The latest transfer news and rumours, with updates on James Rodriguez, Kai Havertz, Kalidou Koulibaly and much more!
FA IN TALKS TO MOVE TRANSFER WINDOW
The Football Association is discussing proposals to move the summer transfer window to August until October.
The window in England is currently scheduled to open on June 18 – but that is not expected to go ahead. The 2019-20 Premier League season will resume that same week and will continue into July while the final nine rounds of fixtures are completed.
FIFA are set provide guidance on the parameters between which new windows can be set, and it is then down to individual associations to finalise specific dates.
The FA is also consulting with other associations across Europe and there is said to be some consensus over a deadline of Friday, October 2.
Manchester United have been sounded out over a cut-price deal for long-term target James Rodriguez. (The Sun)Kalidou Koulibaly has been told to snub Manchester United for their Premier League rivals, Liverpool or Chelsea, this summer. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea will attempt another raid on the Bundesliga with a move for Bayer Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz. (Daily Mail)Adam Lallana is poised to agree a short-term deal with Liverpool that will enable him to stay at Anfield for their title coronation. (Daily Mail)Celtic face a fight with a top English Premier League club to land Fraser Forster this summer.
ARSENAL PUT OFF BY AARONS PRICE TAG
Arsenal are interested in signing defender Max Aarons this summer but are being put off by the asking price, reports in the Daily Mail suggest.
Aarons has a £30m price tag at Norwich after impressing in a struggling Canaries team.
Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his options in defence.