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He’s with the big boys now


Manchester City are not interested in signing Bruno Fernandes, according to club sources. The Sporting midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Blues this summer as Pep Guardiola looks to strengthen a squad that needs cover for Fernandinho and could see Ilkay Gundogan leave.

-source: Manchester Evening News

Manchester United are ready to rival neighbors Manchester City for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, sources have told ESPN FC. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for at least one new midfielder in the summer with Ander Herrera set to join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract at Old Trafford expires on June 30.

-source: ESPN FC

Far and wide

Olympiakos midfielder Mady Camara is interested in a move to Watford but is unlikely to make a decision over his future until after this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations. Camara has enjoyed a fine debut season in Greece after joining Olympiakos from French side AC Ajaccio for around £2million last summer.

-source: Evening Standard

SES to stay?

Stephan El Shaarawy is the main star of the Giallorossi’s 2018/19 season. However, with a contract expiring this summer - in June of 2020 to be exact - it is becoming essential to find a deal with the player. For this reason, next week, there is a meeting between the footballer’s brother (also his agent) and the club to officially start negotiations for the renewal of his contract.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Seville derby

Real Betis and Sevilla are set to go head-to-head in a battle to sign Rayo Vallecano defender Alex Moreno this summer, report Marca. The 25-year-old has been one of the standout players for relegated Rayo this season and appears likely to depart following their demotion back to the second tier.

-source: Football Espana


Filipe Luis is set to leave Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer when his contract expires, report Diario AS. The 33-year-old is out of contract at the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona to provide back-up for Jordi Alba.

-source: Football Espana


Barcelona are trying to sign Venezuela international goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez to replace Jasper Cillessen, report Diario AS. The 21-year-old has won 12 caps for his nation and is a rising star in South American football, becoming the number one at Colombian giants Millonarios.

-source: Football Espana

DD 2.0




Torino are reviving their attempts to bring Roberto Pereyra back to Serie A from Watford, according to Tuttosport. The Granata had already approached him during the January transfer window, but were rebuffed.

-source: Football Italia


Barcelona remain highly confident they will secure the signing of Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt this summer, amid competition from all over Europe. The 19-year-old’s side were eliminated from the Champions League by Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, after a run that has been so impressive it is attracted the attention of the continent’s top clubs, and is likely to precipitate a mass exodus this summer.

-source: The Independent

First choice

Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco is reportedly Milan’s first choice to succeed Gennaro Gattuso this summer. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, although there has been no direct contact between Di Francesco and Milan, Leonardo has sounded out the Coach.

-source: Football Italia

Banega back to his homeland

Boca Juniors are confident of securing a summer deal for Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, according to a report in Marca. The report claims the Argentine giants are ready ‘to make a big push’ for the talented midfielder, who is out of contract at Los Rojiblancos in a year’s time.

-source: Football Espana


Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year contract this summer, report Cadena Ser. The 29-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, meaning that he has been free to discuss terms with other clubs since January.

-source: Football Espana

In progress

Already done



The athletic came to an agreement with Hector Herrera in the face next season. Mexican midfielder will be one of the reinforcements, but observes carefully a factor that can modify other decisions. The medium does not have yet the Community passport and who has it or not for the start of next season can change some things. Herrera started the paperwork. In fact, a call was lost with his selection to be able to carry out a part of them. But by law can obtain Portuguese nationality until six years of residency you.

-source: Diario AS

Chelsea rumors dropping in 3, 2, 1...

Philippe Coutinho is “not a Barcelona player” and will be the first casualty of their shambolic Champions League exit to Liverpool, while the board are set to meet to decide coach Ernesto Valverde’s fate, sources have told ESPN FC.

-source: ESPN FC

Barcelona now see Philippe Coutinho as a major problem and are concerned they will not be able to sell him this summer, report Marca. It is claimed the Brazilian playmaker is on an annual salary of €13.5m at the Blaugrana and that could be a major stumbling block for any move away from the Camp Nou this summer.

-source: Football Espana

The return of the Hakimi

Zidane continues developing his project for the new-look Real Madrid and one thing he is convinced about is that he urgently needs a player who can provide competition for Marcelo at left-back. He has asked the club if it would be possible to recoup Achraf Hakimi who is currently out on loan at Borussia Dortmund - the only problem is that the Moroccan defender is still only halfway through his loan arrangement.

-source: Diario AS


Everton will have to fend off interest from home and abroad to land Andre Gomes this summer. The Blues want to turn the 25-year-old’s loan from Barcelona into a permanent switch and are considered favorites to sign him at this stage. But the ECHO has learnt Everton face competition to secure Gomes on a long-term deal. Spurs have been credited with showing interest in the Portuguese international but the midfielder also has admirers in Italy and Spain. Roma and Inter Milan are understood to be among those who are keeping tabs on Gomes.

-source: Liverpool Echo

Gabriel Jesus on the market?

Manchester City will advance to the hiring of John Felix, selling the Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, in the off-season. Despite the interest in the player of Benfica, the money will not be problem for Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, owner of the English club. City is unwilling to pay the €120 million of the termination clause, considering that to be an exaggerated value.

-source: A Bola


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has scheduled talks with Romelu Lukaku over his Manchester United future. The pair are set to meet next week as Solksjaer plans to gauge the Belgium striker’s troubled season and his desire to remain at Old Trafford. It is understood Lukaku has not been placed on the list of players under immediate threat as part of United’s summer overhaul.

-source: Evening Standard


Inter are reportedly preparing to offer Cagliari €30m plus two or three youth team players to secure Nicolò Barella. According to, the Nerazzurri are hoping to whittle down the €50m asking price for the Italy international.

-source: Football Italia


Despite his excellent performances on loan at Empoli, it’s reported Fiorentina are happy to sell Bartlomiej Dragowski and focus on Alban Lafont. The club has two very promising young goalkeepers on its books and both want regular first team football. Lafont arrived this season for €9m and was given the gloves, sending Dragowski on loan to Empoli in January. According to, Fiorentina have no intention of removing Lafont from the role of first choice goalkeeper next season.

-source: Football Italia

The next Bentancur

Reports in Argentina claim Juventus are very close to Newell’s Old Boys midfielder Enzo Barrenechea, compared to Rodrigo Bentancur. He turns 18 later this month and is part of the Argentina Under-20 international squad. According to TyC Sports, Juve are on the verge of completing the transfer this summer.

-source: Football Italia

To stay?

DVDB in demand


While many sources claim Max Allegri is leaving Juventus, there are mixed reports over whether Antonio Conte will replace him or join Inter instead. The story is spreading quickly that Allegri and President Andrea Agnelli decided today it was best to part company at the end of the season. However, while La Stampa, La Repubblica and Sport Mediaset are all confident Conte will return to the club he left in 2014, that is not certain. This is because Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and Radio Rossonera all maintain Conte is closer to Inter.

-source: Football Italia

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