With leagues across Europe coming to a close after the prolonged Coronavirus break, clubs are looking
to strengthen their squads in the upcoming transfer window. A vast majority of managers across
Europe’s top leagues had to contend with squads that were stretched thin either as a result of injuries or
fatigue brought about by the tight fixture schedule that was witnessed after the restart.
One of the biggest transfer rumours so far is in regards to Jadon Sancho’s move from Bundesliga side
Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United.
The talismanic 20-year old has been immense in Borussia’s
title challenge this season providing 17 goals and 17 assists in 32 starts. The English-born midfielder
despite enjoying an illustrious career in Germany has made it clear his desire to return to his home
country favouring the Manchester area. With Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola openly refuting
claims that the youngster could be on his way to the ‘cityzens’, the favourites in the race to acquire the
signature of Sancho remain the Red Devils.
Reports from the player’s camp as well as from sourcesindicate that the two clubs are in advanced stages of the negotiations with Borussia Dortmundremaining adamant with their £108 million valuation of the player. The sources further report that personal terms between Sancho and Manchester United are almost agreed upon.
In other news, German international and Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz who is aiming for a move
away from the Bundesliga club has attracted interest from premier league side Chelsea. Seeking to
bolster his attacking options after the acquisition of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Hakim Ziyech
from Ajax, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has made Havertz his top target after the youngster enjoyed
a glorious 19/20 campaign having found the back of the net 17 times. According to reports, the Chelsea
director Marina Granovskaia has been in contact with Leverkusen and is confident that the two clubs
can reach an agreement in the weeks to come.
Across the board, London rivals Arsenal are looking to their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to
extend his contract that expires in the summer of 2021. The Gabonese international has been
instrumental to the Gunners attack since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 scoring 54
goals in 85 appearances for the club. To further solidify his importance to the club, Aubameyang scored
two crucial goals in the FA cup semi-final that saw Arsenal eliminate Manchester City and went on two
score another two goals in the finals that saw Arsenal lift the FA cup trophy for a record 14 th time. This
was Aubameyang’s first trophy since joining Arsenal and Coach Mikel Arteta hopes it will help in
persuading the captain to commit his long term future to the club. The negotiations between the player
and the club are ongoing and further developments are on a wait-and-see basis.