Premier League transfer news: De Gea, Pogba, Eriksen, Ceballos, Rakitic, Varane, Felix, Cech
David de Gea has reportedly turned down Man Utd’s final contract offer
Premier League transfer news and rumours
De Gea to PSG?
David de Gea could be on his way out of Manchester United after the Spanish goalkeeper reportedly rejected the club’s final contract offer.
The Sun says that De Gea has “made it clear” that he will not extend his deal beyond next season and his decision is “piling pressure on Old Trafford chiefs to sell him this summer”.
French giants Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the 28-year-old and could plan a £60m bid in the current window. Or they could wait until next year to land him on a free transfer.
Sources have told ESPN that Manchester United will offer Paul Pogba the club captaincy in an effort to convince the midfielder to stay at Old Trafford. The Frenchman has been linked with Real Madrid.
Solskjaer wants Rakitic
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is a target for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. La Liga champions Barca are willing to sell the Croatian international but they value the 31-year-old at €55m (£48.3m). (Daily Express)
Varane staying at Real
Another La Liga star recently linked with Manchester United is Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. However, the French defender says he is staying at the Bernabeu. He said: “I am going to remain [at Real Madrid] next season as I’m sure that we’re going to respond in a strong manner.” (Marca)
Triple whammy for Arsenal
Arsenal face losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny before long if they don’t sign new contracts. The trio could follow Aaron Ramsey out of the Emirates door if the Gunners don’t tie them down to fresh deals. See the latest Arsenal transfer news here.
Ceballos to replace Eriksen?
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is interested in Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos. The Spanish international could replace Christian Eriksen, who is linked with Real and out of contract in 2020. (ESPN via AS)
Fight for Felix
Benfica star Joao Felix has been linked with Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid in recent weeks. United look favourites to sign the 19-year-old but they will have to pay a club record fee of around £100m to land the attacker. (London Evening Standard)
Reds have 12 on their list
Liverpool are looking to bolster their attack and the Anfield club have drawn up a target list of 12 players. Benfica’s Joao Felix is on the list along with Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser, Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe. (Daily Mail)
Benitez eyes Mata
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is lining up an ambitious move for Juan Mata. The Manchester United midfielder is out of contract this summer and would be available on a free transfer. Barcelona are also keen on the 31-year-old. (The Sun)
Cech returning to Chelsea
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech retires this summer and according to reports he is expected to return to Chelsea as their new sporting director. The news provides Arsenal with a problem. Cech’s final game as a Gunner will be against Chelsea in next week’s Uefa Europa League final. Could Bernd Leno now be set to start in between the sticks in Baku? (Sky Sports)
Schubert to replace Cech?
With Petr Cech retiring Arsenal will be in the market for a back-up goalkeeper. The Gunners are linked with a move for Dynamo Dresden and Germany Under-21 keeper Markus Schubert on a free transfer. (Bild)