The January transfer window may seem like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the rumor has closed! Speculation about the summer changes is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below and see all official offers here.
MAIN STORY: Dortmund eye Isak returns if Haaland leaves
Borussia Dortmund could consider bringing back Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad if key man Erling Haaland chooses to go out in the summer, with Sky Sports Germany reporting that there is a repurchase clause in Sweden’s international agreement.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc spoke about Isak ahead of Saturday’s match against Arminia Bielefeld, saying that Dortmund is monitoring the player’s situation. Isak played for the 2017-2019 club, including a one-year loan at Willem II, before moving to La Real.
“We think he took the right step by going to Real Sociedad,” Zorc told a news conference. “In the beginning, he impressed as a reserve and scored goals. He has become a regular starter this season and has scored a lot of goals in recent weeks. Of course, we are following all of this.”
Although he has not disclosed whether there is a buyback clause, the discussion of Isak’s return may be related to the repeated rumors of Haaland’s departure.
“It is clear that Erling Haaland cannot and will not choose any club after his spell at Dortmund,” he added. “I can’t even choose 10 possible clubs, so there is no disagreement. It was a normal statement [agent Mino Raiola] have to give from time to time. We are happy to have Erling here with us and to have scored in the last few games and proved his worth to us. I can only say that we will continue to plan with him and I do not think he is uncomfortable here in Dortmund. “
11:05 GMT: Manchester City will continue to look for a new striker, even if Sergio Aguero extends his stay at the Etihad Stadium, sources told ESPN’s Rob Dawson.
Aguero’s contract expires in the summer and Juventus is among clubs interested in signing the 32-year-old for free. The Argentine international’s preference is to stay at City, where he is the greatest scorer of all time with 256 goals and won four Premier League titles, but the club has been cautious as he tries to return to the first team after a year ravaged by injuries and diseases.
It seems that Aguero’s future is not tied to City’s transfer plans in the summer and adding a new striker to Pep Guardiola’s team remains an option, regardless of whether the 32-year-old leaves or not.
10.20 GMT: Manchester City signed Ruben Dias Benfica for 68 million euros last summer and it has been a real success.
Don Hutchison says Ruben Dias solidified Man City’s defense and reinforced his chances for a UCL title.
10 am GMT: Manchester United have announced that the goalkeeper Mary Earps signed a new contract, which will keep her in the club until June 2023, with an option to extend it for another year. The 27-year-old joined the club in July 2019 and played 35 games in all competitions.
Earps said: “I am very happy to extend my stay here; we have grown a lot as a team in the past few years and this is something I am looking forward to continuing. I always want to be in an environment that will challenge me, I am hungry to learn and improve, and The staff here is brilliant at giving me the best opportunity to do this. This team is capable of great things, I want to play Champions League football and fight for trophies and I know that the ambition is shared by the whole team. I would like to play my football. “
09.37 GMT: Last summer, sporting director for Paris Saint-Germain Leonardo showed how economical he could be when it came to recruiting within budget when he hired the midfielder Danilo Pereiramidfielder Rafinha, and side Alessandro Florenzi.
He faces a similar challenge this summer to strengthen the new manager Mauricio PochettinoThe team with few funds available while football recovers from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources told Julien Laurens of ESPN that Leonardo is currently looking for players hired for next season, including the Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, Lyon forward Memphis Depay, Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, or Elseid Hysaj, Napoli’s right-back, in addition to hoping to reach an agreement with Everton to Moise Kean who is on loan. PSG wants to keep Kean and can press for another loan contract with a permanent option.
08.46 GMT: Hector Bellerin could leave Arsenal this summer as part of a deal with coach Mikel Arteta, sources told James Olley of ESPN.
The 25-year-old wanted to leave the Gunners at the end of last season, when Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona emerged as serious options, but continued to talk frankly with Arteta, with whom he has had a close relationship since his days at the club. .
ESPN may reveal that in discussions last year Arteta asked Bellerin to give the club another season and, in return, they would consider a sale this summer. PSG and Barcelona were interested in exploring a deal for Bellerin – although the Ligue 1 club played down reports that they made a £ 30m bid – but the defender remained in North London, committing himself to the request from Spanish colleague Arteta for another season.
Sources confirmed that there are no open conversations between Bellerin and the club about his future, but there is a sense on both sides that, with another two years of contract, this summer represents the right time to move on after a decade in the Emirates. .
Bellerin has had no shortage of suitors in the past, but a potential destination now seems unclear. PSG are not expected to enter the race, as they signed Alessandro Florenzi on loan from Roma and are planning to take the option of making the deal permanent for € 9 million.
08.00 GMT: RB Leipzig is already making its transfer plans for the summer, which may imply some important changes in the team, informs Bild.
With defender Dayot Upamecano already headed to Bayern Munich this summer, players like the captain Marcel Sabitzer, defender Ibrahima Konate and goalkeeper Peter Gulasci you can also leave the Bundesliga side at the end of the season.
Leipzig hopes to use these transfers to introduce new faces to the team. Dinamo Zagreb defender already signed Josko Gvardiol and are quickly approaching Strasbourg Mohamed Simakan. In the Ajax striker Brian Brobbey, 19, and Juventus defender Radu Dragusin, 19, they identified two more talents who may soon go to Zentralstadion.
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PAPER TALK (by Danny Lewis)
Rennes trying to keep Camavinga
The Frenchman’s contract expires in the summer of 2022, and he will leave for free if an extension is not agreed before then.
“We will see what will happen by the end of the season,” said club sporting director Florian Maurice, quoted by Sport. “We are continuing discussions with his agents to find a solution, before discussing the possibility of seeing him leave for free in 2022. I think he has a lot of respect for the club that formed him. I don’t think we will get to that situation there. “
European giants look at Toronto youth
The 16-year-old winger made his debut for the Major League Soccer team at the end of last season and apparently caught the eye.
– Miralem Pjanic failed to impress in Barcelona and it looks like coach Ronald Koeman may be leaving Bosnia’s international scorer, according to the Spanish agency Sport. The 30-year-old had his chances, playing 27 games this season, but Riqui Puig and Ilaix Moriba are now ahead of him in the hierarchy.
– Former Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran left the Brazilian side São Paulo, according ESPN Brazil. The Spaniard played two seasons at São Paulo, but his contract has expired and he is free to leave.