OM revitalizes Bailly’s path, Simakan in Plan B at PSG, Lirola and De la Fuente towards the exit of Marseille, Bara cash with De Jong, Navas approaching Naples… Here are the top 5 big transfer window files of the day not to be missed. Also discover the Tlgramme Foot Transfert, so you don’t miss any news from this 24 hours.
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Mercato: Top 5 files of the day not to be missed
1. OM reactivates Bailly pathway
Already tracked down by Olympique de Marseille last winter, Manchester United defender Rick Bailey once again netted Marseille in this summer transfer window. According to information from Wednesday’s daily L’Equipe, Marseille President Pablo Longoria wants to intensify his defense sector with Côte d’Ivoire and has restored contacts on this issue for two weeks.
However, for the time being, the Red Devils are rejecting the idea of a loan with an option to buy the former Villarreal player, under a contract until June 2024, and are demanding a dry transfer. For his part, Pele, who is also tracked by Monaco, appears open to the idea of trying to relaunch his career under the vice-champion of France.
2. Simakan in PSG’s Plan B!
It’s no secret that Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar embodies Paris Saint-Germain’s priority in his position this summer. But according to information from Thursday’s daily L’Equipe, the pregnant French champion, in case of failure with the Slovak, has a plan B: the young talent of RB Leipzig Muhammed Simakan.
Internally, the Marseille native was unanimous in his athletic qualities, knowledge of the three-man system and its capabilities. In addition, the former Alsatian corresponds to the desire of the Parisians to renew the existing workforce and facilitates, as a French player, the registration of the Champions League list with UEFA. Paris has good relations with RBL following the recent transfer of Nordi Mukele, and Paris have already started discussions on Simakan, under a contract until June 2026 and potentially available for a check estimated at €40 million.
3. Lerola and de la Fuente towards the exit
Olympique de Marseille president Pablo Longoria is busy cleaning up the Marseille team this summer. And according to information from RMC on Thursday, the departure of winger Conrad de la Fuente, very close to Valladolid, is becoming more apparent to Olympiakos as part of a loan.
And like regional daily La Provence, the radio also announced the imminent transfer of Olympic right-back Paul Lerola, who is in very advanced contact with Elche. If the details of this process are not cleared, the Spaniard must also be subject to a loan within the La Liga team.
4. Order XXL Bara De Jong
FC Barcelona will hold a summit meeting with the agent of midfielder Frenkie de Jong Ali Dorson to decide on the future of the Dutch international. As expected, the Catalan club will leave the former Ajax Amsterdam player with two options: stay with a significant reduction in his salary and give up part of his previous bonuses deferral, or leave by agreeing to negotiate with Chelsea.
And on Thursday, the Catalan daily “Sport” reports that the Blaugrana are asking Batavian to cut his salary by 50%! An order in a size XXL will be necessary according to the Spanish vice-champion’s title if he truly wishes to continue his adventure under Barcelona’s colors. It remains to know De Jong’s intentions…
5. Navas is approaching Napoli?
Christophe Galtier, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, spoke on Thursday about the position of goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who is ranked second in the hierarchy, and is likely to be at the start during the summer transfer window. With Napoli’s victory in recent days, the Costa Rican is already close to the Italian club, according to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Indeed, Napoli leaders now prefer the path that leads the former Real Madrid player over the path involving Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. With positive discussions with Navas and PSG, Napoli believe they can complete this file, which may also facilitate negotiations with Italian coaching midfielder Fabian Ruiz, always expected in Paris.
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The versatile Chelsea defender Malang Sar It was loaned with an option to buy AS Monaco.
Brentford’s attacking midfielder show Michael Damsgaard From Sampdoria for 15 million euros.
– central defender Issa Diop He left West Ham for Fulham on a €20m transfer deal.
– central defender Nikola Milinkovic Fiorentina extended until June 2027.
– the ward Harvey Elliott With Liverpool until June 2027.
– Free guardian Salvatore Sirigu Naples signed.
The noise of the upper entrance not to be missed:
in France :
West Ham insists on the diversity of the Paris Saint-Germain defender Thelo Kahrr.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Arno Kalimundo He underwent a medical examination in Rennes.
Everton would have given up the path to the Paris Saint-Germain midfield Idrissa Joy.
Without the start of this summer, Olympique de Marseille centre-back Dodge Caleta Car It will be sent back up.
– attacker pampa ding He would be ready to accept departure from Olympique Marseille.
Olympique de Marseille wants to extend the midfielder Valentine Ronier.
Free, center back Dan Axel Zagadou It was rejected by Olympique de Marseille.
Nottingham Forest attacked Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Hossam Al-Awar.
Monaco FC coach Philip Clement It maintains the confidence of its leaders.
– Rennes striker Jurassic night Heading for an Everton loan.
Milan follows Rennes midfielder Baptist Santamaria.
Attacking midfielder for FC Nantes Ludovic Plus SNight is approaching.
Anderlecht Suite Francis Amozo It arrives at OGC Nice for just under 10 M€.
Chelsea insists on the striker’s recovery from Barcelona Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
– If contractsAndreas Christensen Based on Frank Casey Not approved until Saturday, the two men have the option to freely leave FC Barcelona.
– Manchester United struggle to fit in with Juventus midfielder Turin Adrien Rabiot.
Liverpool target Sporting Portugal midfielder Matthews Nunes.
Left side of Anderlecht Sergio Gomez He will sign with Manchester City for 15 million euros.
Frankfurt Pavilion Philip Kostik He passed his medical visit to Juventus Turin.
Napoli striker Andrea Pettagna He will join Monza on loan with an option to buy.
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