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Officially official


Unlikely to happen, but still


Ancelotti’s chosen striker

Rodrigo Moreno Machado is striker that most intrigues Carlo Ancelotti, it gives you the feeling of being able to work with a broader and more organic to human material: is many things together, a first but a second round, and then combines this ductility tactic to Brazilian stamp of its origin (being born in Rio) and a European culture absorbed in his wandering between Real Madrid, Bolton, Benfica up to Valencia, where he came in 2014.

-source: Corriere dello Sport


Wunderkid

Milan are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal and Poland Under-21 midfielder Krystian Bielik. According to the Evening Standard, Bielik is ready to leave Arsenal after they informed him he was still another season away from their first team.

-source: Football Italia


In need of a RB

Atletico Madrid are eyeing the possibility of signing Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier this summer, report Diario AS.

-source: Football Espana


A quietly brilliant window

Sevilla have ‘closed a deal’ to sign Galatasaray midfielder Fernando for a fee in the region of €4m, report ABC de Sevilla. The Brazilian midfielder is in the final year of his contract at the Turkish giants and he is said by the report to be the ‘number one option’ for Los Rojiblancos, who are aiming to land a deep-lying midfielder.

-source: Football Espana


Intertwined futures


Soon


PSG


Too expensive


Lille


Barcelona want Lindelöf

As reported by MD, one of the alternatives to De Ligt , who like Barca is the central Manchester United Victor Lindelöf. In fact, the Catalan club has tried to speak several times with Manchester United for the Swedish central, but to date, the response of policymakers of the United always has been the same:”Lindelof is not for sale”.

-source: Mundo Deportivo


A few Bayern updates


Huh

Liverpool officials have been in Russia to scout Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun. The 24-year-old only joined Zenit in February, after extensive links with Wolverhampton Wanderers. According to Soviet Sport , Anfield scouts were in attendance as Zenit lost 3-2 in the Russian Super Cup to Lokomotiv Moscow, with Azmoun netting twice.

-source: Birmingham Mail


Good news for Norwich

Norwich City defender Max Aarons is signing a new five-year contract in another huge boost for last season’s Championship winners. Aarons, an England under-19 international, has emerged as one of the most highly regarded young talents in the country and has agreed an improved and lengthy deal, his third in the space of 12 months.

-source: The Telegraph


The cycle begins

Steve Bruce is one of the names under consideration to take over at Newcastle United, Sky sources understand. Sheffield Wednesday boss Bruce is Newcastle-born, but previously managed the club’s North-East rivals Sunderland.

-source: Sky Sports News


No Castagne, but yes Jordan

Crystal Palace are close to signing Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew on a permanent contract, according to Sky sources. The 27-year-old is expected to undergo a medical when he returns from the Africa Cup of Nations, from which Ghana were knocked out on Monday night following a 5-4 loss to Tunisia on penalties.

-source: Sky Sports News


Maxi to West Ham off

West Ham’s deal to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez is off, according to Sky sources. West Ham offered Celta Vigo the £45m release clause but could not agree a payment structure. Gomez is now close to a move to Valencia, who have offered cash and players as part of the deal.

-source: Sky Sports News


Delph interesting Everton

Everton are one of a number of clubs looking to sign Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph. Sky Sports News understands there is ‘significant interest’ in Delph, who has one year remaining on his current deal, and it is believed the 29-year-old has been told he can leave the club this summer.

-source: Sky Sports News


Enquiry

Manchester United have made an enquiry into signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, Sky Sports News understands. Lemina has been given permission to speak to other clubs by Southampton, having not been included on their pre-season training camp in Austria.

-source: Sky Sports News


The price for Kean

Everton are keen on signing Juventus forward Moise Keane as a long-awaited replacement for Romelu Lukaku. The Italian giants are set to renew the 19-year-old’s contract - tying him down until 2024 - before looking to sell him abroad. The Serie A champions will demand £31million for the 19-year-old, while Everton are looking for a new forward to lead the line.

-source: Daily Mail


Raise

Manchester City have reportedly raised their bid for Joao Cancelo to €55m as Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is happy for the right-back to leave. Links between City and Cancelo had cooled in recent weeks, but Gazzetta dello Sport maintains the deal is still on. However, it is warned they will not advance in negotiations until Danilo is sold. That could let in Bayern Munich, according to Corriere di Torino, which assures Sarri will not stand in the way of the 25-year-old.

-source: Football Italia


Synergy

Sassuolo are set to sign Empoli midfielder Hamed Traore in synergy with Juventus. Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and Calciomercato.com all report Traore will join Sassuolo on a permanent basis. However, they agree Juve will retain first option on the Ivorian in the future, in the same vein as defender Merih Demiral.

-source: Football Italia


Bianda on loan

Roma defender William Bianda is on the verge of a loan move to Nantes, as he was left out of the pre-season training squad. New Coach Paulo Fonseca believes Bianda would benefit from a loan spell to gain playing time and a return to France seems likely. According to Il Tempo newspaper, Nantes are ready to complete the temporary swoop.

-source: Football Italia


JM to Monaco?

Joao Mario is in advanced negotiations for a transfer to Monaco, as Inter set the price-tag at €25m. The Portugal international midfielder is not part of Antonio Conte’s plans and his salary is also a weight on the club finances. According to FCInter1908, Joao Mario’s agent and intermediaries were at the Nerazzurri HQ this morning to discuss a move to Monaco.

-source: Football Italia


CP rejected

Timothy Castagne has reportedly shunned a move to Crystal Palace and will instead sign a new contract with Atalanta. Gazzetta dello Sport warns the Belgian is ‘untouchable’ for Atalanta and talks are under way over a new deal.

-source: Football Italia


Renewal?

Full-back Filipe Luis may continue with Atletico Madrid next season despite currently being a free agent, according to Marca. The report states that Atleti is the defender’s ‘Plan A’ and he will continue talks over a new deal following the completion of the Copa America.

-source: Football Espana


Patience

Atletico Madrid will wait until signing Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso until next summer when his contract expires, report Marca. The Catalan club are holding out for the central defender’s €40m release clause and ‘the situation has become entrenched’, adds the reports.

-source: Football Espana


Tug-of-war over Ceballos

Real Betis and Tottenham are the two clubs best placed to land a loan arrangement for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, say reports in Spain. Mucho Deporte say the Spain international, who starred in this summer’s European Under-21 championship victory for his nation, should come to a decision ‘within days’.

-source: Football Espana


Acceleration

Inter are looking to close a deal for Romelu Lukaku after Juventus have inserted themselves in the race for the Manchester United striker. The nerazzuri directors are getting set to travel to England to try and reach a deal with the Premier League club.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Fight

Valencia have company in the race for Dennis Praet. Leicester City are showing an interest in the Sampdoria midfielder. While only hours ago Praet seemed close to Valencia, who were pressing strongly for him, but the new attempts by Leicester have created uncertainty.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Fiorentina targets

The new Fiorentina of Rocco Commisso is starting to take shape. As they contemplate new signings they are currently looking at Pipa Benedetto of Boca Juniors for their attack. While looking towards the midfield, the player they are mainly following is Sandro Tonali of Brescia.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Napoli’s top midfield target

On the midfielder front, the Partenopei’s top target is Elmas from Fenerbahce. The clubs are trying to find an agreement on the transfer of the 20-year-old Macedonian as Napoli are offering €13 million plus bonuses, while the Turk club’s asking price is set at €20 million. The sale of Rog, pursued by Genoa and Cagliari and expected for next week, could fuel their pursuit of the Macedonian midfielder.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Roma interest in Mariano Diaz

In the coming days Roma could take steps forward towards signing Mariano Diaz. There already was a meeting between the club and the player’s agents in Spain, but they are ready for a second encounter. The same agents will be in Italy to close the operation of Jony to Lazio.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Sassuolo getting Toljan

Sassuolo is very active on the market currently, with both incoming and outgoing players. The new reinforcement is Jeremy Toljan, born in ‘94 and currently playing for Borussia Dortmund. After accelerating the negotiations in the last few days, the neroverde have reached an agreement with the Germans on a loan deal with a fixed option to purchase set at 4 million.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Unlocked

Lazio and Spal have reached an agreement on the last details of negotiations that will bring Manuel Lazzari to the capital club. The deal was unlocked in these last minutes, with Murgia going in the opposite direction to Spal. Lazzari’s medical visits are set for Thursday.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Murillo to Samp

The Blucerchiati are closing in on the signing of former Inter centre-half Jeison Murillo. The Colombian is very close to returning in Italy as the deal is down to the final details. The two clubs are in fact discussing a deal on the basis of a loan - with a 2 million loan fee - with an obligation to buy set at 12 million. On the striker front, Sampdoria keep working on their main target Emiliano Rigoni, for whom they have already made an offer to Zenit St. Petersburg. An alternative to the Argentinian could be Reading’s Yakou Méïté, formerly of PSG academy.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


A return to Porto

Ivan Marcano’s experience at Roma could already be at its end after one season. The Giallorossi are in fact negotiating with Porto for what would be a return to the Portuguese side for Marcano.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Crystal clear

More information should be included to the next level: the Madrid and Juventus have the financial strength, the interest of their coaches and the curiosity to find out where comes the uncompromising stance of the English club because, by the way, is their right, It seems that refusing to sell is an insult to the buyers. The Manchester insists not to sell and his coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who already coached Pogba Sub - 18 of the club, will do everything to make you change opinion and recover him as soon as possible.

-source: Diario AS


Backup


Conceivable


The great Brazilian exchange


Baka vs Weigl vs Gueye


Statement signing


Permanent


Interesting