Five key transfers waiting to happen this summer

We are already in May, and it is not long before curtains are drawn on another season in most of the major European Leagues. However, with the closure of the regular season, everyone’s attention will turn towards the summer transfer window. Football Agents will become the most important people in the industry and billions will be spent by the clubs on transfer fees. Like every summer, a lot of footballing talent will switch allegiances over the course of the upcoming window. In this feature, we are going to take a…

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Bayern Munich lead race for top Manchester United target

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann. The often-reliable journalist claims that Atletico have identified Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as their number one target as they remain susceptible to lose Griezmann in the coming window. The France international has a lot of clubs interested in services including Premier League side Manchester United. However, Di Marzio claims that Bayern currently favourites to sign him in the summer. The latest development will surely be…

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Real Madrid in for Monaco duo

Real Madrid are interested in acquiring the services of Monaco duo Kylian Mbappė and Bernardo Silva, according to reports by Spanish newspaper Marca. Mbappė, 18, graduated from the club’s academy and made his debut back in December 2015. He’s cemented his position on the team, developing a devastating partnership with Colombian striker Radamel Falcao—one that has seen 35 goals scored across all competitions, an integral factor in an impressive Monaco attack that is arguably the most impressive on the continent. Bernardo Silva, 22, technical and effective, possesses a playing style…

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Griezmann backed to join Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been backed by former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit to join Manchester United in the summer. Griezmann has emerged as one of the best football players in the world during his time with Atletico and has been consistently linked with major European clubs in the recent seasons. Manchester United, in particular, have been strongly linked with the player and Petit, who played for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona in his career, thinks that his compatriot will definitely sign for United in the summer.…

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Verratti confirms Paris-Saint Germain future

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has reiterated his desire to remain at the club, Foot Mercato report. “The coach knows the Catalan team well, and he deserves praise for this performance. He worked perfectly. Everything went exactly in the direction we planned,” the Italian said, following their 4-nil thrashing of Barcelona yesterday. “I’m happy to attract the interest of other big clubs, but I do not want to change. I am part of a great project, and we want to become one of the three best teams in Europe.” In a…

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Balotelli back to his old ways after initial promise in France

For a while, it appeared that notorious striker Mario Balotelli has turned around his sinking career following his move to French side Nice in the summer. The Italian, who joined the Ligue 1 side on a one-year deal in the summer, made a bright start to his life in France and managed to score five league goals in his first three appearances for his new side. However, it now appears that the Italian is struggling with discipline in France too. The 26-year-old was recently accused by his teammate Valentin Eysseric…

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Manchester United lead pursuit of Ligue 1 star

Manchester United are reportedly leading the pursuit to sign Monaco winger Bernardo Silva. The likes of United, Chelsea and Juventus have been linked with a move for the Portuguese in the last one year, but, French publication Le10 Sport, via talkSPORT, claims that the Red Devils are currently leading the pursuit to sign the 22-year-old. Silva is represented by famous agent Jorge Mendes, who is also the agent and close friend of United manager Jose Mourinho. The report suggests that this link gives a huge advantage to United in the…

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Paris Saint-Germain to raid Premier League in summer

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French champions Paris-Saint Germain are preparing to raid Premier League next summer, according to reports. The French champions are reportedly looking for a striker and have identified Man City’s Sergio Aguero and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez as possible summer recruitments. Goal.com reports that PSG boss Unai Emery wants to sign a world-class forward to partner Edison Cavani next season. Sanchez and Aguero feature at the top of PSG’s wish list and the Ligue 1 giants are prepared to break the bank to land one of the two in the summer. Aguero…

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Arsenal, West Ham target to switch clubs in summer

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has expressed his desire to join a new club in the upcoming summer transfer window. The French striker was a top target for the likes of Arsenal and West Ham last summer, but due to varying circumstances, he ended up staying in France. Early in the summer, he declined an opportunity to join the Hammers after two clubs had reportedly agreed on a transfer fee. Later, the Gunners expressed their interest in the striker but their offer was deemed insufficient by the French club. Ultimately, the…

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Former target confirms Arsenal interest

Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler has confirmed that Arsenal held a long-term interest in his services. The German international first became a subject of the Gunners’ interest when he was still plying his trade at Schalke. However, a move never materialised, and he ended up joining Wolfsburg in 2015. He had stayed at his new club for only one year when he expressed his desire to move to a new club last summer. Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain were strongly linked with him in the summer, but Wolfsburg refused to let…

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How are Premier League clubs looking ahead of Champions League knockouts?

The Champions League is moving into the knockout phase of the competition. There are plenty of mouthwatering fixtures coming up in the Round of 16. After Tottenham were eliminated in the group stages, the onus is on Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester to represent English football. Leicester have had an unforgettable few years in the Premier League. After scraping out of the relegation zone in 2015, they went on to famously win the Premier League the following season. Whilst their 2016/17 Premier League campaign has been somewhat of a disappointment,…

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Former United player moves to Ligue 1, Mourinho makes statement on Martial

Manchester United fan favourite, Patrice Evra, signed a deal with Olympique Marseille yesterday. The 35-year-old moved to Juventus in the summer of 2014 after a very successful nine-year spell at Old Trafford. Evra, who was a part of the Juve team that made its way to the 2015 Champions League finals, signed an 18-month-deal with the French outfit and will be officially unveiled at a press conference tonight. United fans around the world were hoping for a return to Old Trafford, most likely in a reduced playing role, but it…

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Five big-money signings waiting to happen this summer

The January transfer window, with all the noise that comes with it, offers little. The big clubs are seldom willing to let their players leave halfway through the season, as replacing them would be nigh impossible. Most of the players worthy of attention are also cup-tied due to already playing in Europe, and potential buyers would much rather have a player without such strings attached. This pushes major transfers to the summer transfer window. The summer represents the start of the new European season and except for rare occasions, a…

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United reject Lyon bid for winger, set to make a move for forward and more

Manchester United are set to make a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann during the summer, according to reports by the Independent. The 25-year-old Frenchman scored six goals during his country’s run to the finals of the European Championship and finished third in the subsequent Balon d’Or awards. Griezmann, a known United fan, has made little secret of his desire to play for the club. “I always ask Paul Pogba about Manchester United,” Griezmann said in an interview with Sky Germany back in November. “I think they are a…

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West Ham man set for move to France, Zaza joins Valencia

West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet is set for a move to French side Olympique Marseille, according to a report from reliable French publication L’Equipe. Over the last couple of days, conflicting stories have emerged in the media. BBC has claimed that the Hammers have turned down Marseille’s improved offer of £19m while the Guardian is claiming that the Hammers want the player to apologise for his behaviour. The Frenchman handed in a transfer request over a week ago to the chagrin of manager Slaven Bilic. Although Bilic came out to state the club’s…

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Verratti link with a runion with former boss, Pastore reaffirms dedication

Bayern Munich boss Carlos Ancelotti has set his sights on Paris Saint-Germain maestro Marco Verratti, according to a report from French publication Le Parisien. The Italian manager, who signed Verratti during his last season at PSG, is reportedly keen on bringing the midfielder over to Munich this summer. Verratti is expected to take the place of Xabi Alonso whose contract expires in June this year. The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world and debatably the best among peers of the same age grade. He…

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Marseille agree terms with West Ham star

Following West Ham manager Slaven Bilic’s revelation that Dimitri Payet wants to leave the club, French publication L’Equipe, this morning, have reported that Marseille have reached an agreement with the Frenchman. Payet has reached an agreement with Marseille pic.twitter.com/hzJz353yiY — Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) January 13, 2017 The 29-year-old attacking midfielder had a blistering start to his career in England, capped off by an international call-up to the Euros. He, however, has found life harder this season, caused, in part by West Ham’s struggles to maintain their great form from last…

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Inter and Juventus to fight over Paris Saint-Germain star

Inter Milan are readying a massive €78M bid for 24-year-old PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, according to a report by Repubblica this morning. Following their takeover by the Chinese Suning Group last summer, Inter have made waves in the transfer market, with players like Gabriel Barbosa, Joao Mario and Antonio Candreva making big money moves to the Milan club. The new Chinese owners are keen to bring the club back to its winning ways, and this new bid is a clear statement of intent. They will come under fierce competition from rivals…

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Manchester clubs battle for defender, Mourinho also interested in City reject

Manchester clubs are set to go head-to-head in pursuit of Monaco right-back Fabinho, according to the Sun. United have held a long-term interest in the Brazilian and were also linked with him during summer. However, according to the latest report, Guardiola’s City are set to join United in pursuit of the 22-year-old. City are actively looking for a new right-back as both of their current right-backs Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta have crossed 30, and both will be out of contract in the summer. The Citizens were also linked with…

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Arsenal’s two big summer targets revealed

Arsenal had quite a busy summer transfer window this year. The Gunners were linked with a host of players during summer and ended up spending around £90m on their acquisitions. However, following the comments from two of their summer targets, it’s quite clear that the North London club failed to secure all of their primary targets during summer. The Gunners were strongly linked with a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the transfer window, but a move failed to materialise. The Algeria international has now confirmed that Arsenal…

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Liverpool star subject of interests from European giants

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is attracting a lot of interests in his services, according to the latest reports. The Brazilian has been hugely impressive this season and is a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying team this season. French outlet Le10 Sport claims that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are very interested in the player and are ready to pay whatever is necessary to acquire his services. The report also claims that PSG made an unsuccessful bid of £22.5million for the 24-year-old last summer. In another report, the People claims…

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Arsenal target set to leave his club next summer

Arsenal and Juventus target Julian Draxler will definitely leave his current club Wolfsburg, his agent has confirmed. The German international expressed his desire to leave Wolfsburg last summer, but he was forced to stay with his current club by the club board. Arsenal and Juventus were both linked with the 23-year-old during the summer. Paris Saint-Germain and Everton are other clubs who were also linked with interest in the player. Draxler’s agent Fabio Parisi has now revealed that Juventus were indeed interested in his client and even spoke to him…

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Mario Balotelli speaks out against Jurgen Klopp

You can’t keep Mario Balotelli out of the news. The Italian striker has made a phenomenal start to his spell in France. He has managed to score six goals in five appearances for Nice and has shown remarkable improvement in form. It’s too early to say whether the old Balotelli is back, but signs are looking good at the moment. The 26-year-old, however, has not ceased to be controversial and has hit out on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his recent comments. Balotelli claimed that he was given a cold…

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Chelsea linked with former Real Madrid star, Brazilian midfielder interests AC Milan

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-German winger Angel Di Maria. According to Goal.com (via Dan Balon), Blues manager Antonio Conte is a big fan of the player and wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player is reportedly unhappy at PSG following former Sevilla boss Unai Emery’s arrival at the club in summer. The Argentina international joined the French champions in a £44 million deal last summer following a disappointing one-year spell at United. He scored 15 goals in…

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Another brace from Liverpool reject Mario Balotelli propels Nice to the summit of Ligue 1

Liverpool-reject Mario Balotelli has finally found some form on his loan move with Ligue 1 side Nice. The 26-year-old, who joined Liverpool in 2014 for £16m, managed to score just one goal in his first season for the Reds. In the summer of 2015, he joined his former club AC Milan on a loan move. However, his time with Milan was plagued with injuries, and he managed only eight starts and a solitary goal during his second spell with the club. This summer, he joined Nice on a free season-long…

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