LONDON, Sporting Alert – As the big names continue to be linked to and away from English Premier League clubs, here are the latest football transfer paper round-ups and rumours on Wednesday, July 13.
Paul Pogba Doubt?
And of course, the focus of attention continues to be on the future of Manchester United target Paul Pogba. The Frenchman is a wanted man at Old Trafford, but it is now understood that the Red Devils are starting to doubt if he is really worth the £100million asking price of Juventus, as several former players are beginning to caution Jose Mourinho about spending so big on a “massive overrated” midfielder.
Sky Sports and Football Whispers both had Pogba listed high in the top 10 hottest and likely deals to happen, according to the whispers’ ” unique algorithm,” but have since cooled off with the player now looking a safe bet to stay with his Serie A club past this summer.
Not Working Out For Benteke
The dream move of Christian Benteke to Liverpool hasn’t quite worked out and the Belgian forward is almost certain to leave Anfield this summer.
It is understood that West Ham and Crystal Palace are both showing interest in the forward, but according to the Daily Mail, they are both put off by the £32.5m asking price.
So, do Liverpool really want to sell the Benteke?
Foxes Want To Keep Best Players
After successfully handing Jamie Vardy a new deal, Premier League champions Leicester City are lining up a fresh offer midfielder N’Golo Kante a new deal as well, this is according to the Telegraph. The paper reports that the Foxes are prepared to “increase their new contract offer by about £100k a week” as they seek to stop Chelsea from stealing the France holding midfielder.
Giroud Ready To Get Away From Gunners
It seems as though Olivier Giroud is growing tired of being constantly criticised by his own club supporters and is open to leaving Arsenal in a swap deal for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain, The Sun is reporting the player’s agent saying.
In More Transfer Paper News
The Guardian reports that Manchester City will increase their intensity to sign Everton and England centre-back John Stones with new manager Pep Guardiola looking to get his business done before the end of the month.
The Daily Mirror says striker Peter Crouch could link back up with former boss Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.
The Star reports that Newcastle United’s wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko only has one chaser, West Brom. We could see him in the Championships this season, as he’s a little pricey.