Transfer News & Rumours

Former Arsenal defender turned down Real Madrid and Premier League duo

David Luiz turned down offers from Real Madrid and the Premier League in order to return to Brazil with Flamengo, according to Globo Esporte. Luiz spent two seasons in the English top flight with Arsenal, where he tended to divide opinion. On his day, he was a noticeably good player, but he was often erratic and error-prone. Luiz receives a red card against former club Chelsea The Brazilian’s contract expired at the end of the season, with the Gunners choosing not to offer him an extension. During the summer, he returned to his homeland, signing a 15-month deal with Flamengo. But according to Globo Esporte, the 34-year-old was not short of options. They claim that Real Madrid, Everton, and West Ham United were among the sides interested in his signature. Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti pr...

West Ham want to sign Rangers star Connor Goldson

West Ham are reportedly interested to sign defender Connor Goldson who is currently on the books of Scottish giants Rangers.  According to Football Insider, the Hammers are keeping tabs on the 28-year-old amid the uncertainty about his future at the Ibrox Stadium.  The talented centre-back is yet to pen a new deal with Steven Gerrard’s side, despite his current contract expiring next summer.  It is said that the Gers turned down late transfer window interest in the English footballer, even though they face the risk of losing him for nothing next year.  SportsLens View Goldson has been a key player for the Scottish giants since he joined them from Brighton in the summer of 2018.  Since arriving at Ibrox, he has clocked up 171 appearances across all competitions, sco...

Mauricio Pochettino says he was so close to signing ‘sensational’ £60m ace for Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that he was very close to signing Achraf Hakimi for Tottenham. The Argentinian is now in charge of Paris Saint-Germain and he brought the 22-year-old wing-back to the Parc des Princes from Inter Milan for around €70 million (£60 million) in July (Goal). Hakimi is a truly top class player and the 37-capped Morocco international will undoubtedly go on to become a real hit in Ligue 1 and on the world stage. Mauricio Pochettino was close to signing Achraf Hakimi for Tottenham – Copyright: xLiveMedia/FabrizioxCarabellix/xIx/xLiveMediax 0 What a brilliant signing the 22-year-old already looks for PSG. Things could have been very different, however. Mauricio Pochettino makes Achraf Hakimi admission The South American told UEFA that he tried to sign t...

West Ham set asking price for key star, three PL clubs are reportedly keen

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been linked with a move away from the London club for months now. According to Football London, the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are keen on the player but they will have to pay around £100 million to sign the England international. The Hammers have already set the price tag for their prized asset and it remains to be seen whether his suitors are willing to cough up that kind of money for him next summer. Rice has been linked with a return to Chelsea even before Thomas Tuchel arrived at the club. Apparently, the former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was keen on signing the midfielder before he was sacked. The 22-year-old has developed into one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League and it is hardly a...

Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans ‘keeping his options open’ amid Manchester United interest

Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans has said he is ‘keeping his options open’ regarding his future amid links to Manchester United.  The 24-year-old’s reputation has greatly increased since he joined the Foxes in January 2019, initially on loan which was later made permanent.  He endured a difficult time during his previous stint at Monaco, where he earned only six goals and three assists in 65 total appearances.  However, he managed to reignite his career at the King Power. He has clocked up 113 matches across all competitions for the East Midlands outfit so far, scoring 18 goals and creating 19 assists in the process (stats from Transfermarkt).  The talented midfielder also smashed the winner in Leicester’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the 2021 FA Cup final at Wembley Sta...

Report: Leeds are ready to make their fourth most expensive signing ever in January

Leeds could go back in for Cagliari ace Nahitan Nandez in January according to a report from Calcio Mercato. Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa chased the 25-year-old midfielder throughout the entirety of the summer transfer window (Calciomercato). Leeds ended up empty-handed, however. It was a strange one because Cagliari were allegedly demanding just £22 million for the Uruguayan. Leeds obviously didn’t think he was worth that amount. Bielsa allegedly could go back in for Nahitan Nandez in January – Copyright: xLiveMedia/EttorexGriffonix/xIPAx/xLiveMediax 0 Could the west Yorkshire outfit be ready to try again for Nandez though? It certainly seems that way. Leeds to go back in for Nahitan Nandez That’s according to Calcio Mercato who claims that Bielsa wants to bring his fellow South Americ...

Arteta is now planning to offload £100k-per-week Arsenal star next summer – report

Arsenal are contemplating selling goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the summer transfer window, according to reports from the Daily Mail. The Gunners bolstered their goalkeeping department this summer by signing Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United. The £30 million summer signing made his first start for the Gunners on Saturday against Norwich City and kept a clean sheet, as Arsenal registered their first win of the season. Mikel Arteta was full of praise for Ramsdale after the game, saying he was terrific. The England international is now set to retain his place in the side. Leno, who is on £100k-per-week wages at the Emirates, is now facing an uncertain future at the club. He is the first-choice goalkeeper at Arsenal, but his position is under threat. SportsLens View  Leno was heav...

‘Make it happen’ – Some Man Utd fans react to latest reports regarding 28-yr-old’s future

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is reportedly open to signing a new deal with the Premier League giants. The 28-year-old midfielder is in the final year of his contract with the Red Devils and he has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in recent months. According to the Athletic, the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and the ambitious signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane has influenced the French international’s thinking regarding his future. Manchester United have done quite well in the Premier League so far and it is evident that they are likely to be one of the contenders for the title this season. Keeping Paul Pogba at the club beyond this season will be a major boost for the Red Devils. The 28-year-old is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in the wo...

‘Levy is ruining this club’ – Some Spurs fans react to ‘ridiculous’ news about £40m Villa target

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks was reportedly targeted by Aston Villa and Everton this summer, but he decided to stay on. The 25-year-old midfielder, who made his first start for Spurs this season against Crystal Palace, dropped down the pecking order at the north London club under Jose Mourinho. Nuno Espirito Santo was also willing to offload him this summer, with two clubs – Villa and Everton – reportedly wanting to sign him. According to reports from The Times, Winks opted against pushing for a fresh start this summer. Spurs were open to offers for him but at the same time, they slapped a £40 million price tag on him. Both Villa and Everton, eventually, refused to pursue their interest in the England midfielder. Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to express their react...

Paratici wants £60m player at Spurs next summer, he’s the top target – report

Tottenham Hotspur have not given up on the chase to sign Dusan Vlahovic.  According to reports from CalcioMercato, Spurs have made the 21-year-old striker their top target next summer. The 21-year-old, who was in dazzling form last season (21 goals), has started the season on fire, scoring three goals in three Serie A games already. Spurs were heavily linked with a move to sign the Fiorentina striker this summer. Gazzetta dello Sport reported Tottenham were willing to pay up to €70 million (£60m) to sign the striker. La Liga champions Atletico Madrid were also interested in signing Vlahovic and they had a bid for the youngster turned down by the Viola. Fiorentina were desperate to keep the striker with them. Fabrizio Romano, the transfer guru, claimed that despite Totte...

Report: Tottenham have already contacted 24-year-old’s agent with £135k-a-week offer

Tottenham have informed the agent of Franck Kessie that they are willing to pay his client €8 million (£7 million) per year according to a report from Calcio Mercato. That’s the equivalent of £135k-a-week. Kessie is out of contract with AC Milan next summer, so he could be available on a free transfer in just nine months time. Tottenham target Franck Kessie in action – PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxJPN 165192091 If the 24-year-old fails to sign a new deal with Milan, the Italian giants may well try to sell him in January, although he will be free to sign a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs then. Tottenham ready mega contract offer for Franck Kessie That’s according to Calcio Mercato. The 24-year-old Milan ace really doers have it all and will be a superb addition for Spurs. In 37 Serie A appearanc...

Juventus eyeing up deals for Man Utd and PSG stars

Juventus are targeting Manchester United’s David de Gea and Paris Saint-Germain’s Keylor Navas as they look for a replacement for Wojciech Szczesny, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato. Szczesny first came to Serie A on loan from Arsenal, joining Roma for two seasons. His spell at the Stadio Olimpico was enough to convince Juventus to splash out €15 million for him, with the aim of being the club’s replacement for the ageing Gianluigi Buffon. Szczesny in action for Juventus The Poland international made a bright start to life in Turin, and was soon wearing the number one shirt. He has made 140 appearances for the Bianconeri, helping them to three league titles and two Coppa Italia trophies. However, his performances have dipped in recent times, leading the Italian giants to pursue al...