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Rumor Mill: Man City open talks with Rodri; Juve want Icardi, Pogba

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False Hope

Eric Bailly wants to stay at Manchester United this summer amid transfer interest from Lyon. MEN Sport understands that the defender is committed to breaking into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI and is unmoved by recent speculation over his future at the club.

-source: Manchester Evening News

Back to Italy

Juventus would like to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer but would have to sell two or three important players to be able to afford the Frenchman. United are likely to demand €130m for the 26-year-old. United want to keep the World Cup winner but his second spell at the club has not been a success so far. The midfielder may look to leave in the summer, especially if Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side miss out on a Champions League place for next season.

-source: Irish Times

Every possibility open

Acosta’s contract expires at the end of the year, and because soccer is global and operates differently than other U.S. pro sports, United must begin to address the matter now. The club could end up signing him or selling him. Or signing him now and selling him later. Or, in United’s worst-case scenario, losing him without compensation.

-source: Washington Post

You do you, Spurs

Torino’s Soualiho Meite is being courted by Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and he has reportedly given the green light for a move. According to Italian newspaper La Stampa, Spurs have entered the race to sign the Former Auxerre youth product.

-source: Football Italia


Napoli are ready to completely revamp their full-backs, targeting Manuel Lazzari, Mohamed Fares, Kieran Trippier, Alex Grimaldo and Ben Chilwell. According to newspaper Il Mattino, none of the full-backs at the San Paolo have convinced this season and that is exactly why sporting director Cristiano Guintoli is seeking replacements.

-source: Football Italia


German newspaper Bild claims Roma are in the running for Werder Bremen forward Max Kruse, who will be a free agent this summer. The striker just turned 31 and has so far this season contributed 11 goals and 14 assists in 34 competitive games for his club.

-source: Football Italia

The Old Lady way

It’s been reported that Juventus could consider offering one of Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain or Joao Cancelo plus money in exchange for Mauro Icardi. According to newspaper La Repubblica, the possibility for any potential move could be discussed tonight after the Derby d’Italia game between the sides at the San Siro.

-source: Football Italia


Manchester City have already opened talks with Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri over a summer transfer, say Cadena Ser. This follows on from reports earlier this month that City were prepared to pay a club record fee to meet the holding midfielder’s €70m release clause.

-source: Football Espana

One of them is not happening

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