Manchester United fans all over the world have all been waiting for when the club will finally unveil their latest marquee signing Jadon Sancho. The Red evils fans were made to wait for a little over two years before Sancho was finally signed from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund after the two European heavyweight clubs were locked in negotiations regarding the transfer of the England international star. Like Dortmund, United announced that they had reached an agreement in principle to sign the former Manchester City youth product for a fee of £73 million in what is a mega move by the club.
While it is not the sort of transfer news Manchester United fans will be expecting at this point, the Red Devils have confirmed that they have completed the re-signing of their former goalkeeper Tom Heaton from Premier League side Aston Villa. Heaton had been linked with a return to United for quite some time now but manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær did not want to make any serious move for the veteran goalkeeper because he still had a lot of options in that position, including David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Sergio Romero, and Lee Grant.
Manchester City fans might have been celebrating right now if manager Pep Guardiola embraced the wise saying that ‘Don’t fix if it’s not broken’. The Manchester City boss tinkered with his Champions League winning formula for the final and that played a big part as Chelsea claimed a relatively easy 1-0 win over the Citizens to lift the Champions League trophy for the second time.
Manchester United will reportedly go all out and try to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane this summer as they look to try and shore up their defense. The Red Devils currently need a proven central defensive star who will become partners to Harry Maguire and they have already created a list of defensive options they want to sign.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been linked with an unsurprising move away from the club, according to reports. The English striker has fallen out of favor with manager Thomas Tuchel and it does not look like he will regain his spot in the first team, with the German manager preferring to go with Timo Werner in his attack. Abraham was a star player under Frank Lampard until he lost his place in the team after the arrival of Werner, and since then, he has been unable to convince the past and current managers that he can be the starting striker.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed that he tried to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice while he was the Blues boss. Rice was strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer but the Blues were not able to pull off a move for him.
Lampard spoke to Goal about the failure to sign Rice. According to the ex-Chelsea manager, it was an open secret that he is a big fan of the West Ham player and that his club didn’t want to let him leave last summer. Lampard said the Hammers know they have a quality player on their hands. He praised Rice whom he described as a leader.
It is expected to be a busy summer transfer window for clubs across Europe and Chelsea will not be exempted. Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is reportedly keen to get a couple of new signings to the club and will be expected to strengthen some key departments in the squad, including the defensive department and especially the attacking department.
The German manager is currently enjoying life at Stamford Bridge and is yet to taste defeat since being appointed as the new manager of the club following the sacking of former manager Frank Lampard, and according to reports, even though he is happy with his current crop of players, it will not stop him from venturing into the transfer market and get the players he wants at the club.
The Telegraph is reporting that London clubs Chelsea and Arsenal are both highly interested in Snapping up Inter Milan’s brilliant defender Achraf Hakimi in the summer. Hakimi only joined Inter from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer in a £34 million move but has constantly been linked with a move away from Italy due to the fine performances he has been putting in for Antonio Conte’s side.
Leeds United are back to winning ways in the league after they secured a convincing win over Southampton at home in their outstanding game in the Premier League. The newly promoted team had lost their last two games in the competition against Arsenal and Wolves before the Southampton game at Elland Road on Tuesday night. Leeds United had been beaten 4-2 by the Gunners away from home two games ago with Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting hattrick for Arsenal. Leeds United then made it two successive league defeats with the slender 1-0 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The only goal of the game came in the second half after an unfortunate own goal from Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier. The Frenchman rebounded the ball into his net unconsciously after he tipped the ferocious shot from Wolves attacker Adama Traore onto the post.