Transfer news: Ndombele-Bernardeschi swap; Memphis to Barcelona
Today’s Premier League transfer news includes Spurs and Juventus swapping Tanguy Ndombele and Federico Bernardeschi, Memphis Depay agreeing terms with Barcelona, and Arsenal swapping Matteo Guendouzi and Alexandre Lacazette for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey…
Ndombele-Bernardeschi swap for Spurs, Juventus
Ndombele appears destined to be linked with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur every second of every day until he finally leaves the club. Such is life for free-roaming midfielders with Jose Mourinho as their manager. Anyway, Juventus are reportedly interested in Ndombele and are set to offer winger Federico Bernardeschi as part of a package to bring the 23-year-old Frenchman to Turin.
Barcelona agree terms with Memphis
Depay is the latest Dutchman linked with a move to Barcelona following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager. The club has reportedly already agreed terms with the player and his current club, Lyon. The fee is reportedly $47 million,
Arsenal offer Guendouzi, Lacazette for Partey
Partey has been linked with a move to, along with plenty of other clubs, Arsenal for quite some time now. The premise is simple: the Gunners have needed a mobile destroyer at the base of midfielder for years. Party ticks all of those boxes, so the fit is obvious. Atleti aren’t willing to accept any kind of cut-rate price, so now Arsenal have reportedly resorted to offering out Guendouzi and Lacazette to bridge the gap in negotiations. Atleti are said to rate Guendouzi highly, but Lacazette’s inclusion is something of an issue for them.
Aston Villa closing in on Watkins; West Ham bid for Benrahma
From the moment Brentford failed to win promotion to the Premier League, star attackers Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma appeared destined to leave for clubs in the top division. Aston Villa are reportedly close to agreeing a $26-million deal for Watkins, the EFL Championship’s second-leading scorer last season with 25 goals. Meanwhile, West Ham United are reportedly failing to make any progress on Benrahma based on Brentford’s hard-line valuation of $33 million.