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The transfer window may have slammed shut, but that doesn’t mean the rumors are closed! Speculation about summer moves is rife, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all the official offers here.
Arsenal FC is trying to start its summer activities earlier than planned. According to the Sun, Arsenal FC is in the process of finalizing a deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Thiago Tomas.
The Gunners’ technical director, Edu, has been in touch with his colleague at Sporting, Hugo Viana, and the Portuguese club could get rid of the 18-year-old for £20 million.
Arsenal are said to have been impressed with Thomas during his performance for Sporting against Benfica earlier this month, and they don’t want to miss out on a player they see as a big star of the future.
Thomas signed a five-year contract with Sporting in June 2020, with an exit clause of £52 million. However, given the current economic situation, Arsenal believe Sporting will accept a lower transfer fee, the report said.
Tomas spent six years in the Sporting academy and has scored once in a Europa League match against Aberdeen since his debut in July.
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Angelino has tonight withdrawn a clause that will see him move permanently to RB Leipzig, according to the Daily Mail.
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Angelino came on for the 2-1 win over Augsburg, his twelfth game of the season. Manchester City will now have to pay £16 million for the permanent move. The 24-year-old was loaned by Manchester City to Leipzig, but it was agreed that Leipzig would contract him permanently if he played 12 games.
The Spaniard is a regular in Julian Nagelsmann’s squad, which takes on Liverpool in the Champions League next week.
City have the option to sign a £35 million contract with Angelino on a free transfer.
MTP steps up efforts to contract Donnarumma
After learning that business manager Mino Raiola wants to make his client Gianluigi Donnarumma the second highest paid goalkeeper in the world after David de Gea, the Gazzetta dello Sport believes Paris Saint-Germain are redoubling their efforts to contract him.
PSG director Leonardo knows Donnarumma well from San Siro and has been courting the Rossoneri goalkeeper for some time.
Milan have seen their €20 million bid for 2019 rejected, but Leonardo is determined to get his man. Donnarumma’s contract expired at the end of this season, meaning he is now free to negotiate with clubs outside Italy, which is why the Parisians hope to lure him away from the Italian fashion capital.
Milan would offer the stopper €7.5 million a year for a new long-term contract, but Raiola is interested in a shorter contract worth more than €10 million.
If that were the case, he would rank alongside Ian Oblak as the second highest paid goalkeeper in world soccer.
– AS Roma are looking for reinforcements in the goalkeeping department and Sport Mediaset reports that they are considering bringing in Juan Musso of Udinese to replace Pau Lopez, with Pierluigi Gollini of Atalanta as their second choice. Roma take on Udinese on Sunday, which gives Giallorossi boss Thiago Pinto the perfect opportunity to put his main goal under the microscope.
– AC Milan are looking for a refresher for their right flank this summer and, like Marseille’s Florian Tauvin, the Rossoneri also have their eye on Barcelona’s Emerson Royal, reports Calciomercato. Royal is currently on loan from Real Betis and is playing well. He should return to Camp Nou at the end of the season. It remains to be seen whether Ronald Koeman intends to keep him, but Milan’s decision may depend on whether or not they attract Diogo Dalo from Manchester United.
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