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Rumor Mill: Icardi-Dybala swap; Utd close to Meunier; Juve want Trippier; Real want Pjanic

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Agreement reached

Simone Inzaghi will continue his journey at Lazio. In fact the manager and the Biancolesti reached an agreement on a one year extension to his current deal which expires in 2020. The agreement was reached in the last few hours and will be formalized in the next few days.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


United in for Rabiot



Arsenal and Leicester have joined the list of clubs monitoring Valencia teenager Ferran Torres. Winger Torres, 19, is attracting admiring glances following an eye-catching first full season at Valencia, helping them finish fourth in La Liga and reach the Europa League semi-finals.

-source: Daily Mail

New Milan DoF

AC Milan want to bring Paolo Maldini in as technical director, Goal understands. The former Rossoneri captain is currently considering his future after being made an offer by Milan. He would follow a recent trend of ex-players returning to their former clubs in leadership roles if he takes up the job, with Chelsea reportedly set to appoint Petr Cech as technical director and Manchester United considering Rio Ferdinand and Darren Fletcher.

-source: Goal

Thauvin for Under

Roma see Marseille’s Florian Thauvin as a potential replacement if Cengiz Under leaves, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move away and the Roman club are keen to move swiftly to fill the void if he does depart.

-source: Goal

Diego to Napoli?

Napoli have reportedly contacted temperamental Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, as he is on the transfer list after receiving an eight-match ban in La Liga. According to Sean Pelucchi, the director of L’Oracolo Rossonero, the negotiation is already at an advanced stage between the parties and there is the willingness to close the deal.

-source: Football Italia


Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski, who spent six months on loan at Empoli, is reportedly ready to join Southampton for €10m plus bonuses. According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the deal is down to the details before it will be completed next week.

-source: Football Italia

Juve’s plans

A player that could leave the club is Portuguese right-back Joao Cancelo, who wouldn’t be exactly the perfect fit for Sarri’s system. Should the former Inter defender leave the Bianconeri, the club has set their sights on Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier, who will play tonight in the Champions League final with the Spurs. There’s not only Cancelo on Juventus’s outgoings list, as also Mario Mandzukic could leave the club despite signing a contract extension through 2021 just a few months ago.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Icardi-Dybala still on

Despite being a complicated negotiation, the Icardi-Dybala swap deal between Inter and Juventus is still on the table, with the Nerazzurri’s CEO Marotta keen on making it happen. No agreement between the two clubs has been reached yet, but the negotiations are everything but still, as the parties are trying to find a way to set up a deal. In defense, the Nerazzurri are evaluating the opportunity to sign Aleksandar Kolarov from Roma.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Napoli’s plans

After acquiring Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Napoli are now focused on Spanish players to bolster Ancelotti’s attack. The Partenopei are interested in Valencia’s Rodrigo with president De Laurentiis interested in idea of including Amadou Diawara to lower the asking price. In addition, Napoli are also interested in Gerard Deulofeu, they have been in touch with his agent- they’ll have to decide if they want to proceed with the deal since he’s valued at €30 million. In addition, James Rodriguez is a much less likely replacement for Lorenzo Insigne should he depart his hometown club.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Gattuso top choice

There have been new contacts made between Gennaro Gattuso and Lazio. The former Milan coach is the top choice for the club to replace Simone Inzaghi for the spot on the bench next season - up until now the current coach is not expected to reach a deal to continue on.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Pjanic and Isco???

Real Madrid have their eyes set on signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, a priority for Zinedine Zidane, and Tottenham striker Christian Eriksen. But the club are also closely monitoring Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who would serve as an alternative option.

-source: Diario AS

Carlo to get his man?

Bulka and Cibois

United getting Meunier?

Some Ligue 1 rumors

One over City

Manchester United are ready to beat rivals Manchester City to Bruno Fernandes, according to the printed edition of the paper. City moves forward with 55 million euros for the player, but the Reds are ready to reach 70 or 80 million euros for the player.

-source: A Bola

Off to sunny Spain

West Ham have agreed to sell striker Lucas Perez to Alaves, according to Sky sources. The Spanish club have agreed a €2.5m (£2.21m) fee for Perez, who has scored six goals in 19 appearances for West Ham since joining from Arsenal in 2018.

-source: Sky Sports News

Griezzy boy and Ney-Ney at Barca

BVB looking at midfielders now

Borussia Dortmund are targeting moves for midfielders Hamed Junior Traore and Ismael Bennacer, according to Il Tirreno. Bennacer, of Empoli, is also thought to be a target for Roma, while teammate Traore was due to move to Fiorentina.

-source: Goal

David Silva to stay

David Silva has no intention of leaving Manchester City this summer, according to reports. The midfielder enters the final year of his City deal in July after nine seasons at the club, and Japanese club Vissel Kobe are said to be interested in his services. The Times report that Silva, 33, is intent on seeing out his current City contract.

-source: Manchester Evening News

Some Atletico incoming rumors

Atletico Madrid are keen on Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo, yet the Catalans will not sell the Portuguese international on the cheap. An exodus of defenders at the Wanda Metropolitano means that Diego Simeone is in the hunt for quality replacements and the Barcelona player is an interesting option for the Argentine.

-source: MARCA

Atletico Madrid sent scouts to watch 21-year-old left-back Renan Lodi as Athletico Paranaense were beaten by River Plate in the two-legged final of the Recopa Sudamericana. The Brazilian youngster has become a sensation in his home country due to his performances with Paranaense in recent months.

-source: MARCA

Out on loan

Napoli winger Adam Ounas is reportedly being tracked by Lazio, Parma and Udinese, after failing to impress Coach Carlo Ancelotti this season. According to the Algerian website, the Biancocelesti have targeted the former Bordeaux winger as they look to strengthen their squad with Europa League competition in mind.

-source: Football Italia

Atalanta strengthening

The path from Ferrara to Bergamo is always very hot. Atalanta is insisting on bringing reinforcements for Gasperini on the wing and is targeting Manuel Lazzari, whom the Nerazzurri had inquired about ten days ago. Atalanta is pressing to acquire Lazzari, and club president Percassi is intending on completing the deal as soon as possible to ensure the player is available to play in Champions League. There are also rumors around bringing Andrea Petagna back to Bergamo.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio




Bertie back

Pepe replacement


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