Bayern decline second offer from Barca for Lewandowski…
Bayern remain impassive on the Robert Lewandowski case. Despite the player’s wishes, the German club has decided to reject a second offer from FC Barcelona, assures Picture. This would have reached 35 million euros, excluding bonuses. The first amounted to 32 million euros, without bonus. The Bavarian club would still claim 50 million euros.
- Our opinion : Bayern are aware of Barça’s economic situation and are playing for time.
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Manchester City pull out the checkbook for Kalvin Phillips
According to The Athletic, the English champion has completed the arrival of Kalvin Phillips, the English international playing in Leeds. Amount of the operation: just over 50 million euros, bonus included.
- Our opinion : A sum that seems unreasonable for a player who has seemed to peak this season…
… and puts pressure on Gnabry
At the same time, the Bavarian club has another hot file to manage: Serge Gnabry’s contract extension, the winger’s lease expiring in 2023. In an interview with Sky Germany, the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic pressed the player to make up his mind. « If a player does not decide for the club, then we can find a solution that satisfies everyone« , he said.
- Our opinion : Bayern must be careful that the standoff initiated by Lewandowski does not give ideas to other important players.
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Finally, Dembélé would like to stay
New turnaround around the future of Ousmane Dembélé. Announced close to a departure after the failure of negotiations for his contract extension at FC Barcelona, the tricolor international would now like to stay at the club, according to Mundo Deportivo. This, while his contract expires in a few days. For this, he must accept the financial conditions proposed by the Catalan management. Who had, so far, not pleased the player or his entourage.
- Our opinion : The door of PSG closed with the arrival of Campos. Barca were right not to give in.
AC Milan and Leao at an impasse?
Tensions between the Italian champion and his Portuguese winger. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the two sides have reached an impasse as they tried to agree on a contract extension. The salary claimed by Rafael Leao, some 6 million euros, would have been considered excessive by AC Milan.
- Our opinion : Best player in Serie A and in the sights of several big clubs, Leao is in a strong position.
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OM are trying again for Saliba…
Marseille clings. In the obligation to achieve a reasonable transfer window economically, the Marseille club must also reassure its coach Jorge Sampaoli on the competitiveness of the workforce for next season. According to Foot Mercato, OM would thus be ready to make a big financial effort to permanently offer William Saliba, retained by Arsenal. Author of a convincing exercise last season, the French defender is retained by the Gunners, who had paid 30 million euros to recruit him.
- Our opinion : Very difficult but not impossible for OM. The outcome of this file will allow to know more about the real ambitions of the club.
… and goes well with Bazoer
At the same time, OM would have completely reversed the situation with Riechedly Bazoer. While the Vitesse Arnhem defender, out of contract at the end of the month, seemed to be moving towards Borussia Mönchengladbach, Provence announces that the Marseille club has reached an agreement with the 25-year-old player.
- Our opinion : It would be a very clever move by OM. Especially since Bazoer is versatile.
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Villar also interests OM
Visibly freed after the DNCG lifted the constraints around his recruitment, OM also inquired about the situation of Gonzalo Villar, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The 24-year-old Spanish midfielder belongs to Roma but is not part of José Mourinho’s plans.
- Our opinion : OM must still be careful not to just make bets.
Malacia likely fourth OL recruit
Lyon no longer stops. After having tied the arrivals of Rémy Riou, Alexandre Lacazette and Johann Lepenant, the Rhone club is preparing to complete that of Tyrell Malacia, according to Fabrizio Romano. The transfer of the Dutch side belonging to Feyenoord should be around 15 million euros.
- Our opinion : OL are quite simply in the process of achieving the best transfer window in Ligue 1.
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Lens raises the stakes for Doucouré…
Jonathan Clauss, Seko Fofana… but also Cheick Doucouré. Like his two teammates, the young Lensois defensive midfielder attracts many European clubs. Especially in the Premier League. Foot Mercato even announces that Crystal Palace is preparing to take action for the 22-year-old player, author of a very good season in the North. The Sang et Or are expecting 20 million euros.
- Our opinion : Player with enormous potential who could still progress with Patrick Vieira.
… but anticipate his departure
Whatever happens, Lens has already found a replacement for Doucouré, since Racing has announced the arrival of Salis Abdul Samed from Clermont. The Ghanaian midfielder has signed a five-year contract, for an amount of 5 million euros according to The Team.
- Our opinion : Lens is still proactive and still recruits intelligently.
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De Ligt wants a change of scenery
Things are getting tense between Juventus and Matthijs de Ligt. According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Dutch defender would refuse to extend his contract. And would have even asked to leave the Turin club. Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in his arrival.
- Our opinion : Barely started, the new project of Juve already seems to crumble.
Barca have found Jordi Alba’s understudy
Barça want to repatriate a player. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan club wants to make Sergio Gomez the understudy of Jordi Alba. The left side has proven this season with Anderlecht. To complete the arrival of the Spaniard, trained in the Catalan club, the Barcelona management will have to pay 15 million euros.
- Our opinion : Sergio Gomez amazed after his conversion as a side. Good choice from Barca.
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Ajax retain Antony
Alfred Schreuder warns Manchester United. In an interview with ESPN, the new Ajax coach recalled that he absolutely wanted to work with Antony next season. The Brazilian winger is seriously coveted by Manchester United, where Erik Ten Hag, former manager of the Dutch club, succeeded Ralf Rangnick.
- Our opinion : Not a surprise. Ajax have plenty of time to up the ante.
The Besiktas thoroughly on Jovane
Will OM be overtaken? While the Portuguese press mentioned an interest from the Marseille club for Jovane, a winger belonging to Sporting, Oh Jogo announces that Besiktas have gone on the offensive to try to afford the Cape Verdean international. By making an offer of 2.5 million euros, deemed insufficient by the Lisbon entity. Who would want double that.
- Our opinion : Marseille is right not to overbid for Jovane.
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