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 9th June: gossip and rumours
The Mirror and The Star: Race for Nunez
The Mirror are reporting that Benfica forward Darwin Nunez is unsure about joining Manchester United. This Is as a result of the Red Devils’ failure to qualify for the Champions League for the 2022/23 season.
The Star suggests that as a result Liverpool are now ahead of the Manchester Club in the race to sign the player.
Fabrizio Romano is also reporting Liverpool’s interest in the forward.
FPL Comment: Nunez scored 32 goals for Benfica in the 2021/22 season. Six of these goals came in the Champions League including a goal in each of the two quarter-final matches against Liverpool. The forward could be a fantastic asset to FPL managers if he arrives in the Premier League.
The Sun and The Mirror: Richarlison asks to leave
Newspapers The Sun and Then Mirror are reporting that Everton forward Richarlison has told the club that he would like to leave this summer.
The Mirror reports that Chelsea are one of three clubs that he would like to join. They do also suggest that a move outside the Premier League to PSG or Real Madrid would appeal to the forward.
FPL Comment: Richarlison was Everton’s highest points scorer this season with 125 FPL points. However, across the forwards in the game he was ranked ninth. Richarlison and Everton struggled for goals and creativity in 2021/22, at a side full of creative midfielders like Chelsea he could flourish.
Wednesday 8th June: gossip and rumours
The Daily Mail: London calling for Skriniar
Chelsea and Tottenham both want to sign Inter Milan and Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar.
FPL Comment: Skriniar has played until Conte before when Inter won Serie A in 2021. The centre-back played 48 times in all competitions for Inter last season and he scored four goals, including one in the Champions League.
Fabrizio Romano: Jesus bids expected soon
Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Jesus is still keen to leave Man City. He also reports that he is expected to stay in the Premier League.
FPL Comment: Jesus’ lack of game time at Man City has meant that for FPL managers he hasn’t been a viable long term option. At a different Premier League club with regular minutes he could be a gift to FPL managers.
Tuesday 7th June: Forest on the hunt for a new goalkeeper – Saka desired – Mane moving
Monday 6th June: Spence to Spurs – Newcastle target Lodi
Friday 3rd June: Asensio to United – Arsenal target Tielemans
Thursday 2nd June: Hugo Ekitike to Newcastle – Pulisic’s time in London nearly over?
Wednesday 1st June: New West Ham defender – Lukuka to leave Chelsea?