Arsenal ready to offer £51m striker contract as Liverpool deal Serge Gnarby blow amid Sadio Mane exit
Mikel Arteta could be preparing for a busy summer transfer window at Arsenal as the Spaniard is given the chance to bolster his current squad ahead of next season.
While the Gunners impressed in the previous campaign, they were unable to complete a charge for the top four.
It means they will have to settle for a return to the Europa League, adding extra fixtures to their schedule that weren’t a problem before. That said, Arteta will likely be relishing a return to continental football after a spell without it.
The challenge next season will be to go one further and confirm a place in the Champions League, all while being competitive in cup competitions. Plenty of exciting players have been linked with a move and with that in mind, football. London takes a look at the latest news and transfer rumours.
Liverpool: Endorse £4m deal to replace Luiz Suarez after three years of retirement
Liverpool is in a relatively stable place in terms of the first-team squad and no longer has the unwanted tag of being a selling club. There was a time that whenever a player truly made his mark at Anfield, some of Europe’s biggest clubs would almost always come knocking. Fernando Torres, Michael Owen and more recently, Philippe Coutinho.
Another was Luis Suarez. He was always destined to leave Liverpool after scoring 31 goals in 31 league appearances in 2013/14, and inevitably completed a £75million move to Barcelona that summer.
Liverpool were tasked with finding a replacement. A near impossible task, but the Reds did not wait around to try and find a new striker.
On this day (June 2) in 2014, Liverpool made the move to bring 32-year-old Rickie Lambert to the club. The Reds agreed a £4m plus add-ons deal with Southampton for the striker, who came through the youth ranks at Anfield.
Burley warns Barcelona against signing Chelsea star, Marcos alleges he still “struggles”
Former Chelsea midfielder, Craig Burley has fired a transfer warning to Barcelona in their pursuit of Chelsea left-back, Marcos Alonso.
Burley believes Alonso, 31, will not be able to fit himself into Barcelona manager Xavi’s style of play and the transfer may ‘fall flat’ on the face, adding that the Spaniard struggles.
Barcelona have been linked with a move for Alonso as Xavi continues implementing his plans to overhaul his squad ahead of next season.
Speaking to ESPN FC, Burley discussed Barcelona’s interest in Alonso
Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski prepares to leave club considers Barcelona
The era of Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich is coming to an end.
The Poland striker, who has scored 344 goals in 374 competitive games for the German side, has made it very clear he wants to leave this summer.
“My story with Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to play for this club any more,” Lewandowski said during a press conference with the Poland team.
These are harsh words coming from one of Bayern’s mainstays during the past 10 years. Lewandowski, advised by agent Pini Zahavi, has chosen confrontation over dialogue with his club to force a move.
In recent weeks, Bayern’s management repeatedly stated Lewandowski is not for sale, pointing at his contract that runs until 2023.
However, the striker, who will turn 34 in August, intends to sign one last lucrative deal this year and has chosen Barcelona as the destination for what will likely be the final stage of his career.
Man Utd: Jesse leaves Old Trafford after 20 years expresses appreciation
Manchester midfielder Jesse Lingard has said his goodbye to the club and their supporters as he departs Old Trafford.
The player, who has spent over two decades in his boyhood club, admits it has been an emotional few weeks as he comes to terms with leaving.
The 29-year-old’s contract expires this month and the England international is looking for a new permanent club for the first time since he was just seven years old.
He made 232 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions and has a lot of people to thank, including the different managers that met him at the club, backroom staff, the cleaners, cooks, fellow players and every other person, who according to him, had made an impact on his life.
Lingard wrote on Instagram: “Born and bred a red. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been emotional about leaving a club that is family…
‘After 22 years I’ve had so many special memories and moments that I will cherish forever.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer/ 2 June 2022