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.
Monday 30th May: gossip and rumours
Fabrizio Romano: Mane leaving Liverpool?
In the wake of Liverpool’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Romano reports they may be about to lose Mane. Bayern Munich are reportedly keen to sign Mane who has one year left on his contract at Liverpool.
FPL comment: Mane has been a key FPL asset for many seasons. However, his price tag last season meant he wasn’t owned by as many managers. Mane was the fifth most expensive player in the game at the end of the season and finished ninth for points scored.
Fabrizio Romano: Tottenham add to their defence with Conte confirmed staying at Spurs
Whether Conte would stay at Spurs for the 2022/23 was a key talking point as Spurs qualified for the Champions League. With Spurs announcing a £150m investment for the new season, Conte has reportedly committed to staying in North London. Romano suggests that target Perisic is traveling to London today for a medical.
FPL Comments: Perisic has won the Champions League and Seria A under Conte. He has also won the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. In addition he has won domestic cup triumphs with four different clubs. He scored 10 goals and 9 assists last season. Conte believes he is the man to help teach and transform the future of Ryan Sessegnon.
Friday 27th May: gossip and rumours
Daily Mail: Richarlison wanted by the likes of Real Madrid, PSG and Tottenham
Having found some late-season form to help keep Everton in the Premier League, Richarlison could leave Goodison Park this summer. Several clubs have shown interest in the 25-year-old, including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Spurs.
FPL Comment: With two years left on his contract, Everton may opt to cash in now to solve their financial mess. Six goals and two assists arrived in the Brazilian’s last nine games, including a Double Gameweek 37 score of 19 that many chose to captain.
Daily Mail: As well as Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal want Man City’s Zinchenko
Mikel Arteta is still on good terms with Man City players and staff after his spell as Pep Guardiola’s assistant manager. Heavily linked with forward Gabriel Jesus, there may also be a swoop for Oleksandr Zinchenko if City do indeed move for Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.
FPL Comment: Interestingly the article says that Arsenal would deploy Zinchenko as a midfielder rather than the left-back he is in Manchester. This central role is the same when playing for Ukraine. If the game relaunches with him as a defender, there could be out-of-position potential.
Telegraph: Maxwel Cornet has interest from West Ham and Everton
With Burnley’s relegation comes a £17.5m release clause for Maxwel Cornet, which interests both West Ham and Everton.
FPL Comment: The Ivorian was probably the Clarets’ best player during their failed survival attempt. Restricted to just 21 starts, the summer signing still found time to bag nine goals and could be interesting at a higher club. Furthermore, he can either play up front or out wide.
Thursday 26th May: Nketiah to stay at Arsenal – Aston Villa want Calvin Bassey alongside Diego Carlos – Oxlade-Chamberlain made available by Liverpool
Wednesday 25th May: Kostic interests Spurs – Sadio Mane to announce Liverpool future – Newcastle want Harrison
Tuesday 24th May: Spurs and Arsenal want Gabriel Jesus – Christian Eriksen is in demand – Renan Lodi interested in Newcastle
Monday 23rd May: Marcos Alonso to Barcelona – Aurelien Tchouameni to Liverpool or Real Madrid – Leeds to buy Brenden Aaronson