Man Utd want World Cup winner, Neville slams Pochettino's Chelsea: FootballTransfers Recap

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 25 Feb 2024 21:59 GMT
  • 6 min read
Erik ten Hag, Man Utd, 2023/24

The transfer window remains shut, but clubs across Europe are honing in on their summer targets as they prepare for another few months of busy transfer activity.

On the pitch, Liverpool beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final, while Manchester United are targeting a World Cup winner off it.

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Below, FootballTransfers runs through the biggest news stories from 25 February.

EXCLUSIVE Transfer News

Arsenal will move for Ajax goalkeeper Diant Ramaj in the event Aaron Ramsdale leaves the club, FootballTransfers can exclusively reveal.

Man Utd Transfer News

Manchester United could begin their transfer business under Sir Jim Ratcliffe with a shrewd summer signing after emerging as ‘frontrunners’ to sign a World Cup-winning midfielder.

Bruno Fernandes is one of Man Utd's most influential players, but the Red Devils should consider selling the Portugal international for this reason.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to introduce a bonus-led salary structure now that his minority investment in Man Utd has been completed.

Man Utd’s pursuit of a new centre-back has seen them identify Jarrad Branthwaite, Jean-Clair Todibo and Bremer as their three priority targets ahead of the summer transfer window, but their best option may be someone currently playing in League One.

Chelsea Transfer News

Gary Neville has labelled Chelsea ‘The Blue Billion Pound Bottlejobs’ after their 1-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

However, Mauricio Pochettino believes this nickname is "unfair."

Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea
© IMAGO - Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea

Despite that, the Blues' defeat at Wembley has left Pochettino under massive pressure, with large sections of the club’s fanbase calling for him to be sacked.

Inter Milan were disappointed when their deal to make Romelu Lukaku's loan return from Chelsea permanent fell through last summer, but the club's CEO Giuseppe Marotta feels differently now.

Arsenal Transfer News

Arsenal have been given a fresh boost in their pursuit of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, despite heavy competition from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has given an emphatic answer to Rio Ferdinand's claim that the winger isn't yet 'world class'.

Aston Villa are reportedly ready to battle Arsenal in the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg youngster Oscar Gloukh, who is attracting suitors from across Europe.

Other Transfer News

PSG boss Luis Enrique has admitted that his side “have to get used to playing without Kylian Mbappe,” all but confirming the Frenchman will leave the club this summer.

Barcelona are undefeated in five games since Xavi announced he would be leaving at the end of the season, but there would appear to be little chance of a change of heart from the club legend.

Xavi, Barcelona
© IMAGO - Xavi, Barcelona

Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City are all ready to battle it out to make a big money transfer for one of the standout defenders in Europe this season.

Al-Ittihad have made a big money offer for Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Barcelona are ready to cash in amid their financial dire straits, according to a report.

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