With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.
Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day. Here at Soccerlens, in our daily transfer news roundup column, we will bring you the latest stories from over the last 24 hours.
Manchester United ready to pay Neymar’s release clause
There has been a lot of speculations surrounding Neymar’s future over the last few months.
The Barcelona winger has been linked with a move to the Premier League with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United interested in the Brazilian. He has also been linked with a shock move to bitter rivals Real Madrid this summer.
According to latest reports, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are now ready to sign the Brazilian superstar and will pay his release clause.
Neymar has a clause in his contract that allows the 24-year-old to talk to clubs who meet his £157 million release clause.
Manchester United and Real Madrid are both looking for a marquee signing this summer as they look to challenge for the league title next season. Paris Saint-Germain are desperate to sign a world class player to replace the outgoing Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
His agent Wagner Ribiero said: “There are three big clubs in the world that want to sign Neymar and pay a clause of €200m to Barcelona.”
Tottenham agree fee to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama
According to latest reports, Mauricio Pochettino has raided his former club Southampton for the highly rated defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama.
The physically imposing destroyer snubbed a new deal at Southampton and wants to leave the club this summer.
Tottenham have agreed a 11 million pounds fee with Saints and the 24 year old will have his medical next week.
Leicester City were keen on the Southampton star amid rumours that Kante is set to leave this summer, but the Premier League champions have been beaten by Pochettino.
Chelsea’s Joao Rodriguez set to complete loan move
Chelsea are close to loaning their highly talented young forward Joao Rodriguez to Santa Fé this summer.
According to latest reports, the Colombian outfit have agreed a deal to sign Rodríguez on loan. The move should be announced soon.
The South American outfit are waiting on Chelsea’s response before confirming a deal for one of the most talented young players in Colombia right now. The 20-year-old has struggled to get enough game time at Chelsea and will be hoping to continue his development with a loan move back to his country.
Rodríguez joined from Quindío in 2012 and has spent the last season on loan at Sint-Truiden, in Belgium.