Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder is close to signing for Los Angeles FC. A report from ESPN states that Sneijder, 33, will sign a two-year deal with LAFC and become a Designated Player for the team who will enter Major League Soccer in 2018. Per the report, Sneijder has been offered a deal worth $3.5 million a year to join LAFC and he would link up with the squad in January 2018 ahead of their debut season in MLS.
Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has suggested that it may be too early to make a bid for AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappé. Mbappé, one of the most in-demand players in world football, has been linked with the Spanish giants, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, and Arsenal. Pérez called Mbappé "a very good player," but said the 18-year-old may not be good enough for the Real first-team. He told esRadio: "It's not worth saying if we are going to bring in players who could be on the bench." He then called on Mbappé to have "have patience." Mbappé caught the attention of the football mainstream thanks to a series of excellent performances in Ligue 1 and the Champions League last season.
With July 1 just around the corner (it’s on Saturday, folks) the summer transfer window will open and you can expect a flurry of deals to be confirmed as free agents sign new deals elsewhere. The likes of Jermain Defoe (Sunderland to Bournemouth) and Willy Caballero (Man City to Chelsea) have all but confirmed their moves as upcoming free agents, but plenty of other big names players still have their future up in the air. Here’s a look at the five players Premir League clubs should target to sign on a freebie.