Sunday, February 27, 2022

Newcastle Utd keen on Kepa (Daily Star)

Newcastle United have highlighted Chelsea shotstopper Kepa Arrizabalaga as a potential option for a possible transfer as per reports from Daily Star.

The Tyneside club are willing to make the Spain International their undisputed number one shot-stopper for the next season; a role he is currently not enjoying at Chelsea.

Chelsea will listen to offers of around £50 Million for him this summer.

Barcelona mulling over Bailly move (Daily Star)

Barcelona are mulling over a move for Manchester United Defender Eric Bailly according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Ivorian central defender has not had the best of seasons as he has fallen down the pecking order at Old trafford.

His situation at Manchester could attract an offer from Barcelona who could look to offer him a way out of Old trafford.

Bayern not in contract talks with Lewandolski (Fabrizio Romano)

Robert Lewandolski’s deal with Bayern Munich expires in 2023 but the prolific polish striker wants a new deal to stay beyond 2023 as per reports from Fabrizio Romano.

The bavarians are not in talks with his representatives despite Lewandolski waiting keenly to see his long term future at the club sorted out.

The former Dortmund Striker is focused on the second half of the season with Bayern Munich.

Arsenal set to extend Saliba deal (But! Football)

Arsenal are making arrangements for the contract extension of William Saliba according to reports from But! Football.

Saliba has not featured for Arsenal since joining in a £27 million deal from Saint-Etienne back in 2019.

He is now currently on loan at Marseille who are keen on signing him on a permanent basis but the gunners are preparing to pour cold water on a possible deal by looking to extend his contract beyond 2024.

Former Leipzig manager set to replace Bielsa (Fabrizio Romano)

Jesse Marsch will be the managerial replacement for Marcelo Bielsa who was fired as Leeds United Manager hours ago as per reports from Fabrizio Romano.

Marsch has previously being the head coach of RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg ahead of his imminent appointment as Bielsa’s replacement.

It remains to be seen if he would be able to guide the premier league club towards safety at the end of the season.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Roma in the running for Xhaka again (Calciomercato)

Roma are thinking about reigniting their interest in Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer as per reports from Calciomercato.

The Giallorossi failed to finalise a deal for the 29-year-old Midfielder last year and are poised to go after him again.

Jose Mourinho is believed to be a keen admirer of Xhaka and will intensify effort to bring him to Rome when the transfer market reopens.

Barca & Bayern still talking to Christensen (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are both interested in signing Andreas Christensen since January and they are still in talks with him according to reports from Fabrizio Romano.

La Blaugrana have spoken to the danish defender but no subsequent agreement has been reached yet.

Christensen would reject offers from any premier league club as he does not want to breach his respect for Chelsea.

Newcastle to swoop for Rabiot (Calciomercato)

Newcastle United are poised to sign Adrien Rabiot for a reduced fee as per reports from Calciomercato.

Juventus are reportedly unwilling to offer the midfielder a new contract and could allow him to leave in the summer for just £12 million.

The 26-year-old France International still has more than one year on his current Juventus contract.

Abraham hopes to rejoin Chelsea in the future (CDS)

Tammy Abraham doesn’t regret leaving Chelsea but he hopes to return to Stamford Bridge as per reports from Corriere dello Sport.

The England International signed for AS Roma last summer after spending five years in west london.

There is a buy-back clause in Abraham’s Roma contract which becomes active next year and that might enable him to be brought back to Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal to resume lacazette talks in May (The Sun)

Arsenal have postponed contract talks with Alexandre Lacazette according to reports from The Sun.

The Gunners would resume talks with the frenchman at the end of the season despite his deal expiring as at that time.

Lacazette has scored just three premier league goals for the north london club so far this season.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Barcelona step up chase in landing Azpilicueta (SPORT)

Barcelona have tabled a two-year contract to Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta as per reports from SPORT 

The Spanish International is heading closing to an exit from Chelsea with every passing day after a trophy laden spell at Stamford Bridge.

An option for an extra year is also included in the offer as La Blaugrana step up their chase in landing the 32-year-old defender.

Arteta “really happy” at Arsenal (Fabrizio Romano)

Mikel Arteta was quizzed about his long term future as the Manager of Arsenal in his pre-match presser ahead of wolves.

The former Manchester City assistant coach seems relaxed about the situation while reiterating his focus on delivering in his role in the future 

 “I am really happy here. My aim is just to build with the club a winning team. A team people can enjoy watching”. 

“Things will happen naturally. Our focus must be delivering what we want”

Arteta: “Wilshere would return to Arsenal in the future”

Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta believes that Jack Wilshere could return to the North London Club in another role when asked about the situation in his pre-match conference ahead of Wolves.

The former Everton and Arsenal midfielder said in his pre-match conference: "I think everyone at the club would be willing to open the doors for him and try to find a role for him that would work for everybody. I think that will happen naturally in the future.”

OFFICIAL: Justin signs new Leicester contract

James Justin has signed a new contract at Leicester City which will keep him at the club until 2026; Soccer Punch can confirm.

The Foxes today announced the long term contract for the full back on their official twitter account.

“I’m sure his future will be sorted out in the next few weeks”

Borussia Dortmund have come out to address the entire public on the future of their Striker Erling Haaland.

The Chief Executive Officer of the club Watzke said the norwegian’s future will be sorted out in the next few weeks, maybe a month or probably six weeks as per reports from Express.

Real Madrid, Chelsea have been linked with the prolific striker in recent times.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Spurs want to keep Kane; Kane undecided ATM (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham Hotspur would really love Harry Kane to commit his long term future to the club as per reports from Fabrizio Romano 

Conte wants to build a team for the future around the prolific striker even as Kane is “really happy” with Antonio Conte’s influence on the team at the club.

Although, Kane won’t decide his foreseeable future in February or March as there is still a long part of the season to be played. Some other factors will also be considered concerning his future.

Madrid planning Bernardo Silva swoop (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are already making moves at securing the services of Bernardo Silva from Manchester City according to reports from Calciomercato.

The Portugal International has been in scintillating form for the citizens this season in a team that competition for places is very high.

Silva admires the prospect of joining Los Blancos later in his career.

Two PL clubs lining up possible Gomez bid (Athletic)

Joe Gomez is attracting interest from Newcastle United and Aston Villa as per reports from the Athletic.

The Englishman could be set for a move away from Liverpool this summer should his situation not improve at Anfield.

Joe Gomez has found game time hard to come by this season.

Real to open contract renewal talks with Asensio (AS)

Real Madrid will open talks with Marco Asensio concerning a new deal in the summer as per reports from AS.

The Madrid based club are desperate to keep him for many more years beyond 2023 when his current contract will expire.

The 26-year-old has fought his way back into reckoning scoring nine goals in all competitions this season.

Inter mulling over Jesus Swoop (Calciomercato)

Inter Milan are thinking about going for Manchester City Forward Gabriel Jesus as per reports from Calciomercato.

Should Lautaro Martinez leave, then the club would consider the Brazilian Striker as a possible replacement.

Jesus has only scored two goals for Manchester City in the english top flight this season.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Coutinho could be acquired for less than £33M on a permanent deal (The Birmingham Mail)

Philippe Coutinho could join Aston Villa on a permanent deal for less than £33 million as per reports from The Birmingham Mail.

The £33 million purchase option included in Coutinho’s deal is not fixed meaning he can be acquired for a lower amount.

Aston Villa Manager Steven Gerrard is happy with the immediate impact his former teammate has made since joining last month and wants him permanently next summer.

Bale could return to spurs again (El Nacional)

Gareth Bale looks set to return to Tottenham Hotspur once again when he becomes a free agent this summer; SOCCER PUNCH has learnt.

According to reports from El Nacional, The Welshman is said to have agreed a return to North London and will leave Real Madrid in June.

Bale’s camp appears to have ruled out a possible retirement.

Westham open contract talks with Soucek (Football Insider)

Westham United have reportedly opened talks with Czech Midfielder Thomas Soucek as per reports from Football Insider.

Soucek already has a contract with the hammers until 2024 but because he is attracting interests from far and wide because of his performances, the east-london club are battling hard to tighten their grip on him.

Vidal wanted by two PL clubs (Calciomercato)

Arturo Vidal is wanted by two premier league clubs in Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur according to reports from Calciomercato.

The Chile international will become a free agent when his contract with Inter Milan expires next summer and he is set to embark on a new challenge.

Marseille and Galatasaray will battle it out with Villa and Spurs for the experienced midfielder.

Real Madrid considering Tierney approach.

Real Madrid are monitoring the availability of Arsenal leftback Kieran Tierney as per reports from El Espanol.

The Spanish giants are already planning on strengthening the defensive areas of their squad before the next transfer window opens in the summer.

An official approach from Los Blancos looks likely to be on the horizon for the Scottish fullback.