Premier League

Crystal Palace want to sign 21-year-old who won 2.7 tackles per game last season – report

Crystal Palace are preparing a second raid on Chelsea with their interest in signing midfielder Conor Gallagher, Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur claims. The Eagles are currently going through a squad rebuild after the release of several experienced stars at the expiry of their contracts. They have already had an impressive transfer window, having added Michael Olise, Remi Mathews, Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen to their ranks. Guehi’s transfer from Chelsea came as a surprise, but the deal proved ideal for both clubs with the Blues retaining matching rights for a future transfer. It is now reported that Patrick Vieira’s side are lining up a move for another Blues graduate in Gallagher, who spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion. The nature of the proposal has not been mentioned, ...

Report: 25-year-old int’l could leave Liverpool to join Euro giants, Klopp wants permanent sale

Liverpool defender Kostas Tsimikas could join Napoli on loan this summer according to a report from Area Napoli. The 25-year-old joined the Reds from Olympiakos in August 2020 for around £11 million according to BBC. Tsimikas has failed to make much of an impression at Anfield, however. The nine-capped Greece international has made just seven appearances for Liverpool. Liverpools allegedly could loan out Tsimikas to Napoli this summer Copyright: BoxAmstrup BoxAmstrupx COP109 spdk20201209-212701-L And Jurgen Klopp now could be prepared to send him out on loan. Tsimikas to leave Liverpool? Area Napoli claims that Napoli have made an approach to bring the Reds left-back to Naples on loan. A loan move away from Anfield would probably do the Greek ace the world of good. At 25, he...

Report: Tottenham make bid for ‘elite’ 23-y/o, he’d be their second most expensive signing ever

Tottenham have made a huge €55 million (£46 million) bid for Juventus ace Cristian Romero according to a report from CalcioMercato.it. Central defence is clearly an area where Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants to strengthen. Toby Alderweireld has left Tottenham and is en route to Qatar. Meanwhile, the jury is still out on Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon. Alleged Tottenham target Cristian Romero in action during a loan spell with Atalanta last season: PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxITA Tottenham make massive Romero bid Calciomercato.it reckon that the north London outfit have lodged a £46 million bid for 23-year-old centre-back. What a brilliant signing the Argentina international would be for Spurs. In 31 Serie A outings during a loan spell with Atalanta last season, Romero averaged two tackles...

Jurgen Klopp confirms fitness boost for £180,000-a-week man ahead of Hertha friendly

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Virgil van Dijk could make his injury comeback during the pre-season friendly against Hertha Berlin. The Reds are currently in a training camp in Austria. They have already played three games on their trip including one against Mainz that ended 1-0 on Friday. The club have three more friendlies before the new Premier League campaign, and one of those will be against Hertha on Thursday evening. Ahead of the game, Klopp said that the centre-back could make a cameo appearance after nine months out with a serious knee injury. He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I hope, I am not sure, that there is the opportunity that Virgil could play a few minutes.” “He looks really good in training and maybe we can bring [him in], but I need to have some final convers...

Arsenal lining up deal for versatile teenage forward, could be signed for just £1m

Arsenal are lining up a move for Pacos Ferreira teenager Matchoi Djalo, The Sun reports. The 18-year-old made his first-team debut during the 2019/2020 season, but he has since registered only eight appearances for his club. Despite the limited exposure, he has caught the Gunners radar through his performances for the reserves and the Portugal Under 19s. He is available for just £1 million. The Gunners see him as a long-term prospect. Sportslens view: The Gunners have recently found success from their academy with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe standing out with the first-team squad. Folarin Balogun is a player to watch out for this term. There are several other youngsters, who could make the grade in the coming years. Djalo is a left winger by trade, but he has also played as a sec...

‘Paperworks time’: Manchester United set to land their second summer signing

Manchester United are set to land the signature of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane, reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports. The Red Devils had already agreed personal terms with the France international, and they have now reached an agreement with Los Blancos to sign him. The final details including paperwork are being completed. It could be a matter of time before the clubs formally confirm the transfer. Raphaël Varane to Manchester United, here we go! 🔴 #MUFC Agreement almost done between Man Utd and Real Madrid, just final details to be completed and then paperworks time. It’s a “matter of hours or days”. Here-we-go. 🇫🇷 Varane has a total agreement on personal terms too. 🤝 — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 26, 2021 Sportslens vie...

Manchester United’s future transfer plans dependent on sale of £50m-rated star – report

Manchester United’s future transfer signings could depend on the potential departure of midfielder Paul Pogba, ESPN reports. The Red Devils have already signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73 million, and they are on the cusp of landing Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. Varane’s arrival could take the club’s spending to around £113m that is beyond the allocated £100m budget by the Glazers this summer. It is now reported that the club need to cash in on players before they can look into more signings during the ongoing transfer window. The club have been credited with an interest in Kieran Trippier, Jules Kounde and Eduardo Camavinga, but they need to recoup money first. Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe could head for the exit door, but Pogba is regard...

Aston Villa allegedly want 27-cap France international but £50m price-tag makes deal unlikely

Aston Villa are keen to sign Manchester United ace Anthony Martial this summer, according to a report from The Daily Star. However, the Midlands outfit have been put off by United’s £50 million asking price for the 27-capped France international. Dean Smith seems to be intent on making his Villa side a real attacking force next season. The Villans boss has already brought Emiliano Buendia to Villa Park and has also been linked with moves to sign Todd Cantwell and Arnaut Danjuma (The Sun and The Sun print edition, July 20, page 51). Villa are allegedly keen to sign Martial from Man United this summer Aston Villa eyeing Anthony Martial swoop? The United man is on the Villans’ radar, according to the Daily Star. However, the 25-year-old’s £50m price tag is allegedly putting off Vill...

Atletico Madrid keen on signing Arsenal forward, could be available for just £15m – report

Atletico Madrid have revived their interest in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, Calciomercato reports. The La Liga giants are long-term admirers of the Frenchman, and they could lure him on a cut-price deal this summer. Lacazette recently entered the final year of his contract with the Gunners, and the club are prepared to sanction his sale. Sportslens view: Lacazette was the Gunners’ top-scorer last term with 17 goals in 43 games, but he could be on the move as he is no longer indispensable. The hierarchy have no plans of extending his deal, and it has been reported that he could be sold for a fee of around £15 million. The London club have their sights on landing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham as his replacement but need to recoup funds first. Meanwhile, the interest from Diego...

£50m star to undergo Arsenal medical on Wednesday ahead of transfer – report

Ben White will have a medical with Arsenal on Wednesday ahead of his £50 million transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth claims. The Gunners were in regular discussions with the Seagulls for the centre-back last month, and they recently reached a transfer agreement. The formalities could not be completed with the 23-year-old on holiday after his involvement with England at the European Championships. He recently returned from his vacation in Mykonos, and it is reported that a medical has been scheduled with the north London club on Wednesday. White is set to become the club’s third signing of the summer transfer window after the arrivals of Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga. The Gunners have made a huge outlay to prise him away from the Seagull...

Manchester United nearing agreement for Champions League winner, could pay €45-€55m – report

Manchester United are nearing an agreement to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, Goal reports. The Red Devils have already negotiated personal terms with the centre-back, and they are now in discussions over the transfer fee with Los Blancos. It was recently reported that the club had failed with an opening bid worth €45 million for Varane, but they still appear on track to sign him. The Red Devils continue to have a good relationship with the Madrid giants, and it is claimed that a fee between €45-€55m could seal the deal. Sportslens view: United are determined to land Varane this summer, having previously failed to sign him on two separate occasions in 2011 and 2019. With under 12 months left on his contract, Los Blancos are also open to sanctioning his sale rather than ...

Wolves offered chance to sign €30m forward with 13 goal contributions last season – report

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been offered the chance to sign AC Milan forward Rafael Leao through his representative, Calciomercato reports. The Portuguese has three years left on his contract with the Rossoneri, but he is not considered an indispensable figure. The Serie A outfit are willing to accept offers of €30 million for the 22-year-old. He has been offered to Wolves by his agent Jorge Mendes. However, the Midlands outfit have yet to make an approach for the former Lille man. Sportslens view: Mendes has been pivotal to Wolves’ recruitment in recent years, and the theme has been quite similar in the current transfer window. He has brought in three players in Rayan Ait Nouri, Jose Sa and Francisco Trincao (loan from Barcelona), and there could be more activity. Wolves are likely to ha...