Fabrizio Romano has returned with his latest edition of CaughtOffside. The summer transfer window is open and Fabrizio Romeo is back. Continue reading for the latest news on a bizarre saga involving Man United, William Saliba’s Arsenal future, Marco Asensio’s proposed move to Serie A, and many more…
Cristiano Rondo will not influence Man United’s transfer strategy regarding any new players. According to what I understand, he is expecting the club’s ambition to be shown by signing new players and to support Erik ten Hag, who is a highly-respected manager.
Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong is Man United’s priority. However, the club is currently working on a new centre back, a fullback and a striker situation. This may be affected by the developments on the Antony deal.
Man United is focusing on Frenkie De Jong and are in direct talks with Barcelona. However, they are also negotiating other players. Ajax is currently involved in multiple deals including talks with the club about Timber, Lisandro Martinez (but Arsenal also have an eye on the Argentine centre back) and Antony.
Fullbacks are also being looked at as there is potential to do something in these positions. A new goalkeeper will soon be available to replace Dean Henderson, who has signed on loan with Nottingham Forest.
Arsenal had always planned to keep William Saliba at their club next season. That is still the club’s goal.
Marseille tried to approach Arsenal about Saliba, but that is not a negotiation. Mikel Arteta wants Saliba to be in next year’s squad. In fact, I have been told by Marseille that they are targeting other players.
Arsenal will also attempt to negotiate a new deal with Saliba. Ajax’s Martinez, however, is a player that is considered valuable in many positions – he is versatile and that is why he’s so loved.
Marco Asensio wanted by AC Milan…
Marco Asensio is still in the open.
AC MILAN has his name on the waiting list along with Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech, and Club Brugge’s Charles De Ketelaere. However, Real Madrid’s request for Asensio remains excessive.
Jorge Mendes, his agent, will attempt to find a solution for him this summer. If he doesn’t, he could leave next summer as a free agent. That’s why they don’t rush. Real Madrid and Asensio are both open to negotiations by
, but only according to their terms.
Chelsea could make move for Man City defender…
Todd Boehly is open to Thomas Tuchel’s ideas this summer. This is being done to strengthen the team.
Mattthijs de Ligt is a priority in the defence; however, the Blues wait to see if Juventus will renew his contract. Nathan Ake is also important because he is highly rated and highly regarded by Tuchel. Sevilla wants EUR65m for Jules Kounde. However, no new contacts have been made with him since Marina Granovskaia’s departure.
Elsewhere: Rahem Sterling, Man City, is the first choice for a new winger. After the terms of the personal agreement have been agreed, there will be a new proposal at Man City. Boehly also pays attention to the contractual situation of Mason Mount, Jorginho, and N’Golo Kane. They all want answers as soon as they can.