Leipzig pushes for Simakan, Slimani replaces Dembélé at OL
After the signing of Pol Lirola at OM on Tuesday, OL should activate this Wednesday with the expected signing of Islam Slimani. Follow all the information and rumors on the transfer market, open from January 2 to 31, in our live transfer window.
Official for Dembélé, loaned to Atlético
It is also official for the loan of Moussa Dembélé to Atlético: paying loan (1.5 million euros), with option to purchase 33.5 million. With incentives for a maximum amount of five million, as well as an incentive of 10% on the capital gain of a possible future transfer.
It’s official for Slimani
OL announce the signing of Islam Slimani. 18-month contract for the Algerian striker.
Ahead of Juninho and Aulas’ press conference to be followed live on RMC Sport, the club’s channel OLTV confirms the arrival of Algerian striker Islam Slimani for 18 months from Leicester.
A hope of FC Nantes goes to Juventus
In October 2017, Abdoulaye Dabo became at 16 the youngest player to sign a professional contract with FC Nantes. In August 2018, he made his debut in Ligue 1 by playing two games under the orders of Portuguese Miguel Cardoso. His only two appearances with the first team. He then disappeared from the radar and returned to play with the reserve. Under contract until 2022, the young French attacking midfielder was loaned to Juve this Thursday until the end of the season, with an option to purchase. He will evolve with the U23 of the Turin club.
Leipzig pushes for Mohamed Simakan (Strasbourg)
While AC Milan struggles to conclude the case of Mohamed Simakan, Leipzig advances on its side. The German club are pushing to get the player back next summer while buying him this winter. Discussions have taken place in recent days with the player and his representatives, Leipzig has once again presented an ambitious project so that Mohamed Simakan replaces Dayot Upamecano. The player has not yet made his final decision. Leipzig and Strasbourg are negotiating on their side.
Stéphane Ruffier stops his career
After the announcement of his arrival as an educator at Aviron Bayonnais, there was doubt as to the future of Stéphane Ruffier’s career. It was lifted by the vice-president of the Basque club who announced the retirement of the goalkeeper dismissed by Saint-Etienne on January 4.
« Stéphane Ruffier called me the day before yesterday. He is a real Bayonnais, who comes out of the Rowing football school, explained the vice-president of Bayonne, Jean-Pierre Mainard to Sud-Ouest. had planned to quit his career at the end of his contract in June, but with what happened at Saint-Etienne, he is doing it sooner. He could have continued, freelancing at another club. But he had already decided to quit at the end of the season. «
Betis: PSG interested in Emerson?
According to information from Estadio Deportivo, an Andalusian daily, Paris Saint-Germain would have inquired about Emerson’s profile. The Betis Sevilla right-back is currently on loan from FC Barcelona and could be an option for PSG at the end of the season.
Ruffier becomes a goalkeeper educator in Bayonne
Aviron Bayonnais, which plays in National 3, announced astonishing news on Wednesday. The Basque club indicates that Stéphane Ruffier, born in Bayonne, joined the football section of the club as an educator. « Its exclusive mission will be to create and then supervise an academy of goalkeepers », specifies Bayonne. An announcement which does not also specify if the goalkeeper, dismissed in recent weeks by Saint-Etienne, interrupts or continues his playing career.
Atalanta refuses to sell Papu Gomez to a competitor
Argentinian attacking midfielder Alejandro « Papu » Gomez (32), in conflict with his trainer Gian Piero Gasperini, wants to leave Atalanta this winter. But according to Sky Italia, the Lombard club absolutely refuses to sell him to another top club in Serie A (where his odds are highest). In the fight for qualifying places in the Champions League, Atalanta does not want to strengthen a competitor. In other words, Gomez will only leave for a foreign club, or an Italian club at the bottom of the table.
Rutter, great hope of Rennes, will not extend
As announced by Goal, Georginio Rutter (19) announced in Rennes that he would not extend his contract which ends next June. The striker should take the direction of Germany where Hoffenheim is doing a lot of pressing. Considered a great hope, he became the youngest player to turn professional at Rennes at 16 years and 4 months. « Performance » since beaten by Eduardo Camavinga. In December, Rutter became the youngest French goalscorer in the Champions League by converting a penalty against Sevilla FC (18 years and 232 days), since Kylian Mbappé in 2017 (18 years and 140 days). (LT)
Barça confident for the arrival of Eric Garcia
According to Mundo Deportivo, the transfer of Eric Garcia (20) to FC Barcelona is on track. Manchester City have reportedly lowered their claims and agreed to lower the transfer price to five million euros, without the bonuses, as the defender comes to the end of the contract at the end of the season. Garcia could return to his training club this winter.
Haaland could leave Dortmund as early as next summer
According to the program Onze on the Esport3 channel, Erling Haaland « will leave Borussia Dortmund » next summer. Mino Raiola, his agent, will push for a departure of the striker, courted by FC Barcelona. Young Ajax Amsterdam striker Bryan Brobbey (18) is reportedly on the shelves at Borussia Dortmund if Norwegian star Erling Haaland leaves next season. The player has still not extended his contract, which ends next June
Things to remember from Tuesday
– Real refines their strategy to recruit Mbappé
– Ancelotti will not oppose a transfer from Kean to PSG
– OM formalized the recruitment of Pol Lirola
– Boulaye Dia had « contacts » with OM
– Mainz denies an OM offer for Mateta
– Valbuena wants to make a third season at Olympiacos
– Jean Lucas officially loaned to Brest
Slimani, Dembélé, Jovic … the information to expect from this Wednesday
Several transfers could be formalized this Wednesday, especially on the side of Lyon. Moussa Dembélé is in Madrid where he must engage with Atlético while Islam Slimani must replace him from Leicester. After hiring Pol Lirola on Tuesday, OM should also record the loan of Kevin Strootman to Genoa. The Dutch midfielder is already in Genoa and even spoke on his arrival. In Europe, Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic is expected to return to his former club Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.