After Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final, now the attention turns to the transfer market, with developments set to ramp up, including Lionel Messi, with Paris Saint-Germain openly revealing that he would “welcome” the player, even though he expects the Argentine to stay at the Nou Camp.
The surprise news on Sunday was that Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Thiago Alcantara, who was sublime in the Lisbon final, with Hansi Flick admitting he does not know where his future lies. Jadon Sancho remains at Borussia Dortmund too, with Manchester United close to walking away from talks.
Elsewhere, Chelsea’s move for Ben Chilwell may have hit the rocks after appearing to be close to completion, while Thiago Silva looks close to agreeing a one-year deal – all that and more in Monday’s transfer live blog:
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Leicester are targeting Ajax’s Nico Tagliafico as Ben Chilwell’s replacement. While the Blues could battle it out with the Gunners and Barcelona for Malang Sarr, who is available on a free transfer.
Speaking of the Catalan club, Lionel Messi‘s future remains in doubt and the Blaugrana are now preparing a response should the Argentine hand in a transfer request.