TRANSFERS – Manchester United are ready to sell Pogba, Tonali is interested in PSG and Ligue 1, Inter opens the door for Lautaro, Marcelo intends to leave the Olympics … Here is today's mercato newsletter.
United reactivate Saúl Ñíguez track …
In search of reinforcements on the winter mercato, Manchester United have relaunched a record he knows well: the one from Saúl Ñíguez. Already the track last summer, the player of Atlético Madrid is still interested in the Red Devils AS. However, this transfer looks (very) complicated. Colchoneros wasn't really going to give up midfield.
- Our opinion : A departure from Saúl Ñíguez this winter is quite unlikely. Next summer is another story … It depends on the offer submitted by United.
… and get ready to lose Pogba
Still on the Manchester side we could have put the weapons in the Paul Pogba file. According to Daily Mail, the French international would have told his managers that he would not renew his contract, which expires in 2021. Against this wish, United are ready to open the doors to the world champion, including recovering a good sum of money and thus limiting the damage.
- Our opinion : If Pogba does not extend, a start is expected next summer. Manchester will no longer be in a strong position.
Marcelo would like to leave the Olympics
After Tuesday night's events at Groupama Stadium following the Champions League game Lyon-Leipzig (2-2), Brazilian defender Marcelo, Olympique Lyonnais, decided to leave the club according to information from the club RMC. The 32-year-old, who arrived from Besiktas in 2017, is said to fear for the safety of his family.
- Our opinion: In such a context, it would seem difficult to see Marcelo expose the Olympic jersey.
Milan and Barça are negotiating for Todibo
The holder of Barça is facing Inter Milan (1-2). On Tuesday night Jean-Clair Todibo could find Lombardia in the coming months. According to information from Gazzetta dello SportAC Milan are actually very interested in the French defender. A loan with an option or obligation to purchase will be under consideration between the parties. Blaugrana, for its part, would like to include a possible "recompra", an alternative to a possible redemption in the future. As a reminder, Todibo has a € 150 million release clause.
- Our opinion : Barça will not let Todibo go without the opportunity to buy it later. Interested clubs are warned.
Inter provides an update of the Lautaro file
In advance of Barça, Lautaro Martinez scored absolute points Tuesday night in the match against the Catalans (1-2). The author of an exceptional match continues to impress the striker of Inter Milan. Before the meeting, Giuseppe Marotta, chief executive of the Lombard club, talked about the future of the attacker.
"We are Inter Milan and do not necessarily need to sell any. We want to grow up with important young players like Lautaro and Romelu Lukaku. If Lautaro wants to continue with us, we will be happy. He is associated with us. If he wants to go another way, we will evaluate the situation"he explained.
- Our opinion : The concept is simple: Inter does not want to sell anyone, let alone Lautaro. But she won't hold back players asking to leave.
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