The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond.
TOP STORY: Chelsea prepared for ‘persuasive’ Gomes offer
The Independent reports that Chelsea are prepared to make a move for Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes once he leaves the club.
Chelsea are prepared to offer Angel Gomes a contract once the 19-year-old’s Man United contract expires on Tuesday. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has all but confirmed that the 19-year-old will leave Old Trafford when his contract expires on Tuesday, after the England U20 international rejected the Red Devils’ £25,000-a-week contract offer, and now it appears as if there is potential for the Blues to swoop in and sign the attacking midfielder to a contract described as “persuasive.”
The teenager is said to have offers on the table from a handful of clubs across world football, with Chelsea among Valencia, Benfica and Hamburg in the leading sides chasing Gomes’ signature.
Hakimi rejects Man United
Real Madrid starlet Achraf Hakimi has rejected a potential move to Manchester United, the Manchester Evening News cites AS as reporting.
Hakimi, who has spent the past two years on loan at Borussia Dortmund, has been unable to convince Zinedine Zidane that he can dislodge Dani Carvajal as the first-choice right-back at the Bernabeu. As a result, he’s now on the verge of completing a move to Inter Milan, with the Red Devils being left in the dust.
The report states that in addition to United, Bayern Munich also made an offer for Hakimi, but the Westfalenstadio veteran ultimately opted for a move to the San Siro.
Arsenal and Newcastle want Weghorst
Arsenal and Newcastle United are just two of several Premier League clubs chasing the signature of Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst, according to Bild.
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