Transfer Window: gossip and rumours

With the summer here, the internet is rife with FPL transfer rumours and gossip. So here is a round-up of today’s key talking points.

The summer transfer window is always busy for clubs as they get ready for the new season. It is also a time where FPL managers carefully watch the market to get a feel for how their FPL teams might look next season.

As singings are made official our new signings article will be updated.

Wednesday 15th June: gossip and rumours

The Evening Standard: Jesus wants Arsenal

The Evening Standard are reporting that Man City striker Gabriel Jesus favours a move to Arsenal this summer. They suggest that he wants to be reunited with Mikel Arteta, who used to be the assistant manager at City. This is also being reported by a number of outlets including the Transfer Exchange.

FPL Comment: Jesus is a proven Premier League goal scorer. However his limited game time had made him a difficult FPL pick. However, if he moves to Arsenal and is a regular starter he would be an excellent FPL asset.

The Athletic: Raphinha to remain in the Premier League

The Athletic are reporting that Raphinha is a now target for both Arsenal and Spurs. It was originally thought that Raphinha would move to Barcelona this summer, however the Premier League clubs are reportedly now in the race. Raphinha’s representatives are reportedly concerned that Barcelona will not be able to fund the deal. 

This story is also being reported by The Mail.

FPL Comments: Over the last two seasons Raphinha has been a great FPL asset for managers. If he stays in the league he will remain a good asset, especially if he moves to one of the North London outfits.

Tuesday 14th June: gossip and rumours

Manchester City News: Philips to City

The Manchester City News Twitter account alongside newspapers such as the Times are reporting that Manchester City want to bring a new midfielder to the club this summer. They suggest that Leeds United’s  Kalvin Phillips is City’s number one target.

FPL Comment: Leeds really missed Phiips when he was out injured during the 2021/22 season. The midfielder would add to the defensive security of Man City. This would. increase the appeal of players like Phil Foden and Joao Cancelo. Philips himself only registered one attacking return last season. This means his FPL appeal is more likely to be the impact on other assets.

The Evening Standard and The Metro: Leno moving across London?

The Evening Standard suggest that Fulham are interested in signing Arsenal’s goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Leno lost his spot as Arsenal’s first choice keeper with the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale.

FPL Comment: A goalkeeper with Premier League could be a good investment for Fulham ahead of the new season. Marek Rodak and Paulo Gazzaniga shared game time for Fulham last season. This means that rotation could be a potential issue at Fulham if they add to the goalkeeper squad.

Fabrizio Romano: Fulham resurrect Solomon deal

Romano is reporting that Fulham are now getting closer for a deal for Manor Solomon. A deal for the player had previously collapsed but could now be back on the agenda.

FPL Comment: Solomon is a winger who has Champions League experience as well as having made 30 appearances for Israel for whom he has scored six goals. The winger scored four goals for Shakhtar in 16 league matches in 2021/22, before the Ukrainian Premier League was halted. He could be an exciting addition to Fulham and FPL squads.

The Times: Bissouma to Spurs

The Times are reporting that Spurs have agreed a fee of £25m to bring long term target Bissouma to the club.

FPL Comment: The addition of Bissouma to the Spurs team would increase Spurs’ defensive appeal. In addition he adds some attacking threat. Bissouma returned one goal and two assists in 24 appearances in the 2021/22 season.


Previous rumours

Monday 13th June: Eriksen’s future – Ebiowei to the Premier League – Potential Fixtures

Friday 10th June: West Ham keen on Keane – Nunez to Liverpool

Thursday 9th June: The race for Nunez – Richarlison asks to leave

Wednesday 8th June: Chelsea and Spurs target Skriniar – Jesus on the move

Tuesday 7th June: Forest on the hunt for a new goalkeeper – Saka desired – Mane moving

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