Latest Transfer News Across Europe
Ex-Netherlands forward and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has revealed in today’s transfer news that he would be open to returning to the club as a coach in the future. Valencia are standing firm over the fee they want for winger Ferran Torres, 21, with Manchester City keen to sign the Spain Under-21 international.
Chelsea have been watching Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, with manager Frank Lampard keen to address his team’s defensive frailties according to the latest transfer news. Leroy Sane, 24, appeared to confirm during his own unveiling at Bayern Munich that his Germany team-mate Kai Havertz, 21, is heading to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen this summer. Chelsea and Havertz’s agent have reached an agreement on personal terms for the Leverkusen midfielder.
Also in the transfer nrews, Blues boss Frank Lampard is interested in West Ham defender Declan Rice but Hammers legend Tony Carr has told the 21-year-old not to go. Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has asked his agent to pause talks until the 28-year-old midfielder has finished Champions League duties with Bayern Munich.
Brighton have no plans to sell English defender Ben White, 22, to Leeds United, where he has been on loan this season. Bayern Munich say their Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, will not be allowed to leave the club cheaply after he was linked to Liverpool. Arsenal has offered Aubameyeng a new contract to remain in the club but the player has not answered them yet.
Another gist in the transfer news is Tottenham is currently tracking Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 21, who is viewed as a potential future signing. West Ham are lining up Queens Park Rangers’ English midfielder Eberechi Eze, 22, as one of their top transfer targets this summer, with Crystal Palace also interested in the £20m-rated player.
Benfica have ended their pursuit of Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, with the former Paris St-Germain player demanding around £18m per season. Italian Serie C side Como have confirmed that they are in talks to sign former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli. The 29-year-old Italy international is set to leave his current club Brescia.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is looking at appointing a director of football at the club this summer. Jesse Lingard has urged his fellow England midfielder Jadon Sancho, 20, to leave Borussia Dortmund and join him at Manchester United this summer.
Sancho is one of five additions that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make to his squad. However, he may have to sell some of his fringe players to generate funds. But United have paused all their transfer activity after a crunch board meeting, with funds dependent on Champions League qualification.