|Antonio Rudiger has been unveiled at Real Madrid and he will wear the jersey number 22 that was vacated by Isco. (Photo credit: @realmadriden)|
It’s that time of the season where everyone monitors breaking news and player movements, we bring to you the peak of the bunch as team try to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.
Is there anything in the Tammy Abraham story?
Top news outlets are reporting that Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in bringing Tammy Abraham back to the premier league following his successful debut season At AS Roma.
The England striker has said he’s not interested in a move away at the moment as he’s enjoying life with Jose Mourinho. The 24-year-old scored 27 goals in 53 games and has made his way back into national team reckoning with the 3Lions.
Raphinha to Arsenal?
Nicolas Pepe and Reis Nelson are still on the books of the Gunners but a Leeds United source has said Arsenal are close to landing the Brazilian in a move that will shock everyone considering the fact Barcelona was touted to have been interested.
The Catalan side doesn’t have money to throw around, they can sell Frenkie De Jong and free up wages on Ousman Dembele and some veterans but will they be able to come up with the numbers to land the Brazilian? Time will tell.
Mane set for Bayern Medical
Sadio Mane will undergo his Bayern Munich medical on Tuesday which would bring to an end his five-year reign at Liverpool, where he won the league, the champions league and both domestic cups.
The Senegalese will be a Bayern player, coming with experience and the ability to chase the ball, track back and convert chances. Liverpool already replaced him, while his arrival will determine the fate of the want-away striker Robert Lewandowski.
Guardiola tells Barca to forget Silva
Pep Guardiola has told Barcelona to forget about Bernardo Silva even though he doesn’t like to stop an unhappy player from seeking a move away. Guardiola had a chat with Barca President Juan Laporta at a friendly game over the weekend where the latter joked about the player.
"I think he will continue with [City]," he said. "But I have always said I don't want players that don't want to be with us. But Bernardo is important and I think he will stay. As a club, the aim is for him to stay."
Milan and Ronaldo want Marcelo
34-year-old former Real Madrid star Marcelo is on the wish list of AC Milan after his contract expiration at the Santiago Bernabeu but the Brazilian is taking his time on holiday.
Ronaldo De Lima, owner of Real Valladolid has also signaled interest in his former teammate as well as Dani Alves as the tiny club prepares for life in the top tier of Spanish football. Ronaldo is waiting on the duo to choose his club as they would be the leading lights for the new season.