Is a target
Liverpool have made enquiries over Brazilian teenager Joao Pedro who is due to join Watford. The 17-year-old has already agreed to sign for Watford in a deal worth an initial £2million and is due to arrive in January 2020. However, there is a clause in his contract that says should the planned move to Watford falter, then the Vicarage Road side must be paid £20million by the rival club.
-source: Daily Mail
Not a target
Liverpool are not planning to make a summer move for Lyon forward Memphis Depay, Sky Sports News understands. Reports in the national press have suggested the Netherlands international is a target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. But Sky Sports News understands Liverpool are not interested in Depay and will not be pursuing a deal for the former Manchester United player.
-source: Sky Sports News
Went to Besiktas
Adem Ljajic spent this past season in the Turkish Super Lig, playing with Besiktas. Between the league and the Europa League, he made 32 appearances scoring nine goals, a number that allows the Turkish club to reach the condition of the option to buy on his contract - this was set at 6 million euros.
-source: Gianluca Di Marzio
Heir to Raul
Napoli have joined Juventus, Arsenal and Manchester United in pursuit of Roma defender Kostas Manolas, who is available for €36m. The Greek international’s contract includes a surprisingly low release clause of just €36m and it is open to clubs inside Italy too. Now Il Tempo newspaper suggests Napoli are ready to make an offer too, seeing Manolas as an ideal heir to Raul Albiol, able to partner Kalidou Koulibaly.
-source: Football Italia
Neymar to stay for now
Neymar Jr will remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season with the aim of getting fully fit and demonstrating to the club, their fans, and the watching world, what he is truly capable of. This is the story coming out of Téléfoot on Sunday. According to the programme on French television, neither the player nor those around him are now keen to leave Paris, at least this summer. With recurring injuries blighting his time since moving to Ligue 1, the 27-year old is now hoping to put them behind him and, with a bit of luck, show his full potential across the whole season.
-source: Diario AS
️ [@Alfremartinezz] | Valverde renewed his contract just a short while ago to have a guaranteed continuation of 100%. There is no special board meeting on Tuesday but there is pressure to make changes. pic.twitter.com/LTeeASsghC— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 26, 2019
Everton, Crystal Palace & Newcastle United are interested in OGC Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, according to Nice-Matin https://t.co/wBXHzye5QJ— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 26, 2019
West Ham have made an offer to Barcelona in the region of £18m for Andre Gomes. The 25-year-old Portugal international spent last season on loan at Everton, where he made 27 Premier League appearances. While the Merseyside club would like to retain Gomes, no preferential option to buy the midfielder was included in last summer’s single-season loan deal.
-source: The Times
Lille have transmitted a provisional contract offer to Watford winger Dodi Lukebakio, face competition from a pair of Bundesliga sides https://t.co/AnBRegJpVZ— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 26, 2019
Or he rejected them
Manchester United have ruled out a move for Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt, according to Sky sources.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 26, 2019
[ESPN] | United already believe that Matthijs De Ligt already has an agreement with FC Barcelona and that is the reason to why they have given up pic.twitter.com/31Tj0h1Kin— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 26, 2019
Back to the future
Aurelio De Laurentiis is thinking about Quagliarella for Naples. It would be the great comeback in the team, the one that the tragedy has taken away to Fabio in the past. But the bomber of Sampdoria and Serie A (first on 26 goals), to be honest, has so far considered the possibility to change knitting and greet Genoa. Is this the ultimate backstage, fine words and mutual appreciation, but no direct contact between the parties.
-source: Corriere dello Sport
Manchester United are facing complex battle to sign Sean Longstaff from Newcastle United. Longstaff has been identified by Man United after a series of glowing scouting reports that landed on the desk of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. An official bid is yet to be tabled by the Red Devils but after Geordie coach Michael Carrick also recommended the youngster to Solksjaer, he is definitely on their wish-list. Whether the 20-times English champions come in at the £25million price that has been bandied about in recent days remains to be seen.
-source: Chronicle Live
[@albertlesan] | Valverde will announce his resignation tonight.— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 25, 2019
The primal issue
Barca also have an issue where they badly need players off their wage bill to facilitate such signings. A huge problem for them is, well, no one willingly wants to leave Barca. Great club, great money, great lifestyle. Would take huge wage to get Rakitic, for example.— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 25, 2019
San Siro rumblings
⚫ #SerieA |— Euro United (@EuroUnited6) May 25, 2019
Leonardo doit présenter sa démission demain auprès des dirigeants du @Milan. Il a reçu dernièrement une offre de la fédération brésilienne pour le poste de coordinateur des sélections à laquelle il n'a pas encore donné suite. pic.twitter.com/Z6BXUsEC3o
No Dembele to United then?
L'Équipe tomorrow call Tanguy Ndombele's departure from Lyon "certain" and Nabil Fékir's & Ferland Mendy's "probable".— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 25, 2019
Gone baby gone
Marseille President Eyraud has told Kevin Strootman that the club wants the 29-year-old to leave this summer. (RMC)— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 25, 2019