Latest Premier League Transfer News
Koscielny Refused To Travel With The Team To US
Team spirits at the Emirates are not high. Squad’s captain Laurent Koscielny announced that he won’t join the rest of the team on a trip to the United States. Arsenal’s chiefs have already initiated a disciplinary measure against the French defender for refusing to fulfill his part of the contract and attend the pre-season tour. According to the latest news, Koscielny is desperate to force the club to allow him to join Ligue 1 team this summer. Bordeaux was one of the most interested teams in acquiring his services. The Gunner’s board is not going to let him without a fee though. There are still 12 months left in his contract tying him to London. Nothing is going to happen in this case without some concrete offer so refrain to bet on it as suggested by some leading betting predictions sites in the UK. Laurent has spent nine seasons playing for Arsenal FC and judging by his behavior, he thinks the current treatment is unfair. Arsenal’s spokesperson has expressed disappointment with the captain’s decision, hoping to resolve the issue in the upcoming days. The Gunners are going to play at least four games in their USA tour – against Colorado Rapids, Bayern Munich, Fiorentina, and Real Madrid.
Lukaku Very Close To Inter Milan Move
Romelu Lukaku is ready to leave Old Trafford after a couple of unsuccessful seasons. The Belgium striker was happy to hear that Manchester United and Inter Milan are slowly closing the negotiations on the fee. Lukaku was told by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer there is no room for him in the starting roster for the upcoming season, so former Everton star decided to make a move. Inter Milan are most likely going to sell Mauri Iccardi to the highest bidder, so Romelu is at the top of the list of Antonio Conte’s wishes.
Lukaku was not happy under Jose Mourinho who was giving a lot more minutes and space to Marcus Rashford. Nothing changed really after Solskjaer took over the squad. Interestingly, Conte has attempted to sign this player numerous times in the past. The first try was as Juventus head manager in 2014, and then as CFC boss three years later. Belgium international has scored 42 times wearing Man Utd’s jersey in 96 appearances. He joined the Red Devils in 2017.
Aston Villa Sign Ezri Konsa
Aston Villa has announced the signing of an under-20 World Cup winner from England’s squad, Ezri Konsa. He was previously a member of Brentford, and the transfer fee for this player is set to £12 million. Interestingly, Konsa will join up with his former boss Dean Smith at Villa Park. He had one hell of a season in the Championship, so a move to a bigger club definitely doesn’t surprise anyone. Smith was thrilled with the news, adding Konsa has high potential to be a standard member of England’s main team in the near future.
This was seventh transfer for the squad from Birmingham, as they are trying to make an impactful return to the top English flight. They already signed Tyrone Mings, Jota, El Ghazi, Kortney Hause, and Matt Targett. Konsa also added he is thrilled to meet and work with John Terry.
The rest of Aston Villa’s squad is currently in the United States, working on their pre-season preparations. The first English Premier League clash is scheduled for early August. Villans will travel to London to face UEFA Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur.
Who is going to be new Newcastle United head manager?
News of Rafael Benitez leaving St James Park was not welcomed by the fans. The club decided to part ways with the Spaniard expert and lookup for some alternatives for the position of head manager. Benitez got a rich offer from the Chinese Super League, and he decided to take it.
One of the most recent links was Sam Allardyce. However, The Big Sam stated today he didn’t want to launch the negotiations process at all. The former manager of Bolton, West Ham United, and England’s national football team already was in charge of the Magpies back in 2008. That episode was a true nightmare though. The last job he had was Everton in May 2018.
Some of the other potential candidates to take this position according to the media are Mikel Arteta, Steve Bruce and surprisingly, Jose Mourinho.
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