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June 17, 2022

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Fever on the pitch has been replaced by frenzy in the transfer market…

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EPL Transfer Market Frenzy

EPL Transfer Market Frenzy

Norwegian striker Erling Haaland heads for Manchester City - Photo courtesy espn.com

The EPL football season is over but fever on the pitch has been replaced by frenzy in the transfer market. Let’s take a look at the deals that are done and those that are pending.

Completed Transfers

The Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has been unveiled as a Manchester City player.

Darwin Nunez completed his move to Liverpool with the Merseyside team coughing up £85 million. His new contract will run for six years

Ivan Perisic completed his move to Tottenham on a free transfer. That’s a good deal for an experienced player.

Philippe Coutinho joins Aston Villa permanently for £17 million thanks to Steven Gerrard

Alexander Lacazette returned to Lyon on a free transfer, hoping to find his spark where it all began.

Antonio Rudiger joins Real Madrid on a free transfer, so too does his Chelsea teammate Andreas Christensen who has joined Barcelona on a free transfer as well.

Nemanja Matic joins AS Roma on a free transfer and will be reunited with this beloved manager Jose Mourinho.

Pending Deals and News

Manchester United have made an offer to sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 30, as his Brentford contract expires at the end of this month. United’s interest in Eriksen would not rule out a move for their number one target Frenkie de Jong, 25, as talks continue with the Dutch midfielder’s club Barcelona continue.

Bayern Munich are preparing a £34.6m offer for Senegal forward Sadio Mane after Liverpool rejected the German club’s previous two offers for the 30-year-old.

Juventus are close to agreeing a contract for France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 29.

Manchester City could raise more than £200m in player sales this summer as the club looks to land Leeds United’s 26-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Everton’s Richarlison, 25, has turned down an approach to join Arsenal this summer – with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur said to be the preferred destinations of the Brazilian forward.

Inter Milan are pushing to sign Romelu Lukaku, 29, from Chelsea with the Belgium striker prepared to take a wage cut in order to return to the Serie A club.

Real Madrid are close to agreeing a new contract with Brazil forward Vinicius Jr, 21.

Leeds United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 25, from Bayern Munich in a four-year deal worth 12m euros plus add-ons.

Arsenal-linked Victor Osimhen says he will decide on his future later in the summer after the 23-year-old Nigeria and Napoli forward admitted he is aware of interest from clubs in England and Spain.

Chelsea are considering a deal for Lazio’s Albania international goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 27, if Spain keeper Kepa, 27, leaves the club this summer.

Leeds winger Raphinha, 25, is a target for both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur this summer, amid concerns Barcelona will be unable to fund a deal for the Brazilian.

Tottenham and Juventus have had offers rejected for Udinese and Italy Under-21 left-back Destiny Udogie, 19.

Middlesbrough and England Under-21 defender Djed Spence, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, would favour a move to Tottenham.

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 26, will return to Arsenal after Fiorentina decided not to make his loan deal permanent.

West Ham are interested in signing Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 27, from Real Sociedad.

Nantes have submitted a bid for Nottingham Forest’s Congolese goalkeeper Brice Samba, 28.

Wolves remain confident of signing Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon despite Fulham’s efforts to tempt the 26-year-old with a move to Craven Cottage.

Bournemouth are favourites ahead of Nottingham Forest and Fulham to sign English midfielder Joe Rothwell, 27, from Blackburn Rovers.

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