·7 August 2023
·7 August 2023
In a surprising twist, Manchester United have tabled a £43 million bid for Barcelona’s stalwart defender, Andreas Christensen. Sources suggest that the Red Devils are willing to part with €30 million upfront, with an additional €15 million in add-ons. Barcelona, it seems, might be swayed if the entire sum is presented upfront.
Christensen’s journey to Camp Nou was a remarkable one, having transferred from Chelsea just last year without a price tag. His debut season in Spain saw him clinch the La Liga and Supercopa de Espana titles. With 22 appearances in top-flight matches and a single goal to his name, Christensen’s contract with Barcelona is set to last another three years.
As whispers grow louder about Harry Maguire’s potential exit from Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag is under pressure to bolster his central defence for the upcoming season.
Belgian sources have shed light on Southampton’s Romeo Lavia’s keen interest in moving to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s mastermind, has had Lavia on his list for a while, especially with the recent exodus from his midfield.
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Despite two unsuccessful bids for the ex-Man City player, Liverpool’s determination remains unshaken. However, a hefty £51 million might be the ticket to secure Lavia’s services. With the season’s curtain-raiser against Chelsea looming, sealing this deal might be a race against time.
The rumour mill is abuzz with West Ham and Everton’s duel for Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah. David Moyes, keen to reinforce his defence, has also cast glances towards Manchester United’s Maguire.
Despite Chalobah receiving the green light to depart from Stamford Bridge, his £45 million price tag, as quoted by the Evening Standard, has piqued the interest of clubs beyond English shores, including Lyon, Wolfsburg, and Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal’s potential acquisition of David Raya from Brentford has turned heads, with ex-Gunner Lee Dixon expressing his surprise. With Matt Turner set for Nottingham Forest, the path seems clear for Raya to challenge Aaron Ramsdale for the coveted No.1 spot at the Emirates.
Dixon remarked on the unexpected nature of this link-up, citing Ramsdale’s stellar performance the previous season. However, he believes Mikel Arteta might have insights from training sessions that have led to this decision.