clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rumor Mill: Neymar unwanted at PSG; Napoli start Icardi talks; Barella close to Inter

New, 12 comments

The Daily MNLO — our very own live blog for the calciomercato

Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion - Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final: First Leg Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Officially official


SUFC making preparations

Sheffield United have made enquiries over a £16.5million deal for Brentford striker Neal Maupay.

-source: Daily Mail


Lemina set to leave

Hasenhuttl is now open to cashing in on the Gabon international and with three years still left on his contract they will look to recoup the fee they paid out. Southampton have received enquiries from Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester for Lemina while Atalanta are also keen on bringing him back to Italy.

-source: Daily Mail


Atleast someone wants to join United

Harry Maguire is “flattered” by Manchester United’s interest and is keen to be a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Old Trafford rebuild, Goal has learned from sources close to the negotiations to transfer the England international.

-source: Goal


Still short

Juventus have offered Ajax €65m (£58m/$73m) for De Ligt - €55m (£49m/$62m) up front with €10m (£9m/$11m) in bonuses, but the total falls around €10m short of the Dutch champions’ asking price. The Turin outfit do not see the gap as insurmountable, however, and believe a deal will be made in the coming days, while new coach Maurizio Sarri has already spoken to the coveted star over the phone.

-source: Romeo Agresti


Moreno to Villarreal

Alberto Moreno is set to complete a move to Villarreal following the end of his Liverpool contract, sources have told ESPN FC.

-source: ESPN FC


SMS for United

Pogba is increasingly away from Manchester, with Real Madrid and Juventus between companies more interested in French that would have already communicated to classmates of United wanted to leave England. A favorite destination since it seems Real Madrid midfielder but Juve stays at the window. Manchester United, meanwhile, is chasing the substitute and would have focused its attentions on the player of Lazio Milinkovic-Savic.

-source: Corriere dello Sport


Re-sign

Burnley are set to re-sign West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez and have confirmed the signing of Stoke City defender Erik Pieters. Rodriguez, 29, will cost his hometown club an initial fee of £5m, with another £5m guaranteed in 12 months.

-source: BBC Sports


One for the MCFC loan army


Ceballos to Spurs close

In this sense, we have learned that Tottenham had taken advantage in the race for the midfielder of Real Madrid after a month of talks to reach an agreement. Thus, negotiations would be very advanced for that Ceballos to play at Spurs. Also has been interested strongly in football Inter Milán, who is trying to do with its services, while today it is closer to London.

-source: Estadio Deportivo


Gerrard on NUFC shortlist

Steven Gerrard is understood to have made the cut on Newcastle United’s shortlist to replace Rafa Benitez. The Magpies are yet to approach Gerrard or make a formal approach, but the 39-year-old is on the club’s radar.

-source: Chronicle Live


Clyne could stay yet

Liverpool have received several offers for Nathaniel Clyne - but the right-back could yet start the new season with the European champions. Clyne has entered the final year of his current Reds contract with no suggestion of a fresh deal being negotiated.

-source: Liverpool Echo


Maxi to London soon?

Another or Pellegrini’s targets, Salomon Rondón, could follow former Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez to Dalian Yifang in China, which leaves West Ham currently focusing on Gómez. Should Gómez join Valencia, then West Ham will have to quickly turn to alternative targets with Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson among the strikers they have looked at. Whether or not Pellegrini could be persuaded to take a chance on Balotelli, who has been offered to West Ham after his Marseille contract expired, remains to be seen.

-source: The Telegraph


Back to sunny Spain

Watford defender Marc Navarro is set to return to La Liga after just one year away as Leganes close in on a transfer, report Marca. The 24-year-old has made just five appearances for the Hornets across all competitions since joining on a €2m permanent deal from Espanyol last summer.

-source: Football Espana


Monchi working

Sevilla are hopeful of landing Galatasaray midfielder Fernando with Roque Mesa heading in the other direction, report Marca. 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


Everyone loves Fabian while some love Icardi

Atletico Madrid have been linked with a summer move for Napoli midfielder and Spain Under-21 star Fabian Ruiz, according to Diario AS. The 23-year-old - who has also been linked to Real Madrid - is said by Napoli to be ‘non-transferable’ but the report adds that Atleti sporting director Andrea Berta ‘is fondly in love with the midfielder’ and will pursue a deal.

-source: Football Espana

Atletico Madrid remain ‘very attentive’ to the situation of Inter striker Mauro Icardi and are monitoring a transfer, report Diario AS. The Argentine striker has fallen out with the Milanese giants and appears certain to depart this summer, with the club chasing a deal for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

-source: Football Espana


The most decorated player in demand

Brazilian international Dani Alves is considering offers from former side FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. According to UOL Esporte, in his native Brazil, Alves has a number of offers on the table for the new season, after becoming a free agent as his contract with French giants Paris Saint-Germain expired.

-source: Football Espana


LOL

Gonzalo Higuain is still refusing to join Roma or consider any other Serie A offer, as he believes he can convince Maurizio Sarri at Juventus. Pipita returned to base after two failed loan spells in one season at Milan and Chelsea. Even though there is no room for him in the Bianconeri squad, Sky Sport Italia insist Higuain will not even think about accepting a move to Roma.

-source: Football Italia


Renewal

Jose Callejon turned down a move to Shanghai Shenhua and is now negotiating a contract extension with Napoli. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Callejon was approached at the same time as Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado and Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy, with the Little Pharaoh accepting the transfer for €18m. Callejon’s contract with Napoli is due to expire at the end of this season, so talks have begun for a renewal.

-source: Football Italia


Roma go once again for Bailey

Roma are yet again targeting Leon Bailey, although Bayer Leverkusen have placed a €40m price-tag on the 21-year-old Jamaican. The left-sided winger was already a major target in 2017 when he left Genk for Bayer Leverkusen at a cost of €13.5m and was back on their radar last summer. According to Sportitalia and Tuttomercatoweb, Roma are ready to try again for Bailey, who turns 22 next month.

-source: Football Italia


Huh

Napoli have directly contacted Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara to offer €7.5m per year plus bonuses to the Inter striker, claim Sky Sport Italia. This would be slightly superior to the personal terms proposed by Juventus, reaching almost €10m per season with the add-ons.

-source: Football Italia

Inter could wait it out and try to sign Edin Dzeko as a free agent next season after negotiations with Roma stalled, claim Sky Sport Italia. According to Sky Sport Italia, that could also mean waiting a few months and snapping up Dzeko as a free agent next summer.

-source: Football Italia


No Gedson Fernandes to Milan

Milan have reportedly given up on Gedson Fernandes after being told the Benfica midfielder will cost €30m plus bonuses. Both A Bola and Record in Portugal maintain the asking price of €30m plus add-ons scared Milan off.

-source: Football Italia


Mario’s next destination

Mario Mandzukic is set to leave Juventus, with Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid potential destinations. According to Tuttosport, Borussia Dortmund are the favorite destination, a return to Germany after his successful spell at Bayern Munich.

-source: Football Italia


Number 1 target

Gianluca Mancini is Roma’s number one goal for their backline. The young Italian, coming off a terrific 2018/19 campaign with Atalanta, has been selected by new manager Fonseca to replace Greek international defender Kostas Manolas, who recently moved to Napoli after five seasons with the Giallorossi. Contacts between the two clubs will start again in the next few hours with the Roman side set to bring him to the Capital as soon as possible.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Fiorentina being busy

Fiorentina are continuing to work on a transfer for Pol Lirola from Sassuolo. There have been new, positive contacts between the sides, and it looks like he may indeed be Fiorentina’s newest reinforcement. The Viola are also looking to extend Dragowski’s contract: the deal is not yet completed but Fiorentina are assured that they can complete the negotiations with the goalkeeper.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Praet to Valencia

Dennis Praet is on the verge of leaving Sampdoria. Currently, there is a negotiation between the Blucerchiati and Valencia for the Belgian midfielder: the player’s agents are at work to find an agreement.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Nainggolan in demand

Inter are getting closer to a future with Radja Nainggolan, and there have been new developments in a possible transfer away from the nerazzuri. The ex-Roma midfielder is open to a move to China, and there are two teams that are interested. Dalian and Shangai Shenhua next will look to get an idea of whether Nainggolan would accept their offer.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Conte gets Barella

A new meeting between Inter and Cagliari to continue talks for Barella took place to discuss his possible future in nerazzurro. After this encounter, the parties are much closer. Now they will search for the best formula to proceed with for this transfer (an operation of around 45 million plus bonuses).

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Romero medicals

Cristian Romero is closer to leaving Genoa. The defender will undergo his medical visits with Juventus on Tuesday. Once the deal to Juve is complete, his future will be evaluated with Genoa the favorite for a return on loan ahead of Atalanta.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Pau medicals

Pau Lopez is expected to arrive in Italy’s capital on Monday on a morning flight to Fiumicino airport, he’ll then take the medical at the Villa Stuart clinic before signing his contract in Trigoria where his new teammates will gather for the start of the summer retreat. Pau Lopez will be the most expensive keeper in Roma’s history after arriving from Real Betis for €20 million plus the giallorossi renouncing to the percentage on Antonio Sanabria’s future resale.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Aspirations


Talented player


Fringe at Madrid

Napoli are determined to close the deal for James Rodriguez and today sporting director Giuntoli travelled to Spain to try to make progress. The Colombian star’s agent Jorge Mendes was in Madrid as well to welcome him. Giuntoli’s trip is however a clear sign Napoli want to make progress to try to fend off competition from Atletico Madrid.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Makes sense as to why he is fined


Mark the date


Back to the Andalusia


No interest


Aah well...


Upping the offer


Finally


More ASM rumors


Everton really going big


Time to think


In the hunt