You would be hard pressed to find another team who have suffered a post-lockdown hangover quite like Sheffield United. It is now 270 minutes of Premier League football without a goal for Chris Wilder’s men.
It is a curious time in football. England were meant to be playing host to a number of Euro 2020 matches and this is the period where we are usually focusing on just transfers. Instead focus now switches to Sunday with the Blades hosting Arsenal.
Click and scroll through for all the latest involving Sheffield United and their Premier League rivals.
1. Six-man signing boost
Newcastle United have extended the deals of six players. Javier Manquillo has penned a four-year contract extension, while striker Andy Carroll has signed for one year. Matty Longstaff’s deal has had a short extension, as have the loan deals of Valentino Lazaro, Nabil Bentaleb and Danny Rose.
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2. Move to Euro giants for Arsenal star?
Matteo Guendouzi hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons owed to his behaviour in the recent defeat to Brighton. He could be set for a move away from Arsenal with a host of Europe’s elite clubs reportedly keen. The 21-year-old has been linked with Barcelona, PSG, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid. (TF1)
3. Duo chase £22m ace
Arsenal and Everton have been put on alert after defensive target Gabriel has admitted he would be keen on a move to England. The Lille centre-back has impressed for the French side and is keen on getting into the Brazil squad. The 22-year-old is valued at £20million with Napoli reportedly at the front of the queue. (Footmercato)
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4. Willian to Arsenal?
Before the coronavirus hit, Arsenal were planning on making a substantial offer to sign Willian from Chelsea when his contract expired. The Brazilian is set to leave the Blues, although it is unlikely he will get the £225,000-a-week Arsenal were set to pay him. (Mirror)