On the move

Liverpool to bid £50m for Naby Keita; Man City moving for Benjamin Mendy

May 26, 2017 04:56 PM PDT

The FC panel try to sort through the conflicting messages and swirling rumours regarding Antoine Griezmann's future. Liverpool are trying to raid RB Leipzig for their box-to-box midfielder Naby Keita. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Liverpool eye record Keita bid Liverpool could break their transfer record to sign RB Leipzig's Naby Keita, with the Mirror claiming the Reds are prepared to bid as high as £50 million to get the box-to-box midfielder. The Guinea international would command a fee in excess of the £38m they paid for...

Bernardo Silva: Five things about 'little Messi,' set to join Manchester City

May 26, 2017 03:30 AM PDT

Steve Nicol breaks down the latest rumours, including Man City's links with Kyle Walker and Alexis Sanchez. The guys respond to your Twitter inquiries about Chelsea, Gabriel Jesus and Kylian Mbappe, and the Champions League. Rapper 50 Cent led Monaco's Ligue 1 title celebrations, performing a number of his biggest hits in front of their supporters. Ligue 1 champions Monaco secured their 12th straight win to break Bordeaux's record of 11 from 2008-09. This article has been edited since it was first published on Jan. 19, 2017 He may have missed out on national team glory at Euro 2016 and he may have played only a handful of minutes of top-level football in Portugal, but nobody in his homeland is oblivious to the extraordinary talent that is Bernardo Silva. Many believe he can match the career of a similarly supremely gifted attacking midfielder who started at Benfica, Rui Costa. He is set to showcase in the Premier League next season as Manchester...

Transfer Rater: Victor Lindelof to Man United, Marko Arnautovic to PSG

May 26, 2017 03:13 AM PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Victor Lindelof to Manchester United Victor Lindelof has reemerged as a transfer target for Manchester United. The Europa League winners are looking for a...

Antoine Griezmann to Man United not clear cut as Atletico weigh up options

May 26, 2017 03:02 AM PDT

The ESPN FC crew delve into the Antoine Griezmann transfer saga. From a certain angle it seems clear Antoine Griezmann has been trying his hardest to force through a move from Atletico Madrid to Manchester United. Griezmann's behaviour looks similar to anyone who has followed previous summer sagas, such as Paul Pogba's United move for a world record £89.3 million last summer. Jose Mourinho and his players have also been doing their part, talking about what a great player the France international is. All that remains is for the Old Trafford club to let Atletico...

Bernardo Silva lands in Manchester, United eye Griezmann's €100m clause

May 26, 2017 02:32 AM PDT

The FC panel try to sort through the conflicting messages and swirling rumours regarding Antoine Griezmann's future. With rumours surely to intensify surrounding Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United, the FC panel talk what the striker will bring to Old Trafford. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Man United to trigger Griezmann buyout clause Manchester United are stepping up their transfer plans after securing Champions League football next season, and the first move could be to meet Antoine Griezmann's €100 million release clause at Atletico Madrid, according to the Mirror. If United bring in Griezmann,...

Transfer Rater: Ross Barkley to Man United, Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid

May 25, 2017 03:32 AM PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Fabinho to Manchester City Manchester City have turned their attentions to Monaco defender Fabinho as a cheaper alternative to Tottenham's Kyle Walker, according...

Five players who could leave Tottenham, including Walker, Sissoko, Janssen

May 25, 2017 01:54 AM PDT

Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min combined for 61 of Tottenham's 86 Premier League goals. Which five were the best? Steve Nicol breaks down the latest rumours, including Man City's links with Kyle Walker and Alexis Sanchez. Tottenham's Son Heung-min believes the team has to win trophies next season to prove they are a big club in world football. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world after winning back-to-back golden boots. Mauricio Pochettino has described Tottenham Hotspur as the "top trending" club in the Premier League for transfer rumours and, sure enough, less than a week after the end of the season, there is lots of speculation about the future of several stars. Pochettino and his chairman Daniel Levy say Spurs will not sell any players they don't want to, but the manager has admitted that there will be the usual comings and goings this summer. ESPN FC looks at five players that are likely to leave this summer: Moussa...

Everton want £50m for Ross Barkley; Man United, City vie for Ederson

May 24, 2017 04:30 PM PDT

Brian McBride talks Ross Barkley's future as the Everton midfielder finishes up a forgetful season with Everton. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Everton want £50m for Barkley Everton have given up hope of keeping Ross Barkley with the Mirror reporting that contract talks have failed to progress. The England midfielder has one year remaining on his contract and Ronald Koeman has given the player an ultimatum: sign a new contract or go. Everton's £50...

Transfer Rater: Antoine Griezmann to Man United, Iker Casillas to Liverpool

May 24, 2017 02:48 AM PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United Atletico Madrid star Griezmann has told French newspaper L'Equipe he is set to move on this summer. "I'm ready to go,"...

Man City ready to splash £100m on Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker

May 23, 2017 04:30 PM PDT

Steve Nicol breaks down the latest rumours, including Man City's links with Kyle Walker and Alexis Sanchez. Following an up-and-down season under Pep Guardiola, the FC panel share their thoughts on Sergio Aguero's Man City future. Janusz Michallik looks at Arsenal's forgettable season, and their need for determined players to aim higher next season. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Man City confident of landing Sanchez, Walker Manchester City are moving aggressively to avoid another season like the one that has just passed, with the Mirror claiming the club's owners probably will hand Pep Guardiola Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker. The report details how City...

Atletico can't afford to sell Antoine Griezmann amid more Man United talk

May 23, 2017 08:03 AM PDT

The ESPN FC crew discuss the transfer rumours regarding Antoine Griezmann and Alexandre Lacazette. In true Atletico Madrid style, a fleeting feeling of optimism was not allowed to last long. No sooner had Diego Simeone publicly declared his intention to remain come what may next season in an emotional farewell to the Vicente Calderon on Sunday, Antoine Griezmann had raised eyebrows, discussing a potential move to Manchester United. When Simeone declared he was staying because "this club has a future, and the future is all of us," he was not just encouraging the Atletico fans to embrace...

Transfer Rater: Bakayoko to Chelsea, Onyekuru to Arsenal

May 23, 2017 04:26 AM PDT

Paul Mariner talks how Jermain Defoe is still such a success in the Premier League and what he'll bring to Bournemouth should they end up signing him. The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea According to the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea are the likeliest next destination for Monaco midfielder Bakayoko. The 22-year-old recently...

Barkley ready for Everton exit, putting Man United and Tottenham on alert

May 22, 2017 04:43 PM PDT

Brian McBride talks Ross Barkley's future as the Everton midfielder finishes up a forgetful season with Everton. Paul Mariner compares the Ross Barkley of last season with his performances this season and explains how he can return to form. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Barkley ready for Everton exit England midfielder Ross Barkley is ready to leave Everton, and both Manchester United and Tottenham are watching developments with interest, according to the Mirror. It reports that Barkley failed to meet manager Ronald Koeman's demand for him to clarify by Monday whether he would...

Transfer Rater: Ryan Sessegnon to Liverpool, Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea

May 22, 2017 01:37 AM PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to leave Lyon this summer and sign for Atletico Madrid, subject to the Spanish club's...

Bayern Munich ready to offer Alexis Sanchez Champions League football

May 21, 2017 05:17 PM PDT

Steve Nicol evaluates Alexis Sanchez's comments about being frustrated and what that could mean for his future with Arsenal. Arsene Wenger praises the work of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and plays down speculation about their futures. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Bayern ready to step up Sanchez pursuit? Arsenal's failure to finish in the Premier League's top four for the first time in 20 years has led to renewed speculation about what the future might hold for Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, but reports last month suggested...

Monaco reject Real's record Mbappe offer; Manchester clubs eye Neymar

May 20, 2017 06:18 PM PDT

After winning Ligue 1 and reaching the Champions League semifinals, Leonardo Jardim wants his Monaco squad to stay intact. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Monaco reject Real's record bid for Mbappe Monaco have stunned Real Madrid by knocking back their world-record offer for French sensation Kylian Mbappe, reports the Telegraph. The €120m (£103m) offer comes after the 18-year-old inspired the principality club to the Ligue 1 title with 15 goals and 11 assists. The...

Chelsea aren't backing down in pursuit of Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

May 19, 2017 05:21 PM PDT

Steve Nicol evaluates Alexis Sanchez's comments about being frustrated and what that could mean for his future with Arsenal. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Chelsea come calling for Sanchez If Arsenal are to sell Alexis Sanchez this summer, they do not want it to be to a Premier League rival. But newly crowned champions Chelsea intend to test their mettle, with Antonio Conte making the Chile international a prime target, the Independent reports. Although the Gunners have...

Transfer Rater: Francis Coquelin to Valencia, Kurt Zouma to Inter Milan

May 19, 2017 01:57 AM PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Francis Coquelin to Valencia Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is a summer transfer target for Valencia. According to Spanish outlet AS, the La Liga club...

Chelsea locking up Hazard; No ¬75m Liverpool bid for Mbappe

May 18, 2017 04:43 PM PDT

Julien Laurens discusses teenage phenom Kylian Mbappe's potential transfer destinations, or if he'll remain in Ligue 1. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Chelsea locking up Hazard Speaking of Galacticos, Chelsea are lining up a £300,000-a-week contract to convince Eden Hazard to stay at Stamford Bridge, amid interest from Real, who want to make the Belgium international the first £100 million footballer. The London Evening Standard reports that Chelsea's desire...

Transfer Rater: Rafinha to Liverpool in Barcelona swap for Philippe Coutinho

May 18, 2017 02:35 AM PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Denis Suarez to Tottenham Hotspur Denis Suarez's lack of playing time at Barcelona this season has alerted a number of clubs around Europe to his potential...

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