Latest Transfer News Across The Globe
With the transfer window officially opened in England, other European countries as well as other continents, the rush by clubs to get needed players gets fully underway as well.
Some clubs have already gotten their transfer business underway as they hope to get the best legs ahead of the next season.
Naija News presents to you all the latest gists and rumours as well as an update on completed deals here.
Xavi appointed manager of Qatar-based Al Sadd
Former Barcelona player, Xavi has been appointed the manager of Qatar based Al Sadd.
رسمياً : #تشافي مدرباً للفريق بدايةً من الموسم القادم .. وسيبدأ تشافي مهامه مع طاقمة الذي يضم
سيرجيو اوريول، إيفان توريس، أوسكار هيرنانديز، جوزيه مانويل ، ديفيد باراتس،انتونيو لوبو ، سيرجيو غارسيا ، انتونيو ترامولاس#السد https://t.co/QSwNMUo8ZN
— AlSadd S.C | نادي السد (@AlsaddSC) May 28, 2019
Arsenal move to hijack United’s transfer target
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is moving to hijack the signing of Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier who is also been monitored by Manchester United.
According to a report in Metro, Emery is keen to sign the defender as a replacement for Stephan Lichtsteiner, who is expected to depart the Emirates stadium.
Biesla extends stay with Leeds United
Marcelo Biesla has extended his stay with Leeds United for another season. This was confirmed by a tweet on the club’s official handle.
| #LUFC are delighted to confirm that Chairman @andrearadri has exercised the option to extend Marcelo Bielsa’s contract for a second season
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 28, 2019
Atletico agree €20m Felipe deal with Porto
Porto have confirmed they agreed a €20 million (£17.6m/$22.4m) to sell Felipe to Atletico Madrid.
The defender, who already confirmed he is leaving the Portuguese club, is widely believed to be a replacement for ageing Diego Godin in the Atletico team.
Arsenal consider bid for AC Milan keeper, Donnarumma
Arsenal said to be weighing up a bid for AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The 20-year-old has already been talked up as a future European great between the posts, and with Petr Cech set to retire after Wednesday’s Europa League final, Gunners boss Unai Emery is keen to take Donnarumma to the Emirates Stadium – even if it means parting with a large chunk of his transfer kitty.
Barcelona may sack Valverde as coach
Spanish champions Barcelona are set to sack manager Ernesto Valverde today after missing out on a treble.
Despite leading Barca to the La Liga title, the Catalonia side suffered a humiliating exit from the UEFA Champions League in the hands of Liverpool.
They also miss out on a fifth Copa Dey Rey after a 2-1 loss to Valencia.
Emmanuel Petit supports Hazard’s planned move to Madrid
Former Arsenal player, Emmanuel Petit, has given a reason why Eden Hazard should move from Stamford Bridge to Real Madrid.
Petit stated that Hazard deserves to move to Santiago Bernabeu having performed greatly for the Blues in the last six years.
Gennaro Gattuso Resigns As AC Milan Manager
Gennaro Gattuso has resigned as AC Milan manager.
The former Italy international announced his resignation from the club during an interview with La Repubblica on Tuesday.
Barcelona willing to sell Dembele
Barcelona are open to selling their French international winger Ousmane Dembele, claims Sport.
Dembele only moved to Barcelona in 2017 but has so far failed to live up to expectation since joining the Spanish giants.
Juve keen on keeping hold of Dybala
Juventus have once again reiterated that they have no plan to sell their star forward, Paulo Dybala.
The Argentine forward has been a subject of interest from major clubs including Manchester United and a number of other top European clubs.
Man City monitor Real Betis midfielder
Manchester City will monitor the situation of Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso this summer, says the Manchester Evening News.
The Citizens will assess the 23-year-old’s performances for Argentina in the Copa America before making a transfer approach.
Tottenham and Atletico Madrid are also reportedly interested in Lo Celso.
Real Madrid may sell 3 key players
Spanish giants, Real Madrid are set to overhaul their entire squad after a disappointing season both domestically and in Europe.
And according to Marca, Isco, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez head the list of players the club may be showing the exit door.