Manchester United have been linked with a number of highly-rated central midfielders in recent months, and the recent report from the Mirror has suggested – manager Louis van Gaal put his sights on Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, with the Frenchman has agreed a four-year contract with the Red Devils.
As the transfer window rumour mill kicks into overdrive, many players will be the subject of speculation, hype and conjecture that a move to pastures new is on the horizon.
In a lot of cases it will be just that – pure gossip, but in some cases the transfer tittle-tattle will become a reality. One such case, it seems, is Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.
Real Madrid are believed to willing to sell their star striker Karim Benzema at the end of the season so the Spanish giants can reinvest that money in a younger forward, as reported by The Daily Star.
This news has alerted the Premier League trio with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool to his availability this summer, but would have to loose their pocket up to £40 million to secure his services.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the midfielder Francis Coquelin has agreed a new long-term contract with the Gunners.
The 23-year-old Frenchman, who has been in impressive form since returning to the Emirates in December after his short loan spell with Championship side Charlton Athletic.