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.
Thursday 30th June: gossip and rumours
90min and Football365: Torino defender Bremer desired in London
90min and Football365 are reporting that Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in signing Gleison Bremer. Central defender Bremer currently plays for Torino. They suggest that Torino want £43m for the Brazilian. Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea are all looking to strengthen their defences ahead of the new season. However, they all have other options if Bremer moves elsewhere.
FPL Comment: Bremer recorded three goals and one assist in 33 Serie A games last season. The defender was named the best defender in Serie A last season and therefore would be an excellent FPL option for managers at all of these Premier League clubs.
The Athletic: New forward for Brentford
The Athletic are reporting that Brentford have offered £20m for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter. That would make Lewis-Potter Brentford’s club-record signing, Brentford tried to sign the forward last summer and again in January, so will be hoping to close the deal this window.
FPL Comment: Keane Lewis-Potter scored 13 goals in all competitions for Hull last season. He was called up for the England Under 21s. At Brentford he could offer a great budget forward option for FPL managers.
Wednesday 29th June: gossip and rumours
Fabrizio Romano: Raphinha London bound
Romano reported on Tuesday evening that Leeds and Chelsea had agreed a fee for Raphinha reportedly around £60/65m.
He is now reporting that Chelsea and Raphinha will now sit down to discuss personal terms.
FPL Comment: In their draft team maker LiveFPL have priced Raphina at £7.5m. If he is priced here and moves to Chelsea he will make an attractive midfield option for managers. Raphinha’s creativity should be rewarded at Chelsea as their squad has plenty of good potential link ups for Raphinha, something that was missing at Leeds last season when Bamford was out injury.
90 Mins: Brownhill back in the Premier League
90 Mins are reporting that Southampton have joined the race to sign Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill. Brownhill and Burnley were relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2021/22 season.
FPL Comment: Burnley’s Brownhill was a popular FPL asset last season. The midfielder was an excellent budget enabler for FPL managers. If Brownhill signs for Southampton he will likely once again be a good budget enabling option in the game.
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: Lingard to West Ham – Eriksen decision close
Friday 24th June: Eriksen two club race – de Ligt to Chelsea – Ronaldo unhappy
Thursday 23rd June: Pope and Ebiowei – high price for JWP – Jesus on the move
Wednesday 22nd June: Raphinha future uncertain – Pope to Toon