David de Gea headlines our Rumour Mill as Man United star signs new long-term deal

David Cooper 16/06/2018
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The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.

That has started a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

DAVID DE GEA

The Spaniard has agreed a new five-year deal with Manchester United, according to Manchester Evening News.

The 26-year-old endured a rough night in Le Roja’s 3-3 draw against Portugal in the World Cup opener, but has reportedly committed to the Premier League side, ending Real Madrid’s ambitions of signing him this summer.

The Champions League winners were hoping to bring De Gea back to Spain, with president Florentino Perez set to pay a fee in excess of £100m (Dh487m) to take him to the Bernabeu.

Widely considered as the best goalkeeper in the world, De Gea kept 18 clean sheets for the Red Devils last term, culminating in being awarded the Golden Glove Award.

His new deal is expected to keep him in Manchester until 2023.

N’GOLO KANTE

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to table a mammoth £90 million (Dh439m) bid for the Chelsea star, according to the Mirror.

The French publication are reporting that the Ligue 1 leaders are keen to find a long-term successor to Thiago Motta who retired last month.

Kante is believed to be Thomas Tuchel’s key candidate for the role – with the French international attracted to the option of being back in his homeland.

The 27-year-old, who is currently on World Cup duty, provided just one assist in 48 appearances last term for the West London side.

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Star act: Aleksandr Golovin.

The transfer window is well and truly open.

With the rumours growing in pace and volume during this ‘silly season’, it can be difficult and painstaking to separate the stories of some legitimacy from the rest of the white noise.

Fortunately, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do it for you.

Below, you’ll find some of the latest transfer news churned out of the rumour mill broken down and analysed for your benefit along with our calculated predictions.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

ALEKSANDR GOLOVIN – CSKA MOSCOW TO MANCHESTER UNITED

Two assists and a goal for Aleksandr Golovin on Thursday night.

Why it will happen: The prodigious Russian talent, who is just 22, was on fire during his country’s Group A victory over Saudi Arabia and is tipped for a big move this summer.

Why it won’t happen: There is no suggestion that the Russian Premier League side will even be tempted to cash in on their star asset this summer, nor has there been a firm bid yet from Manchester United.

Prediction: It will be interesting to see whether the playmaker feels he needs to take that next step in European football but expect him to stay put for at least one more season.

Rating – 5/10

MARVIN PLATTENHARDT – HERTHA BERLIN TO EVERTON

Germany's defender Marvin Plattenhardt speaks with journalists during a so-called media day in the team hotel on June 5, 2018 in Girlan, near Bolzano, northern Italy, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany’s defender Marvin Plattenhardt is linked with a Merseyside move.

Why it will happen: The Toffees are seeking a long-term replacement for the ageing Leighton Baines and the Germany left-back fits the bill exactly.

Why it won’t happen: Hertha Berlin may slap an extensive asking price on his head, putting off Everton, who are set to be more cautious with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri’s cash this summer.

Prediction: Plattenhardt would be an astute addition to Marco Silva’s squad and looks set to move after the World Cup.

Rating – 8/10

DANIELE RUGANI – JUVENTUS TO CHELSEA 

Daniele Rugani could move to Stamford Bridge.

Daniele Rugani could move to Stamford Bridge.

Why it will happen: The Blues’ defence leaked way too many goals last season and the 23-year-old would bring some much-needed youth to the backline.

Why it won’t happen: Rugani has not revealed his desire to leave the Old Lady just yet, with the Serie A champions unlikely to allow him to leave without a suitable replacement.

Prediction: A big-money bid should be enough to secure his signature, though talks are set to be protracted.

Rating – 7/10

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Aleksandr Golovin's Man United link grows strong after superb World Cup showing

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The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.

That has started a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

ALEKSANDR GOLOVIN

Manchester United remain red alert over the Russian’s availability following his star-studded performance for his country in the 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia in Thursday night’s World Cup opener.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the 22-year-old, who has widely been linked with the Old Trafford in the past, has no shortage of admirers among European football big clubs.

The CSKA Moscow playmaker was in fine form in Moscow during the Group A clash, scoring once and bagging two assists to get the hosts off to the best possible start.

Golovin is tipped by many to become one of the stars of the tournament.


MARVIN PLATTENHARDT

Everton have identified the Hertha Berlin left-back as a long-term replacement for club stalwart Leighton Baines, Bild reports.

The Toffees, led by new boss Marco Silva and Director of Football Marcel Brands, are set to ring the changes at Goodison Park and want to bolster their defence with the acquisition of the 26-year-old.

Plattenhardt, who is part of Joachim Low’s Germany World Cup squad, could be a like-for-like full-back to fill the boots of Baines, who at 33, is coming towards the backend of a stellar Goodison Park career.

However, no deal will be agreed until the summer showpiece in Russia is over with Plattenhardt’s agent confirming his client is fully focused on playing with Die Mannschaft.

Germany's defender Marvin Plattenhardt speaks with journalists during a so-called media day in the team hotel on June 5, 2018 in Girlan, near Bolzano, northern Italy, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Goodison Park-bound? Marvin Plattenhardt.

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