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Set to leave BVB

Raphael Guerreiro is considering leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer amid reports of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, Bild reports. Guerreiro’s contract runs until 2020 and the Bundesliga side have been trying to convince him to sign a new deal, but talks have been stalled for some time. With interest from some of Europe’s richest teams, Dortmund may have to sell the 25-year-old now or lose him for free next year.

-source: Goal

The winds of change blow over San Siro

After returning to the club last summer, Leonardo is set to leave Milan once again. The Brazilian sporting director will turn in his resignation tomorrow, at the basis of this decision is the fact that he has a different vision than executive director Ivan Gazidis, who is determined to build a young team who can increase their value rather than adding some veterans to the squad. Once the news of Leonardo’s departure becomes official, Milan is expected to focus on Lille’s Luis Campos to be their outside consultant on transfer moves while maintaining his role at the French club.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Getting closer

Atletico Madrid are on the verge of signing FC Porto defender Felipe Monteiro after he confirmed he was leaving the Portuguese giants. Marca report that his transfer to Los Rojiblancos will be confirmed ‘in the coming days’ and will primarily fill the gap left by the outgoing Diego Godin.

-source: Football Espana


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Boring James Milner?

Milner, 33, in the final of the Champions League with Liverpool, is out of contract also and his name is circulating in the Parisian scenes. Same case for Filipe Luis (Atletico de Madrid), another player (34 in August), end of contract, which PSG had checked the name last season before hiring Bernat.

-source: Le Parisien

Henrique out, Leonardo in

Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting Leonardo will leave Milan on Monday and could return to Paris Saint-Germain. The newspaper explains Leonardo’s position has ‘weakened’ at Milan after their failure to qualify for the Champions League, while his silence contradicts the club’s stance that there are no problems between him and CEO Ivan Gazidis.

-source: Football Italia

The Favorites

Massimiliano Allegri is waiting on a call from Barcelona, Goal understands, with questions being asked of Ernesto Valverde’s future at Camp Nou. Another change in the dugout is being mooted in Catalunya. Valverde has committed to a 12-month extension to his contract, but may not get the chance to see that out.

-source: Goal

As expected


Some Bundesliga news

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Serie A to Championship

Danish midfielder Christian Norgaard is set to leave Fiorentina and Serie A after just one season and join Championship side Brentford. The two clubs have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Dane, born in 1994, on the basis of a 4 million euros fee.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Agreement reached

After announcing Rudi Garcia’s departure from the club, Olympique Marseille are working on appointing Andre’ Villas Boas as his replacement. The negotiation with the Portuguese manager who recently coached Shanghai SIPG is in the final stages, the club’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarretta is set to sign his top choice for the job, the final details on what is expected to be a two year contract are currently being worked on.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Leicester City face competition from Spurs and Manchester United for Youri Tielemans according to Kristof Terreur. Tielemans spent the second half of the 2018-19 season with the Foxes, who would like to make his move permanent. But Spurs and United have contacted the Monaco man’s agent Terreur told Sky Sports Transfer Talk Podcast, potentially pricing Leicester out of a deal.

-source: Goal

Don incoming

Inter secured Champions League football on the final day of the season, and beginning next year, the club will begin a new era under coach Antonio Conte. The former Chelsea coach is set to sign a contract this week with the Nerazzurri, a three-year deal at a €12m net salary. On Wednesday the official announcement could be made, the same day that Conte’s former club will take part in the Europa League final against Arsenal.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

More on Hermoso

Espanyol are expecting bids from Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for defender Mario Hermoso, report Diario AS. The 23-year-old only joined the Catalan club in 2017 from Real Madrid in a €400k deal while he has a contract until 2020 with a €40m release clause in place. Madrid possess a €15m buyback clause while they also are said to still own 50% of his rights, meaning they can sign him for half that price, but it does not appear they will continue their pursuit.

-source: Football Espana

Midfielder in demand

Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid all want to sign Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso this summer, report Marca. The Argentine international had been on a season-long loan deal at Los Verdiblancos from Paris Saint-Germain before joining permanently last month in a €22m deal. Marca now verify a report from Diario de Sevilla on Saturday that Spurs lodged a €60m bid for the midfielder, who netted 16 goals for Betis last season in an impressive individual campaign.

-source: Football Espana

Manchester City are monitoring Giovani Lo Celso’s situation this summer with the midfielder primed for a move away from Real Betis. MEN Sport understands that City boss Pep Guardiola will assess the 23-year-old’s performances for Argentina at this summer’s Copa America, as Tottenham and Atlético Madrid also vie for his services.

-source: Manchester Evening News

Sevilla join the queue now

Sevilla are among the frontrunners to sign Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente this summer, according to reports. El Desmarque report, via El Espanol, that the Andalusian club are rivalling Atletico Madrid and Real Betis for a deal for the Spaniard who appears set to leave the outgoing European champions.

-source: Football Espana

Papa Perez’s decision

Real Madrid are set to decide on the future destination of Martin Odegaard, who is returning to the club following a loan spell at Vitesse. The 20-year-old netted 11 goals across 34 appearances in a stellar campaign for the Dutch side, leading to speculation that he could be included in Madrid’s first-team squad. However, El Espanol report that this remains unlikely with Ajax and Bayer Leverkusen the most likely destinations for the Norwegian starlet next season.

-source: Football Espana

Scotland to Spain

Alaves are set to move for €3.5m Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic this summer, according to a report published in Marca. The Basque club are said to be seeking for a replacement for Guillermo Maripan, who is close to agreeing a deal with West Ham United.

-source: Football Espana

Zidane’s confidence

Sergio Ramos may have doubts about staying on at Real Madrid, but his decision over his future is not set in stone. Real Madrid directors hope that Zinedine Zidane can persuade the centre-back to stay for next season and the coach and player had a lengthy discussion at the end of the 2018/19 season. Ramos told Zidane what he was thinking and revealed his doubts. The Frenchman reacted positively and is doing all he can to help the captain feel comfortable enough to want to continue at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

-source: MARCA


Jorginho 2.0

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