Transfer News & Rumours

Manchester City sign another South American starlet

Manchester City are set to complete the signing of Brazilian midfielder Metinho in the same deal that will see them sign Kayky, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 18-year-old will likely be sent to City’s youth set-up or out on loan to continue his development. Born in DR Congo, Metinho has been living in Brazil since the age of one after his family moved there to flee religious persecution. Manchester City are set to sign also Metinho [2003, Brazilian midfielder] from Fluminense in the same deal with Kayky. The agreement has been reached for €5m + add ons. 🔵🇧🇷 #MCFC Metinho will sign a 5-years contract with City Group and then join Troyes on loan. 🇫🇷 https://t.co/zqmfeN4BZX — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 23, 2021 A product of Madureira, he...

Everton and West Ham linked with a summer move for 64-cap international

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been heavily linked with a move away from Turin this summer. Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Everton are reportedly keeping tabs on his situation. According to Calciomercato, Ramsey’s suitors are in constant contact with Juventus regarding a summer move. The 64-cap Welsh international earns around €7.5 million per year and has a contract with Juventus until the summer of 2023. Ramsey has failed to establish himself as a key player for the Italian giants, and his wages have now become a burden. It appears that Juventus are willing to cash in on the player, and a return to the Premier League would be ideal. SL View: Return to the Premier League would be ideal for Ramsey Ramsey has not been at his best since leaving Arsenal, and he...

Brighton & Hove Albion in contract negotiations with two-time FA Cup winner – report

Brighton & Hove Albion are in negotiations with Danny Welbeck over a new contract, according to The Argus. The England international joined the Seagulls on a free transfer last summer after the termination of his contract with Watford. Welbeck was restricted to only 24 Premier League appearances due to a knee injury but still impressed with six goals and three assists. He ended the campaign on a high with four goals and two assists from the final 10 games. The club are now eager to extend his deal. Sportslens view: Welbeck was only handed a 12-month contract last summer, which was justifiable considering his injury troubles over the years. He suffered a knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for five weeks this year but proved his worth with a fine end to the season. It appears a n...

Report: Spurs join the race to sign 24 y/o after Liverpool submit £25m bid

Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign Lorenzo Pellegrini this summer. According to reports from La Repubblica (h/t The Express), the north London club are keen to sign the highly-rated Roma playmaker. A change in transfer strategy is expected from Spurs under the guidance of managing director of football Fabio Paratici, who was officially appointed to his new role last Saturday. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will be hoping that Paratici can bring in the right quality of players to improve Spurs’ fortunes/ The north London club are close to appointing Paulo Fonseca as their next manager. He was replaced by Jose Mourinho at Roma earlier this year, and it looks increasingly likely that he will occupy the vacant managerial role at Spurs. The report claims that Fonseca is lo...

Report: Arsenal expected to submit bid for 23-year-old versatile ‘primary target’

Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign a centre-back this summer. According to reports from The Athletic, the Gunners are expected to submit a bid for Ben White over the coming weeks. Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City have watched the 23-year-old closely, while Liverpool scouted him extensively when he was on loan at Leeds United. White is currently with the England senior squad for Euro 2020. He had to cancel his summer plans after he was drafted in to replace the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold. The report claims that the Gunners are looking to sign a new right-sided centre-half, and White has emerged as the club’s ‘primary target’. SL View  White impressed heavily at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa, helping the club secure promotion to the Premier Lea...

‘There is a deal to be struck’ – Ornstein provides latest update on €20m Arsenal target

Arsenal have reportedly made a formal move for Albert Sambi Lokonga.  The Gunners are keen to bolster their midfield this summer and have made a formal move for the Anderlecht midfielder. According to reports from The Athletic, the 21-year-old midfielder has been on Arsenal’s radar for some time. He has impressed heavily in the Jupiter Pro League, making 50 first-team appearances in the last two seasons. A few weeks ago, Arsenal made an enquiry about Lokonga. They have now come up with a formal bid – an opening offer of €15m (£12m) – for the Anderlecht midfielder. The Belgian club want a guaranteed fee of €20m (£17m) for the youngster. Arsenal just need to improve their offer to secure his signature. David Ornstein of The Athletic has claimed that ‘there is a deal to be...

Manchester United suffer blow with €60m defensive target keen on Paris Saint-Germain move – report

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane could snub interest from Manchester United to return to France with Paris Saint-Germain. The centre-back has spent the past decade with Los Blancos, but he could be on the move with his contract expiring in June next year. United have been heavily linked with his services, but El Confidencial claims that the Frenchman is keen on returning to his homeland this summer. The Red Devils have monitored him closely over the years, but Varane is reportedly leaning towards moving to Ligue 1 with PSG. Los Blancos are holding out for around €60 million to sanction the defender’s sale but could be willing to lower their price tag up to €50m. Sportslens view: United are searching for a new centre-back partner for Harry Maguire, and Varane would be a world-c...

Tottenham keen on versatile midfielder, Paratici has been following him closely

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on making a summer move for the Sampdoria attacking midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard. The 20-year-old is highly rated across Europe and the newly appointed Spurs director Fabio Paratici is following the player closely. The midfielder is currently away on international duty with Denmark and therefore any progress on a potential transfer is unlikely to be made in the coming weeks. The likes of Inter Milan and Juventus are keen on the player as well according to SampNews24. The report adds that the Italian outfit are not keen on selling the player but they could be tempted if an offer of more than €20m is presented this summer. SL View: Replacement for Alli?  Spurs certainly have the financial means to pay that kind of money for the Danish internatio...

Sky Sports: 45y/o tells West Brom he doesn’t want to become their manager

Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton has told West Bromwich Albion that he does not want to become their next boss, according to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett. Understand Michael Appleton has told #wba he doesn’t want the Head Coach job at the Hawthorns. Wants to see the project through at #Lincoln — Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) June 14, 2021 The 45-year-old wants to remain at the League One outfit instead, dealing a blow on the Baggies. Sportslens View The Hawthorns outfit have already rejected the chance to sign Chris Wilder, while David Wagner chose another club ahead of them despite coming very close to joining. West Brom were keen on appointing Appleton as they sought a manager capable of helping them secure an instant promotion back to the Premier League. They have to look elsewhe...

Report: PL rival eye move for in-demand Liverpool ace on loan this summer

Southampton are looking to bolster their defence this summer.  According to reports from The Hampshire Live, the Saints are looking to strengthen in four key areas this summer, and adding depth in the full-back areas is one of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s top priorities. He has demanded the club provide him with more depth and quality ahead of the new season. The report claims that Southampton are looking to bolster the left-back, right-back, wide-midfield and forward region in the summer transfer window, but the Saints are operating on a tight budget. An expert from the article: “Elsewhere, Saints are interested in a number of other full-back options with Hasenhuttl likely to use one of his two Premier League loan spots to provide Walker-Peters and Perraud, should Saints land him, wi...

West Ham fail with approach to sign Liverpool target with 46 goal contributions – report

Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka has snubbed the opportunity to join West Ham United, Football Insider reports. The Hammers are searching for a new striker this summer, and they were recently deemed favourites to sign Daka. However, the 22-year-old has the ambition of joining a higher profile club and has rejected the prospect of joining David Moyes’ side. The Zambia international has also rejected advances from Ligue 1 giants Monaco despite them qualifying for the Champions League. Sportslens view: Daka had a superb 2020/21 campaign for Salzburg, registering 34 goals and 12 assists from just 42 appearances in all competitions. He is likely to be on the radar of several elite European clubs, particularly after the success of former teammate Erling Braut Haaland. Haaland switched from ...

Everton reportedly plot move for two players from same club, including £16m winger

Everton are yet to appoint their new manager, but they are preparing the groundwork for the upcoming season.  The Toffees are close to appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti. Sky Sports reported last week that the Portuguese boss is close to being appointed as Ancelotti’s successor at Goodison Park. The Merseyside club are hopeful of finalising a deal for the 47-year-old manager in the coming days. His arrival at the club could see Everton being linked with a host of Wolverhampton Wanderers players this summer. According to reports from Football Insider, Everton are preparing to submit bids for Wolves duo – centre-back Conor Coady and winger Pedro Neto. Nuno highly rates the two players highly and he feels the duo would be perfec...