How can you still be thinking about England’s performance when there’s so much transfer news to digest?
We’ll start with Romelu Lukaku’s frantic attempt to join Internazionale from Chelsea. To put it mildly, the Belgian striker’s first season back at Stamford Bridge has been disappointing. Lukaku is said to have told Chelsea that he only wants to play for Inter and that the two clubs are negotiating a loan price to bring him to Serie A as soon as feasible. Chelsea paid £97.5 million for him last summer and will want all of his earnings off their books, as well as a few money in their pocket.
Paul Pogba, who will sign a four-year contract with Juventus, is another player who will return to Italy with his tail between his legs. After a rather forgettable tenure at Manchester United, the Frenchman has been left with virtually few options, so the warm embrace of the Old Lady is about as nice as it gets.
After a successful comeback to football with Brentford in the second half of the season, Christian Eriksen is said to have a deal with Manchester United on the table. He told Viaplay, “I have different offers and choices that we are reviewing, and then we will make a decision.” “I’d like to play Champions League football once more.” I understand how enjoyable it is, but it isn’t necessary for me.” Christian, it’s not necessary if you want to move to Old Trafford.
Antony is another name with Ajax ties who could be on his way to United. The winger, who has won the Eredivisie with Erik ten Hag as his new manager at Old Trafford, appears to be a sensible choice to rejoin his previous boss. Frenkie de Jong may be a tougher nut to crack because Barcelona is adamant on keeping him, putting a halt to talks with United regarding a deal. Following the Netherlands’ triumph over Wales on Tuesday, De Jong stated, “You’re always flattered when teams express interest in you as a player.” “At the moment, I’m at the world’s largest club and I’m fine there, so no news.”
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With the additions of Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen, Jesse Marsch’s revolution at Leeds is gaining traction. Next on the list is Marc Roca, who could arrive from Bayern Munich for £10m after the two clubs made a verbal agreement, which is not worth the paper it’s written on, for the former Espanyol schemer. Raphinha is one man who could leave through the Elland Road escape door. Arsenal and Tottenham are circling after Barcelona failed to find the bunce to snap up the Brazilian.
Finally, Adnan Januzaj, the great Manchester United hope of the ill-fated David Moyes era is primed to get the band back together at West Ham. The Belgian, now 27, is available on a free following his departure from Real Sociedad and could be keen to swap San Sebastián for Stratford.