Football transfer rumours: Arsenal or Liverpool to win race for Max Meyer?

first_imgShare on Pinterest Gareth Bale set to stay at Real Madrid as Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor Read more Share on WhatsApp features Speaking of free agents, Sunderland legend Jack Rodwell is hopeful of earning a contract at Watford. The comeback is on. Step aside, Eric Dier, Qatar 2022 is going to be all about J-Rod. Share on Twitter Transfer window Having spent the past month putting his fingers in his ears every time someone asked him if he was enjoying the World Cup, Anthony Martial has realised that it might be time for a change. While Paul Pogba was adding a second star to France’s shirt, Martial was back in Manchester, sitting on his sofa, twiddling his thumbs and occasionally chucking darts at a picture of a smirking José Mourinho. Thanks for nothing, José! Summer ruined. Even Olivier Giroud got to go to Russia. Share via Emailcenter_img But Martial should look on the bright side, even though he was a notable absentee as France became world champions. He’s still young, there will be other tournaments and Bayern Munich are prepared to rescue him from what his Manchester United hell. A fresh start could be just what the 22-year-old forward needs and United would be unlikely to stand in his way given that selling him would allow them to spend £92m on Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic. Everyone wins. Apart from Martial, who won nothing this summer. Busy times at Old Trafford, then, although it seems that United are going to miss out on Alex Sandro. The Juventus left-back and Mill favourite has reportedly agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea, meanwhile, are ready to rival them for Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Blues could have plenty of money to spend soon, especially if Roberto Martínez has his way. The Belgium manager has endeared himself to Chelsea fans by suggesting that Eden Hazard should join Real Madrid. “Players need new challenges and new projects,” Martínez said. “I would be very surprised if Chelsea didn’t have big offers for him right now.” Thanks a lot, Spanish Bob! Cardiff City are ready to spend £7m on Leeds United’s Rolando Vieira and Brighton will offer £10m for Newcastle United’s Isaac Hayden. Arsenal and Liverpool are both in the running for Max Meyer, who’s available on a free after leaving Schalke. The 22-year-old might need to lower his wage demands, though. Topics The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Rumour mill Reuse this contentlast_img