The summer transfer window is just around the corner, and there’s 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: Liverpool may have to end the summer transfer activity without a goal by Judd Bellingham
Liverpool have already spent over £75m to sign the Fulham midfielder Fabio Carvalho And the Benfica striker Darwin NunezAnd the He is 18 years old as a right-back Calvin Ramsay He is said to be on the verge of joining from Aberdeen for £4m, but that could be the end of summer transfer activity, according to him. woman.
Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude BellinghamAnd the But they are unable to do so now because the German club does not want to lose the 18-year-old England international and attacking star. Erling Haaland (who joined Manchester City for £51.2m) that same summer.
Seeking to strengthen their midfield, Liverpool have also been interested in Monaco Aurelien Chuamini Before he opted to move to Real Madrid for 80 million euros instead.
There are some questions surrounding Liverpool’s other options, such as Alex Oxlade Chamberlain He has been linked to a movement after recovering from a long-term injury, while Naby Keita He has only one year left on his contract. The 36-year-old James Milner I recently signed a one-year contract extension, with the youth Curtis Jones Another possibility, though, is that Klopp is keen to call up Bellingham for 2023 if the two teams can negotiate a fee of around £100m.
11.41 GMT: Liverpool’s new deal worth 100 million euros Darwin Nunez Sources almost joined Barcelona for less than 8 million euros two years ago, but the La Liga side withdrew from the bid when Benfica took part, sources told ESPN.
Ramon Blanes, the former Barcelona sporting director, who was an integral part of the signings pedry And the Ronald AraujoHe made a deal with Almeria in the summer of 2020 to sign Nunez and leave him on loan in the Spanish second division for a season.
Coach Ronald Koeman also gave the green light to a move as Barcelona sought a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, but Benfica emerged with a €24m offer and the Catalans withdrew their interest.
11.00 GMT: FC Porto have confirmed that Arsenal are ready to sign an attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira In a deal worth up to 40 million euros.
But what can the Premier League side expect from the young midfielder? Here’s everything you need to know.
Official confirmed. Arsenal have announced the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto on a permanent contract. ⚪️🔴🤝 #AFC
“A full package of 40 million euros, of which 5 million euros depends on the achievement of sporting goals.” pic.twitter.com/oaRLXGpeVX
– Fabrizio Romano June 17, 2022
10.16 GMTBarcelona have been linked with a host of contracts after members voted to allow the club to sell a stake in future promotion and television rights.
The Barcelona Board of Directors has been given permission to negotiate the sale of 49.9% of Barcelona’s licenses and trade and up to 25% of the club’s television broadcasting rights. President Joan Laporta says the potential deals could generate up to 700 million euros.
Various reports in Catalonia They say it will help fund a move for Bayern Munich’s strikeR Robert LewandowskiWhile the Sevilla defender Jules CondeLeeds United winger Ravenha The Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva are also potential targets. Chelsea defenders Cesar Azpilicueta And the Marcos AlonsoAs ESPN previously reported, she’s also on the club’s radar.
However, sources tell ESPN that the potential cash injection won’t necessarily free Barcelona to do what it wants in the transfer market. They still have debts to pay and the LaLiga salary cap to meet. Their current spending limit is – 144 million euros, while their wage bill is 560 million euros. Until the two are matched, they will only be able to spend a percentage of what they make or save.
Therefore, the players still need to move forward and lower the wage bill to truly enhance the club’s chances of giving a coach Xavi Hernandez The fix the team has been yearning for this summer.
09.55 GMTChelsea coach Thomas Tuchel wants to replace him Romelu Lukaku with Robert LewandowskI am, but there are significant hurdles to completing both deals, sources told ESPN.
Lukaku is keen to return to Inter Milan and endure a disappointing first season at Stamford Bridge – with eight goals in 26 Premier League games – after leaving Serie A for 115 million euros last summer.
Sources told ESPN that talks took place between Lukaku and the club in recent days, during which Chelsea expressed their willingness to allow the Belgian striker to leave the club. However, the Blues want to recoup the vast majority of the club registration fees they paid just a year ago, while Inter are short on cash and would prefer a loan deal.
Chelsea were originally asking around €20m to €25m to loan Lukaku for just one season in an attempt to offset any drop in his transfer value given he turns 30 next year. However, they are now willing to accept significantly lower fees and talks are continuing – it is yet to be decided whether any deal will include an option or commitment to make the move permanent, or what his £300,000-a-week wage will be. Pay.
09.32 GMT: Belgium coach Robert Martinez expects Eden Hazard To finally win at Real Madrid next season.
Hazard wants to stay in Madrid and prove his worth after injury after his €100m move from Chelsea in 2019.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said this week that the winger was “very excited about this season, it’s his desire to stay and we have to trust him”.
“He’s at the best time of his career,” Martinez said of Hazard. “I was surprised by the emotional and physical condition he experienced in June [during the international window.] A Real Madrid fan will see Hazard completely different. He has no pain or problems with his previous injury. In Poland he has shown fitness records he has not shown since the match against Brazil in 2018.
“He is obsessed with success at Real Madrid. He did not think of changing the target: he wants to win the World Cup. When you have a player who can make a difference, everything that happens will be positive.”
09.12 GMTJuventus is not giving up on signing Angel Di Maria And they made another offer to lure the Argentine international to Turin this summer, according to Sky Italia.
Di Maria, 34, left Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month after his contract expired. The former Real Madrid star had initially turned down a two-year offer from Juventus with the winger wanting to sign a one-year contract instead.
Juventus are looking to meet Di Maria halfway and are said to be willing to offer the player a one-year contract with the option to extend it for another year.
Thus, Di Maria, who is expected to be Argentina’s World Cup squad, will be free to decide his future in the summer of 2023. Juventus expect a response from Di Maria by the end of the week.
08.55 GMT: Arsenal intensified their pursuit of the Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus And they are confident a deal can be struck, sources told ESPN.
City are looking for £50m for the Brazil international, and Arsenal are the favorites to chase the 25-year-old.
Arsenal is currently working on a deal structure with set transfer fees and bonuses that will satisfy the Premier League champions. A first bid of £30m has been turned down but Arsenal will make an improved bid.
Jesus, who has only one year left on his contract, wants to join the London club and he perfectly fits the player profile that Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal coach, is looking for.
08.23 GMT: Arsenal prepare to sign attacking midfielder Porto Fabio Vieira In a deal worth up to 40 million euros, sources told ESPN.
The 22-year-old is set to get a doctor in London on Friday and will finalize the terms of a five-year contract.
Although exact details are yet to be finalised, sources claim Arsenal will initially pay €35 million with a potential additional €5 million in performance-related add-ons.
Vieira scored seven goals and scored 16 assists in 39 matches for Porto and played in a number of positions, including No. 10, No. 8 and as a second striker.
08.00 GMT: Chelsea’s new owner, Todd Boehle, said UEFA’s financial fair play rules are gaining strength and clubs will no longer be able to sign players “at any cost” due to the risk of sanctions.
Chelsea was acquired by an investment group led by Boyle and Clearlake Capital last month after former owner Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Chelsea have been the most successful team in England in the period since Abramovich bought the club in 2003, thanks in large part to Russian investment.
“Financial fair play is starting to gain some traction and that will limit the ability to acquire players at any cost,” Buhle said at the SuperReturn International Conference in Berlin. “UEFA takes it very seriously and will continue to take it seriously. [More teeth] means financial fines and disqualification for sports competitions.”
Shaka Hislop says Gabriel Jesus should replace Manchester City with Arsenal if rumors of an interest in Mikel Arteta are true.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
– As well as interest in the Manchester City striker Gabriel JesusChelsea is also thinking of Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski The Blues are also looking for a new captain, which was confirmed by Bild Christian Falk. However, Londoners are aware that they are behind Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in their chances of signing the Polish international.
Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot He has a lot of options this summer with his future completely uncertain, as I mentioned CalcircatoWith interest from Newcastle United, Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. The France international still has a year on his contract, so he could stay at Juventus and be part of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad, but he’s also someone the club would like to let go and is valued at around €15m.
– Paris Saint-Germain is trying to include a central defender and Le10 Sport I mentioned that if the Ligue 1 champions are unable to convince Inter Milan Skriniar To join, they will aim to sign with Lil Sven Putman. The Dutchman’s move may be far from clear, as he has been closely associated with Milan, while Newcastle United are also interested.
– Yves Bisoma He completed his medical treatment before moving from Brighton & Hove Albion to Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports Evening Standard, with the initial fee of £25m – which will likely rise to £30m due to several additions. In addition to the midfielder, Antonio Conte wants to bring in a central defender, a striker and a right-back before the transfer window closes.
Juventus and Cagliari will hold a discussion meeting Nahitan NandesAnd the Matthew Brunori And the Filippo Ranocchiaas mentioned before Calcircato. The first of these can be transferred to I am the BianconeriUruguay international Cagliari is estimated at 15 million euros and the two parties aim to reach an agreement. Brunori and Ranokia could also join the squad now that they have been relegated to the Second Division.