Transfer Gossip: Bale, Batshuayi, Robertson

Our extensive round-up of what rumours are dominating the headlines in Europe's media.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
15th May 2017

article:15th May 2017

Will Bale be wearing a Manchester United jersey next season?
Will Bale be wearing a Manchester United jersey next season?

With only a few weeks to go until the end of the season, transfer gossip is beginning to gather pace!

Here, we look at three key transfers that could happen this summer as clubs and players alike look for new moves and opportunities.


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GARETH BALE

Gareth Bale is willing to move to Manchester United in the summer if Real Madrid finally decide to sell him, according to The Independent.

While the Old Trafford hierarchy have been keen on the Welsh star for some time, manager Jose Mourinho is still undecided, especially since his first preference for a marquee signing this summer is Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

The long-mooted big-money transfer is still subject to a few issues but the paper claims to have been told by sources from both clubs that a deal is “much likelier” than at any point in Bale’s time at the Bernabeu.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
Florentino Perez may be open to negotiating a deal for Bale this summer as his sale would free up money to fund other signings. Although Griezmann is high on Jose Mourinho’s list of potential signings, his sale remains complicated due to the terms of his contract.

Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale.

MICHY BATSHUAYI

Michy Batshuayi could be on his way out of Chelsea – despite scoring the goal which clinched the title.

West Ham, gazumped by their London rivals for Batshuayi last summer, remain keen on the 23-year-old, according to the Daily Mirror.

Marseille and Monaco are also both reportedly interested in taking Batshuayi back to French football.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
With Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez both on Chelsea’s wanted list, it looks like Batshuayi’s days are numbered at Stamford Bridge. Although the Belgian is rated highly at the club, there is no guarantee of a starting place and game time under Antonio Conte.

Michy Batshuayi.

Michy Batshuayi.

ANDREW ROBERTSON

The Sunday Mirror reports that Liverpool will announce the signing of Hull’s Andrew Robertson when the transfer window opens – with Tottenham and Newcastle also interested in the full-back.

After Alberto Moreno’s below-par performances at left-back this season, Jurgen Klopp has been eager to find a replacement, with a number of big names linked with a move to Anfield.

At 23, Robertson is clearly a better all-round player than Moreno and should jump ahead of the Spaniard in the pecking order if he signs.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
With little faith in Moreno, securing the services of Robertson would be an intriguing option for Liverpool.

Andy Robertson.

Andy Robertson.

 


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