What does the rest of the summer transfer window have in store for the 20 Premier League clubs who will battle it out in the 2019/20 campaign? Today’s Premier League transfer roundup includes La Liga interest in an Arsenal star, an update in Real Madrid’s pursuit of Paul Pogba and a fee agreed between two top-tier clubs for a Spanish striker.
Arsenal will be needing to keep hold of their best players this summer as they look to return to the top four next season. As such, latest reports involving star striker Alexandre Lacazette will be worrying for both the Arsenal hierarchy and Gunners fans. According to the Mirror, Atletico Madrid are interested in signing the Frenchman as they look to replace Antoine Griezmann, who is expected to complete a move to Barcelona soon. Lacazette signed for Arsenal in 2017 for a then-record £46.5m and has since scored 36 goals in 88 games for the club.
Paul Pogba’s time at Manchester United since returning to the club from Juventus in 2016 has been turbulent, and he may even be on the move this summer if reports in regards to a potential switch to Real Madrid are to be believed. And that saga has taken another twist, with Marca reporting that Los Merengues want to include Gareth Bale in a swap deal for the French World Cup winner. Bale signed for Real in 2013 and, despite scoring over 100 goals for the club, he has still been on the end of some abuse from the Madrid fans.
Newcastle United are already without a manager following the departure of Rafael Benitez, who has now joined Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang, and they may soon be saying goodbye to last season’s top goalscorer as well. The BBC reported on Tuesday that the Toon and Leicester City have agreed a fee for Spanish striker Ayoze Perez. The sum is reported to be £30m. Perez joined the North-East outfit from Spanish side Tenerife for £1.5m in 2014 and has since scored 48 goals in 195 appearances for the club.