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Premier League transfer news: Luke Shaw, Thibaut Courtois, Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona are linked with a summer move for Manchester United defender Shaw

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Luke Shaw: Manchester United to Barcelona

In recent weeks it’s been reported that Luke Shaw’s Manchester United career will soon come to an end following a bust-up with boss Jose Mourinho. And today it’s claimed that Barcelona are leading the chase for the England defender. 

Shaw, 22, has just 12 months left on his Old Trafford contract and Spanish giants Barcelona could make a move this summer. Barcelona are in the market for a new left-back and England international Shaw is “firmly on their radar as he wants to quit Old Trafford”.

Chelsea, Tottenham, Leicester, Newcastle and former club Southampton have also been linked with Shaw. (Daily Mirror)

Courtois: I will be at Chelsea next season

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he will be playing at Stamford Bridge next year. The Belgian’s Chelsea contract expires in June 2019 and Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are all rumoured to be interested in the 25-year-old. However, Courtois says he “feels good” at Chelsea. He said: “At the end of the season we will sit down together. I live there quietly and know that I will be at Chelsea next year as well. If I go to the World Cup with a clear idea, sign or wait another year, my mind will be clear at the World Cup.” (The Daily Telegraph via Sporza)

Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid to Barcelona

Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague believes Atletico Madrid are “resigned” to losing star striker Antoine Griezmann this summer. Barcelona are favourites to sign the 27-year-old Frenchman, but Manchester United have also been linked with him. (Sky Sports)

Marouane Fellaini: Manchester United to Monaco

United midfielder Marouane Fellaini looks set to leave Old Trafford. The 30-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and Monaco are the latest club linked with a move for the Belgian. (Daily Mail)

United draw up six-man shortlist to replace Carrick

With Marouane Fellaini looking likely to leave and Michael Carrick retiring at the end of the season, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will need to make midfield signings. Players reportedly on the Special One’s shortlist to replace Carrick include Arturo Vidal, Marco Verratti, Jean-Michael Seri, Fred, Jorginho and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Manchester Evening News)

Wenger: I want Wilshere to stay

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants Jack Wilshere to stay at the north London club despite contract negotiations not progressing. The Gunners have offered Wilshere a new deal, but with a reduced weekly salary. Everton, West Ham and AC Milan have been linked with the 26-year-old midfielder but Wenger has again stated he wants him to stay. The Gunners gaffer said: “I can only reassure him that I want him to stay. We make him a proposal, after that you have to accept Jack is at an age where he will have offers from somewhere else. Personally I put my weight in for him to stay and push him to stay.” (Daily Star)

Abdoulaye Doucoure: Watford to Liverpool

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has revealed it would be a “dream” to play for Liverpool. The 25-year-old said: “Liverpool is a club that need no introduction. I was impatient to play there, at Anfield. For me it would be a dream to play in a club like this.” (Daily Express)

Can slams media speculation

It was reported yesterday that Emre Can wants at least £200,000 a week to stay at Liverpool, but today the German has called the rumours “false”. He said on Instagram: “Interesting stories about me in the press. I’m no longer going to comment on any false stories or rumours. I’ve just returned from international duty with the German team and working on coming back from injury. Looking forward to getting back on the pitch asap.” (Sky Sports)

Premier League news and talking points

Tuchel prefers Bayern job to Arsenal

Thomas Tuchel yesterday became the bookies’ favourite to be the next Arsenal manager, but according to media reports he has his sights set on the Bayern Munich top job. (Sky Sports)

Silva to replace Moyes at West Ham?

Former Watford manager Marco Silva has been linked with West Ham. David Moyes is currently in the Hammers hot-seat but Silva is being lined up to take over. (Daily Express via Marca)

West Brom CEO: no money left for wages

West Bromwich Albion chief executive Mark Jenkins has revealed that the club have “no more money” for wages and are right at their “limit” financially. Jenkins, who returned to the Premier League’s bottom club in February, said: “There is no more money for wages. We have wages, transfer fees and loan fees running at record levels and yet we find ourselves in this position. I’ll be honest I’ve come back and I’m shocked at what I have found in some of the decisions that have been made.” (Daily Mail)

Elneny signs new Arsenal deal

Arsenal’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new long-term contract. The 25-year-old said on Twitter: “Officially we will be together for a longer time, in order to reach what we started, and to put Arsenal in its deserved spot in Europe and the whole world.” (Daily Mail)


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