Barcelona in line for €3m windfall as former player looks set for €20m transfer

It’s not uncommon to see young players leave Barcelona to go out and prove themselves before returning at a later date once they are ready for the first team.

Over the years it always looked like left-back Alex Grimaldo would follow that path, especially when he was excelling for Benfica at a high level.

Ultimately that now appears to be unlikely, with a report from Todo Fichajes indicated that he’s expected to make a €20m move to Lazio this summer.

One of the main reasons for this is Benfica’s financial issues which means they need to offload some of their talent, but it’s not all bad news for Barca.

Mundo Deportivo have previously looked at a potential sell-on clause that Barca have over the defender, and it’s believed that they are in line to receive 15% of the next fee.

Psychic predicts that Colombia won’t qualify for World Cup next year

The CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers will resume in early September, and the Colombia national team is facing Bolivia and Chile during these sets of matches. 

Colombia is coming off a summer where they defeated Peru on the road and then drew against Argentina despite falling behind early in the fixture.

Furthermore, Reinaldo Rueda’s squad finished third in the Copa America, so they’re heading into the fall on a good note. Before these cames take place, a psychic makes a warning that could lower the morale of some fans.

Lilian Estrada, a psychic who has made herself known on … Read the rest

Former Colombian footballer wants to see Everton ace with national team

This summer, Colombia national team manager Reinaldo Rueda decided not to have Everton FC midfielder James Rodriguez for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America. 

Rueda’s decision was controversial in Colombia, considering the player’s status in his native country. The decision to leave Rodriguez generated a deep division of opinions among the fans.

During the program Futbolred (via Marca), former Colombian footballer Adolfo Valencia discussed the issue regarding Rodriguez. Valencia states that the time has come for Rodriguez to “understand and acknowledge that mistakes are sometimes made.”

Valencia went on … Read the rest

Liverpool risk missing out on ideal midfielder as club establish maximum they’re prepared to pay

Liverpool face the possibility of missing out on Saul Niguez, with the club not prepared to meet Atletico Madrid’s demands.

That’s according to Todo Fichajes, who first of all note of the Reds’ desire to get Saul through the door this summer.

Saul has been a key player for Atletico Madrid over a number of successful years.

The midfielder was not at his best last term, which has intensified speculation that he could depart the Wanda Metropolitano.

Perhaps the downturn in his performance level has left Liverpool unwilling to splash the cash, as Todo Fichajes claim they aren’t prepared to pay a penny above €40M [£34M].

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Liverpool risk missing out on Saul Niguez this summer

Video: Arsenal target Houssem Aouar shows his class for Lyon as he starts and finishes a move to score vs Sporting CP

Arsenal spent a lot of last summer trying to decide between Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey, and in the end it was Partey who ended up at The Emirates.

Interestingly the two could play as a pairing next season, with Football.London confirming that Arsenal are still looking to sign the Lyon star.

He was in action for Lyon in a game against Sporting CP tonight, and there’s so much to like about this goal:

Pictures from Canal +

So many midfielders just sit back and admire the first pass that he makes to start the attack, but he’s instantly on the move and arrives in the box to finish it off with a lovely calm finish.

That roaming ability could bring something new to Arsenal next season and it could work beautifully if Partey is there to sit and protect, so the fans must be hoping that they push ahead … Read the rest

Euro giants will make another offer next week as Man United make their demands clear

Diogo Dalot does look like a good fit for Man United as an attacking alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back, but it’s clear that Solskjaer doesn’t fancy him and a summer departure does look like the most probable outcome.

He was impressive during a loan spell with AC Milan last season as he played in 21 Serie A games and Milan earned Champions League football next year, but reaching an agreement to bring him back has been tough.

Calciomercato have reported on the latest with Milan’s interest, and it appears that another bid is expected next week.

It appears that Milan are hopeful of bringing him back on another loan with an option to make it permanent, but United have made it clear what their demands are.

They want a loan fee of around €4m and then there would also be an obligation to make it permanent in the summer … Read the rest

Jurgen Klopp offers fitness update on Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez

You always expect the squad to pick up the occasional injury during the season, but it’s hard to think of anything like Liverpool had last season as their senior centre-backs all went down with long-term injuries.

It meant they weren’t able to put up a proper title defence, but there’s plenty of optimism that they’ll back to normal for the upcoming campaign.

Sky Sports have reported on the latest with the fitness of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, but it makes sense that Jurgen Klopp is going to play this safe and take no risks in rushing them back:

“It would still be a surprise [if they played against Hertha], unfortunately. They look really good. But look, they do everything, they play football, we do the things we can do, they don’t do too much, we just have to be patient. We prepare for a full season, not a Read the rest

Contract rejected: Man United star edges towards exit door after snubbing £100K-a-week pay hike

Paul Pogba has rejected a contract offer from Manchester United amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Mirror.

Pogba has less than 12 months left on run on his deal with the Red Devils, which only didn’t expire this summer after the club activated an option they had to extend his contract by another year.

There is serious doubt over his future as a Man United player, especially when he has been linked with a return to his native France with PSG, as is mentioned in the report by the Mirror.

In what’ll be of huge concern to Man United supporters across the land, the Mirror believe that Pogba has turned down an offer from United to extend his contract.

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Paul Pogba has reportedly snubbed a contract offer from Manchester United

Chelsea stays patient for its midfielder amid interest from a Brazilian giant

Flamengo has not hidden its interest in bringing Chelsea midfielder Kenedy back to South America. 

Goal reports on the latest regarding the interest from the Brazilian giants, and as of now, it seems as though Chelsea would like to have Kenedy remain in Europe, whether it’s with the English side or on another loan stint.

However, no club in Europe expresses interest in landing the 25-year-old, which plays into Flamengo’s favor. The report states that Flamengo would like a loan with an option to buy, and as of now, it appears to be the … Read the rest

Refusal to sign a new contract sees Man United under pressure to let major star leave this summer

The last thing Manchester United need so close to the start of the new season is to be put under pressure to sell any of their players, but the refusal of one to sign a new contract leaves them in the position of having to do just that this summer.

Paul Pogba’s future at the Red Devils has been up for debate for the last couple of seasons, with the Frenchman blowing hot and cold in terms of his performance levels for the club.

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Certainly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t seen anything like the consistency from Pogba as Didier Deschamps has for the French national team.

Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United for PSG?

On his day, he can be a world beater, but there has been precious little of that in the Premier League, and with the Daily Mail reporting that he’s showing no willingness … Read the rest