Premier League transfer news: Eriksen, Icardi, Koulibaly, Fekir, Rodri, Sane, Bale
Real Madrid could offer cash plus a player for Spurs star Christian Eriksen
Premier League transfer gossip and rumours
Zizou wants Eriksen
Zinedine Zidane wants Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen to join his Real Madrid revolution this summer.
Zidane has already signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea and has now set his sights on Eriksen.
The Sun reports that the Spanish giants are ready to offer Spurs £45m plus midfielder Dani Ceballos to “get their hands” on the great Dane.
Icardi and Lukaku to swap?
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku continues to be linked with Inter Milan but his move to Italy could depend on the future of Mauro Icardi. Inter are set to offer Argentine star Icardi plus cash for Lukaku as the Serie A side cannot afford United’s £80m valuation of the Belgian striker. (The Daily Telegraph)
City close in on Rodri and Cancelo
Premier League champions Manchester City are closing in on deals for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri and Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo. The duo could arrive at the Etihad for a combined £120m. (The Daily Telegraph)
Atletico look at Xhaka
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is a target for Atletico Madrid as the Spanish side seek a replacement for Man City-bound Rodri. Swiss star Xhaka is on Atletico’s shopping list but the Gunners will fight to keep him at the Emirates. (The Sun)
Rivals battle for Koulibaly
Manchester City have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. City have reportedly made an £85m bid for the Senegal star as they seek a replacement for Vincent Kompany. (Daily Mail)
Goretzka wants Sane at Bayern
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka would be “very happy” if Manchester City winger Leroy Sane joins the German champions. Goretzka said: “We would all be very happy about it if or when he comes. But I won’t be putting pressure on him or try and influence his opinion. I was in a similar situation last year and I had to take a decision for myself. And I am also of the opinion, it is best to take the decision alone.” (Manchester Evening News)
No loan for Bale
Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has dismissed claims that the Welsh forward could leave Real Madrid on loan. Bale has been linked with Manchester United but Barnett says a move to Old Trafford is “very unlikely”. When asked if a loan move could happen, Barnett told Sky Sports: “I don’t think he wants to go out on loan. He’s got a lovely life and home in Spain. I think it would take something exceptional for him to leave and loans are not on the menu.”
Andersen offered to Spurs
Arsenal have not followed up their interest in Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen, meaning the door has opened for north London rivals Tottenham to make a move. The Danish international, who is valued at £31.2m, has been offered to Spurs. (Daily Star)
Gomes deal close
Andre Gomes’s £22m transfer from Barcelona to Everton is expected to be finalised this week. The Portugal midfielder, 25, spent the season on loan at Goodison Park. (Daily Mail)
Fekir and Ndombele to leave Lyon?
Nabil Fekir and Tanguy Ndombele could both leave Lyon this summer, the French club’s chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted. Forward Fekir has been linked with Liverpool while midfielder Ndombele is linked with Tottenham. (Sky Sports)
£70m for Aubameyang?
It’s claimed that Manchester United are interested in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. TalkSPORT radio host Andy Goldstein said: “I’ve got someone on the inside, not at United by the way, someone on the inside who every so often would tell me transfer gossip. He has told me that United are interested in Aubameyang. He’s got two years left on his deal, he is 29 years old, he is the finished article.”