Get Saturday’s transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more!
Liverpool Close To First Summer Signing
The English side is on the verge of completing a summer transfer of RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.
Konate has agreed to personal terms for a five-year contract. Therefore, Liverpool is ready to make it official by activating his €35 million release clause. [The Guardian].
FC Barcelona Sort 3-Year Deal For Captain, Lionel Messi
New president Joan Laporta has a plan to keep Lionel Messi despite not being able to offer the Argentine a similar salary to the one he currently enjoys.
The Barcelona president accepts offering Lionel Messi around €75 million per year is not possible. Hence, he hopes to entice the skipper into a long-term deal that will compensate him over several years to make up for the wage cut.
Joan Laporta, meanwhile, could offer Messi a two-year deal with an option for an extra 12 months at Camp Nou. [ESPN].
Cristiano Ronaldo Keen On Manchester United Return?
Florentino Perez has recently ruled out a Real Madrid return for Cristiano Ronaldo. And the Portuguese ace, who has a year left on his Juve contract, has now turned his attention to Manchester United.
Cristiano has allegedly told his agent, Jorge Mendes, to find out if an Old Trafford return is possible. He is even reportedly set to take a pay cut to help seal a deal.
AC Milan Eye Maignan As Donnarumma Replacement
Gigi Donnarumma hasn’t agreed on new terms and looks increasingly likely to leave the Rossoneri this summer. Now it has appeared as though AC Milan has found a replacement for their first-choice goalkeeper in Mike Maignan.
The Serie A giants have reportedly agreed on personal terms with Maignan and hope to convince the 25-year-old’s club Lille into a sale.
Three Seriea A Clubs In For Andrea Belotti
Inter Milan, AC Milan, and AS Roma are lining up transfer bids for Andrea Belotti. The Italian striker’s future is in doubt as Torino sits only three points above the Serie A relegation zone in 16th-place.
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