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Some PSG rumors


Diaz on loan

New Espanyol boss David Gallego is considering loan moves for Brahim Diaz and Pablo Maffeo, according to Spanish radio station Cadena COPE. Gallego was promoted from reserve team boss at the start of June, of the departure of Rubi to Real Betis, and he has already identified targets for their La Liga and Europa League campaigns in 2019-20.

-source: Football Espana

Prem battle

Premier League rivals Arsenal and Everton are set to battle it out for Getafe defender Djene Dakonam this summer. According to reports in Marca this weekend, Marco Silva’s side are set to enter the race to sign the Togolese international, who has been a long term target for the Gunners.

-source: Football Espana

Medical done

Moussa Djenepo has passed his medical with Southampton and joined up with the Mali squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. The 20-year-old winger is expected to be confirmed as a Saints player next week, pending a work permit.

-source: Sky Sports

Andre Silva price tag set

AC Milan have valued striker Andre Silva at €25 million (£22m/$28m), according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via The Portuguese international has been linked with a potential move to Wolves this summer and has struggled to fit in at the San Siro, spending last season on loan at Sevilla where he scored nine goals in 27 appearances. The 23-year-old joined Milan in 2017 and has found the net 10 times in 40 appearances, with just two goals coming in Serie A.

-source: Goal

Everton looking at South American talent

The u-20 world can let a problem to San Lorenzo. After the performance shown by Adolfo Gaich in the tournament with the selection Argentina, Everton of the Premier League want to take right now and it seems, it will be virtually impossible to hold to the cyclone. Early information suggests that the English club would be willing to pay the clause output of 15 million dollars , having in front at San Lorenzo. Since the directive of the Everton would have some trouble to close the negotiation, taking into account that Italy as the Genoa Club would have the same idea: pull out it by the clause.

-source: MARCA

Parma want Buffon

The announcement of the PSG left blown away everyone: Gianluigi Buffon has decided not to pursue his career in Paris, rejecting the proposed contract renewal from France to pursue a new experience in 41 years. Fate might have reserved for him a nice surprise: as reported by ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, the Parma would have undertaken exploratory contacts with some people very close to goalkeeper world champion in 2006.

-source: Goal

FC Barcelona will not be making a summer move for veteran goal keeper Gianluiigi Buffon after his release from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. Buffon signed a one-year deal with the French side at the start of the 2018-19 season, and he is keen to play on for another year, but that will not be at the Camp Nou, according to a report in Mundo Deportivo.

-source: Football Espana

Rugani & Sarri

Daniele Rugani is close to signing a contract extension with Juventus that will see the 24-year-old remain in Turin until 2024, Goal understands. The central defender is thought to be excited at the prospect of restarting his relationship with Maurizio Sarri, having worked with the coach at Empoli.

-source: Romeo Agresti


Juventus are prepared to offer cash plus Alex Sandro, Douglas Costa or Paulo Dybala to bring Paul Pogba back from Manchester United, it’s claimed. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the plan is to return Pogba to Turin just three years after his €105m transfer to Old Trafford.

-source: Football Italia

Kessie to leave

Milan are reportedly open to the idea of selling midfielder Franck Kessie, but will only consider bids above €30m. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri don’t consider the Ivory Coast international to be unsellable this summer and are willing to listen to offers.

-source: Football Italia


Inter are reportedly on the verge of signing Cagliari’s €50m rated midfielder Nicolò Barella and could finalize the deal on Monday. According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Nerazzurri will have representatives at a Lega Serie A meeting and could close the deal with Rossoblu President Tommaso Giulini, who will also be in attendance.

-source: Football Italia

Moving forward

Arsenal proposed a double €48m deal for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen and midfielder Dennis Praet, both also Milan targets. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners are ready to step into action after facing competition from the Rossoneri.

-source: Football Italia

Making a move for Zaniolo

Juventus met with Nicolò Zaniolo’s agent on Friday and they’re prepared to offer Roma €40m cash plus Mattia Perin or Juan Cuadrado. According to La Stampa newspaper, the creative midfielder who turns 20 next month is the subject of recent intensive discussions between Juve director of sport Fabio Paratici and agent Claudio Vigorelli.

-source: Football Italia

Official business

Double deal for the Hammers

West Ham are following Celta Vigo with attention as they’re working to bring Stanislav Lobotka and Maxi Gomez to London. First one is a Slovak midfielder, the second one is a born in 96’ forward who’s scored 13 goals in 35 games last season. The English side already monitored Gomez last year when Arnautovic was getting closer to China. This double deal could be closed for about €60m.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

The new Genoa manager

Aurelio Andreazzoli has agreed to join Genoa, to stay in Serie A after Empoli ended up relegated. He’ll take Prandelli’s job on the Rossoblù bench after his contract gets terminated.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

LOL Bale

Bale was adamant in his decision and has even told the La Liga side not to entertain potential bids for his signature, such is his determination to remain with the Bernabéu outfit. Real Madrid have been surprised by Bale’s pronouncement and are now coming to terms of having the Cardiff born player at the club for the forthcoming campaign.

-source: Diario AS

Werner only wants Bayern


Some rumors from France

The Don does what he wants

Toljan to Gladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach want to sign former Germany under-21 international Jeremy Toljan from Borussia Dortmund, as reported by Bild. The full-back spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic but his parent club’s Bundesliga rivals are considering making a move for the 24-year-old.

-source: Goal

Luka replacement

Dejan Joveljic is the player that Eintracht Frankfurt have identified to replace Real Madrid-bound Luka Jovic, according to Sport1. The 19-year-old striker is currently under contract with Red Star Belgrade in Serbia, and any deal for the under-21 international could cost the Bundesliga outfit up to €10 million. (£9m/$11m)

-source: Goal

Too less

Napoli reportedly turned down Atletico Madrid’s €18m offer for Elseid Hysaj, as the right-back says he’s in no rush to leave. According to ESPN, the Rojiblancos have bid €18m for the Albania international, but Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis turned them down, deeming the offer not high enough.

-source: Football Italia

Monstrous bid

Manchester United have reportedly made a €95m offer for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, despite the Azzurri wanting over €100m. According to Corriere dello Sport, the Red Devils have made the Senegal international their number one transfer target and are ready to bid €95m for his signature, as it looks like they have missed out on Ajax teenager Matthijs de Ligt.

-source: Football Italia

Atalanta & Veretout

After qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League and retaining manager Gasperini, Atalanta are focused on improving their squad. Jordan Veretout is the most recent target for the midfield, but acquiring him from Fiorentina won’t be easy seen the competition from Napoli as well as clubs outside of Italy.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Extension today

After a brilliant run in the second half of the season, Sinisa Mihajlovic will be rewarded with an extension. Tomorrow the former Milan manager is expected to sign a 3 year deal with Bologna with an annual salary of €2 million after taxes. Mihajlovic will sign his deal alongside sporting director Bigon who was instrumental in reaching this agreement since they developed a strong bond and he guaranteed he’ll construct a competitive team.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


After returning to Serie A for first time since 2012, are working on improving their squad. After making an offer to former Mlan captain Ignazio Abate, sporting director Meluso is now pursuing keeper Dragowski who had a strong second half of the season on loan at Empoli from Fiorentina, his teammate Diego Farias as well as Leones FC wingback Brayan Vera.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Barca ramblings

No takers for Arda



Inter face competition

Inter sent scouts to view Hertha Berlin winger Valentino Lazaro in action for Austria this evening, it’s reported. According to Gazzetta dello Sport writer Nicolò Schira, the Nerazzurri have representatives in the crowd for tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier between Austria and Slovenia.

-source: Football Italia

Vacant managerial position

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