Barcelona aims to sign three key pieces for next season’s squad with a total price of €100 million: Erling Haaland, David Alaba, and Eric Garcia. These signings would always depend on whether Leo Messi stays or not. Depending on the club’s financial situation this summer, the number of big signings will vary.
Regardless if Messi stays or not, the new President will pursue the 20-year-old Erling Haaland. Bearing in mind that the young striker’s deal with Borussia Dortmund has a clause that reduces his price to €75 million plus bonuses (around €100 million total), Barcelona will have to improve their financial situation to face such an operation.
Alaba and Garcia have an expiring deals and can be had for free, but Barca’s grand plan might also include one more player: Memphis Depay. The Olympique Lyon forward’s contract expires also expires in June.
So yeah, €100 million for Haaland and Alaba, Garcia, and Depay for free.
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Could Bayern Munich center-back Jerome Boateng be considering a move to AC Monza after the season?
According to the report, some top clubs from Italy and England are interested in Boateng, who is facing a personal upheaval after ten years in Munich. Should the ex-HSV professional move to Italy, a brother duel against Kevin-Prince would be possible. (Boateng) could move up to Serie A with the Berlusconi club AC Monza.
Boateng’s next move could be his last move, but the veteran also has reportedly toyed with the idea of playing for MLS — specifically in New York.
Bayern Munich might not want to sell Kingsley Coman, but that does not prevent Manchester United from lobbing the Frenchman overtures anyway:
Recently turning Bayern Munich down, on their extension proposal, French international winger Kingsley Coman (24) is growing into a major target for Manchester United. Former Juventus and PSG player is currently worth around 60 million euros, roughly twice the sum he was purchased by between 2015 and 2017.
If a Spanish journalist is to be believed, FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be heading to Inter Miami in two years:
Journalist José Antonio Ponseti from the radio station “Cadena Sur” has now spoken out in Spain, giving a clear transfer forecast for the end of the Messi era.
Ponseti: “Whatever happens, Messi will be with Inter Miami in two years.” The transfer insider sees the six-time world footballer in the MLS at Beckham’s Club in Miami.
This is the havoc that Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland wreaked against Hertha Berlin the last time the two teams met:
Last time out vs. Hertha...⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️pic.twitter.com/LJvhydnn7O— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 12, 2021
After this season’s Champions League flameout, Juventus is reportedly ready to undergo a major overhaul:
Juventus are planning to re-build the team. McKennie, Chiesa, de Ligt, Szczesny will be part of the project. There will be a discussion with Cristiano Ronaldo on his future [contract expiring in 2022]. Ramsey could leave the club. Pirlo already announced he’s staying. ⚪️⚫️ #Juve— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 11, 2021
Of course, there is always going to speculation and fallout from such a disappointment and the rumors are already getting started. Per Transfer Market Web, Juventus is said to be parting ways with Aaron Ramsey after this season. Ramsey, meanwhile, should have no shortage of suitors:
Disappointed with his overall performing, Juventus management are planning to bid Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey (30) farewell, after two seasons in. Still on a deal with Bianconeri until June 2023, former Arsenal playmaker is tracked by a bunch of Premier League clubs, including Everton, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Newcastle, West Ham, and Wolverhampton.
In another Transfer Market Web story, Manchester City might be eyeing up Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot:
Turned down once already, Manchester City management, according to mercato365.com, are back after French international midfielder Adrien Rabiot (turning 26 on April 3rd). Playing for Juventus since 2019/20, former PSG playmaker is tracked by Everton as well; nonetheless, he might very well end up staying put.
To add more spice to this story, Juventus are also said to be open to taking as little as €29 million for Cristiano Ronaldo (Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia):
Juventus will reportedly meet Cristiano Ronaldo to discuss his future. According to reports in Italy, the Old Lady would need to sell him for at least €29m if they are to avoid a capital loss.
Anyway, With Ramsey and Rabiot rumored to be on their way out the door and potentially even more players about to be sold off, could Juventus be in-line to submit a proposal to buy Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso? Tolisso has been linked to The Old Lady multiple times over the years and could be an ideal player for the Italian club to integrate into a revamped lineup.