Barcelona to rival AC Milan for Man City’s Bernardo Silva

The summer transfer window is in its final month for the big European leagues, which means the biggest clubs are looking to make a splash in the market before the start of the new season. Check out the latest gossip below, and check out all the official offers here.

TOP STORY: Barca and Milan for City’s Silva

AC Milan will face competition from Barcelona with Bernardo Silva arousing interest from Camp Nou, according to Le 10 Sport.

The arrival of Jack Grealish at Manchester City has left the Portuguese star’s first-team minutes in limbo, and Ronald Koeman’s side are now believed to be considering a move for Silva.

The 27-year-old, who has been linked with Milan in recent weeks, contributed eight goals in 24 Premier League starts last season and also took part in the Portugal national team’s campaign at Euro 2020 this summer.

Silva joined Man City from Monaco in 2017 after going through the Benfica youth system and has been an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s tenure, winning three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four EFL Cups since joining the Etihad.

With Barcelona still facing injury absences – like Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati – as well as the departure of Lionel Messi, a playmaker like Silva could be a worthy addition if the Catalan club can overcome their financial woes and find a way to bring him to Spain.

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08:55 BST: Bayern Munich announced that the midfielder Joshua Kimmich signed a contract extension engaging him with the Bundesliga champions until 2025.

Germany international Kimmich has won 17 trophies since joining Bayern from RB Leipzig in 2015, including six league titles, three DFB-Pokals and the Champions League in 2019-20.

The 26-year-old told the club’s website: “The most important reason for my contract extension is that I can happily pursue my passion every day here at FC Bayern. I have a team where I can do anything, and a lot of teammates have become real friends. That’s why I started playing soccer in the first place, because it should be fun.

“I still don’t think I am at the end of my development and I am convinced that there are a lot of possibilities at FC Bayern in the coming years. On top of that, my family feels at home here. Munich has become a second home. The combination we have here is not found everywhere.  »

08.38 BST: Xherdan Shaqiri is set to join Lyon after the French club announced they have an agreement in principle to sign the Liverpool midfielder.

Shaqiri, 29, signed for Liverpool in 2018 as part of a £ 13million transfer from Stoke City, but was never able to hold onto a place in Jurgen Klopp’s first team. The Switzerland international is now set to leave Anfield after scoring seven goals and recording five assists in 45 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, starting just 18 of those games.

Lyon said in a statement released on Sunday evening: “Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to have finally reached an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer of Swiss international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who was a key figure in his country during of the European Championship this summer.

“Shaqiri, who is encouraged by the OL project, will arrive in Lyon this evening where he will be welcomed by Juninho. The finalization of the transfer remains conditional on the result of the medical examination that the player will pass this Monday morning and the finalization of the last administrative formalities. « 

08:00 BST: Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped on the bench for Juventus’ 2-2 draw against Udinese in their Serie A opener on Sunday, amid speculation surrounding his future at the club.

Ronaldo eventually came on as a substitute, introduced in the 60th minute for Alvaro Morata, in a chaotic end to the game which saw the Portugal international see yellow for excessive celebration after thinking he had scored the winner of the match only for VAR to exclude it. for offside.

According to Sky Italy, Ronaldo has asked not to start the match. ESPN has reached out to representatives for Ronaldo for comment.

Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday dismissed reports that Ronaldo could leave Turin this summer, saying the former Real Madrid player had told him he was going to stay.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

Fabrice Romano Is there a new offer coming from Chelsea in move for Sevilla Jules Koundé. The France international has generated interest from many clubs this season, but it is believed the Spanish club will refute late offers which leave little time to aim for a replacement. The 22-year-old remains a key part of the Sevilla squad and started in the season opener against Rayo Vallecano.

– Internazionale will focus its efforts on Joaquin Corréa as the Serie A champions continue their replacement for Romelu Lukaku. Calciomercato writes that the Italian club has cooled his interest in Borussia Mönchengladbach Marcus Thuram, which propelled the Lazio star to the top of the shortlist. The 27-year-old scored eight times in 25 Serie A appearances last season.

– Marseille has identified Alexandre sorloth as a potential replacement for Dario benedetto. This is according to Le 10 Sport, which says that the Marseille president is seeking to advance RB Leipzig in France. The 25-year-old striker has been on the radar of a number of clubs this summer, and it looks like the Ligue 1 side will continue their summer spending after Benedetto joins Elche.

that of Davide Zappacosta Premier League time appears to be over with Gianluca Di Marzio signaling that a move to Atalanta is near. The Chelsea star has struggled to win first-team football at Stamford Bridge since Reece James emerged, and despite talks about a loan transfer to Fiorentina, it now looks like Atalanta have won the race. to sign the offensive right-back. The 29-year-old has made three substitute appearances for Chelsea in the preseason.

– Corriere Dello Sport writes that Napoli has made official contact with Miralem Pjanic, the Serie A team are keen to challenge Juventus for the signing of the midfielder. The report claims that Luciano Spalletti phoned the Barcelona star in an attempt to persuade him to travel to Naples amid Turin’s interest. The La Liga midfielder is expected to leave before the end of the transfer window, with Koeman’s side deeming him in excess of requirements as they seek to control his salary budget.

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