Football transfer news and rumours: Arsenal, Man Utd and Juventus in three way battle for Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic is subject to interest by large cluster of clubs with few shock names adding to the list this week like Arsenal who have offered Chamberlain trading clubs with Matic and it is believed that Conte won’t inhibit the move after sources believe that Chelsea have secured 40 million deal for the services of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.

Manchester United a front runner for Matic few days back were given a slice in their odds of signing the midfielder after they hijacked Chelsea’s bid for Romelu Lukaku and colluded them to land the player. Conte is furious by this and now is reluctant to sell the player to United. Mourinho may still be resolute in his demarche to pursue the player to Old Trafford after precursors Juan Mata, Falcao having made such switch in the past.

Juventus have also inquired about the midfielder and Chelsea are using this interest as part of Alex Sandro deal and offered 25 million + Matic to the Italian outfit.

Kyle Walker has moved to Manchester City after a row with Mauricio Pochettino last season which made the player uncomfortable. He now is the most expensive defender after a move which cost around 50 million plus add ons.

“Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.” he said after his unveiling.

There have been quite a movement for defenders past certain days changing their allegiance and some notable ones include:-

AC Milan sign Bonucci for £40M

Barca sign Nelson Semedo for £30M

Real sign Theo Hernandez for £24M

Man City sign Kyle Walker for £50M

According to newspapers De Gea has asked his agent to secure a move to Real Madrid. De Gea has two years left to run on his £200,000-a-week contract, with the option of another 12 months, and United value him at in excess of £60 million.

But today he just walked past the fans to training someone tried to get him to sign a Real Madrid shirt, but the lad got snubbed

After a month of speculation regarding the Mahrez to Arsenal saga after both parties dropped hints nothing fruitful have come and now Roma is interested in the Algerian with Arsenal still trying to negotiate with Monaco for Thomas Lemar. Monchi is serious about bringing Riyad Mahrez to Roma Leicester City want €55m, Roma pushing for €35-€40m.

Gylfi Siggurdson is also subject to bids from multiple clubs namely Leicester and Everton and the player prefers a move to Goodison Park instead of the Foxes. Swansea has put a 50 million tag on the player and there is a poor outlook whether any of the clubs will match this valuation.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is looking to move to United States with LA Galaxy making a desire to bring the Swedish player this summer and have offered a whopping 6 million a year contract. But several reports suggest that Mourinho have a contract in place to bring him back for a 6 month loan in January when the fixtures pile up.

 

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