TRANSFERS – The future of very polite Erling Haaland seems clearer in his mind … but it's not that easy. Dries Mertens also has no shortage of challengers, while Clasico has already started. We make stock in our newsletter for transfer window.
Against a Barça Real duel for Van de Beek?
Clasico will be on the ground this week (Wednesday at 8pm). But it's also behind the scenes with the transfer window. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid regularly target the same players, the latest being Donny van de Beek. sport, citing Dutch sources, says that Barcelona leaders remain interested in the center of Ajax even though Real has a head start on this file. The Catalan adds that the price for the transfer of the Dutch international, 22 years old and under contract until 2022, will fluctuate between 50 and 60 million euros.
- Our opinion : At Real or Barça, Van de Beek will find it difficult to find a place to start.
Beautiful people court Mertens
The turmoil that has stirred in Naples for several weeks has made Dries Mertens one of the attractions in the winter market, which will open in two weeks. Especially since in the sequel TuttoMercato, the extension of the Belgian international, whose contract expires at the end of the season, gets stuck because of its financial ambitions. The Italian media adds that three clubs are fighting for the services of the 32-year-old forward: Inter, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.
- Our opinion : Three interesting tracks for Mertens and Naples, definitely open to the player's departure this winter, to avoid losing him this summer without financial compensation.
Dries Mertens (Naples)Eurosport
Atlético wants to redo the Morata coup with Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso is indisputable in Frank Lampard's eyes, and it will interest people in Madrid. Atlético hopes to take advantage of this to repatriate the Spanish left-back from Chelsea, according to Madrid radio. Cadena COPE. Blues are not sellers for less than 30 million euros, according to Calciomercato, which cites Tuttosport, while Colchoneros would expect a loan with a mandatory buying option this winter to attract the services of the former Castilla player, who will be celebrating his 29th birthday at the end of the month. An agreement similar to the one signed last summer between the two clubs for Alvaro Morata, at the heart of his 18-month loan.
- Our opinion : It could be done. Chelsea is banking on youth and the relationship with Atlético already exists. The price remains to be debated.
Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)Getty Images