AC Milan: Moves to endorse two signings from Lille this weekend
AC Milan are hoping to confirm the signings of Sven Botman and Renato Sanches from Lille by the end of this week.
After disappointing spells at Bayern Munich and on-loan at Swansea City, Renato Sanches revived his career at Lille FC.
Renato Sanches joined the French side for 25 million pounds from Munich in the January transfer window of 2019. He has played 67 games for the club so far, scoring six goals.
The 24-year-old midfielder played a starring role in Les Dogues’ Ligue 1 triumph during the 2021-22 season. His performances for the French club also impressed Portugal manager Fernando Santos, who included him in the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020.
However, the midfielder will enter the final 12 months of his current contract at the San Siro on July 1. Lille are likely to cash in for him this summer instead of letting him leave on a Bosman deal in 2023.
AC Milan are close to signing Lille FC midfielder Renato Sanches. The Rossoneri have been in contact with Sanches’ representatives since last January. The 24-year-old midfielder enjoyed a decent 2021-22 campaign with Les Dogues, scoring two goals in 25 appearances. He was impressed with his tackling and dribbling skills, along with his passing ability.
Several reports say that Renato Sanches has already been to Milan and has visited the facilities and the city itself ahead of the potential move.
Milan are trying again to sign Botman, having gone after him in the summer, and in particular, technical director Paolo Maldini is pursuing for Dutchman.
Nigeria coach, Jose Peseiro reveals why he took the job
The head coach of the Nigeria national team, Jose Peseiro has explained why he took the job.
The former Panathinaikos, Sporting CP, Al Ahly, and Braga coach was announced as Super Eagles boss by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following the exit of Augustine Eguavoen.
Peseiro has lost his first two fixtures in charge against Mexico and Ecuador in friendly matches.
On Thursday evening, he will take charge of the three-time African champions for the first time on home soil.
Addressing the media ahead of the game, Peseiro said: “Why did I decide with the NFF president that I want to come here? Why did I say I want to win the Afcon? Because I believe in the players, I have confidence in them.
Barcelona, Manchester United asked to pay £70m to secure Ruben Neves
Barcelona and Manchester United will have to dish out £70 million to sign Portuguese international Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
According to a report by Daily Telegraph, Barcelona and Manchester United know how much they will need to cough up to secure the services of Ruben Neves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers will demand £70 million to part ways with the Portuguese international in the summer transfer window.
Ruben Neves has been one of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers from FC Porto in July 2017. While his decision to join a club in the EFL Championship raised many eyebrows, the 25-year-old has seen his stock skyrocket, thus vindicating his choice.
The Portuguese international has turned out 212 times for Wolves thus far, chipping in with 24 goals and 12 assists. But Neves’s time at the Molineux could soon end as he is reportedly keen on embarking on a new adventure in the summer transfer window. Such a situation has captured the attention of Barcelona and Manchester United.
Barcelona and Neves have been in contact for some time, with Xavi Hernandez personally reaching out to the midfielder. And Neves is a viable candidate to be Sergio Busquets’s long-term successor, with the Barcelona captain in the twilight of his glittering career.
Recent reports have also claimed that Neves dreams about joining Barcelona, thereby giving the Blaugrana the impetus to push ahead by launching the offensive for him. But Barcelona will need to fend off stiff competition from Manchester United to secure the services of the Portuguese international.
The interest from Manchester United stems from the impending departure of Nemanja Matic, who recently announced that he will exit Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. And with the 25-year-old having extensive experience in the Premier League, Manchester United would have a solid asset onboard if they sign him.
But Neves will not come cheap, with Wolverhampton Wanderers set to demand around £70 million for the Portuguese international.
Chelsea’s stance on Milan Skriniar could wreck Man Utd and Tottenham transfer plans
CHELSEA have been credited with a desire to land Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar ahead of next season.
Chelsea may be able to throw a spanner in the works at Manchester United and Tottenham by chasing a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar before the start of next season, according to reports.
The Blues are said to be keen on strengthening at the back this summer after losing Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid on a free transfer, while Andreas Christensen is widely expected to join Barcelona in the not-too-distant future.
Chelsea are said to be long-term admirers of Skriniar and could decide to firm up their interest in the 27-year-old’s services over the coming weeks, according to Foot Mercato. The report also claims that such a move would dash any hopes of a move elsewhere for Alessandro Bastoni, who is said to be a target for United and Tottenham.
Inter are determined to avoid selling both Skriniar and Bastoni before the new season gets underway, with at least one of the two set to be retained by the Italian giants before the transfer window slams shut. It seems as though Chelsea would force United and Tottenham back to the drawing board if they eventually decide to launch a move for Skriniar, who was reportedly the subject of an enquiry from the Blues earlier this week.
Chelsea: Holds talk to hijack £50-55m Arsenal transfer, situation should be clearer in next few days
Chelsea has made contact over a potential move to try to beat rivals Arsenal to the transfer of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazil international’s situation should become clearer in the next few days, with Chelsea and Arsenal among five clubs in the race for his signature, according to CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano.
Jesus’ future has been the subject of much speculation for some time, and Romano now has a further update in the latest edition of his exclusive CaughtOffside column, which will be out in full later this morning. “There are five clubs that have contacted Gabriel Jesus’ agents, not just Arsenal,” Romano explains. “Chelsea have had contacts in recent weeks.”
There seems to be little doubt that Jesus will be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium, but Arsenal are certainly being made to sweat here over one of their top targets.
Romano adds: “Gabriel will leave Manchester City – 100%, and Arsenal want him at all costs as priority striker, Manchester City are asking about €50-55m for the Brazilian: in the coming days the situation will be clearer.”
Transfer Swap deal: Juventus demand two Arsenal players talks for Midfielder Arthur
Arsenal’s attempts to prise Arthur Melo away from Juventus are being hampered by the Italian giants insistence that either Gabriel Martinelli or Gabriel Magalhaes should be part of
Arthur has struggled to live up to expectations since he arrived at the Allianz Stadium in a controversial and complicated deal from Barcelona and he could finally get his switch to Arsenal this summer – if a breakthrough can be made in negotiations.
According to CalcioMercato, Arsenal are the ‘only club pt hat has expressed’ a concrete interest in signing the former Barcelona man – but the two sides have yet to agree on a deal. Juventus have tried to facilitate the inclusion of Gabri or Martinelli in any deal, but the report claims that the Italian outfit’s €46million (£39.3m) valuation of Arthur complicates talks.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer / June 9, 2022