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Keeping an eye

Barcelona are monitoring Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata’s contract situations but neither of the two Manchester United players are priorities for the Catalan club, sources have told ESPN FC. Rashford, 21, has just one year to run on his deal at Old Trafford, although United have an option to extend his deal by an additional year.

-source: ESPN FC

Sessegnon wants Spurs

Ryan Sessegnon has told Fulham he will not sign a contract to replace the one that expires next summer and has set his heart on a move to Tottenham. The 19-year-old winger, who will be involved with England at the Under-21 European Championship in Italy and San Marino this month, has been chased by other top clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

-source: The Guardian

AVB’s Marseille monitoring Ntcham & Leiva

After national outlets discussed it, local newspaper La Provence followed suit on Friday, going out of their way to confirm that Marseille have reached out to ‘gather information’ about the Celtic midfielder, who struggled with injuries last season. The 23-year-old still managed to make 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals and assisting teammates once along the way.

-source: Sport Witness

Olympique Marseille are interested in poaching Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. The 32-year-old joined from Liverpool two years ago for just under €6m and has been a regular in the middle of the park.

-source: Football Italia

Everyone wants Joan Jordan

Many teams are those who have been interested in football player formed in the quarry at Espanyol in the last few months, but today Seville seems to have taken the lead in joining. Valencia, Villarreal, Arsenal and several English teams have asked for conditions for signing Joan Jordan.

-source: MARCA

Hysaj to Atletico?

Atletico Madrid have offered €18m for Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj, but the Serie A side are holding out for around €25m with Juventus also interested, a source has told ESPN FC.

-source: ESPN FC

Inter going hard

Inter are reportedly looking at Lille winger Nicolas Pepe and Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Ante Rebic. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter have been keeping tabs on Pepe for ‘more than a year’.

-source: Football Italia

Jony Jony, yes Papa

Lazio have reportedly passed up Borussia Dortmund winger Andre Schurrle and will instead sign Malaga forward Jony Rodriguez. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Dortmund were prepared to give Schurrle to Lazio on loan with an option to buy and a reduced salary.

-source: Football Italia

Atletico rumors

Atletico Madrid are only missing an official announcement on the signing of FC Porto captain Hector Herrera, report Diario AS. Herrera joined the Portuguese champions from Pachuca in 2013 for €11m but is into the final month of his contract at the Estadio Dragao.

-source: Football Espana

Atletico Madrid are nearing the €25m transfer of Athletico Paranaense defender Renan Lodi, according to a report in Diario AS. The club have already seen offers of €18m and €21m turned down for the full-back, but transfer chief Andrea Bertra has now travelled to Brazil to conclude a deal.

-source: Football Espana

Atletico Madrid are set to make a €7.5m profit on forward Gelson Martins after agreeing a permanent sale to Monaco, report Diario AS. Of Cape Verde heritage, Martins made 125 first-team appearances for Sporting CP before joining Atleti in a controversial deal last summer.

-source: Football Espana



Some more Bundesliga rumors


Ospina off to Napoli for good

More English players yay

Manchester United are considering a move for Tottenham’s Eric Dier as they search for midfield alternatives to Nemanja Matic, according to reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add some English talent to his squad following a disappointing campaign last season, which saw United miss out on Champions League football. And according to the Times, United’s hierarchy are monitoring the situation of Dier, alongside fellow England international Declan Rice, but the club feel Tottenham would be more open to doing business than West Ham.

-source: Daily Mail


More Juve rumors

Fonseca incoming

Call of the Premier League

Kompany wants his countryman

Selhurst Park could have new Dutch talents

Crystal Palace are eyeing a double Dutch swoop with moves for Jerdy Schouten and Thomas Ouwejan. The Eagles have looked to Holland as they try to strengthen their squad ahead of next season - with Schouten and Ouwejan among the names on their list.

-source: Daily Mail

90 million euros for Coutinho


Inter also want Maxi Gomez

Italian giants Inter are attempting to hijack Valencia plans to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez this summer, report Diario AS. The Uruguayan striker netted 30 goals across his first two seasons in La Liga since moving to European football, leading to a series of top European clubs monitoring his progress. The striker’s contract at the Galician club contains a €50m release clause but Celta were said by Marca to be trying to negotiate to include Valencia forward Santi Mina in a deal plus an upfront fee of €25m.

-source: Football Espana

But will he win the Champions League?

Reinforcement in Turin

Torino works to strengthen the defense and just from this perspective has set its sights on Luka Bogdan, central defender class ‘ 96 the property of Livorno. Arrived in Italy with Vicenza, he then played in Catania by Lucarelli.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

The first one

Benfica’s Florentino is the first midfield target for Fonseca’s Roma. The Giallorossi are still working on the coach matter as Shakhtar still request 3 million euros to free Paulo Fonseca but the Italian side has started to work on their first transfer objective, the first “gift” they could give to the Portuguese manager.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Milan to Serie B

Liverani’s Lecce is ready to take shape, starting from the experienced reinforcements. In that optic, the club has initiated contacts with Ignazio Abate, who could wear a new jersey after the end of his experience with Milan. Contacts are ongoing and Abate could shortly become Liverani’s first reinforcement.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Conte’s Inter taking shape

Following the appointment of Antonio Conte, Inter are looking for players that could suit the former Italy coach’s playstyle. The Nerazzuri are willing to bring in reinforcements on the wings and they are interested in Hertha Berlin’s Valentino Lazaro. Talks are ongoing with the German club for the Austrian international, born in 1996, who was also close to signing for Inter back in 2012.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

New owner, new manager

Regarding the coach: the hottest names are Gattuso’s, who’s always been valued by Fiorentina, and Semplici’s. The SPAL coach has already worked with Fiorentina (with the youngsters teams): it would be a way to get the sense of belonging the club wants (the same goes for Antognoni). Commisso’s Fiorentina is taking shape.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Tielemans for Pogba

Youri Tielemans is a transfer target for Manchester United should Paul Pogba leave this summer. The French midfielder is said by many to have become frustrated at United, with his primary concern their inability to challenge for the Premier League title any time soon.

-source: The Independent

City over United (unsurprisingly)

Manchester United have asked about Leicester City defender Harry Maguire but believe the England international wants to join Premier League champions Manchester City if they can agree a fee. Leicester are likely to demand a record fee for a defender for Maguire.

-source: Daily Mail

Here we go again

Some Bundesliga rumors

Arsenal pressing

Remember the name


Draxler wants to stay

Names for the LB

Still ongoing


Incoming at Lyon

Ciprian Tatarusanu is set to change club. The ex-Fiorentina goalkeeper is staying in France but moving from Nantes, where he spent the past two seasons, to Lyon, where he will sign a four-year contract. Tatarusanu was on an expiring contract, he will move on a Bosman trasnfer and suit up next season at Lyon.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Still difficult

Despite the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ between Shakhtar Donetsk and current manager Paulo Fonseca - that stated he would be relieved of his duties for free in the case of an important offer - today, the Ukrainian does not intend on letting the Portuguese 46-year-old leave that easy. Fonseca’s agents, via telephone and e-mail, have been informed that the only discount that the club is currently willing to grant, is a discount on his release clause envisaged on the contract (5 million euros). A discount of 2 million euros, this means that Roma would have to pay the requested 3 million euros for Fonseca to arrive.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Nacho at Inter?

Inter have asked Real Madrid about the availability of Nacho Fernandez. New coach Antonio Conte wants the Spanish defender to bolster his defensive options ahead of the new season. Nacho is one of Zinedine Zidane’s most trusted players, but Los Blancos will give him the choice as to whether he wants to stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

-source: MARCA

Ambitious Reguilon

But ‘Regui’ will not resign himself to going just anywhere. He wants to find a strong club – a club with prestige and one that can offer him Champions League football. He could do a ‘Carvajal’: his friend Dani went to Leverkusen and returned a year later after becoming the best right-back in the Bundesliga. Several Spanish clubs have shown interest in him, among them Alavés and Sevilla.

-source: Diario AS

The next big things

Having already secured Vinicius, Rodrygo and Brahim Diaz, Real Madrid continue on their hunt for young talent, with the club’s scouts casting their eyes as far as Japan. And in Tokyo, Los Blancos have been closely monitoring 18-year-old Takefusa Kubo, the most exciting young talent in Japanese football, where he is widely known as ‘the Japanese Messi’.

-source: Diario AS

Real Madrid are stepping up their efforts to land Zaragoza attacking midfielder Alberto Soro, the latest jewel to emerge from the La Romareda academy, with the idea of loaning him back to the Segunda División side for the 2019-20 season in a deal similar to that which saw Jesús Vallejo make the move to the Bernabéu from Aragón in 2015.

-source: Diario AS

Still on course

Real Madrid are still on course to sign full-back Ferland Mendy despite denials from Lyon, according to a report in Marca. Earlier this week, the French club officially denied reports that a fee has been agreed for their defender amid reports he was set to undergo a medical in Madrid. The latest report states there is still ‘small disagreement’ over the player’s valuation while Los Blancos are keen to find out the extent of a hip injury the player has complained about.

-source: Football Espana

When the big boys come calling

Real Betis are resigned to losing wing-back Junior Firpo this summer amid interest from Barcelona and the Premier League, say reports in Spain. ABC de Sevilla report that the Dominican-born player, who has a €50m release clause at the club, could leave with €40m but with a 25% future sell-on clause included.

-source: Football Espana


Manchester City are reportedly closing in on a €50m deal to sign Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo. According to and Sport Mediaset, talks between the two clubs are ongoing and the foundations for a transfer are being put in place.

-source: Football Italia

The next Milan manager

Marco Giampaolo has reportedly agreed a two-year contract with Milan, while Lazio director Igli Tare is sorely tempted to join him. The new Rossoneri are taking shape with Ivan Gazidis and Paolo Maldini taking charge. According to Sportitalia, Giampaolo has whittled down the details of a two-year contract with option for a third season.

-source: Football Italia

New DoF at PSG

Former Milan sporting director Leonardo is reportedly closing in on a return to Paris Saint-Germain. Gianluca Di Marzio’s website expects him to replace Antero Henrique as PSG’s sporting director.

-source: Football Italia

New formula for Barella

Inter and Cagliari continued negotiations for Nicolò Barella and a deal could be done for €35m plus Alessandro Bastoni. The 22-year-old midfielder was also targeted by Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but seems intent on a move to San Siro. According to Sportitalia, the talks resumed today with director of sport Piero Ausilio and Cagliari chief Marcello Carli.

-source: Football Italia

Spain, not Italy... or is it?

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian is in negotiations with Valencia, claim Sky Sportitalia, while Inter, Juventus and Roma wait. The 29-year-old Italy international has long been linked with a return to Italy, but could instead be going to Spain.

-source: Football Italia

Manchester City will allow right back Danilo to leave if they can finalize a deal for his replacement. Juventus are tracking the Brazil international, while Serie A rivals Inter Milan have also been interested. City are looking to recoup more than £20million for the defender who cost £26m from Real Madrid three years ago.

-source: Daily Mail

The Arsenal-Sampdoria connection

Arsenal have reportedly improved their bid for Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet to €45m – but Sampdoria want at least €50m for the pair. Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira has provided this latest update just a day after he wrote Arsenal had an offer of €42m rejected.

-source: Football Italia

Aiming for the best

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly pushing to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly - but would have to pay at least €100m to do so. According to Le Parisien, the French champions contacted the Azzurri two weeks ago about the possibility of a deal.

-source: Football Italia


Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet is set to spend another year on loan at Turkish club Kasimpasa. According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, Kasimpasa asked Udinese for a season-long extension on his current loan deal, which is due to expire at the end of this month.

-source: Football Italia


Liverpool, is very hot on the record, as his coach, Jürgen Klopp, who could separate Mohamed Salah, and would like to use Pepe in the registry where it exploded under orders to Christophe Galtier: out of the way on the right side to bet on his speed and his forays into the axis. The Reds seem to have passed the higher speed and approached 80 M€ off bonus expected by the mastiffs, the market price estimated by the leaders of the LOSC to a striker who has scored 22 goals and eleven assists in League 1.

-source: L’Equipe

The battle for Dembele

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Barcelona are set to battle it out for the signature of Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to L’Equipe. The French frontman was at Fulham prior to joining Celtic, and has lit up Ligue 1 since returning to his homeland from Scotland. The 22-year-old has hit 23 goals in all competitions and United are believed to be leading the race for his services.

-source: Goal


Lille have rejected an offer of €22m (£19.5m/$25m) from Juventus for Gabriel, according to L’Equipe. The French outfit finished second in Ligue 1 and are looking to resist having their star players poached by Europe’s elite as they prepare for a season with Champions League football.

-source: Goal

New deal for Matip?

Jurgen Klopp wants to see Liverpool reward Joel Matip with a new contract, according to the Evening Standard. His performances for the Reds alongside Virgil van Dijk have earned plenty of praise and his current deal is only due to run until the summer of 2020.

-source: Goal

Russia to North London

Arsenal are one of a number of top clubs monitoring young Russian striker Fedor Chalov, Sky Sports News understands. Monaco and Sevilla are also keen on the 21-year old, who was top scorer in the Russian Premier League last season for CSKA Moscow, scoring 15 times in 30 appearances.

-source: Sky Sports News

Good luck with that

Tottenham Hotspur will ask for more than £100 million for Christian Eriksen after he admitted for the first time that he wants to leave this summer. The Denmark midfielder cited Real Madrid as the caliber of club he would want to join and did not rule out seeing out the final year of his contact and leaving as a free agent at the end of next season.

-source: The Times

Time that is not lacking at Inter, who shall be informed in detail about the situation of Eriksen, through his agent, Martin Schoots. The Dane has long standing Real Madrid, but the Spanish have never sunk the shot. You may think that you can get into business for 60-70 million. And it is on these numbers that Inter thinks he has the right cards to get into the race.

-source: La Gazzetta dello Sport

PSG looking at GKs

Manchester United are braced for a bid from Paris Saint-Germain for David De Gea after the French side announced Gianluigi Buffon will leave the club this summer, sources have told ESPN FC. De Gea has a year left on his contract and negotiations over a new long-term deal have stalled. United have privately insisted they will not cash in this summer but there are fears their resolve will be severely tested by a big-money move from PSG.

-source: ESPN FC

Gianluigi Buffon’s Paris Saint-Germain exit has opened the door for Keylor Navas to arrive at the Parc des Princes, with the Ligue 1 side keen on luring the Costa Rican to the French capital. Keylor has known for almost three weeks now that he’s not in Real Madrid’s plans for next season and PSG have arrived to offer him an exit from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. MARCA have learnt that discussions have already begun and that things are moving nicely towards finding an agreement.

-source: MARCA

Wolves & Portuguese starlets

Wolves hope to land Liverpool’s Portuguese starlet Rafael Camacho, the Express & Star understands. The 19-year-old forward has a year left on his contract at Anfield and it’s believed the Reds are willing to sell for around £10million. It’s understood the player is interested in moving to Molineux, where he made his professional debut last season as part of the youthful Liverpool team beaten 2-1 by Wolves in the FA Cup.

-source: Express & Star

PSG vs Barca for De Ligt

Pole for some time to sign the Dutch Nugget, Barca would have been joined by PSG. Real priority decided by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi for Paris, Antero Henrique teams made much progress in the negotiations and the clan of Ligt requests have come close. It would be a matter of days and not weeks to see who will sign Matthijs De Ligt.

-source: RMC

Bayern Munich have withdrawn from the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC. The German champions had been encouraged to pursue the 19-year-old Ajax captain after initial positive talks but recently informed the centre-back in a telephone conversation that more pressing priorities in the transfer market ruled out a bid for him.

-source: ESPN FC

Paris Saint-Germain have become favorites to sign Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt due to the efforts of former sporting director Leonardo, who is set to return to the French champions after nearly six years away, sources have told ESPN FC.

-source: ESPN FC

Roma wants Icardi LOL

Roma, Mauro Icardi among the names for the future. Continue contacts between the players and the Inter to arrive at an agreement for the transfer of Edin Dzeko, who in the past few hours has already reached an agreement with the nerazzurri to a two-year deal with an option for a third year. During the talks for the Bosnian, though, the speech has also expanded to other players, that could fit in a transaction between the two clubs, already on good terms after the deal Nainggolan-Zah-Santon last year.

-source: Sky Sports Italia

Wagner looking towards the Prem

New trainer David Wagner (47/most recently Huddersfield Town) knows Kenny from the Premier League. He and Schneider also trust to the outdoor track car to be more than just a backup for Daniel Caligiuri (31/agreement by 2020). Although wants to and will prolong Schalke with his best goal scorer (7 season results) in advance. But if Kenny does on Schalke, he might be in the medium term the new Caligiuri via purchase option.

-source: BILD

United get the calciomercato going

Daniel James is due to arrive at Manchester United’s Carrington training complex on Thursday to undergo a medical ahead of his expected £15 million ($19m) transfer from Swansea City, Goal can confirm. The 21-year-old Wales international was originally scheduled to complete his switch to Old Trafford in May but, after the sudden death of his father Kevan at the age of 60, James withdrew from the national training squad to spend time with his family.

-source: Goal

Further confirmation

Incoming Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen is set to move on loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf, Goal understands. City signed the 24-year-old from MLS side Columbus Crew in December in a £7 million ($10m) deal that will come into effect on July 9.

-source: Sam Lee

Juve rumors

Juventus are open to selling striker Mario Mandzukic and Goal understands they will listen to offers this summer for the Croatia international. Mandzukic only signed a new two-year contract with the Bianconeri in April, but Massimiliano Allegri’s departure from the Allianz Stadium dugout is set to see the club’s original summer transfer plans altered. A new central defender remains a priority while further midfield reinforcements will be sought despite already securing a deal to sign Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer from Arsenal.

-source: Romeo Agresti

Juventus have completed the €15 million (£13m/$17m) signing of Sassuolo defender Merih Demiral, Goal can confirm. Demiral impressed in a half-season with Sassuolo in 2018-19, making 14 Serie A starts after his loan move from Turkish side Alanyaspor.

-source: Romeo Agresti

Juventus are reportedly ready to pounce for Sassuolo midfielder and Milan target Stefano Sensi. According to, Juve have shown an interest in Sensi and are ‘willing to get serious’ for the 23-year-old.

-source: Football Italia


Virgil van Dijk has told Liverpool he wants to sign a new contract with the club, sources have told ESPN FC. The world’s most expensive defender signed a five-and-a-half-year deal upon his £75 million switch from Southampton in January 2018, but is already enthusiastic about further solidifying his commitment to the Champions League winners.

-source: ESPN FC

Alisson’s backup

Liverpool could be about to join the race for Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge’s signature. WalesOnline understands the Reds have made an initial enquiry over his availability this summer, but have not yet launched a formal approach. Despite boasting one of the Premier League’s best number ones in Brazilian Alisson Becker, Liverpool are likely to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer, with deputies Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius both strongly linked with moves away.

-source: WalesOnline

Eriksen to follow Hazard

Christian Eriksen has hinted he would be interested in a move to Real Madrid after revealing he wants to leave Tottenham to “try something new”. Eriksen has been linked with a move away from north London for some time after failing to negotiate a new contract with Spurs. And Real, who have already signed Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, are expected to make a number of signings this summer and could get Eriksen at a cut price as his current deal expires in 2020.

-source: Goal


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