The European football transfer window is still open, and, therefore, every day we have new news about rumours of possible transfers. So far, this transfer window has been dominated by money from the Middle East, both because of what Saudi clubs have done and because of what Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have done.
Precisely, starting with the Parisian club, there is a rumour dedicated exclusively to the possible departure of Kylian Mbappé, something that seems to be close seeing that PSG is reinforcing its attack with Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona and Goncalo Ramos from Benfica, as both signings have already been confirmed.
Gonçalo Ramos to Paris Saint-Germain, here we go! Verbal agreement in place on €80m deal, documents are being prepared 🚨🔴🔵 #PSG
€65m fixed fee, €15m add-ons — it will be loan move with obligation to buy in 2024 due to Financial Fair Play issues.
Medical next week. pic.twitter.com/aAsiMjAgwM
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2023
Barcelona could try to sign a winger that allows them to compensate for Dembele’s departure and is probing the window with options as diverse as the loan of Joao Félix from Atlético Madrid, the return of Alexis Sánchez or manager Xavi Hernandez’s main target, Bernardo Silva from Manchester City, which seems impossible at this point.
Understand Manchester City new deal proposal has now been officially sent to Bernardo Silva. 🚨🔵🇵🇹
As revealed last week, City told PSG and Barça with formal message that they will NOT negotiate for Bernardo.
City are confident to get Bernardo’s final green light to new deal. pic.twitter.com/zt0N4H3H1k
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2023
Heading to England, it has been rumoured that Rennes’ Jeremy Doku could sign for Manchester City, replacing Bernardo (if he leaves) and Riyad Mahrez, who went to Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis continue to try to bring more top-level European football players to their clubs, and after recently closing signings such as Mane and Fabinho, they are aiming to sign Marco Verratti and Marcos Llorente for Al Hilal and Al Ahli, respectively.
EXCLUSIVE: Manchester City now add Jeremy Doku to the list to replace Riyad Mahrez as new winger 🚨🔵 #MCFC
Alongside Michael Olise (who’s in both City and Chelsea lists), Doku is one of the priority names being considered by Man City. pic.twitter.com/79NG2fiENm
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 1, 2023
On the other hand, there are important renowned free agents who are looking for a team, like Sergio Ramos, who is rumoured to be able to join Galatasaray, who has just signed Demirbay from Bayer Leverkusen, and who joins other big names like Wilfred Zaha, Mauro Icardi, or Bakambu, who arrived at the Turkish club this summer.
Another free agent who can get a team in the coming days is Daichi Kamada, who ended his contract with Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt and could join Serie A side Lazio. The Frankfurt club is about to sell Djibril Sow to Sevilla and has already completed the sale of the young goalkeeper and Under-20s international with Germany, Diant Ramaj, to Ajax.
Juventus, for its part, is in a somewhat complicated financial situation and therefore requires making some sales to improve the numbers. In this sense, they would be thinking of selling striker Dusan Vlahovic, the player with the highest market value in the club, with Chelsea being the main candidate to take the Serbian. For that, the Londoners and Turinese want to include Romelu Lukaku in the operation, who would go to the Italian club to take Vlahovic’s place.
Juve insist on €40m fee to be included but crucial point is Chelsea decision on Vlahović — it’s up to Pochettino. pic.twitter.com/Mv33VqjjEv
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2023
Staying in Italy, Inter Milan is reportedly close to signing youngster Lazar Samardzic from Udinese. Atalanta, on the other hand, is closing a deal to bring West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca back to his home country, after failing to establish himself as a major player in England.
Lazar Samardzić to Inter, here we go! Deal agreed with Udinese for €16m plus Fabbian as part of the negotiation with buy back clause 🚨⚫️🔵 #Inter
Understand Samardzić will travel to Milano to undergo medical and then sign the contract between Monday/Tuesday.
Deal until 2028. pic.twitter.com/hoECc17ETl
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2023
In Spain, except for Real Madrid, there has not been much activity in terms of transfers this summer. Leipzig striker Andre Silva has just joined Real Sociedad on loan, while Sergio Arribas, the jewel of the Real Madrid academy, would choose to continue in Spain while rejecting offers from Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium to sign for a team in La Liga. Almeria and Mallorca are the main candidates to sign the young midfielder.
André Silva to Real Sociedad, here we go! Deal agreed and set to be signed today after medical tests – André is already in Spain to complete his move ⚪️🔵🇵🇹
Portuguese striker joins on one-year loan transfer from RB Leipzig. pic.twitter.com/fSzJgsDCfT
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 2, 2023