On the move

Arsenal target Man Utd's Anthony Martial; Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:48:00 PDT

Amid reports Zinedine Zidane called Kylian Mbappe about joining Real Madrid, Julien Laurens weighs in on a potential move The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Arsenal to bid £40m for Martial Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants Kylian Mbappe from Monaco -- this we know -- but the £100 million price tag might be a bit too steep. So Wenger needs a backup plan, and that backup plan is Anthony Martial, according to the Mail. Martial did not have the best of seasons last year and...

Liverpool willing to break transfer record to land £100m Kylian Mbappe

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:03:00 PDT

Amid reports Zinedine Zidane called Kylian Mbappe about joining Real Madrid, Julien Laurens weighs in on a potential move The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Liverpool willing to pay £100m for Mbappe Liverpool have registered an interest in signing Kylian Mbappe and, according to the Mirror, are willing to pay a world-record transfer fee of £100 million for the Monaco striker. Real Madrid, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with the 18-year-old, but...

Tottenham target Josh King faces career crossroads at Bournemouth

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:55:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham, their transfer targets and whether they can compete in the market. The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham, their transfer targets and whether they can compete in the market. Josh King is something of a rarity, the teenage prodigy who became a late developer. At 25, Bournemouth's Norwegian forward is at the most important crossroads of his career. Last weekend, King admitted Tottenham's widely reported interest in his signature had "intrigued" him and acknowledged Spurs as "a big team who play in the Champions League."  King, though, will also recognise that a move to Tottenham would be as backup to Harry Kane, the role that Vincent Janssen failed to...

Kylian Mbappe: Madrid, United, Arsenal, PSG, City and Liverpool's sales pitch

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:33:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe is the most sought after man in world football. The France international, 18, scored 24 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions last season and starred as Monaco reached the semifinals of the Champions League and won Ligue 1.  His blistering form has led to plenty of talk in the gossip columns about his next club. From Real Madrid to Manchester United, Arsenal to Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe is a wanted man. Here, we've selected the clubs Mbappe has been linked...

Transfer Rater: Marquinhos and Ousmane Dembele to Manchester United

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:33:00 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. Will Hughes to Watford Hughes is finally set to get his Premier League move. The 22-year-old Derby midfielder is close to a securing a move to Watford,...

Kylian Mbappe could cost Arsenal ¬130m; Man United closing on Fabinho

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:13:00 PDT

Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop sift through rumours such as Matic to Man United, Bakayoko to Chelsea and more. Monaco's price tag for the sensational Kylian Mbappe could force Arsenal to look elsewhere this summer. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Arsenal may need up to €140 million to sign Mbappe Arsenal stand a realistic chance of signing Kylian Mbappe from Monaco this summer, the Telegraph reports, but with a €130 million to €140 million price tag on his head, Arsene Wenger could turn to Alexandre Lacazette or Thomas Lemar instead. Monaco have already rejected...

Klopp's top left-back targets: Mendy, Sessegnon ideal for Liverpool

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:43:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew discuss Liverpool's move for Mohamed Salah. The ESPN FC crew discuss Liverpool's move for Mohamed Salah. Liverpool are adding to their options in the final third this summer, with Roma winger Mohamed Salah close to joining Dominic Solanke as the Reds' second signing of the window. However, the links to securing a left-back are few and far between. Jurgen Klopp's took most by surprise last summer when he opted to use James Milner at left-back but the 31-year-old duly impressed in an unfamiliar position. For the most part, the left-sided full-backs touted with Liverpool have been of the calibre to serve...

Transfer Rater: Serge Aurier to Man United, Van Dijk to Liverpool

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:32:00 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. Alex Sandro to Chelsea Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has admitted the Italian champions will not keep Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro...

Why does Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang draw more transfer talk than action?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:28:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti and the FC crew debate the ever-evolving saga of Aubameyang, and if, or when he will move on from Dortmund. Loud beats back up Wednesday's Instagram video that shows how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang steps into a private jet. "Time to Comeback Home. See you next Time L.A," the Borussia Dortmund striker wrote in the post. But what looks like a cutscene from "Grand Theft Auto" is just another day in the extravagant life of the 28-year-old Gabon international, and "Home" still means Dortmund -- despite constant speculation surrounding the BVB star. Aubameyang last season scored 31 league goals (causing former...

Bakayoko going to Chelsea could start dominoes falling; Terry in demand

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop sift through rumours such as Matic to Man United, Bakayoko to Chelsea and more. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains the benefits of adding Mohamed Salah for Liverpool. Tiemoue Bakayoko going to Chelsea would likely push Nemanja Matic off the club. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Bakayoko arrival to push Matic to Old Trafford Chelsea are on the verge of signing Tiemoue Bakayoko for £35 million, and the Mail believes a domino effect could occur to send Nemanja Matic to Manchester United. Antonio Conte is a huge fan of Bakayoko, and the former Italy boss hopes to put any dispute with the Blues' board behind...

Transfer Rater: Dier and Talisca to Man United, Koulibaly to Liverpool

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:55:00 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. Willy Caballero to Chelsea Willy Caballero has completed a medical and agreed personal terms with Chelsea according to The Sun. Antonio Conte's...

Rumours rated: Ronaldo set for United return, Donnarumma to Real Madrid

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:50:00 PDT

Ronaldo is rumoured back to Man United, Donnarumma to Real Madrid and much more headline the rumour rater. The FC panel remark on the continued rumours of Ronaldo's exit from Madrid, and if that means Mbappe would fill his place. Julien Laurens breaks down the latest PSG transfer rumours surrounding Marco Verratti and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Alexis Nunes and Steve Nicol examine the latest transfer rumours including Bayern Munich's interest in Alexis Sanchez. With attention focusing on the summer transfer window, David Amoyal predicts how likely it is these rumoured moves actually happen. Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: 25 percent The annual rumors of CR7's potential return to Old Trafford have resurfaced after the emergence of the recent tax scandal. Should Ronaldo leave Real Madrid the two likeliest destinations are Paris Saint-Germain, willing to give Florentino Perez a blank check for the striker, and Manchester United -- the player's preferred...

Chelsea could move for Bayern's Lewandowski as Lukaku hope fades

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:38:00 PDT

Craig Burley assesses Chelsea's rumoured transfer targets, with Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku leading the list. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Chelsea in for Lewandwoski In a summer transfer window of blockbuster signings, Chelsea have been rather quiet after clinching the Premier League title. Theories include the kit sponsor transition and quarrelling between Antonio Conte and the board, but that could all be about to be forgotten if the Blues follow through with interest...

Transfer Rater: Nelson Semedo to Man United, Dani Alves to Man City

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:02:00 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. Jean Michael Seri to Roma A host of clubs have missed out on Nice midfielder Seri as he looks likely to join Roma. Spanish media outlet Sport claim...

Aubameyang, Dani Alves draw Man City interest; Chelsea ready to spend

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:45:00 PDT

Alejandro Moreno contends leaving Juventus for Manchester City wouldn't make sense for Dani Alves. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Aubameyang, Alves could join Man City revolution It's been a while since Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in the spotlight, but it's time for him to stride to centre stage again. Aubameyang is wanted by Manchester City, according to Sky Sports, which says Pep Guardiola "is understood to be an admirer" and...

David De Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo? Manchester United fans' swap verdict

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:36:00 PDT

The FC panel debate the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo requesting a move out of Spain, possibly back to Manchester United. ESPN FC's Mark Ogden addresses the latest news on Cristiano Ronaldo and looks ahead to his upcoming press availability. The FC crew evaluate Cristiano Ronaldo's future with Real Madrid and assess the possibility of a Manchester United return. Sid Lowe breaks down the report that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid amid tax fraud accusations. It's the biggest story in the transfer market this summer: Cristiano Ronaldo is seemingly set on leaving Real Madrid. Manchester United have been touted as a potential destination for the 32-year-old, who left Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in an £80 million deal back in 2009.  A return to Old Trafford would be astonishing, but could his arrival trigger a departure? Real Madrid are long-term admirers of David De Gea, who has been mentioned as a possible makeweight in any deal. ESPN FC's...

Zidane asks Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Madrid while Pepe lures him to PSG

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:12:00 PDT

The FC panel debate the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo requesting a move out of Spain, possibly back to Manchester United. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Zidane, Pepe luring Ronaldo to opposite paths Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos have made phone calls to Cristiano Ronaldo to try to convince him to stay at the Bernabeu -- while at the same time Pepe is trying to convince him to leave, according to Marca. The Spanish newspaper reports that Zidane took it upon...

Transfer Rater: Kostas Manolas to Chelsea, Chris Smalling to Tottenham

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 02:39:00 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. Eldin Jakupovic to Leicester City According to BBC Sport, Leicester are set to raid Hull City yet again for the services of goalkeeper Jakupovic just days...

China transfers: Ronaldo, Rooney, Terry, Costa mega deals less likely

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:38:00 PDT

The FC crew evaluate Cristiano Ronaldo's future with Real Madrid and assess the possibility of a Manchester United return. Sid Lowe breaks down the report that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid amid tax fraud accusations. Mark Ogden isn't overly convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be leaving Real Madrid after recent reports suggesting otherwise. ESPN's Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson tells us who he thinks Jose Mourinho will recruit this summer. ESPN's Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith tells us who he thinks could be playing under Pep Guardiola in the 2017-18 season. ESPN's Chelsea correspondent, Liam Twomey, reveals whom he thinks the Champions will add to their squad for the 2017-18 season. ESPN's Arsenal correspondent, Mattias Karen, explains who he thinks is likely to be playing at the Emerates next season. ESPN's Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick tells us who he thinks Tottenham will sign this summer. After 18 months of Chinese football being awash with money and cash-rich deals being struck with some of the game's biggest names, the atmosphere ahead of the summer transfer window in the Chinese Super League (CSL) opening on June 19 is eerily quiet. Moves by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) to stem the flow of funds to foreign clubs, players and agents have caused clubs owners in China to step back and reassess the situation and determine just how to circumnavigate the latest set of proposed...

Dani Alves would be big step toward Pep Guardiola's vision for Man City

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:45:00 PDT

Alejandro Moreno contends leaving Juventus for Manchester City wouldn't make sense for Dani Alves. Gab Marcotti reveals his two reasons why Barcelona let Dani Alves leave as the Brazilian continues to shine for Juventus. ESPN's Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith tells us who he thinks could be playing under Pep Guardiola in the 2017-18 season. Juventus defender Dani Alves believes his side gave the ball away too much in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. Dani Alves had some fun at the expense of a reporter during Juventus' Coppa Italia title celebration. Pep Guardiola wants his Manchester City full-backs to play in the way Dani Alves did for him when they were together at Barcelona -- and the easiest way to do that is to buy the Brazilian himself. Sources have told ESPN FC that City are interested in signing the Juventus right-back, who could be available for as little as £5 million. City are in the hunt for new full-backs after Guardiola allowed Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy to leave at the end of their contracts in June along...

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