Manchester United and Everton in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on free transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Manchester United and Everton in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on free transfer Adrien Rabiot is in talks with Manchester United and Everton (Getty Images)Manchester United are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in France.The 24-year-old is out of contract with PSG at the end of this month and will join a new club on a free transfer.Barcelona, Tottenham and Juventus have all held talks with Rabiot over a potential deal but the midfielder’s high wage demands and signing-on fee has reportedly been a major stumbling block.According to TF1, Rabiot is currently holding talks with both Manchester United and Everton, although no deal has been agreed.ADVERTISEMENT Rabiot will leave PSG on a free transfer this summer (Getty Images)The report also claims that Rabiot is open to moving to a club in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this week, reports in France claimed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery was also interested in completing a deal for Rabiot.Rabiot thrived under Emery during their time together at PSG, but both Arsenal and United are at a disadvantage as they cannot offer the midfielder Champions League football next season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRabiot has not featured for PSG since December and will leave the club on a free transfer this summer after refusing to sign a new contract.In March, Rabiot’s mother and agent, Veronique Rabiot, accused PSG of holding her son ‘prisoner’ by refusing to let him train with the first team.“We are attacking the human side here. We are modest. I can only tell you that he feels very badly [about] everything that happens,’ she told L’Equipe.“Adrien is a prisoner! He is even held hostage by PSG. Soon it will be dry bread, water, and a dungeon! This environment is cruel.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 2 Jun 2019 8:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link22Shareslast_img read more

Arsenal target Dejan Lovren gets green light from Jurgen Klopp to make transfer

first_imgLovren is expected to leave Liverpool this summer (Picture: Getty)Dejan Lovren is keen on a switch to a London club and Liverpool are happy for the defender to leave, reports say.The Croatian defender is behind Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in the centre-back pecking order at Liverpool and is about to enter the final year of his contract.Lovren has made just 14 appearances this season and wants to return to playing regularly.Jurgen Klopp blocked Lovren’s exit last summer, but the Daily Mail claim the Liverpool boss has given the green light to a departure in the next transfer window and won’t stand in his way a second time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveArsenal and Tottenham are keen to sign Lovren and the centre-back likes the idea of a move to London.Both Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho are eager to add a defender to their ranks and although error-prone, Lovren has a wealth of experience in the Premier League.Liverpool will be able to demand a transfer fee and prefer that option over allowing Lovren to leave the club for nothing in the summer of 2021. Arsenal target Dejan Lovren gets green light from Jurgen Klopp to make transfer Advertisement Comment Klopp has sanctioned Lovren’s exit (Picture: Getty)It seems Lovren, 30, could have the pick of several London teams, with West Ham and Crystal Palace expected to make an offer for him.Lovren’s plans to find a new club though may be complicated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Football has been suspended, as has Liverpool’s march towards their first Premier League title, and is expected to be resumed during the summer.The transfer window may have to be delayed or extended and UEFA are set to hold talks this week about the issue of what to do with transfers and expiring contracts.MORE: Arsenal defender William Saliba compared to Raphael Varane by his former coachMORE: Dani Ceballos would prefer Real Betis transfer over extending Arsenal stayFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryTuesday 31 Mar 2020 5:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link520Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Raptors players discuss Kawhi Leonard’s impending free agency

first_imgThe Raptors acquired Leonard — along with Danny Green — from the Spurs for a package centered around DeMar DeRozan in a blockbuster trade last offseason. Green will also be a free agent this summer and said he’d like to return to Toronto. But, he said Leonard’s decision will have an impact on his.”He can change a whole organization,” Green said. NBA Finals 2019: Raptors’ Kyle Lowry drew on experience to win ‘surreal’ title Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Lakers ‘will pursue’ star this summer 🌟 Kawhi Leonard’s TOP 5 PLAYS from the 2019 #NBAPlayoffs! #WeTheNorth 🌟 pic.twitter.com/8rqS5CB0dK— NBA (@NBA) June 16, 2019Leonard was named the Finals MVP after Toronto topped the Warriors in six games.“I think that for us, at least speaking for myself, there’s nothing more that we can do,” Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said about Leonard, via TSN. “We’ve done it, the city’s done it, the coaches have done it, the teammates have done it. We’ve done our job. The best way to recruit somebody is to just be yourself over the course of the year.” Related News The Raptors do not want to lose Kawhi Leonard.The 27-year-old star will enter free agency coming off of one of the best postseason runs ever. He led the Raptors to their first championship in franchise history by averaging 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 49% from the field in 24 playoff games. The Clippers will chase Leonard this offseason and rival executives believe he “likes” the team, according to an earlier report from Bleacher Report. He also will consider re-signing with the Raptors, according to ESPN, while the Knicks and Lakers will reportedly pursue him, as well.“I would assume that he knows what is here and what makes this place special,” VanVleet said. “And, if it’s enough it’ll be enough and if it’s not then it’s not. So, it’s not the biggest deal in the world.“He came here and did what he was supposed to do. He brought this city a championship and I think he’s earned his freedom in his career to do what he wants to do and we’ll all respect and admire him.”VanVleet on Kawhi’s free agency: “There’s nothing more we can do. We’ve done it, the city’s done it, this franchise has done it, the coaches have done it, his teammates have done it. We’ve done our job. I would assume he knows what is here and what makes this place special” pic.twitter.com/JtsoYQ7K34— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) June 16, 2019Marc Gasol, who was sent from the Grizzlies to the Raptors at the deadline, praised Leonard when he met with reporters Sunday.”I don’t think there’s any other player of his caliber in the NBA right now,” Gasol said. “He’s on a pedestal by himself.” Three questions the Raptors will have to answer this offseasonlast_img read more