The summer transfer window is Officially on and clubs across Europe are making moves as they look to piece together the squad they need in time for the start of the season.
Koeman : Barkley can leave for the right price
The England international is in the final year of his deal and has made it clear he sees his future away from Goodison Park as Tottenham monitor his situation.And asked whether he “100 per cent” expects to lose Barkley, Koeman said: “Yes. Yeah.
“His personal situation is not so difficult. We made a really good offer to sign a new contract, he declined that contract and told me he’s looking for a new challenge.
“It’s his decision. I need to respect that and we’ll see what happens, because I heard from the board that there’s not really an offer on the table for Ross.”
Mourinho says United spent money to bring a striker as they wanted one for the ‘first six months’.
“We spent big money on a striker because, with strikers, you either spend or you don’t get. And we spent because of what happened to Zlatan and we cannot allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.”
This is the clearest hint that Mou has provided on the situation.
Antonio Conte says Harry Kane is his dream signing
“If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he’s strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left. He’s a complete player. He’s one of the top strikers in the world. If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100m.”
Real Madrid set to beat Barca to sign Marquinhos from PSG
In what could be yet another setback to the Catalan giants, Real Madrid are all set to secure the services of PSG’s centreback Marquinhos, according to DonBalon. Marquinhos who can also play as a right back is only 23-years-old and the Spanish giants had been battling it out for his signature
Barcelona has to pay heftily as Liverpool slap £134m price tag on Coutinho
According to the Spanish media, Liverpool have slapped a whopping £134m price tag on their 25 year old playmaker. Barcelona who are apprehensive of Neymar departing are actively in the hunt to strengthen their midfield.
Sevilla working to complete Jesus Navas and Stevan Jovetic deals
Football Espana reports that Sevilla president Jose Castro has said that the club is working on signing free agent Jesus Navas and Inter Milan’s Stevan Jovetic. Both players have played at the club in the past.
In the pre-season press conference, when asked about the Mbappe situation, Zidane responded by saying,
“I am the coach, you have to talk to someone else. Right now nothing has happened, we are with this squad.”
Renato Sanches has agreed a move to AC Milan Renato Sanches has agreed a move to AC Milan
French publication L’Equipe claim the Portuguese international, who has struggled for game time with the Bundesliga champions, has agreed an escape route to Milan in a cut-price £35million deal.
Sanches has been on the radar of Manchester United all summer, but the Italian giants – who have invested heavily in this window – are set to beat Jose Mourinho to the Portuguese star.
Milan have held talks with Diego Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes about a move to Italy.
Costa is destined to leave Chelsea this summer after being frozen out by Antonio Conte and replaced by Alvaro Morata.
Costa wants a return to Atletico Madrid but they are under a transfer ban and couldn’t sign him until January.
Monaco have confirmed they are in talks to extend Kylian Mbappe’s contract and insist Thomas Lemar is staying at the club.
The French club have already confirmed they have not agreed a world-record £161m (€180m) transfer fee with Real Madrid for Mbappe, and have now said there will be no more departures from the club.
Manchester City have not made a bid for Mbappe, according to Sky sources, but after Pep Guardiola claimed “anything could happen” when it comes to the teenage striker, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev revealed the club intend to keep Mbappe long term.
French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting that Paris St-Germain have reached an agreement with Neymar for his transfer from Barcelona.
However, apparently PSG do not want to pay the 222m euro release clause and are looking to negotiate a lower price.
It is reported that talks are ongoing but Neymar has agreed a five-year deal.
RB Leipzig rule out selling Liverpool target Naby Keita
The Guinea international has a £48m release clause in his contract, although that does not become active until next summer.
Earlier this week, the German club said they had rejected a bid of over £67m from an unnamed club. Liverpool have had three bids rejected for the midfielder.
Ancelotti to Inter Milan
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti tells Inter Milan to ‘forget’ about signing midfielder Arturo Vidal.Inter Milan are prepared to sanction a £45m deal to bring Arturo Vidal to the San Siro. The box-to-box midfielder spent time in Serie A with Turin and became one of the best midfielders in the world during his spell in Italy. Luciano Spalletti wants midfield reinforcements and has identified the Chilean as a top target.