Wednesday’s transfer round-up: Cavani’s future, De Ligt latest and a battle in Manchester
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That’s all from this Wednesday’s transfers blog. Here are the day’s top stories:
-Ferland Mendy has signed for Real Madrid.
-PSG are moving closer to signing Matthijs de Ligt and his agent Mino Raiola has been spotted in Paris.
-Pep Guardiola reportedly rejected a huge offer from Juventus, according to Eurosport.
-PSG are keen to renew Edinson Cavani’s contract, according to RMC.
-Jose Mourinho is being linked with a return to Chelsea in some sections of the English press.
-Luka Jovic was presented to fans at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
-Real Sociedad completed the signing of Sweden international Alexander Isak.
20:55. Real Madrid have announced the signing of Ferland Mendy. More details here.
? Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) 12 de junio de 2019
20:40. Jose Mourinho could return to Chelsea, according to some reports in the English press. He has also been linked with Newcastle.
20:30. Benfica have renewed Rafa Silva’s contract to 2024.
Rafa renova at 2024!
? SL Benfica (@SLBenfica) 12 de junio de 2019
20:15. Rodrygo has said goodbye to Santos and has given an interview about moving to Real Madrid, which can be read here.
19:55. Junior Traore is about to become a Juventus player, as Emploi president Fabrizio Corsi has admitted to the Corriere dello Sport.
19:40. There could be a bidding war for Giovani Lo Celso, according to Estadio Deportivo. Atletico Madrid have offered 55 million euros, but Real Betis want 75m euros and Tottenham could perhaps reach that figure.
19:20. Marquinhos is of interest to Juventus, according to Sport Mediaset.
19:00. According to Calciomercato, Danilo D’Ambrosio will stay at Inter and could earn a contract extension.
18:40. Fran Garagarza, the Eibar sporting director, has confirmed that Pere Milla and Marc Cardona won’t continue at the club.
Fran Garagarza, Director Deportivo del Eibar, hace balance de la temporada y califica de “sobresaliente” la trayectoria del primer equipo.
? SD Eibar (@SDEibar) 12 de junio de 2019
18:25. PSG are thought to be very close to signing De Ligt. Reports in France have said that the player’s agent Mino Raiola is meeting with PSG directors and that a transfer worth 75 million euros could be sealed. Journalist Lassana Camara has even posted a photo of Raiola in Paris.
? Lassana Camara (@lassanawelt) 12 de junio de 2019
18:05. Juventus and Napoli both want to sign Konstantinos Manolas from Roma, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport. They’d both be willing to pay his release clause of 36 million euros.
17:45. Sergio Leon has left Real Betis and has signed a three-year deal with Levante.
? Levante UD (@LevanteUD) 12 de junio de 2019
17:25. Manchester United have officially announced the signing of Swansea City winger Daniel James. The 21-year-old has joined for 17 million euros.
? Manchester United (@ManUtd) 12 de junio de 2019
17:10. Barcelona are in love with Brazilian football’s next star, Joao Pedro. The Fluminense forward has already agreed to join Watford in 2020, but Sport report that the Blaugrana are very interested in the 17-year-old.
16:55. Lorenzo Insigne will not leave Napoli, report Calciomercato. Only an extraordinary offer above 100 million euros would convince Aurelio De Laurentiis to sell.
16:35. Watford are considering a move for Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who could be available for 15 million euros. The Italian press have linked the Giallorossi with Pau Lopez of Real Betis and Lyon’s Anthony Lopes as potential replacements.
16:00. Pep Guardiola has rejected a stratospheric offer to become Juventus’ next head coach, according to Eurosport France. He would have earn 20 million euros annually, but the Manchester City boss has no intention of leaving the Premier League… yet.
15:45. Real Sociedad have signed Alexander Isak for 10 million euros. Real Madrid wanted him two seasons ago but he instead opted for Borussia Dortmund. Last season, the 19-year-old striker went on loan to Willem II in the Eredivisie.
? Real Sociedad Ftbol (@RealSociedad) 12 de junio de 2019
? Real Sociedad Ftbol (@RealSociedad) 12 de junio de 2019
15:30. Inter look set to pip Barcelona to the signing of Sochaux prodigy Lucien Agoume, according to Francefootball.fr. The midfielder has already had comparisons to Paul Pogba.
15:10. Paris Saint-Germain want to renew Edinson Cavani’s contract, report RMC. The 32-year-old has one year left on his deal and he had been linked with a move away this summer.
14:48. Real Madrid are closely tracking Benfica and Portugal centre-back Ruben Dias, according to Eduardo Inda Ianzado on El Chiringuito. The 22-year-old has a 60 million euro release clause.
Here is Ruben Dias in action
? Bad Gones 87 (@OL_1987_) 12 de junio de 2019
14:32. Levante are determined to sign Gonzalo Melero from Huesca. It is worth remembering that Villarreal have a preferential option on the midfielder, where they can buy him for five million euros before June 30.
13:31. Filipe Luis will decide his future after playing in the Copa America with Brazil. The left-back has not ruled out continuing with Atletico Madrid, despite his contract expiring on June 30.
11:57. Wissam Ben Yedder’s future at Sevilla continues to remain unclear. “I don’t know, I won’t answer yes or no,” Ben Yedder told Cadena SER when asked if he would be staying at Sevilla.
11:39. Arsenal’s move to sign Yannick Ferreira Carrasco is set to be closed for 28 million pounds, according to the London Evening Standard. The Belgian has been playing at Dalian Yifang in China since leaving Atletico Madrid.
11:21. Matthijs de Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola, is in the French capital as he negotiates his client’s move to Paris Saint-Germain. The Dutchman still has an offer on the table from Barcelona. Read more here.
11:00. Kylian Mbappe is looking to move to Real Madrid, MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz notes. Read about it here.
10:40. Ernesto Valverde wants Barcelona to sign Mikel Oyarzabal, report Sport. The Real Sociedad has a contract until 2024, with a release clause of 70 million euros.
10:22. Antoine Griezmann puts a date for his decision. “I don’t know if I’ll remain in Spain. Maybe in two weeks we’ll know something,” he said. Read about it here.
10:04. The future of Chelsea’s head coach position is changing every day. The Sun have compiled the latest rumours on the situation and even state that the Blues have now launched one final attempt to try and retain Maurizio Sarri, who looks set to leave for Juventus. Some of the other names linked with taking over at Stamford Bridge are Jose Mourinho (which would be his third spell at the club), Massimiliano Allegri, Erik ten Hag, Nuno Espirito Santo, Javi Gracia and Frank Lampard.
9:46. Barcelona are very clear about which players they will be counting on for next season and who is available. They are going to look to refresh the squad and, as such, two thirds of the dressing room could be leaving. Read more about it here.
9:31. Manchester United and Manchester City are ready to battle to sign Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, according to Sky Sports. The Englishman’s club have placed a 90 million euro price tag on his head, which would surpass Virgil van Dijk as the most expensive defender of all time.
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