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Officially official


The price though

Inter Milan are likely to have to cough up around £90 million to stand any chance of signing Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United this summer. Despite Piero Ausilio, the Inter sporting director, meeting with United officials in London on Friday, the Italian club have still to make a formal offer for Lukaku.

-source: The Telegraph


Agreement reached

Milan have seemingly reached an agreement for a five-year contract with Empoli and Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, negotiations reached a positive conclusion during this afternoon’s conversation between director Paolo Maldini and agent Moussa Sissoko.

-source: Football Italia


Not to BVB


Gerson gone

After an experience in Serie A, Gerson is returning to Brazil. The midfielder born in ‘97 will in fact join Flamengo, the Brazilian club reached an agreement with Roma on the basis of €10 million between the transfer fee and a percentage on the future resale.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Extensions for Meunier & Kurzawa


Choupo-Moting’s uncertain PSG future


Veltman


This & that


Please no

West Ham are in talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over the transfer of striker Sebastien Haller, according to Sky sources. The Bundesliga club are thought to want at least £40m to sell the 25-year-old after the departure of Luka Jovic to Real Madrid for £54m.

-source: Sky Sports News


SUFC business

Sheffield United have had a bid accepted for Preston forward Callum Robinson, according to Sky sources. The 24-year-old scored 12 goals in 27 Championship games for Preston last season, helping them to a 14th-place finish.

-source: Sky Sports News


And again


This is interesting

Real Betis are looking to Lyon for playmaker Nabil Fekir in the event that Giovani Lo Celso departs this summer, report Marca. The 25-year-old is in the final year of his contract at the Ligue 1 club and it is within this context that Los Verdiblancos may seek to do a deal.

-source: Football Espana


Offer raised

Progress was made on the Jordan Veretout front. Today Milan and Fiorentina met to discuss the French midfielder, the rossoneri are getting closer to meeting the Tuscan club’s demands- the Viola do not want Lucas Biglia included in the deal.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


WOW


Watford going hard


Not gonna meet the asking price


Wolves just keep going


Sandler with Kompany


Reunion


Boost for United


No Juve move for Paul


Loan


Napoli want Pepe

Napoli followed him for a while, but the problem is that after last season with 22 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1, there is half of Europe on him. Like PSG, Bayern, Liverpool, Everton, Lyon: and Lille, putting up a top price of 65 million euros, can’t wait to unleash the auction.

-source: Corriere dello Sport


Wow Villa

Aston Villa are poised to make another huge statement of intent with the £15 million signing of Manchester City’s Douglas Luiz. Villa are closing in on the capture of the Brazilian central midfielder after agreeing a fee with the Premier League champions, as Dean Smith moves to further strengthen his squad.

-source: The Telegraph


Till the end

Real Madrid’s pursuit of Paul Pogba remains one of the top stories of the summer, and it is one that the club expects to go right down to the final days of the transfer window.

-source: Goal


Finally close

Juventus look like finally closing a deal for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt after they raised their bid to €67m plus bonuses. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, agent Mino Raiola is in Milan to reach a final agreement with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici.

-source: Football Italia


Sane negotiations back


Gargantuan price tag

Manchester United have been left stunned after being quoted £50 million for Sean Longstaff by Newcastle United. Longstaff has surprisingly emerged as a leading midfield target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but, despite having only made nine Premier League appearances for Newcastle, the Tyneside club have slapped a huge price tag on the 21 year-old’s head.

-source: The Telegraph


Plan B

Inter continue to want Romelu Lukaku, as evidenced by Ausilio’s trip to discuss the player with Manchester United. However, Inter are looking at backup options in case their push for the Belgian doesn’t pan out. Ante Rebic is currently the nerazzurri’s plan B.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Bennacer to Milan

Milan are on the hunt for a central midfielder and have turned their attention to Empoli’s Bennacer: for two days the deal was stuck, but now it appears able to proceed definitively. Bennacer and his agents have come to an agreement on an issue related to his earnings. The midfielder has accepted Milan’s terms, and Friday evening could be when the deal is fully completed.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Mancini if not Toby

Roma are working to reinforce their defense unit: they’re in fact getting close to an agreement with Atalanta for Mancini, on a loan with obligation to buy basis. The deal could be closed in 24 to 48 hours for €20m in total. The Giallorossi are, in the meantime, also working on Tottenham’s Alderweireld, but they have no agreement with the player on his wages for the moment.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Today’s the day

After all of the rumors from Spain, the confirmation is arriving: Tomorrow could be the decisive day for Barcelona to pay Atletico Madrid the 120 million release clause for Antoine Griezmann. For the player himself, a five year contract is prepared.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Ongoing talks


Confident