The summer transfer market is crucial in today’s football to generate success in the upcoming season. The newly promoted teams will be looking to bolster their squads to compete at Premier League level, the teams at the top will be on the hunt for the key man that will make the difference between themselves and the top of the table.
The biggest story to come out of the transfer gossip is the question as to whether Cristiano Ronaldo could make a shock return to Manchester United. It seems almost every season since Ronaldo left Old Trafford that there is a story linking him with a return to Manchester. However, Ronaldo this time has explicitly said that he wants to leave Madrid this summer due to tax evasion accusations. Ronaldo to United is far from a done deal and will take a staggering amount of money to bring the 32 year old back to Old Trafford. David De Gea is still being linked with a move to Madrid, and could be used as part of a deal to get Ronaldo back to the Premier League.
Arsenal are renowned for being shrewd in the transfer market, but Wenger seems to be willing to splash out over £100m to get the services of the highly rated Mbappe from Monaco. Plenty of other teams are in the for the young Frenchman, but Arsenal are looking to use Olivier Giroud as part of the deal which may clinch the signature. However, West Ham have declared their interest in signing Olivier Giroud so it seems we are still a fair bit away from any deal.
Liverpool are in talks with Roma over winger Mohamed Salah, 25, but will not pay more than £35m for the Egypt international, which falls short of the Serie A club’s valuation.
Chelsea are to increase their efforts to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, 26, and Monaco and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is attracting interest from clubs in Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States as well as China, but the 31-year-old England captain could still stay at the Old Trafford club.
Marco Asensio could ask to leave Real Madrid if the club sign players that could limit his playing time, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus having enquired about the 21-year-old Spain attacking midfielder.
What’s on This Week;
The U21 European Championships continue this week, alongside the Confederations Cup. After managing a draw on Friday night, England’s U21 team are back in action on Monday night against Slovakia. They can be backed at the odds on price of 7/10 to pick up the win with Bet on Brazil. Whilst Slovakia are priced at 15/4 for the win, and the draw can be backed at 5/2. See this week’s specials below;
England U21, Germany and Sweden U21 all to win @ 5/1
Slovakia U21 vs England U21: A penalty to be scored @ 4/1
Slovakia U21 vs England U21: England to score 2+ first half goals @ 4/1
Portugal U21 vs Spain U21: Goncalo Paciencia and Sandro Ramirez both to score @ 6/1
Portugal U21 vs Spain U21: Spain to score in the first 10 minutes @ 6/1
Portugal U21 vs Spain U21: Over 5.5 goals @ 12/1
Portugal and Mexico both to win to nil @ 4/1
Russia vs Portugal: Portugal to score 2+ first half goals @ 6/1
Mexico vs New Zealand: Mexico to win and over 4.5 goals in the game @ 7/2