Despite days and weeks of rumors from various sources, none of the big transfers have officially taken place for the top six Premier League clubs. Bruno Fernandes is still at Sporting, Christian Eriksen is still at the North London and Liverpool still don’t care about what their opponents are doing in the market. But we are here to provide you with the biggest transfer rumors and news of the day for all six EPL clubs:
Kurzawa’s tweet all but confirms his move to Arsenal?
The PSG defender was linked with Arsenal on Thursday and his latest tweet has only increased speculations around the potential transfer. Kurzawa announced that he has changed his agents and has joined Sports Invest UK. “Big news‼️ I am very excited to join the Sports Invest UK family”, read the tweet.
Kurzawa’s involvement with the UK-based company has coincided with rumors about his transfer to Arsenal. And the Gunners are eager to finalize the deal as soon as possible due to their left-back issues. Both Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac are out with an injury and Arteta will have to do with a makeshift LB this weekend.
On the other hands, Thomas Lemar, who was linked with a number of EPL clubs including Arsenal, has decided to stay at Atletico Madrid at least for now.
Lampard wants the club to offer a new contract to Willian:
Frank Lampard wants the Chelsea board to offer a new contract to Willian, who will be a free agent at the end of this season. The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan amidst contract stand-off with the Blues.
According to Evening Standard, the board has offered a one-year extension to the 31-year old. But Willian reportedly wants a minimum of a two-year contract with £110,000-a-week wages. Lampard has heavily relied on the veteran in a Chelsea team full of youngsters. Willian has made 21 league appearances and has 4 goals and 4 assists to his name.
Sadio Mane advised to join Barcelona or Real Madrid to win the Ballon d’Or:
Mady Toure, the founder of Generation Foot academy in Dakar, where Sadio Mane spent his youth years has advised the Senegalese to join Spanish giants in order to win the Ballon d’Or. According to Mane’s youth coach, the winger needs to leave Liverpool in the summer to get his hands on the most prized individual trophy.
Mane recently won the African Player of the Year after a stellar year with the Reds. The winger won the Champions League and finished as the joint top-scorer in EPL. He also finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or rankings as Messi grabbed the sixth Golden Ball. Despite the rumours and even Madrid’s interests, Mane has maintained that he is very happy at Liverpool.
Manchester City up against Barcelona in the market:
The Citizens want to secure the signing of 19-year old Spanish midfielder Ivan Morante, according to Telegraph. The Villarreal B midfielder has set the stage on fire in Spain and has caught eyes of a number of clubs. But the signing of £6m-rated starlet won’t be an easy one for City as Barcelona are also in the race for Morante. The youngster has five caps each at the U19 and U20 international level.
Bruno transfer more complicated than it looks:
For the Manchester United fans already celebrating Bruno Fernandes’s transfer – please don’t! Despite reportedly agreeing to personal terms with the Portuguese, United are nowhere near finalizing a deal with Sporting.
Reports suggest that Manchester United have offered €50m + €30m in variables for the midfielder. But Sporting do not believe that the variables are achievable, i.e. winning the Premier League/UCL. (Ouch!) Instead, the Portuguese club wants €65m + variables – So quite a daylight between both club’s evaluation of the player.
And as mentioned yesterday, Ashely Young is all but Inter Milan player. And by the time you read this, there might even be an official announcement.
Tottenham to sign Giovani Lo Celso on a permeant deal:
The reports from the North London suggest that Jose Mourinho wants to sign Lo Celso on a permeant deal in January. The midfielder joined Spurs on a season-long loan from Real Betis in August 2019 with an option to buy. If Spurs sign the Argentine in January, they will have to pay $32m. But the amount will rise to $40m if the Tottenham decide to sign Lo Celso at the end of the season after qualifying for the next season’s UCL. The 23-year old has scored 2 goals for Spurs so far in 17 appearances in all competitions.