It was the news no Manchester United fan wanted to hear – Anthony Martial wants to leave the club. His agent has told RMC that the France international is on the lookout for a new challenge following a frustrating season at Old Trafford.
A transfer tug-of-war is set to break out in the coming weeks with several clubs reportedly set to be lining up a move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, 22. Sky Sports is reporting Tottenham have prepared a £15 million bid for Grealish, while Chelsea, Fulham and Leicester all remain interested.
It looks set to be a busy summer at another London club with Arsenal reportedly close to making their next moves of the transfer window. The Evening Standard says new manager Unai Emery is preparing to spend the club’s £50 million budget on Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria) and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund).
In positive news for Manchester United, defensive target Jerome Boateng would be allowed to leave Bayern Munich for the right price this summer according to the Manchester Evening News.
On the outgoing front, the Mirror is reporting Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba has agreed to join Portuguese giants FC Porto in a deal worth £8 million.
Down a tier in the Championship, new Derby County manager Frank Lampard is hoping to raid his former club Chelsea to secure the signing of youngster Jay Da Silva according to Talksport.
Across in Spain, Real Madrid have been told they will need to pay €60 million this summer if they are to secure AS Roma Alisson as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Staying in the Spanish capital, where Mundo Deportivo is reporting Antoine Griezmann could reveal his future career aspirations Thursday just days out from France’s opening group game against Australia. He has been linked to Barcelona and Manchester United in recent months.