The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Arsenal edge closer to two deals
The Gunners are working on transfer deals for Anderlecht midfielder Sambi Lokonga and Brighton defender Ben White.
Lokonga, a Thierry Henry-recommended player, has agreed on personal terms. He is the most advanced of the two ‘big-money deals’ the Londoners are chasing. The 21-year-old’s club, Anderlecht, have already rejected a £13million offer but Arsenal plan to invoke add-ons to sweeten the deal.
Brighton, meanwhile, have already rejected a £40million offer for White. The defender, though, is keen on joining Arsenal, who remain confident of signing him this summer [Football Insider]
Ronaldo to join Messi at Barcelona?
Joan Laporta reportedly dreams of pairing Cristiano Ronaldo with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.
The Barcelona president is willing to offer Juventus two players in exchange for a Ronaldo transfer deal.
Manchester United edge closer to Torres signing
The Red Devils have made progress in their attempt to sign Pau Torres from Villarreal.
Head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made signing a new central defender a top priority. Therefore, Manchester United have pulled out all the stops to find one and are growing more confident of a deal for Torres.
Hopes of a summer move, however, will probably have to wait until the Spain international’s involvement in Euro 2020 ends. [Manchester Evening News]
Rudiger makes a decision on Chelsea future
Despite having just a year left on his Chelsea contract, Antonio Rudiger has no plans to leave.
The German defender has reportedly told Blues boss Thomas Tuchel he plans to stay. While Chelsea are yet to begin talks over a new contract, Rudiger is hopeful of a new long-term agreement.
But even if the European champions don’t make an offer, the 28-year-old would still stay for the final 12 months of his current deal. [Sky Sports]
Juventus plot Locatelli talks
The Bianconeri plan to respond to rival interest from Premier League clubs by beginning transfer talks with Sassuolo for Manuel Locatelli.
Juventus have scheduled a meeting with Sassuolo this week and plan to make an opening bid. Reports have linked Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool to the midfielder. [Fabrizio Romano]
Guendouzi edges closer to Arsenal exit
Benfica reportedly have their eyes set on a transfer bid for Matteo Guendouzi.
The 22-year-old is set to leave Arsenal on a permanent basis this summer after spending last season on loan at Hertha BSC. Reports have linked him with a return to France with Marseille.
But Benfica allegedly view Guendouzi as a potential option to bolster their midfield ranks. The Portuguese giants, however, are yet to begin transfer talks with Arsenal. [A Bola – in Portuguese]