As Manchester United prepares for another summer of spending in the summer, Jose Mourinho’s team has to make room for its new additions.
In today’s round-up, we look at who is likely to be heading out the exit door at Old Trafford, while Arsene Wenger makes three France internationals his priority to sign at Arsenal.
Chelsea is also in the news as it swoops on a Manchester City outcast, while clubs are fighting for the services of a former Blues players. Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news and rumors:
Chris Smalling will be one of those players heading out of Manchester United, according to The Daily Telegraph, with West Ham, West Brom and Everton believed to be keen on signing the defender.
A change on the club’s Facebook page has also suggested the future of Wayne Rooney has been decided, the Manchester Evening News has reported. Rooney had, originally, been featured alongside Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera on the club’s banner but the 31-year-old has been removed, with a departure from Old Trafford expected.
Arsenal boss Wenger has shortlisted three France internationals for the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Telegraph. These include 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe, also a target for Real Madrid, his Monaco teammate Thomas Lemar and Lyon’s prolific striker Alexandre Lacazette.
But there are also fears at the Emirates Stadium that Alexis Sanchez will not sign a contract extension with one year left on his deal. According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City believes it will be able to sign the Chile forward for £50 million if he refuses to extend his stay at Arsenal.
Across London, at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea has pounced on City’s decision to release goalkeeper Willy Caballero . ESPN say the 35-year-old Argentine will become backup to Thibaut Courtois.
Former Chelsea captain John Terry’s future is still uncertain. Aston Villa was reported to be keen on signing the 36-year-old center back, but has now been joined by Midlands rivals in chasing his signature. According to The Times, Birmingham City is in the race for Terry and Sky Sports say West Brom has begun talks with the former England captain as well.
Liverpool target Mohamed Salah has told Roma that he wants to leave the Italian club and move to Anfield this summer, according to Sky Italia, as reported by Liverpool Echo. Salah, a 24-year-old Egyptian winger, spent two years at Chelsea but made just 13 appearances.
A former Anfield favorite, Pepe Reina, could be on his way back to the Premier League. Newly promoted Newcastle wants to sign the 34-year-old goalkeeper currently playing at Napoli, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.