Footy News’s Football Transfer News brings you the latest transfer rumours from world football. In today’s edition, the latest on the future of Romelu Lukaku. Also, Arsenal are the surprise favourites for a Ligue 1 star. Barcelona could offload a midfielder, with Inter Milan waiting to sign him. And AC Milan look set to beat Everton to a striker signing.
Latest Transfer Rumours
According to Sky Sources, Juventus are set to offer Manchester United Paulo Dybala in their deal to sign Romelu Lukaku. Inter Milan were the only side until this point to have concrete interest in the Belgian, but now their Italian rivals have entered the race. Lukaku has not had the best time since joining Manchester United, and Paulo Dybala had similar fortunes last season in Turin.
The Argentine striker struggled as second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo and now looks to be on the way out. Manchester United have long-held interest in him.
Pépé Chase Takes Surprise Turn
David Ornstein of BBC reports that Nicolas Pépé will be heading to Arsenal this summer, concluding his long transfer saga. The deal will be worth £72 million, which the Gunners will pay in instalments. Arsenal beat off competition from Napoli, who also met Lille’s valuation for him, but Pépé rejected the Italian side.
The Ivorian scored 23 goals last season for Lille, and has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool among other clubs. This will spend the end of Arsenal’s pursuit of Wilfried Zaha, put off by his £80 million price-tag.
Inter Milan To Replace Nainggolan With Vidal
Ramiro Aldunate of Marca claims that Inter Milan could replace Radja Nainggolan with Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal. Vidal is one of two midfielders that could leave the Nou Camp, the other being Ivan Rakitić. New boss Antonio Conte knows Vidal through his time managing Juventus and is keen on bringing him in.
Barcelona are willing to offload periphery players to fund a late move for former star Neymar. With Frenkie de Jong already coming into to the club, both midfielders could see their futures under threat.
AC Milan Set To Sign Leao
Sources at RMC Sport in France understand that Rafael Leao could be on his way to AC Milan. The Portuguese striker’s €35 million move to Italy is reportedly ‘imminent’. Lille picked him up on a free transfer after he cancelled his contract with Sporting Lisbon. They will now receive 20% of a transfer fee if Milan sell.
The 20-year-old striker drew comparisons with Kylian Mbappé regarding his style of play. He scored 8 goals in 26 appearances last season for Lille as they finished second in Ligue 1.