In search of a central defender able to take over from Thiago Silva, PSG does not refrain from hitting a big blow in the home stretch of the summer transfer window.
Leonardo has said it repeatedly in recent weeks: the PSG, faced with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, will have to be very reasonable during the summer transfer window. Or at least be inventive. “We have already invested in Icardi, a great investment. We have to think about being a little creative, ”he recently confided on the Canal Football Club set after explaining that the capital club will also have to sell some players.
The first Parisian recruit of the summer confirms the trend. In search of a right-back to compensate for the departure of Thomas Meunier, the Rouge et Bleu have indeed set their sights on Alessandro Florenzi, loaned byAS Rome with a purchase option set at around 10 million euros. An investment of the most reasonable that the champions of France hope as profitable as that which allowed the arrival of Juan Bernat in the summer of 2017.
But according to the Italian press, PSG could be much less reasonable in its quest for the successor of Thiago silva in central defense. According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Parisians would not have given up on attracting Kalidou Koulibaly. Leonardo would have recently called President Aurélio de Laurentiis to test the waters concerning former Messin, who owns an apartment in the capital. The opportunity to have confirmation that Naples still claims 80 million euros to release its star defender.
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The PSG world champion striker has already warned his employers about his future in the capital. Kylian Mbappé is reportedly considering leaving in 2021 and La Liga could be a preferential environment. And not surprisingly, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are likely to fight to secure the services of the player from Bondy.
Started last season, the soap opera on the extension of the Gabonese striker to Arsenal continues. On Saturday, the Gunners coach reaffirmed his optimism that the former Saint-Etienne player is stretching his lease with the Premier League training.
The French defender does not want to leave FC Barcelona, assures his brother and agent in the columns of the Parisian. But the latter is however clearly considering a departure under pressure from the Catalan club which has placed the world champion on his list of undesirable players, or almost, in the eyes of Ronald Koeman, the new coach.
After honoring his first cap with the Blues, last Tuesday against Croatia, the very promising midfielder from Stade Rennais spoke of the interest that Real Madrid and PSG would show him in the context of a forthcoming transfer. “When a big club shows up, it’s nice,” he told Téléfoot.
Manchester United in Gareth Bale’s footsteps? The idea seems to be gaining ground in the mind of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the manager of the Red Devils. Especially since the transfer price would have been lowered by Real Madrid to 20 million euros.
28th August 2020; Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England; Pre-season football friendly; Tottenham Hotspur v Reading FC; Tottenham Hotspur Manager Jose Mourinho talking to the referees after full time
The Chelsea defender is said to be part of Inter and Antonio Conte’s plans. The Serie A club coach, once again on the national and European stage, knows the 29-year-old Spaniard well having coached him two seasons with the Blues.
Things are going very well between AC Milan and the finalist of the last World Cup. Being the subject of a loan by Frankfurt, the Croatian player was definitively transferred to the Lombard club by committing until 2025.
Le Losc continues to dig deep into Turkish football. After Zeki Celic, Yusuf Yazici and Burak Yilmaz, the northern club now has Mustafa Kapi in its workforce. The 18-year-old arrives from Galatasaray.