Premier League football returned last week after the 2019-20 season was put on hold for 100 days.

Today we take a brief break from live action as Liverpool celebrate their first-ever Premier League title, following Chelsea’s win over Manchester City last night.

The games will be behind closed doors for the forseeable, but among many clear changes following the hiatus is the unseen economic strain on clubs which will mean implications for this summer’s transfer window.

Latest transfer news and rumours…

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Man Utd earmark Sancho alternative

Manchester United will move for Jeremie Boga if they cannot strike a deal for Jadon Sancho this summer, according to ESPN.

It is claimed the Sassuolo winger, 23, has emerged as a back-up plan should they fail to land Sancho.

The performance which convinced Man Utd to sign Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United were convinced to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka after seeing him shackle Leroy Sane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he was so impressed with the full-back’s performance against Manchester City last season that he knew he could handle a move to Old Trafford.

United’s manager was determined to strengthen the right side of his defence last summer, with the club’s transfer committee coming up with 804 different options before narrowing down their shortlist.

They eventually paid Crystal Palace £50million for Wan-Bissaka – underlining Solskjaer’s faith in the 22-year-old.

The Norwegian said: “You saw an exceptional defender when I watched him last season. He had a couple of games against Sane with Man City, and you think, ‘Wow he is so hard to go past.’

“And then when you sign him you get to know him and he is a shy boy. He wants to learn.


Ole not certain over Lingard future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not certain what the future holds for Jesse Lingard.

The United star is out of contract next summer but the club have the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.

Solskjear said: “Hopefully he can kick on. He has scored vital goals for us and has been a vital player for us. Let’s see what the future will hold. At the moment he is looking really sharp and focused.




Arsenal tracking Danilo

Arsenal are tracking Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira, according to ESPN.

Danilo has a release clause of €60 million but Porto are willing to sell at a third of that price, with the player’s £48,000-a-week wages unlikrly to pose a problem for the Gunners.

The 28-year-old is open to a move to the Premier League and Arsenal plan to meet with his representatives once the European picture becomes clearer.


Man Utd in for Guendouzi

Manchester United have expressed an interest in signing Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal, according to L’Equipe.

Inter Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also among clubs keeping an eye on the Frenchman, whose contract expires in 2022.

It is reported his future was discussed at an internal disciplinary following Guendouzi’s conduct in the defeat to Brighton.

He escaped an FA ban for an altercation with Neal Maupay but was left out of the squad by manager Mikel Arteta in Thursday’s win over Southampton.

The player made clear to Arsenal board that he would not oppose a move away from Emirates Stadium this summer.


Partey to Arsenal latest

Arsenal have been told that they must pay £43million to sign Thomas Partey this summer.

Atletico Madrid have made it clear that they will not entertain swap deals, and the Gunners must meet their valuation for the transfer to go through, according to AS.

Man Utd and Spurs in Milik tug-of-war

Manchester United and Tottenham are set for a transfer tug-of-war for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.

According to TuttoMercato, Tottenham have made contact with Milik’s camp in case Harry Kane leaves this summer.

United and Tottenham are set for a transfer tussle for Napoli striker Alexander Milik, according to reports.
The Pole hass scored 13 goals in 23 outings and looks unlikely to extend his deal beyond 2021

Bruce urges Matty Longstaff to commit

Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce has urged midfielder Matty Longstaff to commit his long-term future to the club as he stalls over a contract offer.

The 20-year-old has extended his stay at St James’ Park until the end of the current campaign with his exiting arrangement due to expire next week, but is yet to indicate that he will be on Tyneside next season amid interest from Serie A side Udinese.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday morning, Bruce said: “It’s the same as we were. Now the ball is certainly in young Matty’s hands. I’ve gone public with it – I think we’ve made him a wonderful offer and for me, it should be his way forward in his career and what’s best for him.

“I have said it many times now, that being a Newcastle lad and having the season he’s just had, it’s now his way forward.

“Of course, we all would love him to stay, but as young as he is, the players now, it’s their prerogative. If they want to run down their contracts, then there’s nothing much more we can do as a club.

“We’ve done everything we possibly can, the rest is now up to Matty and for him to decide.


Arsenal face Guendouzi transfer decision

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says “the door is always open” for Matteo Guendouzi and he could return to the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup clash at Sheffield United after being dropped for last night’s win over Southampton.

The French midfielder was left out of Arsenal’s 20-man party for their 2-0 victory at St Mary’s, with Arteta saying  the decision was down to “squad management”.

It has brought forward the conversation about Guendouzi’s future, and with two years left on his deal the club have a decision to make over his future.

Ideally, they need to extend his deal or cash in on him now when they can get value for him.

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSG have all been linked with the Arsenal man.


Thiago has said his good-Bays

Thiago Alcantara has already said his goodbyes to Bayern Munich after rejecting a new deal at the Allianz Arena, according to The Sun.


The 29-year-old is reportedly determined to play in the Premier League and feels this is his last chance to seal a move to the top flight.

Liverpool have emerged as favourites for his signature with Bayern set to demand £72million


Tottenham offer new deal to Pochettino

Tottenham have offered a new contract to Mauricio Pochettino’s son, Maurizio.

The 19-year-old joined the club’s academy in summer 2017 when his dad was the manager and his current contract is up on June 30.

Despite his dad’s dismissal in November, Tottenham’s list of retained players for 2019-20 revealed they have offered Pochettino Jnr. a new deal.

The youngster is yet to make a first team appearance for the club and has not always been a regular for the U-23s.

Pochettino’s other son, Sebastiano, worked as a first-team conditioning coach at Spurs but left the club when his dad was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Shortly after succeeding the Argentine, Mourinho revealed he had sent a message to Pochettino through Maurizio.

“I spoke with his son, who is a player in our youth categories, and I think through his boy he can understand my feelings too,” the Portuguese said


Leeds in advanced talks with Palace wonderkid

Crystal Palace youngster Jadan Raymond is in advanced talks with Leeds, according to The Athletic.


The 16-year-old is highly-rated at Palace but has rejected a professional contract at Selhurst Park. Discussions over a new deal broke down and he informed the club of his intention to leave.

Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes have also been in talks with Raymond.

Raymond has featured at youth level for England and Wales, but does not see a clear route to the Palace first team, prompting his search for a move elsewhere.


Manchester United Bellingham boost

Birmingham are “hesitant” to accept Borussia Dortmund’s transfer offer amid growing interest in Jude Bellingham, according to Kicker.

Bellingham had been expected to sign for Dortmund but Kicker claim Birmingham now hope for a bigger fee amid emerging interest.

Manchester United have been chasing the 16-year-old for some time and have the financial muscle to trumo Dortmund’s offer.

The player has reportedly agreed a move to Dortmund, but if a transfer fee cannot be agreed between the two clubs it will blow the saga wide open once more.


Chelsea line up Alaba 

Chelsea are preparing a sensational transfer swoop for David Alaba, according to The Athletic.

Frank Lampard is determined to sign a new left-back this summer and has reportedly turned his attention to Alaba after being priced out of a move for Ben Chilwell.

The versatile Bayern Munich man plays primarily as a left-side full-back, but has played the majority of games in the middle of defence this season.

His contract expires next summer, but with no breakthrough over an extension to his stay at Allianz Stadium the Bundesliga champions could choose to cash in this summer.


The true cost of Werner

Bild claim that Chelsea striker Timo Werner will earn nearer £270,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge.

The German publication reports that his base salary will be around £14million a year, which is a significant increase on the reported £10million yearly wage around the time of his unveiling.

The same report claims he will also receive a £9.9million signing on bonus. Pressure’s on, lad.


Sancho has one option

Manchester United is now the only club in the race to sign Jadon Sancho this summer, according to Bild.

Chelsea had made the former Manchester City man a priority target earlier in the year, but have been priced out of a move for the £117m-rated forward.

The Blues have focused their attentions elsewhere, while Liverpool’s interest never quote got off the ground despite firm interest in the player from Jurgen Klopp.

Borussia Dortmund are still hopeful they can keep Sancho for another 12 months, but if he does depart his destination will be Old Trafford.


Arsenal prepared Willian contract

Arsenal were poised to give Chelsea’s Willian a £250,000-a-week deal before the coronavirus pandemic put a strain on finances, according to The Mirror.

Willian has signed a short-term extension at Stamford Bridge but is still set to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.

It is unclear whether Arsenal will follow up their interest in the Chelsea forward.

Arteta said on Thursday the club will have to “wait another four to six weeks” before their financial situation becomes clearer.


Bayern won’t pursue Bellingham

Bayern Munich will not join the race for Jude Bellingham this summer, according to Bild.

Manchester United have been attempting to charm the Birmingham youngster in a bid to beat Borussia Dortmund to his signature.

However, Bellingham is now set for a move to Dortmund, where he believes he has a better chance of regular playing time.

And despite reports to the contrary, Bayern will not attempt to sign Bellingham because they “know” Dortmund already have a deal in place


ICYMI: Pedro to join AS Roma
Sky Sports are reporting that Pedro has agreed a deal to join AS Roma at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old has reportedly signed a two-year deal worth £50,000 a week, and Roma have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months should they wish to.
It comes after Pedro this week signed a short-term extension at Chelsea, meaning he will see out the season at Stamford Bridge before moving to the eternal city on a free transfer.

Mourinho wants five new faces at Tottenham

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has asked Daniel Levy for up to FIVE new players this summer, according to 90min.

Spurs will be limited to free agents and swap deals at the end of the season due to the financial strain put on the club by the global coronavirus pandemic.

They have missed out on Thomas Meunier to Borussia Dortmund, but deals for Aaron Ramsey, Thiago SIlva, Philippe Coutinho, Adrien Rabiot and even a sensational return for Gareth Bale have all been mooted