Yesterday’s Premier League transfer roundup included the announcement of Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager, Manchester City’s completed signature of Rodri and Arsenal’s interest in Marcelo. Today’s edition features Tottenham’s pursuit of a Spain U21 international, the Gunners’ eyes on a Real Madrid winger and an Atletico Madrid midfielder on Manchester United’s radar.
Dani Olmo impressed at the U21 European Championships with Spain, scoring in the final against Germany as La Roja won 2-1 to lift the trophy. As such, he has been the subject of interest from the Premier League. In particular, from Tottenham Hotspur, who are close to signing the 21-year-old according to Muchodeporte. Spurs are reportedly going to pay €25m (£21.4m) for the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder, with an agreement already in place with the player’s representatives. Olmo’s capture would be the latest arrival of a busy summer for the North-London club, with Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke already confirmed.
Arsenal have so far made one signing this summer, with Gabriel Martinelli having joined the Gunners. There is, of course, plenty of interest from the Emirates outfit in a number of other players across the globe, including Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez. According to AS, Arsenal and Los Merengues are in discussions in regards to the Spanish international, with Real looking to move the player on for €32m (£28.7m) plus €3m (£2.7m) in bonuses. The 28-year-old reportedly wants to make the switch to Unai Emery’s team, despite not knowing what they could offer him financially.
Speculation surrounding Paul Pogba is unlikely to go away this summer, with the latest rumours suggesting that Real Madrid have offered €80m (£71.7m) plus Gareth Bale or Isco for the Frenchman. As such, the Red Devils are on the lookout for a replacement, and that man is Saul Niguez, according to Thursday’s print edition of AS (via Sports Witness). The report even states that Ed Woodward and co have communicated their desire to sign the Atletico Madrid star to his entourage directly. However, it appears that Los Rojiblancos are unwilling to negotiate, and interested parties will, therefore, need to meet the 24-year-old’s €150m (£134.5m) release clause.