Some of Salford’s natural rivals for promotion have had to sit tight. Leyton Orient simply re-signed four of their eight out of contract players, expecting them to play major roles in a promotion push. With a wage bill roughly three times the cap, they have only made one free and one loan signing. Instead, like a lot of others, manager Ross Embleton will make do with what he’s got and hope his many young and relatively cheap squad members come in handy. … [Read more...] about The transfer window is working for young, free and single footballers
Manchester United’s summer has brought in just once signing in Dawson’s Creek’s James Van De Beek but Ed Woodward will not be stopping there. No, a left-back, centre-back and a forward are wanted. Who might they be? Vitaliy Mykolenko of Dynamo Kiev and Sergio Reguilón of Real Madrid are left-backs, as is Porto’s Alex Telles. The candidates for the other positions are less clear but Real Madrid would really like to sell Gareth Bale, 57, for a big fee. United also still want Jadon Sancho but will have to wait until next year, hence why the likes of Douglas Costa are being considered as some kind of stopgap. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to sell Rhian Brewster for £20m?
Manchester United, as ever, are linked with all and sundry though one player they may not be signing is David Brooks, for whom Leicester is the likely destination. Reserve goalie Sergio Romero, on a reported £100,000 a week, is also for the off, with Aston Villa a potential destination, though Emiliano Martínez of Arsenal, presumably on lesser bunce, is the main target for Dean Smith. Chelsea may instead beckon for Romero. Meanwhile, United’s move for Sergio Reguilón has hit the snag of parent club Real Madrid wanting a buy-back clause. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Rose to leave Tottenham? Draxler to Leeds?
Augsburg have snapped up Polish Under-21 right-back Gumny from Lech Poznan on a five-year deal. "We're delighted to have signed a young and talented right-back," said sporting director Stefan Reuter. "We're convinced he will play a part in us achieving our targets in the coming years." … [Read more...] about Bundesliga transfer blog: Angelino rejoins Leipzig on season-long loan
With PSG, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund all interested in signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace and the winger eager to leave Selhurst Park in the current transfer window, Roy Hodgson is monitoring potential replacements for the talismanic winger whose Nike Mercurial Superfly VII Elite boots will be difficult for anyone to fill. Sassuolo’s Jérémie Boga has been identified as a target, but Palace will face competition from Napoli, Rennes, Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen for the 23-year-old. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to swap Guendouzi with PSG’s Draxler?