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.
Friday 3rd June: gossip and rumours
Fabrizio Romano: Is Tielemans coming to Arsenal?
Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal remain keen to bring Tielemans to the club this summer. However, there are two other clubs interested in signing the Leicester midfielder. Therefore Arsenal will have competition if they are going to bring Tielemans to North London.
FPL Comment: Tielemans would be fantastic at strengthening the Arsenal midfield and defence. This would make the Arsenal defenders more attractive FPL assets.
El Chiringuito: United to sign Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio
Spainish newspaper El Chiringuito are reporting that Man United have been offered the chance to sign Madrid winger Asensio. Asensio started less than half of Madrid’s La Liga games last season and only appeared for them twice in the Champions League.
FPL Comment: Asensio has linked up well with United players Varane and Ronaldo previously. Asensio played with them both at Madrid. He scored 10 goals in La Liga in 2021/22.
Thursday 2nd June: gossip and rumours
Newcastle tried to bring Reims player Hugo Ekitike to the club in January. Romano is reporting that they are in talks again. Ekitike is a 19 year old striker who was also targeted by Borussia Dortmund. He is expected to sign a five year deal with Newcastle according to the Daily Mail.
FPL Comment: Ekitike returned 11 goals and five assists in 27 games in all competitions for Reims last season. He is known for his shots outside the box as well as his dribbling skills. Ekitike’s ability to win a foul and his indirect free kick threat could give him multiple routes to FPL points.
Football London: Pulisic’s time at Chelsea coming to an end?
Football.London are reporting that Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic may not be at the club next season after refusing to comment on his future. Pulisic started just 12 matches for Chelsea in the Premier League in the 2021/22 season.
FPL Comment: Pulisic’s lack of game time meant that he wasn’t a popular asset in FPL last season. If he stays and remains fit then he could be a great option, however a move away from London would put pay to that.
Wednesday 1st June: New West Ham defender – Lukuka to leave Chelsea?
Tuesday 31st May: Man City in for Cucurella and Philips – the race to sign Spence
Monday 30th May: Mane to leave Liverpool – Conte to stay at Spurs and bring in Perisic
Friday 27th May: Maxwell Cornet to West Ham – Arsenal want both Jesus and Zinchenko – Richarlison a key target for multiple clubs.