FTN: The latest on Alexis, Van Dijk, Sanches, and Mendy transfer news

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 27: Benjamin Mendy of France warmup during the practice session before the match between France and Spain at the Stade de France on March 27, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Welcome to Football Transfer News from Last Word On Football. We provide you with the latest ins and outs from around the footballing world. Today we give the latest on Alexis, Van Dijk, Sanches, and Mendy transfer news

Football Transfers

PSG Back Off Alexis

The highly public rumours of Alexis Sanchez joining PSG have been swirling for a while now. La Parisien and The Telegraph have reported that the French club are backing off in their pursuit of the ultra-talented, yet extremely costly, Arsenal star. The club are keen on holding on to him as they try and get back to Champions League football.

Southampton Remain Firm on Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk has been left out of the Southampton 25-man squad, as the club remain firm on his potential transfer. Saints’ fans must applaud new manager Mauricio Pellegrino’s staunch stance on the player’s demands, saying the club will keep him for this season. Liverpool are the likely suitors, but the club remains patient.

Sanches, Not Vidal, Could Move to Manchester?

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti was clear in saying that Arturo Vidal will not be leaving the club: “There is no way. Vidal is our player, I have a lot of confidence (in keeping him).” But rumours swirl that Manchester United might just have a chance at signing Renato Sanches, who would be welcomed by fans. Regarding Sanches, Ancelotti said: “It could be a possibility, but it can also be a possibility to stay with us. At this moment Renato is training with us.”

Done and Dusted

City is Mendy

Manchester City have officially signed Benjamin Mendy from AS Monaco. The French International will cost City £52m on a five-year contract. Mendy will be joining his new club in the U.S. as they finish up their American tour.

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