The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Arsenal make contact for Van de Beek
Donny van de Beek’s situation has stirred transfer interest from Arsenal.
The Gunners hope to sign at least one more midfielder after Brighton’s Yves Bissouma. They’ve contacted Manchester United to discuss Van de Beek and asked to be kept updated on the 24-year-old’s future.
Van de Beek fell out of favor in his debut campaign with United, making just four league starts. He recently withdrew from the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad due to injury.
Other midfield targets on Arsenal’s radar are Denis Zakaria, Ebrima Darboe, and Ruben Neves. [90min]
Marcelo to join the Premier League?
The 33-year-old reportedly has no place in new Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for next season.
Premier League duo Everton and Leeds United, therefore, are among clubs interested in Marcelo. The Brazilian favors a move to either England or Italy. His agents are seeking a new club that can offer him a two-year contract with a £5 million fee. [Mirror]
Leicester to rival Chelsea, Liverpool, and Spurs for Daka
The Foxes have become the latest Premier League side to join the transfer hunt for Patson Daka.
The RB Salzburg striker had a strong campaign in 2020/21 and has reportedly stirred interest from Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham.
Joining Leicester City, however, could prove a more tempting option. Daka may enjoy more regular opportunities at the King Power Stadium. And at the young age of 22, Brendan Rodgers feels he could be an ideal long-term heir to a 34-year-old Jamie Vardy. [Sunday Express]
Barcelona to announce Depay deal this week
Despite interest from Juventus, Memphis Depay has reportedly agreed on a deal to join Barcelona.
The Blaugrana plan to confirm the Lyon star’s arrival on a free transfer this week after accidentally putting his new jersey up for sale in the club’s stores. [Sport – in Spanish]
Buffon closes in on Parma comeback
Gianluigi Buffon is in advanced talks to rejoin boyhood club Parma on a free transfer from Juventus.
The 43-year-old goalkeeper will be a free agent in July and has over five offers on the table. Turkish club Besiktas are among his suitors. But Parma have ‘really tempted’ Buffon with their project and a deal appears imminent. [Fabrizio Romano]
Bernardo eyes Manchester City exit
Bernardo Silva allegedly wants out of Manchester City as competition for midfield roles has limited his opportunities under Pep Guardiola.
The Portugal international has allegedly caught the interest of La Liga champions Atletico Madrid. Barcelona are also interested and could sweeten any deal with City by offering Ousmane Dembele. [Duncan Castles]