Here’s your daily round-up of the latest transfer gossip from World Soccer.
MBAPPE EYES MOVE TO ‘BIG CLUB’
There’s no doubt that Kylian Mbappe is one of the most valuable footballers around at the moment. According to former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder and current club ambassador Youri Djorkaeff, via Goal, the 21-year-old plans on winning the Champions League at PSG before moving on to a ‘big club’.
There was a considerable amount of speculation a week or so ago that Juventus were plotting an ambitious move for Mbappe, but it’s well-known that the forward has a lot of admiration for Real Madrid. If he was to move anywhere next summer, the La Liga giants seem to be the most realistic possibility.
UNITED MISSED OUT ON UPAMECANO
It’s fair to say that Manchester United have struggled defensively at times this season, most notably in their heavy defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did boost his defensive options by signing left-back Alex Telles from Porto, but still lacks options at centre-back.
One of the best centre-backs around at the moment is RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano. According to The Sun, The Red Devils missed out signing the 21-year-old because of a row over £200,000 five years ago. Upamecano is now valued at about £55 million and has been linked with a host of massive clubs across Europe.
ARSENAL REMAIN KEEN ON AOUAR
Mikel Arteta was delighted to bring Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to Arsenal on Deadline Day a few weeks ago. However, Partey wasn’t the only midfielder The Gunners were chasing throughout this summer’s transfer window.
They were also keen on signing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, but they weren’t able to get a deal over the line. That being said, according to Tuttosport, The Gunners are still keen on signing the 22-year-old, but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.