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08/10/2022: Agreement between Memphis Depay and Juventus; De Jong is getting closer to Chelsea; Sergio Gómez, on his way to Manchester City; Umar Sadiq, very close from Villarreal
Agreement between Memphis Depay and Juventus:
It seems that the operation between Memphis Depay and Juventus is about to be sealed. Italian media Tuttosport reports that both parties have reached an agreement to sign a two-seasons contract. The transfer will be carried out with Barça’s green light still pending, as they ask for 20 million euros.
De Jong is getting closer to Chelsea:
There is not too much time before Chelsea and Barça reach an agreement for the transfer of Frenkie de Jong. The ‘Blues’ would be willing to pay more than 80 million euros including bonuses for De Jong. Now the player must accept to be transferred and then he will just head to the Premier League.
Sergio Gómez, on his way to Manchester City:
Manchester City and Anderlecht are finishing the agreement for the midfielder’s signing, as they just need to discuss final details. According to Fabrizio Romano, the final price will overcome the 10 million euros.
Umar Sadiq, very close from Villarreal:
Villarreal are very close to sign the Nigerian striker, as the player has already reached an agreement with Villarreal but clubs still need to negotiate. Almería request 30 million euros plus bonuses for the signing of Umar Sadiq. The next coming days will be decisive for the outcome of the operation.
Leipzig announce Timo Werner:
The striker returns to the German club and signs a four-seasons contract in exchange for 20 million euros after finishing his time at Chelsea.
08/09/2022: Juventus get Filip Kostic; Joel Robles joins Leeds United; Barça and Valencia reach an agreement for Nico González; Gonçalo Guedes becomes a ‘Wolf’
Juventus get Filip Kostic:
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the agreement between the Italian club and Eintracht for the transfer of the Serbian is almost closed. Juventus will pay around 16 million euros and Filip Kostic will arrive to Turin in the next coming hours to go through medicals.
Benjamin Sesko will land in Leipzig in 2023:
The Slovenian striker has signed with the German club for the next six seasons in exchange for 24 million euros. However, he will not play in the Bundesliga until next year, as he will stay at Salzburg this season and will join Leipzig in 2023. The club will make the signing official in the next coming hours.
Joel Robles joins Leeds United:
The Spanish keeper will play in the Premier League under Leeds United as a free agent for a one-season long contract.
Barça and Valencia reach an agreement for Nico González:
The young midfielder knew that he was not going to have much playing time next season with Barcelona, which is why he asked the board of directors for an exit and Barça thought of a loan. Now his agent Jorge Mendes has found his next destination: Valencia. Coach Gatusso convinced the player that he would be a great addition for the team and that he would have plenty of playing time. This way, the agreement has been closed and is just a matter of time before the signing becomes official.
Gonçalo Guedes becomes a ‘Wolf’:
The Portuguese striker joins the English club after Valencia announced the agreement between both clubs in exchange for 30 million plus bonuses. He will stay at the Molineux Stadium until 2027.
Conor Coady signs for Everton:
The central defender joins Everton for a season on loan from Wolverhampton and becomes the fifth signing of the club in this transfer market.
08/08/2022: Agreement between PSG and Naples for Fabián Ruiz; Marcos Alonso, very close to sign for Barça; Barça and Messi start to negotiate his return; Timo Werner returns to Leipzig; Álex Moreno stays at Betis
Agreement between PSG and Naples for Fabián Ruiz:
Both clubs have reached an agreement for the transfer of Fabián Ruiz and now they just need to close the deal. This way, PSG are now ahead Real Madrid in the race to sign the player, as the ‘Whites’ planned on adding him by 2023 as a free agent.
Marcos Alonso, very close to sign for Barça:
The ‘Marcos Alonso operation’ is just a few days away from being completed. According to Fabrizio Romano, negotiations with Chelsea are now at their final stages. The journalist has also reported that Barça will pay less than 10 million euros for this transfer.
Barça and Messi start to negotiate his return:
According to journalist Xavi Campos, the return of Messi to the Camp Nou Stadium could be a reality sooner than later, as there would have already been conversations between Barça and the player for his return. Messi’s contract with PSG expires in 2023 and Barça will do everything in their hands to bring him back next summer.
Timo Werner returns to Leipzig:
The agreement between Leipzig and Chelsea for the signing of the striker is almost reached. Timo Werner will return to the German club after several years abroad. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the deal will be sealed in the next few days so the player can sign his contract by next week.
Álex Moreno stays at Betis:
Even though the last news reported that Álex Moreno was going to play in the Premier League for Nottingham Forest, the player himself has confirmed on his Twitter account that he will not leave Betis this summer.
08/07/2022: Isco Alarcón heads to Sevilla; Fabián Ruiz, one step away from PSG; Milan are interested in Marco Asensio; Renan Lodi stays at Atlético de Madrid
Isco Alarcón heads to Sevilla:
Sevilla have announced an agreement in principle with the midfielder to sign for the club. He will stay at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán for the next two seasons after finishing his contract with Real Madrid.
Fabián Ruiz, one step away from PSG:
The Spanish midfielder has become the new goal for Galtier’s team. The player for Naples already rejected the contract extension that the Italian club offered him. As a result, PSG have now sent him a great bid, according to Fabrizio Romano. The journalist has also reported that the conversations between both parties are progressing and that the signing is imminent. Italian media are reporting a final price of around 25 million euros including bonuses.
Milan are interested in Marco Asensio:
The Italian club has shown interest in signing the Spanish striker in this transfer market. However, they would like to add him as a free agent, which would have to be in 2023 when his contract with Real Madrid expires, unless he can join now on loan. Even though the player already expressed to Ancelotti that he wanted to stay, he could end up leaving Real Madrid if the club reaches an agreement with Milan.
Renan Lodi stays at Atlético de Madrid:
Juventus were interested in signing the Brazilian left back to strengthen their wing, but Atlético de Madrid have not considered any bid for him to be good enough. Furthermore, Lodi has recently met with the board of directors and they told him that they wanted him to stay for next season. This way, Lodi will stay under coach ‘Cholo’ Simeone for at least one more season.
08/06/2022: Gonçalo Paciência signs for Celta de Vigo; Chelsea offer Marcos Alonso to Barça in exchange for De Jong; Asensio will stay at Real Madrid; Maxwel Cornet signs for West Ham
Gonçalo Paciência signs for Celta de Vigo:
The Portuguese striker joins as a free agent from Eintracht de Frankfurt and signs for Celta until 2025.
Chelsea offer Marcos Alonso to Barça in exchange for De Jong:
Negotiations between both clubs for the transfer of de Jong are already underway. Marcos Alonso is also included on the deal, as Chelsea offer him plus 70 million euros in exchange for Frenkie de Jong. In addition, if no agreement were reached with the Dutchman player, Chelsea would still sell Marcos Alonso to Barça for less than 10 million, which is why De Jong’s soap opera will have a happy end for everyone after all.
Asensio will stay at Real Madrid:
He was one of the most likely players to leave Real Madrid, as he had not received any contract extension proposals. However, he has expressed his desire to Carlo Ancelotti to stay in the club and the Italian coach believes that he can still add a lot to the squad. This way, Asensio will not leave Real Madrid just like Dani Ceballos. They will both stay unless a great bid comes in for any of them.
Maxwel Cornet signs for West Ham:
Maxwel Cornet signs for West Ham for the next five seasons in exchange for 17,5 million pounds, which are 20,7 million euros. This way, the Ivorian player becomes the sixth signing for the Hammers this summer.
Wijnaldum joins Rome:
The Dutchman joins the Italian club from PSGfor a season on loanand with an 8 million buy option. The Italians will pay half of his salary, which in total is 5 million euros.
Miguel Gutiérrez, new player for Girona:
The young 21 years old player signs for Girona until 2027 from Real Madrid in exchange for 4 million euros. Furthermore, the ‘Whites’ keep the 50% of his rights in order to receive half of the price of the next future sale of the player.
08/05/2022: Chelsea announce the signing of Cucurella; Betis resign out Dani Ceballos; Azpilicueta extends his contract with Chelsea; Barça will not let off Marcos Alonso; Aubameyang does not want to leave Barça
Chelsea announce the signing of Cucurella:
The ‘Blues’ have just made official the signing of Marc Cucurelladespite the tweet that Brighton posted yesterday denying the transfer. The player arrived yesterday at Stamford Bridge in order to go through medicals. The deal has been closed at 55 million pounds plus 7 in bonuses and a contract that will be valid until 2028. Furthermore, the agreement includes the signing of Lewi Colwill for Brighton on loan without a buy option.
Betis resign out Dani Ceballos:
Betis have seen themselves forced to rule out the possibility to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid, as they can’t afford the 10-15 million that the ‘Whites’ demand, which is why they now consider that he is not a priority anymore and so they will start looking for a different player to strengthen the midfield. This way, Ceballos is expected to extend his contract with Real Madrid during next season.
Azpilicueta extends his contract with Chelsea:
Bad news for Barça. They thought that their signing would top off the defense, but Azpilicueta has ended up extending his contract with Chelsea until 2024, which Barça did not expect at all. The board of directors has no intentions to look for another right back.
Barça will not let off Marcos Alonso:
The frustrated signing of Azpilicueta has made Barcelona get back on track to attempt to add Marcos Alonso. In fact, his agent has already met with Barça’s board of directors to set the foundations of his transfer, while the conversations between both clubs are now underway. The goal is that Marcos Alonso can compete with Jordi Alba for the starting status in the left back position.
Aubameyang does not want to leave Barça:
Chelsea are very interested in signing the striker in order to strengthen their offensive area towards next season, but the player has no intention to leave Barcelona. Even though his contract includes an exit option for 2023, it does not expire until 2025 and he is willing to stick by it. Furthermore, he knows that Xavi counts on him, as he considers that Aubameyang and Lewandowski are two of the most powerful strikers in Europe.
Athletic reject the bid from Barça for Íñigo Martínez:
Barça’s bid of 15 million euros plus 5 in bonuses has not convinced Athletic to let their starting central defender leave. Their President, Jon Uriarte, has said that they will only be willing to transfer him for a way higher quantity, but Barça will not get to that.
Riqui Puig signs for Los Angeles Galaxy:
The young midfielder has signed for the American team for one season and a half in exchange for a 50% of a future sale. Furthermore, Barça keep a buy option for the player. They have seen themselves forced to let him go due to his constant low performing on the field, as Xavi already warned him that he would not have any playing time at all next season.
Alex Telles joins Sevilla:
Sevilla have announced the arrival of the Brazilian defender to the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on loan for a season. The arrival of Ten Hag to Manchester United made him to want to switch clubs, which is why he did not doubt at all to sign for Sevilla right away when they sent the first bid for him.
08/04/2022: Chukwuemeka signs for Chelsea; Juventus look for a replacement for Morata; Sevilla want Luis Alberto; PSG interpose between Barça and Bernardo Silva; Brighton denies any agreement between Cucurella and Chelsea
Chukwuemeka signs for Chelsea:
The ‘Blues’ have just made official the signing of their new player, Carney Chukwuemeka. He has signed until 2028 in exchange for 15 million pounds plus 5 extra in bonuses.
Juventus look for a replacement for Morata:
Juventus’ plan to bring Morata back to their squad is not working. Juventus expected his price to lower as weeks passed by, but that has not happened and they are not willing to pay the 35 million euros that Atlético request. In fact, some Italian media are already reporting that they are starting tonot count on him anymore for next season and are now looking for other strikers to replace him. The top names on the list right now are Atlanta’s striker Luis Muriel, Memphis Depay or even Timo Werner.
Sevilla want Luis Alberto:
Sevilla are already negotiating with Lazio for the signing of the midfielder. The player has also expressed himself that he would love to head to the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, even though there is not any agreement yet, which is why we must still wait to see how negotiations progress.
PSG interpose between Barça and Bernardo Silva:
Even though Barça had already reached an agreement for the 85 million price to sign Bernardo Silva, now PSG have shown up to convince the player to sign for them. However, the Portuguese’s favorite choice is still Barça.
Brighton denies any agreement between Cucurella and Chelsea:
“Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella”. This is the official statement from Brighton on their Twitter account regarding the supposed agreement with Chelsea for the signing of the Spanish defender. This way, Cucurella’s exit is still unknown.
Chelsea go straight for Aubameyang:
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the ‘Blues’ would be very interested in adding Aubameyang to their roster and they had already started conversations with his agents, but there is no bid for Barça yet.
Diego Costa, very close to sign for Rayo Vallecano:
Diego Costa is a priority for Rayo Vallecano.
08/03/2022: Alex Telles, on his way to Sevilla; Barça offer 15 million for Íñigo Martínez; Chukwuemeka heads to Chelsea; Depay has one foot out of Barça; Riqui Puig will leave Barça for free
Alex Telles, on his way to Sevilla:
Manchester United’s left back will land in LaLiga Santander to play for Sevilla, as he joins them on loan for a season and with no buy option. The Brazilian player will head to the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in the next coming hours as soon as the deal is officially announced.
Barça offer 15 million for Íñigo Martínez:
Barça are very interested in signing Athletic Club’s defender. His contract expires next summer and he has not received any extension vid so far, which is why Barça have send a 15 million proposal plus bonuses for the player. However, Athletic will not make it easy, as they are not willing to accept it. In addition, the latest news report that Íñigo’s release clause has been increased to 80 million euros. However, Íñigo would be willing to wait until January in order to join as a free agent, as he is very interested in signing for Barça and does not plan to renew with Athletic.
Chukwuemeka heads to Chelsea:
The British player is about to become a ‘Blue’, as Chelsea have announced that they have reached an agreement with Aston Villa. The player was on the list for Barça, PSG and Borussia Dortmund, but Chelsea have ended up winning the race to sign him. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the player will stay at Stamford Bridge for six seasons in exchange for 15 million euros. The signing will be official in the next coming hours.
Depay has one foot out of Barça:
It is not new that the Dutchman striker does not have any room at Barça. The arrival of players like Lewandowski will not allow him to play regularly, which is why Xavi has already warned him that he does not count on him even though the player wants to stay at the Camp Nou Stadium. This way, Depay’s lawyers have requested Barça to leave as a free agent, which is the same way he joined the club when he first came in. However, Barça do not accept that request and they will have to negotiate. On the other hand, Memphis Depay’s intention is to only consider bids from the best European clubs. Otherwise, he would not accept to leave Barça.
Gabriel Slonina joins Chelsea:
The 18 years old American keeper has headed to Stamford Bridge in order to strengthen the ‘Blues’ goal. The club has announced the addition of the keeper from the Chicago Fire until 2028 and in exchange for 10 million dollars plus 5 in bonuses. The player will stay at the MLS on loan for the rest of the season and he will then join Chelsea to be the second keeper after Edouard Mendy.
Óscar Mingueza signs for Celta de Vigo:
Celta have already announced the signing of the defender from Barça. The player will stay at Balaídos until 2026 in exchange for 3 million euros, even though Barça requested at least 5. However, they saw themselves forced to lower the price, as no bids from other clubs were coming in.
Riqui Puig will leave Barça for free:
The young midfielder is expendable for Xavi due to the low performing he has shown when he has been on the field. In addition, Barça can’t wait to get rid of him and so they would even be willing to cut his contract and save a low percentage for a future sale and for Riqui’s financial conditions at his new team can be the best possible ones. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, negotiations between Barça and Los Angeles Galaxy for the transfer of the player have been completed, which is why Riqui Puig will join the American club for the next three seasons. They are expected to announce it in the next coming hours.
08/02/2022: Frenkie de Jong does not want to leave Barça; Frenkie de Jong does not want to leave Barça; Marchesín signs for Celta de Vigo; Diego Jota extends his contract with Liverpool; Cristiano, locked up at Manchester United; Cucurella, very close from Chelsea; Roma take action on Belotti; Rodrigo Riquelme joins Girona on loan; Borja Mayoral lands in Getafe
Frenkie de Jong does not want to leave Barça:
The player refuses to head to Old Trafford despite the multiple proposals from Manchester United. He is not willing to neither live in Manchester nor play for a team that will not be in the Champions of next season. In any case, he would consider the option to join Chelsea or Bayern Munich, as he likes those cities better and both of them play in the Champions League. However, he rather stays at the Camp Nou, which keeps causing trouble to Barça’s financial situation. Worst case scenario, Barça would plan on lowering his salary.
Marchesín signs for Celta de Vigo:
The Argentinian player joins Celta in order to strengthen their goal. He will stay at the club until 2025.
Diego Jota extends his contract with Liverpool:
The Portuguese striker has signed a new contract with Liverpool valid for the next five seasons, which makes him a key player in the squad after the exit of Sadio Mané to Bayern Munich.
Cristiano, locked up at Manchester United:
His time to find a new time is running out. He expected to be out of Old Trafford before August 7th, which is when Manchester United make their debut in the new season, but that will not be the case. So far he has been rejected by Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atlético de Madrid, which is obstructing his exit from the ‘Red Devils’. However, Sporting Portugal and now Naples have now shown interest to sign the Portuguese are currently the most likely to sign him, even though official bids have not been released yet. Just a few days before the start of the new season in the Premier League, the Portuguese will not have any option but to play with the team if the situation does not change for him, as that is the promise he made to coach Ten Hag.
Cucurella, very close from Chelsea:
The arrival of the Spanish defender to the ‘Blues’ is just a matter of time. Chelsea have accepted to pay the 50 million price that Brighton requested. Furthermore, the player himself has accepted personal terms with Chelsea as well, so now both clubs need to close the deal in order to make it official, which could take place in the next coming hours. This way, the ‘Blues’ have overcome Manchester City, as they were not willing to pay that quantity for the signing of Cucurella.
Roma take action on Belotti:
Mourinho’s Rome currently lead the race to sign the striker. In fact, they are reporting from Italy that the club has reached an agreement with the player at 2.8 million plus bonuses and a three-seasons contract. This progress from the Italian club makes Valencia back up, as they were also interested in this player. If this agreement becomes official, Belotti will be the fifth addition from Rome in this summer.
Rodrigo Riquelme joins Girona on loan:
The 22 years old midfielder says bye to Atlético de Madrid to play for Girona on loan for a season with no buy option. The young player has extended his contract with Atlético until 2028, whose release clause has increased until the 60 million euros.
Borja Mayoral lands in Getafe:
The return of the striker to Getafe is now official. Real Madrid receive 10 million euros for the transfer of the player, who will stay at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Stadium for five seasons.
08/01/2022: Grimaldo and Sosa, plan B for Guardiola; Braithwaite, between Celta and Getafe; Real Madrid, first option for Raúl de Tomás; Juventus keep battling for Morata
Grimaldo and Sosa, plan B for Guardiola:
Manchester City are getting away from signing Marc Cucurella. Brighton have set his transfer price on 60 million euros, but Guardiola’s team are not willing to get over 50. As a result, City have started to look for alternatives if Cucurella does not end up coming. One of them is Stuttgart’s full back Borna Sosa, and the other one is Benfica’s defender Alejandro Grimaldo. However, the priority for Manchester City keeps being Cucurella, who actually asked for the transfer request a few days ago in order to leave Brighton, but his price has become an inconvenient for City.
Braithwaite, between Celta and Getafe:
The billionaire bid from Arabian football has not convinced the Danish to continue his career in a different country, which is why he will end up staying in LaLiga next season. Braithwaite and his agents have considered both the offers from Celta de Vigo and Getafe to sign him towards next season. This way, the striker must now decide where to go to, but first he must negotiate with Barça his contract rescission as well.
Real Madrid, first option for Raúl de Tomás:
Espanyol’s striker is already thinking about his next destination for the coming season and his main goal is to return to the Bernabéu Stadium. Furthermore, the player himself knows that his name is on Ancelotti’s list, as Real Madrid are looking for a second striker to give some rest to Benzema. This way, RDT is waiting for Real Madrid.
However, there are many European clubs that are also thinking about adding him, such as Borussia Dortmund, as they would be looking to strengthen their offensive area after the absence of Sebástien Haller. In fact, the signing of RDT for the German club might be a personal request from coach Edin Terzic after following his trajectory at Espanyol. However, the scorer’s priority is to wear Real Madrid’s jersey again.
Juventus keep battling for Morata:
The Italian club has not forgotten about the Spanish striker. They really want him to come back. As a result, they have started to plan on a strategy for his return. Atlético request 20 million euros for their player, but Juventus plan to offer less than 10 million for his loan including a buy option that might even be compulsory. Even though it seem that Morata’s future was going to stay at Atlético for this season, there can still be a change of plans, as the player could return to the ‘Vecchia Signora’ due to the personal request from their coach, Massimiliano Allegri.
07/31/2022: Barcelona will be able to sign up their new additions; Braithwaite, very close to say bye to Barça; Fabián Ruiz is in the market; Chelsea go straight for Frenkie de Jong; Cristiano asks United to be appraised; Real Madrid join the line for Iker Bravo; Agreement between Barça and Celta for Mingueza
Barcelona will be able to sign up their new additions:
Barcelona have been the club that have invested the most in this transfer, as they have added six new players to their roster. In total, they have paid up to 153 million for their signings without counting the bonuses of each contract. However, Barça will be able to sign up all of them without any issue. In an interview to Agencia EFE, Barça’s financial director Iván Cabeza has assured that all the new signings will be signed up before the end of the market, as the club is already under a regular financial situation. However, the football industry is still wondering how Barça have been able to turn around all their problems after the financial issues that they had been dragging for so long.
Braithwaite, very close to say bye to Barça:
The relationship between the Danish player and Barça is about to end at any moment. Even though Barça expected to earn some revenue from his transfer, in the end both parties will opt for an immediate rupture, as the agreement for the rescission of his contract is about to take place. The player has received a billionaire offer from Arabian football, but he is still thinking about it. This way, the Danish striker will be the next one to leave the Camp Nou Stadium.
Fabián Ruiz is in the market:
The Napoli player ends his contract in 2023 and due to the fact that he has not received any renewal satisfying offers nor any other attractive proposals from other teams, his future is very unknown. He already expressed a possible return to Spain, as he has been offered to Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona this last few years, but he is also thinking about staying in Napoles until the end of his contract. For now the situation of Fabián is still the same, as Naples have not received any official bid for him, even though they have lowered his price.
Chelsea go straight for Frenkie de Jong:
Chelsea have reacted and will send a bid to Barça shortly in order to add the midfielder. Barcelona ask for a minimum of 80 million, which is the same they previously requested from Manchester United. This way, Chelsea could be his next destination, but the decision is still on the player’s hands, as he still refuses to leave the Camp Nou Stadium.
Cristiano asks United to be appraised:
Cristiano has expressed his desire to the board of directors of Manchester United to be appraised so the interested clubs in signing him can send more specific bids, which would allow him to negotiate more properly to be traded. Cristiano already explained his reason to leave United at the letting he had with coach Ten Hag, but he also assured that he would keep his commitment with the club while he was still part of the team.
Real Madrid join the line for Iker Bravo:
The 17 years old player has been scouted by several European clubs for next season. One of them is Atlético de Madrid, as Cholo Simeone already expressed his desire to sign him. However, Real Madrid have recently joined the list of interested clubs to sign the Spanish striker. On the other hand, Bayern Leverkusen plan on the exit of the player either if they consider it optimal or the player wants to leave, which is why the battle to sign Iker Bravo has just started.
Agreement between Barça and Celta for Mingueza:
The arrival of the defender to Vigo is just a matter of hours, as both Barça and Celta have announced an agreement for his transfer. The deal will be closed at 2-3 million euros and the player will sign until 2026.
07/30/2022: Sporting Clube de Portugal, new option for Cristiano; Bernardo Silva, new goal for Barça; Barça willing to transfer Frenkie de Jong on loan; Florian Lejeune signs for Rayo Vallecano; Óscar Mingueza, set to sign for Celta
Sporting Clube de Portugal, new option for Cristiano:
Cristiano’s agent Jorge Mendes has met with the club to present a possible transfer of the striker. Taking into account that several clubs have closed their doors to Cristiano, returning to Sporting might be his best call to leave Manchester United. However, this deal would just consist on a loan for one season. However, Jorge Mendes will try to reach an agreement for the Portuguese to return to the team that made him known.
Apart from this negotiation, Cristiano has confirmed through an Instagram comment that he will join to the ‘Red Devils’ preseason on this Sunday’s friendly game against Rayo Vallecano right before the start of the Premier League next weekend, even though he insists to the board of directors on his desire to leave Old Trafford.
Bernardo Silva, new goal for Barça:
Barça’s ambition to get the best possible roster is not over yet. The new request from Xavi Hernández is Bernardo Silva. Manchester City would be interested to transfer the player and would ask for 80 million euros. Apart from Barça, the Portuguese has also been offered to Real Madrid, but they are not interested in him right now. For now, Barça rely on selling Frenkie de Jong in order to be able to carry oug this deal.
Barça willing to transfer Frenkie de Jong on loan:
The Dutchman has reached a turning point with Barça, as he has expressed his desire to stay at the Camp Nou Stadium multiple times, but he does not want to lower his salary or go to Manchester United, even though Barça already have an agreement with the ‘Red Devils’. This is why the only option right now for Barça to get rid of him is to send him on loan, despite this is not the favorite option for neither the player nor the club. If they opted for this option, Juventus (due to the injury of Pogba) and Bayern, for which De Jong sympathizes, would be the two most interested clubs in signing him.
Florian Lejeune signs for Rayo Vallecano:
The Frenchman defender joins Rayo Vallecano on loanfrom Alavés. He will play for them for a season and becomes Rayo’s third signing in this market after the additions of Salvi and Diego López.
Óscar Mingueza, set to sign for Celta:
The agreement between Celta and Barça will be closed in the next coming hours. The defender will play for four seasons in exchange for three million euros. He is expected to travel to Vigo this week in order to go through medicals.
07/29/2022: Laporta creates expectation with the return of Messi; Barça will battle again for Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso; Koundé signs for Barça; Osasuna obtain Moi Gómez; Getafe offer 10 million for Borja Mayoral
Laporta creates expectation with the return of Messi:
Barça are planning on bringing Messi back as soon as possible, but that will have to wait until his contract with PSG expires so he can come as a free agent.
This is what Laporta had to say on this possibility: “I feel in debt with Leo Messi. I would love that his career finished at Barcelona and with an ovation at each stadium. I think we can make that happen”.
Barça will battle again for Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso:
The block from Chelsea to Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso will not stop Barça to attempt to sign both of them. However, it is clear that now the ‘Blues’ are not willing at all to let them go to Barcelona after they ended up getting Koundé and Raphinha. Barça are not giving up, but both players must now wait for an unlikely agreement between both clubes to happen.
Koundé signs for Barça:
Even though Koundé was expected to join Chelsea early this month, he has ended up going to Barcelona against all odds. He has signed for five seasons in exchange for 50 million plus 10 in bonuses to Sevilla. This way, Chelsea have lost one of the most intense battles in the market.
Osasuna obtain Moi Gómez:
Moi Gómez was expected to leave Villarreal, as he was in the transferable list, and he has finally joined Osasuna in exchange for 1.8 million euros and a five-seasons contract. Furthermore, Osasuna will have to pay Villarreal an extra 100.000 euros for each season they stay in LaLiga Santander. On the other hand, the agreement also includes some bonuses in case Osasuna qualify for any European competition.
Getafe offer 10 million for Borja Mayoral:
The transfer of the player from Real Madrid to Getafe is about to be completed, as both parties are close to reach an agreement for 10 million euros. The clubs are expected to announced the signing in the next coming hours.
07/28/2022: Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, an extra price to pay for Koundé; Cristiano insists on leaving United; Valencia send a loan bid to Juventus for Arthur Melo
Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, an extra price to pay for Koundé:
Barça have snatched Chelsea one of the most wanted central defenders in this market, Jules Koundé, which will bring consequences. The media from England are already reporting that Chelsea plan to block the exits of Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, who are both Barça’s goals to strengthen the full back positions, after Barça got in the middle of Koundé’s deal when he was close to head to London. Even though both players’ contracts expire next year, Chelsea prefer to keep them instead of letting them go to Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo insists on leaving United:
Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes keep pressing Manchester United in order to let the player leave the club and join a Champions League squad, but the ‘Red Devils’ refuse to transfer him. Cristiano will have to train by himself until he solves his future.
Valencia send a loan bid to Juventus for Arthur Melo:
According to the journalist Héctor Gómez, Valencia have officially requested to Juventus the loan of Arthur Melo. Valencia offer to pay three million euros of his salary (14 million), with no buy option. Juventus are studying the proposal, but they want Valencia to pay a higher quantity of the Brazilian’s salary.
Wijnaldum, close to sign for Rome:
Wijnaldum wants to leave PSG after a season with very low playing time and the Rome coached by José Mourinho are the main candidates to sign him. For now, both clubs are in conversations and discussing the contract terms.
07/27/2022: Koundé, set to join Barça; Laporta gives an ULTIMATUM to De Jong; Juventus want to sign Timo Werner; Lus Suárez returns to Nacional
Koundé, set to join Barça:
Barcelona and Sevilla have reached a pre-agreement for the Frenchman central defender. The signing will be closed at 50 million plus 10 in bonuses and will be official in the next coming hours. Xavi has been key in order to make Koundé change his mind and end up playing for Barça.
Laporta gives an ULTIMATUM to Frenkie De Jong:
The Dutchman’s situation at Barça is causing trouble to the board of directors. Due to the financial situation, president Laporta has given him two options: he can either decrease his salary or otherwise he must leave the club. For now, De Jong has expressed his desire to stay under the current conditions, as his agent has not negotiated any pay cut with the club.
Juventus want to sign Timo Werner:
The German striker has become a transferrable player for Chelsea due to his low performing in the last two seasons. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Juventus are in conversations with Chelsea to negotiate for his transfer.
Luis Suárez returns to Nacional:
Luis Suárez has announced himself on his social media that he will return to the place where he was born as a footballer, as he has released that he has reached a pre-agreement with Nacional. His desire was to continue in Europe, as he had several offers on the table, but non of them were considered decent by him. On the other hand, the love shown by Nacional fans in the last few days have made him to make the final decision on returning home 20 years later.
Mukiele signs for PSG until 2027:
The Frenchman has joined PSG to strengthen their defense towards next season in exchange for 16 million euros for Leipzig. He will play for PSG for the next five seasons.
Manu Sánchez returns to Osasuna on loan:
After extending his contract with Atlético de Madrid for the next five seasons, the left back will head to Pamplona again on loan for the third consecutive campaign. Osasuna will pay 200.000 euros for this transfer, but they will not have any buy option on the player.
07/26/2022: Barça closes the signing of Koundé; Cristiano Ronaldo meets Ten Hag to talk about his future; Mathys Tel signs for Bayern
Barça closes the signing of Koundé:
The arrival of the Frenchman central defender to Barça is just a matter of time. They just need to make it official on their social media. This way, Koundé will be the sixth signing of Barça this summer along with Christensen, Dembelé, Raphinha, Kessié and Lewandowski.
But, What has made him change his mind and choose Barça instead of Chelsea? According to the journalist Gerard Romero, this was a call from coach Xavi Hernández a few days ago. He contacted him before Barça’s bid to Sevilla was even sent in order to convince him that he would not find a better destination than the Camp Nou Stadium and asked him to wait for Barça’s bid before accepting Chelsea’s.
“We will be stronger with you and we will become again the best team in the world”. This quote from Xavi made Koundé reject the ‘Blues’ and say yes to FC Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo meets Ten Hag to talk about his future:
The Portuguese striker has arrived this morning to Manchester United’s training facilities, along with his agent, Jorge Mendes. They will both meet with the coach in order to discuss about the player’s future at the ‘Red Devils’. Cristiano insists on leaving Old Trafford, but Ten Hag does not accept that, which is why Mendes will have a key role on finding him an exit. He will certainly have options to end up leaving, as he has multiple offers on the table.
Mathys Tel signs for Bayern:
The German club have announced the signing of the frenchman striker, whose agreement has been reached at 20 million euros plus 8,5 in bonuses. He will stay at the Allianz Arena Stadium for the next five seasons.
Luis Milla joins Getafe:
Getafe have officially welcomed the midfielder, who has signed until 2027. The agreement includes the pay of five million euros to Granada plus the transfers of the players Ignasi Miquel and Miguel Rubio.
Xavi Hernández does not forget about Azpilicueta:
Chelsea’s captain is starting to think that ‘Koundé’s deal’ might prevent him from joining Barça. Despite the fact that the Frenchman’s signing for Barça is just a matter of hours, Xavi have guaranteed the Spanish defender that that deal is totally independent from his. Furthermore, he confirmed him that Barça and Chelsea have an agreement. However, the ‘Blues’ have not shown them the green light for now.
07/25/2022: Barça offer 60 million for Koundé; Xavi Hernández requests to sign Messi; Luis Milla, set to join Getafe; Borja Mayoral, close to join Getafe; Mukiele, imminent addition for PSG
Barça offer 60 million for Koundé:
When it all seemed lost for Barcelona, the soap opera with Koundé has taken a radical turn. Despite all the news reporting that Chelsea were almost ready to sign him, Barça never lost hope, as they knew they still could find the way to send a proper bid. In the end, they have managed to send an offer to Sevilla that matches Chelsea’s. They will pay 50 million plus 10 in bonuses for Koundé. Sevilla have already given the green light, but now the player must seal the deal by confirming that he wants to play at the Camp Nou Stadium.
Xavi Hernández requests to sign Messi:
The farewell full of tears from Messi last season seemed to be the end of his time at Barça. However, the arrival of Xavi to the club has made them reconsider bringing Messi back. This way, the coach has requested the board of directors to complete his sign towards the 2023/2024 season, as soon as his contract with PSG expires. However, PSG will not be willing to transfer the Argentinian, as they will offer him a contract extension by then. On the other hand, Barça will attempt to convince him in order to return to what has been his home for the last 21 years.
Luis Milla, set to join Getafe:
Getafe have reached an agreement with Granada for the transfer of the midfielder, who will join to the preseason under coach Quique Sánchez Flores in the next coming hours. Even though his signing is not official yet, both clubs have sealed the deal. However, details on the operation have not been released yet.
Borja Mayoral, close to join Getafe:
The departure of the striker from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is very close to happen, as Getafe and Real Madrid are about to reach an agreement for him. They have both closed the deal on 10 million euros and the player will sign for Getafe until 2027. They just have pending to complete some clauses of the contract, but the transfer will be announced shortly.
Mukiele, imminent addition for PSG:
The agreement between PSG and Leipzig for the central defender signing is almost reached. He will be transferred in exchange for 15 million euros. Mukiele ends his contract with the German club in 2023 and they want to earn revenue from him, which is why Leipzig need to sell him to PSG now before his contract expires.
07/24/2022: Barça prepare their first bid for Koundé; Atlético keep working on their sales; Rayo Vallecano are interested in Diego Costa
Barça prepare their first bid for Koundé:
According to Fabrizio Romano, Barça are going to send their first bid to Sevilla for Koundé, even though it will be lower compared to the 55 pounds that Chelsea are willing to pay for him, which is why they still lead the race to sign the frenchman central defender.
Atlético work on their sales:
Atlético keep working on selling players in order to decrease their budget. Morata is the main candidate in the offensive area to leave the club and Juventus are still interested in signing him, but they refuse to pay the 35 million euros that Atlético demand. On the other hand, and with one of the highest salaries in the team, Saúl Ñíguez is also in the list to be transferred and coach José Mourinho from Rome really likes him. The ‘Rojiblancos’ are confident that they can confirm several exits in the next coming weeks.
Rayo Vallecano are interested in Diego Costa:
According to Matteo Moretto, Rayo Vallecano have started conversations with Diego Costa in order to sign the striker. They offer him a on-year contract with a salary of one million plus bonuses.
07/23/2022: Koundé, a desire but not a real option for Barça; Íñigo Martínez, new option; Memphis Depay could replace Cristiano at United
Koundé, a desire but not a real option for Barça:
If nothing changes radically in the next coming hours, Jules Koundé will sign for Chelsea. The agreement between the ‘Blues’ and Sevilla has been reached at 64 million euros for the transfer and they just need to sign all the paperworks in order to make it official. However, Barça still hope that they can make an attempt to sign the Frenchman central defender, but Sevilla assure that they have still not received a single offer from Barcelona, according to diario Marca.
Iñigo Martínez, Barça’s new goal:
As Koundé is very far away from signing from Barcelona (Sevilla assure that hey have not received a single offer from Barça to sign him), the name of Íñigo Martínez has been linked to Barça in the last few hours, as they are very interested in signing him. For now, Athletic do not plan on selling him for less than 50 million euros, as his contract is still valid for one more season.
Memphis Depay could substitute Ronaldo at United:
The ‘Red Devils’ are one of the multiple clubs interested in signing the Dutchman striker. And it actually seems that this would be the right fit for both parties, as Manchester United assume that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club. This way, they have started they research to replace the Portuguese and Memphis Depay might be the chosen one.
Barça have been aware of this interest from Manchester United and they want to make the most out of it, which is why they plan to close a deal at 40 million euros. However, Memphis Depay’s future is still unknown.
Muriqi and Rajkovic sign for Mallorca:
Mallorca have announced the signings of Muriqi and Rajkovic. The first one joins from Lazio in exchange for 9,5 million euros and signs until 2026, and the Serbian keeper comes from Stade Reims in exchange for 2 million plus bonuses and also signs for four seasons.
Moi Gómez, transferable for Villarreal:
The midfielder has been put in the market, as coach Unai Emery does not count on him for next season. This way, the player joins the long transferable list, as the club are looking to make some more room in the roster.
07/22/2022: Azpilicueta, set to join Barça; Koundé, about to fly to London; Newcastle ask for Memphis Depay; Dani Alves signs for Pumas
Azpilicueta, set to sign for Barça:
Barça are very close to reach an agreement for the transfer of Chelsea’s defender. Azpilicueta will sign a three-years contract (the third season is optional) with Barça in exchange for five million euros. Barça are now waiting for a call from Chelsea in order to announce the signing.
Koundé, about to fly to London to join Chelsea:
There is no turning back. Both Sevilla and the player have finally been satisfied by Chelsea’s proposal, which is why Koundé is expected to arrive to London in the next coming hours, which is when the signing will be officially announced. Even though the defender thought about choosing Barça, the 60 million offer by the ‘Blues’ has been final in order to head to Stamford Bridge.
Barcelona have even already admitted their defeat in this battle to sign the player: “Koundé belongs to Chelsea”, has said president Laporta.
Newcastle, new team to ask for Memphis Depay:
The offers that the Dutchman player is receiving from the Premier League do not stop coming, due to his low price (15 million euros) that Barcelona have set on him in order to leave soon. Apart from Tottenham, Manchester United or Arsenal, now Newcastle show their interest in signing the striker, who, according to Sport, they could offer him the best financial proposal. This way, Memphis Depay is becoming a great opportunity thanks to Barça’s push to leave the Camp Nou.
Dani Alves signs for Pumas:
The right back is already packing in order to head to Mexico, where he is expected to have his last football professional experience at the age of 40. After his return to Barça during last season, Dani Alves signs for the Mexican club until 2023. Precisely, the Brazilian will play the Joan Gamper trophy on August 7th.
07/21/2022: Memphis Depay could return to Manchester United; Xavi gets interested in Pau Torres; Simeone wants to sign Iker Bravo; Dani Alves will play for Pumas
Memphis Depay could return to Manchester United:
The ‘Red Devils’ now have another goal, apart from Frenkie de Jong. Memphis Depay would also be in their list. Due to the fact that his playing time would decrease due to the addition of Lewandowski, this could now be his opportunity to return to Old Trafford and shine again under United’s new project.
Xavi gets interested in Pau Torres:
The star defender for the ‘Yellow Submarine’ is once again being targeted by Barça and joins for the first time Xavi’s list, as he thinks that he needs to strengthen the defense and is not sure about being able to sign Jules Koundé. This way, Pau Torres could even become the first option for them, as he is considered as one of the best defenders in LaLiga.
Simeone wants to sign Iker Bravo:
The young player (17 years old) is starting to be a goal for many Spanish clubs, specially Atlético de Madrid, who are really scouting the Spanish striker from Bayern Leverkusen. He is dragging so much attention that coach Diego Pablo Simeone has already expressed his desire to sign him. Now Iker Bravo could return to Spain thanks to Atlético de Madrid after leaving Barça’s academy and becoming a star in the Bundesliga, according to Diario AS.
Dani Alves will play for Pumas:
After finishing his contract with Barça, the time for the Brazilian footballer in Europe is over after not receiving any offers and being rejected by the teams he had already previously played for. This way, he could head to Mexico, as Pumas are interested in signing him for a year. In fact, they could reach an agreement shortly. This could certainly be the last season of Dani Alves as a professional player before retirement.
Unknown future for Marc Bartra at Betis:
The contract of Marc Bartra with Betis is now in its last year and he will see himself forced to leave the club this summer after rejecting a 20% salary drop request. This way, the club will ask him to leave unless he changes his mind.
07/20/2022: Dybala signs for Rome; Barça lower the price for Memphis Depay; Luis Alberto wants to leave Lazio; Azpilicueta, a matter of time
Dybala signs for Rome:
The club has just made official the signing of the Argentinian playmaker, who joins from Juventus as a free agent. The player will be under coach Mourinho for a season.
Barça lower the price for Memphis Depay:
Barça have rush on getting rid of the Dutchman striker after the additions of Lewandowski and Raphinha, which is why the club have seen themselves forced to decrease the initial price on 5 million euros, which makes the current price to be at 15 million.
Carles Pérez, set to join Celta de Vigo:
The agreement between Celta and Rome is very close, which is why the offensive player is expected to return to LaLiga soon. He will join on loan, but the agreement also includes a buy option.
Luis Alberto wants to leave Lazio:
The midfielder has told the board of directors that he wants to leave the club in this transfer market and they are OK with that. The price they have set for him is at 25 million euros and Sevilla are interested in signing him. They are already negotiating, so Luis Alberto could return home after ten years.
Azpilicueta, a matter of time to sign for Barça:
After the arrival of Lewandowski, it seems that the defender and Chelsea’s captain will be the next one to sign for Barça. A principle of agreement between both clubes has taken place and Barcelona expect to pay between four and five million euros for the player. This way, Azpilicueta will join Barça shortly.
07/19/2022: De Ligt signs for Bayern Munich; Koundé and Chelsea, just a matter of time; Cavani, set to join Villarreal; Juventus still think of Morata
De Ligt signs for Bayern Munich:
Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Matthijs de Ligt, from Juventus, in exchange for 70 million euros plus 10 in bonuses. He has signed until 2027 and he has become Bayern’s most expensive signing ever.
Koundé and Chelsea, just a matter of time:
Jules Koundé will sign for Chelsea. The ‘Blues’ are willing to offer the 60 million euros that Sevilla demand, so the deal ill be closed in the next coming hours. According to Sport, the Frenchman central defender preferred Barcelona, but they can’t afford more than 45 million.
Cavani, set to join Villarreal:
His contract with Manchester United finished last June and now he is very close to join Villarreal as a free agent, as they both have reached a pre-agreement for next season.
This way, Cavani will land at LaLiga Santander after his outstanding career throughout Europe, which will make him one of the most attractive signings of this transfer market. If nothing changes, the ‘Yellow Submarine’ will announce his addition in the next coming hours.
Kimpembé does not want to leave PSG:
The central defender has told to the board of directors that he has no intention to leave the club, even though negotiations between Chelsea and PSG are already underway. However, PSG have already warned that they are not interested in transferring him unless he asks to, which is not the case. The ‘Blues’ hope that he can change his mind.
Juventus still think of Morata:
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri really wants Morata on his team for next season. However, Atlético de Madrid are still asking at least for 15-20 million euros for his transfer, which Juventus are not willing to pay.
However, Juventus have a plan: to let weeks go by in order to put pressure on Atlético, as they want to get rid of the striker, in order to lower the final price. For now, the Italian media report that negotiations for Morata to return to Juventus are again underway.
07/18/2022: Cristiano Ronaldo, an option for Atlético; De Ligt, set to join Juventus; Dybala, one step away from Rome; Lewandowski, goal guaranteed for Barça
Cristiano Ronaldo, an option for Atlético:
According to Spanish newspaper Diario As, Cholo Simeone has shown his approval for the Portuguese’s signing. However, Atlético would first have to complete transfers for a 40 million value in order to carry out this deal. On the other hand, their offensive area is now too packed and Morata is currently the main candidate to leave the club.
No doubt that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo for Atlético de Madrid would certainly be a huge social bomb for the ‘Rojiblancos’ crowd, as the Portuguese striker has always been considered as their main enemy both for his scoring ability against Atlético (25 goals in 37 games) and the multiple issues both parts have had between each other every time they have faced off.
However, Simeone considers Cristiano as a top striker and he thinks that his addition would be a huge quality increase for Atlético in order to battle for titles, similar to the impact that Luis Suárez brought to the team back in 2020. Now we must see if, under beneficial economical conditions, Atlético opt either for the addition on the field or the social fire that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo would mean for the club.
De Ligt, set to join Bayern:
The Dutchman central defender will be Bayern’s new player in the next coming hours. He just needs to complete the paperworks. The agreement between the Bavarian club and Juventus has been closed for 70 million euros plus 10 in bonuses and a five-seasons contract. This way, De Ligt will become the most expensive signing ever for Bayern and, at the same time, can reactivate other operations like Morata to Juventus.
Dybala, one step away from Rome:
One of the most valued free agents in the market is about to find his new team: the Rome coached by Mourinho. The Argentinian player has committed verbally and will sign a contract valid until 2025 with a 6 million euros salary per season. The ‘Jewel’ will inherit the 10 from Totti.
Lewandowski, goal guaranteed for Barça:
The signing of Lewandowski for Barça is already official and at ELXIIDEAL we have made an offensive stats review from his eight seasons at Bayern Munich. 344 goals in total!
07/17/2022: Barça put Memphis on the transferable list; De Jong and Kane join Bayern’s radar; Lisandro Martínez signs for Manchester United; Chelsea and PSG negotiate for Kimpembé
Barça put Memphis on the transferable list:
FC Barcelona have told Memphis Depay that they do not count on him towards next season and they are interested in transferring him in this transfer market. The reality is that, with the arrivals of Lewandowski and Raphinha, plus the names of Ansu Fati, Aubameyang and Ferran Torres, Barça’s offensive area is now too packed and Memphis does not have a spot. This way, Barça expect to close a sale for 20 million euros. The Premier League seems to be his main destination.
De Jong and Kane join Bayern’s radar:
De Jong is not interested in signing for Manchester United, as Barça have already reached an agreement with the ‘Red Devils’ for his transfer. However, the Dutchman midfielder would not rule out the possibility of joining Bayern Múnich in case he was forced to leave Barcelona, according to Sport.
On the other hand, the German media have reported in the last few hours a possible interest from Bayern Munich to sign Harry Kane as Lewandowski’s replacement. The English striker’s contract with Tottenham does not end until 2024, but Bayern do not rule out his signing in this transfer market.
Lisandro Martínez signs for Manchester United:
The Argentinian central defender has become the new addition for the ‘Red Devils’ in exchange for 54 million euros plus 10 in bonuses. He has signed until June 2027.
Chelsea and PSG negotiate for Kimpembé:
Chelsea are still looking for central defenders in order to strengthen their defense and the last name to join their list is Kimpembé. According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and PSG are already negotiating for the Frenchman defender. The ‘Blues’ have offered around 50 million euros for the player, but PSG want 65.
07/16/2022: De Jong travels to the United States; agreement between Barça and Bayern for Lewandowski; Juventus have a plan for Morata; unknown future for de Ligt
De Jong travels to the USA:
De Jong has won a battle, but not the war. The Dutchman midfielder has joined Barça’s squad on their preseason tour to the United States. However, and even though this has been an important advancement for the player, as the club even though about not calling him up, the ‘Frenkie de Jong’s soap opera’ is not over yet.
Barça and Manchester United have an agreement on him and both clubs hope that de Jong himself can unlock the situation and play at Old Trafford next season.
Agreement between Barça and Bayern for Lewandowski:
The Polish striker will become Barça’s new player in the next coming hours. Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for his transfer in exchange for 45 million euros plus 5 in bonuses and a four-years contract. This way, at the age of 33, Lewandowski will be Xavi’s main offensive reference towards next season.
Juventus have a plan for Morata:
Juventus are still interested in signing Morata. Coach Allegri wants to have a replacement for Vlahovic and Sky Sports have reported that Juventus would have the financial muscle to complete the transfer if de Ligt ends up joining Bayern for 90 million euros.
Unknown future for de Ligt:
Juventus are still asking 80-90 million euros for the Dutchman central defender, but Bayern keep trying to lower up the final price with offers that are around 60 million. Meanwhile, now there is also a chance that de Ligt could even end up extending his contract with Juventus, but this time with a lower release clause.
Koulibaly signs for Chelsea:
Koulibaly has become Chelsea’s new player. He joins from Naples in exchange for 40 million euros and signs until 2027. This way, the Senegalese central defender strengthens Chelsea’s defense after the exits of Rüdiger and Christensen.
07/15/2022: Barça threaten de Jong; Atlético find their right back; Eriksen signs for Manchester United; Rome are interested in Saúl
Barça threaten de Jong:
Barcelona insist on selling de Jong, even though he is not interested in leaving the club. Barça have reached an agreement with Manchester United for his transfer in exchange for 85 million euros and, furthermore, they need to complete this deal in order to both sign other players like Lewandowski and also sign up the new additions. However, de Jong has said multiple times that he is not leaving.
This way, Barça are even planning on not letting him travel to the United States for a preseason tour, as the team is traveling tomorrow Saturday. This would be the club’s way to pressure the player in order to accept the deal.
Atlético find their right back:
Nahuel Molina is very close to sign for Atlético de Madrid. A starter for the Argentinian national team, he is Simeone’s priority to take over the right back position. The player still for Udinese is expected to join Atlético in the next few days.
Christian Eriksen signs for Manchester United:
Manchester United have made official the signing of Christian Eriksen, whose contract with the ‘Red Devils’ will be valid until June 2025. “I am very excited to work with ten Hag”, he has said.
Rome are interested in Saúl:
After a year at Chelsea on loan, Saúl does not have room to enter Simeone’s starting XI and Atlético are willing to transfer him. In addition, José Mourinho is attracted by the player’s polyvalence and Rome are expected to submit their first offer in the next coming hours.
07/14/2022: Chelsea rule out to sign Ronaldo; Dembélé signs for Barça again; PSG want to renew Messi; Monza want to sign Marcelo; Carlos Soler does not rule out the possibility to extend his contract with Valencia
Chelsea rule out to sign Ronaldo:
The Portuguese striker will not wear the ‘Blues’ jersey, as coach Thomas Tuchel has other plans for the attacking area of the team. This is the decision that Chelsea made in a meeting between owner Tood Bohely and agent Jorge Mendes, where Tuchel confirmed that he is not interesting in coaching Cristiano, which is why the club has ruled out his signing. However, there is an Arabic club whose name has not been revealed that is willing to pay 250 million euros for two seasons plus 30 more as a compensation for United and 20 for the intermediates of the operation.
Dembélé signs for Barça again:
Barça have just made official the stay of the Frenchman striker until 2024, which is the end of a soap opera that has been going on since January.
PSG want to renew Messi:
PSG want Messi to stay for one more season, as his contract expires next summer. However, Messi’s current plan is to wait until the World Cup in order to make a decision on his future, which is why we will stay have to wait for a few months until his final decision.
Monza want to sign Marcelo:
Berlusconi and Galliani’s club have contacted the Brazilian defender in order to make him an offer. The ex-captain for Real Madrid, who said bye to the ‘Whites’ a few days ago, is now a free agent and wants to finish his career in Europe.
Carlos Soler does not rule out the possibility to extend his contract with Valencia:
The midfielder will finish his contract next summer, which is why he is currently in the market. He has even been linked to Barça. However, Soler has said that he is willing to listen to renewal proposals from Valencia as well, even though the club has not met with him for the last four months in order to keep him.
07/13/2022: Raphinha signs for Barça; Trincao joins Sporting Portugal on loan; Ten Hag is interested in Lisandro Martínez; Remiro extends his contract with Real Sociedad until 2027; Torreira, a key piece for Gattuso; Lewandowski, time trail
Raphinha signs for Barça:
After all the rumors and offers, Raphinha has finally signed for Barça. The Brazilian player has arrived to Barcelona in order to go through medicals. President Joan Laporta has announced that the player will be officially introduced in the next coming days.
On the other hand, the contract extension of Dembélé is very close to happen. He will renew until 2024 with a 40% decrease of salary. Barcelona will present both players at the same time in the next days.
Trincao joins Sporting Portugal on loan:
The 22 years old Portuguese striker has landed in Lisbon, where he will play for one more season on loan and with a buy option for 10 million euros. Barça will also have their own buy option for the next three years in case they want to recover him.
Ten Hag is interested in Lisandro Martínez:
Manchester United’s head coach has the Argentinian central defender in mind to sign. The player is also interested in leaving Ajax. This way, Ten Hag’s desire is close to happen. The deal between both clubs could be closed at 40 million euros, even though there are rumors that the final price could be set at 55 million. The arrival of the player to the ‘Red Devils’ is expected to take place soon.
Remiro extends his contract with Real Sociedad until 2027:
The goalkeeper will stay at Real Sociedad for the next five seasons. The player has expressed his joy for staying at the club.
“At Real Sociedad I improve both as a keeper and as a player. I am very settled down at the club, the city, and my teammates, and I am very happy, silo overall the balance is very positive“, he has said to the club’s media
Torreira, a key piece for Gattuso:
The Uruguayan midfielder is very close to sign for Valencia. His agent, Pablo Bentacur, has revealed a negotiation with the coach of the club, apart from his interest in signing him. However, Arsenal do not want to transfer him.
“We have a pre agreement with Gattuso on Torreira to play for Valencia”, has said his agent.
Lewandowski, time trail:
Negotiations between Bayern and Barça for Lewandowski are still underway. Meanwhile, the player has been forced to join the preseason training camp, which he has not really enjoyed. Even though he was expected to travel to Barcelona today, Bayern hopes to solve this transfer by Saturday, so Lewandowski still has to wait for the next few days.
07/12/2022: Cristiano, offered to PSG; Barça and United reach an agreement for de Jong; Kane, Bayern’s new goal; Rodri extends his contract with Manchester City
Samu Castillejo signs for Valencia:
Samu Castillejo has just been announced as the new player for Valencia until 2025. He is a personal request from Gennaro Gattuso, who already coached him at AC Milan back in the 2018/2019 season. The winger comes as a fre agent after finishing his contract with the ‘Rossonero’ club.
Cristiano Ronaldo, offered to PSG:
Manchester United maintain their plan on not selling Cristiano Ronaldo. However, according to Le Parisien, Jorge Mendes would have offered Ronaldo to PSG, but they have rejected him, as they already have enough strikers. For now, the soap opera will keep going until the end of the transfer market.
Barça and Manchester United reach an agreement for de Jong:
Manchester United are only one step away from signing the Dutchman midfielder, as he has not stood out at Barça throughout all these last seasons and Xavi is OK with his transfer. Barça have reached an agreement with United for his signing in exchange for 85 million euros plus 10 in bonuses. This way, de Jong would be coached by Erik ten Hag once again.
Raphinha and Barça reach an agreement:
The signing of the Brazilian winger for Barcelona is very close to happen. Leeds have accepted Barça’s 58 million offer plus 10 in bonuses. This way, his addition could be made official in the next coming hours.
Ander Capa extends his contract with Athletic Club:
The return of coach Ernesto Valverde and the new board of directors have changed the mind of the footballer, who planned on leaving the club after the end of last season. However he has ended up renewing for one more season.
Harry Kane, Bayern’s new goal:
Bayern are in search of a new striker, as they count on Lewandowski leaving. They have multiple names in mind, but they have now thought of Harry Kane. However, Tottenham are are not willing to transfer him, and if they were, his selling price would be 120 million euros, which is an excessive quantity for the German club to pay.
Rodri stays at Manchester City:
The Spanish player has extended his contract with Manchester City until 2027. The club did not want to transfer him, as he had an outstanding season last year and he has established himself as a key player for Guardiola.
Jesús Vallejo does not want to leave Real Madrid:
Real Madrid’s central defender was likely to leave the club, as he barely played last season except for the final part. He has multiple offers on the table, but he still hopes to have get more playing time, which is why he has decided to reject all of them and stay at Real Madrid for one more year.
07/11/2022: Ten Hag rejects Cristiano’s sale; Bayern ask for 50 million for Lewandowski; Dembélé stays at Barça; Raphinha, a matter of time
Ten Hag: “Cristiano is not for sale”
This is what Manchester United’s head coach had to say when asked about the Portuguese’s possible departure. However, the quote does not match with the desire of Cristiano to leave Old Trafford. He is certainly more than likely to play for a different team next season.
Bayern ask for 50 million in exchange for Lewandowski:
The exit of the striker from the German club was not going to be easy. Bayern are not willing to lose one of their best players at any price. This way, the number they have set for his sale is 50 million euros. Barça, which are the most interested club in signing him, offered 30-35 million, but this is certainly not enough for Bayern: either 50 or there will not be an agreement.
Pogba joins Juventus:
The Italian club have made official the signing of the midfielder, who arrived in Turin yesterday in order to go through medicals. This way, the Frenchman starts his second time at the Vecchia Signora after finishing his contract with Manchester United.
Laporte rules out leaving Manchester City:
The central defender has shown his desire to stay at Guardiola’s team for at least one more season, which has closed the rumors on a possible exit from the club during the transfer market.
“Yes, I am going to stay. I am happy at Manchester City. I still have three more years of contract. I am happy and so is the club”, he has said to RMC Sport.
Dembélé stays at Barça:
After everything that has happened, it seems that the Frenchman striker has ended up accepting Barça’s proposal to stay at the club. This way, the player is now in Barcelona in order to sign his new two-seasons contract.
Dani Ceballos will finish his contract with Real Madrid:
Even though the midfielder wanted to join Betis, he is expected to stay at Real Madrid for one more season, as Betis can’t afford his 15 million selling price.
At the moment, Betis will wait until the month of January, just six months before the player’s contract expires, with the goal to negotiate his return for free. On the other hand, Ceballos trusts that he will have more playing time this upcoming season.
Marcao is officially Sevilla’s new player:
The arrival of Brazilian central defender to Lopetegui’s team is now a reality, as the club have just made it official, even though they already announced the agreement to sign him a few days ago. He will wear Sevilla’s jersey until 2027.
Barça will pay 75 million for Raphinha:
That is the high price that Barcelona are willing to pay for the Brazilian’s signing. Now the negotiations certainly seem to be close to a deal, as they are about to finish. This way, the arrival of the player to the Camp Nou is just a matter of time.
07/10/2022: Dybala to replace Cristiano; Barça want to sign Azpilicueta; Ten Hag keeps working on United’s rebuild; Raphinha gets closer to Barça
Dybala is still a free agent and he is one of the main targeted players by the top European clubs in this transfer market. Rome, coached by Mourinho, have been chasing him to substitute Zaniolo in case Juventus sign him, as they have offered 50 million euros. Furthermore, Manchester United are already planning on the replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo and they believe that Dybala would be the right candidate to lead the ‘Red Devils’ next season.
Barça want to sign Azpilicueta:
Barcelona are interested in signing Azpilicueta and the deal is now at the key phase. According to Spanish newspaper AS, the club and the player have already reached an agreement for the next two seasons and now Chelsea are about to enter the negotiations. The ‘Blues’ want to recover the investment they made on him and have asked for eight million euros. Now we have to see if Barça are willing to pay that in order to complete the transfer.
Erik ten Hag keeps working on Manchester United’s rebuild:
Ten Hag wants to strengthen the ‘Red Devils’ and he considers the signings of Lisandro Martínez and Antony a priority. According to The Times, Ajax are willing to transfer both of them in exchange for 123 million euros. The Dutchman coach is pressing United to complete this double deal.
Raphinha gets closer to Barça:
According to GOAL, Barça have even the 60 million pounds offer for Raphinha that Chelsea have presented for him, which puts the battle to sign Brazilian winger just between these two clubs. Manager Deco has given Barça 48 hours to speed up on the negotiations before Chelsea take action again.
07/09/2022: Atlético offer Morata to Bayern; Trincão, set to join Sporting Portugal; Barça and Dembélé are close to reach an agreement; Rennes reject Unmtiti
Atlético de Madrid offer Morata to Bayern:
Atlético recently announced the return of striker Álvaro Morata after his loan at Juventus. However, the unknown of not knowing if he would get a spot in the team after the signings that Atlético want to complete has been on the news.
This is why the club itself have offered Morata to Bayern in order to substitute a more than likely departure from Lewandowski. However, according to German TV channel Sport1, Bayern have rejected him, as they still believe that Lewandowski could end up staying.
Morata’s contract with Atlético is valid for the next two seasons and, even though the player himself only plans on staying in Madrid, or to return to Turin at most, his future with the ‘Rojiblancos’ could still change.
Trincão, one step away from Sporting Portugal:
The Lisbon club is expected to pay 10 million euros to Barça in order to acquire the 50% of rights of the young striker. Furthermore, Barça still contemplate a possible rebuy option.
The return of Saúl with the ‘Rojiblancos’:
Atlético de Madrid have made official the return of Saúl, who comes back after finishing his loan at Chelsea. His current contract with the ‘Rojiblancos’ expires in 2027. However, his time at Atlético seems like an unknown, as the rumors of possible trades on Guido Rodríguez and Carlos Soler could take over his spot.
Even though Saúl already counts on the love of both the fans and Simeone, the question of if he will have a main role in the team is still an unknown.
Renato Sanches bets on PSG:
The midfielder had two offers on the table: either PSG or Milan. He has ended up choosing to play for the Parisinas, as this was his desire, even though he already had a deal with the Italian team for 10 million euros. PSG expects to complete the transfer in the next few days.
Fiorentina sign Gollini:
The Italian club have made official the addition of the keeper, who joins on loan for a year from Atalanta and includes a buy option. After standing out at teams such as Tottenham or Aston Villa, he now aims to become a starter for next season.
Rennes reject Umtiti:
It all seemed that Umtiti’s exit from Barça would be a reality, but Rennes, the club where he was expected to head to, have changed their minds at the last moment.
Despite this change, Barça continue to look for a destination for the player, as Xavi has already let him know that he will not play for them next season. No team has still shown real interest on signing him.
Dembélé and Barça are close to reach an agreement:
The countdown for the winger’s contract extension to take place has started. Xavi’s role has been key to help this deal to happen. Dembélé already thought about the last proposal from Laporta, which said that he would decrease his salary on a 40%, and he has ended up accepting it.
Now is Barça’s turn, as they have the last word. If the expected deal takes place, the Frenchman would stay at the club for two more seasons.
Pogba lands in Turin to sign for Juventus:
The fans have already welcomed the Frenchman midfielder, who has arrived to the Italian club a day later than Di María, whose signing was announced a few hours later. This way, Pogba returns to what it used to be his home before Manchester United, where he had a last difficult season due to an injury.
07/08/2022: Di María signs for Juventus; Jovic joins Fiorentina; Lino becomes a ‘Rojiblanco’; Lenglet joins Tottenham on loan; Óscar Rodríguez chooses Celta; Reina returns to Villarreal
Di María signs for Juventus:
Juventus have just made official the addition of Ángel Di María, who comes as a free agent from PSG, where he leaves a legacy as the player who has given the most assists ever for the French club. He has signed for one season.
Jovic joins Fiorentina:
Fiorentina have announced the addition of Luka Jovic. As he already posted a few days ago, the Serbian striker joins the Italian club for free, where he will stay until 2024, but Real Madrid keep the 50% of a future sale. Fiorentina will take care of the player’s entire salary.
Sevilla sign Marcao:
The Brazilian central defender becomes the first strength of Sevilla towards the next campaign. He has signed for five seasons and joins in order to substitute Diego Carlos, who has been transferred to Aston Villa.
Lenglet joins Tottenham on loan:
FC Barcelona have announced the agreement with Tottenham to send Clement Lenglet on loan, who will play with the ‘Spurs’ for next season. Barça will take care of the 15% part of his salary.
Lino becomes a ‘Rojiblanco’:
Atlético de Madrid have officially announced the signing of Brazilian winger after reaching an agreement with Gil Vicente FC for his transfer. The young player will be at Atlético for the next five seasons.
Bergwijn, set to join Ajax:
From Tottenham, the Dutchman joins the club from Amsterdam in exchange for 30 million. The 24 years old striker has signed for five seasons.
Rodrygo will extend his contract with Real Madrid:
Even though the club has not made it official yet, the Brazilian player will stay at Real Madrid until 2028 with a one billion release clause.
“Yes, I will extend my contract. Real Madrid is my dream”, has said to the Spanish newspaper ABC.
Óscar Rodríguez chooses Celta:
Óscar Rodríguez joins Celta on loan from Sevilla FC. He has signed for one season and Celta will have a 10 million sell-on clause.
Pepe Reina returns to Villarreal:
Senior 39 years old keeper returns home in order to play for the ‘Yellow Submarine’ for a season, as he has joined as a free agent from Lazio. Will this be his last adventure before retirement?
Luca de la Torre, third signing for Celta:
24 years old midfielder will wear Celta’s jersey for the next four years. This is the third signing by Celta towards the 2022-2023 season.
07/07/2022: Bayern “rules out” Cristiano; United send first bid for Antony; Sterling, set to join Chelsea; Atlético welcome back Morata
Atlético announce the return of Morata:
Atlético de Madrid have officially announced on their social media the return of Álvaro Morata after his two seasons on loan at Juventus. However, there is still a chance that he might leave the club throughout this transfer market, even though it seems that he will stay at Atlético for the next campaign.
“I am very motivated. The team can battle for everything”, he has said to the club’s media.
Svidersky signs for Almería:
The 17 years old Slovak midfielder has signed for Almería as a free agent from the Manchester United academy. He has signed a five-year contract.
Asenjo returns home:
Sergio Asenjo returns to Real Valladolid, the team he made his debut in the First Division with. The 33 years old goalkeeper signs until 2024.
Muriqi says bye to Mallorca:
The Kosovar striker has announced on his social media that he will not stay at Mallorca towards next season. He was a key player in the second part of the last campaign in order to avoid relegation under coach Javier Aguirre and scored a total of 5 goals in 17 games with the club.
Bayern “rules out” Cristiano:
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United and his agent, Jorge Mendes, is offering him to every top European club that will be in the Champions League next season.
One of the clubs that fulfill what Cristiano Ronaldo is looking for is Bayern Munich, but president of the board of directors Oliver Khan has recently said that the Portuguese “does not fit in Bayern’s philosophy”.
This statement certainly surprises taking into account that Cristiano would be the ideal substitute for Lewandowski if he ends up signing for FC Barcelona.
United offer 70 million for Antony:
Manchester United are already planning their next season without Cristiano Ronaldo on the team and coach Erik ten Hag knows perfectly who he wants to sign in order to substitute the Portuguese. We are talking about Ajax’s winger Antony. According to Goal, the ‘Red Devils’ have already sent a 70 million proposal in order to sign him.
Sterling, set to join Chelsea:
The Englishman striker from Manchester City is set to join Chelsea. According to The Independent, both clubs have reached an agreement for the transfer in exchange for 52 million euros.
07/06/2022: The destinations for Cristiano; Di María, set to join Juventus; Tottenham want Memphis Depay; Witsel signs for Atlético; Joaquín extends his contract with Betis
The destinations for Cristiano:
The striker already warned Manchester United a couple weeks ago that he wanted to leave the club. However, the ‘Red Devils’ have no intentions to make that happen. There is still two more months until the transfer market finishes and there are already several proposals on the table for Cristiano: Bayern Munich and Chelsea are the main candidates, but there are also some other incredible options.
Di María: set to join Juventus
The rumors on the possible arrival of the Argentinian to the Italian club have been confirmed. The player is going to join Juventus as a free agent after finishing his contract with PSG and is going to sign for one season.
Tottenham want Memphis Depay:
The ‘Spurs’ are willing to offer 35 million euros for the Dutchman striker, which would be a great deal for Barça taking into account that he does not get too many playing time under coach Xavi.
OFFICIAL: Witsel joins Atlético
The Belgian midfielder joins the ‘Rojiblancos’ for a season after finishing his contract with Borussia Dortmund. He will take over Héctor Herrera.
Asensio gets away from Real Madrid:
His departure seems very close. Both parts are not managing to reach an agreement to extend his contract and this certainly boosts the rumors of the winger leaving Real Madrid. This way, he is being targeted by multiple European clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Laporta: “We do not want to sell de Jong”
Barcelona’s president has made it clear to the media at Franck Kessié’s presentation. The Dutchman is not for sale. He has recently been on the news due to the interest from Manchester United in signing him.
Joaquín extends his contract with Betis:
The ‘grandfather’ of LaLiga will stay at Betis for one more season. This was the player’s desire, as he announced his intentions after lifting the Spanish Cup this last year. This would be his 23rd season and he is almost 41 years old, but he still wants to keep competing professionally.
Víctor Chust joins Cádiz:
He joins Cádiz officially on transfer for the next four seasons and in exchange for one million euros after having played for this club on loan during the last campaign. Real Madrid keep a sell-on clause of 50%.
Manchester United show interest for Dybala:
Dybala is currently a free agent and he keeps being linked to multiple clubs in Europe. The latest news on him report that there have already been contacts between Manchester United and the Argentinian in order to add him to Erik ten Hag’s squad.
Ibrahimovic extends his contract with Milan:
The Swedish striker secures his professional future after extending his contract for an extra season with the Italian club, even though he will not be able to play for the next months due to the knee surgery he recently went through.
07/05/2022: Jovi will sign for Fiorentina FOR FREE; Galtier, new PSG’s coach; De Ligt elige el Bayern; Pavard, new option for Atlético in the right back
Jovic, to Fiorentina, FOR FREE:
Luka Jovic is very close to join Fiorentina, but it will not be through a transfer. The Italian club will only pay for his salary and Real Madrid will have a sell-on clause of 50%. The Serbian striker is going to sign until 2024. The ‘Whites’ invested 60 million on him back in 2019 and he has not performed as expected.
Real Madrid secure their Brazilian spine:
Rodrygo, Militao and Vinicius are all set to extend their contracts with Real Madrid. The first two until 2028 and Vinicius until 2027. They will all have 1 billion euros release clauses. This way, the ‘Whites’ secure the stay of one of their starting central defenders and two talented projects in the wings that have already blown up this season and are expected to dominate the next decade of football.
Galtier, new coach for PSG:
He comes from Niza after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked. He has signed for three seasons with the Ligue 1 current champions. He is a personal request from new manager at PSG, Luis Campos. They both worked together at Lille, where they won the French league back in 2021.
De Ligt wants to join Bayern:
The Dutch central defender wants to leave Juventus and join Bayern Munich. However, the Vecchia Signora, who invested 85 million for the player, hopes to get a similar sale in order to recover the investment. The German club are not willing to reach that quantity and Chelsea are still interested.
Lenglet, one step away from Tottenham:
The Frenchman central defender is set to join Tottenham on loan. Barcelona will pay the 15% of his salary.
Tyrell Malacia signs for Manchester United:
The left back from Feyenoord has signed until 2026 in exchange for 15 million and has an extra year option. He is the first signing of coach Erik ten Hag.
Pavard, new option for Atlético de Madrid in the right back:
The name of the Frenchman right back has been linked to Atlético de Madrid in the last few hours, as they really need to sign someone on that position. The signing of Mazraoui for Bayern might send Pavard to the bench next season.
07/04/2022: Cristiano MISSES United’s return to training; Barça sign Kessié and Christensen; Gabriel Jesus joins Arsenal and Phillips City
Cristiano MISSES United’s return to training:
The future of the Portuguese keeps being unknown. He has made it clear to the club that he wants to leave and he has missed the return of the team to training due to family reasons. Even the player himself has told United that he would be willing to decrease his salary if they allow him to leave.
Gabriel Jesus joins Arsenal:
Brazilian striker from Manchester City has signed for Arsenal for the next five seasons in exchange for 52 million euros.
Kalvin Phillips signs for Manchester City:
The Englishman midfielder has finally joined Guardiola’s team until 2028 in exchange for 48 million euros. He has played for Leeds for the last eight seasons.
Ashley Young extends his contract with Aston Villa for an extra year:
The Englishman full back will play for the ‘Villans’ for an extra season. His contract extension has been carried out only four days after his old one expired.
Kessié, new Barça’s player:
Barcelona have announced the arrival of midfielder Kessié to Xavi’s team. He joins Barça as a free agent after having played for AC Milan for the last five seasons.
Eriksen, very close to join United:
It has been a year since he suffered a heart attack that threatened his professional career. Now, the midfielder has reached an agreement with Manchester United, as he will join the ‘Red Devils’ for the next three seasons.
Luiz Felipe signs for Betis:
Betis have made official the arrival of the Italian-Brazilian as a free agent after finishing his contract with Lazio. He has signed until 2027.
Christensen will wear Barça’s jersey until 2026:
The news that have been out for the last few months are now finally official. The Danish central defender joins FC Barcelona as a free agent from Chelsea. He has signed for four seasons and will have a release clause of 500 million.
07/03/2022: Ten Hag plans on a substitute for Cristiano; Laporta does not rule out de Jong’s stay; Firmino thinks about leaving Liverpool; De Ligt joins Chelsea’s list:
Ten Hag is already thinking about a substitute for Cristiano
Cristiano Ronaldo does NOT want to stay at Manchester United and has already requested the club to be transferred. The main reason is that the ‘Red Devils’ will not play in the Champions League next season. Even though Erik ten Hag counts on the Portuguese striker, journalist Simon Mullock (Mirror) has reported that the Dutch coach is already thinking about Ajax’s striker Antony as a possible substitute if Cristiano ends up leaving.
Laporta does not rule out de Jong’s stay:
De Jong is on Barcelona’s transfer list, but not because he wants to leave. In fact, the real reason is his high salary: 10 million per season. Even though Manchester United are very interested in signing him and they have even already presented an offer of 65 million + 20 in variables, Barcelona still do NOT rule out de Jong’s stay if he accepts to decrease his salary.
Firmino thinks about leaving Liverpool:
Due to the fact that Liverpool’s offensive area is currently too packed with Luís Díaz, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Núñez, and since Firmino’s contract is only one year away from expiring, the Brazilian player is planning on an exit from the ‘Reds’ in order to get more playing time and secure his presence in the Qatar World Cup. Juventus are his main destination, but they will not offer more than 23 million. Liverpool are willing to negotiate in order to make profit out of him before his contract ends next summer.
De Ligt joins Chelsea’s list:
According to Sky Sports Italia, Chelsea have presented a first offer to sign de Ligt: 45 million + Timo Werner. The Dutch central defender is interested in joining the ‘Blues’. However, Juventus prefer Christian Pulisic to be included in the deal.
Arturo Vidal, very close to sign for Flamengo:
Imminent arrival of the Chilean midfielder to Flamengo. According to Fabrizio Romano, Arturo Vidal will sign with the Brazilian club for the next 18 months once he breaks his current contract with Inter.
Villarreal asks for Bellerín:
A new suitor in Spain for Héctor Bellerín has come up. This is Villarreal, where he would once again play under coach Unai Emery just as he did back in Arsenal. However, according to Estadio Deportivo, there is not any official proposal on the table yet and the player’s priority towards next season keeps being to play for Betis.
07/02/2022: Day II. News and unknowns between teams continue
Cristiano Ronaldo requests his exit from Manchester United
The Portuguese has asked to the board of directors to be traded during the current transfer market in case the club receives a good offer.
Luuk De Jong returns to PSV
Sevilla have traded the Dutch striker for 4 million after finishing his loan with Barcelona, as they gave him a farewell yesterday. This way, the forward returns home and ends a both tough and full of good moments season.
Dean Henderson starts his journey to Nottingham Forest
The goalkeeper joins on loan for a season to Manchester United. This way, he now forms part of a prestigious list of English keeper that have played for the ‘Red Devils’.
Diego López signs for Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano have strengthened their goal by signing this goalkeeper, whose contract with Espanyol just expired. He has signed at Rayo until 2023.
Neymar will stay at PSG until 2027
Even though that neither the team from Paris nor the player himself wanted to stay together for longer, the ex-player for Barça will see themselves forced to stay at PSG for four more years, due to the automatic renewal from one of the clause from his contract.
Adama ends his loan at Barça
He returns to the Wolves after his five months loan at Barça. However, the player is in the list for Leeds, which could have offered 20 million for his transfer. This way, his future could be uncertain.
Raphinha, one step closer to Barça
The battle for the Brazilian winger keeps going on. Tottenham and Chelsea offer 75 million to Leeds, but Barça have closed it up at 60. Considering that the player himself has made it clear that he wants to play for Barça, the outcome of this story could have a happy ending for everyone involved.
07/01/2022: Day I. Follow the transfer market 2022 live
Mohamed Salah stays at Liverpool:
The Egyptian player has extended his contract with Liverpool until 2025. This way, he will keep leading the offensive area of Jürgen Klopp’s team for at least three more seasons.
Luiz Henrique, new player for Betis:
The Brazilian winger has joined Betis from Fluminense until 2028 in exchange for 13 million euros. This is the first adventure in Europe of the young talented promise from Brazilian football.
Jaime Seoane signs for Getafe:
The midfielder joins as a free agent from SD Huesca after rejecting a contract extension and has signed for three seasons in order to improve Getafe’s midfield. Last season he finished with 14 goals and 4 assists in the Second Division, which is the reason why he can be a great addition for the team coached by Quique Sánchez Flores.
Salvi signs for Rayo Vallecano:
The winger becomes the first strengthen of Rayo Vallecano as a free agent from Cádiz, where he has been a key player for multiple years under coach Cervera. He has signed for two seasons and will look forward to establish Iraola’s team in the First Division.
Richarlison joins Tottenham:
The Brazilian offensive player has become the new addition for the team coached by Conte. Tottenham have signed the player until 2027 from Everton. Last season, he was a key player for the ‘Toffees’ in order to stay in the Premier League.
Vitinha joins PSG:
PSG have announced the addition of the Portuguese midfielder Vitinha, from FC Porto, in exchange for 40 million euros. He has signed for five seasons, until 2027, and is one of the most promising players from European football.
André Onana signs for Inter:
The Cameroonian goalkeeper has joined Inter as a free agent from Ajax. He is the first African keeper ever to play for the ‘Nerazzurri’.
06/30/2022: Free players and financial balance. Follow the latest on the transfer market 2022 live
The transfer market 2022 is officially underway and, at the same time, multiple players have just become free agents. Some examples are Ousmane Dembélé, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Isco, Pogba, Dybala, Luis Suárez, Sime Vrsaljko and Ángel Di María. They are all now able to negotiate with any team they want to sign for.
Ousmane Dembélé, sign and not renewal:
Dembélé dilemma continues. The Frenchman winger has now officially unlinked from FC Barcelona and he will have to sign again for the club if he decides to return under coach Xavi. Barça assure that they will NOT improve their proposal and Dembélé is now getting impatient in order to solve his future.
Atlético says bye to Vrsaljko:
Atlético de Madrid have officially said bye to Vrsaljko. The Croatian right back leaves the club after overcoming the 100 games and rejecting a contract extension proposal. He is close to sign for Greek Olympiakos.
Marcelo and Dani Alves, one ‘Last Dance’… Together?
As their contracts with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona , respectively, have both expired, they have both been linked in the last few weeks with Real Valladolid, whose owner is Ronaldo Nazario. This way, they could extend their stay in LaLiga for an extra season.
Pogba, just a matter of time to return to Juventus:
Pogba will NOT continue at Manchester United and he is all set to join Juventus as a free agent. He already played for them between 2012 and 2016. Journalist Fabrizio Romano already reported a meeting between the club and the player on June 22nd.
Dybala, an unknown future:
Dybala has also finished his time at Juventus and his future is still an unknown. The last news link him with Inter Milan, so he would decide to continue his career at the Serie A.
His future is still an unknown. He can still show a high level at the age of 30 and he is now looking for an attractive new project that can fit in his playing necessities. Sevilla and Betis are among his main destinations, as both coaches Lopetegui and Pellegrini were able to make the most out of his talent before.
Suárez keeps waiting:
After finishing his time at Atlético de Madrid and with the Qatar World Cup right around the corner, Luis Suárez expects to solve his future in the next few weeks. His stay in Europe seems unlikely at the moment and River Plate have already presented him an offer of three million dollars plus an additional one for winning the Copa Libertadores, according to Radio Continental.
‘Di María’s option’:
He was been linked to Juventus in the last few days, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian club is willing to accept his salary requirements of 7 million euros per season and it seems that he will play in the Serie A.
The teams of LaLiga present their financial balances for the 21-22 season:
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
Main image: José Manuel Calviño.