The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda for the summer.
TOP STORY: United eyeing three Three Lions
The three homegrown talents would vastly transform Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, with Sancho understandably at the top of the shortlist thanks to his attacking talents shown at Borussia Dortmund and, more recently, on England duty.
Solskjaer is understood to be hugely impressed by the work Gareth Southgate has done with national team, hence the desire to make the most of their skill sets at club level.
Sancho would set the Red Devils back £80 million, Rice £40m and Wan-Bissaka £40m, while Harry Maguire is also considered to be an option for £50m. However, the reports suggest that a defender would need to be sold ahead of these reinforcements could come in.
PAPER TALK: Italian giants interested in Lovren
The Croatia defender has found game time hard to come by during Liverpool’s title run-in, with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip the typical centre-back pairing Jurgen Klopp has opted for, even following Lovren’s return from injury.
Elneny to reignite his career with Besiktas
The Egyptian has played just 31 minutes in the Premier League since January, when Roma were hopeful of getting a deal across the line for him.
The signings of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi by Unai Emery certainly hasn’t helped matters for Elneny, who could be on his way to Besiktas, after the Turkish side “requested information about the conditions” for him.
Elneny signed for Arsenal in 2016 for £5m from Basel in the Swiss league, and while the North London club aren’t expecting anyone to break the bank for his services, they do expect to make a profit from the deal.
Welsh star on his way to City?
Swansea winger Dan James could be snapped up by Manchester City this summer, as Pep Guardiola is one of many Premier League managers enthused by his performances, The Sun reports.
James made the headlines on Sunday for scoring the winning goal in Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia. It’s understood that a £7m price tag would make him one of the cheaper transfers at the Etihad Stadium, after a move to Leeds United fell through in January.
With one season left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium, Leeds are also expected to return with an improved offer when the transfer window opens in July, but needless to say City will most likely be the frontrunners in this deal.
– The knock-on effect of Lucas Hernandez completing a £68m move from Atletico Madrid to Bayern Munich could be David Alaba on his way out of the Allianz Arena. The Mirror reports that Arsenal will be first in line to sign the full-back, after he admitted that he grew up as an Arsenal supporter and couldn’t rule out a move to the Premier League.
– Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco has been linked with a move to Manchester United once again, after speculation during the January transfer window amounted to nothing. Carrasco is currently plying his trade in the Chinese Super League for Dalian Yifang, but has attracted interest from a number of Europe’s top clubs including Arsenal, Inter Milan, and United, according to Sport Witness.