Virgil van Dijk’s proposed transfer to Liverpool not over yet while Man Utd’s goalkeeper situation takes a turn


Sakho key to van Dijk deal

Liverpool’s pursuit of Virgil van Dijk may not be dead and buried just yet, despite the club insisting they had dropped their interest after apologising to Southampton for illegally approaching their star player.

Southampton’s strong interest in the Reds’ out of favour defender Mamadou Sakho could see the clubs strike up a player-plus-cash deal, although in an ideal world the Saints would prefer to pair up the France international with van Dijk.


That seems unlikely though, given van Dijk's desire to play in the Champions League, and the Dutchman has reportedly informed his employers that Anfield remains his preferred destination.

 

United in win-win situation

Milan youngster Gianluigi Donnarumma has been offered to Manchester United in the event Real Madrid turn their attentions back to David de Gea, according to reports.

Real Madrid have made no secret of their intention to sign a top class goalkeeper this summer, but in recent weeks they have turned their attention to Donnarumma rather than long term target de Gea.

Whichever avenue they decide to pursue, United look well placed, with Donnarumma – who is refusing to sign a new deal at Milan and will therefore be sold this summer – likely to be offered to the club if Madrid decide on de Gea. United, incidentally, would prefer to retain de Gea. 

 

 

Cuadrado a target for Arsenal

Arsenal are lining up a move for former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, whose odds on a move to Manchester City continue to shorten.

Sanchez is just 1.95 to be a City player by September and the increasing likelihood of a sale, perhaps even to Bayern Munich (3.00), has Wenger outlining potential replacements.

Cuadrado reportedly tops his list and could be brought back to the Premier League for as little as £25million, with Juventus ready to offload the Colombian.