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IST 18:00 • Leicester City going for a duo swoop
Daily Telegraph have reported about Premier League club Leicester City to land two new players to the King Power Stadium.
Players in the talk are Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez and their last season’s on loan player at the club Youri Tielemans. While £40 million bid for Tielemans is heading for completion real soon, the transfer of Perez could be on cards in a day or two.
IST 17:30 • Costa off to Leeds United
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa has joined Championship side Leeds United for a season long loan deal, which will become a permanent transfer next season as quoted by club.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 3, 2019
IST 17:00 • Manchester City after Ake
French outlet L’Equipe are reporting about Premier League defending champions City to bring former Chelsea player from Bournemouth as an replacement for Vincent Kompany. With player’s evaluation of £40 million, Manchester City are looking to be front runners for the player who is also being sought by Tottenham Hotspur.
IST 16:00 • Bruno Fernandes closing in for a PL switch
With player’s agent set to hold talks with three Premier League clubs today, the Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes will soon be in England. Reported by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, three of the top six clubs last season, namely Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United are battling it out for the player who holds a release clause worth €100 million in his contract.
As per further reports, none of the three clubs are going to spend any amount above €55 million mark.
IST 15:30 • Pogba-Dybala swap deal on cards
La Gazzetta dello Sport‘s Nicolo Schira has reported about a likely swap deal (alongside cash) between the French World Cup winner Paul Pogba and Argentinean forward Paulo Dybala. The Manchester United midfielder who is valued at €150 million is sought after by the Italian giants who are more than willing to bring back Pogba to his former club.
Though Real Madrid are keeping their close watch on the player, but it’s believed that Paul Pogba would chose to return back to Bianconeri.
IST 15:00 • Felipe set to join Atletico!
In order to fill the vacancy left by Diego Godin’s move to Internazionale, Porto centre-back Felipe has arrived in Spain to complete his move to Atletico de Madrid. Posting on twitter Atletico Madrid announced the coming of Brazilian to their ranks:
“Today he arrives in Madrid Felipe, Brazilian central from , and tomorrow will sign his contract that ties him to our club for the next three seasons.”
🔴⚪ #BienvenidoFelipe 🔴⚪
🛬 Hoy llega a Madrid Felipe, central brasileño procedente del @FCPorto, y mañana firmará su contrato que le vincula con nuestro club para las próximas tres temporadas 🔝
👋🏼 ¡Bienvenido a tu nueva casa! ☺
👉🏼 https://t.co/0Z5JgwWXST#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/DS6eDFkXgn
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) July 3, 2019
IST 14:30 • Coutinho to join PSG?
Claimed by Sport, Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to bid goodbye to Catalans. In order to facilitate transfer of Neymar Jr. back to his previous club it is believed that his fellow teammate for national side would play a part to make the move possible. With a swap deal alongside some transfer fee involved Neymar could be back to Camp Nou. Whether he’ll be taken in with right spirit or not by fans is another story in itself.
IST 14:00 • Lyon signs Mendes
As a replacement for departed Tanguy Ndombele, french club Olympique Lyonnais have today completed the signing of Lille midfielder Thiago Mendes. At a reported fee of €25 million Mendes is set to fill the void left by Ndombele.
Thiago Mendes s'engage avec l'Olympique Lyonnais !
Bem-vindo 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/Der5tZBnwU
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) July 3, 2019
IST 13:30 • Atletico eyeing Lacazette
As per Mirror, Spanish club Atletico de Madrid is interested in bringing Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann. Since gunners couldn’t qualify to play in the Champions League for upcoming season, a move to Atletico is going to offer an opportunity for the Frenchman who would love to feature in European competition.
Lacazette who has been involved in 22 goals (14 goals, 8 assists) across 38 games for North London outfit, is seen as an ideal replacement for the departed French international Griezmann.