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Rumor Mill: Real buy Jovic, to buy F. Mendy; Utd want Maddison; James to leave Bayern confirmed

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One more almost done

Luka Jovic was signed by Real Madrid on Tuesday and they’ll soon be announcing the signing of Ferland Mendy as well. The left-back is about to join from Lyon to the tune of 50 million euros.

-source: MARCA

Neymar not going anywhere

Inter-German transfer

No Mia San Mia for James next season

Ligue Un rumors

Dost back to Germany

How much does it cost? This was the question that Schalke 04 made about the pass of Bas Dost, Sporting’s top scorer who finished the season without holder status but which remains the reference offensive of Alvalad. The answer that the Bundesliga-Germany Championship finished in 14th place, with 33 points, five above the relegation places-heard was expected and that the ball was reported, in a timely manner, as a reference by the Dutch negotiating in Alvalade: 20 million of euros.

-source: A Bola

Will Turf Moor get Fry-ed?

Burnley are one of the clubs interested in signing highly-rated Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry but the Championship club are not interested in offloading the youngster. The Clarets raided the Riverside last year to bring in defender Ben Gibson for £15m and are admirers of Fry, an England Under-20 World Cup winner, who can play at centre back or on the left side.

-source: LancsLive

Communicado official

Negotiations for Barella

The “real” negotiation is for Nicolò Barella ; the dream practically already gone from a few weeks is called (va) Andy Van de Beek . The Inter is building the median to be delivered to Antonio Conte and he wanted the two young people from the assured future to be part of it: the Cagliari that has carved an important role also in the National and the Dutch that with Ajax has amazed Europe.

-source: Corriere dello Sport

Freed up

Shakhtar Donetsk will reportedly let Paulo Fonseca join Roma for free, but the Coach wants assurances before taking over. According to Corriere dello Sport, Shakhtar will waive the €5m needed to release Fonseca as a token of their gratitude for his good work.

-source: Football Italia

Paulo Fonseca is now the leading candidate to take over as Roma’s next coach, Goal understands. Fonseca who has just completed a third consecutive league and cup double in Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk, is currently in negotiations with the Italian capital club over their vacant coaching post and developments are expected as soon as this week.

-source: Goal

Good try, Roma

Ajax have rejected an approach from Roma for their head coach Erik ten Hag, according to Sky in Italy. The manager-less Giallorossi are understood to have been impressed by Ten Hag’s team and their run to the Champions League semi-finals last season.

-source: Sky Sports News

David stays

Manchester City do not expect midfielder David Silva to leave the club this summer - but are prepared for the exits of Fabian Delph and Danilo. There has been speculation over 33-year-old Spaniard Silva’s future after nine seasons with the club, who won a historic domestic treble this season. But City are confident he will see out his contract, which expires in 2020.

-source: BBC Sport

Raul back to Italy

Marcelino wants a central guarantee and experience in the European showpiece. And in that scenario is the chosen Raúl Albiol. The return of the Vilamarxant is the major objective. Despite the fact that he has a contract in Naples, this summer could reach an agreement. In fact, contacts have already begun with an agent close to the club and the operation has good entrance.

-source: MARCA

China wants Auba

Arsenal could face a battle to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Chinese clubs again tried to sign the striker by offering to pay him nearly £300,000 a week. Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and their need to cut costs has encouraged the clubs, thought to be Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG, to believe that Aubameyang could be tempted to China at the third time of asking.

-source: The Times

Arsenal are determined to resist any offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, amid ongoing interest from China. The 29-year-old striker has two years remaining on his current contract and plans are in place to offer him an extension, which would include an increase on his current £190,000-a-week wage.

-source: Evening Standard


Pinamonti as determined by Fcinter1908, is now in the crosshairs of not only the Italian teams. There are countless teams who are knocking on the door of Inter to test the waters for the young striker, even from abroad. After Ajax last year, the latest attempts are coming from Porto, with special attention to the situation of Nadia.

-source: FCInter1908

On to the homeland

Second advances the Argentine tv channel Tyc Sports, Eduardo Salvio, the 2 of January last renewed by the Eagles until 2022, will be very close to leave Benfica for head to Boca Juniors, club where he plays the ex-benfiquista Lisandro López.

-source: A Bola

Bid rejected

Aston Villa are chasing Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and have already had a bid knocked back. WalesOnline understands Villa saw a bid of around £8m rejected by the Bluebirds , who aren’t interested in selling one of their star performers unless a “generous offer” is made for his services.

-source: WalesOnline


Manchester United have moved into pole position to sign Leicester City’s James Maddison this summer. United have made the 22-year-old their new priority, and he is likely to cost close to £60million if he leaves the King Power this summer. No official bid has been made yet, and this is still the early stage of enquiries and discussions about the transfer.

-source: The Independent

Championship pair in demand

Whoever is given the chance to try to revive Middlesbrough’s fortunes after two unsuccessful promotion bids will have to battle to keep a couple of key youngsters, Marcus Tavernier and Dael Fry. Even though both players are under contract until 2021, it has become clear that interest in the pair has stepped up and Middlesbrough expect to receive offers this summer. Tavernier has seen interest in him grow significantly over the last 12 months and there are clubs at home and abroad known to be keen. Bayer Leverkusen are one of those from Germany keen. But there is also Premier League interest in him and Watford are ready to test the water.

-source: The Northern Echo

From Parisian sources

Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier this summer, sources have told ESPN FC. PSG are open to the sale and would demand around €30 million for a player who is entering the final 12 months of his contract amid a strained relationship with the club’s fans and a lack of playing time.

-source: ESPN FC

Hammers look towards Turkey

West Ham are interested in signing Fenerbahce captain Hasan Ali Kaldirim. The Hammers have spoken to the player’s agent and the BBC has been told Turkey international Kaldirim is keen on a move to the Premier League. The left-back, who was linked with West Ham in 2017, has a 5m euro (£4.42m) release clause in his contract, which expires in 12 months’ time.

-source: BBC Sport

Wolves lead the hunt

Wolves are the current front-runners for the signature of Salomon Rondon, having made the most ground on a potential deal with rivals Albion. The Venezuelan striker is in demand this summer after an impressive season on loan with Newcastle United, where he scored 15 goals and picked up the player of the season award. The 29-year-old has a release clause of £16.5million – and has just 12 months left on his existing contract.

-source: Shropshirestar


Everton are still hoping Leighton Baines will accept their offer of a new contract. Baines is out of contract this summer but the Blues are understood to want the left-back to stay for another 12 months. Everton boss Marco Silva is eager to keep the 34-year-old as part of the squad to provide back-up for Lucas Digne.

-source: Liverpool Echo

Navas to Portugal?

Benfica have emerged as strong contenders to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas this summer, report Diario AS. The Costa Rican has been behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order for the majority of the season while Luca Zidane, son of Zinedine, has also been selected ahead of the Costa Rican.

-source: Football Espana

Very very close

Atletico Madrid are ‘very close’ to completing the signing of Athletico Paranaense defender Renan Lodi, according to Diario AS. The 21-year-old has made 70 first-team appearances for the Brazilian club and helped his side to the Sudamericana title last year.

-source: Football Espana

Back on the dugout

Sevilla are set to confirm the appointment of former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui this week, according to multiple reports. Marca are among the outlets reporting that the Coach is set to replace Joaquin Caparros in the dugout at the Andalusian club, with ‘only an official announcement missing’.

-source: Football Espana

Oh Laurent

Inter have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny. According to Sky Sport Italia, the Nerazzurri were offered the 33-year-old but turned him down as they have enough defenders with the arrival of Diego Godin.

-source: Football Italia

Deal almost done

Inter are reportedly close to agreeing a fee in the region of €10-12m for striker Edin Dzeko. According to Sky Sport Italia’s Manuele Baiocchini, Inter could meet Roma this week to discuss Dzeko’s transfer after the capital club reduced their valuation of the Manchester City old boy by almost half.

-source: Football Italia


Udinese have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Palermo midfielder Mato Jajalo on a free transfer. Sportitlaia writes Jajalo will join Udinese once his contract at Palermo expires the end of the month.

-source: Football Italia

New coach, new demands

Paulo Fonseca has reportedly asked Roma to sign Shakhtar Donetsk pair Ismaily and Marcos Antonio if he takes over. According to Corriere dello Sport, Fonseca considers Ismaily ‘decisive’ for the football he likes to play as the Brazilian tends to build from his left-back position.

-source: Football Italia

Juve business

Juventus are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Partizan Belgrade defender Strahinja Pavlovic. According to Tuttosport, Juve have moved for Pavlovic as a deal for Napoli have no intention of selling them Kalidou Koulibaly, whose €150m release clause is only valid for overseas clubs.

-source: Football Italia


After the confirmation and contract renewal of Simone Inzaghi as the manager ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, Lazio are now directing their efforts towards the transfer market. Daniele Baselli is one of the real possibilities for the Biancocelesti club, in addition to Manuel Lazzari of Spal. For the attack, the negotiations for bringing Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge to Rome is approaching its conclusion: Lazio have offered 15 million plus 5 in bonuses for the 1996 born Brazilian.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Lots of Napoli strikers

Napoli are continuing their push for Valencia’s Rodrigo. The contacts between the Partenopei and Jorge Mendes are ongoing, as the agent is working on lowering Valencia’s asking price for his transfer fee, from a €120m release clause to €70m plus bonuses. On potential transfer exits, Torino is interested in Verdi, and Hysaj is on Atletico Madrid’s radar.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Napoli are in fact working to bring an offensive reinforcement to Ancelotti and Duvan Zapata has been identified as a target. His agents and Napoli have reached an agreement to get him back where he was playing in 2013. Napoli and Atalanta will now have to meet to agree on the figures of the deal. Atalanta are interested in Inglese and that could make the deal easier to close.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Some Serie A rumors

Parma continues to target experience as they looks to strengthen their roster heading into next season. Among their objectives is Manuel Fernandes, class of 1986 midfielder for Lokomotiv Moscow.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Torino continues to make moves on the market. After redeeming Ola Aina from Chelsea, the Granata are ready to repeat the same operation with Koffi Djidji. 26 years of age, the center back made 19 appearances this season, 17 of which came from the Serie A TIM - this was enough to convince the Italian side to redeem him from Ligue 1 side Nantes for €4.5 million.

-Gianluca Di Marzio

Mendy set for medical

Ferland Mendy is on the verge of completing a move to Real Madrid, with the left-back set to undergo a medical with a club doctor in Paris. The 23-year-old will go through the medical proceedings while Real Madrid and Lyon finalize the transfer.

-source: MARCA

Having already said yes to a Madrid move in talks with head coach Zinedine Zidane, the France international - who featured for Les Bleus in Sunday’s 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia - is expected to undergo a medical with Los Blancos in the coming days, according to reports in the French media.

-source: Diario AS

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Ever closer

Hands off

Atletico Madrid are interested in buying Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo but the Spanish champions have no interest in selling this summer, Goal can confirm.

-source: Goal

False alarm


Official business

Verona have exercised their option to buy Juventus defender-midfielder Luca Marrone following their promotion to Serie A.’s Romeo Agresti reports the deal will set Verona back ‘close to €1m’ and see Marrone end his career-long association with Juve.

-source: Football Italia

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