WWelcome back everyone. And as we wrap up 1,057 straight days of Nations League play and finally – finally! – Curtain up for the 2021/22 season, it’s time for the mill to spring back into action and the real business of modern football begins: the frantic splashing around of obscene amounts of cash and feverish speculation about it. Who drives through their city center in an open-top bus at the end of August and “won” the transfer window?
So let’s start with the team that only won the Premier League e.g Manchester City chasing reinforcements in midfield, with Calvin Phillips is said to be at the top of Pep Guardiola’s list. Football Insider reports that City have “made an offer” for the Leeds and England midfielder, who has also been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United.
For her part leeds were linked to Danny Ings But Steven Gerrard insists that despite a patchy 2020-21 campaign, the striker is an essential part of his plans at Aston Villa and any price tag would not be much less than the £25million they have spent on him. Leeds are rather hopeful of signing Bayern Munich’s Marc Roja.
Tottenham invested well in January and are ready to inject the money again Richardson a possible target. However, Everton would want at least £50m for the Brazilian. Antonio Conte is also said to be interested in the Torino defender Gleison Bremer. The Brazilian centre-back impressed in Serie A last season with 33 appearances and three goals.
Wealthy Premier League clubs raiding the Bundesliga could be a topic of this summer’s window. With that in mind, RB Leipzig have slapped a £100m price tag on their France midfielder Christopher Nunku given interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. if arsenal miss here, leicester’s Youri Tielemans could come into play as a supplement in midfield.
Walking the other way through the Emirates revolving door might be Bernd Lenowith yo-yo specialists Fulham interested in the 30-year-old goalkeeper. The west London club are also leading the race to sign Liverpool Neko Williams according to Football League World ahead of the promoted team from Nottingham Forest.
When newcastle arrive in shop, clubs tend to change their price tags quickly and the latest soundings say Lille have stopped them bidding for their Dutch defender Sven Botman. The Ligue 1 club have increased their asking price for the 22-year-old to £36m from £30m, the Telegraph says, meaning Eddie Howe could be looking elsewhere. However, the Daily Mail report that Newcastle are still confident of bringing youthful Reims forward Hugo Ekitikafter slapping £25.6million of their new wealth on the table.
stay in the north east sunderland face a struggle to hold on to their Scottish striker Ross Stewardwhose 24 goals propelled the Black Cats back to the championship last season. ranger are interested, says the Nordecho, especially if Alfredo Morelos rejects a new deal.