The 11 hottest transfer news and rumors of Monday, July 19
Among the main transfer window of the day, the exchange between Griezmann and Saul Niguez takes lead in the wing, Barcelona wants to sell two French people, Real Madrid will not recruit, Gareth Bale ready to leave in January, OM still announces a rookie, Arsenal offers a Belgian midfielder, Nice suddenly approaches, Paris tracks a Liverpool midfielder …
According to Mundo Deportivo, the exchange between Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez could be finalized in the week. The two clubs are said to be close to a deal and the Spain international is said to be delighted with the idea of joining Barca. The detail that would slow down the transaction the most would be the Frenchman’s XXL salary that the Colchoneros cannot afford to pay. However, Grizou would not be against a return to Madrid and everything could be settled in the coming days.
However, according to the Catalan daily Macaw, Barcelona would have finally abandoned this idea. Not really convinced by Saul, the Catalans would no longer consider a dry exchange with the world champion who according to them is much more valuable. The latter’s salary would also be insurmountable for Atlético. Case to follow.
According to Sport, Barcelona want to get rid of three defenders including two French. The three undesirables would be Sergino Dest, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet. Arsenal and Tottenham would be interested in the latter while the world champion could return to his training club, OL.
Already instantly before his transfer to Barcelona, Bayern Munich would still appreciate the profile of the young American side. According to RAC-1, the Bavarians would have also inquired about Sergi Roberto and Emerson Palmieri.
After several very calm transfer markets, which partly prompted Zidane to leave, Real Madrid are unlikely to sign this summer. Despite the departures of Sergio Ramos and that of Raphaël Varane on the right track to Manchester United, Florentino Pérez has reportedly announced to his board that the club will not make any other rookies than David Alaba, according to Radio Marca.
Astonishing information which extinguishes the rumors on a possible arrival of Kylian Mbappé, in particular.
After recovering Georginio Wijnaldum, PSG are said to be closely monitoring the situation of another Liverpool midfielder. At the end of the contract in 2023, Jordan Henderson, has still not found an agreement to extend while the Reds want an extension as quickly as possible to avoid disillusion. Big fan of England international Mauricio Pochettino could ask his leaders to recruit him according to The Athletic. Atlético Madrid would also be in the running.
On the departures side, Juventus would have requested the loan with option to buy Leandro Paredes, according to la Repubblica. The Turinese would like to strengthen with the Argentine international to replace Arthur, package for the coming months. It remains to be seen the position of PSG in this matter.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United have reportedly made an offer of € 30million for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. A proposal refused by the Neapolitans who would not want to sell off the Senegalese international. It remains to be seen whether Mancunians will increase their offer.
As a reminder, according to information from 90min British version, Everton are also reportedly on the move for the 30-year-old.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea would still dream of recruiting Declan Rice for their midfielder but would have a French Ligue 1 player as plan B. The Blues would thus have their sights on the international hope of Monaco, Aurélien Tchouameni.
According to ASGareth Bale would like to take advantage of his new chance at Real Madrid with the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti on the bench. However, if the first six months were to go badly, the Welsh international could go to MLS next winter to end his career there.
According to RMC, the deal between Roma and Nice is completed for the arrival of Justin Kluivert. The Dutch hopeful international will be loaned out in the coming hours with an option to buy.
Tracked by several English clubs including Burnley and Leeds, Maxwell Cornet would have given his preference to Herta Berlin in case of departure from Lyon, according to The team. The Ivorian international would meet there his former teammate, Lucas Tousart. However, it remains to be seen whether OL remain seller after having sold Melvin Bard to Nice at the same position.
While OM were reluctant to let Dario Benedetto go or not, the Emirati club Sharjah FC would have made an offer to the Marseille leaders for a paying loan from the Argentine striker with a compulsory purchase option, according to TyC Sports. A proposal that would make the Phoceans think.
After announcing an agreement in principle a few days ago, OM announced the official signing of Pau Lopez on Monday. The Spanish goalkeeper is on loan for one year by Roma with a compulsory purchase option of 12 million euros depending on the number of games played.
At the same time, Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of promising Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. According to the Belgian press, the Gunners would have paid 18 million euros plus bonus to Anderlecht.