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NewsA hot summer of transfers

A hot summer of transfers

Real Madrid have announced the departure of their star, Karim Benzema, to the Saudi Federation of Jeddah, in exchange for 100 million euros for each season, in addition to 20 million euros as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, who is looking to host the 2030 World Cup, according to ‘Marca’ newspaper, to join his former Real Madrid colleague Cristiano Ronaldo.

The “Royal Club” also announced the departure of its players Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard, while the position of the duo Dani Ceballos and Nacho Fernandez remains ambiguous, after the declarations of Carlo Ancelotti, coach of the Meringues: “Nacho and Dani is still evaluating the offer submitted by the club, I have been clear with them about their role in the team.

Bellingham to Real Madrid

Englishman Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund player, has joined Real Madrid after activating the release clause estimated at 103 million euros, in a contract which extends until the end of the 2028-2029 season.

Ancelotti has also announced the return of Ferran Garcia to the ranks of the Madrid club, after joining the club from Rayo Vallecano, while the royal has put a condition in the contract which allows the recovery of the active player in left-back. position.

And Spanish press reports have reported that Real Madrid have settled the case of Argentinian River Plate midfielder Ezequiel Palacios for 20 million euros.

Harry Kane’s post

Although Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has rejected all of Kane’s departure offers, Real Madrid are insisting on including the England star, especially after Benzema’s departure. Real Madrid have placed the German, Kai Havertz, among their priorities to meet their needs in the attacking line, especially with the royal club’s plan to include Kylian Mbappe in the summer of 2024 after the end of his contract with Paris , before retracting from the Havertz agreement. , and the intensification of negotiations to settle the Kane case. Harry Kane has turned down an offer from Bayern Munich, who are looking for a striker to fill the void in Robert Lewandowski, who hasn’t been replaced by a player since leaving. Kane’s future has taken another step, which is a move to Manchester United, to secure his stay in the English Premier League, in hopes of continuing to chase Alan Shearer to break the league’s highest goalscoring record. history of the English Premier League, but Real Madrid ruined this scheme.

Successive clashes at Bayern

After a difficult season for the Bavarian team, the management of the club decided to sack Oliver Kahn, CEO, Hassan Saleh Hamidic, sporting director, and to choose Jan Christian Dresen as new CEO, to launch the club in the reconstruction phase of the team and selection of new offers.

German newspapers have quoted Bayern Munich as ready to sell Lucas Hernandez for over €60m and Benjamin Pavard for €30m.

Spanish newspaper ‘Marca’ have also reported Real Madrid’s interest in including Canadian right-back Alfonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

Reports from Bavarian midfielder Joshua Kimmich were also linked with a move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid, to make up for the departure of Catalan side captain Busquets as well as backing up the royal midfielder.

Sky Sports have responded to news of Spanish poles negotiations with Kimmich and Davies that Bayern Munich have no intention of giving up on the players.

Bayern officials want to back the Bavarian attack after Harry Kane rejected Bayern’s offer to include Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez in their plans, but Premier League coach Pep Guardiola has said cut Bayern off and told the Citizens management that he wanted the Argentine. the attacker to stay in his ranks.

The Bayern administration were shocked by the breakdown of talks with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, after they went well, but the player backed down and announced his desire to continue in the English capital, amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

reciprocal agreement

  • German newspaper Bild reports that Bayern Munich and Juventus are in the process of reaching a reciprocal agreement at the request of Thomas Tuchel, for Serbian Dusan Vlahovic to join the Bavarian, in exchange for the transfer of Senegalese Sadio Mane to the former lady.

Mane was among three players Bayern wanted to drop over the summer, along with German duo Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane.

The French star wants to stay

New Roosters striker Colo Mwani, an Eintracht Frankfurt player, responded to interest from Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain saying: “I’m still in my third season and I still need to develop, and I’m someone who doesn’t tend to be impulsive”, opening the door for him to another season with his German team.

Messi decides his destination

Barcelona’s dream of restoring Argentine chipper Lionel Messi has come to an end, despite the Spanish League’s approval of the club’s financial plan and the club’s desire to cut the players’ salary budget.

American Inter Miami has settled the Messi case, despite financial temptations from Al Hilal Saudi Arabia.

Deal and 5 left for Liverpool

Liverpool confirmed the departure of players James Milner, Oxlade Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino at the end of last season, before Brazilian Arthur Milo, who joined the team on loan from Juventus last September, followed them.

Liverpool have included their first contract to support Argentine midfielder McAllister, who played last season with Brighton and led to him qualifying for the European League for the first time in the club’s history.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Kouado Koné and Nice midfielder Kevrin Thuram.

English fight for Neymar

Several English clubs have entered the fight to sign the Brazilian Neymar, the Paris Saint-Germain winger, who has two more seasons on his contract with the Parisian team.

Chelsea are the most high-profile club keen to secure Neymar’s services, with Manchester United chasing him, and Newcastle watching from afar.

Despite Chelsea’s numerous deals in previous summer and winter transfer windows, he agreed a new deal at the transfer window this summer, including Ecuadorian youngster Kindri Paez, Argentina midfielder Independiente.

Substitute Messi

Paris Saint-Germain, for their part, have put in a replacement after Messi’s departure and the possibility of Neymar following him, so the choice falls on Marco Asensio, the Real Madrid player, when the Spanish star is expected to arrive. in the French capital. in the next few hours.

Milan want to include Gundogan

AC Milan want to bolster their ranks after the success of the past two seasons by winning the league penultimate season and qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals this season, and Gundogan is one of the names that Stefan Pioli wants to bring in, to support the midfielder.

Mount the suspension bracket

Mason Mount’s job is still up in the air, given Manchester United and Liverpool’s interest in the young England player’s services.

Record transactions in Saudi Arabia

After Karim Benzema joined Jeddah Federation, Saudi clubs were always keen to add more international stars, including France and Chelsea star Ngolo Kante, who is very close to joining Saudi club Jeddah Union. , according to reports.

Saudi clubs have a number of stars under their radar, namely Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Riyad Mahrez, Alexis Sanchez, Son Heung-min and Aubameyang.

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