Chelsea battle Man Utd, Arsenal face Saliba threat, Xavi Simons decision: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 15 May 2024 22:41 BST
  • 6 min read
Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag

Wednesday delivered plenty of big storylines as Chelsea and Manchester United are set to do battle for the Premier League's most wanted.

Plus, not one, not two but three European giants have registered their interest in Arsenal superstar William Saliba and a decision on Xavi Simons' future has been made. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right.

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Exclusive: Wolves want Adams

FootballTransfers can exclusively reveal that Wolves are in talks with Southampton striker Che Adams.

Exclusive: Crawley Town boss in demand

We can also report that Crawley Town manager Scott Lindsey is being monitored by several Championship clubs.

Exclusive: Patience will pay off for ex-Barca wonderkid

Finally, FootballTransfers spoke to Guinea legend Pablo Thiam about his compatriot Ilaix Moriba. A star for Barcelona at 18, things quickly went downhill. But after firing his country to the Paris Olympics, the midfielder's future is looking bright.

Ilaix Moriba
© IMAGO - Ilaix Moriba

Chelsea, Man Utd want Tosin

Tosin Adarabioyo has become the Premier League's most-wanted free agent and both Chelsea and Man Utd are keen on him.

The Fulham man is just one of many big-name Premier League players out of contract this summer.

Arsenal's Saliba threat

Arsenal have been put on alert by the news that Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern are interested in William Saliba.

Xavi Simons latest

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that PSG have decided that in-demand Xavi Simons will not be for sale this summer, dealing a blow to Arsenal and his many other suitors.

Multi-club madness

Chelsea, Man Utd and City are all top dogs in multi-club networks, but some of their sister sides are being killed by their affluent owners.

INEOS-owned Nice for example are set for a summer of massive upheaval due to Sir Jim Ratcliffe and company.

BlueCo-owned Strasbourg, meanwhile, look set to lose one of France's biggest talents - but not to Chelsea.

Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali
© IMAGO - Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news from around the world. Mo Salah isn't the only Liverpool star being targeted by the Saudi Pro League this year.

Rodrygo will not move to the Premier League despite Kylian Mbappe's imminent Real Madrid transfer.

But could Vinicius Jr quit because of the Frenchman?

Aston Villa are closing in on their first major signing after their maiden Champions League qualification.

Erik ten Hag is still under pressure at Man Utd, but Thiago Motta will not replace the Dutchman.

A surprise name could yet replace Ten Hag, however.

Real Madrid have to pay Chelsea even more money for Eden Hazard - despite the Belgian retiring last year.

Ollie Watkins has been linked with Man Utd and you could argue that a move would make sense.

Cristiano Ronaldo is trying to convince a former Man Utd teammate to join Al-Nassr.

Man Utd look set to be snubbed by a familiar face for the third year running.

In addition to Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial, another expensive player looks set to leave Man Utd this summer.

One of Arsenal's main targets wants to move this summer.

Liverpool winger Luis Diaz has become a top target for Barcelona.

Lastly, Fabrizio Romano has dropped a major update on two Arsenal stars linked with transfers.

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