Manchester United have ruled out the option of selling Mary Earps before the transfer window closes, while Paris Saint-Germain are set to sign a defender but Inter Milan have missed out on one for themselves – all in Monday’s update of Women’s Transfer News.
MAN UTD TELL EARPS SHE’S STAYING
Mary Earps has learned via weekend talks with Manchester United that the club will not be selling her this week.
The England goalkeeper has been a target for Arsenal this summer and has thus far been refusing to commit to a new contract with her current club. As things stand, she is due to become a free agent next summer.
Despite the risk of losing her for free, the Daily Telegraph is now reporting that Man Utd have decided against cashing in on Earps – and have made their stance clear to her.
Talks are said to have been held over the weekend between the 30-year-old and her employers. From those discussions, it has emerged that Man Utd ‘fully expect’ Earps to still be their player by the time the transfer window closes on September 14.
The fact that Earps’ main suitors represent a rival to Man Utd has further put them off the idea of selling her to Arsenal.
According to the Daily Telegraph, there never was a second bid by Arsenal for Earps, despite some sources suggesting there had been.
If they want her still, it seems they will have to wait until 2024 to try and get her on a free transfer. That said, there could be plenty of competition for her signature by that stage.
AUSTRALIA DEFENDER BOUND FOR PSG
Australian defender Clare Hunt is on the verge of moving to Paris Saint-Germain.
Linked with a WSL move on the back of her impressive World Cup – with Everton listed by sources such as Optus Sport as being among her admirers – Hunt has instead earned the chance to move to France.
It has been revealed on Canal+ that Hunt will complete a move from Western Sydney Wanderers to PSG within the next few days.
The 24-year-old has spent her entire club career in her native Australia to date and represented her country at the World Cup, just a few months after making her international debut.
INTER REJECTED BY HAMMARBY CAPTAIN
Swedish defender Alice Carlsson has publicly ruled out a move to Inter Milan.
Hammarby, whom she captains, accepted a bid that would have broken Inter’s transfer record. However, speaking to Fotbollskanalen, Carlsson has revealed she has rejected the move to Italy.
After extending her contract with Hammarby until 2027 earlier this summer, Carlsson has confirmed she could have accepted a higher salary by leaving for Inter.
However, she has refused to be motivated by money and will therefore continue her career in her native country.