Today’s Rumour Mill features Manchester City’s spending spree, Arsene Wenger’s contract renewal at Arsenal and Mbappe’s final decision.
Manchester City confident of beating rivals to second Monaco signing
According to The Express, Manchester City are hopeful of beating Manchester United to sign left-back Benjamin Mendy. Mendy was another one of the players who impressed in the Champions League clash when City faced Monaco. Mendy is just 22 and has a long career ahead of him.
Conte open to cashing in on striker
The Times writes that Antonio Conte is willing to cash in on striker Diego Costa after twice refusing to guarantee that the striker will be a Chelsea player next season. It is unlikely Chelsea will receive the mammoth price they were hoping for as Costa has ruled out a move to China, stating he would only leave to return to Spain with Atletico Madrid.
Wenger up for contract renewal
Arsenal are said to be considering to offer Arsene Wenger a new contract at the board meeting after the manager made it clear he wants to stay on at the club, reports The Times. An announcement is expected on Wednesday or Thursday.
West Ham arrival Spurs to player’s signature
According to the Daily Star, West Ham are willing to meet Ross Barkley’s wage demands of £140,000-a-week, just over double his current wages. Everton are prepared to part ways with the player after he failed to agree to a new deal at the end of the season. The Toffees will be looking to part ways with Barkley as soon as possible so that can free up some funds for them to purchase £35 million rated Sigurdsson and also bring back Wayne Rooney to the club.
Real Madrid and Manchester City continue chase of wanted player
According to the Sun, Kylian Mbappe is one of the most wanted players in the world of football and the player is subject to two £113.5 million bids from Manchester City and Real Madrid. The teenager has netted 26 goals in all competitions and has caught the eye of top clubs across Europe after his impressive performances in the Champions League.
Despite all the rumours, Mbappe is likely to stay on at Monaco for at least one more season, he said “I will be the only decision maker, with my family. Nobody will decide for me. I will not go where I’m not going to play. This will be my choice.”