The manager of Arsenal football club, Mikel Arteta, has reportedly told the club’s 32-year-old Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos that he is not part of his plan for next season. The contract of the veteran defender with Arsenal will expire in June 2021. If no club comes for him during this summer transfer window, he might end up playing little or no club football next season.
Below are other latest updates from the transfer market:
Ferran Torres transfer Update
Ferran Torres has become the top transfer target for Manchester City this summer. The 20-year-old Valencia’s Spanish winger still has one year on his current contract with the Spanish club. The youngster scored 6 goals and made 8 assists in 44 appearances this season.
His current transfer market value is €45 million.
Philippe Coutinho’s options
Ben Chilwell transfer update
Ben Chilwell has decided to take his transfer to Chelsea into his own hands. The 23-year-old England left-back is reportedly planning to confront Leicester City in order to make them know that he is ready to leave the club for Chelsea.
Jan Oblak is not moving
In recent times, there have been strong reports that Jan Oblak, the goalkeeper of Atletico Madrid is being wanted by Chelsea and most recently, Manchester United joined the race. However, the president of Atletico Madrid, Enrique Cerezo, came out to say that their 27-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper is not linked to any move so far this summer.
Eberechi Eze transfer to West Ham
Eberechi Eze could play in the Premier League during the 2020-2021 season if West Ham United are willing to pay Championship side Queens Park Rangers, £20 million for the signature of the 22-year-old former England Under-21 forward.
Juan Foyth transfer to Leeds United
Newly promoted Premier League club, Leeds United are still very busy in the transfer market. Their next target is Tottenham and Argentina defender Juan Foyth. Leeds United are reportedly ready to pay £15 million for the Argentine defender.
Update on Dani Ceballos’ loan deal
Dani Ceballos is likely not to return to his parent club, Real Madrid, this summer as reports claim that Arsenal are at the verge of reaching an agreement to extend the stay of the 23-year-old Spain midfielder beyond this summer.
Chris Smalling’s transfer update
Chris Smalling is still not sure of where to play his club football next season as his parent club, Manchester United, and Roma where he has been on loan to since 2019, are yet to reach an agreement. Roman intend to keep the 30-year-old English defender at the club on a permanent deal.
David Silva transfer update
David Silva is at the tail end of his illustrious stay at Manchester City and City are already paying their last respect to him. But the 34-year-old Spanish midfielder will not go straight to retirement as Italian Serie A club, Lazio have reportedly started negotiating with Silva’s representatives for a possible transfer deal.
Branislav Ivanovic return to the Premier League
Though Branislav Ivanovic is already 36-year-old, he could return to the Premier League this summer as Everton football club are reportedly planning to sign the Serbian football icon. The former Chelsea defender currently plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Jules Kounde transfer to Real Madrid
Jules Kounde could leave Sevilla to another Spanish La Liga club, Real Madrid this summer as the Spanish giants are reportedly monitoring the progress of the 21-year-old French centre-back.
His current transfer market value is €30 million.