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Gareth Bale Set To Be Put On The Market This Summer
The latest football news: Real Madrid have decided that they would like to sell Gareth Bale this summer, according to reports.
The Wales international has fallen out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu and is expected to leave after a disappointing season in which he scored just 12 goals in 38 appearances.
Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then world record fee of £85m and has since won four Champions League titles but struggled with injuries during his time in Spain.
New coach Julen Lopetegui is keen to build a squad that can challenge for La Liga and the Champions League next season and has identified Bale as surplus to requirements after deciding against pursuing a loan deal for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.
Arsenal Set To Battle For £50m Signing Of Gareth Bale
Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle it out for the £50m signing of Gareth Bale.
The Wales international is set to leave Real Madrid this summer and both Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in signing him.
Bale was left out of Real Madrid’s squad for their pre-season tour, with manager Zinedine Zidane stating that he “has not yet had the conversation” with the player.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Bale but they could face competition from Arsenal if they decide to make their move at the start of next week.
Eriksen Admits Ready To Take The Next Step In His Career
On the latest football news: Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen says he’s ready to take the next step in his career.
Christian Eriksen has said he is ready to take the next step in his career. The Dane has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona, and he admits that this summer will be a “big decision”.
“I am ready for a new challenge somewhere else,” said Eriksen. “That does not mean that I am going to leave Tottenham straight away but it could happen in the future.”
The 27-year old has been at Tottenham since 2013, making 280 appearances for the London club, scoring 52 goals and providing 70 assists.
Giroud Will Leave Chelsea In The Summer To Play More Games
On the latest football news: Former Chelsea star Olivier Giroud says he’ll be leaving Chelsea in the summer to play more games.
Olivier Giroud has revealed he will leave Chelsea in the summer and wants to play more games.
The France striker, 31, first joined the Blues on loan from Arsenal in January 2018 before making his move permanent last summer.
He has made just seven starts in all competitions this season and scored three goals as Alvaro Morata’s understudy at Stamford Bridge.
Giroud has been linked with a move to Turkey, while Turkish club Besiktas have also reportedly expressed an interest in signing him.
The forward also says there is no chance of him staying at Chelsea beyond the end of this season but refused to rule out a move back to France with Marseille or Lyon.
Liverpool Make Initial Contact Over Rb Leipzig Defender
Liverpool have held initial talks with German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig over a potential deal for 22-year-old defender Ibrahima Konate, according to 90Minutes report.
The Reds are reported as being interested in signing the Ivory Coast international, who has made 34 appearances across all competitions this season and scored once.
Konate has been on RB Leipzig’s books since 2017 and is under contract with Die Bullen until 2022.
Manchester United In Talks With Ismaila Sarr
- Manchester United have opened talks with Watford striker Ismaila Sarr over a potential transfer, according to Sky Sports News.
- Ismaila Sarr – Watford
- Manchester United
- Manchester United have been in talks with the player’s representatives over a potential transfer since last week after being impressed by his performances when Watford played against them in the FA Cup.
- The latest football news from Sky Sports is that Manchester United are still interested in signing him this summer. They would prefer to wait until the summer to sign him but could move for him before then if his valuation decreases or there is another bid made by another club.
Manchester Confident Of Agreeing Price For Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City are confident they will agree a new contract with Kevin De Bruyne in the coming weeks.
The 26-year-old has been in talks over a new deal since August and City are keen to reward him for his outstanding performances last season. His current £250,000-a-week salary would be boosted further if he signs an extension, making him the most well-paid player in City’s history.
According to Sky Sports latest football news, City will meet with De Bruyne’s representatives next week as they look to thrash out a deal before the end of January.
Chelsea Confirm Rudiger Has Sustained A Meniscus Injury
Chelsea have confirmed that defender Antonio Rudiger has suffered a meniscus injury, which is expected to keep him out for around six weeks.
The German international sustained the injury during Chelsea’s friendly against Perth Glory on Sunday (July 16).
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said: “He has an issue in his knee and will not be available soon.”
Rudiger is likely to miss the Community Shield match against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (August 5).