Friday’s Premier League transfer roundup brought you Tottenham’s interest in Dani Olmo, Arsenal’s pursuit of Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez and Manchester United eyeing up a move for Saul. Today’s edition tells you of an Austrian’s confirmed move to China, news on the future of a Spanish goalkeeper and Leicester City’s desire to bring in a Belgian international.
Marko Arnautovic first made clear his intention to leave West Ham in January, but he eventually performed a U-turn and even ended up signing a new contract. However, there was no repeat of that change of heart following his recent transfer request, and now his departure from the Hammers has been confirmed. The former Inter Milan and Werder Bremen forward has officially joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG in a deal worth £22.4m. The 29-year-old will join up with Oscar and Hulk at his new team.
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the future of David De Gea in recent times, but the latest reports will no doubt give United and their fans a boost. According to The Mirror, the Spanish international will soon agree a new five-year deal with the three-time European Cup/Champions League winners which is reported to be worth a huge £350,000 a week. There have recently been positive talks between the Old Trafford side and the shot-stopper’s agent, Jorge Mendes, which have led to this latest development.
Leicester City have already brought in two new faces this summer, with Ayoze Perez and James Justin both having joined the club. There should be more to come in as well, including AS Monaco’s Youri Tielemans. According to Sky Sports News, the 22-year-old has verbally agreed to the terms of his contract with the Foxes and is expected to sign on the dotted line soon before heading off to join the rest of Brendan Rodgers’ squad at their pre-season training camp in France. The former Anderlecht midfielder spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at the King Power Stadium and contributed to eight goals in 13 appearances.