Football transfer rumours: Ayoze Pérez to Arsenal or Inter?


Edwin van der Sar, the previous Manchester United gloveman now operating as chief government of Ajax, has admitted that Matthijs de Ligt might be off inside the summer time, with the Dutch side two video games from the end of the Eredivisie season and engaged in a thrilling war for glory with PSV Eindhoven. “I assume these might be De Ligt’s final video games with Ajax, however I desire he goes out on a high,” the Dutchman advised Sky. “He’s been right here for the reason that he changed into a baby and will turn out to be at a massive club. I think he’ll visit England or Spain.”

And so the spoil-up of this Ajax group keeps. In addition to Frenkie de Jong, whose departure to Barcelona has already been agreed, and the ever-famous De Ligt, Donny van de Beek has at the least one widespread suitor. Kicker shows that Borussia Dortmund, whose carrying director, Michael Zorc, became in Amsterdam for Wednesday’s dramatic Champions League semi-very last towards Tottenham, are keen on the 22-year-vintage.


Marca say that Barcelona’s a good deal-touted pass for De Ligt might be derailed via the €14m price demanded with the aid of the Dutchman’s agent, Mino Raiola. The Blaugrana have numerous other offers to be getting on with, although, with Mundo Deportivo reporting that their decision-makers have given the “green light” to a pass for Antoine Griezmann. “The club’s technical group of workers have given their blessing to the Frenchman’s arrival,” they write. “His price is considered honest given the quality he could add, along side desires and competition in the squad.” That fee, incidentally, is €120m. “A few months ago, tired of Atlético’s ordinary defeats, the Frenchman presented to go back to the monetary settlement he made with Barcelona a year in the past. He desires carrying glory and at Atléti he watches it from afar,” they write. “Barcelona’s directors have been no longer receptive to the provide, however when Griezmann’s message reached the technical vicinity the reaction changed into distinct. In summary, the Griezmann choice may be very a great deal alive. That they want to signal a striker who brings a goal threat is obvious. The Anfield debacle turned into the clearest viable proof of that.” It may be a hectic summer time for Barcelona, who are also in negotiations with Internazionale over the departure of Ivan Rakitic as a wide-scale squad overhaul clanks into equipment.

Inter are also, um, inter-ested in the Newcastle striker Ayoze Pérez, but face competition from Arsenal for the 25-12 months-old. The Spaniard admitted remaining month that “in the summer there are going to be alternatives” and so it might appear, with Inter and Napoli both keen and Unai Emery apparently inclined to outbid them. According to the Sun the Gunners are “eyeing up a host of lower-price transfers”, and desire Pérez will be one in all them.

Maurizio Sarri has insisted that he isn’t making plans to return to Italy “at the moment” after Chelsea’s qualification for the Europa League very last. Eden Hazard changed into further stuck up in submit-match euphoria, insisting of his ability departure that “in my mind I don’t recognise but”. Back in Italy Sarri is nevertheless stated at the front web page of Friday’s Tuttosport, on a listing of potential applicants for the Juventus activity along Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Didier Deschamps and Mauricio Pochettino.

Sheffield Wednesday are after Arminia Bielefeld’s German centre-back and captain Julian Börner. The 28-year-vintage is truely transferring to England, after Arminia stated as lots in a stroppy declaration on their website which revealed that “a verbal agreement on a contract extension turned into reached weeks in the past” but “numerous dates for signing the contract have been cancelled or time and again postponed” by way of Börner or his advisors, before he unexpectedly knowledgeable them that he was off. “Playing in England has been an entire life dream of mine, which is now going to come back genuine,” the participant said. “I am very sorry that I had to pass again on my word.” He has been dropped from Arminia’s squad for their last two league games, leaving Börner free to comply with his coronary heart.