Transfer updates: Liverpool eyes Lavia, Man City's Gvardiol pursuit, Tottenham signs Solomon, Vieira joins Strasbourg, Man United targets Hojlund
|Josko Gvardiol is in advanced talks with Manchester City and a deal could be announced soon. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
We’re right in the thick of the summer transfer window, and we bring you some hot deals as players and clubs like Man city, Liverppol prepare for another blockbuster football season.
Liverpool eyes Lavia
Arsenal was reported to be the favorite to land relegated Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, but Liverpool had a £30 million bid rejected, with the Saints holding out for £50 million.
Arsenal remains interested, but the Gunners will only make a bid if Thomas Partey leaves the club this summer.
Man City in advanced talk for Gvardiol
Premier League champions Manchester City remain confident that RB Leipzig Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol will join the club this summer.
The World Cup semifinalist could cost up to £86 million, with Pep Guardiola keen on a left-sided center-back.
The Leipzig chairman revealed on Sunday that the player’s intention is to leave for Manchester City. We expect this to move fast.
Tottenham announces Manor Solomon
From the blues, Tottenham Hotspur has announced the signing of Fulham’s Shakter winger Manor Solomon after just one season at Craven Cottage. Solomon joined Fulham following the unrest in Ukraine, and his one-year contract expired last weekend.
Solomon joins James Madison as the Spurs’ new recruit permanently.
Patrick Vieira joins Strasbourg
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has been announced as the new manager of French Ligue 1 side Strasbourg following his exit from Crystal Palace.
Strasbourg’s majority shares now belong to BlueCo, owners of Chelsea, and their first move is to hire the former French international (47).
Man United tries again for Hojlund
Manchester United is preparing another bid for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, and the new bid is believed to be worth £40 million.
The Red Devils pulled out of the race to sign Harry Kane and would favor a cheaper alternative as the club hopes to challenge for the title next season.