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.

Tuesday 28th June: gossip and rumours

Sky Sports: Spurs want the Everton duo

Sky Sports are reporting that in addition to their interest in signing Ricahrlison Spurs also want to bring Anthony Gordon to the club. They report that Spurs want to negotiate a double deal with Everton for both players. Sky do however suggest that Chelsea are also interested in Richarlison.

This is also reported by the Guardian Sport.

FPL Comment: Richarlison to Spurs has been long rumoured over the course of the close season before. With Champions League football again this season Conte wants two players in every position and therefore Spurs need a new forward. However game time in the league could be an issue with the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kulusevski already at the club. Anthony Gordon could be a good budget differential if he moves to Spurs. Especially if the move happens after he is priced in FPL.

Telegraph: Chelsea after two Man City players

The Telegraph are reporting that Chelsea are looking to bring two City players to London this summer. The blues have already opened up talks with the Champions over the signing of Raheem Sterling. However the paper now report that they are also hoping to sign Nathan Ake, with Chelsea having parted company with Rudiger and Christensen this summer. This is also muted by Simon Phillips.

FPL Comment: If Ake goes to Chelsea this should make Reece James a highly attractive FPL option. With Ake, James would play on the right which is his best position for securing FPL points for his owners.

Monday 27th June: gossip and rumours

Sky Sports: Lingard to return to London

Sky Sports are reporting that West Ham have made an offer for Jesse Lingard to his agents. Lingard is a free agent from the 1st of July and Moyes would like to bring the midfielder back to the club where he had a successful loan period in the 2020/21 season.

FPL Comment: Lingard played 16 matches for West Ham when on loan. In those matches he returned nine gaols and four assists. If Lingard signs for West Ham this summer he could offer a great midfield opportunity to invest in West Ham.

Fabrizio Romano: Eriksen close to a decision

Romano is reporting that Eriksen is close to making a decision on his future. The midfielder is deciding between Manchester United and Brentford.

FPL Comment: Eriksen proved that he us still a fantastic asset for Premier League clubs. He made nine starts for Brentford last season, in that time he registered five attacking returns. If Eriksen does sign for a Premier League club this summer he will likely be a popular FPL asset next season. Should Eriksen sign for Brentford his price tag would potentially be lower than at United. This would be attractive for FPL managers.

Friday 24th June: gossip and rumours

Portuguese sure The Record are reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy with Manchester United’s transfer business so far. They suggest that he is considering leaving the club. Diario AS are reporting that Bayern want Ronaldo to replace Lewandowski.

FPL Comment: With Haaland and Kane competition with Ronaldo for the premium spot in FPL managers teams he was unlucky to start the season heavily owned. The arrival of Ten Hag will likely mean that FPL managers will look to wait and see on the Red Devils. If Ronaldo does move to Bayern this will however likely please Bundesliga Fantasy managers.

Sky Italia: de Ligt to Chelsea

Sky Italia are reporting that Chelsea are interested in signing centre-back Matthijs de Ligt to replace Anthony Rudiger. Matthijs de Ligt has a £103m release clause on his contract with Juventus. Meanwhile The Standard suggest that the player has already hinted at an exit.

FPL Comment: de Ligt made 31 appearances in Serie A last season. He scored three goals and returned one assist, contributing to 7% of Juventus’ goals in the competition. These attacking stats would make the centre-back an attractive option to FPL managers if he moves to the Premier League.

Fabrizio Romano: Two club race for Eriksen

Romano is reporting that it is now a two club race for Eriksen with Man United and Brentford waiting the player to decide his future.

FPL Comment: Eriksen proved that he us still a fantastic asset for Premier League clubs. He made nine starts for Brentford last season, in that time he registered five attacking returns. If Eriksen does sign for a Premier League club this summer he will likely be a popular FPL asset next season. Should Eriksen sign for Brentford his price tag would potentially be lower than at United. This would be attractive for FPL managers.


Previous rumours

Thursday 23rd June: Pope and Ebiowei – high price for JWP – Jesus on the move

Wednesday 22nd June: Raphinha future uncertain – Pope to Toon

Tuesday 21st June: Broja to West Ham – Eriksen’s future – Richarlison in demand

Monday 20th June: United keen on de Jong – Sterling to Chelsea

Friday 17th June: City to offer for Cucurella – Bellingham on Liverpool’s Wishlist

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