Pjanic at the Parisian disco
70 million from PSG. There is turmoil around the Director of Juventus: big maneuvers to wrest the Director to champions of Italy are taking share. And the perils come from different places. The cooler comes from France: Paris Saint-Germain is ready to move decisively and, according to the rumors of transalpine print, would breach 70 million already allocated and convince the company.
-source: Corriere dello Sport
Madrid confident over Jovic
Goal has learned that initial contact made from Spain has the Blancos feeling optimistic regarding their chances of winning the race for Jovic . The thinking behind making a move for another proven performer is to bring in the third striking option that has been missing at the Bernabeu since Alvaro Morata left for Chelsea in 2017. Another potential option for that role is Raul De Tomas, who is currently on loan at Rayo Vallecano.
Every GK wants to feel loved
Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has admitted that he will seek out a new club in the summer due to a lack of playing time, but harbours no ill will against his club and has urged Matthijs de Ligt to make a move to Camp Nou. Cillessen was signed from Ajax in 2016 but has been limited to only 28 La Liga appearances with the club due to Marc-Andre ter Stegen being preferred as the club’s first-choice shot-stopper.
[SPORT] | Jasper Cillessen wants to leave Barça.— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) April 28, 2019
Cillessen has finally made his decision. His plan includes to go out on a vacation and find a club for himself.
He's expected to play the remaining three league matches and a CDR final against Valencia. pic.twitter.com/0AgYsvw1yB
Thorgan on the go?
Thorgan Hazard also added that it’s the only club that he’s talked too. Liverpool has never been on his mind - and club have always denied that they were interested. #lfc— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) April 28, 2019
In the lead
As the paper “El Desmarque” reported, BVB is interested in Maxime López of Olympique de Marseille and should be even favorite on a commitment. López is 21 years old, central midfielder and regulars at the French. The U21 International is one of the top talents of the Ligue 1. 20 to 25 million euros are traded as a transfer fee. His contract at Marseille runs until 2021. Lucien Favre should know from his time at OGC Nice.
-source: Sport BILD
Arsenal scout Praet
Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet in action against Lazio this afternoon. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners are hoping to replicate the deal they did with Sampdoria for Lucas Torreira last summer. Praet turns 25 next month and this is not the first time that Arsenal have had scouts in the stands to evaluate the Belgium international. The price-tag would be in the region of €25-30m, and he is also of interest to Valencia and Sevilla.
-source: Football Italia
Brahim Diaz has managed to take advantage of the opportunities Zinedine Zidane has given him so far, but the 19-year-old is expected to depart on loan this summer. The Spaniard has featured in four games under the French coach and especially in the last encounter against Getafe he produced an impressive display. Madrid, however, are adamant that Diaz should get more playing time away from Los Blancos, as they see him as a project, following their transfer policy of signings the best talents around.
Sanchez’s departure will please a large section of the United fanbase due to the fact it will shore up a large part of the club’s wage bill. But according to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, the attacker has not made a decision over his future and is in no rush to either. The publication claims Sanchez has decided to wait until after the Copa America before sorting out where he will play his club football next season.
-source: Daily Star
West Ham United and Leicester have joined Liverpool in the chase for Norwich City sensation Ciaren Jones, Football Insider understands. Jones, 19, has been impressive for Norwich in this season’s Premier League 2 and his displays have brought him to the attention of a number of Premier League clubs.
-source: Football Insider
Bayern and Tottenham are following the situation of Benfica winger João 'Jota' Filipe (20) very closely. The player's current release clause is €30m and negotiations over a new contract with Benfica have stalled [Record & A Bola] pic.twitter.com/Gx2OA7FPIg— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 27, 2019
Lyon have held a meeting with Arsène Wenger over the managerial vacancy, according to L'Équipe - full story https://t.co/p8hs5eXzGE— Get French Football News (@GFFN) April 28, 2019
Other Lyon targets include Rafa Benitez (Newcastle), Patrick Vieira (Nice) & Laurent Blanc (free). https://t.co/KjyaCVKip9— Get French Football News (@GFFN) April 28, 2019
Wenger is bound to give any offer serious thought. He could well welcome the challenge to end Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance of the domestic game in France - but PSG are themselves keen to offer Wenger a key role. They played Rennes in the French Cup final on Saturday night and are already Ligue 1 champions. However, manager Thomas Tuchel is under pressure after persistent failure in the Champions League. This season they squandered a first leg win at Manchester United in the last 16 and went out in dramatic fashion in the reverse fixture to a controversial penalty, but that may not be enough to save Tuchel his job. Wenger has a close working relationship with the Qatari owners of PSG. Again, a role of general manager would be on the agenda should Tuchel leave.
-source: Daily Mail