Ligue 1

Hato Arsenal, Martinez Chelsea, Utd swap

Bergvall thinks Tottenham have a player who's better than Mbappe

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Another important win for Arsenal yesterday as they beat Manchester United, ensuring this dramatic Premier League title race would go to the final day of the season. And after the title race, we can see what plans they will have for this summer’s transfer market.

As previously reported, Jorrel Hato could be a name to watch for Arsenal. Ajax want to keep him, that’s why they recently extended his contract until June 2028. But Arsenal remain absolutely keen and interested. He’s high on club’s list so let’s see after title race if they decide to try again for the 18-year-old, who can play centre-back or left-back.

With Aaron Ramsdale’s future in doubt, Arsenal will also 100% bring in a new backup goalkeeper this summer. One name being mentioned is former Gunners ‘keeper Wojciech Szczesny, but my understanding is that Szczesny has not clarified his situation with Juventus at this stage. Juventus like Monza goalkeeper Di Gregorio but nothing is decided yet, so also for Szczesny it’s all quiet so far.

Chelsea are also attentive to the goalkeepers market, from what I heard, and I’m aware there have been reports about another former Arsenal player as Emi Martinez has been linked with the Blues after his superb form for Aston Villa. At the moment, Martinez is fully focused on Villa and loves being at the club. We will see what Chelsea decides to do, but it’s not something concrete at this stage.

I’ve been in Paris and we know Kylian Mbappe has said his goodbyes to PSG’s ‘Ultras’ for the game against Toulouse. Next stop for Mbappe is Real Madrid, but for PSG it’s also an important deal because although they lose their star player as a free agent, without receiving a transfer fee from Real Madrid, they also save a massive amount of money by letting him go.

Kylian Mbappe is set to leave PSG on a free transfer

Why? Because the loyalty bonus agreed between Mbappe and PSG for this season was around €80m. Now this won’t be paid because he’s leaving the club as a free agent, so that’s €80m saved for PSG, as well as his salary and bonuses that would have been in his contract next season, but which was not triggered.

In total, sources at Paris Saint-Germain…

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