Zirkzee's Arsenal offer, Man Utd's Wilcox transfer edge, Sancho windfall: FootballTransfers recap

Stuart Telford
Stuart Telford
  • 21 Apr 2024 00:00 BST
  • 5 min read
Jadon Sancho, Man Utd

Saturday saw some big news as Arsenal reportedly offered Joshua Zirkzee a €30 million contract.

Plus, Manchester United have the edge in the race for Tosin Adarabioyo thanks to Jason Wilcox and are in for a transfer windfall thanks to Jadon Sancho. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in

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Wilcox hire gives Man Utd crucial edge in Liverpool transfer battle

The appointment of Jason Wilcox as Manchester United's technical director is set to help them in their pursuit of Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo.

Man Utd set for multimillion-pound Sancho windfall if transfer clause triggered

United already stand to gain from Borussia Dortmund's passage to the Champions League semi-finals, and if Jadon Sancho wins through to the final, another €4 million will be theirs, according to The Times.

Arsenal offer breakout star €30m contract

Arsenal will watch nascent Bologna star Joshua Zirkzee again against Roma on Monday night, and have reportedly readied a bumper contract for the young Dutchman.

Zirkzee looks increasingly Arsenal-bound
© IMAGO - Zirkzee looks increasingly Arsenal-bound

Chelsea trouble

Chelsea's Premier League rivals have reacted after the Blues effectively sold a pair of hotels to themselves in order to avoid Financial Fair Play repercussions.

Vitesse have been relegated from the Eredivisie over alleged secret links between ousted former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and the Dutch side.

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news from around the world. Brian Brobbey has described Arsenal as a dream destination despite his prior relationship with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.

Man Utd plan to hijack Barcelona's move for former La Masia star Dani Olmo, who is now starring with RB Leipzig.

The Red Devils are joined by Chelsea and Arsenal in their pursuit of Real Madrid star Rodrygo.

The race is on for Real star Rodrygo
© IMAGO - The race is on for Real star Rodrygo

Arda Guler is perhaps a more likely Madrid departure, and Mesut Ozil thinks his 'little brother' could do worse than retrace his own route from Real to Arsenal.

Arsenal are set to lodge a €25 million bid for Fenerbahce left-back Ferdi Kadioglu with Miker Arteta not convinced by either Jakub Kiwior or Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Liverpool target Alejandro Grimaldo has admitted that he would follow Xabi Alonso to his next club. The pair recently won the Bundesliga at Bayer Leverkusen.

Joao Cancelo has received grave online threats after a mistake in the Champions League contributed to Barcelona's exit from the competition. His permanent transfer from Manchester City is now in doubt.

Lastly, Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies - for now. He is out of contract in 2025 and Carlo Ancelotti is happy with Ferland Mendy.

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