The summer transfer window is heating up as top clubs in Europe are trying to improve their squads ahead of the 2021-2022 season which will kick off in August.
Below are some of the hottest transfer deals currently bubbling in the transfer market
- Transfer update on Leon Baily
Arsenal football club would not continue to pursue the signature of Leon Baily who has been on the radar of the Premier League club since the summer transfer window opened. The reason why the Premier League club decided to have a change of heart towards their interest in the 23-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger is because of some undisclosed attitudinal issues of the player. However, Aston Villa are reportedly still interested in the winger.
- Transfer update on Domenico Berardi
Chelsea football club are reportedly planning to buy Italy international Domenico Berardi. The forward who helped Italy national team to win the just concluded Euro 2020 is also wanted at Liverpool. But it will take a huge sum of money to tempt his current club, Sassuolo to let him go this summer.
- Transfer update on Franck Kessie
Franck Kessie is another hot cake in the transfer market. The AC Milan midfielder has attracted the attention of some of the top clubs in Europe. However, Premier League giants, Liverpool are said to be seriously in pursuit of the highly-rated midfielder.
- Raphael Varane could still land in Manchester United
The representatives of Raphael Varane and that of Manchester United are still negotiating the future of the Real Madrid defender.
Manchester United have made the France international their transfer priority and the Premier League club is doing everything possible to bring the defender to the city of Manchester before the end of this summer transfer window.
- Van de Beek won’t bow
Van de Beek came to Manchester United to shine during the 2020 summer transfer window. However, the Dutch midfielder has found it difficult to enjoy regular game time at the club.
Hence, there have been pressure on him to leave Old Trafford for a club where he could get more playing time. However, the youngster would not give up on his dream to be an established Manchester United star that easily. He has reportedly decided to remain at the club to fight for a regular shirt.
- Transfer Update on Declan Rice
There have been speculation that Chelsea have made a bid for the services of Declan Rice. However, the latest reports from the camp of West Ham United claimed that the club is yet to receive a bid from any club.
Aside from Chelsea, Manchester United are reportedly interested in the services of the English midfielder but they are still weighing their options.
- Borussia Dortmund give up on Marcel Halstenberg
Borussia Dortmund went into the transfer market to buy Marcel Halstenberg from RB Leipzig. However, the two German Bundesliga clubs could not meet to discuss the player.
During that period, Leipzig were trying to convince the 29-year-old versatile German footballer to sign a new deal. As it stands, Dortmund have given up on their pursuit for the German international which could force the player to accept Leipzig’s new deal.
- Four youngsters get a contract extension at Bayern Munich
Four youngsters have been allowed to continue to prove themselves at Bayern Munich. The German Bundesliga side extended the contracts of the four youngsters ahead of the 2021-2022 season.
The contract extension of the four players – Eyup Aydin, 17, Mike Eberhart, 16, Aleksandar Pavlovic, 17, and Roman Reinelt, 18, signed with Bayern will keep them at the club until the end of the 2022-2023 season.
- Manchester City is interested in Lukas Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha could find himself at Manchester City all things being equal. The reigning Premier League champions are said to be interested in the services of the striker.
Manchester City decided to go for Nmecha when they were not able to get the services of Henry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.
- Lewis Bate joins Leeds United
Chelsea football club have sold Lewis Bate to Leeds United for just £1.5 million. The teenager got a three-year deal from Leeds with the promise that he would get regular game time at the club since he was not able to break into Chelsea’s senior team.
✍️ #LUFC are pleased to announce the signing of Lewis Bate from Chelsea— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 22, 2021
- Raheem Sterling is wanted at FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are reportedly interested in the services of England international, Raheem Sterling. The 26-year-old forward is said to be among the superstars Manchester City are ready to get rid of this summer. But the club can only allow him to go if a suitor is ready to pay a good amount for him.
Reports in Spain claimed that if Barcelona sells Antoine Griezmann in this summer transfer window, Raheem Sterling might be his replacement.
- James Rodriguez is free to leave
Everton football club has permitted James Rodriguez to look for another club this summer. The Merseyside club decided to permit him to leave since he has not been able to establish himself at the club.
- Leicester City are interested in Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Leicester City are interested in Arsenal’s versatile football star, Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The Arsenal football academy product is one of the hottest football stars in the transfer market but it seems Leicester City are in more position to sign the youngster.
- Xherdan Shaqiri may leave Liverpool
Liverpool could sell Xherdan Shaqiri this summer. The Premier League club intends to sell some of their top players and Shaqiri seems to be one of the players that the club plans to sell.
- Eden Hazard might return to Chelsea
Eden Hazard could stage a surprise return to Chelsea this summer. The Premier League side are reportedly considering going for the Real Madrid winger. The Belgian football star has been struggling since he left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019. A return to the Premier League club could be the boost that he might need to return to his best.
- Leon Goretzka could replace Pogba at Manchester United
If Paul Pogba leaves Manchester United in this summer transfer window, the Premier League club could replace him with Leon Goretzk. The 26-year-old German midfielder still have a year left on his contract with Bayern Munich which could make it easier for United to sign him.