Today’s transfer gossip round-up.
TOP TRANSFER TRIO
Speaking to The Athletic, super-agent Jonathan Barnett has suggested that three of his most exciting clients – Jack Grealish, Eduardo Camavinga and Ibrahima Konate – could be set for summer transfers. “I’m expecting three or four very big deals of my own that will break a lot of records,” he said. “We have some very good players, we have probably the best young player in the world in Eduardo Camavinga. We’ve got Grealish, we’ve got Ibrahima Konate at RB Leipzig.”
Grealish has long been admired by Manchester United, Ibrahima Konate has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, while Eduardo Camavinga is believed to top Real Madrid’s transfer shortlist.
MAN. CITY STALWART EXODUS
Following the announcement that Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season, Manchester City could be preparing to say goodbye to another experienced member of the squad, with The Athletic reporting that contract talks with Fernandinho have stalled, and the Brazilian will also leave in the summer.
KOULIBALY ON THE MOVE?
Napoli are planning for life without rock-solid centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according Gazzetta. The Italians were demanding €80m for the Senegal defender last summer, but the financial realities of COVID mean that they will now accept €50m. That still represents a big outlay for a player that turns 30 in June, particularly with the likes of Ibrahima Konate available for €40m.
SALAH & REAL MADRID
In a classic case of a player’s bland comments getting spun out of proportion during an international break, MO SALAH IS JOINING REAL MADRID.
“It’s not up to me [whether I stay]. We’ll see what happens but I prefer not to talk about that now,” the Egyptian told Marca. “No one knows what’s going to happen in the future, so… maybe one day [I will play in in Spain], yes.”
Which sounds a lot like a footballer not answering a question. Still, Salah won’t be at Liverpool forever, and Madrid probably represent his most likely destination if he leaves within the next year.