Bale, Ibrahimovic, Coutinho and Sunday’s other transfer market headlines ⋆ Epeak . Independent news and blogs
– Roma are not giving up in their pursuit of Riyad Mahrez, offering 35 million euros to Leicester. But the English club, holding out for 45 million euros, have turned it down.
– Zlatan Ibrahimovic seemed to be on his way to the MLS, but now appears set to remain in Europe. Los Angeles Galaxy president Chris Klein said “We wanted to sign him, but he wants to continue in Europe for now”. Manchester United, his most recent club, remains an option for the striker, who is currently recovering from injury.
– Antonio Conte still wants to add attacking talent to his Chelsea squad and is looking at Inter’s Antonio Candreva.
– Giovanni Simeone is wanted by Torino, according to TuttoSport. They have reportedly made an offer of 15 million euros for the Argentine, but it’s far off the 20 million euros offered by Fiorentina.
– Jose Mourinho will go for Gareth Bale … but not this year. The Portuguese coach is believe to want the Welshman, but he knows there is no chance of it happening in this current market. According to the Express, he’ll aim to bring him to Old Trafford next year.
– Coutinho is inching closer to Barcelona, who already have an agreement with the player. Liverpool and Barcelona still have to come to an agreement to sign him, with the English club also asking if they can keep him for their Champions League qualifier on August 15.
According to A Bola, Chelsea have taken the lead in the race to sign Renato Sanches and that they’ll accept Bayern Munich’s loan conditions.
Sergio Ramos has revealed that he swapped shirts with Neymar after Saturday’s Clasico. He spoke about his hope that he won’t come up against the Brazilian in another Clasico here.
Julio Baptista could be coming back to Europe at 35 years of age, with The Sun reporting that he could join Bolton.
Every day, Sky Sports publish their top 10 most credible transfer rumours. This is their list for Sunday.
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Roma aren’t giving up in their attempts to sign Riyad Mahrez. They’ve offered 35 million euros, but Leicester won’t let him leave for that price, instead demanding 45 million euros.
A photo of Matic wearing a Manchester United shirt has been leaked, with the Serbian going for a medical. He is set to be announced as Jose Mourinho’s latest signing tomorrow.
Diego Reyes’ future is up in the air, with Espanyol keen to sign the Porto player who was loaned to them last year, but with Stuttgart now prepared to offer a huge 10 million euros.
According to France Football, Real Betis are interested in Ryad Boudebouz, a midfielder currently with Montpellier. MARCA has been able to confirm the interest.
According to the Express, Tottenham and Arsenal are both battling to sign the ‘new Mbappe’, Yann Karamoh. He could leave Caen for 10 million euros.
Valencia are looking to sign Jeison Murillo from Inter, but the Italian club aren’t willing to let him go on loan and want to sell him for 15 million euros, or at least have an obligatory purchase option in any loan deal.
Whatever Neymar said after Saturday’s Clasico, it clearly shocked his countryman Marcelo, as seen in this video.
Atletico Madrid will depart for Munich for the Audi Cup this Monday and Amath will be the main new face in the travelling squad.
Antonio Conte is still looking to boost his attacking ranks and he has turned his eye to Antonio Candreva, the 30-year-old old who could join from Inter.
24-year-old Italian midfielder Lorenzo Crisetig has piqued the interest of Malaga, following last year’s play with Crotono, on loan from Bologna.
The son of Cholo Simeone, currently at Genoa, is being sought by Torino says TuttoSport and they have made a bid of 15 million euros for the striker while Fiorentina have offered 20 million euros.
It was going to be a question of time before it was confirmed but now a photo has been shared on social media of Matic with a shirt of Manchester United.
With Alexis Sanchez having uploaded a photo to say he was unwell and could not train, Arsenal sent round a doctor to check with rumours he was actually agreeing a deal with Manchester City.
The Croatian has several clubs now following him with Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Milan all after the Fiorentina midfielder.
According to Sky Sports, Inter and Valencia are close to agreeing the transfer of Murillo with only three million euros separating the two clubs.
Napoli are offering 16 million euros for the goalkeeper but Real Sociedad want 22 million euros for the Argentinian.
Mariga will be officially announced as an Oviedo player in the next few days. His previous clubs include Helsingborg, Parma, Inter, Real Sociedad and Latina.
The Senegalese striker is being pursued by top teams in Italy including Milan, Juventus and Napoli with the Neapolitan side making an offer of 30 million euros.
The PSG defender has offers from a number of European clubs and Le Parisien say that Inter Milan and Tottenham now lead the way as Juventus have eased off.
According to Sky Sports, the Serb has an agreement with Manchester United and the clubs have also agreed a deal that is around 50 million euros. The deal is set to be made official later today.
But not now. According to the Express, Mourinho knows it is impossible to bring him in this summer but will work on his signing over the next season.
The Portuguese is a player that Marcelino wants for next season but with so much interest in him from especially Italy, Valencia have decided to say that he will only leave for a figure around 25 million euros.
The Danish centre-half will arrive on Monday for a medical and then sign a four-year contract.
Finally it has been announced by Pep Guardiola that Iheanacho will leave Manchester City for Leicester City. “I think it is all done but I don’t want to make a mistake and we will see what happens,” said the City coach.
“Decisions are for the brave and I am the most brave. I decided to leave Barca and Juve and he needs to decide in order to keep progressing. I only want my friend to be happy where he is,” said Alves after the French Super Cup.
The French player does not feature in the plans of coach Unai Emery for the new season and with the club also looking to meet Financial Fair Play rules he could be on his way to Fenerbahce.
With Juventus bringing in Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi, Cuadrado is set to have fewer minutes next season and has been looking around for a move. Arsenal are pushing hardest for him according to the Daily Express and have made an offer of 30 million euros.
The Swedish striker who appeared on course to join the MLS is set to stay in Europe according to LA Galaxy president Chris Klein: “We want to sign him but for now he will stay in Europe.”
Liverpool’s Brazilian forward is a step closer to signing for Barcelona who already have an agreement with the player. Liverpool realise Coutinho wants to leave and so the key is the price which is expected to be between 70 and 85 million euros.
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