Among the main information transfer window of the day, PSG will not retain Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo is considering leaving Manchester, Barcelona insists on Lewandowski and Koundé, Monaco offers itself a striker from Liverpool, Nice tracks a Spanish international goalkeeper, Lukaku very close to Inter, a club English leans on Paqueta…
As expected, Bayern struck a blow by officially announcing the signing of Sadio Mané for the next three years. The Senegalese international leaves Liverpool after six years of success against around 40 million euros, including bonuses.
According Footmercato, PSG would be ready to part ways with Neymar to facilitate the start of their new project with Christophe Galtier on the bench. Luis Campos and Qatari leaders are said to have set a minimum price, the amount of which has not been filtered, for the sale of the Brazilian to be accepted. For brand, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi did not want to respond to a possible departure of the former Barcelonan. It remains to be seen which club will be ready to revive him and pay his astronomical salary.
Anxious to strengthen after finding funds, Barcelona would have three main priorities, according to Mundo Deportivo. Unsurprisingly, the principal is called Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker would have refused PSG and Chelsea to give priority only to Barça. The player should also once again ask his leaders to let him go to Catalonia. The arrival of Sadio Mané could push Bayern Munich to speed up his departure.
In defense, the Catalans should afford several Chelsea players (Christensen, Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso) but it is Jules Koundé who would be preferred by Xavi. Despite the 60 million euros demanded by Sevilla and competition from Chelsea, Barcelona are still said to be very confident of getting the Frenchman. Finally, if Frenkie de Jong leaves for Manchester United, the Blaugranas would still have the idea of replacing him with Bernardo Silva.
According Sport, Xavi would also always try to convince Ousmane Dembélé to extend. Chelsea, well placed to recover the French, would be more and more impatient in this file.
Worried by the difficulty of the club to recruit and by the start of the project of Erik Ten Hag, Cristiano Ronaldo would ask questions about his future at Manchester United. Without the European Cup, the Portuguese star would like to have a team that can play for the title, which seems very difficult at the moment. The recruitments of Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea would leave even more doubts, according to AS. If Manchester United do not accelerate in the transfer window and it does not suit him, Cristiano Ronaldo could ask for his departure. He does not want to live one of his last years of career in an even more complicated situation than this season.
After several days of negotiations, Chelsea and Inter Milan have reached an agreement for a paying loan, up to 8 million euros plus around 4 million bonuses, from Romelu Lukaku, according to Sky Italia and Fabrizio Romano. The Belgian striker will return a year after leaving for the Blues, without a purchase option included in his loan.
AS Monaco will offer its first big blow of the transfer window. According to the French and English press, the ASM has reached an agreement with Liverpool for the arrival of the Japanese international, Takumi Minamino. The 27-year-old Japanese striker, who lacked playing time with the Reds, will join Monaco for 15 million euros, plus 3 million in bonuses.
After Arsenal and Newcastle, Tottenham would in turn be interested in Lucas Paqueta, according to Football.London. The Brazilian attacking midfielder would please Antonio Conte and would not be insensitive to the London club which will play in the Champions League this season. According to the English media, Lyon would claim at least 50 million euros.
Arsenal did indeed accelerate to steal Raphinha from Barcelona. According The Athletic, the Gunners reportedly made a €58m bid for the Brazilian winger recently. A proposal, however, refused by Leeds who would demand more.
After Newcastle and PSG, Real Madrid would have in turn shown its interest in the French nugget, Hugo Ekitike. According The Teamthe Merengue would have approached the player’s entourage what the newspaper brand refuted a few hours later. PSG would still be seduced by the promising striker from Reims but Newcastle would still have a head start as for several months.
At the same time, Real Madrid should loan Luka Jovic to Fiorentina.
According Sky Sports Germany, Borussia Dortmund would have reached an agreement with Ajax Amsterdam for the transfer of Sébastien Haller to Germany against 31 million euros plus 4 million bonuses. The 28-year-old Ivorian international striker will replace Erling Haaland for the next four years.
After the departure of Walter Benitez to PSV Eindhoven, Nice should be looking for a new starting goalkeeper. According Footmercato, the Aiglons have contacted Chelsea to try to loan Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Spanish goalkeeper no longer wants to remain Edouard Mendy’s understudy and would have asked for his departure. It remains to be seen whether Nice could be a pleasant destination for him.
Montpellier is looking for a right side to compensate for the departure of Junior Sambia at the end of the contract. According The Team, the Héraultais would have two former Ligue 1 players in the sights. The first would be the former Parisian currently at the end of the contract, Serge Aurier. The second would be the former OM player, Hiroki Sakai. The Japanese international returned to play in his country last year but the MHSC would dream of bringing him back.