N’Golo Kante might be on his way out of Chelsea during this summer transfer window. Though the club has not officially announced that the 29-year-old France international is no longer needed, he has continually been linked to other European clubs. The latest club that is said to be very keen on signing him this summer is Italian Serie A club Inter Milan.
Below are other updates from the transfer market
Manchester United possible transfer deals
Saul Niguez could be heading to the Premier League during this summer transfer window as Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer him a long-term deal worth £150,000-per-week. The 25-year-old Spain and Atletico Madrid midfielder is said to be rated £70 million. On the other hand, Manchester United are reportedly looking at using their 27-year-old France Midfielder Paul Pogba in a swap deal which would see him return to Juventus while 26-year-old Argentina and Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala move to United.
Quique Setien’s possible replacements
FC Barcelona suffered their heaviest defeat in Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on Friday. The 8-2 defeat which knocked the Spanish La Liga giants out of the Champions League could cost the club’s manager Quique Setien his job any moment from now. Those who could take over from the embattled coach include Mauricio Pochettino, Xavi, and Ronald Koeman. According to reports, Pochettino who last managed Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly held talks with the Spanish club.
Update on Jan Oblak’s transfer to Chelsea
Reports from Spain say Atletico Madrid have started their search for another goalkeeper that will replace their 27-year-old goalkeeper Jan Oblak who has been linked to Chelsea. This could be seen as an assurance that the Slovenia international could join the Premier League club this summer. Another related report claimed that Chelsea are considering offering their first choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to Atletico in part-exchange to get Oblak in a price that is cheaper than the Spanish club’s £110m asking price.
Harry Winks transfer to Manchester City
Harry Winks could be a Manchester City player ahead of the 2020-2021 season. City is said to be ready to make an offer worth £40 million to Tottenham Hotspur in order to lure the 24-year-old England midfielder away from the club.
Thomas Partey transfer update
Arsenal football club are still very much interested in 27-year-old Atletico Madrid and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey. The Premier League club have reportedly stepped up their pursuit for the midfielder who has a £43 million release clause tie to his contract with Atlético Madrid. Juventus are reportedly eying the defensive midfielder.
Odion Ighalo transfer saga
There were reports linking On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo to Paris Saint Germain. In reaction to the speculation, the 31-year-old Nigerian forward has reportedly shown no interest in switching to France from his parent club in China, Shanghai Shenhua. He has until January before his loan spell with Manchester United expires.
Ronaldo needs Raul Jimenez
In less than a week after Juventus crashed out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage, the talisman of the club, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly suggested the kind of strike partner he wants ahead of the 2020-2021 season. The 35-year-old Portuguese football icon has reportedly suggested that Juventus should sign 29-year-old Mexico and Wolves forward Raul Jimenez as his strike partner.
Gabriel Magalhaes transfer saga
French Ligue 1 side Lille has reportedly rejected a €20 million bid from Everton for their 22-year-old Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes. The player who has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Arsenal is said to be heading to Napoli due to an existing agreement Lille have with the Italian over Gabriel.
Update on Chris Smalling
Chris Smalling who just arrived at Manchester United from Roma where he spent the whole 2019-2020 season on loan at the club has attracted the interest of Newcastle United. The Premier League club reportedly plan to offer the 30-year-old England defender a permanent deal this summer.
Emiliano Martinez in high demand
The goalkeeper of the Arsenal football club, Emiliano Martinez has been insisting that he wants assurance that his place in Mikel Arteta’s squad is guaranteed. Since he is yet to get such an assurance, the 27-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper wants the club to know that 10 unnamed clubs across Europe want his signature.
Donny van de Beek transfer saga
Donny van de Beek could end up not leaving Ajax this summer because the new travel restriction in place might stop him from leaving the Netherlands. The 23-year-old Netherlands midfielder is wanted at Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Weston McKennie’s failed move
Weston McKennie was on the verge of joining German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin this summer but due to undisclosed reasons, the proposed deal failed to materialize. It is however not the end of the road for the 21-year-old USA international as Wolves, Southampton, and Leicester are interested in his services.