Transfer Gossip: Ederson, Bakayoko, Sanchez

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

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
19th May 2017

article:19th May 2017

Benfica star Ederson.
Benfica star Ederson.

With the season coming to a close, the transfer window is about to open.

Rumours are gathering apace and we take a look at the latest stories doing the rounds in the media.


EDERSON

The goalkeeping situation at Manchester United continues to dominate the column inches, with Ederson the latest name to be touted as David De Gea’s replacement.

De Gea has been linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer and the Manchester Evening News is reporting United are looking at the Benfica stopper.

To add further interest to the saga, Goal is reporting Real Madrid – the likeliest destination for De Gea – are keen to take Atletico keeper Jan Oblak across the city.

VERDICT: 7/10

SPORT360 RATING: Ederson is considered top of Manchester United’s radar should De Gea opt to sign for Real Madrid. At 23, he’s considered a long term replacement for the Spaniard at Old Trafford. The Brazilian was instrumental in Benfica’s title winning success this season, conceding just 16 goals all campaign.

Ederson.

Ederson.

TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO

Chelsea will arm Antonio Conte with a £200million transfer kitty this summer and the Italian will spend over £40million of it on Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to the Telegraph.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has been a key part of Monaco’s Ligue 1 title-winning side, making 31 appearances this season.

With widespread reports that Chelsea could ship Michy Batshuayi to Monaco, this would help to get the deal over the line.

VERDICT: 7/10

SPORT360 RATING: The Frenchman has emerged as a key target to strengthen Chelsea’s midfield options and the club are expected to step up their efforts to sign the player as early as next week.

Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Tiemoue Bakayoko.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Arsenal’s hopes of keeping hold of Alexis Sanchez depend on whether they make the top four, the Daily Express writes.

The Chilean has been the standout performer for the Gunners this season but, having stalled on a new contract, he could leave in the summer if there is no Champions League football at the Emirates next season.

VERDICT: 8/10

SPORT360 RATING: Arsenal are expected to offer a new contract in excess of £300,000 per week. Couple that with an FA Cup win and there’s every chance the Chilean could stay at the Emirates Stadium. However, Chelsea have lodged an interest and should they win the Premier League, the lure of playing for the champions may prove to be too much.

Sanchez.

Sanchez.

What else is going on…

Harry Kane’s first ever four-goal haul propelled him to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with the Tottenham striker in the “driving seat” to finish top scorer.

The 23-year-old, whose goals along with a double from Korean star Son Heung-min saw this season’s runners-up hammer last year’s champions Leicester 6-1, added he hoped Hugo Lloris could also win the Golden Glove for the least goals conceded when they round off their league season at relegated Hull.

Kane tops the Golden Boot charts with 26 goals, two ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku with Arsenal’s Chilean marksman Alexis Sanchez third, a further goal adrift.


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