Club President Josep Bartomeu wants to ward off interest in the player by getting him to sign a new four-year deal. If contract talks break down, then Barca are apparently open to sending the player out on loan for a season with the option to buy. They want a club like West Ham to pay for all of Monchu’s wages during that season and then buy him for around £36 million.
Neil Lennon adds 23-year-old striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo is close to joining Toulouse on loan By PA Media Steven Fletcher scored 13 times in 30 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday last season Celtic remain in talks with Steven Fletcher and Albian Ajeti as Neil Lennon bids to bolster his attack. Former Hibernian forward Fletcher, 33, is a free agent after his contract with Sheffield Wednesday ended while Ajeti is a 23-year-old Swiss striker currently at West Ham.
Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher is be primed for Premier League action next season. Although he was not able to achieve promotion with Swansea City during his half-season loan, he showed that he is ready to take his career to the next level despite being just 20 years old. According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle United are one of the clubs who could open the doors of Premier League football to the Chelsea Academy youngster.
|Champions League (League Winners): Liverpool|
|Champions League (League Position): Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Leicester City|
|Relegation (League Position): Bournemouth, Watford, Norwich City|