Sunday’s Transfer News Across Europe

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Daniel Sturridge is just 30-year-old but the former Chelsea and Liverpool striker has run out of favours as far as football is concerned. The last club he played for was Turkish Süper Lig club Trabzonspor. Since 2nd of March 2020, he has been banned from football due to betting offences. Currently, a Serie B side Benevento have shown interest in resurrecting his once blossoming career by bringing him to the club on a free transfer.

Below are other latest updates from the transfer market

Kai Havertz transfer update

Kai Havertz transfer update
Kai Havertz

There have been consistent reports which say 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz might not join Chelsea football club this summer if the club fails to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League. Yet, the management of the Premier League club has insisted that the German youngster would be Chelsea’s third major signing this summer.

Lionel Messi appoints Marcelo Bielsa

Lionel Messi appoints Marcelo Bielsa
Lionel Messi

There are ranging reports that Barcelona football club’s talisman, Lionel Messi has recommended 65-year-old former Argentina national team coach and current manager of Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa, to replace the embattled Quique Setien when the Spanish tactician is sacked by Barcelona.

Marcelo Bielsa is from the same hometown, Rosario, as Lionel Messi and also started his career at Messi’s childhood club Newell’s Old Boys.

Crystal Palace to let Roy Hodgson go

Crystal Palace to let Roy Hodgson go
Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson, the manager of Crystal Palace might not be allowed to continue with the club next season despite helping them to remain in the Premier League. The owners of the club are not impressed that he led the team to lose 17 games and drew 9 games out of 37 Premier League matches. Hence, they might replace him with Burnley’s Sean Dyche who led his team to a 9th place finish in the league.

Callum Wilson transfer to Tottenham

Callum Wilson transfer to Tottenham
Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson could remain in the Premier League even if his current club Bournemouth is relegated at the end of today. This is so because 7th placed Tottenham Hotspur have lined up an offer for him but the club can only make the move if Bournemouth is eventually relegated this Sunday. All Tottenham have to do is to pay £10 million to the relegation-threatened team to get the services of the 28-year-old England defender.

No offer for Kalidou Koulibaly yet

No offer for Kalidou Koulibaly yet
Kalidou Koulibaly

Prior to the beginning of this summer transfer window until date, there have been strong speculations linking 29-year-old Napoli and Senegal defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, to various clubs across Europe. The major clubs that have shown interest in the fearless defender are Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City. However, Napoli’s sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has come out to claim that none of the clubs have officially made an offer for him.

The last report that emanated from Kalidou Koulibaly’s transfer saga says Napoli were ready to collect £65 million from Manchester City.

Gabriel Magalhaes transfer saga

Gabriel Magalhaes transfer saga
Gabriel Magalhaes

Gabriel Magalhaes could land in the Premier League this summer as Manchester United have reportedly taken the front role in the quest to take away the 22-year-old Brazilian central defender from Lille. Napoli and Everton are also very keen on securing the services of the youngster.

His current transfer market value is €25 million.

James Maddison is not leaving Leicester City

James Maddison is not leaving Leicester City
James Maddison

James Maddison is not leaving Leicester City anytime soon as he has signed a new improved contract with the club which reportedly worth £95,000-per-week. Since the 23-year-old English midfielder has just extended his contract with the Foxes, he has directly rejected interest from Manchester United.

His current transfer market value is €48 million.

Thomas Partey transfer update

Thomas Partey transfer update
Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey will not leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal this summer if the Premier League club fails to pay the £45m release clause of the 27-year-old Ghanaian midfielder in full. The midfielder has been a major target for Gunners manager Mikel Arteta but funds might be the only obstacle that might hinder the move.

Jurgen Klopp gives update on Liverpool transfer plans

Jurgen Klopp gives update on Liverpool transfer plans
Jurgen Klopp

The manager of Liverpool football club, Jurgen Klopp, has suggested that the reigning Premier League champions might not do much in this summer transfer market because he is not interested in having a large squad that might affect the balance of his current squad.

Alexis Sanchez transfer saga

Alexis Sanchez transfer saga
Alexis Sanchez

After scoring a goal in Inter Milan 3-0 win over Genoa on Saturday, the Italian Serie A club is planning to make Alexis Sanchez’s loan deal with the club permanent. The Chilean striker is no longer wanted at his parent club, Manchester United, and would be interested in staying with Inter beyond the first week of August when his loan deal is expected to expire.

Samuel Umtiti transfer status

Samuel Umtiti transfer status
Samuel Umtiti

Out of favour Barcelona and Spain 26-year-old defender Samuel Umtiti might land in the Premier League this summer as three clubs of the English league, West Ham United, Everton and Arsenal have shown interest in having him on a season-long loan.