Sunday Night News Live: Mendy to undergo surgery, Alaba accept verbal agreement, Georginio and more

Thomas Tuchel will be hoping that the outcome of the surgery by his keyman will be positive and that the star player will get his good form back.

Chelsea star will undergo surgery over the international break, Thomas Tuchel confirms

Speaking after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in the FA Cup, Thomas Tuchel revealed that Edouard Mendy will undergo surgery over the international break.
Mendy has completely transformed Chelsea’s defensive third by inspiring confidence and providing a safe pair of hands.

If Chelsea are to go on and win the FA Cup or the Champions League, they will need Mendy at his brilliant best.

The Senegalese international will not join up with his country and will instead have surgery to repair the damage.

Manchester United, Tottenham Keeping Tabs On Vedat Muriqi

Manchester United & Tottenham Hotspur are among clubs keeping a close eye on Lazio’s attacking ace Vedat Muriqi this summer.

According to Calciomercato, as relayed by La Lazio Siamo Noi, Vedat Muriqi has emerged as a potential target for the Premier League clubs this summer. The Lazio striker is facing an uncertain future at the club after failing to live up to the expectations, with the Serie A giants ready to potentially cash in on him after the end of the season.

It has put clubs like Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley on red alert, as they believe Muriqi’s robust style of play could ideally tune in with the physically astute nature of the Premier League.

Georginio Wijnaldum signs pre-contract agreement with Barcelona – report

Georginio Wijnaldum has put pen to paper on a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona, according to reports.

The Liverpool midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Camp Nou and he now appears to have put the finishing touches to the free transfer.

Wijnaldum’s deal at Anfield runs until June 30 and he has been free to discuss his future with non-Premier League clubs since the turn of the year.

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is keen to be reunited with a player he managed during his time in charge of the Netherlands national team.

Real Madrid ‘verbally agree David Alaba deal’

Real Madrid have reportedly verbally agreed a deal with Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.
The Austria international will leave the Allianz Arena on a free transfer at the end of June, and a number of clubs have been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old.

According to ABC Deportes, Madrid have won the race to sign the versatile defender, verbally agreeing a contract and signing bonus.u

Alaba has also been strongly linked with Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, but all four clubs now appear to have missed out on a deal for the Austrian.

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