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Rumor Mill: Bayern Sane bid rejected; Ramos staying; Conte to oust Icardi?

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Lots of Spurs rumors

Tottenham are leading a host of top European clubs determined to land PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn, Sky Sports News understands. Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a huge fan of the 21-year old Netherlands international, who impressed during Spurs’ Champions League home tie against PSV in November.

-source: Sky Sports News

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish will reject any further advances from Tottenham and stay at Villa Park this summer, Sky Sports News understands. Villa secured a return to the Premier League on Monday, defeating Derby County 2-1 in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley.

-source: Sky Sports News


Conte won’t begin the season yet in the locker room the player that has undermined the serenity of the environment in the last season: he wants to break with the recent past and keep Icardi is a risk too high not want to take. The company decided to put Mauro on the market and Conte did not oppose, the only request is to avoid bringing still lingers the question.

-source: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Back to Porto

Mangala is closest to be reinforcement of FC Porto. There are still some unresolved issues and, most important of all, to determine the player’s physical condition after injury, but central defender French already have total agreement with the dragons and, at this level, there won’t be any kind of obstacle.

-source: O Jogo


Barcelona have revived their interest in Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis, Goal has learned, with the Blaugrana seeking cover for first-choice left-back Jordi Alba, whom the Catalan side feel is suffering from exhaustion after a long season.

-source: Goal


Neymar ‘is crazy’ about the idea of leaving Paris Saint-Germain to rejoin Barcelona this summer, according to El Mundo Deportivo. It follows on from a report earlier this week from RAC1 journalist Gerard Romero has that conversations have opened between the clubs for a swap deal between Neymar and Barca forward Ousmane Demebele, with Diario Sport confirming such news.

-source: Football Espana

Get him, Chelsea

Sarabia, who came through Madrid’s youth system, has a year left on a Sevilla deal that currently includes a release clause of just 18 to 22 million euros. The winger has been offered a significantly improved contract at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán - but, claims Muchodeporte, Madrid have indicated to the 27-year-old that they are interested in re-signing him, particularly in view of his eminently affordable buy-out fee.

-source: Diario AS

Se queda

Not going anywhere

On his way


La Masia is a joke

As expected


No intention


If it has somewhat disappeared from French eyes, Mouctar Diakhaby Defender is an always appreciated ‘prospect’ of European recruiters. The former Lyon, recruited last summer by the Valencia CF with some 15 M€, coming off a successful season (38 matches). It has thus been selected week last among the reservists of the France hopes team which will play the Euro. Wolverhampton is interested in the case of the French young (22 years, under contract until 2023) and took his information from Valencia.

-source: L’Equipe

Decisions decisions

Kieran Trippier fears his days at Tottenham are numbered and is considering a move away this summer. Trippier, one of England’s best performers at last year’s euphoric World Cup, was axed from the squad that travels to the UEFA Nations League finals next month by Gareth Southgate on Monday — a decision that leaves the right back fighting to revive his international career.

-source: Daily Mail

So much competition

Arsenal could battle with rivals Tottenham to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. The Portuguese international spent last season on loan at Everton, where he impressed in his first campaign in the Premier League. However, RAC1 are now claiming Arsenal have also joined the hunt to sign Gomes and are still hoping to convince the midfielder to move to the Emirates this summer.

-source: Goal

Confirmed managerial news

Contact made

Sources close to Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes have told Chroniclelive there has been ‘direct contact’ with the forward and his team, and Benitez - even though the Spaniard is yet to sign a new contract at United. It is thought a £16million bid would be enough to bring Moraes to Tyneside from Belgian side Club Brugge, and while Italian side Lazio are also in contact, he is keen to play in the Premier League and is ‘excited’ by the prospect of playing in the black-and-white shirt.

-source: Chroniclelive

Roma coach rumblings

Sky Sport Italia is reporting the idea of Bologna’s Sinisa Mihajlovic becoming the next Roma Coach is ‘taking shape’. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma consider Mihajlovic as one of the best-qualified candidates for their top job.

-source: Football Italia

Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca have emerged as the new favourites to take over at Roma. According to Corriere dello Sport, Roma chiefs held a conference call with consultant Franco Baldini on Wednesday to discuss new managerial candidates.

-source: Football Italia

Roma are looking to Spain for a new Coach, reportedly sounding out Getafe tactician Pepe Bordalas. According to Tele Radio Stereo, the Giallorossi have made an approach for the Spaniard.

-source: Football Italia


Napoli are reportedly close to signing Empoli’s €10m-rated midfielder Ismael Bennacer, as well as their right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Azzurri sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has asked the Tuscan side to not consider bids from other clubs for the Algeria international, as the Neapolitans are ready to make an offer.

-source: Football Italia


The agent of Napoli pair Elseid Hysaj and Mario Rui has confirmed that they will seek moves away this summer. It is shaping up to be something of an awkward summer for Mario Giuffredi as another of his clients, Empoli full-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo, is set to join Napoli as one of the duo’s replacements.

-source: Football Italia

Dzeko done

Inter have reportedly agreed terms with Edin Dzeko but are looking at ways to reduce Roma’s €20m asking price. According to Corriere dello Sport, the Nerazzurri have offered the Bosnia-Herzegovina international a three-year contract worth €4m a season but have yet to negotiate a transfer fee with the capital club.

-source: Football Italia

Another Roman to leave?

Aleksandar Kolarov could leave Roma this summer for a return to his boyhood club Red Star Belgrade. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the full-back is considering his future after a total revamp of the squad and staff.

-source: Football Italia

Remember the name

There are growing reports Juventus have agreed a €15m deal with Sassuolo for Turkey international defender Merih Demiral. According to Tuttomercatoweb, and more, the two clubs reached an agreement today and he will sign a five-year contract after he returns from international duty.

-source: Football Italia

Conte’s striker

Inter have reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Romelu Lukaku worth €7.5m per year plus bonuses, but must work out a transfer fee with Manchester United. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the striker has given the go-ahead after his representatives whittled down the details of personal terms.

-source: Football Italia


Milan have announced that Leonardo has stepped down from his role as sporting director. A statement on Milan’s official website thanked Leonardo for his ‘important contributions in helping to take the club forward’ and noted his successor would be appointed ‘in due course’.

-source: Football Italia


Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has confirmed that Hamed Traore will not be joining Fiorentina after they failed to deposit his contract. Empoli announced in January that Traore would sign for Fiorentina next season, but his contract was not deposited with Lega Serie A and the Viola never made his transfer official.

-source: Football Italia

First choice

Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo is reportedly Paolo Maldini’s first choice to succeed Gennaro Gattuso as Milan boss. According to Sportitalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, the Rossoneri legend is a big fan of Giampaolo and, if he was to take on a new role at the club, would make the Blucerchiati tactician his top target to replace Gattuso in the dugout.

-source: Football Italia

Squad players for Barca

Barcelona want to sign Valencia captain Dani Parejo and striker Rodrigo Moreno this summer, according to Super Deporte. The Valencia-based outlet claims the Blaugrana want a double swoop for the players who were instrumental in the Copa del Rey final victory over Ernesto Valverde’s side.

-source: Football Espana

One to replace Lucas with

Atletico Madrid are ‘very close’ to the signing of Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso, according to a report in Cadena Cope. The report claims ‘negotiations are advanced’ for the central defender who is set to follow Felipe Monteiro to Atleti, another defender who joined from FC Porto in a €20m deal.

-source: Football Espana

Now, Atletico want Chilwell

Atletico Madrid are looking to move for Leicester City full-back and England international Ben Chilwell, according to reports. Diario AS cite a report in Cadena Ser that the 22-year-old is the favorite among Atleti officials to replace Filipe Luis, who is out of contract this summer.

-source: Football Espana

Atleast someone wants Valverde

Barcelona want to sign Valencia captain Dani Parejo and striker Rodrigo Moreno this summer, according to Super Deporte. The Valencia-based outlet claims the Blaugrana want a double swoop for the players who were instrumental in the Copa del Rey final victory over Ernesto Valverde’s side.

-source: Football Espana

Down to the details

Giovanni Di Lorenzo is ever closer in wearing the Napoli jersey. After the details were settled yesterday, the wing-back will undergo his medical visit. The player had 37 appearances and 5 goals for Empoli.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Already available

After he’s left Milan, Rino Gattuso could already have another challenge to face: the now former Rossoneri’s coach could have another bench in Serie A to sit on, with at least two interested clubs. If Giampaolo should leave, the ex-Pisa coach could be an option for Sampdoria, who are also thinking about Pioli. Besides the Blucerchiati, the other option could be Lazio: should Simone Inzaghi leave, Gattuso would be among the first candidates on Tare’s list to be the replacement.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Sergio Ramos’ future at Real Madrid remains uncertain, and the club are willing to let their captain depart the Santiago Bernabeu, should he bring in an adequate offer from another team. That’s the line that the club followed with Cristiano Ronaldo one year ago after informing the club’s leaders of his desire to depart Madrid in February, and Los Blancos subsequently received an offer from Juventus at the end of last season.

-source: MARCA

Number 9 (backup)

On the market

Shortly... or not?

No move to Chelsea

To be extended

James gone

Real Madrid hope to bring in 300 million euros from sales this summer and one of the players who looks set to depart the Santiago Bernabeu for a sizeable fee is James Rodriguez, following the end of his two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich. The 27-year-old is one of Madrid’s players with a high sell-on value - around 70m euros - but there are a few problems emerging between where James wants to go and where the club are pushing him towards. Los Blancos are aware that the largest fee is likely to come from the Premier League, for instance, but James is unwilling to go to England.

-source: MARCA

One more from Atletico to Bayern

Back in the race

No agreement

They probably should buy him

Boateng in demand


Talks begin

Big numbers for Lo Celso


Bid made

Welcome AVB

Money talks

Ferland Mendy is set to become Real Madrid’s new left-back. The Olympique Lyon defender has held several conversations with Zidane over the past few days to discuss the coach’s plans for next season and what role Mendy would have at Real Madrid. As it stands, Mendy would be competing for a place with Marcelo while Sergio Reguilón is expected to go out on loan once he renews his contract with the club.

-source: Diario AS

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