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Today’s news in France
Second in Ligue 1 this season, Paris Saint-Germain could well upset its workforce next season. Departures are therefore expected and according to France Football, Espanyol Barcelona, recently promoted to La Liga are said to be ready to host Rafinha. The Brazilian who will not be convinced in Paris could find Spain after a short season under the colors of Paris.
In the direction of the arrivals, the French midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga, chose to join PSG according to RMC Sport. His entourage has already indicated that he will not extend the contract between him at Stade Rennais until 2022. It will therefore have to be sold this summer and the Bretons would claim 100 million euros.
On the Monaco side, Paul Mitchell announced the club’s desire to improve the workforce and according to The Gazzetta dello Sport, the ASM would like to enroll Henrik Mkhitaryan, author of a very good season at Roma. A departure that could be facilitated by the arrival of Jose mourinho on the Roman bench, with whom the Armenian international does not share very good memories during his time at Manchester United.
Finally, things should also move in Montpellier since according to information from The team, Younes Belhanda could make his comeback in Ligue 1. French champion with the MHSC in 2012, the Moroccan international would have reached an agreement with the club to train with the team before, why not get involved? As a reminder, the 31-year-old midfielder has been free since his termination with Galatasaray.
The focus of the day
We are staying in France for our focus of the day on LOSC which, despite its title of champion, could experience a real bloodletting on the market this summer. Especially on players with high market values. We think of Mike Maignan, who is already in Milan and who has passed his medical examination. The French goalkeeper will engage in the coming hours with AC Milan. Lille should recover around 15M € in the case.
The LOSC could also recover a large sum with the transfer of Boubakary Soumare in Leicester. The midfielder would be very close to getting involved. In total, Lille must recover € 95 million this summer to avoid having its finances in the red. Other executives could therefore pack their bags.
As Sven botman, which is of great interest to Manchester United. Or Jonathan Ikoné, in the little papers of Borussia Dortmund. Or Renato Sanches, in the sights of José Mourinho’s AS Roma. Burak Yilmaz, for his part, could also return to Turkey, after his exceptional season and one year from the end of his contract. Finally, a positive note, it concerns José Fonte. The Portuguese central defender has proclaimed his desire to stay one more season in the North.
But the real question that all Lille supporters are asking themselves is: Christophe galtier will still be LOSC’s coach in 2021-22? The principal concerned has just announced this evening that he was finally going to pack up. He could then go to Lyon, Nice or Napoli, which give him soft eyes. To replace it, 3 names have filtered through the press. It is Laurent Blanc, of Lucien Favre and of Thiago Motta.
Daily news abroad
While negotiations continue between Olympique de Marseille, Flamengo and Gerson for the transfer of the Brazilian, ESPN announces today that the plans of the Phocéens could be quite largely turned upside down with the arrival of a competitor of size in this file. According to the media, Real Madrid could be interested in the profile of the former Roman, Marseille could therefore have concerns.
Still in Spain, Georginio wijnaldum is announced with insistence on the side of FC Barcelona. At the end of his contract this summer, the Dutchman represented a godsend and should therefore join Catalonia for the next three seasons. According to information from the Ser, the entourage of the Dutchman would have even already met Laporta and Koeman today. To be continued …
In Italy, at the end of the contract, Gianluigi Donnarumma should not continue the adventure in Milan, who will recruit Mike Maignan. The Italian goalkeeper, however, benefits from touches at Juventus, Barcelona or Tottenham.
The main officials of the day
Abroad, Hansi flick returned to work after leaving Bayern Munich. The German technician has been appointed Germany coach. He will take the head of the selection after the Euro this summer. At club level, Gennaro Gattuso is leaving Napoli to coach Fiorentina next season.
On the players’ side, Luka Modric has extended his contract for one season with Real Madrid. At the end of the contract, the Croatian signed a new lease until June 2022. He may find Dani Ceballos next season in the Madrid squad. The Spanish midfielder said goodbye to Arsenal, where he was on loan, last night in a post on his social networks.
In France, the young Kays Ruiz leaves PSG. At the end of the contract, he chose not to extend the adventure in the French capital. Same thing, end of contract and departure, for Mathieu Debuchy at AS St Etienne. The French full-back has announced the end of his green adventure on his account Instagram.
Willkommen zurück, Hansi! 🇩🇪
– Die Mannschaft (@DFB_Team) May 25, 2021