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Rumor Mill: Juve lead Felix race; Werner confirmed to leave

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Damn

At the moment Juventus are in pole position to acquire him. Under Florentino Perez, Real Madrid haven’t done much business with Benfica, Barcelona would likely have to sell a big name first, while Manchester United and City- despite being interested- are slightly behind. Joao Felix of course has a very significant price: his current exit clause is €120 million. Benfica’s president would like to increase it to €200 million, but his agent Jorge Mendes doesn’t share this idea. The future is now, playing on the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo- the role model for every Portuguese player- could be the deciding motivation. Joao Felix could be the eventual heir to Dybala should Juventus decide to sell the Argentine.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


There’s that then


Three-way

Long-term Liverpool target, Julian Brandt, has told Bild that he will hold off on making a decision about this next club out of loyalty to current side Bayer Leverkusen. The Reds are joined by rival suitors Juventus and Real Madrid in the fight to secure the Germany international’s signature this summer.

-source: Empire of the Kop


PSG & Barcelona going to war again


Werner confirmed to depart

Apparently, striker Timo Werner faces the bounce for the German Football Club RB Leipzig . “We want to extend known to be with him. But he signaled that he would not renew rather”RB’s managing director Oliver Mintzlaff said on Saturday at half-time of the Bundesligagame against VfL Wolfsburg on Sky.


Bid rejected for Felix

Juventus didn’t want to wait for the end of the season to advance to the hiring of the young striker and last week put on the table a proposal for 75 million euros. Luís Filipe Vieira was, however, impressed with the value offered by the club of Cristiano Ronaldo and Cancelo, having refused the proposal.

-source: O Jogo


Spurs scouting Andersen

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly sending scouts to watch Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen in today’s Derby della Lanterna. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Spurs will have representatives in the stands keeping a close eye on Andersen.

-source: Football Italia


All in for Jovic

Jovic is THE No.9 - The 21 Serbian forward, currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, has already netted 25 goals for the German side this season. He could be available for a fee of €60m this summer - and he now Real Madrid’s primary transfer target.

-source: Marca


Olsen replacement

Roma are considering a move for Nantes goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu this summer, Gazeta Sporturilor reports. The Serie A side are disappointed in current shot stopper Robin Olsen and are looking for a replacement. They see 33-year-old former Fiorentina keeper Tatarusanu as a good option and coach Claudio Ranieri is in favour of the move.

-source: Goal


Argentine on the move

Icardi’s dream move would be to Real Madrid. However, he is not among their priority targets, and having tracked the Argentina international for some time, Juventus are shaping up as a more likely destination. He is also interesting Napoli, who are ready to hand him a huge weekly wage, and Manchester United, who could even seek a swap deal involving Belgium centre-forward Romelu Lukaku.

-source: Diario AS


The new Mbappe

Real Madrid are aware that they could lose out on the teenager after his sudden rise to fame, just like they did with Kylian Mbappe two years ago. Felix, whose agent is Jorge Mendes, has an attainable release clause of 120 million euros and at least two Premier League clubs are able to meet that this summer. Barcelona and a side from Italy are also known to be interested in the starlet. Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has been in negotiations with Felix and his representatives in order to get that release clause up to 200 million euros with a new contract.

-source: Marca


Rebuild at Roma

While Dzeko and Roma are now focused on returning to Europe’s top competition, at the end of the season they’ll have to decide if they’ll continue their partnership. Roma are looking to lower their wage bill, while Dzeko would be interested in extending his contract at the current figures, especially since he has a significant offer from West Ham. The Bosnian striker has also suitors in Turkey, as well as Borussia Dortmund and Inter where he could arrive should Mauro Icardi be sold. Roma are looking for around €20 million as a return.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


England’s brightest

Manchester City will continue to rival Manchester United for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in his position and particularly impressed City when he starred in Palace’s 3-2 win at Eastlands in December.

-source: Daily Mail


The new Suarez

Tottenham are monitoring Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez. The 22-year-old was a January target for West Ham who remain keen but the Uruguayan is keen to play for a club in European competition. Vigo have placed a £43.5million clause in Gomez’s contract and expect to field lower offers for a player who has scored 11 goals this season. Tottenham want cover for Harry Kane with Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen is expected to leave in the summer. West Ham have a number of targets as they expect to lose Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll.

-source: Daily Mail


More confirmation

A view shared by many clubs including Liverpool and Atlético Madrid, well decided to recruit him. But they are not the only ones. On October 22, had revealed you to us on our site that Borussia Dortmund was very interested in it. A source close to the German club then told us that Lucien Favre, his former coach, kept an eye on him. A confirmed information since by the German press, which said that the football player under contract until 2020 would have even given his word to BVB for this summer.

-source: Foot Mercato


Prodigy


In doubt