FPL gossip and transfer rumours: Monday 23rd May

With the summer transfer window open, our community is rife with news and FPL gossip. So here is a round-up of today’s key rumours.


FPL Gossip

Firstly, keep checking out Fantasy Football Scout for announcements, regular articles and their brilliant Members Area.

Also, here is a table of the main Premier League transfers so far.

ARSENAL
ASTON VILLAIN: Philippe Coutinho (£18m), Boubacar Kamara (free)
BOURNEMOUTH
BRENTFORD
BRIGHTON
CHELSEAOUT: Antonio Rudiger (free)
CRYSTAL PALACE
EVERTON
FULHAMOUT: Fabio Carvalho (£5m)
LEEDS
LEICESTER
LIVERPOOLIN: Fabio Carvalho (£5m)OUT: Divock Origi (free)
MAN CITYIN: Erling Haaland (£56m)OUT: Fernandinho (free)
MAN UNITED
NEWCASTLE
SOUTHAMPTON
TOTTENHAM
WEST HAMOUT: Mark Noble (free)
WOLVESIN: Hwang Hee-chan (£15m)

Monday 23 May rumours

Fabrizio Romano: Marcos Alonso in advanced talks with Barcelona

According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso is determined to return to Spain. Personal terms are believed to be at an advanced stage, although a fee will need agreeing with the Blues.

FPL Comment: Recent months have seen FPL managers rekindle their past love for Alonso. At his peak, 30 attacking returns arrived during the three seasons between 2016 and 2019. So his potential departure would be emotional for many.

Daily Mirror: Aurelien Tchouameni to choose between Liverpool and Real Madrid

£67m is the supposed transfer fee for Monaco midfielder Tchouameni, with Real Madrid determined to seal this deal following their Kylian Mbappe disappointment.

FPL Comment: So it might not just be the Champions League up for grabs between these teams. Tchouameni was voted the Ligue 1 young player of last season and named in the league XI this time around. It would remain to be seen whether he’d be a good FPL asset.

The Athletic: Now safe, Leeds will buy Brenden Aaronson from Red Bull Salzburg

Leeds are looking to quickly begin their summer business by sealing a $28 million move for attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson. The 21-year-old moved to Salzburg to play under fellow American Jesse Marsch, only to see his boss move to RB Leipzig.

FPL Comment: With Premier League survival secured, Leeds desperately need to strengthen their squad. Failed January bids for Aaronson didn’t deter them from trying again. His four goals and five assists from this season don’t particularly stand out.

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