Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, Gundogan linked with Arsenal move, Lewandowski 'will take £100k' pay cut for Barca

Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, Gundogan linked with Arsenal move, Lewandowski 'will take £100k' pay cut for Barca

May 18, 2022

ARSENAL are reportedly interest in signing Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, as well as Gabriel Jesus.

Elsewhere, Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that his transfer decision on a potential move to Real Madrid is set to be announced before he jets off with the French squad.

Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski is set to take a £100,000-a-week pay cut to join Barcelona from Bayern Munich.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news across the globe…

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  • Sam Dymond

    Angel and the Old Lady

    Juventus are expected to sign Angel Di Maria on a short-term contract this summer.

    The 34-year-old is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain in June, and the French champions have not discussed the possibility of triggering an automatic extension.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the former Manchester United attacking midfielder wants one final season in Europe before returning to his native Argentina, and has caught the eye of Serie A giants Juve.

  • Sam Dymond

    United could do the Botman

    Manchester United are considering a summer swoop for centre-back Sven Botman, according to the Football Insider.

    The Lille defender has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan, but reports now suggest that the Red Devils could beat the Italian giants to the 22-year-old.

    Erik ten Hag has already begun discussing transfer targets with United officials, and has reportedly made a left-sided centre-half a priority.

    Botman has earned many plaudits during his two seasons at Stade Pierre Mauroy, and was heavily linked with both Newcastle and Tottenham during the January transfer window.

    The Dutch U21 international has three years remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit.

    LILLE – Sven Botman of Lille OSC during the UEFA Champions League match between Lille OSC and Chelsea FC at Stade Pierre Mauroy on March 16, 2022 in Lille, France. ANP | Dutch Height | Gerrit van Keulen (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)
  • Sam Dymond

    Arteta in for Barca’s Umtiti

    Mikel Arteta remains interested in bringing Samuel Umtiti to Arsenal after it emerged that Barcelona were willing to sell the defender.

    The Daily Star reports that the Arsenal boss is considering a swoop for the 28-year-old this summer despite missing out on a loan move for the player back in January.

    The French international is supposedly surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, and has now been told he can leave the LaLiga giants.

    The news comes in the same week that Gunners centre-back Gabriel was linked with a transfer to Juventus.

    Should the Brazilian exit the Emirates, Arteta may well decide to replace him with the experienced Umtiti.

    However, many Arsenal supporters are hoping to see William Saliba in the first team next season after the 21-year-old’s successful season on loan at Marseille.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning football fans

    Real Madrid will announce the free transfer of Kylian Mbappe after their Champions League final against Liverpool.

    AS and Marca both claim the PSG striker has agreed a mega-money five-year deal to move to the Bernabeu.

    And his contract will also include the world’s highest release clause – currently held by Barcelona’s Ferran Torres at £1BILLION.

    Elsewhere, Lionel Messi will reportedly link up with David Beckham at Inter Miami.

    But he won’t ditch PSG until his deal expires in 2023.

    DIRECTV Sports report part of the proposal will be for Messi to own a 35 percent stake in the MLS franchise.

    The Argentina legend has also been linked with a return to Barcelona this summer.

    Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski is reportedly desperate to join Barcelona.

    And he is even willing to take a £100,000-a-week wage cut to make his dream move come true.

    Chelsea and PSG are both thought to have joined the race for the wantaway Bayern Munich striker.

    But Mundo Deportivo claims Lewandowski only wants Barcelona and is ready to do whatever it takes to get a move.

    In other news, Tottenham will sign both Cristian Romero and Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent basis this summer, reports suggest.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims that Spurs have set aside €80million (£68m) to tie both loan stars down with fresh contracts.

    Kulusevski joined the North Londoners from Juventus in January on an initial 18-month loan deal.

    Romero arrived earlier last summer on loan from Atalanta with the option to buy for £42.5m.

    It is understood that there is also a five-year contract already agreed with the centre-back that will become official once his loan turns into a permanent transfer.

    Finally, Enzo Fernandez is set to become the subject of a three-way transfer tussle between three of European football’s elite clubs, according to reports.

    The 21-year-old River Plate star is being targeted by Manchester City, Manchester United and Champions League finalists Real Madrid.

    According to Clarin, the star is irreplaceable for Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate side, but with a release clause of just £17million the situation could be taken out of their hands.

    All three clubs have had success shopping in the South American markets, with Man City already securing the services of the 2021 Americas player of the year Julian Alvarez – also from River.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Kante speaks on future

    N’Golo Kante has opened up about his Chelsea future.

    But he refused to reveal where he’ll be playing next season as he’s only focused on the current campaign with the Blues.

    Kante told Sky Sports: “The only thing is sure that I have one more year and the only thing is to finish this season.

    “I’ll think about it in the right time.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    De Jong transfer possiblilty

    Barcelona president Joan Laporta has refused to rule out a transfer exit for Frenkie De Jong.

    The Barca chief will instead let club boss Xavi make the final decision on De Jong’s whereabouts next season.

    He said: “We will do what is best for the club. If the economic levers that we want to activate come off, no player will leave for economic reasons.

    “I insist. Let the sports management work. There are players who are quoted to have received offers.

    In the sports area, Xavi and Mateu Alemany rule and he ends up deciding the club’s sports management.

    “I will follow what the professionals of the club say.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United transfer boost

    Man United transfer target Nikola Milenkovic isn’t good enough to play for Juventus who are also interested in the defender.

    That’s the view of Italy defender Pietro Vierchowod who formed his verdict after watching Milenkovic’s performance for Fiorentina against Sampdoria.

    “I have to say I was watching Sampdoria-Fiorentina yesterday and I don’t believe Milenkovic is good enough for Juventus.

    “Obviously, this is just my personal opinion. He conceded four goals against a side that is already safe and with such basic errors, that’s just not possible.

    “The Serbian has a good physique, but if I was the Bianconeri, I wouldn’t go for him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Klopp rules out Mbappe move

    Liverpool are NOT in the transfer race for Mbappe, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed.

    Klopp said: “Of course we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind!

    "But we are NOT part of this Mbappé race… we can’t be part of these battles”.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea eye Frankfurt teen star

    Chelsea are eyeing up Eintracht Frankfurt teenager Luka Hyrylainen, CLIFF HAYES WRITES.

    The Finland Under-19 defensive midfielder, 17, is being watched by a number of top European clubs.

    But Chelsea are hoping to pounce once he turns 18 in August and the sale of the Blues is completed and their transfer ban lifted.

    Hyrylainen has one year left on his contract with Germany’s Europa League finalists.

  • Justin Lawrence

    West Ham star wants Ukraine return

    West Ham star Andriy Yarmolenko has admitted he wants to return to former club Dynamo Kiev.

    He planned to secure a move back to the Ukrainian club before the war with Russia began.

    But despite the violence, he's still intent on leaving the Hammers for Dynamo this summer.

    He said: "I will not lie; Before the war, I was seriously thinking about returning to Dynamo.

    “Now, I am in touch with the president of the club, with all the players. This is the most important team in my life. Of course, if we talk about ending my career, I would like to finish it with this team.

    “I want to return to Dynamo.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland's passing abilities analysed

    Erling Haaland's inferior passing skills to his attacking European counterparts doesn't matter as City brought him to score goals.

    That's the view of ex-City star Nigel De Jong who made the claim when he was told Haaland has a lower pass rate than Karim Benzema, Mo Salah and Kylian Mbappe.

    When the figures were revealed to De Jong on BeIn Sport, he said: "It is such a useless stat.

    "They bought Haaland to score goals, passing statistics don't mean anything."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United missed Cancelo opportunity

    Gary Neville has revealed he urged Man United to sign Joao Cancelo before Man City snapped him up.

    Neville made the claim when speaking to Jamie Carragher on Instagram live as the pair praised the full-back.

    Neville, who gave United the heads up when he was managing Cancelo at Valencia, said: “He’s unbelievable, he’s brilliant.

    “I think Cancelo is a brilliant full-back. I never had any doubts when I was at Valencia for those four months that he was going to be a top player.

    “I literally told United about him. I said, ‘Honestly this boy is someone special you’ve got to look at getting him.'”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Klopp confirms Mbappe interest

    Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Liverpool are interested in Kylian Mbappe.

    Mbappe has been linked with a move to Liverpool after talks with Real Madrid reportedly stalled.

    And now Klopp's revealed the Reds are looking at the France international.

    He said: "Of course, we’re interested in Kylian. We’re not blind."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Argentine wonderkid sparks transfer war

    Enzo Fernandez is set to become the subject of a three-way transfer tussle between three of European football’s elite clubs, according to reports.

    The 21-year-old River Plate star is being targeted by Manchester City, Manchester United and Champions League finalists Real Madrid.

    According to Clarin, the star is irreplaceable for Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate side, but with a release clause of just £17million the situation could be taken out of their hands.

    All three clubs have had success shopping in the South American markets, with Man City already securing the services of the 2021 Americas player of the year Julian Alvarez – also from River.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Gabriel Jesus transfer latest

    Gabriel Jesus agents are in “no hurry” to sort the player’s future after Arsenal’s Monday night collapse.

    Arsenal were seen as favourites to snap up the 25-year-old – who only has one year left on his current deal – having already initiated positive talks for a £40m-£50m move.

    But SunSport understands Jesus’ agents are not going to rush into a decision and are keen for their player to end on a high with City before deciding on his next move.

    Jesus’ agents have already admitted to being fans of the project Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has built, as well as suggesting the Premier League is the “NBA of football”.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tottenham set for double transfer

    Tottenham will sign both Cristian Romero and Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent basis this summer, reports suggest.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims that Spurs have set aside €80million (£68m) to tie both loan stars down with fresh contracts.

    Kulusevski joined the North Londoners from Juventus in January on an initial 18-month loan deal.

    Romero arrived earlier last summer on loan from Atalanta with the option to buy for £42.5m.

    It is understood that there is also a five-year contract already agreed with the centre-back that will become official once his loan turns into a permanent transfer.

  • Justin Lawrence

    United fans beg for Nkunku

    Man United fans have begged the Red Devils to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku after he was named Bundesliga’s Player of the Season.

    Nkunku’s impact has wowed United’s faithful who flocked to Twitter to voice their desire for him to be in a Red Devils shirt next season.

    One fan reckoned Nkunku’s switch to United is a foregone conclusion and wrote: “United player soon.”

    United have had an indifferent season and currently languish in sixth spot in the Premier League with just one game left to play.

    And one supporter who believes Nkunku will provide a solution to the club’s problems next season, added: “@ManUtd here is our man.”

    While a third Red Devils loyalist chipped in: “Think he’d be perfect for us.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Chelsea face Lewandowski Barca blow

    Chelsea target Robert Lewandowski is reportedly desperate to join Barcelona.

    And he is even willing to take a £100,000-a-week wage cut to make his dream move come true.

    Chelsea and PSG are both thought to have joined the race for the wantaway Bayern Munich striker.

    But Mundo Deportivo claims Lewandowski only wants Barcelona and is ready to do whatever it takes to get a move.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Juventus refute Pogba contract talks

    Juventus deny they held talks with Man Utd star Paul Pogba over a free transfer.

    Chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene said: "Pogba is a United player, respect first of all goes to him and his team.

    "His agents are the same as [Moise] Kean and [Luca] Pellegrini, it is normal to meet them. The subject today was not Pogba.

    "If we wanted to talk to Pogba we must talk to United first, it's a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Barca close in on duo

    Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are set to join Barcelona this summer.

    Fabrizio Romano claims a deal to sign Alonso is almost complete.

    And Barca are confident of also landing Azpi after offering him a two-year deal.

    The veteran Spaniards would link up with Andreas Christensen at the Nou Camp, with the Dane joining on a free transfer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Messi set for Inter Miami switch

    Lionel Messi will reportedly link up with David Beckham at Inter Miami.

    But he won’t ditch PSG until his deal expires in 2023.

    DIRECTV Sports report part of the proposal will be for Messi to own a 35 percent stake in the MLS franchise.

    The Argentina legend has also been linked with a return to Barcelona this summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    United urged to sign Ziyech

    Dutch legend Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech for Man United.

    Ziyech and Ten Hag worked together at Ajax, with the Moroccan a key player in his XI.

    And with the playmaker struggling for minutes at Chelsea, Van Basten believes a reunion should be on the cards.

    He said: “What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal transfer hopes take hit

    Arsenal’s Champions League dream is in chaos after a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.

    Spurs are now in pole position to secure fourth spot.

    And Arsenal could miss out on a host of top signings as a result.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    Real set to announce Mbappe

    Real Madrid will announce the free transfer of Kylian Mbappe after their Champions League final against Liverpool.

    AS and Marca both claim the PSG striker has agreed a mega-money five-year deal to move to the Bernabeu.

    And his contract will also include the world's highest release clause – currently held by Barcelona's Ferran Torres at £1BILLION.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Bale ready for Prem return

    Gareth Bale WILL leave Real Madrid this summer – and is targeting a Premier League return.

    Agent Jonathan Barnett said: "Gareth will leave Real Madrid. His return to English football is likely, I think.

    "But his future now depends on Wales and their playoff games for the World Cup. We have to wait for what Wales do.

    "It all depends on whether his national team qualifies for the World Cup, then we will make a decision, which may vary if Wales go to the World Cup or not."

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