Arthur arrives at Fiorentina
The Brazilian midfielder was loaned by Juventus, with a purchase option of 20 million euros. Arthur Melo (26) was already on loan at Liverpool last season and Juventus are still not counting on him for the coming season. He was only able to play four matches due to ankle surgery.
- Our opinion: We hope for him that he will succeed in relaunching his career.
Saudi Arabia wants Payet
His departure was heartbreaking, but now we have to look to the future for Dimitri Payet. According to Foot Mercato, a Saudi club offered him a two-year contract with a salary of 6 million euros. The 36-year-old Frenchman is also followed by Olympiakos and several Turkish clubs.
- Our opinion: He saw himself finishing in Marseille, it will be hard to bounce back emotionally.
Barcelona set the price for Kessie
While Juventus Turin was considering a loan with an option to buy, Barça wants to sell Franck Kessié this summer. The Blaugranas would like to recover 20 million euros in exchange for their Ivorian midfielder, who no longer really has a place in the Catalan team.
- Our opinion: Barcelona will recover a lot of cash with a player they no longer used: good deal.
Thiago interested in Spain
Thiago Alcantara has only one year of contract left at Liverpool and could well join a Spanish club. Real Sociedad and Sevilla FC are likely bases for the Spanish international (46 caps) according to the Mundo Deportivo. The 32-year-old also made it clear that he would like to return to his training club, FC Barcelona, but the latter showed no interest.
- Our opinion: A return home is always good, even if his career is far from over.
Juventus are thinking about David
According to information from The Gazzetta dello Sport, Jonathan David is widely followed in Italy, and in particular by the people of Turin. The Old Lady is looking for a new striker to replace Dusan Vlahovic, on departure. The 23-year-old Canadian striker would even be preferred to Romelu Lukaku, initially planned at the forefront of the bianconera attack, because younger, because cheaper, and in very good shape. In addition to a quadruple this Saturday in a friendly match, Jonathan David is coming off an excellent season with a total of 26 goals in all competitions. Napoli are also monitoring the LOSC striker, as long as their star Victor Osimhen has not extended.
- Our opinion: An excellent alternative that would go perfectly in the Italian championship.
Partey could finally stay
The Ghanaian midfielder from Arsenal was rather announced on the departure in recent weeks, with Juventus and Saudi Arabia knocking on the door. Finally, Thomas Partey would be part of the plans of Spanish coach Mikel Arteta, who spoke about the need he had to keep the former Atlético: « Thomas Partey is a super important player for the team and for me. I hope he stays here. »
- Our opinion: He is a discreet but essential part of the squad of the vice-champion of England.
Crystal Palace confident for Zaha
Wilfried Zaha (30) has been playing at Crystal Palace since 2014 and is coming to the end of his contract this summer. The Ivorian striker has so far refused any extension with the London club because he potentially wanted to go elsewhere and has received interesting offers. Fenerbahçe, Lazio and Al-Ettifaq have shown interest in Zaha. Still, according to insider Ekrem Konur, Crystal Palace are confident to extend the Ivory Coast international.
- Our opinion: He would be a big loss for the club of which he is the star player.
Bayern prepare huge offer for Kane
In full reconstruction, the German club is obsessed with the signing of the English striker this summer. A first proposal of 70 million euros had been made, but directly refused by Tottenham. From now on, it is an offer of 100 million euros which should be proposed by the FCB according to Bild. An agreement has already been reached between Harry Kane and Bayern Munich, it only remains for Daniel Levy, president of Spurs, to accept the offer.
- Our opinion: Bayern will do everything to sign Kane, and Tottenham will no longer be able to refuse.
A Saudi offer for Mbappé?
It didn’t take long. The day after Kylian Mbappé was sidelined from the PSG group for the tour in Japan, thus confirming the club’s decision to sell its striker, the Parisian management would have received an offer from a Saudi club for its star according to The Team. The sports daily indicates that a departure from Mbappé to Saudi Arabia remains totally improbable as his desire is to join Real Madrid. RMC Sport explains that this offer from Al-Hilal is 400 million euros over two seasons for Mbappé, and the Parisian club would receive 200 million euros in the operation. Fabrice Hawkins even confirms that PSG is ready to accept this offer if the French striker does not extend.
- Our opinion: A more than thorny file, impossible to know how it will end.
City await Bernardo Silva’s response
Bernardo Silva would like to leave Manchester City, but the European champion does not intend to part with his Portuguese attacking midfielder. THE DailyMirror indicates that the Mancunian leaders have offered an extension for two seasons to the former Monegasque, with the key to a staggering salary of 300,000 pounds (346,000 euros) per week. The English tabloid explains that City is pressing Bernardo Silva, under contract until 2025, to give his response to this offer, while the player is coveted by PSG and Barça.
- Our opinion: Losing one more of its executives would be a real blow for City, it must be kept.
Bayern on the prowl for Fabinho
Still looking for a defensive midfielder after his failure on the Declan Rice file, Bayern Munich are keeping an eye on Fabinho according to information from Sky Sports Germany. The profile of the Brazilian from Liverpool appeals to Thomas Tuchel, but the German club knows what to expect. The former Monegasque is very close to joining Saudi Arabia and committing to Al-Ittihad, a transfer that Liverpool would like to complete this weekend. But if the deal somehow fell through, Bayern would go after Fabinho.
- Our opinion: An excellent experienced player who fits well with Bayern.