Transfers

Man Utd.

Ed Woodward Admits It Will Be An Unusual Summer Transfer Window

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward is the latest executive to tell fans that this will be a quiet transfer window saying “It may not be ‘business as usual’ for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market.”

We have heard the same from Barcelona and Inter Milan, but United have been strongly linked with a €100m+ deal for Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho as well as a €200m deal for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

But Woodward seemingly has thrown cold water on these deal saying on a videoconference call with Manchester United fans.

Barcelona, Chelsea, La Liga, Premier League

Chelsea Slammed Over Coutinho Transfer Pursuit

Gary Neville has slammed the Chelsea board for pursuing £75 million Philippe Coutinho amid the coronavirus crisis.

Barcelona have reportedly offered Chelsea the chance to sign former Liverpool playmaker Coutinho this summer. But Manchester United legend Neville says it is ‘illogical’ for Chelsea to even be considering transfer moves at a time when their current players could well be set to take pay cuts.

This week, it was reported that Chelsea players have agreed to take a 10 per cent pay cut as the club look to cut losses from lack of revenue during the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona, Inter Milan, La Liga, Serie A

Hernan Crespo Urges Lautaro Martinez To Stay At Inter

Lautaro Martinez

One of the stories of this summer’s transfer window is the future of Inter Milan’s talented young striker Lautaro Martinez.

Martinez has a €111m release clause in his contract that can only be activated during the first two weeks of July. Lots of clubs have been linked with the Argentina international, none more so that Barcelona.

Barcelona have been tapping up Martinez in the press since November with Luis Suarez even getting involved.

Not everyone thinks this is the time for the 22-year-old to leave Inter. Martinez’s Argentine compatriot Hernam Crespo, who played more than 50 times for Inter, believes the best thing for his career would be to stay put.

Ligue 1, La Liga, Man Utd., Premier League, Real Madrid

French Politician Clueless About Player Valuations

Mbappe

French politician Daniel Cohn-Bendi started off making sense when he said that the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic will cause transfer values to plummet. I think everyone agrees with that statement. Then he showed his naivety when he tried to use PSG forward Kylian Mbappe as an example of the impending price drop.

“Tomorrow, Mbappe will cost around €35-40M at most, not €200M, he told an interview with French outlet Ouest-France, reported via the Evening Standard.

“Who is going to be able to buy him?

“There is going to be new regulations, and this will affect wages and image rights.”

Premier League, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Serie A

Inter Milan Line Up Olivier Giroud

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It looks like Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is going to get his wish and finally complete a move to Inter Milan in the summer as a free agent.

Giroud tried to push through a move to Inter in January after a frustrating first half of the season with Frank Lampard’s side, but Chelsea blocked the move due to a lack of alternative options up front at Stamford Bridge.

Giroud is desperate to play regular first team football next season as he wants to be part of the French side at the Euro’s next summer.

Inter Milan, La Liga, Serie A

Mercato: Icardi To Atletico Madrid?

Mercato Transfers Serie A

There was a point not that long ago when we pictured Diego Simeone managing Mauro Icardi. Expect we envisioned it taking place at Inter and not in Spain.

And that is a possibility now as Atletico Madrid are reportedly stepping up their interest in Icardi, as Simeone views him as the idea replacement for Diego Costa

According to Tuttosport writes that Simeone has already been in touch with Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara regarding a move for the 27-year-old. Wanda has been adamant that Icardi return to Italy, but with those optiosn limited, and Icardi in the prime if his career, would she move the family to Spain?

Barcelona, La Liga

No Reality To Setien’s Transfer Dreams

FC Barcelona is a club that is broke and in the middle of a nasty civil war. But that has not stopped coach Quique Setien dreaming of signing ‘both’ Inter forward forward Lautaro Martinez and PSG talisman Neymar this summer.

The transfer saga of Lautaro will go on until his limited release clause ends in mid-July.Barcelona are constantly mentioned as his next destination but Inter want the fill €111m in cash for the transfer, a challenge for cash-poor Barcelona who had to borrow funds in order to buy Martin Braithwaite from Leganés in February.

Inter Milan, Serie A

Zanetti Admits Icardi Will Be Sold Or Loaned Out Again

Mauro Icardi

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has admitted that he doesn’t think Mauro Icardi has a future at the club.

The 27-year-old was shipped out on loan to Paris Saint-Germain last summer following a huge falling out with the club.

That hasn’t deterred Icardi, though, who has hit the ground running at the Parc des Princes where he has scored 17 goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances for the French champions.

Recent reports have suggested that PSG will likely now make that deal permanent should Icardi agree to leave Italy.

La Liga, Ligue 1, Real Madrid

Mbappe’s Move To Real Madrid Hit By Coronavirus

Mbappe

Real Madrid’s blockbuster move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has been put on hold for at least a year due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

According to ex PSG midfielder Jerome Rothen, the French international was on the verge of agreeing a move to Madrid this summer.

The 21-year old has been linked with a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu ever since he arrived in Paris, and Rothen indicated a switch was close.

“I know from club sources that Mbappe to Madrid was almost done, he told an interview with Radio Montecarlo, reported via Marca.

Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, La Liga, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd., Premier League

Philippe Coutinho Wants To Return To Premier League Says Agent

Philippe Coutinho “would love a return to the Premier League” one day, but his agent insists everything remains a possibility when it comes to the future of the Brazil midfielder.

Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, although the German club are not expected to make the deal permanent despite him contributing nine goals in 32 matches prior to the suspension of the Bundesliga due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 27-year-old is relaxed about his future and has already attracted interest from the Premier League as his loan nears its end, with Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal among the clubs interested in the former Liverpool star.