No Asia tour for Ronaldo, Manchester United reportedly open for offers
According to the English media, Cristiano Ronaldo will not fly like all his Manchester United team-mates to Thailand and Bangkok this Friday. Officially, the 37-year-old Portuguese star has been granted a few extra days off to settle his absence due to “family reasons.” But if the former Real and Juve player has not resumed training, it is because he has expressed the desire to leave. According to Sky Sports, Manchester United are now open to possible transfer offers.
Nice announces the signing of Bouanani, one of the nuggets of French football
As announced in May by RMC Sport, Badredine Bouanani joins the Aiglons. The young attacking midfielder from Lille, 17, recent winner of the Mediterranean Games with the France U18 team in Oran (Algeria), has signed his first professional contract with OGC Nice, the club announced on Thursday. French Riviera. Born on December 8, 2004 in Lille, Bouanani, who completed all his training at Losc, is now part of the Nice first team group, 5th in the last Ligue 1 championship. “The red and black club is delighted with the “Arrival of an element with high potential, called to flourish under the orders of Lucien Favre,” said the Riviera club, which did not specify the duration of the player’s contract.
Chelsea would now be favorites for Raphinha
According to’Evening Standard, Raphinha, long tipped at FC Barcelona, would for the moment be closer to joining Chelsea. A €65m bid has reportedly been accepted by Leeds for the 25-year-old Brazilian winger.
According to the same source, the former Rennais still hopes to join Barça. But Leeds have still not received a concrete proposal from the Catalan club. Arsenal would also be on the spot. But without the Champions League (the Gunners finished 5th), the task is much more delicate.
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Morata returns to Atlético de Madrid
Two years after leaving him for Juventus Turin, Alvaro Morata (29) will return to Atlético de Madrid, the Colchoneros made official on Thursday. Last season, he scored 12 goals in 48 games played for the Old Lady. The Spaniard was on loan from Atlético for the past two seasons.
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Jason Pendant back in France
Jason Pendant will make his return to France. The 25-year-old former Sochalien, at RB New York since 2019, will join QRM at the start of the week. The left-back refused several Ligue 2 offers before choosing QRM. A choice dictated by the club’s transfer window and which, for the player, seems more coherent than the other offers he had on the table.
Barca made new offer for Lewandowski ‘hope for positive response’
On the sidelines of Andreas Christensen’s presentation, Barca president Joan Laporta said the club have made a new offer for Robert Lewandowski: “We have made an offer for the player and we are awaiting a response, which we hope positive. I want to thank the player for his efforts to come and play with us. We have made a substantial offer to Bayern, they need to assess it and we are waiting for the response.”
Sinisterra five years in Leeds
For a time announced in the sights of OM, Luis Sinisterra finally signed up for Leeds from Feyenoord Rotterdam. The 23-year-old Colombian winger has signed a contract until 2027.
Barcelona won’t let go of Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
After formalizing the arrivals of Kessié and Christensen, Barça is still negotiating with Chelsea for the arrival of Marcos Alonso. According to Sport, the Catalan club and the Blues have entered the final phase of discussions and the future of the Spanish side could quickly be completed.
Barca are said to already have a full deal with Marcos Alonso for the next three seasons and the defender is cleared from Chelsea. Cesar Azpilicueta’s file, wanted by Xavi, is more complicated because of the amount requested by the Londoners for the transfer of the right side.
Issa Diop at Fulham, it’s practically complete
There are only a few details left to settle for Issa Diop at Fulham. A time mentioned at OL, the West Ham defender should therefore stay in the Premier League, joining the promoted in the coming days.
The 25-year-old has never really managed to establish himself as a starter with the Hammers, who have just recruited Rennais Nayef Aguerd in this sector. The transfer is estimated at more than 20 million euros.
OM: Radonjic loaned to Torino
As agreed, Serbian striker Nemanja Radonjic is on loan to Torino FC for the coming season, OM announced on Thursday morning. Arrived in Marseille in 2018, he comes out of a season on loan at Benfica.
Michut didn’t show up for meeting with Campos over his future
PSG young midfielder Edouard Michut missed a meeting with Luis Campos about his future on Wednesday. The reason is not known. “Edouard Michut is very attached to Paris Saint-Germain. Luis Campos knows the reasons for his non-arrival, I have nothing more to say,” Philippe Lamboley, his agent, told RMC Sport. Under contract until June 2025, Michut has played six Ligue 1 games this season with the capital club.
Juve have targeted two players if De Ligt leaves
Tracked by Bayern Munich or Chelsea, Matthijs De Ligt is not certain to stay at Juventus during the summer transfer window. According to information from Italy, the Piedmontese club have already checked two names to replace the Dutch defender.
In addition to the priority named Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples), the Turin leaders would also monitor the Serbian Nikola Milenkovic, under contract with Fiorentina until June 2023.
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Barça: why it blocks with Manchester for De Jong
Privileged target of Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United, Frenkie De Jong is still a player of FC Barcelona. If the Mancunian and Catalan clubs have been negotiating for long weeks and have even seemed close to an agreement (65M€+20M€), nothing is complete. According to information from the British newspaper The Telegraph, a sum of around 20 million euros is problematic.
If the Dutch midfielder has agreed to defer part of the payment of his wages to help Barça deal with the Covid-19 crisis, the Blaugrana club does not wish to fully pay this arrear for a player who has extended until 2026. On the contrary, Barcelona are looking to lower the bill and this consequently blocks his departure to the Premier League.
Vidal will join Flamengo
A hoped-for time at OM where he could have found Jorge Sampaoli last season, Arturo Vidal will leave Europe this summer.
The Chilean midfielder, under contract for another season with Inter, arrived in Brazil on Wednesday and will join the Flamengo club there. The 35-year-old veteran’s medical visit should take place by the end of the week.
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The summer transfer window is in full swing and several major transfers have already taken place. In France, the Portuguese Vitinha landed at PSG and confided exclusively to RMC Sport.
On the OM side, legend Steve Mandanda said goodbye before taking on a new challenge in Rennes. Lens has formalized the recruitment of Belgian Lois Openda to strengthen its attack while Strasbourg has obtained the loan of Parisian side Colin Dagba. In Europe, the future of Robert Lewandowski and that of Cristiano Ronaldo continue to stir up passions.
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