latest football transfer news and rumours for thursday 16th may 2019 - Latest Football Transfer News And Rumours For Thursday, 16th May, 2019

Latest Football Transfer News And Rumours For Thursday, 16th May, 2019

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Latest Transfer News Across The Globe

The transfer window officially opened today in England and the rush by clubs to get needed players gets fully underway as well.

Some clubs have already gotten their transfer business underway as they hope to get the best legs ahead of the next season.

See all the latest gists and rumours as well as update on completed deals here.

Atletico want Arsenal’s Lacazette

Atletico Madrid are interested in bringing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette over to Spain, according to reports.

Atletico have lost Antoine Griezmann and are looking for replacements, with Le10Sport claiming that Lacazette is one of the top targets.

Juventus wants Lyon’s Mendy

Juventus are looking to bring in Lyon full-back Ferland Mendy during the current summer transfer window according to Calcio Mercato.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a great campaign with Lyon, making 42 appearances across all competitions.

The Bianconeri are braced to lose first choice left back Alex Sandro when the market reopens and are lining up Mendy as his successor.

Man Utd wants Dembele to replace Lukaku

Manchester United are said to be interested in bringing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, to Old Trafford.

According to The Sun, the 22-year-old is worth around £40m ($51m) and would fit United’s new policy of targeting promising young players over marquee names.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils may be willing to let Lukaku go in order to complete Dembele’s move.

The Belgian forward is said to be attracting interests from Paris Saint Germain and Inter.

De Ligt yet to decide on Ajax future

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt insisted he was still assessing his future amid links to Barcelona and the Premier League.

The club claimed their league crown on Wednesday, but when asked about leaving this summer the defender was clear that the decision had not been made yet.

“This is not the time to talk about my future,” he told Fox Sports.

“I don’t know if I will go with Frenkie de Jong [to Barcelona]. I still have to analyse things and see everything. We’ll see what happens.”

Naija News reports De Ligt has been in demand by major European clubs since his impressive run in the 2018/2019 champions league campaign.

Chelsea may not extend Higuain’s stay

Argentine forward, Gonzalo Higuain may not get further opportunities with Chelsea beyond the summer following his poor showings in England

Chelsea are reportedly sending Gonzalo Higuain back to Juventus after the Premier League side decided not to extend their loan move for the forward or to buy him outright.

The Daily Mail report that the club have decided not to keep the Argentine as he still has two years left on his deal and his goal return has been below par since moving to the Premier League from Serie A.

Mikel hoping for premier league return

Former Chelsea midfielder and Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel is weighing up a potential return to the Premier League, according to ESPN.

Clubs hoping to land the experienced Nigerian midfielder include newly promoted Norwich and Sheffield United.

The 32-year-old spent the second half of the 2018-19 season at Middlesbrough, scoring once in 18 Championship appearances.

That will be all for now. Naija News will be on the ground to give you latest information on transfers across the globe as they break.

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