We are heading towards the end of the transfer period and it’s getting more intense & exciting. Here are the top transfer stories of the day:
- Moussa Dembele to replace Lukaku
The Red Devils are looking to replace Romelu Lukaku with Lyon star Moussa Dembele. It is believed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the middle and if united sell the Belgian, then Moussa will be the preferred choice.
- Nicolas Pepe has many buyers
There are many clubs in the line for the Ivorian as Lille has finally decided to sell him for £71.9 million. It is believed that Inter Milan, Napoli, Arsenal, and Liverpool are all in the race to buy the winger.
- Middlesbrough to sign Marcus Browne
Middlesbrough are close to sign the 21-year-old Browne from West Ham United. The attacking midfielder was sent on loan to Oxford United last season where he scored 6 goals in 34 appearances.
- Monaco making a move for Cedric Soares
French club Monaco are targeting the 27-year-old Southampton defender Cedric Soares, as per latest reports. Leonardo Jardim has been in full appreciation for the Portuguese right back, and it will be interesting to see how much would the Monaco’s boss be willing to pay for him.
- Jesus Vallejo moving to Wolves
Real Madrid’s centre-back Jesus Vallejo is being approached by Wolves as they prepare for life in European football. Wolves are on constant look-out for reinforcements and the Spanish defender has caught their eye. If the reports are to be believed, then the 22-year-old could join on a season long loan.
- Neymar to stay at the capital
PSG have decided not to sell the Brazilian back to his former club despite his intention to move from the capital. If the reports are true, Barcelona has been told Neymar is not for sale right now.
- Junior Firpo is the new left back in town
Barcelona are looking for a new left back, who goes by the name of Junior Firpo. It is believed that the club has finalised its priority after considering David Alaba, who turned out to be too expensive. Firpo burst onto the scene last season as he made waves, playing for Real Betis last season. The left-back has generated a lot of interest from clubs all over with reports claiming English giants Liverpool and Manchester United are keen on the left-back.
- Offer too little for Paulo Dybala
Juventus have rejected Tottenham’s offer for Pauolo Dybala, claiming it was far too short of the expectation, and didn’t make sense to sell the Argentine at that price. Spurs offered £45 million for the forward, which will not be enough to land the Juventus striker. If Spurs do not increase their offer or if another suitor doesn’t come at a higher price, Paulo Dybala could stay put, also meaning Juventus cannot move for Paul Pogba.
- Three horse race to sign Wilfried Zaha
After serious interest from Arsenal and Everton in the last few days, a new entrant, in the form of Chelsea have made a surprise entry in the race to claim the Ivorian, despite their transfer ban. After the entry of Everton in the race yesterday, the Gunners have one more team to beat to get Zaha. Everton are looking like the front runners to get the Palace striker as they are believed to be offering £60 million plus Cenk Tosun in their deal.
- Harry Maguire to play for United
England International Harry Maguire seems set to play for the Red Devils, come August, as he is closing in on a deal with Manchester United for a total of £80 million. United’s manager is looking to get through the deal as soon as possible so that Maguire can gel with the team in time and can be an instant starter for the side.