The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Arsenal make £60m-rated Premier League star a top target
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has emerged as one of Arsenal’s priorities for the summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old Portuguese, however, won’t come cheap. Wolves rate him at between £50 million and £60 million (€60m-€72m). Barcelona, Manchester United, and Tottenham are also interested. [Sky Sports]
Pogba is a priority target for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain have made signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United a priority.
The 29-year-old midfielder’s contract at Old Trafford ends this summer. He can, therefore, join PSG – or any club for that matter – on a free transfer. [Footmercato – in French]
Pablo Mari opens door for permanent Udinese transfer
Pablo Marí on his loan spell to Udinese from Arsenal: "I'd like to stay in Serie A next season. I'm under contract until June 2024 with Arsenal – but I'm so happy here at Udinese", he told Gazzetta. 🇪🇸 #AFC
Loan deal doesn't include a buy option – it will be up to the two clubs. pic.twitter.com/T0vPlavs5X
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2022
Arsenal slip down the pecking order for Nunez
Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is set to be available for a summer transfer of at least €70 million.
Despite their strong interest, Arsenal have slipped down the pecking order. The Gunners are now behind Manchester United, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for Nunez. [The Athletic – subscription required]
Lewandowski and Barcelona begin transfer talks
Barcelona have opened talks with Robert Lewandowski.
Work is already in progress regarding the contract details. Despite Lewandowski turning 34 in August, Barca may offer him a contract of two or three years. The deal would be worth between €30-35 million. The Catalan club feel the Polish striker can guarantee at least 30 goals per season.
That said, Lewandowski has made no decision nor handed in a transfer request to Bayern Munich. [Sky Sports Deutschland – in German]
Manchester United’s main summer target is a new striker
Update @ManUtd: Main target is a new striker next to Ronaldo. The club is also looking for a central midfielder. The new one is said to have a similar physique and size as Matic. Haidara from Leipzig is no topic. Too small. @SkySportDE #MUFC 🔴
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) April 11, 2022
Ramos wants to stay at PSG
Despite an underwhelming first season at Paris Saint-Germain, Sergio Ramos wants to stay at the Ligue 1 club beyond his current contract – which is until June 2023.
Speaking to Amazon Prime Video, Ramos said: “I would like to play between four to five more years at a high level and then have another experience. Here, I have two years in Paris, we will try to do three, one more, and then we will see. But as long as the physique holds up, I think I’ll be able to keep my mind focused.”
Modric and Real Madrid keen for a new deal
Luka Modric and Real Madrid are keen to complete a new contract.
Modric’s current deal ends in the summer. Both player and club want an extension, but there is a handicap. Real Madrid want to reduce Modric’s salary. The 36-year-old took a 10% reduction last season to help the club’s finances because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The midfielder’s agent, however, wants his previous wage of €12.5 million per season restored, or at least for him to stay on what he is on now. [Gianluca Di Marzio]