The summer transfer window is just around the corner, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling around who is moving in. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumors, comings and goings, and of course, expired deals!
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Gazzetta dello sport It has been suggested that the Portuguese international, speaking of winning the ScudettoHe has already received an offer from the La Liga champions.
Real Madrid are ready to spend €120m to sign the 22-year-old, who has scored 14 goals and 12 assists in 42 appearances across all competitions this season. Rossoneri.
This amount is still not enough, as the striker’s release clause is reported to be 150 million euros. Not only do Milan want to keep Leao, but they also want to offer him a new contract that runs until 2026 – his current deal culminating in 2024.
Having won the league title for the first time since 2010-11, Milan will not want to see their side dismantled, especially with the midfielder Frank Casey He is set to leave for Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer. Therefore, the San Siro team is ready to make a great financial effort to ensure its continuation Sandro TonaliAnd Fikayo Tomori And Pierre Kaloloas well as Leao.
Real Madrid, who will face Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday, have also been linked with the transfer of the Monaco midfielder. Aurelien Chuamini. Sources tell ESPN that Madrid will offer a five-year deal with a transfer fee of around €80 million.
11.30 GMT: Monaco midfielder Aurelien Chuamini He is close to moving 80 million euros to Real Madrid.
Julian Lorenz reports that Real Madrid is close to signing Monaco midfielder Aurelien Chuamini.
10.43 GMT: Barcelona will only listen to offers Frenkie de Jong If the departure of the midfielder opens the door for signing as well Robert Lewandowski or Bernardo Silvaaccording to Mundo Deportivo.
ESPN reports that both Manchester City and Manchester United have shown interest in De Jong. Barcelona coach Xavi has said he wants the Netherlands international but admitted that the club’s financial situation may dictate how it handles matters this summer.
Meanwhile, President Joan Laporta has claimed that “painful sales” will not be necessary if a number of financial operations he is working on are implemented before June 30. However, Mundo Deportivo indicate that Barcelona would be willing to allow De Jong to leave if that were the case. Necessary for the signings of Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski or Manchester City midfielder Silva.
Lewandowski had already revealed his desire to leave Germany this summer, with Xavi confirming it was an “option” for Barcelona. finish
Meanwhile, Barcelona striker Ferran Gutgla Tell Diario Sport The club wants to move with him at the end of the season, with various reports suggesting he is on the cusp of signing with Belgian club Brugge.
Gotelga, 23, has scored 19 goals for the B team this season and impressed when Xavi Hernandez called him up for the first team earlier in the season. He scored two goals, one in the King’s Cup and the other in the League.
However, the signatures in January of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang And Ferran TorresI saw him go down to the B team and he hasn’t played since. Barcelona is now ready to take advantage of his good form and hopes to raise around 5 million euros for the player he signed on a free transfer deal from rivals Espanyol last summer.
Gottgla, who scored for Catalonia in their 6-0 friendly win over Jamaica on Wednesday, has attracted the interest of several major league teams in Spain, including Villarreal, but Brugge’s Champions League participation is believed to have swayed the deal.
10.21 GMT: Brazilian striker Vinicius Jr He says he is about to renew his contract with Real Madrid.
Vinicius, aged 21, has been pivotal for Real Madrid this season, scoring 21 goals and making another 15 assists in 52 games in all competitions. The Brazilian international has a contract with Los Blancos Until June 2024 but is expected to sign an improved agreement.
“They’ve asked about a few times but I’m happy here and I’m about to renew my contract,” he said. Vinicius said. “I’m very happy. I’m in the best club in the world and I don’t want to leave. I want to stay here for a long time, just like players like Marcelo, Karim (Benzema), Luka (Modric). These players have made a beautiful history here and I want to continue like them.”
09.56 GMTWeeks before his move to Manchester City, striker Julian Alvarez He scored six goals for River Plate in their 8-1 Copa Libertadores win over Alianza Lima on Wednesday night.
Alvarez, 22, scored three goals before the second half and three goals afterwards in River’s Group F final in the South American continental competition to equal Juan Carlos Sanchez’s goal record in the Libertadores game in 1985 while playing for Bolivian side Blooming.
The Premier League champions signed Alvarez on a five-and-a-half-year contract from River in January for €17 million, but he remained on loan with the Argentine club before joining City this summer. He is expected to participate in Pep Guardiola’s team’s US preliminary round in July alongside his new teammate Erling Haaland From Borussia Dortmund.
09.11 GMT: Jesse Lingard It is in talks with West Ham over a free transfer to the London Stadium, sources have reported to ESPN’s Rob Dawson.
Lingard is set to leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of June. Sources told ESPN that West Ham had contacted the 29-year-old’s representatives after the Premier League season ended on Sunday and negotiations are now ongoing.
There is confidence on all sides that a deal can be agreed despite continued interest from Premier League clubs and Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus. Sources told ESPN that Newcastle, who were keen to loan Lingard in January, have distanced themselves from the move this summer and are instead focusing on other targets.
Lingard is one of David Moyes’ top goals at West Ham this summer after an impressive loan spell at the London Stadium during the second half of the 2020-21 season, scoring nine goals in 16 games to help West Ham finish sixth. in the Premier League. His form also called up the England squad and was named to Gareth Southgate’s provisional squad for Euro 2020.
Lingard missed a spot in the last squad after a frustrating season with Manchester United, but sources have told ESPN he hopes a regular streak of first-team football at the start of next season will be enough to force him back. ahead of the 2022 World Cup, which kicks off in Qatar in November. Lingard played a key role for Southgate during England’s access to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.
08.34 GMT: Possible Central Coast Mariners Garang Col He earned generous praise from Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez after coming off the bench in the All Stars League in their spirited 3-2 loss to the Catalan giants.
After lighting up Accor Stadium in front of 70,000 fans of Dwight York’s All Stars side, 17-year-old Kuol returned to normal life at school on Monday morning.
He scored four goals in nine substitute games for the Mariners, and while he didn’t score, he looked at home against a Barcelona side that contained the likes of Sergio Busquets and Dani Alves.
“[A-League All-Stars coach] Dwight Yorke told me he was 16 or 17 years old… which was a big surprise. “He’s a great player with a great future, he’s a clear talent.”
Cole follows the path of his older brother Allo, who left the Mariners last year to join Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
“It’s just an honor, isn’t it? To have a player like Xavi speak for me,” Cole said. “I was watching him at the time when he was controlling him [Andres] Iniesta. exchanged with shirts [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, and yes, life goes on.”
08.00 GMT: Mohamed Salah He confirmed that he will not leave Liverpool this summer, giving the club a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.
The 29-year-old’s contract at Anfield will expire at the end of next season and he is yet to commit to a new deal with Jurgen Klopp’s side. Uncertainty over the Egypt international’s future has led to speculation that Salah may leave Liverpool to avoid his departure as a free agent after a year.
Both Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the former Chelsea and Roma striker due to his failure to agree on new terms at Liverpool. But while he stopped short of saying he would sign a new contract at Anfield, Salah has now said he will spend the last year of his contract.
“I am focused only on the team and I do not want to talk about my contract,” Salah said at Liverpool’s media conference before the start of the Champions League. “But I will stay next season for sure, that’s for sure.
“In my opinion, I’m not focused on the contract at the moment. I don’t want to be selfish. I said two months ago, it’s all about the team now. It’s a really important week for us, so I’m just focused on the team. I want to win the Champions League again” .
Gap and Jules discuss reports linking Ousmane Dembele to a move to Bayern Munich.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
Newcastle United hope to sign Atletico Madrid duo Renan Lodi And Yannick Carrascoaccording to Mark. After I signed earlier Kieran Trippier Of the Spanish giants in January, Magpies will need to spend around 40 million euros to sign left-back Lodi and 60 million euros for winger Carrasco. Juventus are also interested in Lodi, but Newcastle have more financial strength.
– The ongoing saga between Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele continues, but Diario Sport They suggested that there is a chance for the French player to stay at the Camp Nou. With the winger’s contract expiring this summer, it is suggested that small deals have been made in the negotiations but that there has been no movement from either side on the more important factors.
– Brendan Aronson He landed in England to complete a medical and sign a contract for his transfer from Salzburg FC to Leeds United, according to MLSoccer.com. A source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN that the transfer deal for the American midfielder will be worth $29.5 million, with the former Philadelphia Union receiving $5.3 million.
– foot mercato She hinted that Marseille and Lyon were among the clubs that tried to sign the Arsenal striker Eddie Nketia, who will be a free agent this summer if he doesn’t renew. However, the Daily mail reports That bitmap will remain with Arsenal. Nkeitia scored 10 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, who will play in the European League next season.
– MLSoccer.com Reported that Venezia and USMNT midfielder Gianluca Bossio He has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave. This started after Venice finished last in Serie A, with other Italian top-flight clubs, the Bundesliga, LaLiga and other venues interested. Busio is expected to make the option to temporarily leave but nothing is confirmed yet.