Transfer Talk

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Christian Eriksen, Ander Herrera, Ludovit Reis

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world. All transfer business is done and dusted for this season, but that doesn’t stop clubs from preparing ahead for next season. Wednesday morning’s headlines: Mauricio Pochettino confirms talks over new deal for “special” Christian EriksenEriksen secured Spurs a vital three points against Brighton on Tuesday night. Read more. Manchester United handed boost in Ander Herrera talks?Manchester United are reportedly handed a boost in their efforts to keep Ander Herrera at Old Trafford. Read more. Barcelona closing in on Groningen teenager Ludovit Reis?Barcelona are allegedly close to securing a deal for Groningen teenager Ludovit Reis. Read more. Manchester City not in...

Mauricio Pochettino confirms talks over new deal for “special” Christian Eriksen

Mauricio Pochettino says Christian Eriksen is open to talks over a new contract after his heroics against Brighton boosted Tottenham’s Premier League top-four hopes. Eriksen produced a moment of quality in the 88th minute to hand Spurs a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which strengthens their grip on the Champions League places. The Dane is out of contract at the end of next season and is currently stalling on a new deal, with Real Madrid reported to be interested in signing him. Pochettino has revealed that Eriksen is open to discussing a new deal, but it will not be until the end of the season. “I think I was clear a few months ago,” Pochettino said. “It is a situation that is a very special situation, Christian is a special person, I think we are all sp...

Manchester United handed boost in Ander Herrera talks?

Manchester United are reportedly handed a boost in their efforts to keep Ander Herrera at Old Trafford. Manchester United have reportedly been provided with a boost as they look to keep Ander Herrera. The midfielder has just over two months remaining on his contract, and it has been suggested that the two parties are far apart regarding the player’s wages. Paris Saint-Germain have allegedly offered a deal to Herrera but according to Paris Team, there remains uncertainty over whether a transfer will be completed. The report claims that sporting director Antero Henrique has become ‘annoyed’ that a deal for the 29-year-old is yet to be finalised. PSG currently regard the signing of Herrera on a free transfer as a priority with a lack of fee helping their efforts to satisfy F...

Barcelona closing in on Groningen teenager Ludovit Reis?

Barcelona are allegedly close to securing a deal for Groningen teenager Ludovit Reis. Barcelona have allegedly moved to the brink of signing Groningen teenager Ludovit Reis. The Catalan giants have already agreed a deal for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, and it has been suggested that Matthijs de Ligt will join his current teammate at Camp Nou. However, it appears that a third Dutchman will make the switch to the Spanish giants with Groningen director Hans Nijland claiming that a transfer is close to completion. Nijland is quoted by Fox Sports as saying: “It is not yet closed, but we are seriously considering Reis going to Barcelona.” Reis – who turns 19 in June – has made a total of 27 appearances in the Eredivisie during the current campaign.

Manchester City not interested in bidding war for Atletico Madrid’s Rodri?

Manchester City reportedly have no interest in becoming involved in a bidding war for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. Manchester City have reportedly decided that they will not pay in excess of their valuation of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. City will be in the market for a new defensive-minded player for the middle of the park during the next transfer window, and Rodri has allegedly been identified as a potential signing. However, according to Sky Sports News, City have no intention of getting themselves involved in a bidding war for the Spaniard. The 22-year-old has a release clause of just over £60m, but there is the suggestion that City may look to sign the player for less than that figure. Rodri has made a total of 42 appearances during his first campaign at Atletico having sig...

Arsenal ‘have £40m summer transfer budget’

Arsenal will reportedly only have a transfer budget in the region of £40m for the summer window. Arsenal have reportedly decided to restrict Unai Emery‘s transfer budget to £40m. There has been widespread speculation regarding Arsenal’s plans for the summer window, with it being suggested that the size of the funds made available to Emery depends on whether the Gunners qualify for next season’s Champions League. According to The Mirror, the club’s board have already made the call regarding their spending ahead of the new campaign with an onus being placed on reducing the wage bill. The report claims that Emery may be provided with more money should they earn their place in European football’s premier competition, but it remains to be seen how much Arsenal woul...

Manchester United identify Milinkovic-Savic, Fernandes as Pogba replacements?

Manchester United reportedly identify two potential replacements for midfielder Paul Pogba ahead of the summer transfer window. Manchester United have reportedly identified Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Bruno Fernandes as potential replacements for Paul Pogba. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has publicly suggested that Pogba will remain at Old Trafford for at least another season, but the Frenchamn’s contract is currently due to expire in 2021. That has resulted in speculation regarding the player’s future and according to Marca, United are putting together a shortlist of possible replacements. The report claims that bids will be made for Lazio‘s Milinkovic-Savic and Sporting Lisbon‘s Fernandes should Pogba make a big-money exit over the coming months. Milinkovic-Savic s...

Liverpool lining up summer bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar?

Liverpool are reportedly lining up a summer approach for in-demand Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. Liverpool have reportedly decided to up their interest in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. The Merseyside giants are well stocked for options in the middle of the pitch, but Jurgen Klopp‘s side have sometimes lacked creativity since the departure of Philippe Coutinho. According to Le10Sport, the Premier League outfit are prepared to make “a big push” in order to strengthen that area before the start of next season. Aouar is attracting admirers from all over Europe, but Lyon are likely to make a considerable effort to convince the 20-year-old to remain at his current club. The playmaker still has just over four years remaining on his contract at the Ligue 1 outfit. Read Next: Ly...

Gareth Bale to be moved out to left-back at Real Madrid?

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly considering the possibility of using Gareth Bale at left-back next season. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly considering a change of position for Gareth Bale. The Wales international has taken on a number of roles during his career, but the 29-year-old has been purely deployed in the final third during his time at the Bernabeu. Bale has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League, but according to AS, Real are looking for an alternative if they cannot cash in on the attacker. The report suggests that using Bale at left-back is an option for Zidane, with the player having featured there for both Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. Marcelo and Sergio Reguilon are currently competing for the left-back spot, but it appears ...

Manchester United want Reece James from Chelsea?

Manchester United ‘keep tabs’ on Chelsea defender Reece James, according to a report. Manchester United have reportedly been ‘keeping tabs’ on Chelsea defender Reece James. James, who came through the youth system at Chelsea, has made 42 Championship appearances for loan club Wigan Athletic during the 2018-19 campaign. Over the weekend, it was claimed that Brighton & Hove Albion had a £10m bid rejected for the 19-year-old. However, according to the Daily Mail, the Blues will also have to resist interest from United, with the Red Devils ‘continuing to track his progress’ ahead of a potential £15m bid. James signed a new four-year deal with Chelsea last summer despite the fact that he is yet to make his first-team debut for the Premier League club.

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Sergio Busquets, Joao Felix, Ryan Sessegnon

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world. All transfer business is done and dusted for this season, but that doesn’t stop clubs from preparing ahead for next season. Tuesday morning’s headlines: Sergio Busquets “tempted” by future Major League Soccer moveBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says that he is a fan of Major League Soccer and he will consider a move Stateside once his Camp Nou career is over. Read more. Atletico Madrid ‘willing to sell Antoine Griezmann to fund move for Joao Felix’A report claims that Atletico Madrid are tempted to sell Antoine Griezmann to fund a move for in-demand Benfica forward Joao Felix. Read more. Juventus ‘to rival Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester U...

Sergio Busquets “tempted” by future Major League Soccer move

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says that he is a fan of Major League Soccer and he will consider a move Stateside once his Camp Nou career is over. Sergio Busquets has revealed that he will walk away from Barcelona the moment he feels he is unable to do a job for the club. The long-serving Spanish midfielder has racked up over 500 appearances in a Barca shirt since making his debut in September 2008. Busquets remains an important part of the team under Ernesto Valverde, being used in 31 of their 34 league matches this term. Barca have agreed a deal with Ajax for Frenkie de Jong to join in the summer, however, which could potentially reduce Busquets’ playing time. Moving away from Camp Nou is not something that is currently on the 30-year-old’s mind, but he is “tempt...

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