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Rumor Mill: Napoli want to keep Insigne, add Lozano; City look at Bruno Fernandes

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Napoli met earlier today with Mino Raiola to discuss the present and future of Lorenzo Insigne, but not only. They also took the opportunity in front of the agent to discuss another client of his, Lozano of PSV Eindhoven. He is a player Guintoli likes for the future and he is a primary objective for their attack. They reiterated to his agent that they would like to sign him for next season.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


An important meeting took place today between Lorenzo Insigne and Napoli. Insigne was accompanied by his new representatives, Mino and Vincenzo Raiola. Napoli, on the other hand, were represented by their president De Laurentiis along with sporting director Guintoli and coach Carlo Ancelotti. After a meeting yesterday between Insigne and his agents to discuss contractual issues not tied to Napoli, there was a relaxing feeling at today’s meeting as the desire of both parties is to continue together.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

So many forwards


Not interested

Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado is not interested in a summer move to West Ham or Watford, Sky Sports News understands. The ex-Chelsea forward has said he wants to stay with Juventus next season following reports he could be on the move back to the Premier League.

-source: Sky Sports News

End of the association

Jesse Rodriguez will not continue at Real Betis next season, because club Betis will not negotiate with the PSG the renewal of their assignment, which attained under advantageous conditions from the past January. Have rolled well things, Betis had intended to deal with the PSG Jesse continuity during the negotiations for the final transfer of Lo Celso, but has finally withdrawn, as advances ABC, so the Canary will end its stage of Betis player at the end of the season.

-source: Mundo Deportivo

Cut price

Manchester United are prepared to accept a cut-price offer to sell Matteo Darmian this summer, it has been claimed. Several Italian clubs were keen to sign the defender last summer when he was ready to leave Manchester United, but negotiations for a move away never took off. And according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United are now ready to accept an offer in the region of €12m in order to get him off their books in the next transfer window.

-source: Inside Futbol

Behind the scenes

Rodrigo to Napoli?

The Napoli of the Italian League has to Rodrigo Moreno on its agenda for the coming season. Thus informs it the Italian radio station Rai Sports, which also ensures that the sports director of the Neapolitan set, Fabio Giuntoli, has received an indication from Jorge Mendes, representative of the footballer.

-source: Superdeporte

Napoli closing in

Napoli are reportedly looking to close a deal for Boca Juniors midfielder Agustin Almendra and have opened talks for Olympique Lyonnais’ Ferland Mendy. Today’s edition of Corriere del Mezzogiorno reports the Partenopei are ready to pay the €20m release clause of the 19-year-old defensive midfielder.

-source: Football Italia

Hammers’ two CB shortlist

West Ham are tracking two defenders to sign this summer as Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos eye backline reinforcements this summer, understands. The two names mentioned are that of Alaves centre half Guillermo Maripan, who has starred for the Spanish side in La Liga this season in his first campaign in Europe. The other is Olympiakos left back Leonardo Koutris and both of them fit the supposed new transfer strategy that will be employed this summer.

-source: Football London

Competition for Conte

The Rome is now officially out of the closet with the declarations of Totti but that Rome is not the only option for Antonio Conte, called within a couple of weeks to decide his future. According to ‘Corriere dello Sport‘, despite the trust confirmed repeatedly in Salem, Marotta in recent days would encounter Count asking him a bit more time but assuring him that eventually will offer him the bench of Inter.

-source: Goal Italia

Atletico want a left-back

Atlético Madrid has on its agenda the Valencia CF Player José Luis Gaya for the upcoming season. It is information which comes giving SUPER in recent months and that now also gives the Cadena Cope since the capital of Spain.

-source: Superdeporte

Renewed interest

After regular contacts with the surrounding van Beek, PSG handed a new contract offer to the player’s agent. Remains to be seen if Nasser Al-Khelaïfi will be able to get its act together with Ajax. Strong performance in the Champions League and Championship (16 goals and 11 assists), Donny van Beek has seen his value exploded. Estimated at 25 million euros during the winter transfer window its value exploded within a few weeks and Dutch leaders would now claim 60 million euros for their nugget. A substantial sum for 22 year-old, especially when you know that PSG should sell for 60 million euros.

-source: Mercato 365

Gerrard wants Andre Gray

WATFORD striker Andre Gray could spearhead Rangers’ bid for the Premiership title next term as boss Steven Gerrard seeks attacking reinforcements during the summer transfer window. Gerrard has already clinched moves for Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie ahead of the new campaign, while Greg Stewart will complete a three-year switch once his Birmingham City contract expires at the end of the season.

-source: The Herald

Verbal agreement

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has a ‘verbal agreement’ to join Real Madrid this summer, according to Diario AS. The Madrid-based newspaper cites how there is a personal agreement which would see the midfielder increase his annual salary of €4m which he currently earns in North London.

-source: Football Espana

Some Bayern updates

Signing options

Back to sunny Spain

Nicolas Otamendi wants a summer transfer to Valencia after deciding to leave Manchester City, Goal understands. Goal revealed in March that Otamendi, 31, was open to a transfer in search of more regular playing time. Valencia, Wolves and the Chinese Super League had all been touted as possible destinations, but it is now believed that a return to Mestalla is the defender’s number one choice.

-source: Sam Lee



Paul Pogba wants out of Manchester United this summer and is “very keen” to push through a move to Real Madrid. The French star has been a subject of controversy this season, with the club ultimately backing him over sacked manager Jose Mourinho, but sources say he is now desperate to leave. For Pogba’s part, some close to the player say that one of his primary concerns is United’s inability to challenge for the league, and how that does not look likely in the near future.

-source: Independent

Marcelo’s deputy

Zinedine Zidane has made it clear to Real Madrid that he wants fellow Frenchman Ferland Mendy to arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after the left-back has impressed at Lyon. The left side of Madrid’s defence has had a number of names linked to it, such as Real Betis’ Junior Firpo, Alex Grimaldo of Benfica and David Alaba of Bayern Munich, but Mendy is the one Zidane wants.

-source: MARCA

United scouting in Portugal

The level of observations to Ruben Dias and Joao Felix by the scouting Department of the Manchester United climbed to the top step. According to the game it was found, the red devils were represented at the Braga for one of its heads of Scouts, having Marcel Bout the specific mission to assess and check the received data of the previous observations to Ruben Dias and Joao Felix, at this stage the two targets identified as desirable in the Benfica squad.

-source: O Jogo

City start talks over Bruno Fernandes

Manchester City wants to make sure Bruno Fernandes is signed immediately. The current English champion, coached by Pep Guardiola and where aligns the Portuguese Baldwin, intends to rely on the captain of Sporting for the next few seasons and has already prepared formal offer to make the signing.

-source: A Bola

Arsenal lead for Fraser

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Ryan Fraser this summer. The Bournemouth winger has just over a year left to run on his contract and talks over an extension have been shelved after the south coast club failed to put together an offer that significantly improved on that which Fraser rejected last year.

-source: Football London

Saintly reinforcement

Southampton will step up plans to revamp their attack for next season after guaranteeing their Premier League survival. High on boss Ralph Hasenhuttl’s list of priorities this summer is to bring in up to three new players - two wide men and a central striker - to increase his reliable, attacking options. Southampton will make a fresh move for Birmingham forward Che Adams who has enjoyed the best season of his career so far, scoring 22 times for Garry Monk’s Championship side.

-source: Daily Mail

One out, one in

With one of their center back on his way to Serie A, Atletico Madrid have been active on market finding his replacement. The Colchoneros have made progress in their negotiation with Porto for Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro who is commonly known as Felipe. The talks started back in mid April and now the deal is on the verge of being completed. With Felipe on his way in, Diego Godin is ready to announce his departure from the club to join Inter on a Bosman signing. The Uruguayan defender will say good bye to the fans during the last match of the season at the Wanda against Sevilla on May 12th.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Official extension

Another one on Milan’s shortlist

PSV boss Mark van Bommel is reportedly on Milan’s list of prospective new Coaches to replace Gennaro Gattuso. According to La Repubblica, Van Bommel is the latest name Milan are considering.

-source: Football Italia

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