As Lionel Messi is dragging Barcelona to let him leave the club within this summer transfer window, the club is dragging their 33-year-old Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to leave despite still having almost a year left on his current contract with the club. Suarez who left Liverpool to join the club in 2014 for a transfer fee worth €81.72 million, was not impressive in the just concluded 2019-2020 season as he managed to score only 16 goals in 28 appearances in the league.
Barcelona’s new football manager Ronald Koeman has told him that he is not part of his plan for the forthcoming season. Hence, the latest reports about his situation in Barcelona claimed that the club would have to pay the Uruguayan at least £12 million if they want him to leave this summer.
Below are other latest updates from the transfer market
Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs one year deal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has successfully extended his contract with AC Milan for a year. The new one-year deal the 38-year-old forward signed with the Italian club today, Monday 31 August 2020, reportedly worth about £6.2 million.
Jack Grealish transfer to Manchester United
Manchester United are still very much interested in the services of English midfielder Jack Grealish. The Premier League giants are still in talks with their counterparts, Aston Villa; an effort which could lead to the 24-year-old midfielder playing for United in the forthcoming season.
Donny van de Beek’s transfer saga
Donny van de Beek is on the verge of signing for Manchester United for a transfer fee worth £40 million. The latest reports claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are still nurturing the hope of hijacking the deal from United. However, all indications point to the possibility of the 23-year-old Netherlands and Ajax midfielder choosing United ahead of Spurs.
Emiliano Martinez transfer saga
Due to his performance in the 2019-2020 FA Cup which he ended up winning for Arsenal, Emiliano Martinez has attracted a couple of interest from clubs across Europe. However, the latest reports say Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer the 27-year-old Argentine goalkeeper a new contract if he is willing to stay at the club. The North London club would not also mind offering their 23-year-old England full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles a contract extension if he is also willing to stay.
Kepa Arrizabalaga don’t want to leave Chelsea
Kepa Arrizabalaga has been heavily linked with a move out of Chelsea. The club reportedly want to replace him with a more reliable goalkeeper since he performed below expectations in the just concluded 2019-2020 season. However, the 25-year-old Spain international reportedly wants to stay at Chelsea to fight for his place in Frank Lampard’s squad.
Rodrigo de Paul transfer to Leeds
Rodrigo de Paul might not be able to join Leeds United this summer. The newly-promoted Premier League club had approached his club, Udinese in an attempt to bring him to England, but the price tag on him could scare Leeds away. Udinese want nothing less than £31 million from Leeds before they would allow their 26-year-old Argentina midfielder to leave this summer.
Joshua King may return to the Premier League
If the just relegated Bournemouth listen to the offer from Tottenham and Newcastle United, their 28-year-old forward Joshua King could be among the players that would not be available for their championship campaign. Reports say the two Premier League clubs are keen on signing Norway forward but they are yet to table an official bid.
Matteo Guendouzi’s transfer updates
Out of favor Arsenal’s midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi is back on transfer speculation. The 21-year-old French star who has been left out of Mikel Arteta’s squad in the last part of the 2019-2020 Premier League campaign, has attracted the attention of Valencia. The Spanish club has reportedly enquired about him.
Arturo Vidal’s transfer update
Barcelona is on the verge of losing some veteran players this summer. Such a player could be Arturo Vidal. The 33-year-old Chile midfielder could return to his former club Juventus this summer if the Italian giants make the right offer.
N’Golo Kante may play for Antonio Conte
Chelsea midfield maestro, N’Golo Kante could join former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte at Inter Milan this summer. The tactician is reportedly interested in the 29-year-old French star and could find a means to bring him to Italy this summer.
Price tag on Sadio Mane
Liverpool football club has placed a whopping £90 million price tag on their 28-year-old Senegalese forward Sadio Mane. The pacing winger still has three years left on his current contract with Liverpool but he has attracted the interest of Barcelona that are very keen on landing him this summer.