24 Aug Coutinho has Barcelona future below Koeman
The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market unsure — and you’ll find out when the home windows open right here — however listed here are the rumours floating round Europe’s large leagues and past.
TOP STORY: Barca need Champions League winner Coutinho again
Philippe Coutinho will converse with Ronald Koeman about his future this week, with Mundo Deportivo reporting that the brand new Barcelona coach will inform him he is in his plans for the upcoming season.
Coutinho, Barca’s document signing at €160 million, has spent the final season on mortgage at Bayern Munich and came off the bench as the German side beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to win the Champions League final on Sunday.
Barca have been trying to sell Coutinho for several months, with his agent Kia Joorabchian recently saying the Brazilian is keen to return to the Premier League.
Coutinho’s name was also conspicuous by its absence on the list of players that Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said were not for sale last week.
However, with a lack of clubs willing to pay Barca’s €80m asking price and a change of manager in the Camp Nou dugout, Coutinho could be handed a second chance in Catalonia.
“I’ve not thought about next season yet,” Coutinho said on Sunday. “I have to return to Barcelona and I am excited to work hard and have a great season. I don’t know if it will be with Barcelona, but I have to return there first.”
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11.41 BST: Angelino and Patrick Schick will resume training at RB Leipzig on Wednesday but their futures remain unclear, kicker reports.
Both players are on loan at the German club until Aug. 31 after taking part in the Champions League tournament in Lisbon, where they reached the semifinals. However, as things stand, Angelino is set to return to his parent club Manchester City next week and Schick will head back to Italy where AS Roma have him under contract.
Both players remain on Leipzig’s list of targets for the 2020-2021 season, and the franchise’s sporting director Markus Krosche believes there is still time „to find solutions for Angelino and Schick.”
Left-back Angelino has also been linked with a move to Barcelona while Schick could join league rivals Bayer Leverkusen, should Kai Havertz make the move to Chelsea.
But Leipzig are confident they might be able to sign at least one of the pair to a new contract, most likely another loan deal. „We are closer to finding a solution with Manchester City than we are with AS Roma,” Krosche said in kicker.
11.09 BST: Arsenal have agreed a €30m deal to sign defender Gabriel Magalhaes from French side Lille, sources have told Football4cast’s Tom Hamilton.
Gabriel will travel to London for a medical on Monday before signing a contract at the Emirates.
The 22-year-old did not feature in Lille’s Ligue 1 opening day draw against Rennes on Saturday.
Arsenal have fended off competition from Manchester United, Everton and Napoli to secure Gabriel’s signature.
10.40 BST: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is in talks over a new contract the club, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
Pogba has entered the final year of his existing deal, although the club hold an option to extend until 2022. The France international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford but Raiola said he will not leave the club this summer.
“He is at the heart of the important project” he told Sky Sports Italia. “Even in previous years, United have never entertained offers.”
Asked whether he is close a new contract, he added: “We are talking very calmly without any stress.”
Last month, Pogba said he was “happy” at the club amid reports he wanted to join Real Madrid or Juventus.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also said he was confident that Pogba would sign a new deal.
10.12 BST: Javi Martinez is set to leave Bayern Munich after eight years at the club following their Champions League triumph, kicker reports.
The Spanish midfielder, who turns 32 next week, played a key role in Bayern’s first Treble run in 2013, but has dropped down the pecking order in recent seasons.
A €40m signing from Athletic Bilbao in 2012, Martinez is reportedly flirting with a return to his old club but could also make the move to Serie A side Fiorentina.
Bayern Munich are holding out for a fee in the €10m region and because of his services for the Champions League winners will not throw any stones in his way.
09.39 BST: PSG captain Thiago Silva has denied reports that he has agreed a deal to join Fiorentina this summer.
The Brazil defender, 35, played his final game for PSG in their Champions League final defeat to Bayern on Sunday and he is now out of contract.
Sources told Football4cast’s James Olley last week that Thiago Silva had been offered to Chelsea, while other reports claimed that the former AC Milan player would return to Italy and join Fiorentina.
However, he told Sky Sport Italia: “I’ve not accepted any bid. Studies of an settlement reached with Fiorentina are usually not true. My agent is speaking with Fiorentina as with different golf equipment. I am going to determine on subsequent days with my household.”
09.00 BST: Paris Saint-Germain supervisor Thomas Tuchel says Lionel Messi can be welcome on the membership if he ever determined to depart Barcelona, however he doesn’t count on the Argentine ahead to take action.
Messi, who joined Barcelona aged 13, has scored a document 634 objectives for the membership in 730 video games and can also be their most adorned participant with 33 trophies however the 33-year-old is into the ultimate 12 months of his contract on the membership.
Studies within the Spanish media have forged doubts about his future on the membership after a disappointing season that culminated in an 8-2 Champions League humiliation by Bayern Munich within the quarterfinals this month.
“He is very welcome. What coach says no to Messi?” Tuchel informed BT Sport after his facet misplaced 1-Zero to Bayern within the Champions League ultimate on Sunday.
“I believe Messi finishes his profession in Barcelona. He is Mr Barcelona.”
PAPER TALK (by Nick Judd): Ikone attracting curiosity from Leicester, Chelsea and Inter
Leicester Metropolis have joined Chelsea and Inter Milan in desirous to signal Lille ahead Jonathan Ikone, in line with Le10Sport.
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The French worldwide is considered one of a number of gamers, alongside Victor Osimhen, Gabriel Magalhaes, Mike Maignan and Boubakary Soumare, to doubtlessly go away the membership this summer season.
Football4cast’s Tom Hamilton reported Sunday that sources near the state of affairs have stated that Gabriel’s departure to Arsenal has been confirmed.
Ikone’s inventory has been on the rise the previous few seasons, and although Chelsea and Inter Milan are stated to have an interest, Leicester look the probably to weigh in with a agency supply, with Brendan Rodgers eager so as to add one other dimension to his assault.
The choice is as much as the participant, with Lille seemingly glad to let him go away for the precise value. Ikone has one 12 months left on his contract, which implies the French facet would reasonably money in whereas they’ll this 12 months than lose him for nothing subsequent summer season.
Pogba to snub Actual and Juve for United keep
Paul Pogba is more likely to keep at Manchester United past this summer season, in line with his agent, as reported by Football4cast earlier Sunday.
Pogba, who missed a lot of the earlier season due to harm, has been linked with a transfer to Actual Madrid for the previous 12 months, whereas earlier membership Juventus have additionally been focused on re-signing the French worldwide.
Nonetheless, Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, stated United “will not settle for any supply for Pogba this summer season” and insisted that the World Cup winner will commit himself to the challenge at Outdated Trafford.
Pogba cast a profitable partnership with Bruno Fernandes following the Premier League restart, and Reds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping the duo can assist his facet mount a tangible bid for the title subsequent season.
Barca to fund Gaya transfer with Firpo sale
Barcelona harbour aspirations of including Valencia defender Jose Gaya to their squad, and to do this, they should offload Junior Firpo, and Napoli, Inter Milan and Torino are all , in line with Sport.
The Spanish outlet is reporting that every one three Serie A golf equipment have made contact with Barca, and now the choice rests with the participant.
Barcelona might want to determine whether or not they wish to launch Firpo on a everlasting deal or by providing him out on mortgage, with the membership having an possibility to purchase.
No matter they determine, Gaya is believed to be a precedence, and although Valencia are struggling financially, they might reasonably preserve the full-back. A bumper Barca supply, although, might assist preserve the wolves from the door on the Mestalla.
Barca are additionally contemplating Angelino and Nicolas Tagliafico as potential full-back choices.
– Pepe Reina is predicted to hitch Lazio reasonably than Valencia, Corriere dello Sport studies. The Spanish keeper agreed a transfer to the Mestalla Stadium however grew bored with ready for a proposal whereas Valencia tried to dump present keeper Jasper Cillessen. The 37-year-old might transfer to Lazio this week, regardless of having one 12 months left on his AC Milan contract, after having spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Aston Villa.
– Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is hoping to deliver Kieran Trippier again to England from Atletico Madrid, the Telegraph studies. Smith is open to a everlasting or mortgage deal as he appears to shore up his defence for the brand new season. Trippier performed 33 matches final season as Atletico completed third in La Liga, this after he made 114 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur between 2015 and 2019.
– Premier League golf equipment are on pink alert, with Barcelona placing Rafinha up on the market for simply €16m. In accordance with Sport, Everton, Arsenal and West Ham United are all eager to land the midfielder. Barca are believed to have had a proposal from Lazio, however Rafinha is unlikely to return to Serie A following his mortgage spell at Inter Milan and is predicted to maneuver to England as an alternative.