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Rumor Mill: Utd Bissaka bid rejected; Zidane wants Diaz, not Vinicius; Eriksen to replace Pogba?

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Bring a man back from the Far East

Cagliari are reportedly interested in bringing former Inter striker Eder back from China, but his high wages could prove to be a stumbling block. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolò Schira, the Rossoblu want to kick off their centenary celebrations in 2020 by bringing in the veteran striker.

-source: Football Italia

Cons of trying to buy from PL clubs

Manchester United have had a £40m bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected by Crystal Palace, according to Sky sources. Wan-Bissaka has three years remaining on his contract and Crystal Palace are holding out for at least £60m for his services.

-source: Sky Sports News


Manchester United have begun drawing up a list of potential replacements for Paul Pogba - despite being adamant the Frenchman will not leave this summer. Ed Woodward is determined to reject any bid for the club’s record signing and is under no pressure to sell, with Pogba still having two years to run on his contract - and the option of a further 12 months. Christian Eriksen is seen as a top class replacement, with United’s interest known before the Tottenham playmaker confirmed this week, he would like to “try something new.” A move for Belgium international Youri Tielemans has also been sounded out after Solskjær was impressed by his impact while on loan at Leicester from Monaco last season.

-source: Evening Standard

Still ongoing

Napoli reportedly have an agreement in principle with PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano, but need the Eredivisie club to lower their €50m asking price. According to the newspaper Cronache di Napoli, the Azzurri have offered the Mexico international a five-year contract with wages of €2.7m per season plus bonuses.

-source: Football Italia

First transfer

Newly-promoted Lecce could make Cagliari’s Diego Farias their first major signing of the summer, for a fee of approximately €6m. According to SportItalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedulla, the Sardinians value their Brazilian forward at €7.5m, but the Salentini are only willing to offer €6m.

-source: Football Italia

New beginnings

Marco Giampaolo is already in Milan and ready to sign the two-year contract, with option for a third, once Sampdoria release him. Sky Sport Italia report Giampaolo has already returned to Italy after his brief vacation in Croatia.

-source: Football Italia


Roma could end up handing youth team player Gianmarco Cangiano as compensation for poaching Torino director of sport Gianluca Petrachi. The situation is somewhat awkward, because Petrachi has already started working for Roma, albeit in an unofficial capacity. In order to avoid Toro taking legal action that could see Petrachi suspended, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport suggest Roma will offer a youth team player to smooth things over.

-source: Football Italia

Increase in offer

Elseid Hysaj is increasingly close to an Atletico Madrid transfer, as Napoli could accept an offer worth €25m plus bonuses. According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Colchoneros are prepared to reach €25m, an increase on the previous €20m proposal.

-source: Football Italia

Romagnoli for the future

Milan have reportedly taken captain Alessio Romagnoli off the market, but Gianluigi Donnarumma’s future is in doubt thanks to Alessandro Plizzari. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri plan to build their team around the defender and are prepared to resist all offers that come in.

-source: Football Italia

Set for Italia

Sevilla forward Luis Muriel is set for a permanent Serie A move according to reports in Marca this weekend. The Colombian international spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Fiorentina, scoring nine goals in 23 games in all compeitions for Stefano Pioli, and later Vincenzo Montella’s side.

-source: Football Espana

Conte wants Asensio?

New Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte wants to make Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio his first signing at the club. According to a report in Italian sports newspaper Correire dello Sport, the former Chelsea boss has identified Asensio as a feasible target, with Zinedine Zidane looking to overhaul his squad this summer.

-source: Football Espana


The future of Vinicius lies in a difference of opinion between Zinedine Zidane and the Real Madrid board. The Madrid coach still has reservations about the 18-year-old’s role in the side and would welcome a loan deal for the youngster next season, a stance those at the top of the club do not share, with Florentino Pérez of the opinion that the Brazilian remains a useful member of the squad.

-source: Diario AS

The coldness shown to Vinicius by Zidane is contrasted by the determination he has shown to incorporate Brahim Díaz into his plans. It’s another point of contention at the club as they look to rebuild after a miserable year. The manager wants the 19-year-old in his squad next season. The confidence he has in the former City starlet was built upon at the end of the season when Brahim got minutes and impressed the boss when others cemented their status as surplus to requirements.

-source: Diario AS

Real Madrid Luca Zidane goal keeper could leave the club on loan ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. However according to reports from Spanish radio station COPE, Zidane could now be made available for loan ahead of their pre-season campaign with a number of sides from the Spanish top flight interested in him.

-source: Football Espana

So baby pull me closer


Draxler has no reason to leave

Me likey

Brazil beckoning?

Substantial bid

Manchester United have made “a substantial bid” for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to Sky sources. United need a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia and have targeted the England U21 defender. Wan-Bissaka has three years remaining on his contract and Crystal Palace do not want to sell, but their resolve could be tested by a big offer from United.

-source: Sky Sports News

Spurs to move in for Ryan understands that while Spurs are interested in making a move for Sessegnon they have yet to enter into talks with the west London side over a summer transfer. But Tottenham could make their move for Sessegnon once his involvement ends in the European U21 Championships with England this month.


Canales to Atletico

As it has been Antonio Ruiz this Saturday at time of game, Atletico Madrid wants to sign Sergio Canales, Cantabrian 28 years of Betis midfielder, and is considering seriously to pay 40 million euros of his termination clause. A month ago athletic contacted the Seville set to try to negotiate, but these were very reluctant since the red and white Atletico etidad means that, if they do not change its mind, the only way to incorporate the footballer will be via clause.

-source: Cadena COPE

The call of the Queen

Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara is pushing for a Premier League move, with Tottenham, Watford and Wolves interested. Tottenham had been in talks several months ago, but seem to have cooled their intention in recent weeks. According to the Corriere dello Sport, other English candidates for Diawara are Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

-source: Football Italia

Montella to stay?

New Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso is reportedly leaning towards keeping Coach Vincenzo Montella, but will make a decision next week. The tactician was brought in by the Della Valle brothers to replace Stefano Pioli in April, but failed to win a single game after two draws and six defeats. Nonetheless, Tuttosport and the Corriere dello Sport are confident Commisso wants to keep Montella to start the new season.

-source: Football Italia


Inter are hoping to sign Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov from Roma, using cash plus youth team striker Davide Merola. According to the Corriere dello Sport, Antonio Conte intends to make a double swoop at the Stadio Olimpico, where those players would follow in the footsteps of Radja Nainggolan.

-source: Football Italia

Some Juve rumors

Juventus director Fabio Paratici was in Turkey last night to discuss the €15m Merih Demiral deal and meet with Paul Pogba. According to La Stampa, Paratici was in the stands for Turkey’s 2-0 victory over France in a Euro 2020 qualifier last night, to watch both Demiral and Pogba.

-source: Football Italia

Juventus could reach the €100m Sergej Milinkovic-Savic valuation by handing Leonardo Spinazzola and Cristian Romero to Lazio. According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Bianconeri hope to lower the Aquile asking price by including several players in the exchange deal.

-source: Football Italia

Suso to Atleti?

Milan need to raise funds before June 30 and it’s reported they could sell Suso to Atletico Madrid for €40m. The Rossoneri are in the middle of an appeal against Financial Fair Play violations, but are trying to show UEFA they’re finally on the right track. In order to get the books at least slightly balanced for this season, they have to sell at a profit by June 30. According to SportMediaset and the Corriere dello Sport, the most likely exit is for Spanish winger Suso towards Atletico Madrid.

-source: Football Italia


Napoli are confident they can haggle down the €35m Udinese asking price for Argentina international Rodrigo De Paul to just under €30m. According to Il Mattino, Azzurri President Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to close a deal with the Pozzo family and will try to use his good relationship with the club to lower the €35m price-tag.

-source: Football Italia

Marcelo’s future

The club are happy to put the ball in Marcelo’s court regarding his future, and the Brazilian can decide whether he wants to stay and fight for whatever minutes come his way, or if he wants to move on in search of a more prominent role elsewhere. While his decision is being awaited, Sergio Reguilon’s future also remains in the balance. The youngster has expressed his desire to stay in Madrid, but the Brazilian’s decision will have an impact on that.

-source: MARCA


Needs a revival


Quite ambitious

Arsenal now looking at Veretout

Rumors from France

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