Transfer Rumours
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on September 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Last Word On Football’s Football Transfer News looks at the latest news and transfer rumours from around world football. Today’s edition looks at some of the potential arrivals and departures to and from the Premier League.

Arsenal are top of the list to sign a young Sunderland defender. Meanwhile, a certain Serbian midfielder wants out from Manchester United. Spanish forces are moving for Liverpool’s key assets and Chelsea’s midfield defensive dynamo is in demand.

Premier League Transfer Rumours: Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea

Gunners Pursue Logan Pye

According to Alan Nixon of The Sun, Arsenal look set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Sunderland youngster Logan Pye. At just 15-years-old, he is a developing talent but already in demand.

He currently resides in the Sunderland under-18’s squad and has featured for England at the under-16 level. In October, he returns 16 and thus can be prised away from Sunderland’s grasp in the January transfer window.

The centre-back is highly rated by Sunderland fans but also by the club who are well aware of his potential. However, it is unknown as to whether the club can keep hold of the youngster or whether he will be snatched up by clubs higher up the chain.

Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic Seeks Exit

Nemanja Matic cuts an unhappy figure at the Red Devils, due to his lack of playing time. Martin Blackburn of The Sun claims that Juventus could be his destination. His contract runs out in the summer and thus could be snapped up with a pre-contract deal in January.

Since 2017, Matic has made 66 Premier League appearances for United. However, the midfielder only made his first start of the season against Leicester. The 31-year-old is not looking to warm a bench but instead, make the most of the rest of his career.

Spanish Giants Eye Up Virgil Van Dijk

Real Madrid and Barcelona are looking to bring Virgil Van Dijk away from Liverpool this summer. AS reports that both clubs are looking to regain a foothold in Europe by investing in this world-class centre-back. At the moment, this rumour is merely a statement of intent by the clubs. It would take some huge deal to secure the £75m worth of defensive might.

Also in the article, with Ernesto Valverde and Zinedine Zidane under pressure at the helms of their clubs, Jurgen Klopp is a manager that attracts attention. After all, the Liverpool boss won the much-coveted Champions League title. Now his club sit top of the Premier League, hungry to gather more titles and glory.

Whilst there may be some dramatic shifts at Real Madrid or Barcelona, it would be sensational that either Klopp or Van Dijk would make the move. After all, this is a club at the very top of the power rankings in England and Europe.

Eden Hazard and Thibault Courtois Want N’golo Kante at Madrid

Madrid news outlet Defensa Central have already reported on the supposed £100m deal between Real Madrid and Chelsea. Now, The Sun adds that Madridistas Hazard and Courtois hope to see their former team-mate to rejoin ranks once again.

Kante has been a key feature of the Chelsea side since his arrival from Leicester City in 2016 making 107 Premier League appearances. The small yet mighty midfielder is now well-renowned for his combative style of play. Indeed, Paul Pogba once described his compatriot’s ability to “run for 11 players.”

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