Transfer News: Arsenal and Liverpool Fight For Lemar, Manchester United Set For Quiet Summer

And so the inevitable finally happened, but with a pinch of surprise. Manchester City were crowned champions of the Premier League on Sunday (April 15) after basement team West Brom beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola’s team equalled the record of earliest league win set by United in 2001, with five games still to go of the Premier League season. And now for another inevitability.

Plans for summer spending have been well-documented already, but now will be turned up a notch as the season draws to a close and teams look to gain on the runaway champions.

Here, Newsweek guides you through all the transfer news and rumors in the Premier League on Monday morning.

We start with two of the teams in the chasing pack behind Manchester City. According to Telefoot, Arsenal and Liverpool are set to fight it out over the signing of French midfielder Thomas Lemar, with Monaco willing to listen to offers for the 22-year-old.

Liverpool have also been linked with signing Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson from Roma. But according to the Daily Express, the Italian club’s president James Pallotta has said that he has “no intention of selling” the 25-year-old this summer.

Klopp and Wenger Jurgen Klopp, left, and Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium, London, December 22, 2017. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty

But could this summer be a quiet one for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United? According to Sky Sports, Mourinho has said that the club will not “do anything crazy” during the transfer market this summer. United have, however, been linked to a variety of players.

After Newcastle United’s victory over Arsenal at St James’ Park on Sunday, there is more good news for the team from the north east of England. According to the Daily Express, Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is set to sign with Newcastle permanently having been on loan from Sparta Prague since January.

And finally, the future of Chelsea center back Antonio Rudiger has become uncertain after the German defender said he had “no idea” why he was left out of the victory against Southampton on Saturday and that he was “fully fit” to play.