failed to secure a chance at the UEFA Champions league to AS Roma.
In case Barcelona fails to secure Griezzman, the club is set to contest for the services of Eden Hazard. Numerous reports have suggested of talks that have been held between the respective representatives. It is however unclear since last year Griezzman was likely to join Manchester United before he opted to stay at Atletico Madrid. Over the recent months, the Belgian striker has been linked with top club Real Madrid but no deals have been made public yet. The star is yet to sign a deal to the club despite insisting on staying at Stamford Bridge.
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