Football transfer speculations summer 2019

Jun 27 · 4 min read

Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona

Barcelona will wrap up the signing of Antoine Griezmann when a release clause in his contract activates on July 1. Catalan giants have a £107million deal in place to sign the French international.

Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal or Chelsea

A French football source indicated to Bleacher Report that the club would not stand in his way if an offer north of £60 million. Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are three of the teams that have been tracking him.

Paul Pogba to Real Madrid

The Frenchman expressed his desire for a ‘new challenge’ during a commercial appearance for Adidas in Tokyo, Japan earlier this month but United have no intention of selling the midfielder. Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of his admiration for Pogba but Real Madrid must sell before attempting to fund a move for the midfielder as they’ve already spent close to £300m this summer on the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.

Donny van de Beek to Real Madrid

The Dutchman comes as the alternative to Madrid if they can’t sign Pogba. The Ajax midfielder caught the eye of those at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as he helped the Dutch side go within touching distance of the final at the Wanda Metropolitano, knocking out both Real Madrid and Juventus en route to the semi-finals. He won’t come cheap, but he’s available for considerably less than Pogba at about 60 million euros, which is almost 100m euros less than United want for the Frenchman.

James Rodríguez to Napoli

Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez admits he is powerless in deciding his Los Blancos future as he confirms talks with Zinedine Zidane are yet to take place. The Colombia playmaker fell out of favour with the Frenchman during his first stint at the Bernabeu helm and has subsequently spent the past two seasons on loan with Bayern Munich. There are strong rumours he can join Serie A and Napoli this summer.

Neymar to Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar might be heading back to FC Barcelona, albeit for a lot less of a salary than what he makes at PSG. Neymar will earn around €24m per season which is similar to what he was on previously at Barça. For the Brazilian and his representatives, the priority is to restore his name amongst the best in the sport — not earn more than anybody else. Problem is Neymar and Barca forgot that PSG has still something to say about the transfer.

Ousmané Dembélé to Barcelona

German tabloid Bild says Bayern Munich are unhappy with the apparent lack of enthusiasm with which Manchester City winger Leroy Sané is greeting their overtures and may turn their focus to Barcelona’s Ousmané Dembélé instead. No stranger to the Bundesliga, the 22-year-old made his name at Borussia Dortmund but has often underwhelmed since his move to the Camp Nou despite scoring several crucial goals.

Divock Origi to Real Betis

Nigerian, after the surprising and strong season, is the biggest candidate to.. walk away from Anfield. The hero from the Champions League final that saved Liverpool in few EPL games too, coming mostly from the bench, is strongly linked with Real Betis that are looking for a striker this season. It might be interesting for his career development as he will definitely get more minutes on the pitch.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Man United

Manchester United are buying potential in a right-back with great energy and tackling ability but areas to improve. As a youngster from New Addington is about to be confirmed as a United signing in a £45m deal that could rise to £50m, the real scrutiny kicks in. A player with only 46 senior appearances and a solitary full season with Crystal Palace will be expected to hit the ground running at United. We will see…

Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan

The Belgium international looks likely to leave Old Trafford this summer and join Inter Milan, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for a new striker. Lukaku is a target of Inter Milan and their new manager Antonio Conte, with reports suggesting he will join the Serie A club in a deal worth £75million after losing his place in the United starting line-up.

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