Transfers – Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dembélé, Kimpembe, Koundé: the 14 transfer window info that you missed on Thursday

Transfers – Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dembélé, Kimpembe, Koundé: the 14 transfer window info that you missed on Thursday

A surreal offer for Ronaldo from… Saudi Arabia!

While he wants to leave Manchester United this summer, only a year after his return to the Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo still can’t find a place to fall, despite a slew of suitors. According to the Spanish media ASthe fivefold Ballon d’Or would even have received an offer of 300 million euros from… Saudi Arabia.

  • Our opinion : Unlikely, despite the proposed gold bridge, that CR7 draws a line under his European career. The Portuguese wants a sports project above all.

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CR7 at Chelsea: for Tuchel, it’s no

The German coach has vetoed the arrival of CR7 at Chelsea. Fabrizio Romano confirmed that discussions took place between Todd Boehly and Jorge Mendes, but the final decision fell to Thomas Tuchel, who preferred to decline. Chelsea is now turning to other issues.

  • Our opinion : Tuchel does not appreciate big egos and wants to keep control of his locker room.

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Paris wants to extend Messi…

According to information from brand, Paris Saint-Germain would like to discuss a new contract with the Argentine star. The capital club would be willing to offer a new year to the seven-time Ballon d’Or (35, under contract until 2023), who does not intend to start discussions about his future before the next World Cup, the last major goal of his career.

  • Our opinion : Prolong a Messi definitely turned towards his twilight, not sure that the idea is wise.

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… and is about to complete a new sale

Active in the arrivals department, Paris must also sell to continue to strengthen. Good news, Leeds seem particularly interested in the profile of Arnaud Kalimuendo, as revealed by L’Equipe. The young Parisian striker (20 years old) could leave the capital against a check for 22 million euros, plus three bonuses (25 million euros in all). Inter Milan has also positioned itself for the former Lensois.

  • Our opinion : This is an expected sale. The cases of Draxler, Herrera & co promise to be more complex to finalize.

Arnaud Kalimuendo (PSG)

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Despite interest from Chelsea, Kimpembe sees himself staying

The soap opera is only in its infancy, but the Presnel Kimpembe case promises to shake up the Paris transfer window for long weeks. Courted by Chelsea, the French defender would give priority to Paris, according to information from Goal France. The player is precisely waiting for an appointment with the management of the club, in order to clarify his situation.

  • Our opinion : The arrival of Skriniar will push Kimpembe towards fierce competition. Leaving could ensure him a lot of playing time.

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Paris has another track in attack

There are no more secrets regarding PSG’s interest in Hugo Ekitike and Gianluca Scamacca. But a third track seems to be emerging, according to Fabrizio Romano. Gonçalo Ramos, Portuguese striker (21) from Benfica is high on the list of Luis Campos, who still considers Ekitike as the priority in attack. On the other hand, Paris does not seem willing to respond favorably to the 50 million requested by Sassuolo for Scamacca.

  • Our opinion : Ramos is young but seems to have a much lower ceiling than Ekitike.

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Total agreement between MU and Barça, de Jong ready to give his ok

The surprise of the day comes from The Independent, convinced that Frenkie de Jong (25) has given the green light to join Manchester United, despite insistent rumors from Spain of the Dutchman’s desire to stay. The latter could consider a departure if the Catalan club were willing to pay the deferred wages due to the pandemic. If the answer is negative, de Jong will remain. In any case, United and Barcelona have agreed on a sum of 75 million euros, plus bonuses.

  • Our opinion : Barcelona need cash to get out of Financial Fair Play.

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Gnabry left to extend…

According to several German sources, the Bayern Munich striker, whose contract will expire in the summer of 2023, has decided to extend the adventure with the Bundesliga champions. After a full season punctuated by 14 goals and 6 assists in the league, Serge Gnabry (26), is about to extend his lease.

  • Our opinion : Good news for Bayern, who are securing their flanks after Kingsley Coman’s extension.

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… while Sané already sees himself in Spain

Representatives of the German striker have initiated a seduction operation towards Florentino Perez, according to Defensa Central. The player’s agent, Damir Smoljan, has tested the waters for Leroy Sané (26, contract until 2025 with Bayern), but Real wants to be cautious on the file, and has not yet communicated an answer.

  • Our opinion : Irregular since his arrival from Manchester City, Sané has never won in Bavaria.

“With Tchouaméni, Real is winning its youth bet”

New suitor, Tottenham is already on pole to enlist Koundé

Even as Spurs entered the race for the France international with some delay, it would be the Londoners best placed to welcome the future ex-Sevillanese, according to the Mirror. After having tried, without success, to recruit Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan), Antonio Conte would have set his sights on Koundé, who would no longer be among Chelsea’s priorities, while the arrival at the club of Kalidou Koulibaly is imminent.

  • Our opinion : Even if the Spurs will play the Champions League, Chelsea seems the best destination for the Frenchman.

Jules Koundé during FC Sevilla-Valencia.

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After Martinez failure, Arteta falls back on Zinchenko

The Ukrainian midfielder (25), repositioned on the left side under the orders of Pep Guardiola, is the new priority of Arsenal, which is currently working to find an agreement with Manchester City, according to The Athletic. The Mancunians are open to the sale of the player, ardently desired by Mikel Arteta, especially after the failure in the Lisandro Martinez file.

  • Our opinion : Versatile, technical and enduring, the Ukrainian would be a recruit of choice for the Gunners.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

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Vidal arrived in Brazil

Brazilian club Flamengo has pulled out all the stops to announce the arrival of Arturo Vidal to their supporters. The 35-year-old Chilean midfielder was the subject of a video inspired by Netflix’s flagship series, Stranger Things. Vidal has signed up until December 2023.

  • Our opinion : By signing with Flamengo, the Chilean proves that he is still hungry for titles.

Ozil leaves Fenerbahçe… but stays in Turkey

After a year and a half at Fenerbahçe, Mesut Özil packed up to join another Turkish club, also based in Istanbul. This is Istanbul Basaksehir, who has signed the services of the German international for a year (plus an optional year).

  • Our opinion : The German moved to Turkey for what looks like the end of his career. Frustrating at the sight of the talent of the former Merengue.

Costil stays in Ligue 1

Free since leaving the Girondins de Bordeaux, Benoît Costil will join the promoted Auxerre. RMC Sportsthrough Loic Tanzi, has confirmed the French international’s contract for one season.

  • Our opinion : Heckled by his own supporters in Bordeaux, Costil will find a more peaceful setting with the Burgundians.

Benoit Costil (Bordeaux)

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