Latest Transfer News Across The Globe
Teams and clubs around Europe and other parts of the World are already moving fast in the transfer window to secure the services of players that will boost their performances.
Though Naija News reports the current transfer window is yet to open officially, clubs are already making moves to identify and secure needed players while concluding plans to offload others.
Here is a roundup of some major transfer news and speculations across the major leagues of the World.
Barcelona close in on Ajax star, Matthijs de Ligt
Spanish superpower, Barcelona are reportedly close to a deal for Ajax star, Matthijs de Ligt after his Champions League exploits.
Goal can confirm that Barcelona are getting closer to a deal for Matthijs de Ligt… ?
What would that deal mean for the club and the defender? ? pic.twitter.com/B3aPSbjjpz
— Goal (@goal) May 13, 2019
Atletico to hold meeting with Griezman
Spanish top club, Atletico Madrid have scheduled a meeting with Antoine Griezmann this week, over fears that the 28-year-old may dump the La Liga club for Barcelona, as reported by Cadena Ser.
The France international has many suitors in the transfer market but Atletico remains keen to keep hold of their star player.
Hazard moving closer to leaving Chelsea?
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says the club must ‘respect’ Eden Hazard’s decision to quit Stamford Bridge as they prepare to face Arsenal in the Europa League final.
Hazard, 28, has made his desire to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid clear having refused a new contract offer.
The final in Baku on May 29 is set to be his last game for the club.
Ozil to remain at Arsenal
Arsenal’s attacking midfielder, Mesut Ozil might remain with Arsenal ahead of the 2019/2020 season, despite persistent rumours linking him with an exit.
“I don’t think there’s a chance of that to be honest,” Ozil said as reported by goal.
“I’ve got two more years here and what happens afterwards is not in my hands. We’ll see then, but I’m proud to be at this club and really happy at this club.”
Tottenham to take Bale from Madrid on loan
Spurs are ready to bring Gareth Bale back to London from Real Madrid as the Welsh forward is reportedly deemed as surplus by Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid are ready to loan Gareth Bale to Tottenham for a £10 million ($13m) fee, claims the Mirror.
Spurs’ transfer committee are reportedly discussing the loan deal, having ruled out a permanent offer for the Wales international.
However, Bale would apparently have to take a significant pay cut to allow a move to go through.
Manchester United join race for Sessegnon
Manchester United have joined the likes of Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain for Ryan Sessegnon signature ahead of the 2019/2020 season.
The Fulham youngster is expected to be on the move this summer after the club was relegated from the Premier League this season.
Arsenal to offer Guendouzi new deal
Arsenal are set to double Matteo Guendouzi’s current wages when they offer him a new deal, says the Sun.
The central midfielder will have his pay packet increased to £75,000 a week after a number of impressive performances in his first year at the club.
Similarly, the club is set extend the deals for star forwards, Aubameyang and Lacazzete.
Liverpool target Coutinho’s return
Naija News understands Liverpool are plotting the return of Philippe Coutinho whom they only recently sold to Barcelona.
Phil Thompson, also suggested that Jurgen Klopp could re-sign the Brazilian for half the price he sold him for.
That will be all for now. Naija News will be on the ground to give you latest information on transfers across the globe as they break.