Kicking off our report we have something of a relative bombshell, at least that’s if you’re an Arsenal fan. You may want to pinch yourself but it would appear that Nicklas Bendtner is finally set to depart the Emirates for good this summer, having failed to tie down a spot in Arsene Wenger’s first-team.
The Danish international has been sent out on loan a number of times in recent years, but had returned to the fold in north London this term with the intentions of securing a long-term future. However he is now said to have told reporters that he is looking to move to guarantee regular football.
Now over to Manchester United, where it looks as though David Moyes has had his scouts working overtime to ensure that they land their summer targets.
It’s reported that representatives from the Red Devils spent the weekend honing in on three of the top names on Moyes’ transfer wishlist, including Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos, fellow Bundesliga star Matthias Ginter and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani. Moyes has a mooted £200million to spend, but may struggle to entice the high-profile names if his side don’t qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Now, it would appear that Jose Mourinho is at it again. Chelsea’s hat-trick hero from the weekend, Andre Schurrle, has credited the Special One as being the main influence in his improvement this year, following his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Bayern Leverkusen.
The German international told how Mourinho had demanded that he change his body in order to adapt to the rigours of the English game, and made sure Schurrle worked hard in the gym to ensure he would be able to cope with the physical aspect of the Premier League.
And finally, Red Bull’s season has gone from bad to completely disastrous, as they acknowledged that they are at least two months behind their rivals in terms of preparation for the campaign ahead.
The team have faced numerous problems over the last month, the current world-champions are predicted to struggle massively this year, and now one of the team’s closest advisors, Helmut Marko, believes they may not be able to recover the ground on those they are looking to beat.