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Officially official

Not giving up

Fiorentina are reportedly not giving up on Daniele De Rossi, despite his apparent decision to retire. Sky Sport Italia claimed yesterday that De Rossi had opted to call time on his career following his release from Roma. However, Gazzetta dello Sport is countering that Fiorentina are standing by their offer from two weeks ago.

-source: Football Italia

Price set

Manchester United have reportedly slapped an €85m (£76.4m) price tag on striker Romelu Lukaku following talks with Inter. According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, Inter officials met their United counterparts in England on Thursday.

-source: Football Italia

That came out of the blue

Can’t really expect anything else from Bayern

Wolves want Joelinton

After a strong final season Hoffenheim striker in Joelton is on the piece of paper of various clubs - Kicker information especially Wolverhampton has put feelers for the Brazilians.

-source: Kicker

Tonali to PSG

According to our information, the new nugget of Italian football, Sandro Tonali is always courted by PSG. An offer of at least EUR 25 million will be necessary for him to come.

-source: RMC Sports


Everton have received an offer from RB Leipzig for forward Ademola Lookman. Discussions are ongoing as to whether Everton will accept the offer for the 21-year-old, who scored five goals in 11 games for RB Leipzig during a loan spell in the 2017/18 season.

-source: Sky Sports News


Milan have reportedly held talks over a possible deal for Fiorentina defender German Pezzella. According to Milan News, agent Martin Guastadisegno discussed Pezzella during a meeting with Rossoneri officials on Wednesday.

-source: Football Italia


Liverpool are ‘paying close attention’ to the situation of their former star Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona, say El Mundo Deportivo.

-source: Football Espana


Barcelona have discarded the signing of full-back Filipe Luis on a free transfer this summer, according to El Mundo Deportivo. The Brazilian is said to be increasingly likely to sign a new one-year contract at Atletico Madrid, despite currently being a free agent.

-source: Football Espana


Real Betis and Espanyol are in advanced negotiations for the transfer of striker Borja Iglesias, according to El Mundo Deportivo. The striker’s contract contains a €28m release clause but the Catalan club are said to be willing to negotiate so they receive just €20m this summer with €8m coming next year.

-source: Football Espana

Santi Mina

Valencia forward Santi Mina has agreed to return to Celta Vigo as part of the deal taking Maxi Gomez to Valencia, report Cadena Cope.

-source: Football Espana

Isco & Navas



No quitting

Advanced talks

Joachim to Lyon

A departure

Such an inspiring name!

Newcastle United are set to appoint Steve Bruce as manager and are hoping he will be able to join up with the team on their pre-season tour of China. Sources at St James’ Park have indicated to Telegraph Sport that, barring any last-minute hitches, Bruce will be announced as Rafa Benitez’s replacement before the weekend.

-source: The Telegraph

Only a transfer request remains

Romelu Lukaku has reiterated his desire to leave Manchester United despite a request from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay and fight for his place, sources have told ESPN FC. The striker is keen to move to Inter Milan this summer to link up with Antonio Conte.

-source: ESPN FC


Turkish side Fenerbahce are reportedly keen on signing Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira. According to Sky Sport Italia, Fener are ‘pushing hard’ to bring in Khedira and have made an offer for the German.

-source: Football Italia

Gaston Pereiro

Milan have reportedly been offered the chance to sign PSV and Uruguay attacking midfielder Gaston Pereiro. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Pereiro is ready to leave PSV and his €15m valuation is ‘within Milan’s reach’.

-source: Football Italia

Targets changed

Real Madrid have ruled out a move for wantaway PSG forward Neymar, AS has learned, bringing an end to a long-term project of Bernabéu president Florentino Pérez. With Neymar now 27 and beset by off-pitch issues and an entourage that has long been seen as an unwelcome addition to any potential transfer, Mbappé’s clean-cut image, his marketing potential, his status as a World Cup winner and his undoubted brilliance on the turf have led Madrid to place the 20-year-old Frenchman at the top of their wish-list.

-source: Diario AS


This should be fun

Only Napoli

Even if Real Madrid have better offers from elsewhere, James Rodriguez’s desire is to be reunited with Carlo Ancelotti. The Colombian has even phoned the coach to express this. This is according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, who explain that a deal should be done because of the insistence of the player to move to Napoli. Napoli are believed to be willing to pay 42 million euros in three instalments and a deal should be finalized in the coming days.

-source: Marca

When even grandpa Sam rejects you

Newcastle United offered Sam Allardyce a surprise return as manager last week, Sportsmail can reveal, but the former England boss has rejected the opportunity.

-source: Daily Mail


Some United news

Manchester United have renewed optimism they can beat rivals Manchester City to the signing of Harry Maguire. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the 26-year-old Leicester City defender to become the new leader of his revamped side and United will back him with a lucrative contract offer. Talks are ongoing between the clubs with Leicester’s £85million valuation the obvious hurdle as United look to strike a compromise closer to £75m.

-source: Daily Mail


Aston Villa are close to making Brentford’s Ezri Konsa their seventh summer signing in a deal worth £12 million. Konsa, 21, is set to complete his move to rejoin Dean Smith in the next 24 hours after Villa triggered his buy-out clause.

-source: The Telegraph


Manchester United have not made a formal proposal for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but told Lazio they are prepared to pay €80m, it’s reported. According to Sky Sport Italia, the two clubs have been in contact to discuss the situation around the Serbia international. Paris Saint-Germain have made an offer, but it was not considered enough for a sale. Sky claim Manchester United made it clear they are prepared to bid up to €80m for Milinkovic-Savic. However, Lazio want €100m for the midfielder, a drop from the €120m they requested last year.

-source: Football Italia

Very close

Juventus want to present Matthijs de Ligt as their new player on Saturday and Ajax could accept the €67m offer, claim De Telegraaf. According to the Dutch newspaper, the two clubs are very close to reaching an agreement for the defender, who already worked out personal terms.

-source: Football Italia


Inter have presented their offer to Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku, reaching €70m split into three instalments to 2021. Nerazzurri director of sport Piero Ausilio flew out to London today for negotiations directly with the Premier League club. According to Sky Sport Italia, the proposal on the table is a two-year loan with obligation to buy, but essentially comes to €70m over three instalments.

-source: Football Italia

Everything on the line

Milan’s move for Empoli midfielder Ismael Bennacer has suddenly hit serious problems, with reports Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are back in the race. La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Milan offered €1.5m per year plus bonuses, but are not prepared to go any higher and are looking towards other objectives.

-source: Football Italia


Inter defender Joao Miranda is reported to be a target for Roma, Olympique Marseille and Monaco. According to Sportitalia, the 34-year-old Brazilian with only one year left on his contract at San Siro is heading out of the club this summer.

-source: Football Italia


Gerson is causing problems for Roma, as he will only accept a transfer to Flamengo, but the Brazilian club won’t reach the €10m asking price. According to multiple sources including Sport Mediaset, Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, the midfielder has his heart set on Flamengo and will turn down any other destination.

-source: Football Italia


Bartlomiej Dragowski will snub offers from Southampton and Bournemouth if he gets an improved salary at Fiorentina. According to, the club is close to resolving the situation by improving his wages and extending the contract.

-source: Football Italia


Spanish paper Super Deporte claim Napoli offered Arkadiusz Milik as part of an exchange deal with Valencia, but Rodrigo refused the transfer. Their interest in Rodrigo is not new and he’s seen as an alternative to Inter hitman Mauro Icardi.

-source: Football Italia

United make Milenkovic enquiry

Two days ago, Manchester United made an enquiry with Fiorentina over the Serbian defender born in 1997. The Red Devils had already made an attempt for Milenkovic last January, but their €40 million bid wasn’t enough to meet Fiorentina’s demands of €50 million at the time.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Today at Casa Milan, a day of meetings for the rossoneri, including one with representatives from SportsTotal, an agency with a number of clients in Germany, and the club came away with an interesting name for the future. Dayot Upamecano, defender from RB Leipzig. 1998-born Upamecano is was an appealing profile to Milan, but the requests from his club are very high, despite his current contract expiring in 2021. Regarding Bennacer, the sides are on stand-by to discuss salary demands made by the player’s agent.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Napoli has sent a representative to Turkey in an effort to land the Fenerbahce player, who is currently in Istanbul to try to move the sides closer to an agreement on the fee. With other clubs potentially becoming interested in Elmas, Napoli are trying to move a deal ahead quickly.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Roma want Alderweireld

The Giallorossi are in fact looking for a centre-back to replace Kostas Manolas and on Thursday they will hold a meeting with Toby Alderweireld’s agents. The Tottenham defender, born in 1989, has a £25 million release clause in his contract but Roma’s director Baldini’s intention is to try to lower the Spurs demands. For the centre-back position, Roma keep monitoring Mancini from Atalanta. On the midfield front, Roma have made progress for Jordan Veretout.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Sportitalia maintain striker Schick could be used as part of the proposal, as Tottenham have shown interest in the 23-year-old Czech international.

-source: Football Italia

The Jordan Veretout saga continues, as Roma edge closer by offering cash only to Fiorentina, whereas Milan insist on including Lucas Biglia. According to Sky Sport Italia, the two clubs keep pushing each other in this race for the French midfielder, who is valued at €25m.

-source: Football Italia

Toprak to Sassuolo

After completing the signing of Toljan, Sassuolo are still looking at Borussia Dortmund’s players to bolster their team. In particular, the Neroverdi are interested in 1989-born centre-back Omer Toprak and the Italian club has already started talks with the Turkish defender.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Barella replacement

Cagliari, with Barella close to Inter, is already thinking of his possible replacement. In that sense, they are thinking of Marko Rog who is expected to leave Napoli. Genoa is also interested in the midfielder.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

The future of Chiesa

On the player’s side, fact dealing with other clubs had been allowed by the previous property will be reiterated. The new owner won’t recognize this, so Chiesa’s entourage will be the one showing the player’s will, which is leave for Juve.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio



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