Premier League transfer news and rumours
Anthony Martial: Manchester United to Juventus/Barcelona/Arsenal
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer with Juventus, Barcelona and Arsenal all interested in the French star.
Martial’s United career is “reaching a crossroads”, says Sky Sports, following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January. It’s reported in The Times that Martial is Juventus’s top transfer target this summer and the former Monaco man is “intrigued by the possibility” of joining the Serie A club.
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Another destination for Martial could be Barcelona, the Daily Mail reports, with the Catalans considering a £60m move for the 22-year-old. The hat-trick of rumours concludes with the Daily Mirror saying that Arsenal are in fact “favourites” to sign the striker despite Barca’s interest.
United back Mourinho’s overhaul - including selling Pogba
The Manchester United board has given manager Jose Mourinho “the full backing” to make “radical” changes to his squad this summer. As things stand star midfielder Paul Pogba is “part of Mourinho’s plans”, but if the Old Trafford boss wants to sell the Frenchman, the United chiefs will not stand in his way. (The Daily Telegraph)
Paul Pogba: Manchester United to PSG
If Paul Pogba does leave Old Trafford will he end up at Paris Saint-Germain? It’s claimed that Real Madrid and Barcelona “won’t be chasing” Pogba this summer, leaving PSG as the main candidates for the £89m star’s signature. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has reportedly offered the 25-year-old to the French giants. (Daily Mail)
Fred: Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester United/Manchester City
United boss Jose Mourinho is lining up Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred as a ready-made replacement for Paul Pogba. The Brazilian is valued at £50m and United will face big competition from rivals Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)
Mbappe and Alcantara top City target list
Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara are top of Manchester City’s wanted list. Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha also “remains on City’s radar”. (Sky Sports)
Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund will have to pay Chelsea £50m to sign Michy Batshuayi. The striker has been on loan at the Bundesliga club and made an “instant impact” in Germany before suffering an ankle injury on Sunday. (London Evening Standard)
Ryan Sessegnon: Fulham to Barcelona
Barcelona are “monitoring the rapid progress” of Fulham’s teenage star Ryan Sessegnon. The 17-year-old has scored 14 goals in 43 games for Fulham as they bid for promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Mail)
Andrija Zivkovic: Benfica to Manchester United/Arsenal
A host of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Arsenal, sent scouts to watch Benfica star Andrija Zivkovic in action against Porto on Sunday. The Serbian winger, 21, signed for Benfica from Partizan in 2016. (The Sun)
Premier League news and talking points
Salah building hospital and school in Egypt
Liverpool’s star striker Mohamed Salah is building a hospital and a school in his hometown of Nagrig in Egypt. Salah, who has scored 40 goals this season for Liverpool, is spending “hundreds of thousands of pounds working to improve the lives of people he left behind” in his hometown. (The Sun)
Aguero has knee surgery
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero has had surgery on his injured knee. The striker is likely to miss the rest of the season with City, but should be fit for Argentina’s World Cup campaign this summer. (The Daily Telegraph)
United reserves are relegated
Manchester United’s reserve team has won the Premier League Two three times in five years, but this season they have suffered a “humiliating” relegation to the second tier of the competition. Ricky Sbragia’s side’s fate was sealed after Derby’s 1-0 win over West Ham on Monday. United’s second-string have only won four in 21 matches. (The Daily Telegraph)
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