By Sir Hardly Anyone
To be fair to the termites who write this stuff, the volume of transfer rumours is down considerably on the last three years. But since the grown ups are spending their days simply wondering which club is going into liquidation first, it all seems a bit odd.
Arsenal of course are highly unlikely to go down financially, but since all Mr Kroenke’s investments are now haemorrhaging cash he would seem to be unlikely to authorise big payments out. But we shall see in time.
Meanwhile here are the ramblings…
This concerns Athletic Bilbao centre-back Unai Nunez whom the Daily Mail says is a priority. Although Hammers News says WHU are going to get him. He is 23, Spanish and valued at £18m.
He is a French striker from Leicester Celtic who has apparently scored more goals than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He is Odsonne Edouard. We’ve mentioned him before but his name does seem to be popping up all over the place.
3: What Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa thinks about Gunners’ contract offer (
Not a lot, it seems, since Layvin Kurzawa now wants to join Barcelona instead of Arsenal, allegedly although Barcelona are in worse financial shape than Arsenal, everyone there has had their pay cut, and no one at Barcelona has said anything about signing him. Arsenal have apparently offered a contract to the Paris Saint-Germain defender.
Does this make any sense at all? He’s 27, he’s Polish and worth about £13.5m. No, probably not, but it is another way to knock Arsenal, just in case we were thinking a bit positively about them.
4: Houssem Aouar
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He’s a 25 year old midfielder quoted at a valuation of £65m by the Sun.
5: Jesse Lingard
“Chelsea and Arsenal face competition from Celtic to sign talented striker” says
6: Boateng had a year to forget with Man City but would offer Chelsea or Arsenal a wealth of… (
Well, you can guess the rest of the headline. Anyway he was with Man C for a year and played 16 games for them before going to Bayern where he has now clocked up 192 games. He is now 31 and valued at around £13m.
8: “Please sign him” – These Arsenal fans react as rumoured Gunners target starts learning English ahead of potential… (
Pau Torres is said to be taking English lessons ahead of the summer transfer window – which will probably be held in October. The Sun has the story and says he will cost £43m. He is with Villa Real he is 23 and he is a centre back. Apparently Santi Cazorla is talking him up.
9: Mikel Arteta planning to make three summer signings from Spain (
10. Raw and devastating (The Boot Room)
“Arsenal and Tottenham made contact with the representatives of Marseille winger Isaac Lihadji” is the headline. He is 17, he plays for Marseille, and Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund also said to have displayed an interest. Mind you it was said by the Sun, but they blame Foot Mercato.
So there we are. Football is suspended, there is no restart in sight, clubs are reportedly going bust, and we are going to sign 42 players. There is some fake news in there somewhere.
|1||Miguel Almiron||Newcastle||Their top scorer||Media Referee|
|NEW||Houssem Aouar||Lyon||Midfielder. Man C want him as do Liverpool!||The Sun tells us he is 25 and the price is £65m|
|3||Leon Bailey||Bayer Leverkusen||Chelsea also want him. £85m fee.||Just Arsenal|
|NEW||Jérôme Boateng||Bayern Munich||31 years old, £13m, defender||Daily Mail|
|4||Dani Ceballos||Real Mad||Currently on loan||Express|
|5||Barcelona||Attacking midfielder on loan at Bayern. Being talked up as a near certainty||Talksport, Express|
|6||Marc Cucurella||Barcelona||Left back or wide midfield||FoLo £20.9m|
|7||Jonathan David||Gent||Second striker||Football.London|
|8||Ousmane Dembélé||Barcelona||Forward||AS, Sun|
|9||Issa Diop||WHU||Centre back for £60m||Mirror, Metro, Read Arsenal, HITC, West Sussex Today, Sun|
|Update||Odsonne Edouard||Celtic||£50m; goalscoring forward (“Scored more than Messi”)|
|11||Nebil Fekir||Real Betis|
|14||Antoine Griezmann||Barcelona||£90m for the forward. PSG Man Utd, Chelsea, also interested|
|15||Diogo Jota||Wolverhampton||He’s a 23 year old forward||Sport Review, 4th official, Mail, FoLo, Whoscored|
||Lille||Defender £40m||Everton also want him (Mirror)|
|17||Serge Gnabry||Bayern Munich||Winger||Reports everywhere say he was seen in an Arsenal shirt|
|18||Pape Gueye,||Le Harvre||Defensive midfield||Liverpool also interested. Folo, World of Football.|
|19||Calum Kavanagh||Middlesbrough||16 year old ; forward||Lancs Post, The 72, Northern Echo|
|20||Jonjoe Kenny||Schalke 04 on loan from Everton||Right back||Tottenham want him|
|21||Orkun Kokcu||Feyenoord||19 year old midfielder||Express, FoLo|
|NEW||Layvin Kurzawa||PSG||27 years old Polish defender||Express says he wants to go to Barcelona|
||Man U||£19.8m right winger||Caught offside say Celtic and Chelsea want him|
|NEW||Isaac Lihadji||Marseille||17 year old. Man U and Dortmund want him||The Boot Room, Foot Mercato and the Sun all have this|
|25||Matty Longstaff||Newcastle||Central midfielder who will leave on a free||The|
|26||Dejan Lovren||Liverpool||Defender. Tottenham interested||Express, HITC, FoLo|
|27||Evan N’Dicka||Eintracht Frankfurt||€24m-rated France U21 international, He is left-footed, and 20-year-old|
|28||Ruben Neves||Wolverhampton||Midfield||Sports Mole|
|NEW||Unai Nunez||Athletic Bilbao||Centre Back, 23, £18m||Daily Mail says WHU want him|
|30||Victor Osimhen||Lille||Nigerian Forward||Le Quotidien du Foot, Bootroom|
|31||Thomas Partey||Atletico Madrid||Midfielder||Metro, Goal. Squawka quote €50m. HITC also|
|32||Marc Roca||Espanyol||To replace Ceballos||Sport, 4th official.|
|33||Declan Rice||West Ham||Holding midfielder in the style of Gilberto||Express (according to Arsenal “legend” P Merson)|
|34||Chris Smalling||Roma on loan from Man U||Centre back||Just Arsenal News; Arsenal lauch £25m bid; Mirror|
|35||Carlos Soler||Valencia||Central or right midfield||Sky Sports, Standard, FoLo|
|36||Malick Thiaw||Schalke 04.||18 year old central defender||Sport Review; Daily Mail Liverpool and Man C also interested.|
|NEW||Pau Torres||Vailla Real||23 years old, Centra back Santi Caz is talking him up.||Sun £43m. Santi Caz is talking him up.|
|38||Samuel Umtiti||Barcelona||Centre back||Express says he’s available at a discount as he’s always injured|
|39||Dayot Upamecano||RB Leipzig||Central defender. Was all the rage as a transfer a year ago||Football.London|
|40||Willian||Chelsea, winger, attacking midfield||Talks have broken down with Chelsea||Metro, Fo.Lo, Sun|
|41||Chris Wood||Burnley||Replacement for Aubameyang|
|42||Freddie Woodman||Newcastle on loan at Swansea||Goalkeeper, 23 years old|