Bielsa would like Griezmann if he signs for Bilbao
According to As, Marcelo Bielsa asked to sign Antoine Griezmann if he was appointed Atlethic Bilbao coach. The Argentine coach is the choice of Iñaki Arechabaleta, one of the club’s presidential candidates.
Leeds offer for PSG striker Kalimuendo?
According to The Independent, Leeds have made an offer to PSG for the transfer of Arnaud Kalimuendo. The British media evokes an amount around 20 million euros for the Parisian striker, who is coming out of a good season with RC Lens. Foot Mercato confirms that an official offer has been made by the Premier League club. One way to anticipate the very likely departure of Raphinha.
Gavi close to an extension with Barça
Gavi (17) is expected to sign a new five-year contract with FC Barcelona in the coming hours. According to Fabrizio Romano, a meeting was held between Ivan de la Pena, Gavi agent, and the Catalan leaders. The Blaugranas would have revised their offer upwards to convince the young midfielder from La Roja. A release clause amounting to one billion euros would shield the contract.
This Thursday, the general meeting of Barça will meet to vote on certain decisions, in particular that around the potential inflow of money linked to the agreements with CVC. Gavi’s extension may be announced at this time.
Brest announces the arrival of Pereira Lage
Stade Brestois formalizes the signing of Mathias Pereira Lage. The midfielder, who had not wished to extend to Angers, arrives free and will wear number 29.
Manchester City to make first bid for Cucurella
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are close to making a first offer for Brighton player Marc Cucurella, who is one of Pep Guardiola’s priority targets. The amount has not filtered. The 23-year-old full-back is coming off a very successful season with the Seagulls.
Papin recommends Faivre and Renato Sanches to AC Milan
In an interview with Sky Sport Italia, Jean-Pierre Papin debriefed AC Milan’s fine season, titled in Serie A, whose jersey he wore between 1992 and 1994. The former French striker even allowed himself some tips for the summer transfer window. “The best player I’ve seen this year (for the Rossoneri, editor’s note) is Romain Faivre (OL midfielder). In my opinion, he’s a player who would be very good at Milan” , dropped JPP. The 1991 Ballon d’Or also praised Renato Sanches, the Portuguese from Losc: “In my opinion, he can play in all the teams in the world. He is a player who knows how to adapt. He has to adapt. improve by dezoning more and it will be perfect.”
Caen: Deminguet courted by three clubs, including Strasbourg
One year from the end of his contract in Caen, Jessy Deminguet is approached by three clubs: Strasbourg, Toulouse and a German club in the second division whose name has not filtered.
OM: Sampaoli would appreciate Barcelona’s Nico
OM have no shortage of leads at the start of the summer transfer window and are thinking of Barça hope Nico Gonzalez. Jorge Sampaoli would even have asked questions about the feasibility of such recruitment by the Marseille club.
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Atalanta’s demands for Muriel, mentioned at OM
The Italian press and in particular the Gazetta dello Sport reports OM’s interest in Luis Muriel. But the track seems complicated to complete for the French club while Atalanta is claiming around 15 million euros for the Colombian striker.
With a good rating on the transfer market, Luis Muriel was even targeted by Juventus as part of an exchange with Moise Kean. Fortunately for OM, the operation seems to have collapsed due to the salary of the bianconero striker.
PSG: Perez’s bitterness after Mbappé’s extension
Guest of the show El Chiringuito, Florentino Perez once again reacted to Kylian Mbappé’s extension to PSG. Close to an agreement with the French striker, the president of Real Madrid did not really appreciate his choice to stay in Ligue 1 and once again called him back.
The Spanish leader was scathing: “No, because this Mbappé is not my Mbappé. But if he changes… Life takes a thousand turns. I think they confused him and he is very young. I wish him the best, I don’t want anything bad for him. But I believed in the dream. (…) Madridistas will be disappointed, but the Mbappé who wanted to come to Real Madrid was not that Mbappé. (…) He announced it to me in a message and I wished him luck. But at that point we were no longer interested. No player in the history of Real Madrid has ever been above others.”
>> All Perez’s words on the Mbappé case are here
Zidane at PSG? Perez not convinced
Exceptional guest of the show El Chiringuito, Florentino Perez gave his feelings about the future of Zinedine Zidane. Former player and coach of Real Madrid, the Frenchman is announced close to PSG. But according to the Madrid president, it’s not as simple as that.
“I don’t know (if he will sign for PSG, editor’s note), but he has always been a man for Real Madrid and the France team, underlined Florentino Perez. That’s what I know about him. But maybe he’s in a different situation now.”
>> Perez’s opinion on Zidane at PSG, it’s there
Real: Perez judges Haaland incompatible with Benzema
Declared courtier of Erling Haaland for many months, Real Madrid finally saw the Norwegian striker join Manchester City this summer. If Pep Guardiola signed a nice shot by completing the arrival of a much-desired number 9, Florentino Perez did not seem too affected by his failure during the transfer window. The president of the merengue club even explained for El Chiringuito, why Real Madrid did not do everything to recruit the Norwegian Cyborg and no, it is not linked to Kylian Mbappé.
“It had nothing to do with that, said the leader in the Spanish program. We have the best center forward in the world Benzema, editor’s note) and this moment was incompatible with Haaland. We were not going to recruit him for put him on the bench. I think we have a great team.”
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In France, the summer transfer window has been officially launched for almost a week and clubs are already busy recruiting first players. At a time when OM are in advanced negotiations with Axel Witsel but missed Mohamed-Ali Cho, Jean-Michel Aulas announces another recruit at OL.
In Spain, the president of Real Madrid Florentino Perez delivered his truths on the failed recruitments of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé. On the England side, Manchester United continue to push for Frenkie de Jong as Chelsea look for a way out in Romelu Lukaku.
>> The catch-up session on the transfer window is here