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Friday July 3 2020
Rummenigge: 'No decision on Perisic'

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms Thiago Alcantara wants to leave, while they have ‘not decided’ whether to buy Ivan Perisic from Inter.

The Germans just splashed out €49m to get Leroy Sane from Manchester City, so are pinching the pennies elsewhere.

Rummenigge has been speaking to both Bild and Sport1 today about the transfer strategy in the post-COVID football world.

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Monday June 29 2020
Man City pushing for Koulibaly

Manchester City and not Liverpool are pushing Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly, claim Italian reports, although the price-tag remains €100m.

According to Calciomercato.it, Pep Guardiola is determined to bring the Senegal international to the Etihad for next season.

Liverpool had long been linked, but Sky Sports UK claimed today that they are cutting down their transfer budget, as already seen by pulling out of the Timo Werner bidding war with Chelsea.

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Monday June 29 2020
Mixed reports on Liverpool and Koulibaly

There are very different reports coming out of England on Liverpool interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Today’s edition of The Sun maintains that the Premier League champions are ‘confident’ of signing the Senegal international, whose price-tag has been set at €100m.

They would try to include Dejan Lovren as part of an exchange deal to lower the cost of the operation.

On the other hand, Sky Sports UK insist the Reds are not interested in making the purchase, as he is considered too expensive.

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Sunday June 28 2020
Chiellini: 'Totti deserved Ballon d'Or'

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini is bemused by the fact Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Owen won the Ballon d’Or, but not Francesco Totti. ‘He was simply a genius.’

The Bianconeri defender’s autobiography covered numerous subjects throughout his career and the latest excerpt to hit the newspapers is about the biggest individual award in football.

“I have played with Francesco Totti, but we were almost always opponents,” wrote Chiellini.

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Sunday June 21 2020
Liverpool way off Koulibaly price-tag

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool are offering €60m for Kalidou Koulibaly, but that’s a long way off Napoli’s €100m asking price.

The centre-back has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Stadio San Paolo this summer, although the Partenopei have no intention of lowering his transfer valuation.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were strong contenders, but Liverpool are now stepping up the pressure, as they want to form a sensational partnership with Virgil van Dijk.

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Sunday June 21 2020
Juve hope players cut Jimenez cost

Juventus hope to use Federico Bernardeschi and Daniele Rugani to whittle down the Wolves asking price for Raul Jimenez, while Liverpool pull out of the race.

The Mexico international is fast becoming the prime candidate to lead the Bianconeri line next season, after difficulties negotiating with Napoli for Arkadiusz Milik.

According to the Daily Express, there is one less contender in the running, because Liverpool have withdrawn their interest in the 29-year-old.

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Saturday June 13 2020
Lazio and Milan consider Gujic

Liverpool-owned Marko Grujic has reportedly been offered to Milan and Lazio after his Hertha Berlin loan spell concludes.

The 24-year-old creative midfielder has been on loan at Hertha Berlin since 2018, but does not look as if he’s going to make that move permanent.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, there’s no room for him at Liverpool either, so the Serbia international is being shopped around.

Milan do not seem particularly interested, but Lazio could be open to another loan switch with option to buy.

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Friday June 12 2020
Man Utd eye up Immobile

After Liverpool and Napoli, now Lazio hitman and Serie A top scorer Ciro Immobile is being linked with interest from Manchester United.

According to Calciomercato.it, the Italy international has attracted the attention of Old Trafford giants and their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 30-year-old is having the season of a lifetime, scoring 30 goals in 33 competitive games between Serie A, the Coppa Italia, Europa League and Italian Supercup.

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Tuesday June 9 2020
Napoli join Ferran Torres race

Napoli have joined the race to sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres, but there’s competition from Juventus, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

His contract is due to expire in June 2021 and he has no intention of signing an extension, making a sale almost inevitable for this summer.

According to Radio Valencia and Rai Sport, Napoli are the latest team to place themselves in the running for his signature.

Calciomercato.it maintain the contract situation means he could even be allowed to leave for as little as €20-30m.

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Monday June 8 2020
Koulibaly warned against United move

Ex-Chelsea and France defender Frank Lebeouf has warned Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly not to join Manchester United if he wants to win trophies.

United reportedly offered €80m for Koulibaly last week, in a strong signal of their intentions, but Leboeuf insists the Red Devils are ‘not ready’ to satisfy the Senegalese’s thirst for silverware.

“I will never ask him to go to Manchester United for many reasons,” he told ESPN FC.

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