The European pass market begins to heat up with important movements. The first strong steps were taken by Manchester City, which secured the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez, who is now looking to get rid of some figures, and Real Madrid, recent champion of the Champions League, who signed the German defender Antonio Rudiger, from Chelsea.
Another of those targeted by Real Madrid is Gabriel Jesús, a striker who has one more year on his contract at City but for whom the exit door has already been opened (they want about 50,000,000 euros) and he entered Merengue’s radar, fallen what of Mbappé. Also looking for the English Arsenal. On the other hand, Real Madrid would have already arranged everything with Aurélien Tchouaméni, Monaco’s French midfielder. in the white club Marcelo will not follow (could go to Sampaoli’s Olympique Marseille), Gareth Bale (Cardiff City?) and Isco.
Julián would have a minor competitor at City: Gabriel Jesús.
Another City striker, Raheem Sterling, is in a situation similar to that of Jesús, who would also lose ground to the arrivals of Haaland and Julián Álvarez. As reported by the Daily Mail, English is one of Cholo Simeone’s goals to reinforce Atlético de Madrid.
Juve and Inter aim high
Is Dybala going from Juve to Inter? (AFP)
One of the great stars that will change clubs in this transfer book is paulo dybala, who ended his contract with Juve and did not renew. “I’m very comfortable in Italy. I’d still like to get to know other leagues like the Premier, LaLiga… but I’m happy in Italy”, acknowledged the Cordovan, who became Inter’s targetbut also sounds in Mourinho’s Roma, Atlético de Madrid and the English Arsenal.
But those from Milan are also going for another strong card: they want to repatriate Romelu Lukaku, who has already made public his return to return to Inter and puts pressure on the new owners of Chelsea to let him out. Is a trident armed with Lautaro and Dybala in attack?
Lukaku returns to Inter? (AP).
In another path, Juventus does not want to be left behind in the market and has as its main target Paul Pogba, who ended his relationship with Manchester United and would have a three-year contract with the Vecchia Signora on his way, where he already played from 2012 to 2016. And with the French almost inside, now the name of Rodrigo De Paul also appeared, with a past in Udinese and previously wanted by Juve.
The departure of Dybala, who could be joined by Morata, made the Turin team renew their interest in the National Team midfielder, although it would not be easy for him to leave Atlético. For his part, Ángel Di María was another of those targeted by Juve, after his departure from PSG, but in recent weeks Fideo appeared on the radar of the Barcelona.
Does Barcelona break the market?
Lewa wants to leave Bayern but… (AFP).
Away from the limelight after the departure of Lionel Messi, Xavi wants his team to step strong again in Spain and Europe. And that is why the dance of names that sounds in the culé is more than interesting. One of those who could break the market is Robert Lewandowski, the Polish gunner who insists on leaving Bayern Munich and would welcome joining the Catalan team.
According to the newspaper Sport, another of those targeted by Barsa is Raphinhathe Brazilian who exploded at the hands of Bielsa at Leeds and is already part of the Verdeamarela team, although Liverpool would also be following in his footsteps, taking into account that he would lose Sadio Mané: if Lewandowski leaves, Bayern would offer 30 million pounds to keep the Senegalese champion of Africa.
The list of names that entered the orbit of Barcelona also includes Argentine winger Nicolás Tagliafico, without a place at Ajax, to Franck Kessié, from Milan, and according to Sport, Alexis Sánchez -he has one year left on his contract at Inter- would have been offered to return to the Blaugrana, where he already played between 2011 and 2014.
Other cracks that are free
Cavani leaves United (AFP).
Edinson Cavani: After his relationship with Manchester United, away from Riquelme’s dream of taking him to Boca, the Uruguayan striker would not continue in England and his destiny would be in Spain: he is linked to clubs such as Atlético de Madrid, Villarreal and Sevilla.
Ousmane Dembele: After several twists and turns regarding his departure last season, the French striker would finally emigrate, although in Catalonia there is a desire to retain him. At the time, one of those who showed interest in wearing it was his former teammate Lionel Messi’s PSG.
Andrea Belotti: Torino striker, 9th from Italy in the Finalissima vs. Argentina is coming off a great campaign and would make the leap after playing his entire career in his country. He is also related to Sevilla and Atlético de Madrid.
Alexander Lacazette: After five seasons at English Arsenal, the French striker ends his contract and his departure has already been confirmed. And according to the French newspaper L’Equipe, his return to Olympique de Lyon is practically closed, the club where he trained and stood out between 2009 and 2017.
Jesse Lingard: After his loan spell at West Ham, the Englishman did not fit in with Manchester United and will leave in this transfer market. Most likely, he will stay in his country, where the Hammers themselves and Newcastle are closely following him, but he is also on Sevilla’s radar.