In today’s transfer news we will be looking at trending transfer news across Europe. We will be looking at players leaving their present clubs and those signing contract in their present club. The English Premier League and other leagues across Europe are actively involved in the transfer market even with the coronavirus pandemic.
English Premier League Transfer News
Manchester United have made recruiting a new centre-back their top priority this summer, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has a clear path to signing Napoli’s 28-year-old Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly, with Paris St-Germain no longer interested.
Manchester United are putting together a £10m package for Sporting Lisbon’s 17-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes, the player was recommended by former Manchester United Player Nani.
Chelsea has extended Olivier Giroud’s contract by 12 months, which means the France striker will be at Stamford Bridge next season. Leicester lead Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton in the pursuit of Celtic and Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 22.
Arsenal are planning a £25m transfer move for Dortmund’s 24-year-old Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji, after talks began in January. Crystal Palace are ready to make a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The player favours a move to Tottenham, but manager Jose Mourinho is unconvinced of the 26-year-old Scotland international’s suitability for a top-six club.
Meanwhile, the Gunners have joined Everton in targeting Juventus’ French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, and hope he can form a partnership with compatriot Matteo Guendouzi, 21. Tottenham Hotspur’s 29-year-old defender Danny Rose, who is on loan at Newcastle United, has revealed he wants to play for Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers – but joked that Foxes left-back and England team-mate Ben Chilwell, 22, would “have to be bought first”.
La Liga Transfer News
Real Madrid and Manchester United could be forced to wait two years to sign 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the Norwegian’s 75m euro release clause not active until 2022 plus the player is not willing to the German side just yet.
Barcelona has lowered their valuation of 26-year-old French defender Samuel Umtiti to just £27m, amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. Juventus and Bosnia-Herzegovina 30-year-old midfielder Miralem Pjanic has said he will not make any move to Chelsea or any English team he is more interested in Barca.