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Rumor Mill: Real Madrid contact entourages of Mbappe, Hazard, Pogba, Rabiot; Juventus want Brandt

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New contract


Juventus could be ready to pay the release clause of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt. Brandt is under contract until the summer of 2021, but has a release clause of €25m and that figure shouldn’t scare off the Bianconeri. According to Sport Bild, Juve’s Sporting Director Fabio Paratici has met with Brandt’s father who also works as his agent to discuss an offer to tempt the Germany international into moving to Turin.

-source: Football Italia

The prodigal son returns


Atletico Madrid have identified highly-rated Benfica defender Ruben Dias for a summer transfer, according to a report in Marca. Los Rojiblancos may need to incorporate several new defensive signings this year with Lucas Hernandez joining Bayern Munich while Diego Godin, Juanfran Torres and Filipe Luis are all out of contract.

-source: Football Espana

Roma doing business

Roma could be set for a revolution at the back this summer, with Alessio Cragno, Gianluca Mancini and Jules Kounde all reportedly targeted. Roma have conceded 45 goals this season in Serie A alone, and Gazzetta dello Sport claims goalkeeper Robin Olsen is the main player under threat, having come under fire for several poor performances between the sticks.

-source: Football Italia

More swap rumors

Juventus have reopened their interest in Real Madrid full-back Marcelo as a replacement for compatriot Alex Sandro, report A Bola. The Portuguese outlet claims Paris Saint-Germain are in talks with the Italian champions over a €50m deal for Sandro, with Juve identifying his fellow Brazilian to replace him.

-source: Football Espana

Blanc attack

Sevilla have identified former France and Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc as their new permanent coach. Marca cite a report in Le Parisien that the former central defender, who represented Barcelona during his playing career, is the prime target for Los Rojiblancos.

-source: Football Espana


The Hazard family about to shift bases


West Ham begin their moves


Linked to June 2020 with Paris Saint Germain, Christopher Nkunku (21 years) would refuse to re-enlist. According to our colleagues in the Parisien, the capital club activate to try to shield the commitment of his protégé, but the native of Lagny on the Marne would have failed. Appeared 20 times this season in the League (2 goals and 3 assists), versatile midfielder is not satisfied with its situation under the orders of Thomas Tuchel.

-source: Mercato 365

Not out of the race yet

Two rumors of contrasting nature

More Isak rumors

Right on schedule

Some Real Madrid updates



Fiorentina are now ready to officially begin a new cycle under Vincenzo Montella after parting ways with Stefano Pioli. An agreement has been reached with their former manager to return to the club, with a contract that will last through the next 15 months into 2020.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Is he serious?

On pace

Milan is trying to anticipate the times and competition for Everton Soares Gremio. External striker could be one of the true goals of the Milan market, along with Saint-Maximin and Deulofeu, to reinforce the attack. According to the lessons learned from are really frequent contacts between Leonardo and the entourage of the Brazilian Player, because the purpose is to try to lower the pretensions of Gremio on the cost of the player’s card. AC Milan would not want to go beyond the 35 million euros.

-source: Milan News

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