Ramsey Joins Juve
Aaron Ramsey has agreed a five-year deal with Juventus worth £36m and will join the Italian champions on a free transfer at the end of the season. The midfielder has been discussing a move for weeks and will leave Arsenal after 10 years at the club according to The Guardian.
The Wales international has been subject to much speculation since the the Gunners withdrew from contract negotiations earlier in the season. Ramsey had been linked to a whole host of European clubs and was free to talk to them from January.
The paper reports that the massive contract given to German international Mesut Özil was a factor in not being able to offer a satisfactory deal to the former Cardiff City man.
Chelsea may make FIFA complaint
Chelsea will report Bayern Munich to FIFA if they find evidence of an illegal approach by the Bundesliga club to Callum Hudson-Odoi, his family or his representatives according to the Daily Mail.
The German Champions are understood to have made several bids for the youngster who has so far refused several contract offers from the London club, who themselves have been the subject of tapping up allegations.
FIFA’s governing body’s integrity and compliance unit has made the judgment that a transfer embargo of four windows should be put in place following a three-year investigation into 19 signings made by the club, including 14 that were under the age of 18.
Spurs look towards Alderweireld replacement
Tottenham Hotspur view Sampdoria’s Joachim Andersen as the likeliest replacement for Toby Alderweireld should the Belgian leave in the summer according to Miguel Delaney in The Independent.
The Belgium defender, who looked set to leave the club in the summer, was due to become a free agent in the at the end of the season but the club have taken up the option to extend his deal by a further year.
By doing so, Spurs have activated a £25million release clause that runs up to the final two weeks of the summer transfer window.
Fosu-Mensah wants out of Fulham
Timothy Fosu-Mensah, the Manchester United defender, wants to cut short his loan spell at Fulham and join another club until the end of the season according to The Times.
The 21-year-old has not been able to hold down a regular first-team place at the London club and sees his prospects of starting under new manager Claudio Ranieri as limited.
Will Grigg to Wearside
Sunderland are hoping to push through a deal for Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg after tabling a formal offer for the Northern Ireland international report The Northern Echo.
The Black Cats would obviously like to see if Grigg can set League One on fire.