Transfer Talk: PSG making their move for Messi
The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market uncertain — and you can find out when the windows open and close here — but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond.
PSG going all-in on Messi
Any club in the world would want Lionel Messi, and Sport have reported that Paris Saint-Germain are one of the few who have decided they can pull a move off — presuming he is allowed to leave Barcelona.
Sources told ESPN earlier this week that PSG were monitoring the Messi situation, and that the Barca star has even chatted with Neymar about reuniting in Paris, and Sport now say the Parisian club are now going for it.
The Argentine’s wages will not be of concern to the Champions League finalists, though if a fee is required, they will need to sell before signing him due to Financial Fair Play.
Inter have massive change of heart in transfer policy
Calciomercato reports that this decision has been made with the hope of adding extra leadership to the squad, rather than relying on youngsters, with the likes of Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella already playing important roles for the team.
Pressure on Pickford as Ancelotti targets Romero
Jordan Pickford has made a number of high-profile mistakes, even since the Italian’s arrival, and it seems as though he may be losing the manager’s faith.
If he were to lose his place, this could be a big blow for the 26-year-old’s England career, with Nick Pope and Dean Henderson, of Burnley and Man United respectively, already providing him with competition.
It is the latter of the two returning to Old Trafford — after a second loan spell with Sheffield United — that could facilitate Romero’s potential move to the Toffees..
It is suggested that they are looking for reinforcements in their back line after qualifying for the Champions League with a third-place finish in Ligue 1 last term.
Andrea Pirlo is aiming to overhaul the squad having taken over from Maurizio Sarri, with Rugani among the players he is willing to let go in order to bring in his own signings.
In Friday’s press conference, Andre Villas-Boas admitted that his side were looking to bring players in on free transfers and loans.
Nagatomo will be available for free after departing Galatasaray at the culmination of the latest Turkish Super Lig campaign.
The outlet reports that the Ligue 1 outfit are hoping to bring the World Cup winner in on loan, to help them facilitate numerous acquisitions ahead of their Champions League campaign.