Football Gossip: Man United confident of landing Newcastle midfielder while Hakim Ziyech keen on Arsenal
With teams around Europe looking to bolster their squad ahead of the 2019-2020 season, Manchester United are reported to be confident of landing Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff while Hakim Ziyech is keen on a move to Arsenal.
According to the Mirror, Manchester United are confident they can reach a £25m agreement with Newcastle for midfielder Sean Longstaff. The 21-year-old, who is currently contracted to the Magpies until the summer of 2022, suffered a knee-ligament injury in March.
Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan has revealed that Hakim Ziyech is open to a move to Arsenal, "I know that the player would like to go to a club like Arsenal, they have always played good football." The midfielder, who starred throughout Ajax's wonderful 2018-2019 season, has been linked with summer moves to a host of top European clubs.
With Maurizio Sarri on the verge of completing a move to Juventus, Chelsea are looking for his replacement as Sky Sports reveal that Derby will demand £4m if the Blues try to make Frank Lampard to be their new manager due to a clause in his contract at Pride Park.
According to football.london, Arsenal are set to offer new contracts to the striking duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. The pair, who scored a combined total of 50 goals in all competitions in 2018-2019, have been linked with summer exits from the Emirates.
Le10Sport in France report that Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba. The Ligue 1 club are said to be open to selling the 18-year-old Frenchman this summer, but only if an interested club stumps up around €30m and then loans him back for the upcoming season.