Arteta's new contract, Rodgers to Spurs and Man Utd want World Cup winner: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 25 May 2023 22:50 BST
  • 5 min read
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal

There were exclusives aplenty on Thursday.

Plus, Manchester United and Liverpool are targeting a World Cup winner - and it's not Alexis Mac Allister - and Mykhaylo Mudryk had another shocking performance for Chelsea. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in.

Exclusive: Mikel Arteta in contract talks

FootballTransfers can exclusively reveal that Mikel Arteta and Arsenal have begun negotiations over a new and improved deal for the Gunners boss.

Exclusive: Brendan Rodgers offered Spurs job

Moreover, we have learned that Brendan Rodgers has been offered the vacant Tottenham Hotspur managerial position.

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

Exclusive: Liverpool consider Lavia

Finally, sources have told FootballTransfers that Liverpool are pondering a swap deal with Southampton for Romeo Lavia.

Liverpool and United battle for Bayern star

The reliable kicker magazine has revealed that Liverpool and Manchester United have enquired about a World Cup-winning Bayern star.

Kluivert robbed

Spanish media has revealed that Justin Kluivert, Valencia player and son of Dutch legend Patrick, had his house burgled while preparing for a game against Mallorca.

Zidane rejects Ronaldo reunion

Zinedine Zidane has turned down the chance to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.

Messi close to breaking record

Lionel Messi is very close to breaking a significant Ligue 1 record.

Potter's United entanglement

Graham Potter has involuntarily become a victim of the Manchester United takeover saga, and it's preventing him from getting back into management.

Graham Potter

Graham Potter

Mudryk under fire again

Big-money Chelsea signing Mykhaylo Mudryk has had a week to forget and he again made headlines against Manchester United by putting in a performance that left fans fuming.

Christian Pulisic was also on the receiving end of some harsh comments on Thursday, though for different reasons.

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news. First up, Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill has spoken about his future - and his comments were not exactly what Blues fans wanted to hear.

Manchester United's pursuit of Adrien Rabiot may have been given a boost.

But should they sign him when they could sign a younger midfielder who has consistently impressed at the Premier League level?

If Arsenal's recent transfer history is anything to go by, they may miss out on Declan Rice.

Karim Benzema is reportedly not a fan of Real Madrid signing his compatriot Kylian Mbappe.

His teammate Vinicius Junior, meanwhile, is in talks to sign a lucrative new deal - but not with Real Madrid.

Lastly, Erik ten Hag is plotting a swoop for not one, not two but three England stars this summer.