Transfer Market: Friday’s transfer round-up: Klopp’s LaLiga target and Barcelona’s De Ligt alternative
Transfer Market All the day’s news
That’s all for this Friday’s live blog. Here are the day’s main transfer stories:
– AC Milan and Real Madrid have had a meeting to discuss Dani Ceballos, Borja Mayoral and Martin Odegaard.
– Sevilla have announced an agreement with Atalanta to sell Luis Muriel.
– According to the Daily Star, Manchester City appear to have beaten Manchester United to the signature of Harry Maguire.
– PSG are going after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with an offer of 45 million euros and 10m euros more in add-ons. He could also be an alternative for Juventus if they don’t get Paul Pogba.
– According to Don Balon, Zinedine Zidane wants Sadio Mane and Liverpool would sell him for 180m euros. Real Madrid, it is being reported, could offer Isco plus 65m euros.
– According to Tuttosport, Barcelona’s alternative to Matthijs de Ligt is Alessio Romagnoli of AC Milan.
-According to The Daily Mirror, Jurgen Klopp is interested in Real Betis’ Junior Firpo.
20:45. Inter have won the race to sign Stefano Sensi from Sassuolo, according to Calciomercato. They’ll sign him on loan for five million euros, with a purchase option of between 22m and 25m euros.
20:25. Jurgen Klopp has spoken about Liverpool’s plans in an interview with ZDF. “We’re an ambitious club,” he said. “If we don’t invest the same amount as the others then we won’t be competitive. Every club is spending money and we have to do the same.”
20:05. Roque Mesa has spoken to La Provincia and has said he knows he is one of the players who could be moved out of Sevilla this summer.
19:45. Laurent Koscielny might be on his way out of Arsenal, according to Foot Mercato. He has one year left on his contract, but is a target for Lyon.
19:10. Fabio Coentrao could move to Brazilian club Flamengo, currently coached by Jorge Jesus. This is according to A Bola.
18:55. According to Le Parisien, 19-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka has left Chelsea and is joining Paris Saint-Germain.
18:40. There is a battle between Manchester United and Manchester City to sign Joao Cancelo, according to The Sun.
18:10. Giorgio Chiellini wants Cristian Romero to join him at Juventus. The Argentine, who is currently on Genoa’s books, said on Canal Show Sport in Argentina that Chiellini told him he’s waiting on him to move to Turin.
17:35. Zinedine Zidane wants Sadio Mane, according to Don Balon. Liverpool are demanding 180 million euros, but Real Madrid could offer 65m euros plus Isco.
17:15. Real Madrid are in no hurry to sign Paul Pogba. Mundo Deportivo report that Florentino Perez has prioritised sales and is willing to hold out until the end of August if necessary. Manchester United are reluctant to lose their star, while Juventus are dreaming of his return.
17:00. Pablo Maffeo has returned to Girona for the fourth time. He has joined on loan from Stuttgart and was presented this morning.
? Girona FC (@GironaFC) 21 de junio de 2019
16:45. Barcelona may try to sign Alessio Romagnoli, should their attempt to sign Matthijs de Ligt fall short, report Tuttosport. The 24-year-old Italian has a contract with AC Milan until 2022 and it is claimed that the Blaugrana have offered 40 million euros.
16:30. Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo wants to bring Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to the Parc des Princes. He wanted to take the Spanish-born Serb to AC Milan while he was in charge there, but now with more financial backing, he has offered Lazio 45 million euros plus a further 10m euros in add-ons. Juventus are also tracking Milinkovic-Savic as a back-up option for Paul Pogba and, according to Corriere dello Sport, the Bianconeri would be willing to pay 60m euros for the 24-year-old.
15:40. Osasuna have signed Ruben Garcia on a permanent basis after he impressed on loan from Levante in their promotion-winning campaign in 2018/19. The playmaker has signed a four-year deal and has cost 7.5 million euros.
COMUNICADO OFICIAL | Osasuna adquiere los derechos de Rubn Garca, que ser rojillo hasta el 2023.#RubnGarcaSeQueda
? C. A. OSASUNA (@CAOsasuna) 21 de junio de 2019
15:25. Borja Valero could return to Fiorentina, following Antonio Conte’s arrival as Inter head coach. The Nerazzurri would ask for a fee between four and five million euros.
15:04. AC Milan and Real Madrid have been negotiations in the last few days and, according to reports in Italy, they are very interested in signing Dani Ceballos, Borja Mayoral and Martin Odegaard.
14:49. Sevilla have announced the sale of Luis Muriel to Atalanta.
? Sevilla Ftbol Club (@SevillaFC) 21 de junio de 2019
14:02. Valencia are determined to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez but, should that fail, they will move for Espanyol star Borja Iglesias.
13:46. Barcelona could compensate Adrien Rabiot for not signing him, according to Sky Italia. This would be because the Blaugrana had signed a pre-contract agreement with the Frenchman but, having lost interest in him, Rabiot could now be compensated.
13:33. Marcos Llorente has said his first words as an Atletico Madrid player after passing his medical on Friday: “I wanted to come here, it’s an ambitious project.”
13:18. Nolito wants to return to Celta Vigo, if his time with Sevilla is coming to an end. An agreement would need to be reached between the two sides.
13:03. Real Madrid tried to sign Joao Felix for 130 million euros, reports MARCA’s David G. Medina.
12:17. Whatever happens with Junior Firpo this summer, Real Betis have decided to strengthen at left-back. As such, they want to move for Rayo Vallecano’s Alex Moreno.
lex Moreno, un fichaje con fecha de caducidad https://t.co/rFXT7RbTKG
? FichajesMARCA (@Marcatransfer) 21 de junio de 2019
11:59. Jurgen Klopp has asked Liverpool to enquire about bringing in Junior Firpo from Real Betis, according to The Daily Mirror. Los Verdiblancos will refer the Champions League holders to his 50 million euro release clause.
11:26. Manchester United are interested in signing Bournemouth’s David Brooks, report The Sun.
? David Brooks (@DRBrooks15) 24 de septiembre de 2017
11:09. Gianluigi Buffon has received an offer from Atalanta, according to Sky Sport Italia. However, he does not want to play for another Italian side and would thus reject it. Porto are also interested in the 41-year-old.
10:54. Leganes goalkeeper Ivan ‘Pichu’ Cuellar has renewed his contract until 2021. He had been strongly linked with a move away.
? C.D. Legans (@CDLeganes) 21 de junio de 2019
10:35. James Rodriguez’s excellent Copa America thus far is causing his price to go up. At present, Napoli’s bid of 50 million euros is Real Madrid’s best offer.
10:19. Petr Cech has returned to Chelsea as technical and performance advisor. He could soon be joined by another former Blue, Frank Lampard.
I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to join @Chelseafc again and help create the best possible high level performance environment to continue the success the club has had over the past 15 years … pic.twitter.com/FvcZc698mx
? Petr Cech (@PetrCech) 21 de junio de 2019
9:40. Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football.
I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details.See you there. pic.twitter.com/WrKnvRTUIu
? Fernando Torres (@Torres) 21 de junio de 2019
9:22. Manchester City have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, report The Daily Star.
? Leicester City (@LCFC) 15 de junio de 2019
Good morning everyone! Make sure you check out our transfer blog throughout the day to see the latest rumours and confirmed deals.