Sunday, May 10
Liverpool are eyeing up a summer move for Bukayo Saka, but Arsenal are poised to reject any offers they receive
Manchester United are open to agreeing a swap deal with Juventus for Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window
Dries Mertens is Chelsea’s top priority ahead of the summer transfer window with the Napoli star yet to agree a new deal at the Stadio Sao Paolo
Arsenal have been set a deadline by Real Madrid of June 15 for a decision on the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Los Blancos are keen to sign the Gabon international but are waiting to see what happens at the Emirates.
Aubameyang has just 13 months left on his contract at the club and there is much speculation over his future.
Real Madrid are one of several clubs that have been linked with the former Borussia Dortmund man including Chelsea and Manchester United.
Arsenal must make a decision between cashing in on Aubameyang now or risking losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Real are keen but in order to get their window planned they need to know what is happening with the 30-year-old by June 15, according to the Mirror.
One option which could be explored is a swap deal which could see Dani Ceballos make his loan deal permanent at Arsenal.
Liverpool readying Arsenal raid
Liverpool are eyeing up a summer move for Bukayo Saka, but Arsenal are poised to reject any offers they receive. The Gunners are currently locked in talks to extend the teenager’s deal, which is due to expire next year.
The 18-year-old is making the Arsenal hierarchy sweat on his future and the north London club are now fearing losing him on a free transfer.
Saka has made the step up to senior football look easy since being handed his debut at the Emirates Stadium and he is now a regular under Mikel Arteta.
He has operated as both a left-winger and left-back, with his dribbling and crossing ability catching the eye.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool are ready to capitalise on his uncertain future at Arsenal.
The Reds are said to be lining up a move at the end of the season, but Arsenal are ready to reject any offers.
Man Utd swap deal possible
Manchester United are open to agreeing a swap deal with Juventus for Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window. The France international has hinted he’s open to a move at the end of the season.
Juventus, Real Madrid and PSG are all eyeing the midfielder, while Inter Milan have also been credited with interest in the World Cup winner.
United are aware the coronavirus pandemic will affect the summer transfer window, with clubs unlikely to pay large fees.
And according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, United are willing to agree a swap deal with Juventus involving Pogba.
The Red Devils are said to be eyeing former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot.
Either player could be used in a player-plus-cash deal to entice United to sell Pogba.
Tuttosport also add that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has lowered his asking price for Pogba from £150m to £100m due to the coronavirus outbreak.