Sheffield United eyeing Bayern Munich striker

That’s according to the Guardian newspaper, who write that Blades boss Chris Wilder is keen to land the highly-rated 19-year-old to bolster his attacking options.

Not much is known about Dajaku as he is yet to establish himself in the Bayern first team – he has however played age group level for Germany and netted more than 40 times at youth level.

Understandably it will be difficult for the striker to break in to the squad of the recently-crowned European champions, who already have the formidable Robert Lewandowski to call upon.

Dajaku then may be tempted in to plying his trade abroad – and where better than the Premier League.

Sheffield United were solid at the back for the most part last season, but it is at the top end of the pitch where the question marks lie.

With concerns over the Blades’ firepower, Dajaku may well be an astute addition if he does arrive at Bramall Lane.

Chris Wilder will have to fend off reported interest from Swansea City, however, to secure the teenager’s services.

West Ham fans delighted as Roberto nears London Stadium exit

The Spanish stopper is said to be close to completing a switch to the La Liga side according to newspaper the Guardian.

Roberto spent the second half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Alaves in Spain’s top flight, after a disastrous start to the season between the sticks for West Ham.

After Lukasz Fabianski’s injury, then-Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini turned to the 34-year-old to deputise – and it backfired horrifically, with Roberto shipping 21 goals in just 10 games for the club, mustering a single clean sheet.

Things weren’t much better post January, either, with new boss David Moyes immediately loaning Roberto, where he shelled 19 times in just 9 appearances as Alaves narrowly avoided relegation from La Liga.

Now Roberto’s time at West Ham appears to be coming to an end, much to the delight of many a Hammers fan on social media, who appear to be glad to see the back of arguably their worst goalkeeper in recent memory.

If things weren’t bad enough for poor old Roberto, some Irons supporters are revelling in the fact that West Ham somehow look set to make a profit on his departure.

After arriving at the London Stadium for free, Real Vallodolid are close to parting with actual cash to complete the deal.


Southampton set to unveil Mohammed Salisu

Diario de Valladolid, a Spanish news outlet covering the La Liga club, say that Salisu is ‘already a Southampton player’ with Saints having triggered his €12m release clause.

This is yet to be confirmed at St Mary’s – however, due to Covid-19, any arrivals in to the UK from Spain must currently self-isolate for a 14-day period upon touching down in the country, perhaps delaying any such announcement.

The 21-year-old centre back stands at an imposing 6’3”, with newspaper The Guardian claiming Salisu has already passed his Saints medical – and if you needed any further convincing that he will be joining Southampton, one of Salisu’s family members went as far as to confirm it on Ghanaian radio at the weekend.

Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho transfer nearing completion

England star Sancho has been a United target for some time now, and according to the latest intel from reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano, the club are at an ‘advanced stage’ of talks.

Romano also suggests that Sancho – who has scored 30 goals in 78 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund since 2017 – would be offered a 5-year deal at Old Trafford.

Although both clubs are said to be in discussions over the player, the biggest factor will be deciding on a fee for the 20-year-old, who has already shown in his short career so far that he has the capabilities to be genuinely world class.

The Guardian’s deputy news editor Ed Aarons claims Manchester United are prepared to spend £90m to secure Sancho’s services, which would be a new record fee for an English player.

Dortmund are pushing United to reach an agreement soon if they want the player, as the German side are keen to press on with finding a replacement.

Reports claim that Dortmund have set Manchester United a deadline of 10th August to sew up the Sancho deal, which is likely to be paid in instalments.

Arsenal close to permanent Dani Ceballos capture from Real Madrid but hit snag in chase for Atletico’s Thomas Partey

The good news is that Dani Ceballos, who has been on loan at the Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid this campaign, is reported to be close to penning a permanent contract at Arsenal.

Ceballos is said to not be in the plans of current Real coach Zinedine Zidane, and according to Spanish news outlet AS, the midfielder’s focus is to stay in North London for another season.

Other reports from Spain also suggest that Real Madrid’s need to make some cash this summer will encourage them to sell Ceballos to Arsenal, with newspaper Marca claiming €30-35m could be enough to make the switch permanent.

It is in the middle of the park where Arteta and Sporting Director Edu are seemingly keen to bolster their ranks, with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey on the Gunners’ radar.

Partey has been linked with a move to the Premier League for the past 18 months, with Arsenal supposedly in pole position for the 27-year-old’s signature.

The Ghana international has a release clause of €50m, and still has three years remaining on his current Atletico deal – but the Gunners remain confident they can land their man.

Earlier this month, The Guardian reported Arsenal had offered £23m for Partey’s services – approximately half of his €50m release clause – but that was rejected.
Now reports claim that out-of-favour midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was offered as a makeweight in order to up the ante, and tempt Atletico in to accepting a lower price for Partey.

Guendouzi reportedly had a bust-up with gaffer Mikel Arteta shortly after the Premier League’s resumption and hasn’t featured for Arsenal in the last 10 games in all competitions.

Despite the offer of Guendouzi, Partey won’t be leaving the Wanda Metropolitano any time soon it seems, as the player plus cash bid was also rejected.

In the past, Alexandre Lacazette has been of interest to Atletico Madrid – however it is unlikely that Arteta will use the Frenchman as a bargaining chip to secure Partey at the expense of weakening his forward line.