The transfer window across Europe may be closing, but teams are looking forward to the summer and there is a lot of gossip. Transfer Talk provides you with the latest news about rumours, the comings and goings and of course closing deals!
Story one: Arsenal make Declan Rice their first target, Mason Mount tracking
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta will intensify his plans to strengthen the squad after securing the UEFA Champions League for next season, with The Daily Telegraph reports That West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice It will be one of his main targets.
Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title look dented after Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City, who are now two points behind with two games in hand. Arteta is determined to add to his squad to ensure he can challenge next season.
Rice, who has regularly said he wants to play Champions League football, is expected to leave West Ham this summer. The England international has been linked with most Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United. Hammers chairman David Moyes has said he expects a transfer fee of more than £100m for the 24-year-old.
The report adds that Arsenal have held exploratory talks with the Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, 24, who is about to move into the final year of his contract and is expected to leave Stamford Bridge in the next window. Liverpool seem to be leading the race.
Arsenal are also said to be eyeing right-back Real Valladolid Evan Fresenda. To fund the buildup, Gunners can offload the payload Kieran TierneyAnd Balogun FolarinAnd Nicholas Baby And Pablo Mari.
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08.30 GMT: Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is looking to leave Stamford Bridge this summer with Bayern Munich among his options, according to Sports 1.
The 28-year-old will enter the final 12 months of his contract in June, but with next season’s Champions League not guaranteed, the Croatia international is looking to wrap up his spell in west London.
Bayern are said to be interested in his services as they continue to build their shortlist of potential reinforcements in the midfield. With coach Thomas Tuchel an admirer of his former player, the switch to the Allianz Arena suits the Blues, who would prefer a deal with a club from outside the Premier League.
Kovacic joined Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2019 and has since made 139 Premier League appearances.
Barcelona are ready to step up their pursuit of the Chelsea striker Pierre Emerick AubameyangHe says sports. The 33-year-old has been keen to return to the Camp Nou in recent months, and is said to be willing to accept a lower salary. He has scored just one goal in 14 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League this season.
Club Brugge Suite Tajon Buchanan She is set to join Inter Milan in the summer, a Belgian newspaper reports HLN. The 24-year-old Canadian star will move to San Siro for a fee of €15m, with a verbal agreement already in place. the Nerazzurri Been linked to him for a number of months as a possible replacement for Denzel DumfriesAnd it looks like they’re about to move over the line.
– A bid of at least £50m would be needed before Fulham could consider offers for the defensive midfielder Joao Ballinhareveal Football from the inside. Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester United are all interested in the 27-year-old, after a stellar debut season in the Premier League. Balinha made 29 league appearances.
– Atletico Madrid and Lazio are among the teams interested in acquiring the Feyenoord striker Santiago Jimenezreports Gazzetta dello Sport. A €20m payment would be required to sign the 22-year-old, who is in stellar form having scored eight goals in his last 10 appearances in all competitions. He played 10 international matches with the Mexico national team.
Bayern Munich met the Manchester United midfielder Casemiro As a signing dream this summer, according to Kicker. The Bundesliga champions are looking for reinforcements in their midfield when the transfer window opens, and the 31-year-old Brazil international is closing in on the top of the Allianz Arena shortlist.