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Mbappe is on the move

K. Mbappé

Inter Miami has become Lionel Messi’s new destination as he departs Paris Saint-Germain, leaving behind Kylian Mbappe, whose future is the subject of intense speculation as the summer transfer window begins.

In defense of his former teammate, Kylian Mbappe expresses that Lionel Messi’s departure from Paris Saint-Germain cannot be seen as “good news.” Mbappe believes that Messi, regarded as potentially the greatest player in the history of football, deserved more respect during his time in the French capital. Despite facing criticism and not winning the Champions League, Messi’s decision to join Inter Miami signifies his readiness to wind down his incredible career.

The discussions surrounding Messi’s move have been fervent, with the 35-year-old choosing not to return to Barcelona despite engaging in talks with Camp Nou officials before finalizing his transfer to Inter Miami. Although Barcelona was confident in his return, Messi ultimately decided that going back to Catalunya would prove too challenging. He wanted to avoid a situation similar to his previous exit and not leave his future in the hands of others.

Messi, in an interview with Sport, explains his desire to come back to Barcelona but cites the difficulties he faced and the uncertainties he would have to endure. He did not want to repeat the same situation and wait for the outcome. Taking charge of his own decision-making, he prioritized his family’s well-being and wanted to avoid being entangled in the financial complications that awaited him at Barcelona.

Thus, Messi’s move to Inter Miami marks a new chapter in his career, driven by his desire for autonomy and a fresh start away from the challenges he experienced before.

PSG now wants to show its authority and place the club above everything, including Kylian Mbappe. They no longer want players to be above the institution. No one is now irreplaceable. PSG’s relationship with Kylian Mbappe and his entourage is now broken. They will sell him this summer if they receive a satisfactory offer.

The French club believe Mbappe leaked the letter on purpose to force a move now. They believe him to be ungrateful. Their message to clubs who want to sign Kylian Mbappe is ‘come with the right money and you will get him’. The price tag is €200M. PSG would like to sign Antoine Griezmann in case Kylian Mbappé leaves. Atlético could be convinced to sell the Frenchman with an offer of €100m, but Diego Simeone and Griezmann would reject the move.

Kylian Mbappé: “I did not say that I wanted to be transferred to Real Madrid or that I wanted to leave. Only that I will not activate the option concerning the additional year. With PSG, we never talked about a contract extension.”

Braham Diaz: The Chosen

Real Madrid has officially announced that Brahim Diaz has agreed to a new four-year contract after his comeback to the club.

The initial transfer fee paid by Los Blancos to Manchester City for Diaz was £15.5 million in January 2019. However, the young Spanish player struggled to make an impact at the club and was subsequently sent on a one-year loan to AC Milan in the summer of 2020.

During his time at Milan, Diaz flourished and became a vital player for the Serie A side, even winning the league title in the 2021/22 season. Now, he has returned to Spain to rejoin Real Madrid’s first team.

Upon his return, Diaz signed a fresh contract that will keep him at Real Madrid until the summer of 2027. The 23-year-old will be reintroduced to the media on Tuesday, June 13.

During his initial 18 months at Real Madrid, Diaz featured in 21 matches, contributing two goals and three assists. However, he mostly found himself on the bench or out of the squad.

His loan spell at Milan presented Diaz with an opportunity to revive his career, and he departs Italy as a Serie A champion, accumulating an impressive 124 appearances for the Rossoneri.

The 2022/23 season proved to be Diaz’s most fruitful campaign to date. The Spanish player excelled, netting six goals and providing seven assists for Milan. He primarily operated in an attacking midfield role, occasionally featuring on the left wing.

With the departures of Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, and Mariano Diaz, Diaz’s return to Real Madrid will be instrumental in filling the void left by these players.


Ilkay Gundogan could join Barcelona

İ. Gündoğan

On Tuesday, Ilkay Gundogan will finalize his decision regarding his future, as the Manchester City midfielder continues to contemplate an offer from Barcelona.

While Barcelona holds great admiration for Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, the financial demands associated with acquiring either player may prove to be excessive.

Deco, on the other hand, is advocating for the signing of Ivan Fresneda, the right-back from Real Valladolid, whose relegation from La Liga has reduced his release clause to €20m. Several other European clubs have also expressed interest in the 18-year-old talent.

Yannick Carrasco is not a priority target for Barcelona, given his price tag of €16m. The club will only consider pursuing the Belgian winger if they can secure a minimum fee of €40m from the sale of Ferran Torres.

Newcastle has submitted a €40m bid for Ferran Torres, as they aim to bring the Spanish international back to the Premier League.

Barcelona is actively seeking to offload Ansu Fati due to his high wages, making him a likely candidate for departure.

In their pursuit of additional cover for striker Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona has made the decision to pursue 18-year-old starlet Vitor Roque from Athletico Paranaense, a move that has garnered unanimous support from all parties involved in the club’s transfer negotiations.

Furthermore, Barcelona has reached an agreement to sign highly rated center-back Mikayil Faye from NK Kustosija, with an initial payment of €5m being agreed upon.


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A Mouth-watering deal for Messi

Lionel Messi’s future remains uncertain, even after playing his final game for PSG on Saturday. There are reports suggesting that he has already agreed to move to Saudi Arabia.

According to one outlet, Lionel Messi’s camp has reportedly accepted a £1 billion offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal.

As Messi concludes his two-season spell at Paris Saint-Germain with the final game, his appearance at the Parc des Princes came after a brief suspension by PSG due to an unsanctioned trip to Saudi Arabia. This incident has fueled speculation about Messi potentially moving to the Middle East once his contract expires at the end of the season. However, Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, has categorically denied these rumors.

Foot Mercato has now released a new report stating that Al-Hilal has overcome a major hurdle by reaching an agreement with Messi’s entourage. The French outlet claims that Messi’s camp has accepted a deal that would see him earn an astonishing sum of nearly £1 billion (€1.2 billion) over two years, equivalent to approximately £500 million per year. This amount surpasses the earnings of Messi’s former Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Al-Hilal’s rivals Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.

Despite previous reservations expressed by Jorge Messi, Foot Mercato claims that the agent has already agreed to the offer, which would grant him the highest commission from a transfer in football history. Interestingly, this development comes despite Messi’s preference to return to his boyhood club Barcelona, where he achieved tremendous success, winning four Champions League titles and spending the majority of his career. However, Barcelona’s dire financial situation forced him to leave the club.

It is worth noting that two of Messi’s former Barcelona teammates and close friends, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, will also depart the Catalan club at the end of the season. While there have been rumors of the three reuniting at Al-Hilal, Busquets firmly denies that any agreement has been reached. In response to a question about Messi accepting an offer from Saudi Arabia, Busquets stated, “No, no, surely not. I give you my word.”

Tielemans move to Aston Villa confirmed

Aston Villa fans have expressed their praise for the club’s “impressive deal” after securing the signing of Youri Tielemans on a free transfer.

The fans of the Midlands club are currently elated following their qualification for next season’s Europa Conference League. Unai Emery has revived the will among Villa fans, turning the team’s fortunes around in less than nine months since taking over from the dismissed Steven Gerrard.

The former Arsenal manager has further solidified his position in the hearts of Villa fans by acquiring the services of the former Leicester City midfielder. Although Tielemans couldn’t help the Foxes avoid relegation from the Premier League, he holds an exceptional reputation in the division and has previously been linked with lucrative moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, and other clubs.

Tielemans will be Villa’s first signing of the new season, and the passionate Villans’ reactions indicate that the club has started the transfer window with a bang.

“Fantastic piece of business,” expressed one jubilant Villa supporter. “What an amazing signing,” quickly followed another. A neutral fan tweeted, acknowledging the shrewdness of Villa’s business, stating, “Good signing for Villa. Wasn’t long ago he was strongly linked to CL sides.”

“Wow, that’s a very exciting signing for Villa,” wrote a second neutral observer. Among the reactions, one dedicated Villa supporter defiantly taunted fans of the so-called ‘big six’ clubs, stating, “Wow, Villa just robbed the top six.” Despite being only 26 years old, Tielemans brings significant experience to the team.

The Reds loses interest in Sancho

Tottenham are contemplating a £50 million move for Jadon Sancho, the winger currently playing for Manchester United.

The 23-year-old star has faced challenges with fitness and form in the past year, prompting Reds manager Erik ten Hag to send him to the Netherlands for recovery midway through last season, both physically and mentally. While there was initially some improvement following his break, his performances have mostly been inconsistent at best.

As Sancho no longer enjoys an automatic spot in the England squad, with his exclusion from the Euro qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia, other clubs are closely monitoring his situation. Tottenham is one of those clubs, as they aim to regroup and rebuild under newly-appointed manager Ange Postecoglou in his first campaign. Negotiations for James Maddison, the playmaker from relegated Leicester City, began last week.

In addition to their £40 million offer for Maddison, Spurs are now ready to enter the race for Sancho, who has earned 23 caps for the Three Lions. Manchester United, who spent £72.9 million to acquire Sancho from Borussia Dortmund two years ago, are likely to demand close to £60 million for any potential deal. Dortmund has also expressed interest in bringing back the former Manchester City youth product, but only on a season-long loan.

Such a loan arrangement is not favorable for the Premier League giants. Without an imminent takeover on the horizon, Ten Hag understands that he must generate funds to invest in other areas crucial for his team’s progress.

This is why Tottenham believes it is worth testing United’s determination to retain a player who has yet to reach the heights he achieved as a teenager in Germany. Sancho’s most recent opportunity to shine came in the FA Cup final against Manchester City, where United’s Brazilian winger Antony was sidelined due to injury. However, Sancho failed to leave a significant impact and was substituted in the second half of the 2-1 defeat, further raising doubts about his ability to secure a regular spot in Ten Hag’s starting lineup.

Meanwhile, United is actively pursuing a £100 million deal for Tottenham’s captain, Harry Kane, while the North London club has been linked with a move for Harry Maguire, a defender from Old Trafford.

Overhauling the Blues


Reports suggest that more than six Chelsea players have expressed their desire to leave the club during the upcoming summer transfer window.

After a tumultuous season filled with chaos both on and off the pitch, the Blues are bracing themselves for another period of significant changes. The season concluded on a lackluster note with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, May 28.

Former interim manager Frank Lampard, who only managed to secure one victory out of the 11 games he oversaw, has now been officially replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, marking a much-needed fresh start for the club.

However, Pochettino and the board face a challenging task in the months ahead as they seek to unite a squad that has been severely lacking in motivation and confidence. The report suggests that Lampard faced significant difficulties in rallying the team following their Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid.

Under Pochettino’s management, a change in the team’s mentality is expected. The Argentine coach is known for his demanding training methods and has employed various tactics throughout his managerial career to enhance player mindset, such as engaging them in activities like walking over hot coals.

Regarding transfers, it appears that players like Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are unlikely to remain at the club. Additionally, club captain Cesar Azpilicueta may also be on his way out.

Chelsea is reportedly targeting a goalkeeper, midfielder, and striker in the market as they continue their active pursuit of signings. One of their targets is Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte, and there have been rumors of a potential reunion between Pochettino and Harry Kane. The club’s owner, Todd Boehly, has shown no signs of slowing down in terms of investment.

Chelsea are likely to see Mason Mount join Manchester United and Mateo Kovacic join Manchester City.

Both midfielders are approaching the final year of their contracts with the Blues, indicating their probable departure from Stamford Bridge this summer. Mount’s potential availability has attracted interest from clubs such as Liverpool and Arsenal in recent months. As a result, Chelsea has granted City permission to initiate talks with Kovacic, who has expressed a desire to join the Premier League champions despite interest from Bayern Munich and other clubs.

The potential departures of Mount and Kovacic could mark the beginning of a significant midfield overhaul under Pochettino. N’Golo Kante’s contract is expiring next month, and negotiations for an extension are not progressing positively. AC Milan is nearing the signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, while Conor Gallagher’s future at the club remains uncertain. Additionally, Denis Zakaria’s loan move from Juventus will not be made permanent.

One player certain to stay is Enzo Fernandez. Sporting Lisbon’s Manuel Ugarte has already been identified as a transfer target, and Pochettino is also interested in recruiting a new goalkeeper and striker.

There are also speculations surrounding the potential departures of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kalidou Koulibaly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Pulisic, Trevoh Chalobah, Hakim Ziyech, and Cesar Azpilicueta from the club.


Transfer Rumors of the Week

– Declan Rice is rumored to be Bayern and Arsenal

The Gunners are in a heated battle to sign Declan Rice from West Ham this Summer, but Manchester and Bayern are also in the race. The race to sign West Ham captain is on the rise as the England international nears the final game with the Hammers. The captain is set to lead his team out in the Europa Conference League final in the coming week as they challenge Fiorentina to the trophy. According to media outlets, Bayern held a meeting with Rice about the possibility of a switch, and the outcome for them is said to be positive. While that may sound true, the overall position following it is still a boost to Arsenal at the moment. It remains to be seen how this all plays out but the north London outfit will have to sit tight for now, awaiting the European finals to play out first.

Benzema is Going To Saudi

The Saudi government has decided to inject $20 BILLION to develop the top Saudi clubs and thus give credibility to their league. They want to sign lots of “big names”.  With Ronaldo is earning £173million-a-year with Al Nassr while players such as Lionel Messi and other football icons have been approached. Benzema reportedly became the latest footballer to be offered huge sums of money to make the move to the Saudi Pro League. Although the Frenchman has just one year left on his contract with Real Madrid, questions have been raised about his future at the Bernabeu. Reports stated that Benzema had his head turned by an eye-watering offer from Saudi Pro League champions Al Ittihad. He had reportedly informed Carlo Ancelotti that he wanted to leave Real to join up with the Saudi side, although a fee between the two clubs hadn’t been agreed.

Harry Kane remains Real Madrid’s target to replace Karim Benzema and the Tottenham striker is willing to make the move. Although Man United is also bidding for the Spurs striker, Daniel Levy, Spurs chairman will be willing to sell only to a club outside the Premier League which gives Real Madrid an upper hand in negotiations to bid below the asking price for the sale of the England national which was set at £100m. Kane, 29, has a year left on his deal at Spurs, this could be their chance to cash in on the striker.

Where goes Messi?

Lionel Messi is expected to decide on his future over the coming hours – at most, days. Currently, he has two lucrative offers on the table: One from Saudi Arabia, and one from Miami. Over the past couple of days, the idea of going to Miami has become a reality for the player as this guarantees his family’s safety and comfort. However, the middle east, is a much more lucrative one, offering him more money: Messi is expected to take on a role within something of a State project that has been set up by the government with him and Cristiano Ronaldo has the poster boys.

Ugarte is going to Chelsea

Chelsea is set to sign Manuel Ugarte from Sporting CP with the mid-fielder having agreed to join the Premier League side on a transfer that could cost up to €65 million.

A Portuguese media outlet states that Ugarte has picked the Blues over interests from PSG who has offered the Uruguay international a better wage package than the London side. He is a player noted for his enormous defensive qualities, which is something that Chelsea has missed in their midfield throughout what has been a very difficult season.

There has been previous interest from England’s top flight, Liverpool but it is said the Old Lady pulled out of the deal fearful that the player’s €60m release clause was excessive.

The former Famalicao player’s desire to play in the Premier League is underlined by the fact that he turned down substantially higher wages at PSG to join Chelsea. Reports from Portugal stated that the French club offered him €5m per season to join whereas he will only be paid around €3.5m with Pochettino’s side.

Ugarte will play alongside fellow South American Enzo Fernandez at the heart of the Chelsea Midfield next season.

Mac Allister to Liverpool

Reports were on the rise last week that Mac Allister is close to reaching a personal agreement with the Reds over a summer move, as Premier League champions Manchester City refrained from making an offer despite reports of their interest.

The Brighton midfielder is set to be joining the Reds this summer and no other destinations have emerged, what’s yet to be known is “at what cost?” with Romano also stating earlier in the week that it will be ‘much less’ than €75m.

Whatever the cost is, Mac Allister could yet be the first signing of the summer for the Old Lady, but much more work has to be done after that to get Jürgen Klopp’s squad into shape.