Mercato information for Wednesday July 6
Among the main transfer window information of the day, Cristiano Ronaldo is still looking for a base, Paul Pogba and Di Maria arrive at Juve, Mandanda and Rennes have flown to Rennes, Monaco have found a midfielder and a goalscorer, Pavard could serve Bargaining currency with De Ligt, Busquets and Messi could slip away in MLS, Lyon could get another big comeback…
Cristiano Ronaldo has still not returned to training for family reasons and seems day after day to want to leave Manchester United a little more. According AS, five clubs are in the race to pull off this coup. Bayern Munich seem to be favorites in this case, but only if Robert Lewandowski leaves. Chelsea are also well placed but the Red Devils would not want to sell him to England if he leaves.
Barcelona are also a possibility as reported recently but their strong past at Real Madrid should be a drag on both sides. As also mentioned in recent days, Naples would dream of offering the Portuguese star just like José Mourinho at Roma. However, the Romans leave with a huge disadvantage: the absence of the Champions League.
According Mundo Deportivo, Sergio Busquets should make his last year of his career at Barca. The Spanish midfielder is reportedly aiming to join Inter Miami, David Beckham’s MLS franchise, next summer. Busquets would plan to leave with one of his former teammates, a certain … Lionel Messi.
According Fabrizio Romano, Angel Di Maria will indeed join Juve in the coming days. All the papers are ready for the signing of a one-year contract only from the former Parisian. A signature that should be made by this weekend. After his short spell in Italy, the Argentinian international should return to play in the country.
Paul Pogba should also land at the same time as Di Maria. Free from his contract at Manchester United, the French international will make his official return to Juventus on Saturday or Sunday. According to our information, he will commit for four years.
Paulo Dybala’s future is still unclear. Free, the Argentinian international was announced close to Inter but the negotiations drag on and the club has announced that he should not sign. With this in mind, Manchester United have approached the player’s entourage, according to Sky Sports. OM could also try their luck and interfere in the case. Marseille leaders are preparing to make an offer to the attacking midfielder, according to TMW.
Information, however, denied in the process by the transfer window specialist, Fabrizio Romano. Case to follow. The Italian media also announces an almost natural interest from Igor Tudor for his compatriot, Domagoj Vida, free of any contract.
Finally, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Phocaeans would still be favorites for a loan from the nugget of Barcelona, Nico Gonzalez. Betis Sevilla, Valencia and Real Sociedad are also in the running.
On the starting side, Flamengo reportedly abandoned the track leading to Luis Henrique not wanting to include a mandatory purchase option in the loan as Pablo Longoria wanted, according to The Team. Botafogo would also be inclined to accept this proposal to repatriate the young winger from OM.
Despite the departure of Jorge Sampaoli, Steve Mandanda has decided not to compete with Pau Lopez and to leave OM after 610 matches played with the Olympian jersey. The world champion porter flew to Rennes to sign a two-year contract with the Bretons. According to the French press, he will be released from his contract by Marseille, which will not receive any transfer compensation.
Rennes should also offer two world champions at the same time since Samuel Umtiti would also be in Brittany for his medical examination. The French defender should not terminate his contract in the end but should be loaned with the option to buy by Barça with the assumption of part of his salary by the Catalan club, according to Mundo Deportivo.
After Lacazette and Tolisso, could Miralem Pjanic also return to Lyon? According Gerard Romero, Lyon have reportedly made an offer to Barca for their former midfielder. Pjanic, also courted by OM, is not overwhelmed with offers except from Saudi clubs.
According Footmercato, Lyon and Nice would also be interested in Pervis Estupinan. The two clubs are looking for a left-back and are fighting over the Ecuadorian international.
According Kicker, Benjamin Pavard is pushed out by Bayern Munich. The French international would have caught the eye of Juventus and could be sent there to lower the price of Matthijs de Ligt, the Bavarians’ defensive priority.
According Sky Sports in Germany, the French international would also be courted by Chelsea and Atlético Madrid. Pavard would be in the list of Colchoneros for the left-back position just like Jonathan Clauss, Emerson Palmieri, Hector Bellerin or Udinese player Nahuel Molina.
While Monaco had an agreement with Andrea Belotti, according to Italian media, Nice would have interfered in this file. According to Corriere della Serra, OGC Nice would have contacted the Italian international again, free after the end of his contract at Torino, after having done the same already this winter. The Niçois could be helped by their Monegasque neighbors since ASM would have turned to another scorer.
According RMC SportsMonaco would have made a first offer of 15 million euros for the Swiss international of Borussia Mönchengladbach, Breel Embolo.
In addition to a goalscorer, Monaco is still looking for Aurélien Tchouameni’s successor who could come straight from the Premier League. According The Athletic, ASM are currently negotiating with Leicester for the loan of Boubakary Soumaré. Despite 30 appearances for the Foxes, the 23-year-old could already make a comeback after leaving Lille last summer.
At the end of his contract and injured for the first part of the coming season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his contract for a year, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 40-year-old Swedish striker accepted a lower salary than the one he was receiving, around 1.5 million euros, with bonuses linked to his participation and his goals, in particular.
Meanwhile, Milan continue to negotiate Hakim Ziyech’s loan with an option to buy. An option that Chelsea would like to make mandatory.