Take a read through the latest Premier League transfer news for today with Football Whispers! All possible transfers are rated out of 5, based on their likelihood.
Deadline Day has been and gone but the transfer rumours continue as teams prepare to make summer deals. Premier League teams have identified the areas they need to strengthen and from what we can see, it looks like there will be a few deals done before the summer transfer window reopens.
Today's Premier League transfer news and rumours
Jesse Lingard – to Arsenal – 4.5/5
Jesse Lingard is being linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, according to the Daily Star.
Lingard, who is currently on loan at West Ham from Man Utd, has been in fantastic form for David Moyes' side and the Hammers are hoping to secure a deal for the England international before the transfer window reopens. Now it is said that Arsenal are looking to sneak in under the noses of West Ham with a deal worth £30m for the midfielder, but were not as convinced.
Yes, Lingard looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer but Arsenal are not as enticing as they once were and if West Ham finish in the European places and the Gunners don't, then surely Lingard wouldn't think twice about staying with his current employers. The other aspect of this transfer is the fee itself, which is enough to suggest that Arsenal are unlikely to fork out £30m on a 28-year-old. We backing West Ham to hold onto Lingard if they secure European football because right now the player is enjoying his football and is the star of the West Ham side along with Rice, so why would he want to go anywhere else?
Marouane Fellaini – to Tottenham – 4.2/5
Jose Mourinho is apparently keen to bring former Man Utd and Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini back to the Premier League, so say The Sun.
Fellaini's deal at Chinese club Shandong Luneng is due to end in December but due to the financial crisis in the country, the club are willing to let him leave on a free transfer this summer. This rumour is very surprising given that Fellaini is now 33-years-old and has never been universally liked by the fans of the clubs he played for in the past due to a lack of mobility and issues with his attitude, so why does Mourinho want him?
Well, Fellaini played for Jose Mourinho for 2-years at Man Utd and the manager likes his style of play and the physicality he offers. The big Belgian is also useful either defending or attacking from set-pieces due to his height and ariel ability, so even at 33, Fellaini might offer Tottenham an extra dimension in midfield. However, there are question marks over the future of the Spurs boss and links to the likes of Fellaini are hardly going to have the Tottenham fans rushing to defend the Portuguese manager, whose style of play is based more around results than entertainment.
Boubakary Soumare – to Leicester – 4.7/5
Leicester City have apparently moved ahead of both Man Utd and Tottenham in the pecking order for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, according to the Daily Star.
Soumare has been a key figure in the heart of the Lille midfield this season, helping his club challenge PSG for the Ligue 1 title. Soumare, 22, is thought to be valued at around £30m and has been compared to Paul Pogba this season, due to his excellent performances.
The Foxes are apparently willing to folk out £30m for the young French midfielder in the summer which has seen them jump to the front of the queue as both Spurs and Man Utd were keeping track of his development and saw Soumare as a potential future signing once he had developed further.
Pau Torres – to Man Utd – 4.6/5
Man Utd are said to be ‘obsessed with the idea of signing Pau Torres from Villarreal this summer, so say TeamTalk.
Pau has been developing really well at Villarreal and has played an important role in the clubs run in the Europa League this season. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are believed to be keeping an eye on Pau's situation but the defender is believed to prefer a move to the Premier League.
It is thought that any deal for the Spanish defender would have to be worth around €50m as he is contracted at the club until 2024. Torres is seen as one of the best defenders in Europe right now and at 24 he still has time to develop even further at a bigger club alongside even better defenders. The Spanish international looks certain to leave Villarreal in the summer but won't be going anywhere on the cheap.
Florian Thauvin – to Crystal Palace – 4.3/5
Crystal Palace are said to be ready to go head-to-head with AC Milan this summer over a deal to bring former Newcastle midfielder Florian Thauvin to the club, as reported by The Sun.
The French international will be available on a free transfer this summer and many clubs looking to cut back on transfer fees will see Thauvin as a cheap alternative to other transfer targets. The 28-year-old was hit and miss during his short spell at Newcastle but has since become more consistent at Marseille. This season, Thauvin has chipped in with 8 league goals in 29 appearances but previous seasons at Marseille have seen the Frenchman score well into the double figures mark.
Thauvin could prove to be a very useful addition to the Crystal Palace starting eleven, which admittedly does lack goals and creativity at times. However, if AC Milan are indeed interested in Thauvin then there is no way we can see him choosing Selhurst Park over the San Siro, especially when the Italian side look set to qualify for the Champions League this season.
Past Premier League transfer news
David de Gea – to PSG, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid – 4.8/5
The Daily Mail have reported that Spanish international goalkeeper David de Gea looks set to finally leave Manchester United in the summer.
Man Utd manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, picked England goalkeeper Dean Henderson for the seventh game on the run when his side took on Brighton at the weekend, fueling speculation that de Gea's time at the club is coming to an end. The Spanish shot-stopper earns around £375k per week, so moving him on in the summer would free up plenty of wages for Man Utd to bring in several new players.
Since making the move from Atletico Madrid back in 2011, de Gea has played 434 games for Man Utd and was an ever-present in the Premier League in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns. A move to Real Madrid almost came about for de Gea a few years ago and it is believed that the Santiago Bernabéu remains his prefered destination. De Gea is only 30-years-old and still has plenty to offer the game given his playing position, so Man Utd can expect to recoup a decent transfer fee for a goalkeeper that has been so consistent at such a high level for many years.
Ismaila Sarr – to Man Utd or Liverpool – 4.6/5
Sarr has constantly been linked with a return to the Premier League ever since Watford were relegated from the top flight last season, but he has remained at the club to help them in their promotion push.
However, goal.com are reporting that both Man Utd and Liverpool will battle it out for the Senegal winger's signature this summer, even if Watford return to the Premier League. The 23-year-old, who can play up-front, has been in excellent form for the Hornets this season, netting 10-goals in 35 appearances so far, and is one of the main reasons that Watford currently occupy one of the automatic promotion spots.
Watford will be keen to keep hold of Sarr if they do return to the Premier League but if they are forced to sell then they will surely receive a big fee for one of their star players. Surely, both Liverpool and Man Utd would have to sell one of their current starting eleven to be able to guarantee Sarr the first-team football he will desire but even if they don't end up making a move for the winger, there will be many other clubs keeping an eye on his situation.
Juan Foyth – to Villarreal – 4.9/5
Juan Foyth is currently on loan at Villarreal and the La Liga side are apparently keen to make his move permanent this summer according to Football Insider 247.
The 23-year-old Argentinian international has impressed for the La Liga side this season and there is an option in place for the club to sign him from Spurs for £13m. However, Villarreal are apparently in talks with Tottenham to reduce the future transfer fee due to the effect the world's current situation has had on football finances.
Spurs could be talked into reducing their asking price at Foyth is really keen to join the Yellow Submarine and they will be looking to use any incoming money on future signings this summer. Foyth have almost played more games for Villarreal this season than he has in his previous three campaigns for Spurs, so it would seem that Tottenham would be happy to get this player off their books.
Callum McGregor – to Leicester – 4.7/5
Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is being linked with a summer move to Leicester City and his former boss Brendan Rodgers, according to The Sun.
Celtic have had a poor season and it is expected that a number of their key players will look for a move away from the club this summer, one of which being 27-year-old McGregor. The Foxes apparently tried to make a move for the Scottish midfielder at the end of last season but Celtic convinced their star to stay and help them win a tenth straight league title.
Now that Celtic have failed in their bid for the title this season they can plan for the summer. French forward Odsonne Edouard has also been linked with a move away from the club and Leicester are one of the sides tracking his situation, with Rodgers looking for a replacement for the ageing Jamie Vardy.
Mohamed Salah – to Real Madrid – 4.4/5
Mohamed Salah has continuously been linked with a move to Real Madrid and ahead of the two sides clashing in the Champions League this week, the rumours have begun to spread once again.
The Liverpool Echo has talked up a possible move to Spain for the club's top scorer, even though Zidane refuses to comment on the Egyptian internationals future. Salah has impressed for Liverpool once again this season and top scores for the club, but his happiness at Anfield has been questioned and it is believed that he would be opening to a move to Real Madrid.
Salah has been at Liverpool for four seasons and is on course for his second-highest goals return for the Merseysiders this campaign. Having won the Premier League and Champions League title at Anfield, the 28-year-old might feel that the time is right for a lucrative move to the Spanish giants, especially if Liverpool fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Martin Odegaard – to Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool – 4.7/5
Martin Odegaard has certainly made an impression during his brief loan spell at Arsenal and now, as well as the Gunners, Chelsea and Liverpool are said to be keen on signing the Norwegian international on a permanent basis, according to as.com.
Mikel Arteta will be hoping that the guarantee of first-team football and a leadership role at the club will be enough to convince Odegaard to sign for Arsenal this summer. However, Real Madrid may decide to keep the player following his impressive displays for the London club, but if the Spanish giants do decide to cash-in on their young midfielder, then it appears he will have a number of suiters.
A fee of £35m has been quoted for the Norway midfielder and in this day and age, that is a bargain. Liverpool could lose Georginio Wijnaldum to Barcelona on a free transfer this summer, so they will be in the market for a new central midfielder should that happen. Chelsea have also been linked with Odegaard, but they are in less need of players in that area of the pitch and may decide to strengthen elsewhere.
Thomas Muller – to Man Utd – 4.2/5
Thomas Muller has apparently been quoted as saying he ‘wouldn't find it tough to leave Bayern Munich' and this has fueled speculation regarding his future. The Times have suggested that a move to Man Utd could well be on the cards this summer as the Premier League club are long-term admirers of the German international.
Muller, 31, has played for Bayern Munich his entire career, making his debut in 2008. Following the 2015/16 season, in which Muller scored 20 league goals, the German's form dipped and he failed to reach double figures in his next four Bundesliga seasons. However, the 2020/21 campaign has seen Muller became a natural goalscorer once again and he currently has 10-goals in 24 appearances in the Bundesliga and has played a vital role in the club's bids to win the Champions League and Bundesliga double this season.
After such a long time at the club and having won everything he possibly could, including the Club World Cup this season, Muller might be thinking of a new challenge. Being just 31-years-old, Muller still has plenty to offer at one of Europe's top clubs and if he were to leave Bayern Munich this summer then there would be a lot of clubs trying to sign him, one of which is believed to be Man Utd.
Diogo Dalot – to AC Milan – 4.8/5
The Metro have reported that AC Milan are hoping to make on-loan right-back, Diogo Dalot's, move to the club permanent following an impressive spell at the San Siro. Man Utd, his parent club, are believed to be interested in cashing in on a couple of players this season and Dalot would be ideal as he hasn't been playing for the club this season and is still young enough to fetch a decent transfer fee.
The Serie A side are believed to have offered £12m for the Portuguese full-back but with interest from other clubs, the Premier League side believe they can get more money for the player. Dalot is believed to be ready to join AC Milan but if Man Utd were to sell him for anything under £18m then it would prove to be a loss as that is what they paid to bring him to Old Trafford in 2017.
Man Utd manager Solskjaer has left the door open for Dalot to return to the club, stating that,
‘The plan was always for Diogo this season, or the main thing for Diogo, was to be fit…. So, of course, I’ve been very pleased with his development this season, and he’s our player and we’re looking forward to having him back.’
A lot will depend on how Dalot has settled in Italy and whether or not he believes that he will get a chance to show what he can do for Man Utd. The promise of first-team football at a club like AC Milan who could be competing in the Champions League next season might prove too tempting to turn down.
Ugurcan Cakir – to Liverpool – 4.6/5
According to the express.co.uk Liverpool are interested in signing Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir this summer. Cakir plays his club football with Trabzonspor and it was while the club were scouting Erling Haaland for Norway that the club's representative noticed the Turkish shot-stopper.
Alisson has had his issues with form this season and his understood Adrian has proven to be unreliable at times, so it won't be too much of a shock to see the Reds move for this 24-year-old goalkeeper who has kept 10 clean sheets so far this season.
Liverpool will certainly be putting plenty of investment into their squad this summer after suffering a total collapse in the defence of their Premier League title this season, with strengthening the defence and stopping the conceding of cheap goals the key.
Donyell Malen – to Liverpool – 4.5/5
Liverpool are said to be leading the race to sign PSV's Donyell Malen according to the Daily Mail.
AC Milan and Juventus are believed to be interested in signing Malen this summer following the 22-year-olds impressive displays in front of goal for the Dutch outfit. Malen, who was actually part of Arsenal's youth setup between 2015-2017, has scored 23-goals in all competitions for PSV this season and already has 7-caps for the Netherlands.
PSV are used to cashing in on their young players and it seems they will do so this summer, but Malen won't be going on the cheap and whoever signs him will have to win what looks likely to be a three-way bidding war. The player himself will also have a say as to which of the clubs he would prefer to play for and at this moment in time it is believed that Liverpool are the front-runners. Attacking is probably the last area that Liverpool need to strengthen in this summer unless they decide to sell someone in that department. Divock Origi could well be moved on in the summer as he hasn;t been used as much or made as much of an impression this season, while there are still rumours surrounding the futures of Salah, mane and Firmino.
Pedro Neto – to Man Utd – 4.5/5
Man Utd are apparently looking at Pedro Neto as a possible transfer target for the summer, according to espn.com.
ESPN have taken their information from the Sun, who believe that Neto is being targeted as a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, with the Portuguese international apparently available for around £50m.
United have made it clear that they wish to invest in better quality forward players in the summer and while Pedro Neto has impressed since making the move to Wolves from Braga in 2019, the £50m fee doesn't totally feel justifiable. The Wolves winger has scored 5-goals in 29 appearances in the Premier League this season, which is an improvement on last season's total of 3 in 29.
The fact that Neto is still just 21-years-old suggests that the player still has time to develop and also that he might not quite be ready for the Man Utd first-team. Neto has one appearance and one goal for Portugal and is believed to be one of the nations future stars.
Philippe Coutinho – to Arsenal – 4.6/5
Goal.com are reporting that Arsenal will make a move for former Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho in the Summer, as Barcelona look to get rid of the player before they have to fork out an extra £20m to Liverpool.
Coutinho is close to triggering a clause in his contract based on appearances for the Catalonians that will mean that Barcelona have to pay Liverpool an additional fee, though to be around the £20m mark. With that in mind, the Catalonians are expected to limit Countinho's appearances for the remainder of the campaign and look to see the Brazilian in the summer, with Arsenal said to be very interested in his signature.
Coutinho just hasn't delivered as expected in Spain and has been sent out on loan but at the age of 28, the Brazilian international still has plenty left to offer any future employers and he would certainly be an upgrade to what the Gunners currently have at their disposal.
This move would be good for both parties as Countinho would be a star at Arsenal rather than an average player at Barcelona, and living in London is bound to appeal to the Brazilian.