Kahn closes the door on Cristiano Ronaldo
One less way out for Cristiano Ronaldo? While he wants to leave Manchester United and Bayern Munich has been mentioned among the potential destinations, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will not join Bavaria. This was confirmed by Oliver Kahn, the president of the Rekordmeister at Kicker. “Although I appreciate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest, such a transfer would not fit our philosophy..”
- Our opinion : An announcement without surprise, but which further reduces the possibilities of the Portuguese.
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Scamacca, finally an agreement between Sassuolo and PSG?
Finally ? According to the latest revelations from the Gazzetta dello SportParis and Sassuolo are close to an agreement for the transfer of Gianluca Scamacca. The two clubs and the agent of the 23-year-old striker will meet at the beginning of next week to finalize the file, specifies the Italian daily. The transfer is expected to reach 45 million euros plus bonuses. The player could receive three million euros a year during his first season.
- Our opinion : Sassuolo was getting impatient, but we finally see the end of the tunnel in this case.
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Exit Manchester City for Sterling, welcome to Chelsea?
It’s been in the air for several days. One year from the end of his contract, Raheem Sterling is announced with insistence on the side of Chelsea. Fabrizio Romano argues that the Blues and the Citizens are still in the middle of negotiations and that an agreement around 52 million euros plus bonus could be found very soon.
- Our opinion : Sterling went around the question in Manchester. A new challenge at Chelsea has everything to seduce him.
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Laporta confirms new assault for Lewandowski
FC Barcelona does not give up. On the sidelines of the presentation of Andreas Christensen, Joan Laporta, the president of the Catalan club, confirmed that a new offer had been sent to Bayern Munich for the Polish striker. “We have made an offer for the player, we are waiting for the response, we will see if it is positive. I would like to thank the player for his efforts to come and play with us.”
- Our opinion : “Lewy” no longer wants to play in Munich, Barça insists, Bayern are starting to change tack… We are approaching the epilogue in this case.
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Tagliafico ever closer to OL
As announced in recent hours, Olympique Lyonnais is making good progress in its left-back quest. This Thursday, The team even reveals an agreement in principle between OL and Ajax Amsterdam for the transfer of Nicolas Tagliafico (29 years old). The Argentinian international, who only has a one-year contract with the Amsterdam club, is seduced by the Rhone project, but has not given his agreement. The French daily also confirms that the Gones are studying other avenues such as Grimaldo (Benfica) or Estupinan (Villarreal).
- Our opinion : The identity of the new strongman of the Lyon left will soon be revealed. As explained yesterday, OL will have something to smile about with one of the three names mentioned.
Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax Amsterdam)
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Eriksen will make a good commitment with Manchester United
After his flamboyant second half of the season on the side of Brentford, Christian Eriksen logically had a plethora of suitors. And it is Manchester United who is in the process of securing the services of the Danish international. After Athleticismit’s Fabrizio Romano’s turn to confirm the imminence of the midfielder’s arrival at the Red Devils for the next three seasons. The “miracle of Copenhagen” would have already warned his other courtiers of his choice.
- Our opinion : Ten Hag ardently desired it, it will be fulfilled. Eriksen can bring very good things to the Mancunian collective.
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The physical condition of Samuel Umtiti slows down Stade Rennais
Asked during the pre-season training camp at Stade Rennais, Breton coach Bruno Genesio mentioned the Samuel Umtiti file, a track followed by the SRFC to strengthen its central defense. But the former Lyon technician was very cautious about the progress of the file. “He is a player that I really like. But we have a functioning where we don’t always agree on the choices. There are questions about his physical condition, I understand that this is holding the club back on the file.” Genesio says he is confident on the other hand on the case of Kim Min-jae, South Korean defender of Fenerbahçe.
Our opinion: Rennes are looking for a holder in their hinge, and cannot afford to take too many risks, to the chagrin of Umtiti… and obviously of Genesio.
Lang, De Ketelaere: Milan ready to shop in Bruges
Good “prospects” for Brugge? While the Belgian and Italian press reported AC Milan’s strong interest in Noa Lang, another Club Brugge player is of great interest to the Rossoneri. According to Di Marzio and his teams, the midfielder Charles De Ketelaere (21) would serve as a priority for the Italian champions.A meeting would even have taken place between the representatives of the Belgian international (8 caps, 1 goal) and the Italian leaders.
- Our opinion : Two very attractive tracks and in line with the new Milanese philosophy. It remains to be seen at what price Bruges will release its “herds”.
Charles De Ketelaere with Belgium – Nations League 2022-23
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Juventus pass the second for Zaniolo…
The departure song seems to have come for Nicolò Zaniolo. Announced at Juventus for several weeks, the Italian international is gradually approaching Piedmont. In today’s edition, the Gazzetta dello Sport announces that the Bianconeri would have accelerated in the file and met Claudio Vigorelli, the agent of the player. Roma are asking for nearly 50 million euros to release the transalpine winger, author of 8 goals and 9 assists in all competitions in 2021-22.
- Our opinion : Roma will not make any gift to the Old Lady. We will have to sign a big check to see Zaniolo in Turin, or elsewhere.
… and tries Koulibaly
Announced everywhere for more than two years, Kalidou Koulibaly still does not know what his future will be like with only one year left on his contract at Napoli. While Il Mattino mentioned yesterday the possibility of a last freelance in Naples, the Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Juventus Turin, again, would push hard to snatch the Senegalese international from the Partenopei. The transalpine daily announces that a three-year contract with an annual salary of six million could be offered to the native of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges.
- Our opinion : Juventus are preparing to lose De Ligt. And replacing the Batavian with the Senegalese rock would be much more than a lesser evil.
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OL doubled by Fulham for Diop
Fulham definitely likes to pull the rug out from under the clubs in France. Announced close to Lyon, Issa Diop will finally stay in England. RMC Sports announces that Olympique Lyonnais is about to be overtaken by the Cottagers for the former Toulousain. Loic Tanzi announces that a handful of details were still to be settled before the defender’s transfer to Craven Cottage for almost 20 million euros.
- Our opinion : At 20 million euros, we understand why OL did not struggle more to snatch Diop from the Hammers…
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Soumaré for the post-Tchouameni in Monaco?
While its recruitment is advancing well ahead with Minamino and the probable arrival of Embolo or Belotti, ASM wants to strengthen in the middle, especially since the departure of Aurélien Tchouameni. Athleticism confirms the Foot Mercato revelations indicating that the Principality club would like to be loaned Boubakary Soumaré, the former PSG and LOSC player.
- Our opinion : Soumaré is only 23 years old and especially needs to play after a mixed year. Monaco can put him back in the saddle. Winning bet for everyone?
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Lens gets a new trigger to replace Kalimuendo
All that was missing was the announcement of the artesian club. On Wednesday evening, Racing Club de Lens formalized the arrival of the very promising Loïs Openda (22), from Club Brugge. Last season he was on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and scored 24 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions. The transfer of the young Belgian is estimated at 10 million euros.
- Our opinion : What a masterstroke from the Sang et Or… Kalimuendo gone, Lens loses nothing in the change with Openda.
Another reinforcement of choice in Leeds
Untenable since the opening of the transfer market, the Peacocks have just formalized their sixth recruit of the summer, just that. After the formalization of Tyler Adams, the club coached by Jesse Marsch announced the arrival of Luis Sinisterra, from Feyenoord. Author of a big 2021-2022 season (23 goals and 14 assists in 49 matches), the 23-year-old Colombian international signed until 2027 with the English club. The Rotterdam club recovers 25 million euros, bonus included in the deal.
- Our opinion : But when will Leeds stop? As explained yesterday, we can’t wait to see what Jesse Marsch’s collective will offer next season.
Radonjic returns on loan
Nemanja Radonjić will not see Marseille yet this season. Considered one of the biggest flops in the recent history of the Marseille club, the 26-year-old Serb is going back on loan. After the last complicated months at Benfica, the Serb will try to revive at Torino where he is on loan with an option to buy. The latter is fixed between 2 and 3 million euros.
- Our opinion : The Toro wanted Henrique, he got Radonjić. The Serb absolutely needs to bounce back next season…
Nottingham offers the rock Niakhate
Trained in Valenciennes, passed through Metz, Moussa Niakhate (26) left Germany, four years after his arrival. Captain of Mainz last season, the native of Roubaix signed up for three years with Nottingham Forest, promoted to the Premier League. The transfer amount has not been disclosed, but should be around 10 million euros, excluding bonuses.
Our opinion: A recruit of choice for the double European champion. Niakhate has established himself as one of BuLi’s best centre-backs in recent seasons.
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