Transfer Talk: Newcastle eye Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix – USTimesPost
The summer transfer window in Europe may not be open yet, but teams are preparing for it and rumors abound. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumours, comings and goings and of course deals struck!
TOP STORY: Newcastle are eyeing Atletico’s Joao Felix
Newcastle United are interested in loaning the Atlético Madrid striker Joao Felix, but his reward might prove a stumbling block, according to the sun.
The 23-year-old spent the second half of the season on loan at Chelsea but new head coach Mauricio Pochettino has apparently decided against signing Felix on a permanent basis, leaving the Portugal international in an uncertain position.
After a falling out with Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone earlier this year, the Spanish club were keen to sack Felix, who has struggled to convince for the club since his €126m move from Benfica in 2019. Felix has scored just 36 goals in more than 100 appearances for Atleti Another move on loan this summer seems the most likely option given the lack of permanent suitors.
The striker has openly expressed his desire to play in the Champions League, increasing the chances of a loan move to Newcastle this summer after the Magpies qualified for the competition for the first time since the 2002/03 season.
Chelsea reportedly spent €11m on the loan deal while covering Felix’s salary of over €250,000 which could prove to be a stumbling block for Newcastle. Despite Newcastle’s financial backing from the Saudi Public Investment Fund, the club may not be able to fund a move from Felix on loan unless the numbers are reduced.
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11.00 BST: According to this, Real Madrid is the most valuable football club in the world in 2022 with a value of 6.07 billion US dollars (4.9 billion pounds). forbes.
For the second year in a row, the Spanish giants top America’s business magazine’s 30-club list, followed by Manchester United at $6bn (£4.8bn).
It is the first time two clubs have reached the $6 billion mark. La Liga champions Barcelona, who took first place in 2021, sit third with a valuation of $5.51 billion (£4.4 billion).
Compared to last year, Madrid have increased their value by 19%, while United have increased by 30%.
“The Spanish side have made it to five of the last nine lucrative Champions League finals and won them all.” said Forbes in its report. “Real Madrid have also secured nearly $400 million from Sixth Street and Legends in a 20-year deal to boost revenue at their Santiago Bernabéu stadium, which is undergoing a major refurbishment expected to begin in the will be completed next year.”
Madrid and Man United are the only two clubs to have ranked in the top five every time since 2004, when Forbes began publishing annual football reviews. Six of the top 10 clubs in the report are Premier League clubs.
10.51 BST: Bayern Munich women have confirmed the signatures of the defender Magda Ericsson and midfielder Pernille Harder with three-year contracts.
The duo left Chelsea after their contracts expired this summer.
10.27 BST: Javier Zanetti, meanwhile, has ruled Inter out of the race to sign his compatriot Lionel Messi this summer.
Messi’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires this month and the 35-year-old Argentina captain is considering his options including returning to former club Barcelona as a free agent.
“Inter are doing the right things in terms of financial fair play,” said Zanetti. “Who wouldn’t like to have Messi, but for us we are not able to get Messi. There are few who can pay Messi and that should be true with what Messi represents as a world champion. I’d love to see him where he’s happy.
“We all agree that we would see Leo at Barcelona personally and professionally. We all know he’s happy at Barcelona. If he was the best player in the world he would make a difference in every league.”
10.05 BST: Vice-President of Inter Milan Javier Zanetti says he’s quiet about it Lautaro Martinez’s future in the club.
Amid reports, Real Madrid have asked Inter for more information on Martinez as a potential replacement Karim Benzema should he leave the Spanish club this summer, Zanetti said: “I can honestly say that the club has not received anything in this regard. When you have players like him in your squad, it’s normal for clubs to pick them up. But we are very calm. When such a situation arises, we will listen. But.” Lautaro is a very important part of Inter’s present and he is a reference player for us. I’m calm because I see Lautaro is happy with us. I’m not worried.”
The Argentine striker has scored 28 goals and assisted 11 more in 55 games to help Inter progress to the Champions League final. Martinez, who won the World Cup with Argentina, is in his fifth season at Inter and is under contract until June 2026.
“He was young when we got him, but we knew what he could give us,” said Zanetti. “We made no mistake in signing him. He’s improved every season and is a point of reference for us and for the national team. He has a winning mentality. He’s humble, he’s committed. That’s why he does it.” The difference. He’s our captain. Nothing was given to him, he worked hard to earn it with everything he has.”
09.23 BST: Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi has confirmed his club will trigger the contract option Loic Bade will be transferred permanently this summer.
Bade, 23, had made 26 appearances for Sevilla, including Wednesday’s Europa League final win against Roma after being loaned out by Rennes in January.
Sevilla have an option to make his stay permanent for €13m and after Europa League win in Budapest Bade posted a video on Instagram Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi begged the club’s board: “Please sign me.”
Monchi replied, “It’s already done. We acquired him.”
09.03 BST: Jose Mourinho has admitted he would like to stay at Roma but says he and his players ‘deserve more’.
Mourinho’s contract with Roma expires in June 2024 but his future at the club is uncertain after his side lost to Sevilla on penalties in Wednesday’s Europa League final.
“I’m going on vacation on Monday. If we can talk in the next few days, that’s fine.” said Mourinho. “I want to stay, but my players are earning more and I’m earning more too. I want to fight for more.”
“I’m a bit tired of being a coach, a communicator, being the face that says we’ve been robbed. I’m a little tired of being so much. I want to stick to the conditions of giving more and.” If we don’t play in the Champions League, that’s good news. It’s paradoxical, but we’re not a Champions League team yet.”
08.34 BST: Harry Maguire will be in talks with Erik ten Hag to discuss his future at Manchester United after the end of the season, sources told ESPN.
Maguire has endured a frustrating season at Old Trafford, starting just 16 times in all competitions and just eight in the Premier League.
After falling behind LIsandro Martinez And Raphael Varane In the centre-back’s pecking order, Maguire will weigh his options before making a decision on where he will play next season.
Sources have told ESPN that United are ready to listen to offers for the 30-year-old and are awaiting interest from West Ham United, who made an inquiry about his availability during the January transfer window.
08.00 BST: Manchester City are in talks over a signing Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea, sources told ESPN.
ESPN reported in February that the Croatia midfielder was one of a number of players likely to be made available as Chelsea plan a series of exits over the summer to trim their bloated squad and new manager Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t stand in the way of his exit will stand.
The 29-year-old has one year left on his contract and there have been no significant talks about an extension.
Although no fee has been agreed yet, sources suggest that Kovacic has been given permission to discuss terms with City. Chelsea are understood to be willing to let him go for a transfer fee of around £35million.
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Rajan Hothi)
– Manchester United will allow the striker Anthony Martial He is reportedly set to leave the club this summer football insider. The 27-year-old joined the Red Devils from AS Monaco in 2015 but his poor form and injury woes have hampered his time at Old Trafford and he could move on. Despite his recent troubles, it is reported that the France international won’t be short of potential suitors in the summer.
– Arsenal have made an opening offer of €15m for the Real Valladolid right-back Ivan FresnedaPer Ekrem Konur. The 18-year-old has enjoyed an impressive season for the Spanish side, making 24 appearances in all competitions, and his performances also caught the attention of Borussia Dortmund. It is reported that the Gunners would like to sign a right-back in the summer Takehiro Tomiyasu persistent injury problems and Ben White forced to cover.
– Sign forward Lionel Messi is therefore the priority for Barcelona this summer Sports. Club president Joan Laporta has reportedly made it clear that securing a deal with the Argentine should take precedence over any other transfer objective. A report from L’Equipe stated on Tuesday that Inter Miami CF and Barcelona are working together to thwart Messi’s planned move to Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal, which would mean a move to Miami and a one-year loan spell at Barca.
– Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has informed the club that he wants to sign with Al Ittihad foot Mercato. A source told ESPN on Tuesday that the French forward is considering a major deal with the Saudi club, which seems to have diverted his attention away from the Bernabeu. Benzema’s contract at Madrid runs until next summer but the lucrative offer from Riyadh has changed the situation.