Transfer News: England Starlet Keen On Chelsea Or Man Utd | AVB Eyes Swiss Stopper
Transfer news: Today, England starlet Luke Shaw is open to a move to Chelsea and Manchester United while Tottenham are linked with a move for Yann Sommer.
Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, Luke Shaw is open to a move to Chelsea and Manchester United while Tottenham are linked with a move for Yann Sommer.
Chelsea & United keen on Shaw
First up and the Express are claiming that Southampton full-back Luke Shaw is open to a move to Chelsea or Manchester United but they may be made to wait for his signature.
The defender has emerged as one of the most exciting youngsters in the country after breaking in to the Saints first team last season, with his impressive form seeing him earn his first caps for the England under-21’s.
Chelsea and Man Utd were strongly linked with the 18-year-old in the summer with Jose Mourinho and David Moyes looking for long-term replacements for Ashley Cole and Patrice Evra, but Shaw elected to stay on the South Coast and signed a new contract tying him to the club for another five years.
However, that doesn’t appear to have put off the Premier League big guns from pursuing his signature and the Express carry quotes from an apparent source who claims that while Shaw would love to play for his boyhood Chelsea team and is also flattered by United’s interest, he is in no hurry to switch clubs just yet.
“Luke’s a huge Chelsea fan and he’d be delighted to play for them.”
“United’s interest is flattering but he knows he doesn’t have to rush anywhere just yet.” the source told the Express.
There’s little doubt Shaw is a huge talent and deserves to be playing at the top level, but with Southampton flying high after a stunning start to the season it’s no wonder the youngster isn’t in a hurry to leave any time soon.
Spurs eye Sommer
Next up and the Daily Star are reporting that Tottenham have joined Newcastle United in showing an interest in FC Basel goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
The Swiss international is in the final year of his contract with the Swiss champions and has so far refused to sign an extension leading to suggestions he could be set for a move when the window re-opens in January with the Star suggesting he could be available for just £3.5m.
The newspaper claims Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has had Sommer scouted extensively this season after identifying him as a potential replacement for 42-year-old Brad Friedel, and may make a move this winter.
Sommer has already been capped by Switzerland four times and has attracted interest from the likes of Newcastle, but it appears AVB could now provide serious competition for the 24-year-old’s signature.
So there’s your latest dose of transfer news. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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