Premier League transfer news and rumours
Aubameyang to the Bernabeu?
Real Madrid are plotting a “shock” £74m move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Sun says that Zinedine Zidane is aiming to improve his forward line this summer and wants Aubameyang to replace Welshman Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu.
Other strikers on Zidane’s Real hit-list include Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Juventus’s Paulo Dybala.
PSG target Aubameyang and Firmino
Paris Saint-Germain are another European giant aiming to bring in attacking stars this summer. Arsenal’s Aubameyang and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino are both linked with the French champions. (The Sun)
Higuain to return to Juve
Gonzalo Higuain’s loan deal is not expected to be made permanent by Chelsea. The Blues will send the Argentine striker back to Juventus after the Europa League final on 29 May. (Daily Mail)
No transfer talk at Tottenham
The London Evening Standard says that Spurs have blocked transfer talks until after the Champions League final against Liverpool on 1 June. However, the Daily Mail reports that the north London side will continue to monitor Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt.
James deal close
Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Swansea City winger Daniel James. The 21-year-old Welsh international could move to Old Trafford for a fee between £15m and £20m. (London Evening Standard)
Zaha wants Champions League football
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has told the club that he wants to leave for a team playing in the Champions League. Palace reportedly want £80m for the 26-year-old who has been linked in recent months with Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mail)
United eye Palace duo
Two other Crystal Palace players are also in demand. According to The Sun Manchester United are eyeing a double transfer swoop on Palace for full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Patrick van Aanholt. However, the Daily Mail says that if Wilfried Zaha leaves Selhurst Park it is “likely to mean Wan-Bissaka will stay”.
According to reports in France Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are both keen on Lille forward Nicolas Pepe. The 23-year-old could cost £70m. (Le Parisien)
Kannemann the man for Arsenal?
Alexis and Lukaku out, Dembele in?
Manchester United’s attack could have a new look next season. The Independent reports that Juventus and Inter Milan will compete to sign Alexis Sanchez while ESPN says that Romelu Lukuka could be replaced by Lyon star Moussa Dembele. Former Celtic striker Dembele is also linked with Arsenal.