Transfer Rumours Today: Zaha leaving, Maguire wanted, Paul Pogba update
The transfer window is open for business and with come comes plenty of rumours. United boss Solskjaer has already joked about signing 200 players this summer digging at the rumours circulating in the press.
On the cash happy side of Manchester, the domestic treble winning Manchester City have a potential transfer ban looming, Pep laughed off the speculation and reitterated his trust in the ownership of the club. Should City face a transfer ban, they have an insane array of players and fringe players and inevitably will compete at all levels again next season. The only question is can they replace Vincent Kompany not only on the pitch but also in the changing rooms.
A new Centre-Back will be Uniteds priority this summer and this once again raises speculation around Leicesters Harry Maguire. They are strongly being rumoured with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly but they will be looking to offload just as many as incomings. Paul Pogba is rumoured with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Alexis Sanchez coulkd be on his way to Inter Milan or Juventus, however he would have to accept a substantial wage cut.
Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace that he has ambitions to leave the club this summer which will alert alot of big clubs. Arsenal and Chelsea are early favourites but Palace have put a huge £100m off-putting valuation on his head. Borussia Dortmund were said to be keen back in January and they could come in again as they look to close the gap on rivals Bayern Munich.
United are said to be interested in a move for Lyons Tanguy Ndombele however they will only pursue this when the situatuon around Paul Pogba is resolved.
With Manchester City looking at a potential ban it is time to tie up their stars, Ilkay Gundogan looks set to extend his deal beyond 2020.
Arsenal are in for St-Ettienne defender William Saliba, however would have to pay a huge £25m for the 18 year old! Unai Emery is said to have cash to spend as he looks to overhaul the squad left to him by the not so cash-friendly Wenger.
Marcos Alonso has had a bizarre year to say the least and has had several public fallings out with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. A return to Athletico Madrid seems to be the preffered option for both clubs however, a player with Alonsos quality and proven Premier League experience will alert many Premier League clubs. We wouldn't be surprised to see Man United coming in for the man.
Antoine Griezmann is now a huge 1/25 to be a Barcelona man by the close of Summer, usually those kind of odds suggest a deal is already in place. Will this see Coutinho or Suarez leave the club. No doubt United and Liverpool would come in for both men should they be available.