We bring you the latest on De Ligt, Eriksen, Sanchez, Manchester United, Arsenal, Juventus, Pogba and others.
The leagues are set to begin in less than two months time, and the teams have realised how less time they have for the rebuilding process as they prepare to enter the final phases of their contract negotiations. The players, meanwhile, have decided on their next destination and await the clubs to meet their demands of the move.
We bring to you some of those rumours that have gained pace in the last 24 hours.
Juventus soon to submit De Ligt bid
De Ligt captained Ajax last season
Juventus has been established as the frontrunner for the 19-year-old Ajax captain and centre-back Matthijs De Ligt. The Turin based club are said to be ahead of the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester United for signing the Dutch player.
Juventus, keen on not wasting any more time, are preparing a €70m bid for signing De Ligt on a five-year contract. The reports of De Telegraaf also report the earnings of De Ligt to be as high as €15m- €20m.
Ole wants Pogba out of United
Pogba was the only United player in PL’s team of the season
Paul Pogba and Manchester United have seen their relationship turn from bad to worse in recent days. The star midfielder has openly talked about him seeking a new challenge.
Frustrated with all the speculations, Sport has reported that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer wants the midfielder out and is already preparing for the next season with the midfielder left out of his plans.
Tottenham want Asensio in return for Eriksen
Zidane has identified Eriksen as one of his target
Christian Eriksen is closing on an exit from Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid come closing in. Zinedine Zidane is the fan of the midfielder and wishes to have him at Madrid.
The Sun has reported that the London based club would ask for Spanish forward Marco Asensio in return for the Danish midfielder.
Mats Hummels rejected a move to Manchester United
Hummels joined Dortmund from Bayern
Dortmund officially signed Mats Hummels back from Bayern Munich this transfer window. The German centre-back has been moving to and fro between the two German giants.
For a change, Mats Hummels could have joined Manchester United, who were keen on bringing the centre-back to Old Trafford to solve their defensive problems, but Hummels didn’t want to move out of Germany, Bild reports.
Alexis Sanchez could well remain at Old Trafford
Sanchez had a terrible season with United
Alexis Sanchez has no club wanting him, which could well make it possible that the Chilean would stay with the English club.
The Chilean forward, who scored to win his country a place in the quarterfinals of the Copa America, has been the highest paid player for United, despite spending most of his time on the bench previous season.
Atletico Madrid wants Hector Bellerin
Bellerin is wanted by Diego Simeone
Atletico Madrid has lost a long list of players, most of them from defensive positions and all key. The club is, thus, looking to bring reinforcements in those positions this transfer window.
Out of the ones they want, one name is that of Hector Bellerin. The Arsenal right-back, previously linked with a move to Barcelona, is now wanted by Diego Simeone to replace Juanfran, the Telegraph reports.
Yannick Carassco takes a dig at his club
Carrasco previously played for Atletico Madrid
Yannick Carassco is said to be keen to return to European football and is seeking options, one of which is Arsenal. The London based club is said to be ready to put a bid for the Belgian player.
The Belgian has seen his relationship with the players and the club officials deteriorate in the recent days and hence took to Twitter to openly criticise them.
Liverpool finally wants Coutinho back
Liverpool look to bring Coutinho back
Philippe had a tough time at Barcelona, and neither the player or the fans are happy with the dismal performances of the player in the Blaugrana shirt.
The club as well is said to be looking to bring Neymar back to the club in return for the former Liverpool man. The Daily Express claims that the Anfield club would possibly bring their former midfielder back to Premier League.
Neymar and Griezmann to Barcelona
Griezmann has announced that he will leave Atletico
Neymar and Griezmann are two of the biggest names of football, and they both along with Messi could be soon playing for FC Barcelona.
Barcelona is keen to bring both the players and would be ready to offload others if it is needed to, the ESPN reports.
Petr Cech not to be responsible for player contracts
Petr Cech retired at Arsenal
Petr Cech has returned to his beloved club Chelsea after an exile that saw him play for the Blues’ direct rivals, Arsenal. The retired player, however, has returned in a technical director role.
The Times claims that the role will not make Cech responsible for player recruitment or contract negotiations.