Man United close in on £86m signing, Arsenal & Liverpool fight over Premier League star & Man City prepare 'mega-bid' for Tottenham sensation
The transfer window is some way off but that doesn’t mean a lack of transfer rumour action.
Below we take a look at the best bits of gossip going around, along with our take on whether the story has any validity.
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Manchester United – Antoine Griezmann
The 25-year-old forward has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and the French international is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League side.
This source claims that a lack of Champions League action in 2017/18 wouldn’t make or break a move to join Jose Mourinho and that may well excite the Man United boss.
The presence of good friend at Pogba at Man United will be an added motivation and it’s a deal that looks entirely plausible.
Arsenal & Liverpool – Kasper Schmeichel
Source: Daily Mirror
The Leicester City keeper could well leave the King Power Stadium, especially if the Foxes get relegated, as is looking increasingly likely, a move to either the Emirates or Anfield would surely be tempting.
Whilst Jurgen Klopp could well do with bringing in a decent alternative to Lorius Karius and Simon Mignolet, Arsenal should be happy with Petr Cech’s overall form and as such a move to North London doesn’t seem likely.
Man City – Dele Alli
Source: Daily Express
This source claims the Etihad Stadium side are ready to fork out in excess of £89m to sign the 20-year-old and that Pep Guardiola will look to offload a number of his under-performing stars to help fund the deal.
Alli has had a good season, albeit experiencing a poor run of form of late, and Spurs will not look to sell the England international.
However Tottenham have seen the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale make big-money exits in the recent past so perhaps this transfer should not be ruled out, especially if Mauricio Pochettino’s side fails to secure a top four finish.
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Kylian Mbappe – Arsenal and Tottenham
Source: Daily Mirror
If Alli does depart, Spurs’ search for a replacement could see them swoop for Ligue 1 and Monaco star Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old has really made a name for himself as the Principality club chase the league title this term.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have seen speculation grow over Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’s respective futures at the Emirates Stadium, with both struggling to agree new contracts.
Although fans would most likely demand more experienced replacements if they do leave, Mbappe would certainly be an exciting option for the future.
The 18-year-old scored an impressive hattrick in a victory over Metz recently and, according to the article, has been compared to Thierry Henry by Arsene Wenger.
Paulo Dybala – Manchester City
Source: Sunday Mirror
Another club who could be set to lose one of their stars is Manchester City, with Sergio Aguero’s situation at the club far from clear.
Should the Argentina star depart, with speculation increasing since he lost his place to Gabriel Jesus recently, then City could turn to his international teammate Dybala.
The Juventus star has also been linked with Real Madrid in the past, but the article claims discussions between Dybala’s camp and City have increased recently and if a formal offer is launched, it will be accepted.
Demarai Gray – Tottenham
Source: London Evening Standard
Another Leicester player being linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium, a matter of months since their stunning title win is Demarai Gray.
Gray has only just began to establish himself under Claudio Ranieri, but he has caught the eye of Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, who are already planning for next season.
The White Hart Lane side lack pace out wide, and Gray has been identified as a possible option. Spurs’ position would undoubtedly be strengthened if Leicester were relegated this season, something which they are in a real battle to avoid.
Gray’s contract with the Foxes runs until 2020.