Transfer Market All the news and rumours throughout the day
Well, that is everything for Thursday’s transfer blog. Before leaving, we will leave you a summary of the day’s hottest rumours.
– Ernesto Valverde has asked Barcelona to sign Dani Parejo from Valencia, according to Superdeporte.
– Valencia are considering a move for Sevilla playmaker Pablo Sarabia, report Onda Deportiva.
– Real Betis have put a 75 million euro price tag on Giovani Lo Celso, according to Estadio Deportivo.
20:50. Real Madrid considered an 80 million euro move for Joao Felix, who would’ve then been loaned back to Benfica, according to MARCA’s Carlos Carpio.
20:31. Valencia could look to strengthen in attack by bringing in Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid, report Plaza Deportiva.
19:51. Marcos Alonso has given Atletico Madrid the green light to go ahead with a move to sign him. The Chelsea left-back fell out of favour at Stamford Bridge towards the end of the season.
19:33. Roma have contacted Jose Bordalas about taking over at the Stadio Olimpico, according to COPE.
19:20. Norwich City have secured the signing of Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City. The forward spent last season on loan at Girona.
? Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) 30 de mayo de 2019
19:00. Eden Hazard will become a Real Madrid player in the coming days.
18:20. Sergio Ramos has stated that he wants to remain at Real Madrid. “I want to retire at Real Madrid,” he said in his press conference. “The China offer was on the table, but I never considered accepting it.”
18:07. West Ham United have identified Alaves centre-back Guillermo Maripan as their No.1 target. The Hammers are hoping to wrap up a deal before the defender plays with Chile at the Copa America on June 14.
17:55. Jasper Cillessen is unhappy with the figures Barcelona are demanding for him. “Barcelona asking for 60 million euros doesn’t help,” he told VTBL.
17:33. Luka Jovic has cleared out his locker at Eintracht Frankfurt’s training facilities, according to Bild. The Serbian striker has been strongly linked with Real Madrid, and it is thought that Eintracht are looking to receive around 60 million euros for the 21-year-old. Here is a video of some of his best goals.
Chelsea inatajwa kumfukuzia nyota na mshambuliaji wa Einthrankt Frankfurt ya nchini Ujerumani, Luca Jovic uku dau la paundi milioni 40 likitajwa kuwa thamani ya nyota huyo.
Jambo zuri ni kwamba wakala wa nyota huyo ana ukaribu na mmiliki wa Chelsea, Roman Abramovich. pic.twitter.com/CuAUuJwjvv
? Darajani 1905 (@Darajani1905) 13 de febrero de 2019
17:04. Inter have reached an agreement with Edin Dzeko, according to Corriere dello Sport. Roma are demanding 19 million euros for the striker.
18:52. Sergio Ramos has decided to stay at Real Madrid. The report initially came from Jugones and has since been confirmed by MARCA.
18:43. Valencia want to sign Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla, according to Onda Deportivo. The playmaker currently has an 18 million euro release clause, which will go up to around 22m euros towards the end of the window, though he has a contract extension offer on the table from Sevilla.
16:31. Nabil El Zhar, a free agent after leaving Leganes, has joined Qatari side Al Ahly.
16:16. Guti has rescinded his contract as assistant head coach at Besiktas, and he is now seeking a side in Spain to coach.
16:00. Sergio Ramos has called a press conference for 17:30 CET, where he is expected to discuss his future.
15: 46. Estadio Deportivo have revealed that Real Betis have set a figure of 75 million euros for midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. Several European clubs are interested in signing the Argentine.
15: 30. Abdoulaye Ba could be on his way to Saudi Arabia as Al-Nassr have once again come in for the centre-back. They wanted him in the January transfer window, offering five million euros, but Rayo Vallecano rejected the bid. Following their relegation to LaLiga 1|2|3, Al-Nassr may come in with a lower offer.
14:25. Barcelona want to sign Dani Parejo, say Superdeporte. It is an express request from coach Ernesto Valverde as he looks for competition for Sergio Busquets. The Valencia midfielder has a release clause of 50 million euros.
14:05. Real Zaragoza have announced that a ‘legend’ of Spanish football will retire in the form of Gaizka Toquero.
? Real Zaragoza (@RealZaragoza) May 30, 2019
13:45. Sevilla playmaker Pablo Sarabia is waiting on a call from Real Madrid. The midfielder has a year left on his contract and has rejected the offer of an extension, according to Muchodeporte. He has a 20 million euro release clause.
13:30. Arjen Robben hasn’t yet ruled out a move to either the US or Japan, as he looks to continue his career after leaving Bayern Munich. As he told Voetbal International, he is also looking at a return to the Netherlands.
13:15. Nemanja Maksimovic will remain at Getafe after Los Azulones reached an agreement with Valencia to buy back the Serbian midfielder.
12:55. The Juventus players have already been informed that their new coach will be Maurizio Sarri, according to The Daily Mail.
12:35. Manchester City are also in the hunt for Joao Felix, The Sun report. City and rivals Manchester United are fighting for the 19-year-old Benfica starlet, who is valued at 120 million euros.
11:55. Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Juventus full-back Joao Cancelo, according to Tuttosport. Manchester City have already offered a fee of 60 million euros.
11:20. Neymar is a step closer to a Barcelona return, say Esporte Interativo. The Brazilian has the possibility of leaving PSG, and the Barcelona squad would welcome his return.
EXCLUSIVO! Neymar está cada vez mais próximo de voltar ao Barcelona. Acordo é possível e existe a chance do brasileiro jogar novamente ao lado de Messi. Impossível? Não, mas o caminho é longo. As informações são de @marcelobechler, correspondente do @Esp_Interativo! pic.twitter.com/qp5PNCOQOe
? Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) 29 de mayo de 2019
11.00am. Inter have confirmed that Luciano Spalletti has departed the club. It was an open secret and Antonio Conte is set to take over.
FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Luciano Spalletti is no longer Head Coach of the First Team.
The Club wishes to thank Spalletti for his work and the results achieved together.#FCIM
? Inter (@Inter_en) 30 de mayo de 2019
10.35am. Roma have raised their offer for Rodrigo Moreno. The Italian media report that the Giallorossi will pay up to 70 million euros for the Valencia striker. His release clause is 120m euros.
10.15am. Portu is very close to becoming a Real Sociedad player after reaching an agreement with the Girona striker. The form of payment just needs to be finalised.
10.00am. According to El Mundo Deportivo, three teams are willing to sign Barcelona star Coutinho. Chelsea, PSG and Manchester United, with the London side’s interest dependant on CAS upholding their transfer ban.
9.40am. Real Betis have apparently entered the bidding or Rabiot. The PSG midfielder will leave Paris on a free transfer in the summer, and El Diario de Sevilla say he is one of Betis’ main priorities. However, with Betis not being in Europe next season, and interest from teams like Manchester United, things could become complicated.
9.20am. According to myNapoli.it, Kalidou Koulibaly has been offered to Real Madrid. The Senegalese defender wants to make a move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs and his agents believe Los Blancos are one of the few who would consider the move, worth around 90 million euros. Should Sergio Ramos depart Madrid, things could start moving.
9.00am. Good morning everyone and welcome to today’s transfer blog. Stay tuned for all the latest news and rumours from across the world.