Arsenal transfer agreement, Ed Woodward submits Man Utd offer, Chelsea, Liverpool latest

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Thursday, April 16

  • Defender Layvin Kurzawa has agreed a five-year deal to join Arsenal
  • Mikel Arteta’s side will announce his arrival at the end of the season
  • Manchester United have submitted an offer for Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal

  • Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool defenders are wanted by Roma

  • Philippe Coutinho could remain a Barcelona player next season

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Wanted: Riqui Puig

Premier League clubs have enquired about the availability of Barcelona talent Riqui Puig.

That’s according to Spanish newspaper Sport, who claim Ajax, Celta Vigo, Granada and Bundesliga sides are also interested in the central midfielder.

Puig, 20, has made six first-team appearances for Barcelona but has struggled to get a look-in with Arthur, Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets ahead of him in the pecking order.

It’s thought the Catalan giants will involve Puig in their next pre-season preparations before making a firm decision.

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Andrea Belotti offered

Manchester United have been ‘proposed’ a transfer deal to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, reports claim.

The Italy international has scored 15 goals this season and is widely expected to leave the club when the summer window opens.

United were strongly linked with Belotti back in the summer of 2017 after missing out on Antoine Griezmann, who stayed at Atletico Madrid.

However, the Red Devils ended up signing Romelu Lukaku instead, forking out an eye-watering £75million to sign the Belgian from Everton.

Now, though, CalcioMercato claim that United have been offered the chance to sign £60million-rated Belotti in this summer’s transfer window.

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Philippe Coutinho future

Philippe Coutinho could remain a Barcelona player next season, according to manager Quique Setien.

Coutinho, 27, is expected to leave the Nou Camp having failed to impress since arriving from Liverpool for £142million in January 2018.

Bayern Munich have reportedly decided against signing the Brazilian on a permanent basis, leading to links with Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

But Setien has thrown a spanner in the works after claiming that he likes Coutinho “very much.”

“Coutinho? I like him very much,” the 61-year-old told RAC 1 . “He is still a Barcelona player. You have to pay the clause or a transfer fee to Barca.

“I think he can be here at the beginning of next season. I don’t know if he wants to come back or go away again, I have to talk to him to ask him. He is a great player, no doubt.”

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Sandro Tonali exit

Italy international Sandro Tonali will be granted a transfer away from Brescia if he asks, according to the club’s owner Massimo Cellino.

Tonali, who has been compared to the legendary Pirlo, already has three caps for the Italian national side and is widely expected to make the next step in his career this summer.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all previously been linked with the teenager but Cellino would rather Tonali stay in Italy.

“My dream would be to keep Tonali. I would be willing to do somersaults,” the Brescia chief told Tuttosport. “But I have a deal with Sandro, who is a golden boy. He knows that when he asks me to leave, I will let him go.

“I’d like to see him in Rome or Napoli. But that will be difficult. I would prefer him to remain in Italy anyway.”

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Kalidou Koulibaly to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain is the most likely destination for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

That’s according to French football expert Julien Laurens, who highlights the fact Koulibaly bought an expensive apartment in Paris and shares a good relationship with the club’s sporting director, Leonardo.

“There’s a few factors that we need to remind everyone,” Laurens told ESPN FC. “Although he represents Senegal, he’s French, he’s from France. I think the idea of going back home appeals to him.

“Let’s not forget he bought a very expensive flat in Paris very recently. The second is that his agent is very close to Leonardo, the PSG sporting director.

“I think PSG is an attractive position for him, not just financially, but also because they are in the Champions League, which may not be the case for the other two [Manchester United and City].”

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Mikel’s No.1

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly settled on his first-choice target to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if the Gabon international leaves this summer.

Aubameyang is the Gunners’ most important player, having produced 20 goals in 32 appearances this season, but has just one year left on his contract.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are among the clubs who are reportedly keeping tabs on Aubameyang.

And Spanish newspaper Sport say that if the 30-year-old striker does depart, Arteta will pursue Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic to lead the line for the Gunners.

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Axel Disasi to Arsenal

Arsenal are preparing to submit a second offer for Reims defender Axel Disasi.

The Gunners attempted to sign the £15million-rated centre-back in December but Reims rejected the approach and were hopeful that he would sign a contract extension beyond June 2021.

That hasn’t happened and the Daily Mail claim the Ligue 1 side will sell Disasi in the upcoming transfer window rather than risk losing him for free next summer.

Reims have the best defensive record in Europe – conceding just 21 goals in 28 matches and the France Under-20 international has played a pivotal role.

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Layvin Kurzawa to Arsenal

Arsenal look set to sign PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa.

That’s according to website Todofichajes, who claim Kurzawa has agreed a five-year deal with Mikel Arteta’s side.

Several clubs including Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea have shown interest in the Paris-Saint Germain defender, whose contract expires at the end of the campaign.

But the Gunners appear to have won the battle and will announce the 27-year-old’s arrival at the end of the current campaign to become Arsenal’s first signing of the summer.

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Roma searching

Roma have identified transfer targets at Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool as Chris Smalling is set to return to Manchester United when his current loan deal finishes with the Italian club.

Roma have held talks with the Red Devils about a possible deal and while negotiations had been going well, according to Italian publication CalcioMercato, the £22million asking price is too high for the Giallorossi.

Given the financial uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus pandemic and the drawn-out possible takeover at the club, Roma appear unlikely to sanction a transfer for such a high fee.

However, the report claims the club are exploring several alternative transfer targets who are coming to the end of their contracts.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren and Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos are all on the shortlist.

Piers Morgan warned Jack Grealish will not join Arsenal because of him

Transfer news LIVE: Latest gossip from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona (Image: GETTY)

Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

Manchester United have submitted an offer for Barcelona outcast Arturo Vidal.

But, according to Italian website Calciomercato, the Chilean midfielder isn’t ‘satisfied’ with the financial proposal put forward by Ed Woodward and co.

Instead, the report suggests Vidal has been ‘convinced’ by Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte and would like to ply his trade at the San Siro next season.

As things stand the Serie A giants aren’t willing to meet his request for a three-year deal or to match his current £150,000-a-week wages.


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