Nice: not yet officially named, Favre in charge of training for the recovery
While the departure of Christophe Galtier from OGC Nice for PSG is still not official, Lucien Favre, tipped to succeed the French coach, leads the first training session of the Aiglons, this Monday. The president of OGC Nice, Jean-Pierre Rivère, confirmed the presence this morning of the Swiss at the resumption of training. The players had an appointment very early (before 9 a.m.) for a morning resumption out of sight. Free of any contract since leaving Borussia Dortmund, the 64-year-old Swiss coach knows Le Gym well, having been a coach between 2016 and 2018.
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Lorient formalizes its new coach
Régis Le Bris is officially the new coach of Les Merlus. The 46-year-old technician, until now coach of the Lorient reserve, will experience his first experience as the main coach of a professional team. He succeeds Christophe Pélissier, in office since 2019 and whose departure was announced this Sunday.
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The Brazilian Claudinho would be in the sights of OM
According to journalist Mauro Cezar, Olympique de Marseille would have targeted Claudinho, Brazilian attacking midfielder from Zénith Saint-Petersburg. Arrived in Russia last summer from RB Bragantino (club of the Red Bull galaxy) against a check for 12 million euros, Claudinho made very interesting debuts on the European scene, notably finding twice the way to nets in the Champions League group stage against Malmö and Chelsea last fall.
The Phocaeans will face competition from AS Roma in this matter.
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Petr Cech to leave Chelsea
According to information from TelegramPetr Cech has left his role as technical and performance adviser to Chelsea, following the departures of Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia last week.
Todd Boehly had asked Cech to stay and help him through the summer transfer window, but the 40-year-old told him in a meeting that he felt the time was right to leave.
A competitor for PSG in the Scamacca file
Courted by PSG, Gianluca Scamacca (23) is also courted by Atlético de Madrid. According to El Mundo, Diego Simeone’s club are trying to sell Alvaro Morata, who is returning from a loan spell at Juventus. At the same time, the Colchoneros are looking for his replacement and have set their sights on the Italian international, the selection’s great hope, who has interesting characteristics for the club.
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Nantes would have targeted the successor of Kolo Muani
According to the Uruguayan media El País, FC Nantes would have contacted the Montevideo Wanderers club to negotiate the transfer of Mauro Mendez. Aged 23, this center-forward enjoys a good rating and is under contract until December 2023. If several clubs are interested, especially in Mexico, the Canaries, in search of a replacement for Kolo Muani, would be in good position to get his signature.
River Plate reportedly optimistic about Suarez’s arrival
Free after his departure from Atlético de Madrid, Luis Suarez could join River Plate. According TyC Sports, the Argentine club are optimistic about the possible arrival of the attacker after the withdrawal of Ajax Amsterdam from the race. FC Barcelona remains a serious competitor to welcome the player but it depends on the arrival of Robert Lewandowski. Suarez is currently on holiday in Ibiza recovering from knee surgery.
“He is an elite footballer who is recovering from the cleaning of his knee, recalled Marcelo Gallardo, coach of River, on Sunday. If we could have him today, he could not play. Our expectation is in function of his recovery times. We are calm. We are not waiting for a footballer who is ready to play tomorrow, we are waiting for a footballer who is recovering”.
Di Maria at Juventus, it’s almost complete
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Angel Di Maria (34) is very close to committing to Juventus. Free after his departure from PSG, the Argentinian will give his “yes” to the Italian club which has been courting him for many months. The two parties are close to an agreement which still stumbles on the bonuses of the contract. Doubt hovered over his arrival in Piedmont in recent weeks due to interest from FC Barcelona. He should finally reach Italy.
PSG would have offered 60 million for Draxler for Skriniar
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan refused an offer from PSG of 60 million euros plus Julian Draxler to recruit Slovak defender Milan Skriniar (27). The Lombard club would wait for an offer of 70 million euros to let their defender go.
Barca reportedly offer to include Maguire as a bargaining chip for De Jong
According to The Sun, FC Barcelona have offered to include Harry Maguire (29) in discussions for the transfer of Frenkie de Jong (25), targeted by Manchester United. The Catalan club is looking to strengthen in defense and was targeting the England international, who was however much criticized after a complicated season. But the Red Devils refused to include the former Hull City player, recruited against 87 million euros from Leicester in 2019.
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Rosaro Central: Tevez would like to bring in a former Manchester City team-mate as his assistant
Defeated 1-0 in his first match as coach of Rosario Central, Carlos Tevez would have contacted his former Manchester City teammate, the Brazilian Jo, to join his staff.
Derby County appoint caretaker after Rooney exit
Derby County have appointed Liam Rosenior as interim manager following the departure of Wayne Rooney. “The Derby players will return to the Moor Farm training ground on Monday morning to begin pre-season training and Rosenior will lead preparations for the upcoming 2022/23 League One campaign, the club statement read. Rosenior, 37 years, will be supported by current first-team staff.”
Sadio Mané’s adviser entrusts an approach to PSG
Guest of After Foot this Sunday evening, Sadio Mané’s adviser, Bacary Cissé, indicated that the new Bayern Munich striker has indeed been contacted by PSG this year. “Yes, PSG did indeed ‘attack’ Sadio, said Cissé. Leonardo had several contacts with his German agent, they saw each other, they discussed the ins and outs of a possible transfer of Sadio to PSG, but it stopped there. Everyone knows that Leonardo was on an ejection seat, we had to wait…”
Bacary Cissé made another revelation: Sadio Mané could also have evolved with Lionel Messi … from last season.
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Welcome to our live to follow all the rumors and information of the transfer window. After Kylian Mbappé’s contract extension with PSG, some big files are moving forward, such as the return of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan. That of Paul Pogba at Juventus is also expected for early July.