Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 2nd April 2017
Welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature Arsenal's massive summer exodus and much more. Now let's take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on April 2, 2017.
Arsenal planning to offload as many as nine players in the summer
Though the future of Arsene Wenger still hangs in the balance, the Gunners hierarchy has decided to undergo a major summer overhaul which will see as many nine players being offloaded. The Express writes that the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expected to leave with the trio yet to sign contract extensions.
Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson are expected to be sold after the current season along with Wojciech Szczesny, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and Joel Campbell.
Manchester City close in on Portuguese midfielder
The Daily Star reports that Pep Guardiola is close to finalising a £25 million deal for Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho. The commanding midfielder is being courted by many of European bigwigs but City have the edge as the player is represented by Pep's brother, Pere Guardiola.
With Yaya Toure's contract expiring in the summer, City are looking to acquire an able replacement for the successful Ivorian.
Manchester United ready to sign AS Monaco's defensive duo
The Red Devils' fullback issues have been quite evident in recent seasons with the likes of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young being made to play in that role. Mourinho has decided to solve that issue once and for all as Goal reports that Manchester United have agreed to sign Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy in the summer.
The duo has impressed for the Gallic outfit this season with the combined price for both the fullbacks is rumoured to be around the £35 million mark.
Neymar considering offers from Premier League clubs
The Times have revealed that the FC Barcelona superstar is taking interest from Manchester United and Chelsea seriously. They have also reported that the Brazilian has a £170 million release clause with the Catalans and the Premier League teams are ready to pay the huge amount.
If Neymar moves to England, he will become the most expensive player in the world and will also be the highest paid player in Europe.