The January transfer window may be shut but there’s still plenty of news from the rumour mill with several moves being put off until the summer.
Here, we round-up the transfer tales that have got everyone talking on Sunday.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Tottenham have been gazumped in their quest to land rising Brazilian star Malcom. The news comes as a blow for the north London sides with Bayern Munich now reportedly in pole position to sign the Bordeaux attacker this summer. According to the Mirror, the 20-year-old talent is said to favour a switch to the Bundesliga giants who themselves are looking to sign long-term replacements for the ageing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. Malcom, who was heavily linked with the Gunners during the January transfer window, has plundered eight goals in 25 Ligue 1 outings this term and has showcased his ability to operate in a number of attacking roles.
Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has refuted suggestions that star striker Robert Lewandowski is on the verge of joining Real Madrid this summer. The Polish hitman, who has been regularly linked with the Bernabeu club over the past 18 months, has apparently, according to Goal, changed his agent after working with Cezary Kucharski for a decade. The 29-year-old is now being looked after by renowned Pini Zahavi, prompting speculation he is trying to instigate a transfer. However, veteran manager Heynckes believes he “can’t imagine” the Bavarians sanctioning a deal to offload the forward come June.
The Napoli star is reportedly Liverpool‘s top summer transfer target, with Kop boss Jurgen Klopp being a keen admirer of the midfield man. According to The Times‘ Paul Joyce, the Merseysiders will launch a raid for the Brazil-born Italian international once this season comes to an end. Given the 26-year-old won’t be involved in the World Cup with his nation, it might give the Premier League club the opportunity to wrap-up a deal earlier than expected for the former Verona man who has been a key man in the Serie A table-toppers’ incredible season. However, it remains to be seen whether the Partenopei will cash in.
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