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Monday, April 1
- Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Ben Winterbottom
- Arsenal look set to sign Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli
- Leeds are considering an approach for Everton’s Yannick Bolasie
- Chelsea are the Premier League favourites to sign Luka Jovic
Wanted: Michael Keane
Tottenham could smash their transfer record with a £50million move for Everton defender Michael Keane.
Spurs spent £36million on making Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez their most expensive player last summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for a young centre-back this summer and he has identified Keane as his man.
But it could run into immediate issues because fierce rivals Arsenal want him too.
Leicester eye Tielemans deal
Brendan Rodgers is desperate to keep Youri Tielemans beyond his year-long loan deal.
The midfielder has impressed at Leicester and Rodgers is hoping he can beat the competition to keep him.
“I can’t worry about that,” said Rodgers.
“He’s a top-class young talent. But I always have to respect he’s a Monaco player. I’m sure there will be discussions between the two of us. He’s certainly a player who I would love to continue working with. He’s only going to get better.”
Hudson-Odoi > Sancho
Manchester United want Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi with Jadon Sancho an alternative target, according to reports.
United have been linked with moves for both Hudson-Odoi and Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.
Yet the Daily Mail say Sancho is merely an alternative target, with Hudson-Odoi their No 1 priority.
The Daily Mail say that United believe they may have to wait another 12 months to secure the player’s signature because of Chelsea’s transfer ban.
Done Deal: Liverpool sign Ben Winterbottom
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of teenage goalkeeper Ben Winterbottom.
Winterbottom arrives from Championship side Blackburn and will slot straight into Liverpool’s academy squad.
The transfer took place a few days ago with the 17-year-old among the substitutes for Liverpool’s Under-18s win against Merseyside rivals Everton.
“He’s a good boy and has settled in really well. He’s a positive character around the dressing room. He has trained well and will prove to be a good addition to the squad,” said Liverpool’s Under-18 manager Barry Lewtas.
Leeds want Yannick
Leeds are considering an approach for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie.
Bolasie, who is currently on loan with Anderlecht, struggled to make an impact for Everton after a cruciate ligament injury sidelined him for 12 months.
The former Crystal Palace midfielder is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park with Richarlison, Bernard, Theo Walcott and Ademola Lookman ahead of him in the pecking order.
Website TeamTalk say Leeds would like to secure his services IF they are promoted to the Premier League this season.
Chelsea eye Luka Jovic
Chelsea are the Premier League favourites to sign Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.
Jovic, 21, has no shortage of suitors having been in prolific form this season.
He’s netted 23 goals in 37 appearances and has caught the attention of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.
Now, Spanish outlet Marca claim Chelsea are favourites of the Premier League trio to sign Jovic – but remain behind Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona.
Arsenal to sign Gabriel Martinelli
Arsenal look set to sign Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli.
That’s according to The Sun, who claim negotiations have reached an advanced stage.
Martinelli, 17, had trials with Premier League rivals Manchester United – but reportedly prefers the idea of living in London.
He also believes he’ll get more opportunities with Unai Emery’s Arsenal.
The report claims Arsenal have agreed a £6.5million fee with his club Ituano and will allow the youngster to remain there before linking up with his new side in January 2020.