Premier League transfer gossip: Man Utd blow over Gareth Bale and Barcelona worried about Liverpool stealing de Ligt

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League seasons around Europe are finishing up this month and soon everyone will be focused on the summer transfer window.

But the transfer news and rumours from around the continent is already building as the latest round-up gossip highlights.

Bale update provides blow for United and Spurs

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale has seemingly handed both his old club and Manchester United a simultaneous transfer blow.

That’s because of recent comments from his agent, who insists that the Real Madrid forward still wants to stay put in Spain.

Bale’s agent has made comments like this before but it’s telling that after being left out of the side by Zinedine Zidane that the same noises are coming out of the Bale camp.

Jonathan Barnett has told ESPN that Bale still plans on seeing out is contract at Real.

“Gareth is fine,” Barnett explained. “He is still a Real player with three years left on his contract.

“He has always been clear about that. And if he is picked he will play.”

Barcelona worried about Liverpool stealing De Ligt

Barcelona are reportedly still worried about Liverpool stealing away Matthijs de Ligt as they aim to land the Ajax captain.

The 19-year-old is highly likely to make a move to Barcelona when the transfer window opens on Thursday, with his agent believed to have agreed a fee between the clubs.

However, Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Barcelona are still not confident about landing De Ligt.

A deal between the Dutch international and Barcelona is yet to be officially agreed and until that time, Liverpool could still swoop, according to the report.



Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi

De Rossi to leave Roma

Daniele De Rossi will leave AS Roma at the end of the season, according to the Serie A club.

The former Italy star will bring an end to an 18-year career with the club when they face Parma on May 26.

De Rossi has previously said: “Roma and I chose each other. There is a lot of love between us, both now and in the future – even if it will be in another form.

“Don’t bet against seeing me in with the fans at a few away games, having a sandwich and a beer and cheering on my friends.”

The 36-year-old is not retiring and his next destination will be confirmed in due course.



Martell Taylor-Crossdale celebrates scoring for England Under 16s

Chelsea teenager to join Hoffenheim

Chelsea striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale is set to leave Stamford Bridge for Germany later this week as he jets off for a medical ahead of a move to Hoffenheim.

He was the top scorer in the under-18s Premier League in 2017 and has featured for England from under-16s to under-20s.

Sky Sports have reported that Chelsea wanted to retain the 19-year-old but he has instead chosen to leave for the Bundesliga.



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