Transfer gossip: Who could be on the move in the Premier League and Europe?

Transfer gossip: Who could be on the move in the Premier League and Europe?

Wesley Fofana, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Who could be on the move before the transfer window closes?

Time is ticking as the end of the transfer window approaches.

The season is underway and clubs now have a better idea of ​​where reinforcements are needed on the pitch.

Teams across Europe have until September 1 to make clever acquisitions or panic buys to get their squads in shape.

BBC Sport examines some ‘hot properties’ that could be on the move in the coming weeks.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

Cristiano Ronaldo

Linked with: Atletico Madrid

Ronaldo has made no secret of his desire to leave Manchester United for the second time as he wants to play in the Champions League, but suitors for his signature are proving hard to find.

The astronomical salary of the 37-year-old man is a great stumbling block and reportsexternal link they suggest he is now a negative influence in the Old Trafford dressing room after the club’s poor start to the season.

Manager Erik ten Hag has said Ronaldo is not for sale, but that stance changed with the club on Tuesday. ready to let goand the agent of Portugal’s international striker, Jorge Mendes, will try to design a transfer to Atlético de Madrid.

Frankie de Jong (Barcelona)

Frankie de Jong

Linked with: Manchester United, Chelsea

De Jong to Manchester United is becoming the transfer saga of the summer. The Premier League side agreed a £56m fee with Barcelona on June 28 but have yet to complete the deal.

The Dutch midfielder has never outright said he wants to leave the Camp Nou, in fact he has spoken about his desire to stay, but the LaLiga outfit’s financial problems mean they could sell the 25-year-old to help balance the books.

A contractual issue deferred wages have been the main reported reason for the delay in the deal and now Chelsea are planning big spending to stare at United.

James Garner (Manchester United)

james garner

Linked with: Nottingham Forest, Tottenham

England Under-21 midfielder Garner has yet to feature for Ten Hag despite impressing at Nottingham Forest last season, where he played a pivotal role in promotion back to the top flight.

United are open to selling the academy proceeds for £15-20m and could return to the City Ground.

It appears the money from Garner’s departure would help fund the £15m move of French international Adrien Rabiot from Juventus, who is in talks to join United.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Linked with: chelsea

The Blues have already spent more than £150m on new signings this summer under new owner Todd Boehly and they don’t seem to be stopping before the deadline.

Gabon striker Aubameyang has added competition at Barcelona with the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and may be tempted by a move to Chelsea, although they could have to shell out as much as £25m.

Thomas Tuchel was happy to let Romelu Lukaku return to Inter Milan and he still needs an outright leader, and the 33-year-old former Arsenal captain may be the answer.

Memphis Depay (Barcelona)

memphis payment

Linked with: juventus

Another possible departure from Barcelona. Dutch international Depay, 28, has been told he may leave Barca on a free transfer as Raphinha’s arrival from Leeds United limits his first-team opportunities.

The former Manchester United winger needs to play regularly in this year’s World Cup and appears close to sealing a move to Serie A giants Juventus.

Wesley Fofana (Leicester)

Wesley Fofana

Linked with: chelsea

It’s Chelsea again, this time looking for more defensive reinforcements. They have already signed central defender Kalidou Koulibaly and winger Marc Cucurella, but they can also target Fofana.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has impressed since joining Leicester in 2020 and Chelsea have already. two offers rejected for the player Reports say the London club could have to shell out more than £80m for his signing.

Also, keep an eye out for Newcastle to raise their offer for Fofana’s Foxes team-mate James Maddison after seeing a second £50m offer. refusedexternal link earlier this month.

Anthony Gordon (Everton)

anthony gordon

Linked with: chelsea

Everton have already lost Richarlison to Tottenham and now Gordon, who was one of the key players in a poor team last season, could also leave.

Chelsea had offers from £40m and £45m rejectedbut they are expected to return with a higher offer to entice Frank Lampard to sell the 21-year-old youth striker.

Agreeing personal terms is not expected to be a problem. However, with striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured, Everton would have to turn to the transfer market for a replacement.

Armando Broja (Chelsea)

Armando Broja

Linked with: Newcastle, Everton

Striker Broja enjoyed a successful loan spell at Southampton last season, scoring nine goals, but is low down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

The 20-year-old has made two late appearances off the bench this season but may be looking to step away for regular first-team football.

With West Ham losing interest in the player, Everton and Newcastle could go head to head to sign the Albanian international.

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