The FPL News you Might've Missed (29/05 - 05/06)

Hey, remember when Sundays were for watching your FPL team fail to make amends for a disappointing Saturday? Well, now they're for catching up on the latest pre-season news. It's not much, but it's the best we can offer you.

Here's what you might've missed if you're off the FPL grid.

The Stuff We Know 📢

- Arsenal have confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette is leaving the North London side to join Lyon. That'll probably add a couple of £s to Nketiah's 21/22 pricetag, assuming that the rumours of his contract extension are true.

- Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are amongst those who will leave Manchester United this summer. Here's Man United's incredibly lengthy and heartfelt statement to acknowledge his departure...

- Spurs have confirmed their signing of Ivan Perisic, who joins from Inter Milan. Is he on your way-too-premature watchlist?

- Leeds have agreed to personal terms with yet another RB Salzburg asset: full-back Rasmus Kristensen.

- Newcastle have "all but sealed" the signing of French youngster Hugo Ekitike, who scored 10 goals in 24 games for Reims last season.

- Steven Bergwign has said he wants to leave Spurs. Plenty of sources reckon Ajax have expressed interest.

- Antonio Rudiger has joined Real Madrid on a free. What an acquisition for them.

The Rumour Mill 🗣

As you can imagine, there are loads of rumours flying about at the moment. Here are a few of the tastier ones, fully sauced (as always).

Are you the sort of manager who only deals in facts? If so, we won't take it personally if you wanna skip this part.

- Liverpool are interested in signing Christian Pulisic as a replacement for the departing Sadio Mane, if we're to believe reports from the Mirror and Anfield Central. Could his signing dampen the appeal of players like Luis Diaz?

- Raphinha is being targeted by the Premier League runner-ups too, with the Mirror touting a £60m valuation for the Brazilian.

- Whilst we're on Liverpool, here's a dubious one for you: Tammy Abraham has stoked rumours that he could be joining Klopp's side after apparently saying "I'm joining you guys next season" to Trent Alexander-Arnold after England's predictably drab defeat against Hungary on Saturday.

- Romelu Lukaku is pushing for a move away from Chelsea, reports Sky Sports News. In other news, grass is rumoured to be green.

- Man City want Kalvin Phillips and, according to plenty of sources, are preparing a bid. Liverpool - who seem to be on a one-club quest to sign every player in the world - have also registered interest according to the Mirror.

- Sky Sports News have reported that Man United have "joined the race" to sign Christian Eriksen. Everton are also alleged to be competing in this race. Let's face it, if this race were shown at the Olympics, none of us would be tuning in.

Planning Ahead 🔮

Look at this scary tweet from @FPL_Salah.

If you were enjoying the break, don't get too comfortable. It looks like we could be piecing together 21/22 drafts within the next few weeks.

Want another football fact? Well, thanks to FPL Tips subscriber Nishant, you've got one. Nishant, you're a legend.

Did you know that Guardiola has been with his wife since he was 18, but only married her at age 43? If it's normal for him to wait that long before he fully commits, Phil Foden should start getting regular starts in around 2043.

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We'll be back soon. Until then, have a great week.

Cheers,

The FPLTips Team.