Transfer updates: Riyad Mahrez's Saudi move, Lukaku saga, Balogun to Inter, Hakimi linked to Man City, Liverpool eyes Lavia.
|Achraf Hakimi has been touted to replace Kyle Walker if the latter does make the move from Manchester City to Bayern Munich this summer. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
We’re right in the thick of the summer transfer window, and we bring you some hot deals as players like Riyad Mahrez, Hakimi and clubs prepare for another blockbuster football season.
Riyad Mahrez accepts a huge Saudi offer.
Manchester City will have to hit the transfer window this coming week following reports that Riyad Mahrez could be heading to the Middle East too.
The Algerian has reportedly accepted an offer from Saudi Arabia and would now need the Cityzens to negotiate a fee with the buying club. Fun times are ahead at the Etihad.
Lukaku's saga rages on as Inter grows impatient.
Inter Milan has reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Romelu Lukaku on a permanent deal from Chelsea for the second time after the Blues rejected two bids from the Nerrazurri.
The former Italian champions will move on to another target, with Lukaku holding out for Juventus.
The Old Lady will make a potentially acceptable offer for the Belgian in the coming days, according to reports.
Inter moves on to Arsenal’s Balogun.
Following the youngster’s decision to fight for first-team football, Folarin Balogun has appeared at the top of Inter’s shopping list to replace the dramatic Romelu Lukaku.
The American was on loan at Reims last season, where he shone brightly, and would only stay at Arsenal if he was guaranteed first-team football. We wait to see how this develops.
Manchester City eyes Hakimi
With Kyle Walker negotiating with Bayern Munich, Moroccan right-back Achraf Hakimi could be on his way to the Etihad Stadium.
Al-Kahlefi isn’t an easy man to negotiate with, but Manchester City could leverage a high-level relationship to broker a deal that would take the former Inter player to Manchester, and that would be for a significant fee.
Liverpool to return for Lavia
Following the imminent departure of Fabinho to Al-Ittihad, Liverpool will open talks for Southampton youngster Romeo Lavia in the coming days.
It is understood that the Saints want north of £45m for their man, but Liverpool would be interested in negotiating a lower fee for the player, which also interests Arsenal and Manchester United.