With the beginning of the transfer season comes the beginning of the period of new exciting rumors for the fans of all the clubs. This is something that every football fans look forward to every year. Which news is the real deal, which one is just a rumor? It is a question that arises in the minds of all the fans and this year will not be any different.
Heres a list of players who might be packing their bags anytime now:
Nabil Fekir – Olympique Lyonnais to Liverpool FC
The 24-year old attacking midfielder has been on Liverpool’s radar for quite some time now. Scoring 18 goals and assisting another 8 in 30 games in the Ligue 1 this season, Fekir has been in impeccable form rightfully securing a spot in France’s 23-man World Cup squad. The Reds have apparently stepped up their pursuit for the French International who would supposedly cost them around £60 million.
BREAKING: Nabil Fekir’s transfer to Liverpool is 99% complete. (Canal+)
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) May 19, 2018
He is set to be a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, having similar playing styles and traits. When being asked a question by RTL about his links with Liverpool, The Lyon captain replied “Why not” which has fueled the rumors of his impending move to Liverpool even more.
Fred – Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester United FC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 24, 2018
According to Sky Sports, The Red Devils are in advanced talks with Shakhtar for Fred and are likely to land him before the start of the World Cup. The 25-year old will have huge boots to fill after the departure of Manchester United stalwart Michael Carrick. The club is said to hold out a price tag of about £52.5 million for the Brazillian midfielder.
Toby Alderweireld – Tottenham Hotspur FC to Manchester United FC
Toby Alderweireld is the priority. Yes, he’s 29-years-old, but he’s also one of the best centre backs in European football. Might be costly, but he would be a fantastic addition for Manchester United.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 24, 2018
Another year of Manchester United being linked to almost every player there is, this time it’s Toby Alderweireld who’s linked with a move to Old Trafford. The Belgian International will be a definite starter for José Mourinho‘s side next season if he makes the switch. Tottenham have put a £75 million price tag on him but there is a clause in his deal which allows him to leave them for £25 million next summer if he rejects the offer of a 12-month extension with Spurs.
Anthony Martial – Manchester United FC to Anywhere?
There are people at United who feel the club would be making a huge mistake that could come back to haunt them if Martial was sold this summer. #mufc [James Ducker]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) May 24, 2018
This is a different kind of news as a player finally is desperate not to join The Red Devils but to leave them. United’s fan favorite striker/winger is reportedly keen on leaving the club after his snubbing from the French World Cup Squad, which blames on the lack of game time he got under Mourinho this season. The 22-year old deleted all his Instagram posts and unfollowed all of the Manchester United players hinting at a move away from the club perhaps. He is a point of interest of all the major European clubs and they will certainly be ready to fight for the high-profile youngster.
Lorenzo Pellegrini – AS Roma to Arsenal FC
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 24, 2018
Unai Emery will be looking to make his first signing for Arsenal as soon as possible and it might be Roma’s, Lorenzo Pellegrini. The 21-year old was a key part of the Roma side that battled through to this season’s Champions League semi-final where his brilliant performances in the major competition have attracted a lot of suitors. Emery is apparently ahead of other suitors because of his relationship with Monchi, Roma’s director of football.