News in France
While the future of Edinson Cavani is still uncertain, even if Atlético de Madrid would have abandoned the idea of recruiting him, PSG scrutinizes the market in search of a possible replacement.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is on the Paris shortlist to believe L’Équipe. But no later than today, the French striker would have found an agreement with Lazio… Case to follow.
On the eve of the market closure, FC Barcelona is in full emergency. With the long injury of Luis Suarez, the Blaugrana (F. C Barcelona) are looking for an attacking element.
In England, the name of Richarlison returned with insistence. Information denied by the Toffees since.
Another Brazilian would be in the Catalan sight: Willian
Barça have offered Chelsea 23 million euros to buy the last six months of their contract with the Blues. Barcelona leaders also think of Dusan Tadic , the Ajax player. The name of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also regularly mentioned in Catalonia. Under contract until June 2021 with the Gunners, the Gabonese could see the defending Liga champion take action in the last hours of the transfer window.
On the start side, Abel Ruiz could be sold for € 10 million to Braga in order to prepare for the arrival next summer of the young 20-year-old striker Francisco Trincão. The leaders still hope to finalize a big sale before Friday evening and it is the name of Ivan Rakitic which is advanced.
Quique Setién, the Barcelona coach, prefers to lose the Croatian rather than Arturo Vidal, also announced at the start. If a midfielder is to be sold, it is Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan to Bayern Munich, who could be sold this winter. While the Bavarians have a purchase option of € 120 million, this should not be exercised. The Brazilian could be offered elsewhere to replenish the coffers.
Finally, Samuel Umtiti returns to the front of the stage. Left behind by Ernesto Valverde, the French defender convinced Quique Setién to trust him. The former Lyonnais has also refused advances from Arsenal, who wanted it since early January.
Carles Pérez is on loan to AS Roma until June 30 for an amount of € 1 million. The Italian club will pay the player’s salary and will be obliged to pay € 11 million + € 3.5 million in bonuses once the loan has ended. After the exercise of the purchase option at the end of the season, the Spaniard will commit until 2024.
In search of offensive solutions, Tottenham approached Real Madrid for their attacking midfielder Gareth Bale. According to information from the Daily Mail, the Londoners contacted the 30-year-old Welshman. Now remains to find the appropriate assembly to convince Real Madrid to let go of his player.
Paco Alcácer wants to leave Dortmund and return to Spain. According to Marca , Villarreal has been interested in his profile for several days. The yellow submarine is looking for a replacement for Karl Toko Ekambi , who left for OL this winter. According to our source, Paco Alcacer is now in Villarreal on Loan transfer.
Officials of the day
Olympique Lyonnais has announced the arrival of promising Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimarães. He signed 4 and a half years and arrives against the sum of 20 M €.
Bordeaux, meanwhile, signed for his reserve team the young midfielder, Issouf Sissokho. In the opposite direction, defender Raoul Bellanova is on 18 months loan with the option of purchasing to Atalanta Bergamo.
Abroad, Esteban Granero left Espanyol Barcelona and signed in Marbella, in the 3rd Spanish division.
AS Roma have signed Gonzalo Villar. The young midfielder from Elche arrives for 4 M € + 1 M € bonus.
Marcos Rojo leaves Manchester United. The Argentinian defender returns to the country where he joined the Estudiantes de La Plata.
25-year-old Algerian attacking midfielder Yassine Benzia has just initialed a three-and-a-half-year contract at Dijon FCO.
Sheffield United once again broke its transfer record by hiring the services of Norwegian international midfielder (20 caps) Sander Berge for € 26m.
The German club Hertha Berlin has formalized the arrival of Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan for € 27 million.