Transfer Update: FUTBALLNEWS brings you the most up-to-date Transfer News, and Rumors, on top European clubs and players.
What will Gareth Bale’s future role be? A large list of names will be connected to the Wales winger, who is looking for a new club to guarantee he is ready for the World Cup in Qatar later this year. Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, and Aston Villa are all keeping tabs on the former Real Madrid midfielder.
The free transfer of James Tarkowski to Everton is complete, but he will not be seen waving a club scarf aloft until the end of the month, giving everyone something to look forward to – except Burnley fans.
Manchester United is on the verge of kicking off their summer transfer operations. They are favorites to sign Vitinha from Porto, bolstered by the fact that his contract stipulates that he can exit for €40 million (£34 million). Arsenal is also rumored to be interested in the Portugal international.
Manchester City will spend the summer trying to acquire Kalvin Phillips from Leeds to replace Fernandinho in midfield. The England international is attempting to expedite the process by informing his current employers that he wishes to leave in order to complete a £50 million transfer to the Premier League winners.
Juventus and Chelsea are rumored to be working on a swap deal. The Italian club is willing to part with Merih Demiral as well as some cash in the hopes of persuading the Blues to send Jorginho in the opposite direction.
As he enters the final year of his contract, Marco Asensio is dissatisfied with Real Madrid’s contract negotiations because he wants a pay increase. Arsenal may be able to jump in with a hefty offer to lure him to the Premier League as a result of the stalling. He could also be using the Gunners to achieve what he wants in Madrid.
Aaron Hickey’s arrival from Bologna is a more likely Arsenal deal. The 20-year-old would cost £21 million and would battle for a starting spot in defence with compatriot Kieran Tierney.
David Moyes wants James Ward-Prowse, aka Mr Free Kicks, to take over as the heartbeat of the West Ham midfield from Mark Noble. Newcastle might potentially make a bid for Southampton’s midfielder.
Gavin Bazunu, one of Manchester City’s numerous young players, is on his way to Southampton in a £12 million deal with a few add-ons thrown in for good measure. Last season, the goalie spent League One with Portsmouth (don’t tell Saints supporters).
Sam Johnstone, another goalkeeper on the move, will join Crystal Palace on a free transfer after his West Brom contract expires.