The summer transfer window is approaching, and there is a lot of gossip swirling around who is moving in. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumors, comings and goings, and of course, expired deals!
Important story: Conde wants Barcelona to the Premier League
Mundo Deportivo It has been reported that 23-year-old Jules Conde has told Sevilla that he would rather join Barcelona this summer than move to Premier League clubs Chelsea or Newcastle United.
This is a particularly big blow for Chelsea, who have been chasing the Frenchman after already losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers.
The center back is said to be Xavi Hernandez’s first choice to bolster the defense line, along with the aforementioned Christensen, who is expected to make his way to the Camp Nou in the coming weeks. Club legend Gerard Pique is not part of the Barcelona coach’s plans for next season.
Although the two English clubs are willing to pay Conde’s €90m release clause, Sevilla will accept around €65m to €70m for the France international’s departure for his preferred destination, with the Catalan side reportedly preparing a swap proposal involving the 21-year-old. Old full-back Sergino Dest.
However, any transfer may remain in doubt as Conde recently underwent minor surgery after sustaining an injury while playing for France, which will keep him on the sidelines for at least a month.
West Ham United interested in the Southampton captain James Ward Bruceto me woman. The 27-year-old England international had an impressive campaign in the Premier League, scoring top 10 goals and making 5 assists in 26 league games. David Moyes is said to be looking to add depth to the Hammers midfield for next season with ready-made first-tier players and the dead ball specialist is a proven talent.
Inter Milan has secured a €5 million loan deal for Romelu Lukaku Chelsea rejected him, reports Fabrizio Romano. After the two sides opened formal negotiations over the 29-year-old on Wednesday, he saw Inter reject their opening offer.
After a disappointing season for the Blues, which saw a club record £97.5m netting just eight league goals, the forward is set to move away from Stamford Bridge this summer. However, the Belgium international is determined to rejoin Nerazzurri And so talks about the attacker will continue this week.
– last of Fabrizio Romano Here, who reports it Andreas Pereira He is set to return to Manchester United after a season-long loan with Flamengo. The 26-year-old will return to Old Trafford before the start of the season, with the Brazilian side unwilling to exercise their €10.5m option to keep the midfielder permanently. Pereira could still be ready to leave the Red Devils this summer, with only one year left on his contract, and he is said to be not part of Eric ten Hag’s plans for next season.
Bournemouth is on the verge of making a deal with her Ryan Fredericks As part of a triple transfer, reports the sun. The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer, with his contract with West Ham expiring at the end of this month, having made 77 appearances in four years for the Hammers.
Scott Parker’s side are also gearing up to sign a 27-year-old midfielder Joe Rothwellwho was knocked out of a deal this summer, while being a 23-year-old midfielder Marcus Tavernier With only a year left on his deal with Middlesbrough, he is said to be available to join Cherries for a lower fee.
Fiorentina prepares inaugural €10m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk DuduWrites Sky Sports. The 23-year-old Brazilian right-back, who has made 26 appearances for the Ukrainian side this season, has already been linked with Barcelona as heir to departing Dani Alves. Fiorentina is also looking to replace her Alvaro OdriozolaThe 26-year-old defender will return to Real Madrid this summer after a season-long loan.