Breaking News: Florentino Perez meets Umtiti’s agent, former Barca youth product to Real Madrid – April 18, 2018
Hello and welcome to the transfer roundup for the day! As the title suggests, we have some spicy rumours for you today. So without further ado, let’s begin!
#5 The others
So we shall start off with the rest of the top four league as according to Corriere dello Sport, Monaco have targeted Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri to take over the reins as the club next season and have offered him €6 million-per-year salary.
Meanwhile, Kicker report that Leonardo Bittencourt is on the radar of Monaco and Tottenham as the German has a low release clause of €8 million as Cologne may have to see him go for cheap, despite his contract running till 2021.
Borussia Dortmund are apparently interested in signing Maxi Gomez, who is having a great season at Celta, and will look to sign him in the summer, but will also have to face competition from English club Tottenham Hotspur, report AS via Radio Galega.
According to the legends at Don Balon, Zinedine Zidane is set to be offered a huge contract by Bayern Munich in order to bring him at the club after Jupp Heynckes leaves at the end of the season. They believe that things will be different with him at the helm due to his Champions League forte.
#3 Serie A
Over in Italy, Didier Deschamps has revealed to Tuttosport that he will give his opinion to Anthony Martial about moving to Juventus.
‘Martial has a contract with United and the club does not want to sell him,’ Deschamps said. ‘Then let’s see if he will be looked for, by Juventus or by someone else. I do not give advice, I give my opinion. Then, eventually, it is up to the players to decide.’
Meanwhile, right after being thumped 2-0 at Turin by Real Madrid, Football Italia report that according to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus want new faces in their backline and have targeted players like Caldara, Sokratis and Manchester United’s Mateo Darmian.
#2 Premier League
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has the intention to replace Juan Mata with long-term target Willian, who the Portuguese wanted at Old Trafford last year itself. It is expected that the London outfit would demand £30 million for their Brazilian star, according to The Sun.
Spurs seem to be looking at defenders to replace Toby Alderweireld, whose contract situation might see him depart from Spurs, and have targeted Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles, who is also being tracked by Chelsea, according to The Telegraph.
#1 La Liga
There is more from Don Balon as they state that Florentino Perez is ready to pull another Figo with the signing of Samuel Umtiti. The Frenchman has a €60 million clause in his contract and Madrid are willing to pay it as Perez has already met with Umtiti’s agent.
Meanwhile, the same outlet believes that Florentino Perez has identified Thiago Alcantara as a perfect heir to the throne of Luka Modric, who is set to leave Real Madrid in the summer with Toni Kroos also being linked to Man United.