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Manchester United's pursuit of Joao Felix, Thomas Meunier to Old Trafford, and Naby Keita's future at Liverpool
My exclusive in-depth look at the biggest transfer stories, featuring Joao Felix, Naby Keita, Thomas Meunier, and more.
Manchester United’s pursuit of Joao Felix and Matheus Cunha.
Joao Felix has no plans to leave Atletico Madrid this summer and the Spanish club has no plans to allow him to leave.
For Matheus Cunha, €50m will not be enough for Manchester United to bring him to Old Trafford.
A new bid has not been submitted to sign Cunha, and Manchester United will have to pay a lot more to sign him this transfer window.
Callum Hudson-Odoi’s future at Chelsea.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has a good chance of leaving Chelsea on loan this summer, as discussed over a month ago. Southampton are pushing to sign the winger, but Hudson-Odoi doesn’t see them as an attractive destination.
Borussia Dortmund are still quiet but Hudson-Odoi does see the German club as a pleasing opportunity.
A decision will be made on his future in the coming days.
Has Armando Broja’s future at Chelsea been decided?
Armando Broja’s situation has not changed as it stands. The decision is in the hands of Thomas Tuchel.
Broja wants regular game time but Chelsea blocked a deal to take him to West Ham last month.
I believe Chelsea will make a decision regarding Broja’s future when they are certain they will bring in a new striker.
Is there a possibility that Thomas Meunier will join Manchester United?
Thomas Meunier has been offered to both Manchester United and Barcelona in recent weeks. However, any move will depend on the departure of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and whether Manchester United pursue Sergino Dest.
Manchester United are hoping Crystal Palace make a good proposition to sign Wan-Bissaka this summer.
Ethan Laird is highly-rated at the club and could solve United’s right-back solution long-term, but he must prove himself this season at QPR.
Naby Keita’s contract talks have stalled.
I think it is normal that Keita wants to play more regularly at Liverpool. So far, negotiations are not proceeding but do remain ongoing.
Jurgen Klopp plans to speak with Keita in the coming days to find a solution.
Liverpool plans to keep Keita in case of many injuries in midfield.
Only a huge offer would change Liverpool’s situation regarding Keita’s future at the club.
With Dele Alli potentially leaving, are Everton going to strengthen in attack?
Che Adams and Ben Brereton are two players being considered by Everton as it stands, I’m certain a new striker will arrive before the end of the transfer window.
OGC Nice have submitted a €10m bid for Brereton, which was rejected by Blackburn. Everton are still in the race to sign him.
For Dele, Everton wants to give the player what he wants in terms of regular game time, but Dele is yet to accept Besiktas’ proposal.