AS Roma completes its work
Rome, the eternal city, shines brightly. And not only because of its countless architectural beauties. Another builder completes a titanic work, and it is José Mourinho. The Portuguese coach is building a formidable squad. Georginio Wijnaldum will be the 5th recruit on this transfer window! The Louve club has already freely signed 22-year-old Serbian goalkeeper Mile Svilar. The side Zeki Celik was sold by LOSC to the Romans for €7 million, until 2026. José Mourinho also brought one of his favorites for free, after Chelsea and Manchester United, Nemanja Matic. And we have to talk about Paulo Dybala, it’s the big hit of the summer in Italy. Roma also wanted to keep their young nuggets this summer. The Wolf armored Gianluca Mancini. The 26-year-old central defender has extended until 2027. And it’s not over since Andrea Belotti, Eric Bailly or even Dan-Axel Zagadou are announced in the Roman viewfinder.
The ultimatum given to Frenkie de Jong
Time is running out, the case Frankie de Jong absolutely must be settled before the end of next week. The Blaugranas still cannot register Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Raphinha, Franck Kessié or Andreas Christensen. They need money and fast. Therefore, in this perspective, Sport tells us this Friday that the high spheres of Barcelona have decided to place the international oranje against the wall. And the deal is simple: either the former Ajax midfielder agrees to lower his salary and then continues his adventure in Catalonia, or he refuses and will then have to negotiate with Manchester United or Chelsea, his two main suitors. He has less than 7 days to decide.
Officials of the day
Big blow made by Chelsea with the announcement of the transfer of Marc Cucurella. The left side trained at Barça finally signed for Chelsea, coming from Brighton against a check for around 62 million euros. Ajax offers the first Italian player in its history! The Amsterdam club have announced that they have reached an agreement with Pisa, resident of Serie B, for their 20-year-old hopeful striker Lorenzo Lucca. Alassane Plea finally decided to extend his contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach until 2025. Riqui Puig leaves FC Barcelona for MLS! Xavi didn’t count on him soon and placed him in the undesirables for sale this summer. Mission accomplished, since Barça and LA Galaxy have agreed on the transfer of the 22-year-old player, the culés reserving a right of redemption and 50% in the event of a future sale.
CLUB STATEMENT: MARC CUCURELLA.
Following reports from numerous media outlets this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2022