Leaving PSG? Stay? Katoto announces that I have “made a decision”
After her very strong release regarding her future last April, Marie-Antoinette Katoto has decided regarding her future. At the end of the contract at PSG, the striker assures AFP that she has decided, as the Euro with the France team looms. But she said no more.
“My decision is made, it’s a matter of days. It’s over, it’s been over for a while, I’m quiet,” says Katoto, who adds “you’ll see” about his choice.
Barça will make another offer to Bayern for Lewandowski, around 40 million
After being challenged for the first time, Barça is preparing its new offer for Robert Lewandowski. According to Sport, the Catalan club will go on the offensive next week, offering just under 40 million euros for the Polish striker’s final year at Bayern. The first offer was a little above 30 million euros. FC Barcelona expects difficult negotiations and knows that it will probably be necessary to increase the offer (probably with bonuses) but would like to complete the file before mid-July. This would save Lewandowski from having to report for the resumption of training in Bavaria (scheduled for July 12).
OM: a meeting with the representative of Kluivert
Representative of Paul Pogba and Justin Kluivert, Rafaela Pimenta meets OM this Thursday to discuss the Dutch striker.
Leipzig: a release clause included for Nkunku
Leipzig has formalized the extension of Christopher Nkunku for two more seasons until 2026. A way to shield the French striker with a long-term contract.
But according to information from the German newspaper Bild, the RBL included a release clause when extending the 24-year-old French international. If the Bundesliga club does not want to part with Christopher Nkunku this summer, the former PSG player could leave for 60 million euros in 2023. An amount which, rather than discouraging his courtiers, is likely to deter sharpen interest for the one who remains on a 2021-2022 season completed with 35 goals with Leipzig.
More information here.
Juventus: Rabiot available at a reduced price?
Not considered untouchable at Juventus, Adrien Rabiot would see himself changing his tune this summer. The name of the tricolor midfielder comes up regularly in England and the newspaper The Telegraph even suggests that the Turin club is willing to let him go for a sum of between 15 and 20 million euros during the summer transfer window.
The daily also specifies what would be the ambitions of the Frenchman in the Premier League. Because of his international status, Adrien Rabiot would target a club qualified in the Champions League or, if necessary, big English teams like Manchester United and Arsenal. The Newcastle option, a time mentioned, would be to be forgotten. Contrary to information from Italy, the Magpies would not have inquired about the former midfielder of PSG.
Hunou could commit to Angers
According to Le Parisien and Ouest-France, Adrien Hunou (28) is close to returning to Ligue 1. The striker has given his agreement to Angers where he could be loaned with a compulsory purchase option. Hunou left Stade Rennais, his training club, in April 2021 to join the American championship (MLS) and Minnesota United.
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Benfica reach agreement with River Plate for Enzo Fernandez
Enzo Fernandez (21) will become a Benfica player in the next few hours. The Lisbon club published a press release in which it indicates that it has reached an agreement with River Plate “for the sports rights and 75% of the economic rights” of the Argentine midfielder. The transaction amounts to 10 million euros with 8 million euros in bonuses. Fabrizio Romano completes by indicating that the 2021 Argentinian champion will sign for the next five seasons with the Eagles.
Neymar’s historic agent assures him, the Brazilian does not intend to leave PSG
Historic agent of Neymar (whom he no longer represents today) and close to the Brazilian clan, Wagner Ribeiro gave an interview to Goal Spain, in which he discusses the case of the PSG player. Obviously, despite the desires of the Parisian club to see him possibly leave this summer, Neymar is not up for it. “Neymar has a dream, to win the Champions League with PSG. Despite all the rumors about a possible departure, he is very motivated and he won’t stop until he succeeds,” said Ribeiro.
More information here.
Nkunku extends to Leipzig
After his very good season, Christopher Nkunku extends to Leipzig. The French striker is now under contract until 2026. His name was once mentioned at Manchester United. Note that his announcement video was shot in Paris … city of his former club, PSG.
More information here.
OM: Sampaoli gets impatient and puts pressure
While the DNCG will deliver its verdict on Thursday concerning OM, Jorge Sampaoli is getting impatient. The Marseille technician is worried to see that recruitment is slow to start, with regrets already on the Witsel file (en route to Atlético).
According to our information, Sampaoli has not yet made a radical decision about his future, but he is simply letting the idea filter through that a departure cannot be ruled out if OM do not show more means and more. ambitions. The objective seems clear and it is above all a question of putting pressure on the owner Frank McCourt… Sampaoli remains very attached to OM, to the players with whom he has lived a very intense season, and his first desire is to continue his mission. Relations remain good with Pablo Longoria; Sampaoli gets to know Javier Ribalta, the new director of football; and even if some disagreements or misunderstandings seem to emerge, the Marseille coach, on vacation in Brazil, hopes to be quickly reassured by a few movements and by the investment of the owner, before his return to France.
>>> all RMC Sport information on Sampaoli’s concern
PSG: Galtier will come with his staff
Christophe Galtier will quickly commit to PSG for two years plus another option. But the current Nice coach will not arrive alone in Paris. Quite the contrary since Christophe Galtier will sign with five other members of the staff.
The formalization of the arrival of the technician will however only be possible once Paris has reached an agreement for the departure of the staff of Mauricio Pochettino.
Bordeaux: David Guion stays one more year
Despite the sporting relegation of the Girondins to Ligue 2 and then administrative to N2 due to the club’s financial situation, David Guion has signed a new one-year contract to remain Bordeaux coach.
Pogba back at Juve, it should settle down very quickly
At the end of the contract at Manchester United, Paul Pogba is very close to completing his return to Juve, according to the Italian press, which evokes a meeting between the leaders of the club and the midfielder’s agent this Thursday. The Frenchman’s arrival is expected to be announced in early July.
>>> more information on the Pogba file
PSG: Paredes would be tempted by Juventus
Leandro Paredes (27), PSG midfielder, would be tempted by a departure for Juventus, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The Argentinian international is under contract until 2024 with the Parisian club.
Barca have sounded out Suarez for a comeback but…
Present at Jordi Alba’s wedding, Luis Suarez met some of his former Barça teammates there. According to information from the newspaper Sport, the Catalan management approached the Uruguayan striker with a view to a return during the summer transfer window. In 2020, Luis Suarez left Catalonia through the back door.
But 35-year-old “El Pistolero” would not like to follow up when Barça have made Robert Lewandowski their priority. Rather than waiting for a hypothetical Blaugrana offer, Luis Suarez should focus on more concrete approaches from Sevilla FC, Villarreal and River Plate. Without a club since leaving Atlético, the striker has no shortage of suitors.
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Roma: an interest from OM for Kluivert?
On loan from Roma to Nice during the 2021-2022 season, Justin Kluivert scored six goals and provided six assists in 31 appearances with the Aiglons. Benefits that would now arouse the interest of Marseille.
According to information from Italian journalists Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano, OM have added the Dutch striker to their list of potential targets during the summer transfer window. Ditto for Bryan Gil whose case is not considered easy. After a stint in Nice, will Justin Kluivert bounce back at OM? Nothing is closed according to the transalpine media.
Linked to Roma until June 2023, the son of Patrick Kluivert would not necessarily be blocked by his leaders since José Mourinho does not seem to be counting on him in Serie A.
Zidane’s secrets about his future
Nasser al-Khelaïfi assured not to have discussed with Zinedine Zidane. However, the name of the French coach has regularly appeared in PSG’s orbit in recent months.
When celebrating his 50th birthday, the 1998 world champion confided in his desire for the future. If you should “never say never” to a club like PSG (statements to be found here), the technician is even more explicit about the France team.
“I want to, of course, he confirms. I will be, I hope, one day. When? It does not depend on me. But I want to close the loop with the team of France.”
>> All the secrets of Zidane on the Blues, it’s here
PSG: no return of Neymar to Barça this summer
Nasser al-Khelaïfi wanted to initiate a major overhaul of the PSG workforce this summer. If the president of the Ile-de-France club has not mentioned any player, many have made Neymar a candidate for departure with the end of the glitter in Paris.
Often announced in the sights of Barça, who have already sought to bring him back since his departure in 2017, the Brazilian should not find Catalonia during the transfer window. In Spain, and in particular in the program El Chiringuito, it is argued that the Blaugrana management does not plan to position itself on the 30-year-old star.
>> More info on Neymar’s future at PSG here
The day after a major media operation by President Nasser al-Khelaïfi, PSG continued its work before the resumption. In addition to a decisive step forward in the coach’s file via an agreement with Christophe Galtier, the Ile-de-France club continues to negotiate with Inter Milan for Milan Skriniar.
On the OM side, the future of Arek Milik continues to be talked about and Salernitana would dream of associating him with Edinson Cavani in Serie A. Zinedine Zidane, he confided in his future and assumed his desire to be coach of the Blues but without however closing the door to PSG. In Lyon, in addition to the return of Ludo Giuly to the club as assistant coach, we welcomed the promising midfielder from Caen Johann Lepenant.
And for those who missed some information from the transfer window, the catch-up session is over here.