So far, the summer transfer window has seen a lot of players being released, being signed and being given new contracts by clubs across the globe like in the case of Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic who has extended his contract with Manchester United until June 2023. The 31-year-old Serbia international has been with United since 2017.
Below are other latest updates in the transfer market.
Lionel Messi Transfer to Manchester City
There are reports that Manchester City are planning to sign Barcelona and Argentina football icon Lionel Messi. But such a move can only be carried out if the current manager of City, Pep Guardiola leaves the club before the summer of 2021. However, there are also reports that the 33-year-old world football icon might stay in Barcelona beyond the expiration of his contract in 2021.
Kai Havertz Transfer to Chelsea
Bayer Leverkusen had reportedly insisted that their 21-year-old midfielder Kai Havertz would not join Chelsea until they pay about £90 million amid the coronavirus pandemic that has affected the finances of clubs across Europe. Hence, Chelsea intend to sell about 9 players in order to raise the money to fund the transfer deal.
Allan Saint-Maximin Transfer Saga
Newcastle are in the verge of losing their 23-year-old winger Allan Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman is being wanted in the Premier League by Arsenal and in the Italian Serie A by Napoli. The left-winger has played 26 times in all competitions this season, scoring 4 goals and has made 7 assists so far.
Alexandre Lacazette Transfer Saga
Earlier in the week, there were reports that Alexandre Lacazette could be among three players at Arsenal that would be sold to raise money to buy Atlético Madrid’s defensive midfielder Thomas Partey. However, latest updates say Arsenal are not planning to sell him but to extend his contract. The club has opened talks with the 29-year-old French forward two years before the expiration of his current deal with the club.
Hector Bellerin Transfer to PSG
Hector Bellerin could soon be Paris Saint Germain’s player as the French champions are planning a move for the 25-year-old Arsenal and Spanish right-back. Italian and German giants Juventus and Bayern Munich are also interested in the player. This season, the Spanish footballer has played 21 times for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring 1 goal and making two assists.
Thiago Alcantara Transfer Saga
A few days ago, Liverpool football club showed interest in the services of 29-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Latest updates of that report showed that the Spanish footballer desperately want to have a taste of Premier League football. This has improved the chances of Liverpool in bringing him to England. But Bayern Munich will not allow him to go so easily as Bayern chief Hansi Flick said the club is trying as much as possible to convince him to stay.
Ivan Rakitic Transfer Saga
Ivan Rakitic has openly said he has not been treated nicely by Barcelona earlier in the year. This open lamination has attracted interests from other clubs that would not mind having the 32-year-old midfielder in their fold. The latest clubs that have come for the signature of the Croatia midfielder are Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.
Xavi Appointment saga
Earlier in the week, it was in the news that former Barcelona star, Xavi, has agreed to return to Barcelona as a manager when the current manager of the club Quique Setien is sacked. However, the latest update is that Xavi has just extended his contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd.
Victor Osimhen Transfer to Napoli
Nigerian youngster could replace Poland international Arkadiusz Milik in Napoli as the 26-year-old Poland forward is wanted at Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus. The 21-year-old Lille striker has been linked with a move to Napoli prior to the end of the coronavirus break. This season, he has played for Lille 38 times in all competitions, scoring 18 goals and making 6 assists.