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Medical done


Arsenal are stepping up their interest in Basel defender Eray Comert with talks planned with his agents in Switzerland. Comert is keen on a move to London and the 21-year-old could be prised away from Basel for less than £7million.

-source: Daily Mail

Lukaku bid rejected

The Daily Mail warn the Red Devils ‘will not entertain’ such a deal and are determined to recoup the €80m they paid Everton in the summer of 2017. Furthermore, Lukaku has ‘little intention’ of forcing through an exit, so as not to burn his bridges with the English giants.

-source: Football Italia


Lazio have reportedly sounded out Trabzonspor midfielder Yusuf Yazici as a replacement for Paris Saint-Germain target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Despite Lazio’s denials that Milinkovic-Savic is on his way to PSG, Gazzetta dello Sport writes the Aquile have begun looking around for possible heirs and that ‘their net is closing in’ on Yusuf.

-source: Football Italia

Chain reaction

PSV are on the verge of signing RB Leipzig winger Bruma, which would seemingly pave the way for Hirving Lozano to join Napoli. According to Dutch reports, PSV will splash out the club-record sum of €15m plus bonuses for Bruma.

-source: Football Italia

Lack of offers

Real Madrid have yet to receive any offers for goalkeeper Keylor Navas and he is set to stay at the club, report Diario AS. Benfica had been heavily linked to signing the shot-stopper and were said to be hopeful of including them in their talks to sign Madrid striker Raul de Tomas.

-source: Football Espana

Step up

Lazio have decide to step up their interest in Slovakian centre-back Denis Vavro of FC Copenhagen. On Wednesday, a Biancocelesti executive travelled to Denmark to lay the basis for the deal, that is now steadily becoming more concrete. Lazio have submitted a bid of 9 million euros plus an additional million in add-ons, and they are confident they can close the deal by next Monday, regardless of the fact that the Danish club is yet to find a replacement.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

No more DMs


Bye bye

Wait, Schalke?

The Laz connection

An operation that is being defined: Lazio are very close to closing a deal for Spal’s Manuel Lazzari. A meeting between Igli Tare and Davide Vagnati (Sporting Directors) is scheduled for this weekend as they try and finalize the details of the transfer. With the arrival of Lazzari to Lazio, Alessandro Murgia will likely be headed the other way.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

A necessary sacrifice?

Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for Ousmane Dembele in order to raise funds for signing Neymar, report El Mundo Deportivo.

-source: Football Espana


Barcelona are expecting to complete the signing of Valencia goalkeeper Neto on Thursday, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

-source: Football Espana

Too audacious, Atleti

Atletico Madrid have launched an audacious attempt to sign James Rodriguez from city rivals Real Madrid, report Cadena Ser. It is claimed that Napoli are in advanced talks for the player but Atleti have not given up hope that they can trump the move.

-source: Football Espana


Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez is insistent on joining Valencia this summer ahead of other suitors, report Marca. The report claims that the player is being offered a higher salary by Celta Vigo but his wish is to be reunited with Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral at the Mestalla.

-source: Football Espana

The interest is real

Director football Affairs Marc Overmars was by the Royal informed of the interest in the De Beek. The people of Madrid now know under what conditions Ajax him a transfer to Spain. Overmars would have called an amount between 50 and 60 million euros for the ‘ child of the club ‘, which developed after a difficult season start having fought back in the base and an important pawn was in winning the national double and reaching the semifinal place in the Champions League.

-source: De Telegraaf

Highly rated

Inter will tie goalkeeper Ionut Radu down to the club until 2024 before sending the Romanian back to Genoa on loan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The Nerazzurri used their €15 million buy-back option to resign the 22-year-old but will leave him with the Grifone to ensure Radu gets more experience in Serie A.

-source: Sempre Inter

No agreement yet

Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen has an offer on the table from Watford, according to the Corriere dello Sport - but no agreement has been reached between the clubs.

-source: Goal

The other Vinicius

Wolves are considering a move for Napoli striker and Jorge Mendes client Carlos Vinicius, according to the Corriere dello Sport. The 24-year-old scored ten league goals between loan spells at Rio Ave and Monaco last season, and at 6’3” tall his physical presence would offer Wolves an extra angle to their attack.

-source: Goal

Weah going to Lille

The transfer of Timothy Weah is more likely. Negotiations between the three parties are progressing well. According to our information, Lille leaders have reached an agreement with representatives of the player to a five-year contract.

-source: RMC Sports


Newcastle United are yet to make contact with any of their managerial targets but have drawn up a shortlist headed by Patrick Vieira, Steven Gerrard and Mikel Arteta. They are also keen on Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, but are not confident they will be able to persuade him to move to the North East, with Sean Dyche and Steve Bruce seen as fallback options at this stage.

-source: The Telegraph

Newcastle United would have to part with around £10million to poach Sean Dyche from Premier League rivals Burnley. Dyche has been mentioned as a potential successor to Rafa Benitez, who failed to agree a new contract at St James’ Park.

-source: Daily Mail

Embolo to Gladbach

Breel Embolo is at Schalke before the take-off. On Wednesday, the striker is set to sign a contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Borussia Mönchengladbach is an obligation of Breel Embolo. As per our information the striker of FC Schalke 04 will now come back from his vacation to sign a contract on Wednesday with the Bundesliga rivals.

-source: WAZ


Manchester City and Manchester United have told Leicester they are prepared to pay £65m for Harry Maguire, Sky Sports News understands. Talks between both Manchester clubs and Leicester have been ongoing for several weeks but as yet a deal is no closer to being agreed.

-source: Sky Sports News

From the English sources

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a club record deal to sign midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon. Ndombele is in talks to join Spurs in a deal that could be worth as much as £55million, which would eclipse the £42m the club paid for defender Davinson Sanchez two years ago.

-source: The Telegraph

Mignolet is a wanted man

Crystal Palace are interested in Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet. The Belgium international, who is set to leave Anfield this summer, has also caught the eye of Brighton, while clubs in Germany and France are monitoring the situation.

-source: Evening Standard

Liverpool do not intend to sell goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to Crystal Palace for £8 million, sources have told ESPN.

-source: ESPN FC

Everton want Kean

Moise Kean, after problems with the Under-21, could leave Turin, although Juventus wouldn’t want to lose him. Already last January Ajax had come forward, but Everton had done a survey. The club of Liverpool would be willing to invest at least 30 million.

-source: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Perez to Valencia

Valencia are interested in making a move for Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez. According to sources close to the club, the Spaniard would be keen on a return to his native country and the Liga side are close to putting together an offer.

-source: Goal


Twist in the tale

Inter’s deal to purchase Edin Dzeko is in danger after reports Edoardo Vergani refused a transfer to Roma in exchange. According to the Corriere dello Sport, the on-going negotiations for the striker took another strange twist after youth team player Vergani rejected a move to the Stadio Olimpico.

-source: Football Italia

Roma join the Barella train

Roma have reportedly offered €35m plus Gregoire Defrel or Gerson for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella. According to L’Unione Sarda, the Giallorossi are serious about landing the 22-year-old, despite him having his heart set on a move to Inter.

-source: Football Italia


Marco D’Alessandro is close to wearing the Spal shirt. The Atalanta winger, who is coming back to the club after a loan to Udinese, is ready to transfer to Ferrara. The agreement between the two clubs has practically been reached regardless of the passage of Lazzari to Gasperini’s team.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Manchester United have reportedly rejected Inter’s offer to swap Romelu Lukaku for Mauro Icardi or Radja Nainggolan plus cash. According to ESPN, the Red Devils have vetoed the idea of any player exchange for the striker, preferring €80m instead.

-source: Football Italia


Not going to Real


This could be interesting

Manchester United have reopened their interest in signing Barcelona central defender Samuel Umtiti this summer, according to reports. El Mundo Deportivo report the news on the front cover of their Thursday edition and say that the Red Devils have approached the Blaugrana regarding a transfer.

-source: Football Espana

Lol Arsenal

Sevilla will complete the signing of Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan in a €15m deal on Thursday, beating Arsenal to the player, according to Marca.

-source: Football Espana


Tottenham and Arsenal are both attempting to land Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a loan deal this summer, say Cadena Cope. Previous reports claimed that Madrid’s asking price for the central midfielder stands at €50m even though they have personally informed him that they can leave this summer, but now it is said they do not want to sell the player permanently and instead prefer a loan exit.

-source: Football Espana


Real Madrid are closing in on an agreement for highly-rated attacking midfielder Alberto Soro from Real Zaragoza, claim Diario AS. The 20-year-old is said to be the jewel of Zaragoza’s side and he has starred for the first team this season with 30 appearances across La Liga 123 and the Copa del Rey.

-source: Football Espana

Real Madrid are nearing the completion of another young signing in Real Zaragoza’s Alberto Soro. Los Blancos are leading the chase for 20-year-old midfielder ahead of the likes of Barcelona and Soro has decided that he wants to move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

-source: MARCA

Isco at City?

Isco’s situation at Real Madrid continues to be closely monitored by Pep Guardiola, with the Manchester City coach keen on the idea of having the Spaniard play under his instructions. David Silva has announced that this will be his final season in Manchester and, as such, Guardiola is all the more keen to bring in Isco as his successor.

-source: MARCA




Barca ramblings







As expected



One in, one out

Reports in France claim Adrien Rabiot asked Juventus for ‘a cooling-off period’ after Paris Saint-Germain offered a new contract. The midfielder was all set to sign a five-year deal worth €7m per season plus bonuses, along with a €10m signing-on fee for his agent/mother. However, this evening SoccerLink and Paris United maintain Rabiot has asked Juve for a cooling-off period because PSG and new director Leonardo has offered him a new deal.

-source: Football Italia



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