Highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt has dismissed transfer rumours linking him with an exit from his club when the January transfer window reopens in the next fortnight.
De Ligt shut down those exit rumours in his recent interview monitored by theweek.
The 19-year-old was speaking after he was named the most promising under-21 player on the European football scene on Monday.
Dutch international centre back Matthijs is regarded as one of the hottest properties in Europe.
The aforementioned transfer rumours had linked him with European heavyweights such as Manchester United and Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.
Nou Camp outfit Barcelona are said to be keen on a move for him as a long-term replacement for Gerard Pique.
Recently retired Spanish international defender Pique is entering the twilight of his career and Barcelona see De Ligt as a quality replacement for him.
Manchester United are in need of defensive reinforcements following their disappointing start to this season defensively and the acquisition of Matthijs De Ligt would go a long way to improve the Red Devils’ ailing defence.
Manchester United have kept just two clean sheets in the Premier League this season and also conceded 29 goals this season (after 17 games) which is more than the 28 goals conceded last season.
Arsenal officials have flown to Brazil to seal £35m deal
North London giants Arsenal have reportedly made a big bid for Gremio forward Everton Soares.
This is according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
Arsenal are in the market for a new forward and Everton Soares has been targeted by the North Londoners ahead of the new season billed to start in the next three weeks.
According to the specific report from The Sun, the Gunners have made a £35m for the player and that club officials have flown to his native Brazil to close out the deal.
Everton Soares recently impressed for the Brazilian national team that won this year’s COPA America tournament on home soil.
He was the man-of-the-match during the final which ended in a 3-1 win over Peru.
Arsenal have tried and failed to sign a forward this summer.
But, now it seems the deal will be sealed and the player is keen to join the Gunners.
It is confirmed that Arsenal have sent doctors to Brazil to examine the player’s medical condition and they will arrive in Porto Alegre tomorrow to conduct the tests.
Man Utd Make Transfer Decision On Premier League Star
Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly made a transfer decision on Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina.
This is according to the publication from popular media channel ESPN which claimed that Manchester United won’t make a move for the Gabonese international player.
Earlier reports had claimed that Manchester United are one of the teams keen on signing Mario Lemina this summer.
Apart from Manchester United, Leicester City and Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the Southampton midfielder.
Mario Lemina was linked as a possible replacement for midfielder Paul Pogba who could still leave Manchester United this summer.
The French World Cup winner has talked about seeking a new challenge elsewhere.
In an interview with reporters, while he was on tour of Tokyo with Adidas, Pogba hinted that he could leave Old Trafford this summer after three years at the Theatre of Dreams.
If he leaves Manchester United this summer, Mario Lemina is unlikely to replace Pogba at the club.
Mario Lemina has been given the permission to look for another club this summer after two years as a Southampton player.
He joined the Saints in 2017 from Italian Serie A champions Juventus shortly after helping the Old Lady to the Champions League which ended in a 3-1 defeat to Spanish champions Barcelona.
Top Defensive Target Leaves Training For Man Utd Medical
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has left the club’s training ground for his medical at Manchester United according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
It was revealed that the England international centre back will have his medical before the end of this week.
According to transfer guru Ian McGarry, Harry Maguire has left the France training camp of Leicester City for the United Kingdom (UK) and that his medical will take place in 48 hours.
This is coming on the back of widespread reports that Manchester United have agreed on a world-record transfer for the 26-year-old centre back.
It was revealed that the Red Devils have agreed on a transfer fee of £80m for the player and that will make him the most expensive defender ever.
Harry Maguire has been a key player for Leicester City since his move from Hull City in 2017 shortly after the Tigers were relegated from the Premier League.
Hull City sanctioned his sale two years ago for a fee believed to be around £17m.
Leicester City had earlier slapped a £90m transfer fee on the former Sheffield United player amidst the interest from both Manchester United and Premier League champions Manchester City.
Man Utd Transfer For Star Player To Proceed This Week
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will reportedly complete a move to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan this week.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Mirror which claimed that the £60m transfer will be confirmed before the end of this week.
Romelu Lukaku has emerged as the top transfer target for Inter Milan this summer following the appointment of Antonio Conte as the new Nerazzurri manager.
Conte replaced Luciano Spalletti as the Inter Milan manager earlier this summer after he penned a three-year deal worth €10m on a yearly basis.
The former Chelsea manager tried to sign Romelu Lukaku while he was at Stamford Bridge only for him to miss out on the player to Manchester United who signed him for £75m.
The transfer made him the second most expensive player in the history of Manchester United after star man Paul Pogba who broke the world record when he signed for the Red Devils in 2016 for £89m.
Romelu Lukaku has scored more goals than any other player since his move to Manchester United two years ago.
The 27-year-old has scored 42 goals in his two seasons at Old Trafford including 15 goals in all competitions during the just concluded season.
Arsenal Match Spurs Offer For €30m Rated Star
Arsenal have reportedly matched the offer made by North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for Saint Etienne defender William Saliba.
This is according to French media outlet RMC Sport which claimed that the Gunners have made an offer of €30m for the young French defender.
The Gunners had earlier made a bid of €30m including add-ons and bonuses before their offer was bettered by Spurs who made an offer of the same amount without add-ons and bonuses.
William Saliba is one of the most exciting young players in French football and the Gunners have to contend with their North London rivals for him.
The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season during the last French Ligue 1 campaign.
He made 16 league appearances for Saint Etienne last season helping the club seal a spot in the UEFA Europa League next season.
Saint Etienne want him to return to the club on a season-long deal as part of the conditions for a transfer.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has a serious headache on how to solve his team’s defensive issues and William Saliba could be the man to solve it in the long run.
North London giants Arsenal conceded 54 goals in the Premier League last season and 70 goals overall.
Leicester Identify Replacement For Man Utd-bound Defender
Former Premier League champions Leicester City have identified a replacement for outgoing defender Harry Maguire according to the latest reports emanating from the British media.
Harry Maguire is closing in on a big money move to Manchester United and the Foxes have already lined up the replacement for the England international centre back.
According to the Daily Star, Leicester City are preparing a £45m bid for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk.
English defender Dunk and Shane Duffy have formed a potent centre back partnership at the heart of the Brighton and Hove Albion for the better part of the last five years.
The two centre backs were part of the Brighton team that gained promotion to the Premier League in 2017.
Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy have been crucial for the Seagulls in the last two years.
Dunk would definitely be a perfect replacement for Harry Maguire who’s expected to complete a world-record transfer to Manchester United this month.
The Red Devils have agreed on a transfer fee of £80m for Harry Maguire with a medical scheduled for this week.
Harry Maguire would be the most expensive defender in history when he completes his move ahead of £75m Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
Bournemouth Ready To Let Chelsea Target Leave For Free
Premier League club Bournemouth have decided to let winger Ryan Fraser leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Express which revealed that Bournemouth is not desperate to sell Ryan Fraser this summer despite the numerous interest in him.
Scottish international Fraser has been linked with a lot of Premier League clubs this summer.
West London giants Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, London and Manchester United have all been linked with the petite winger.
Ryan Fraser has one year left on his current deal with Bournemouth at the moment and the Cherries could lose his services for free next summer if he does not sign a new deal.
The 25-year-old has been a very good player for Bournemouth since joining the club from Scottish Premiership giants Aberdeen.
Ryan Fraser scored seven goals in the Premier League last season in addition to the provision of 14 assists for his teammates.
He was the second highest assist provider during the 2018/19 season with 14 assists behind Eden Hazard who had 15 assists for Chelsea last season.
Eden Hazard has since left Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer in a deal reported to be around €100m.
Breaking! Man Utd Winning Battle To Keep Star Player
Three-time European champions Manchester United are reportedly winning the battle to keep star player Paul Pogba at the club beyond this summer.
This is according to the publication from the stables of The Guardian which revealed that Manchester United are yet to receive an offer for the French World Cup winner.
Paul Pogba has been severely linked with clubs like Real Madrid and Juventus this summer but the two clubs have not made a firm offer for him.
The 26-year-old could stay at Manchester United beyond this summer as a result of the lack of bids from either Juventus or Real Madrid.
The Premier League transfer window closes in 24 days’ time.
Paul Pogba talked up the possibility of an exit from Manchester United this summer during the Adidas tour of Tokyo in Japan.
According to him, he wants a new challenge after spending three years at Manchester United in what’s his second spell with the club.
He came through the youth teams at Manchester United before he left the club for Juventus in the summer of 2012 on a free transfer.
Pogba returned to the Theatre of Dreams four years later for a record of £89m after he had won four consecutive league titles at Juventus.
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