The winter transfer window is closed, but now it’s time to look forward to summer! Here are the new rumors around after the deadline of January 31st.
TOP STORY: Inter Milan against Auba and Martial
Serie A title contenders at Inter are already planning a replacement for the attacker Lautaro Martinez, which should join Barcelona, explains Tuttosport.
Martinez, who has already scored 16 goals this season, is expected to widely swap the Italian capital for Camp Nou this summer for a € 150 million offer believed to be on the table, and Inter are wasting little time in the target the Premier League for a replacement. They already have eyes for the future free agent Olivier Giroud, as well as Napoli Dries Mertens, but Martinez funds will see the money burn a hole in his pocket.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with 17 goals in 29 games this season, and Anthony Martial, with 14 out of 30, they are both at the top of a list that is said to include the increasingly popular Timo Werner is Antoine Griezmann.
Inter could decide to try to make Griezmann part of any potential exchange agreement, but it is unlikely that the Frenchman will want to leave Barca so soon, while Werner seems more and more favorable to Liverpool.
And with Aubameyang and Martial both believed interested in moving away from England, Inter could be the perfect move.
09.30 GMT: Liverpool joined Manchester United and the major Premier League clubs in the Birmingham City teenage sensation race Jude Bellingham, according to the Sunday star.
Sources told ESPN last month that United believes that an additional offer of around £ 25 million plus an additional £ 5 million in add-ons may be enough to reward the 16-year-old midfielder away from Birmingham, for whom he already has racked up 33 appearances this season.
However, entering Liverpool into the fray could cast doubt on those hopes of signing the England U17 captain. Premier League elected champions signed another 16-year-old Harvey Elliott last summer and have already made seven first-team appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
PAPER TALK (by Nick Judd): PSG interested in signing Paul Pogba
Paris Saint Germain would be interested in adding Paul Pogba to their team this summer, if the Frenchman decides to leave Manchester United, Le10Sport reports.
Pogba’s future remains shrouded in mystery. The player himself has not been clear about his plans beyond the end of the 2019-2020 campaign, while his agent Mino Raiola continues to do little to clarify the situation. On the contrary, on the contrary!
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains firmly convinced that Pogba has a future at Old Trafford, but Juventus are confident that they can tempt Pogba to return to Turin.
Juve believes they can use Aaron Ramsey as a weight in the deal, while Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has not hidden his admiration for his compatriot.
However, PSG always tries to add the players it believes can help them land in the Champions League and, with the future of Pogba unclear, they believe that a pass in France is not beyond the realms of possibility.
Juventus are interested in Thiago Silva
Speaking of Juventus and PSG, the two clubs may be ready for a head to head of a different type this summer, with the Old Lady excited to take the defender Thiago Silva in Turin when his contract ends in June.
The Italian site Tuttomercato suggests that Silva may decide to leave at the end of the season, considering that an extension of the contract is apparently off the table for the skipper.
Juventus is looking for experience in its bottom line, with its central axis a series of constantly evolving partnerships, and therefore they feel confident that they can tempt the Brazilian to move away from the French capital.
Juve signed Adrien Rabiot for free from PSG in the last transfer window and they feel they can hit again this time, with PSG himself trying to update their defensive options.
– Brendan Rodgers is preparing as a second offering for the Celtic star Callum McGregor this summer as he tries to prepare for the departure of James Maddison, reports the sun.
The Sun suggests that Rodgers is excited to sign McGregor regardless of whether Maddison leaves or not. Rodgers failed to guarantee McGregor, who was a key player for him in Parkhead last summer, and since then Scot has scored 11 goals and recorded 10 assists this season,
– Chris Wilder is looking to hire the Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the summer, according to the Sun, but it could face stiff opposition between Wolves and Burnley, among others. The ease of securing Phillips could obviously depend on whether Leeds go up this season, but Wilder believes that the prospect of European football could help his cause if Sheffield United were to end the season forcefully and Phillips envision a new project.
– Bad news for all those clubs that were trying to add Manchester United Nemanja Matic to their teams this summer. An outing for the Serbian looked at the cards early in the season while a scapegoat was made on several occasions. However, he has been a key player in the past few weeks and the player himself, speaking with the Mirror, suggests that his long-term future may be in Manchester after all.