DIRECT. Xavi and Barça want to keep Dembélé, OL lend a young midfielder, follow this transfer window


OL loan a young midfielder to Belgium

Appeared six times with the pro group this season, Habib Keita is loaned without an option to buy to the Belgian club Kortrijk, announces OL. The 20-year-old midfielder is under contract until 2025 with the Rhone club.

Xavi and Barça want to keep Dembele

Close to leaving Barça last winter, Ousmane Dembélé finally spent six more months in Catalonia. But at the end of the contract next Thursday and free to engage with the club of his choice, the Frenchman could be tempted by a new experience. Unless Barcelona manage to convince him to extend. It’s with this in mind that Xavi called him up, according to L’Equipe. Which ensures that the 25-year-old winger is ready for the possibility of extending his Barcelona adventure over time. But that he does not intend to sell off his salary, the main sticking point with the Catalan management.

PSG and Nice have reached an agreement for Galtier

If there are still a few details to settle, the Parisian leaders and their Nice counterparts have agreed on a transfer of Christophe Galtier, for compensation well below 10 million euros. The Riviera club has, according to information from that we could confirm on Friday, accepted the conditions proposed by Paris to buy back the French coach’s two-year contract. The formalization should not delay any longer.

Longoria explains OM’s shy start to the transfer window

If the club obtained the green light from the DNCG on Friday, OM have not yet signed a recruit – apart from Samuel Gigot, whose arrival has been recorded since last winter – during a summer transfer window where he intends yet be greatly strengthened. In an interview published on the Marseille site, Pablo Longoria justified himself: “We have targeted the positions that we want to strengthen and those in which we need to improve, explains the Marseille boss. At the moment, we are facing a very speculative market. We therefore have our objectives, but we must remain consistent with this trend”.

Longoria also claims to be working closely with Jorge Sampaoli on squad building. “I repeat, but it’s so important: we want to give maximum coherence to the project. (…) It’s a real logic of collective construction with Jorge and his staff, around two aspects: the style of play of the team and the profiles of the players, who must be complementary to each other. »

Arsenal close to completing a big deal with Gabriel Jesus

To densify a leading attacking position diminished by the departure of Alexandre Lacazette for OL, Arsenal would have made Gabriel Jesus their priority. Fabrizio Romano says the Gunners have obtained a verbal agreement from Manchester City for the transfer of the Brazilian striker, the price of which is estimated at 52 million euros.

Sven Botman close to Newcastle

Indisputable central hinge holder with LOSC, Sven Botman should leave Ligue 1 to join the Premier League. L’Equipe assure that the 22-year-old Dutchman is close to signing up with England’s new-rich Newcastle. The transfer fee would exceed 40 million euros for the left-hander.


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