Yesterday’s Premier League transfer roundup featured Manchester United rejecting a bid for a 26-year-old striker, news on the future of a Manchester City winger and a Ligue 1 star’s preferred destination this summer. Today’s edition focuses on Arsenal’s move for a Real Madrid midfielder, Newcastle’s attempt to sign a 22-year-old and the Red Devils’ pursuit of an Argentina international.
Dani Ceballos had previously been linked with a move to Tottenham – his current club Real Madrid and Spurs were said to be in talks – but it has now emerged that Arsenal have seemingly won the race for the former Real Betis man. BBC Sport is reporting that the Gunners and Los Merengues have reached an agreement in regards to the loan signing of the Spain U21 international, who will spend one year with the Emirates outfit. Since joining Real in 2017, the 22-year-old has played 56 games for the 13-time European champions and has scored five goals. The youngster impressed at the U21 European Championships earlier this summer and Unai Emery will be hoping he can reproduce such form in the Premier League next season.
With Steve Bruce now confirmed as Newcastle boss, the Toon can push ahead with transfers as they prepare their squad for the new season. A deal for Hoffenheim’s Joelinton is reportedly close, and the North-East club are also pushing ahead in their attempt to sign Nice’s Allan Saint-Maximin. According to French outlet L’Equipe, Nice are willing to let the winger leave for €25m (£22.5m), but this means that Newcastle will need to go above the €15m (£13.5m) they have so far indicated they will pay. The 22-year-old will also need to win over the new boss, the report adds, who has questions over the France youth international’s attitude. Some of the feedback Bruce has received in regards to the player is not particularly positive.
Manchester United are currently dealing with the constant speculation surrounding both Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku. One, if not both, could leave this summer, and they will need to be replaced by the Red Devils should they do so. According to The Daily Mail, their potential successor has already been identified: Paulo Dybala. The Argentina international’s current club, Juventus, are willing to sell the 25-year-old this summer, but only if United reach their valuation, which is said to be between £70m and £90m. If a club matches that price tag, the Old Lady would be willing to talk. In 182 games for Juve, the former Palermo forward has scored 78 goals and has won nine trophies.