TOP STORY: Barca goal Betis’ Fekir
Fekir has been spectacular for the Spaniards following his transfer from Lyon in 2019, scoring 19 targets and including 20 assists in his first 100 appearances and forming a harmful attacking trident alongside Sergio Canales and Juanmi.
Fekir’s kind noticed him just lately rewarded with a brand new contract that runs till 2026, with the Frenchman becoming a member of teammates Borja Iglesias, Canales and Alex Moreno in placing pen to paper on a protracted keep below boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Information of Fekir’s extension is claimed to have pissed off Laporta, however he stays undeterred and ready to plot a big-money transfer for the 28-year-old. Betis, although, are mentioned to be solely prepared to let him go for a determine nearer to €80m.
That determine could possibly be a difficulty for Barca, who are usually not solely planning a bid for Borussia Dortmund prodigy Erling Haaland in the summertime, however who additionally want to strengthen all through the facet, significantly in defence.
– Chelsea‘s Cesar Azpilicueta is out of contract in June, and Sport believes the defender is edging nearer to a transfer to Barcelona. They consider the 32-year-old has an settlement in precept to affix the Catalan membership later this 12 months, and his versatility throughout the defence could possibly be invaluable to Xavi Hernandez’s new-look defence. Andreas Christensen may comply with his captain to the Nou Camp too, with Barca additionally reportedly engaged on getting a second free agent from west London in a lift bolster their back-line.
– Antonio Conte has made no secret of his want to strengthen his Tottenham facet in the summertime, and high of his needed record seems to be AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, adopted by Internazionale’s Arturo Vidal. Sport says Spurs have made a “highly effective supply” for Kessie, even if he is reportedly already agreed phrases with Barcelona. Vidal, in the meantime, performed below Conte at Inter and can also be out of contract in the summertime. Nonetheless, Spurs face competitors from Aston Villa, Marseille and Galatasaray.
– Following Ralf Rangnick’s assertion of the plain want for a brand new striker for Manchester United, the membership look like turning their attentions to Alexander Isak or Patrik Schick, based on the Daily Mail. Arsenal have been closely linked with Real Sociedad striker Isak however the Gunners had been reluctant to pay the Sweden worldwide’s launch clause of £75m. Schick is an alternative choice, and the Bayer Leverkusen man has netted 18 instances in 22 appearances.
– Contemporary from signing Niklas Sule, Borussia Dortmund are actually engaged on bringing in Karim Adeyemi for subsequent season, based on Fabrizio Romano. The 20-year-old striker has scored 14 targets in 17 matches in Austria’s high flight for Salzburg, plus an extra three targets within the Champions League. Adeyemi has been strongly linked with a transfer to Sign Iduna Park for a while, following within the footsteps of Haaland who made the identical transfer in 2020.
– AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli is out of contract in the summertime, and his been linked with transfer to Serie A rivals Juventus and Lazio. That’s based on Calciomercato, who means that Romagnoli’s agent, Mino Raiola, would like that the defender would be part of Juve.