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Rumor Mill: Bayern not keen on Pepe; PSG looking at Gueye, Allan, Herrera, Blind, MDL

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PSG update

German tactician Thomas Tuchel wants to sign another two central midfielders this summer and his priorities remain Idrissa Gueye (Everton) and Tanguy N’Dombélé (Lyon). Contacts are also ongoing with Brazilian midfielder Allan (Napoli). The PSG dressing room are particularly keen on the latter individual, always excited about the prospect of adding another South American to the club’s ranks. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) remains on the club’s shortlist, but he is not a priority in this sector, according to the Parisian paper. The club is also looking to add a pair of full-backs this window, and have identified Cristiano Piccini (Valencia) and Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina) – two relatively low-cost options, it would appear. Another surprising target in the defensive sector that PSG are making steps towards is that of 29-year-old Dutchman Daley Blind of Ajax and formerly at Manchester United. The club wants to make sure that it is adding European experience in this summer transfer window. The Ligue 1 champions elect are also holding out some hope of landing Matthijs de Ligt, the superstar teenage central defensive prospect who also belongs to Dutch giants Ajax.

-source: Le Parisien

Hatem Ben Arfa could change clubs again

Bayern don’t think Nicolas Pepe is good enough

Boyata to change clubs

Hertha BSC Berlin has brought the first transfer for next season. According to sky, the change of Dedryck Boyata is fix information. The 28 year-old central defender playing currently for Celtic Glasgow, his contract expires but to the end of the season. He is thus free to transfer from summer.

-source: Sky Sports Deutschland

New offer for Allan

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be preparing a new €70m offer for Napoli midfielder Allan, which would quadruple his salary. The Brazilian had already been the subject of an approach in January, but all bids were rejected, as President Aurelio De Laurentiis wanted at least €80m. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, PSG are ready to go again with the offer between €60-70m.

-source: Football Italia

All’s well with Isco

But the return of Zidane is a completely different horizon for the player nicknamed ‘la magia’, or ‘magic’, as he was essential during the Frenchman’s first spell in charge. Isco played the third highest number of matches in Zidane’s two and a half years in charge, although 12th in terms of minutes, and during that time the midfielder helped Madrid to win three Champions Leagues and one LaLiga Santander title. He played in the biggest games, including the last two Champions League finals in Cardiff and Kiev as Gareth Bale started on the bench.

-source: MARCA

Gattuso, Emery’s futures intertwined

There are growing rumours Gennaro Gattuso could walk away from Milan even if he gets them into the Champions League. La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Coach is prepared to leave his beloved club at the end of the season, regardless of the results.

-source: Football Italia

Arsenal Coach Unai Emery is the latest candidate for the Milan bench next season, as Gennaro Gattuso is increasingly at odds with the club. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, tension between director Leonardo and Coach Gattuso could see a change at the end of the season, even if they qualify for the Champions League.

-source: Football Italia

West Ham intend to keep Anderson

West Ham are ready to offer an improved contract to Felipe Anderson to keep him at the club for one more year, Football Insider understands. A club source has told Football Insider that West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan is intent on keeping Anderson and fending off rival outfits, who include a Premier League top-six team.

-source: Football Insider


Fekir out

Everyone wants N’Dombele

United want Meunier

New keeper for Roma

Roma have definitively dropped Robin Olsen and put him on the market, so it’s reported Kevin Trapp is the main transfer target. According to La Repubblica, Roma are targeting 28-year-old German Trapp as the first choice goalkeeper for next season.

-source: Football Italia

Memphis Depay wants a bigger club

Fulham set price for Sessegnon

Fulham will slap a £40million price tag on Ryan Sessegnon this summer, with Tottenham ready to make a huge effort to sign the England Under-21 star. The biggest stumbling block Mauricio Pochettino will face in his pursuit of the youngster will be Fulham’s asking price, with Spurs keen to pay much closer to £25m for Sessegnon. But Tottenham have identified the teenager as a key target this summer and will back up their interest with a firm offer in the coming weeks.

-source: Daily Mail


Gareth Bale and Marcelo have long been the butt of most of the criticism this season but they have been joined by Toni Kroos, Isco and Casemiro on the list of players who don’t appear to have a future in Zidane’s plans. But Bale is the perfect example of why a mass overhaul with an exodus of stars kick-starting a huge influx of new players will be harder to achieve than some supporters would like to think. Players with long contracts on big money will be difficult to push out. Madrid may consider trying to copy the loan deal they set up for James Rodriguez two summers ago.

-source: Daily Mail

Conte gives his blessings to throw out Icardi

A new managerial project will be started by Beppe Marotta who, no longer in secret, has contacted Antonio Conte several times as a favorite coach for the future. The manager will be free to sign with Inter and, according to Corriere dello Sport, asked to be updated in recent months on everything that is happening inside the club. Conte himself has already endorsed Icardi’s departure at the end of the season. The former Juventus manager does not see him as fundamental to Inter, and in his place they will probably purchase a cheaper striker, who offers more of a physical presence, like Edin Dzeko.

-source: Calciomercato

Milan fly out to buy Everton

Milan sporting director Leonardo has reportedly flown to Brazil for talks with Gremio over a deal for winger Everton Soares. According to Fox Sports Brasil, Leonardo will use the trip to drive down Gremio’s asking price of €80m – which is Everton’s release clause.

-source: Football Italia

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