Transfer Talk: PSG eye late Eriksen swoop, Zidane waits for United opportunity
Written by: Uttiyo Sarkar
Elsewhere Barcelona's Paco Alcacer is closing in on a move to German outit Borussia Dortmund.
Only a few days remain till the summer transfer window is shut for good and while the Premier League window might have closed, other European clubs are frantically hurrying to get their deals over the line. There seem to be some surprising deals on the cards in the next week, with many players expected to change sides.
Khel Now brings you the latest round of transfer news and rumours from all around European football.
PSG set to put in ambitious bid for Eriksen
Paris Saint-Germain are set to bid £100m for Tottenham Hotspur wizard Christian Eriksen, according to the Sunday Express. The Spurs midfielder is an extremely important cog in their attacking system, with the French outfit looking to bolster their own midfield with days to go in the window.
Eriksen’s contract extension talks with Spurs are currently in limbo to the Danish midfielder wanting a similar salary as that of star striker Harry Kane.
Barcelona refuse to sell Rakitic
Barcelona have turned down any chances of selling their Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic to PSG, after it was rumored that the French side were lining up a €80m bid for the star.
But, Ernesto Valverde confirmed in an interview on Saturday that they weren’t here “to do business” with PSG and insisted that Rakitic is not for sale.
Dortmund finally seem to have gotten their man
Borussia Dortmund finally seem to be putting an end to their hunt for a striker, with Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer set to make the move to the German giants.
Bild have reported that BVB are willing to pay an initial €2.2m loan fee and will sign him for around €20m-€25m next season. Dortmund will also pay Alcacer’s €4m-yearly salary.
Martial set to stay at United
The Sunday Telegraph reports that Anthony Martial is set to re-think his future at Manchester United, after gaining confidence by the club hierarchy's refusal to bow down to manager Jose Mourinho’s wishes to sell him.
The French star has been reassured the board’s faith in him and will aim to get back to his best and compete with Alexis Sanchez for a spot in the starting lineup.
Zidane lurking in the wings for United
The Daily Telegraph brings further speculation about Zinedine Zidane and reports that the French manager is very interested in taking over at Manchester United.
The newspaper also states that it will also appeal to Paul Pogba and Martial if Zidane becomes the manager, as Mourinho’s future at the club looks to be up in the air.
Sanches set for another loan move
Bayern Munich flop Renato Sanches seems to be on the verge of another loan move, this time to Turkish side Fernerbache.
After having an underwhelming season with Swansea City in the Premier League, the Portuguese will be allowed to go on loan once again, if Fernerbache pay up the loan fee of around €2.5m.
Published: Sun Aug 26, 2018 03:20 PM IST