Kovacic (Chelsea), new Manchester City lead?
According to Sky Sports, Manchester City have started discussions regarding Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic. The English champion, who will play the FA Cup final this weekend before that of the Champions League on June 10, should lose Ilkay Gündogan, at the end of his contract.
So far, no concrete offer has reportedly been made for Kovacic, whose contract with the Blues expires in 2024.
Rennes: Monchi announced in Badé that he has exercised his purchase option in full celebration
According to Marca, Monchi, sporting director of Sevilla FC, said he had exercised the option to buy Loïc Badé (23), on loan from Rennes, on Thursday after the new Europa League title. As he walked towards the defender to congratulate him, the latter threw him singing: « Monchi, sign me », reports the Spanish newspaper. The leader would then have replied: « it’s done, I’ve already bought you ». The transfer fee would be 12 million euros.
Chelsea: Mount agrees with Manchester United?
Serial buyer (and not necessarily with much success), will Todd Boehly’s Chelsea succeed in … selling a player? In any case, he seems able to think about it, according to the English press, which announces that Mason Mount has reached an agreement with Manchester United.
Scrutinized by Liverpool or Arsenal, the 24-year-old would have said yes to the terms of a contract according to the Telegram. For the moment, nothing is mentioned concerning an agreement between the two clubs for a transfer.
How a potential departure of Benzema makes Madrid tremble
At the end of the contract at Real Madrid, Karim Benzema could leave the Madrid club during the offseason to join Saudi Arabia.
If nothing is decided for the French striker, the idea of losing the tricolor star raises concerns in Spain where several local media announce him close to Al-Ittihad despite a meeting between Florentino Perez and the Benzema clan this Thursday.
Frankfurt: Kolo Muani speaks about his future
Randal Kolo Muani appeals to several big names in Europe like Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. But the French striker from Frankfurt did not rule out the option of doing an extra season at Eintracht despite the call from the foot of a certain Kylian Mbappé, who was full of praise for him.
« There may be another season. I have a long contract here, » said the Frenchman quoted by Bild.
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« We are waiting for you here », Barça still publicly flirts with Messi
New call from FC Barcelona for Lionel Messi. Absent from the tribute ceremony to Busquets this Wednesday, when he was invited, Lionel Messi left a message for his ex-teammate.
At the end of it, the presenter bounced off his message, quite unexpectedly: « We are waiting for you here Leo! »
At the end of the contract at PSG, Lionel Messi has not yet spoken about the rest of his career. Two years after his departure, his return to Barca remains a possibility.
Mourinho sets conditions to stay at Roma
At the end of AS Roma’s defeat in the Europa League final against Sevilla FC on penalties, José Mourinho spoke about his future, he who is said to be on the PSG list. The Portuguese technician assured that he wanted to stay in Rome but opened the door to a departure if changes within the club are not made:
« My future? I’m going on vacation on Monday. We’re going to talk. I told the owners that I’ll let them know first if I open discussions with another club, said the Portuguese technician. I warned the club when Portugal called me in December for the post of manager. So far, no other club has called me. »
Before continuing: « I want to stay at AS Roma but my players deserve more and I also deserve more. »
>> Mourinho’s strong words on his future
Khéphren Thuram, in the Liverpool shortlist
Khéphren Thuram, international in the France team and selected for the Euro with the Espoirs is among the players targeted by Liverpool.
The OGC Nice midfielder could discover the Premier League. But there are quite a few obstacles to such a transfer during the summer transfer window.
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Real: Benzema tempted by Saudi Arabia?
As announced by the Spanish press, Karim Benzema has received an offer from Saudi Arabia. The Real Madrid striker has not yet made his choice but is strongly tempted by the Gulf country. The Saudis want to make it one of the headliners of their championship.
Discussions have been going on for several weeks. Recently, Saudi emissaries even traveled to Madrid to meet the former Lyonnais and convince him to accept the project.
>> We explain everything about Benzema and the Saudi temptation
The season is not yet over and the clubs are already preparing their summer transfer window. If the transfer market will not open its doors in France until June 10, rumors abound.
At PSG, the future of Lionel Messi or those of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé are reacting. On the Madrid side, the Saudi temptation makes Karim Benzema think who has not yet decided.