EPL Transfer Rumors Today: Javier Mascherano Shock Return to Liverpool, Man United for Arturo Vidal, Arsenal Offer for Alexis Sanchez?

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
May 14, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Javier Mascherano could return to Liverpool, Manchester United could snap up Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, and Arsenal might move for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez.

Liverpool is supposedly closer to re-signing their former defensive midfield star Javier Mascherano, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 29-year-old Argentine has one year to go on his Barcelona contract, and could be available for as little as £9 million ($15 million).

As Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to strengthen his side’s leaky defense over the summer, and given Mascherano’s ability to play as either a pure defensive midfielder or in central defense, as well as his wealth of Champions League experience, this move could plausibly happen.

Man United are looking to sign Arturo Vidal for around €40 million ($55 million), according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 26-year-old Chilean midfielder could provide the physicality and goalscoring presence that is sorely lacking in Man United’s current crop of midfielders.

Vidal has scored 19 goals this season, and played a crucial part in Juventus’s three consecutive domestic title wins.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly interested in Vidal as well.

Arsenal are keeping tabs on another impressive Chilean player.

Arsenal are said to be offering €30 million ($41 million) for Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez, according to Spanish source AS.

Although Sanchez scored 20 goals this season, he still has to contend with Barca superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar, and hence could leave Camp Nou this summer.

Barcelona might be unwilling to let the 25-year-old forward go for €30 million ($41 million) though, as he cost the Catalan giants more to bring in back in July 2011.

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.