Last season’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic had a big effect on football’s finances, but it hasn’t stopped the usual plethora of transfer rumors.
Here are the latest rumors and gossip from the Premier League.
Barca cible Garcia
Barcelona have made Manchester City defender Eric Garcia their top priority this summer, according to reports.
The 19-year-old was once part of Barca’s La Masia academy before joining the Etihad stadium in 2017.
With his current Eastlands contract expiring in 2022, the Catalans are looking to bring Garcia back to Camp Nou as Gerard Pique’s long-term successor, Goal reports.
But City are still looking to tie the Spain defender to a new long-term contract, having seen him establish alongside Pep Guardiola for the past two months.
On Friday 17th July, Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League, ending their 16-year high-profile exile. The league title followed the next day, ending a 28-year drought.
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Everton bid for true defender
Everton have reportedly taken the lead in signing Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon after offering £ 18million.
The 23-year-old was voted La Liga’s best left-back after playing a pivotal role on loan with Sevilla.
Carlo Ancelotti is believed to be keen to fill the post left after Leighton Baines’ decision to retire and, according to Sky Sports, his side have now edged at least three other Premier League clubs in the race to sign Reguilon.
And they could be helped by Real’s need to raise around £ 180million in funds, as well as options already in place at left-back with Marcelo and Ferland Mendy.
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Solskjaer steps up Sancho pursuit
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to step up their pursuit of Jadon Sancho in order to avoid paying too much.
The England international is set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, with a number of clubs interested in securing his services.
United are leading the way, ESPN says, but Solskjaer is keen to speed things up as they seek to reverse Dortmund’s £ 80million valuation.
The club are ready to offer Sancho £ 50m and want to avoid a situation similar to last year’s lawsuit against Harry Maguire, which saw them pay £ 80m after initially valuing him at 40 million pounds sterling.