Transfer Market The latest transfer gossip
-Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is set to meet with Massimiliano Allegri about his future, although there could be an offer coming for him from PSG according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
-Joao Felix may be Manchester City’s next target, according to Sky Sports.
-The future of Niko Kovac is set to be studied at the end of the season, according to TZ.
-Benfica are said to be interested in Arjen Robben, according to Bild.
-Diego Godin has announced his Atletico Madrid departure.
21.30. Benfica are looking at Alberto Moreno, according to A Bola. The left-back is about to finish his contract at Liverpool and Moreno could come in to replace to set-to-depart Alex Grimaldo.
20.45. According to Bild, Benfica have expressed interest in signing Arjen Robben when he leaves Bayern Munich this summer. Otherwise, Groningen, PSV or the USA seem to be his most likely landing spots.
20.30. The Leicester Mercury are reporting that Leicester City will try to convince Christian Fuchs to stay for one more year. He has expressed interest in leaving this summer and in moving to MLS.
19.30. Theo Hernandez is said to be a target of Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
19.15.Any analysis of Bayern Munich’s season and Niko Kovac’s future will be made at the end of the season, according to TZ.
18.45. La Gazzetta dello Sport claim there will be a meeting between Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and coach Massimiliano Allegri. Meanwhile, PSG are reportedly considering making an offer for the coach to join them.
18.30. Luís Filipe Vieira, the president of Benfica, has set a price tag for Alex Grimaldo of 30 million euros, with Napoli and Borussia Dortmund interested.
18.15. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter are considering triggering Pablo Sarabia’s release clause of 18 million euros and offering him a contract of four years with a salary of around 3m euros per year.
17.45. According to The Sun, Real Madrid are one of the clubs interested in Ajax’s David Neres, along with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
17.15. Real Betis have conducted surveys to assess the potential arrival of Filipe Luis, according to Estadio Deportivo. The Brazilian left-back’s contract with Atletico Madrid comes to an end on June 30.
17.00. Leganes defender Unai Bustinza has spoken about Mauricio Pellegrino’s potential renewal and is in favour of the Argentine’s continuity. “It would be very gratifying for everyone,” he said.
16.45. Joao Felix could be the next target for Manchester City, once the Premier League side have completed the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes. The Benfica playmaker has a valuation of nearly 100 million euros after his breakthrough season in Liga NOS. Sky Sports point out that progress is being made by the two parties: Benfica and City.
16.30. Fernando Torres is wanted by Atletico San Luis. The club’s president, a Spaniard named Alberto Marrero, is hoping that Atletico Madrid – whom the Mexican side have an affiliation with – would be able to help them out by persuading the 35-year-old striker to consider joining them in what would be “the dream” ahead of next season in the Mexican top flight. Atletico San Luis won promotion from the Ascenso MX last season.
16.15. Lorenzo Insigne could sign a new contract with Napoli, according to Il Mattino. The 27-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola, has met with the leaders at the Partenopei and the result could see Insigne receive a wage increase with his new deal lasting until 2024, rather than 2022. Insigne could retain some of his image rights, too.
16:00. Keylor Navas has attracted interest from Porto, according to Onda Madrid. The goalkeeper looks set to leave Real Madrid in the summer, however Porto could face competition for his signature as some big clubs, such as Paris Saint-Germain, are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper.
15:39. Valencia are going to re-sign Nemanja Maksimovic from Getafe and then sell him on as Los Che look to alleviate their difficult financial situation. The Serbian midfielder has been a fundamental player for Pepe Bordalas this season in Getafe’s bid to finish fourth and secure Champions League, yet Valencia included a repurchase option of 7.5 million euros when they sold Maksimovic to Getafe for 5m euros last summer.
14:56. Napoli are interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Carlo Ancelotti currently has Arkadiusz Milik at his disposal, but he wants added competition in attack.
13:50. Franck Ribery has announced that he will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer. “”There are several options, but it is still a bit early to say what will happen next season,” he said. “But there will be something, that’s for sure. I will play on for one or two more years, and then I will return 100 percent to Munich.”
13:40. Atletico Madrid are not willing to pay the 40 million price tag that Porto have set for left-back Alex Telles. The Brazilian is one of their main targets, but the fee is too high for Los Rojiblancos.
13:24. Eusebio Di Francesco is the leading candidate to take over at Sevilla from next season. The former Roma boss worked with Monchi in the Italian capital and the two had a very good relationship.
13:08. Diego Godin was very emotional as he failed to prevent tears during his farewell announcement on Tuesday afternoon. “I wanted to inform you that these are my last days here,” said the Atletico Madrid captain. “This is not just a club for me; it has been a family, a way of life, my home.”
12:55. Matthijs de Ligt will join Barcelona, according to Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici. The Italian stated that Juventus had made an offer of 80 million euros for the Ajax captain, but it was rejected. Paratici claims that Marc Overmars, Ajax’s sporting director, told him that De Ligt had decided to sign for Barcelona.
12:22. There are 857 players from the six best leagues in Europe whose contracts will end on June 30, according to Transfermarkt. Sky Sports have compiled an XI of players who will be free agents this summer.
12:12. Benfica are hoping to sign Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno on a free, once his contract expires on June 30. The Portuguese giants are searching for a replacement for Alex Grimaldo, according to A Bola, and Moreno could take the place of his compatriot in Benfica’s defence.
11:40. Giovani Lo Celso is attracting interest from the Premier League. The Real Betis playmaker was recently bought for 22 million euros, having been on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, and signed a contract until 2023. Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are attracted by the Argentine and could offer double what Betis paid PSG.
11:15. Anthony Martial will be allowed to leave Manchester United, as published by The Sun. The 23-year-old has disappointed this season and has not done enough to convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he should remain at Old Trafford long-term. United signed Martial for 60 million euros from Monaco in the summer of 2015.
11:01. Manchester City are in talks with Bruno Fernandes. The Premier League side are thinking of offering 55 million euros plus Eliaquim Mangala for the Portuguese midfielder, according to various British outlets.
10:35. Xabi Alonso has been offered the chance to return to Real Sociedad as a coach by club president Jokin Aperribay. Accepting this offer will see Alonso start off in the lower categories but with a view to becoming head coach of the first team in the medium term. The 37-year-old is currently in charge of Real Madrid’s Infantil A side
10:27. Liverpool are interested in Ajax winger David Neres. The 22-year-old Brazilian has had a great Champions League campaign with the Dutch giants, attracting the attention of Arsenal and Chelsea.
9:55. Matthijs de Ligt has rejected an offer from Manchester United, according to The Daily Star. It is thought that United offered 70 million euros for the Ajax captain, with a five-year contract worth 15m euros per year, but the 19-year-old rejected the proposal.
9:45. Pep Guardiola has postponed the decision about Vincent Kompany’s future until the end of the season. “We’ll talk to Kompany at the end of the season,” Guardiola said to Sky after Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Leicester City. “We’ll have a beer together and decide what is best for him and the club.”
9:30. Juan Mata could end up at Barcelona, according to Sport. The 31-year-old’s contract comes to an end on June 30 and, despite Manchester United having offered new deals to the midfielder, Mata is determined to end up at the Camp Nou.
9:15. Diego Godin will today announce his move to Inter. At 13:00 CET, the Atletico Madrid captain will have a press conference where he officially announces his departure from the Wanda Metropolitano.
9:10. Inter are pushing towards signing Sevilla playmaker Pablo Sarabia. Despite his great season, with 11 goals and 13 assists in LaLiga Santander, he has not been economically rewarded by his club. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter have offered Sarabia a four-year contract worth three million euros per season. The 26-year-old has a release clause of 18 million euros and his contract comes to an end in 2020, so a deal is certainly viable.
9:05. Manchester United have made an offer for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to The Daily Mail. It is believed that their bid is 100 million euros, with United hoping that the Argentine can help them as they look to bring more quality into the side.
9:01. Antonio Conte has ruled out taking over as Roma head coach. In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian coach stated: “In the [Stadio] Olimpico you feel the passion, but today they are not in a condition where you can coach there.” However, Conte did not rule out becoming coach of the Giallorossi in the future.
9:00. Good morning everybody! Let’s get started on the latest transfer news in the world of football.