The internet might be obsessing over last night’s election results, but that hasn’t stopped some pretty big transfer news breaking this morning.
Arsenal are right in the thick of things, with comings and goings expected over the next few weeks. The future of Alexis Sanchez is, as usual, a hot topic of debate, while the club could look to offload another long-standing member of the first-team squad too.
Elsewhere, Liverpool elsewhere to strengthen their defensive options after failing to sign Virgil Van Dijk, while Manchester City could offload two Spanish stars this window.
See the seven biggest stories of the day below:
Liverpool look to go Dutch
According to Sky Sport Italia, Liverpool are thought to be eyeing up a move for Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij, after dropping all interest in Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk.
The 25-year-old Lazio defender has been on the radars of clubs such as Manchester United over recent years and could be a less expensive option for Jurgen Klopp at around €17m.
Barcelona move for Bayern winger
Spanish giants Barcelona are thought to be making a move for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa.
As Sport reports, the winger could add to the wealth of attacking options already playing at the Nou Camp but will command a transfer fee of around €40m. Barcelona could face competition from PSG and Tottenham for the Brazil international.
PSG lead the race to sign James
James Rodriguez looks for all the world like he’s on his way out of Real Madrid, and PSG are reportedly the new frontrunners to secure his signature.
As France Football reports, the French giants are set to see off the likes of Manchester United to sign the £70m-rated midfielder, who has fallen down the ranks at the Bernabéu this season, failing even to make the bench for the Champions League final last weekend.
Alexis Sanchez tempted by £350,000 a week contract?
The race to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is hotting up, with Bayern Munich reportedly set to offer the Chilean forward a huge contract to see off competition from Manchester City.
As The Mirror reports, the £350,000 a week offer would make him the highest paid star at the German, earning £50,000 a week more than star striker Robert Lewandowski
Sevilla plan Manchester City double swoop
Sevilla are planning to take two Spanish international off Manchester City’s books. The club are reportedly preparing moves for both 31-year-old winger Jesus Navas and forward Nolito [via Cadena Cope]. Both players may be considering their options over the summer after experiencing little game time last season.
Premier League clubs line up to sign Gibbs
Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs could be on his way out of the Emirates this transfer window, with a host of Premier League clubs lining up to secure his services. According to the London Evening Standard, Brighton, Newcastle, Watford, and Stoke are all interested.
While Gibbs has been second choice to Nacho Monreal over the past few seasons, he recently experienced a run in the first team at left wing back after Arsene Wenger switched to a 3-4-3 formation. The player could leave this year in search of more regular football though.
Costa begs to stay at the Bridge
Things are getting messy in the Diego Costa saga, after the Spanish striker reportedly ‘begged’ owner Roman Abramovich to stay at Chelsea. The controversial forward previously revealed that Conte informed him that he was no longer part of his plans at the Bridge. The disagreement between the pair reportedly came after Costa pushed for a lucrative January move to China. However, The Sun are now reporting that the striker is pleading with Abramovich after being sidelined in pretty unforgiving fashion.