Inter’s Skriniar too valuable to sell (Bleacher Report)
Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has become one of the hot, young names to be floated on the transfer market. Attracting the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and FC Barcelona, Skriniar has talent to warrant a big fee if he was to be sold. Inter Milan, however, does not appear to be remotely close to being ready to let the Slovakia international walk.
Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti said on Sunday that defender Milan Skriniar will stay at the San Siro because no teams have the financial power to sign the 23-year-old. ”Skriniar is staying here; he is out of everybody’s price range,” he said, per Goal. “Nobody can afford him.”
His performances have led to speculation over his future, although the defender has taken to social media to shut down the rumours. According to Richard Fay at the Manchester Evening News, Skriniar posted an Instagram story with his response to reported interest from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. He wrote: “You write things that you don’t even know. You are s--t. Now write an article on this.”
Skriniar’s contract with Inter Milan runs until June 2020. Karol Csonto, the defender’s agent, told Tuttomercatoweb (h/t Joe Wright at Goal), there have been discussions over a renewal.
Spalletti has previously spoken about how much clubs may have to spend if they wanted to tempt Skriniar away from Inter, per Ben Gladwell at ESPN FC. ”If it’s Barcelona, they will have to pay €100 million, and if I am them, I would pay a €20 million tip on top,” he said. “And if I’m Real Madrid, the [€100 million] with a €40 million tip—that is how highly I rate Skriniar.”
PSG allegedly favorite for De Jong (Paris United)
The back-and-forth saga with Frenkie de Jong appears to be a two-horse race between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in which PSG is now once again the leader.
According to our information, the PSG has agreed to pay (De Jong) about 8 million euros the first year. Like a Julian Draxler, it is a salary that will increase each year for the Dutch nugget, and will be accompanied by various clauses to unlock (trophies won, games played, individual distinction). PSG and Ajax are still trying to find common ground for a transfer of around 75 million euros.
Hummels feels zero pressure (@Bundesliga_EN)
Mats Hummel’s PK yesterday was an exercise of confidence and brilliance.
Cool as you like from @matshummels pic.twitter.com/EffDL2Cmd7— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) January 13, 2019
Bayern among Bundesliga teams linked to Man City’s Rabbi Matondo (The Sun)
Manchester City 18-year-old phenom Rabbi Matondo has become a popular prospect for German teams as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, and RB Leipzig all allegedly have had eyes on the youngster.
MANCHESTER CITY youngster Rabbi Matondo has turned down a new contract - and could be the next youngster to leave the Etihad. Pep Guardiola has lost Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid and now has one of his brightest Academy prospects targeted by German clubs.The 18-year-old, capped by Wales, has a full season left on his current deal but fresh terms have not been agreed. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, and RB Leipzig all watched the forward play in a UEFA youth clash against Hoffenhiem earlier in the season.
Davies is apparently loving his move to Bayern so far (@FCBayernUS)
Former Vancouver Whitecaps star Alphonso Davies appears to be very happy about his decision to join Bayern.
"I'm living the dream, it makes me want to cry. I want to learn and improve, and I'll continue to go into every game like it's my last."— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 14, 2019
Enjoy the ride, @AlphonsoDavies #MiaSanMia #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/QAyPP3GRWb