Transfer Round-up: Liverpool to hijack Arsenal’s deal for Pepe, Bale’s move to China is called off
Liverpool are set to hijack Arsenal’s deal for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. (h/t Liverpool Echo) Earlier, reports stated that the Gunners were the frontrunners in signing the Ivorian prospect.
The Reds have also targeted Bordeaux forward Francois
Kamano. (h/t Liverpool
Echo) The Guinean international racked up 13 goals and 4 assists last
Gareth Bale’s move to China has been put off by Real Madrid. The 30-year-old Welsh winger has become an outcast at Santiago Bernabeu. (h/t The Sun)
Manchester United have made an offer for Benfica defender
Ruben Dias, who is cited as an alternative for Harry Maguire. The Portuguese
centre-back holds a release clause worth £59.3million.(h/t Mirror)
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has become the latest
transfer target of Serie A giants Juventus. (Source: The
Sun)The Danish playmaker has also been linked with Manchester United and
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is confident of signing
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane. (h/t Sky
Sports). The German prospect is heavily linked with a Bundesliga return.
Meanwhile, Cityzens are ready to trigger the £68million
release clause of Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal, who is cited as Leroy
Sane’s replacement. (Source: The
Barcelona are in shock links with Manchester United outcast
Matteo Darmian. (h/t The
Daily Mail) The Italian has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Arsenal have been linked with Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira. The German was among the audience during the Gunners’ pre-season game against Lyon. (h/t Independent)