Boateng to Roma? (Forza Italian Football)
According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (as captured by Forza Italian Football), AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho might want to bring in ex-Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng:
Jose Mourinho is looking to seal Roma’s leaky defence by targeting experience with the signing of Jerome Boateng.
The 32-year-old centre-back would add much-needed might to the Giallorossi’s backline after a season in which they seemed to ship goals for fun.
Mourinho is said to be looking to work his way from back-to-front by solving his new team’s problems in order, and the Bayern Munich defender is a high priority, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Camavinga’s sale price greater than €100 million? (Transfer Market Web)
It was already extremely doubtful that Bayern Munich would partake in the bidding for Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga given the player’s ever-rising price tag, but with the latest rumors pushing that figure to 100 million or more, it is safe to say “Bayern has left the chat”:
Despite a season not up to expectations, Eduardo Camavinga will be one of the prized pieces of the summer market. The 18-year-old Rennes midfielder will not renew his contract expiring in 2022 and so the Breton club could be forced to sell it to the highest bidder. But not for any amount: according to RMC Sport, President Holveck would have shot high, asking for €100m (£85m) for one of the best talents in European football.
PSG, at the moment, seems to be the favorite, but does not move from the €60m offer presented a few days ago. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, on the other hand, withdrew from the race, judging the sum to invest too high.
English, Spanish teams eyeing Hofmann (kicker)
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly plotting a move for Borussia Mönchengladbach star and Germany international Jonas Hofmann:
The interest in Jonas Hofmann (28) is growing. The German EM driver has had the best season of his career at Borussia, now he could change. Chelsea FC, Tottenham and also La Liga clubs are interested. The Spurs have been to Hofmann a few times and have followed the development into an important high performer in Gladbach. In terms of the financial feasibility of a transfer, a move to the Premier League would be most likely according to the current status. There is no exit clause in the contract, which runs until 2023.
Barca’s sell list (Mirror)
FC Barcelona allegedly has a list of over a dozen players it is willing to sell off or loan away this summer including Miralem Pjanic, Martin Braithwaite, Junior Firpo, Neto, Samuel Umtiti, Matheus Fernandes, Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto could all be sold, while Riqui could leave on a loan:
Barcelona president Joan Laporta is set to axe up to 10 stars in a summer clear-out - including Philippe Coutinho. Ronald Koeman’s team are set for an overhaul after finishing off the pace in La Liga and crashing out of the Lionel Messi at the last-16 stage. And it is hoped a squad revamp will help turn around the club’s finances after the impact of the pandemic.
Rashica to leave Werder? (kicker)
With Werder Bremen’s relegation, Milot Rashica could be bolting:
According to kicker information, there is at least the theoretical possibility that Rashica could leave the club thanks to a release clause of 15 million euros due to the relegation. In the previous year, RB Leipzig would have liked to have to trigger it. Rashica’s departure can be expected by the start of Werder training in three weeks at the latest.
Rashica is a mercurial talent and probably a player who could benefit from being in an environment with some veteran leadership. With great pace and skill, Rashica would be very interesting to Bayern Munich if he was cheap...or free. Even with Werder Bremen’s relegation, it is doubtful they would sell him for a low enough price to interest Bayern Munich right now.
Costa and Rafinha to reunite at Gremio (Caught Offside)
One positive aspect of Douglas Costa’s move to Gremio is that the veteran winger will be able to reunite with old Bayern Munich teammate, Rafinha:
“We understand each other; we speak the same language,” Costa said. “When I arrived at Bayern, he was already there for eight years, so he treated me very well, received me, opened the doors for me. He’s my partner too; we played together, shared the same track on the field. It will [add a lot to Grêmio].”
Costa also commented on being back in his hometown club, where he made his debut. Despite the homecoming feelings, there is an understanding of responsibility to meet created expectations; on the other, the satisfaction of being well received.
“I was born here; I was raised here,” Costa said. “You arrive in your state, in your city, everyone treats you very well, you are well received, you start to see ‘man, I have to answer that and start to weigh both sides of the scale. But the idea of being a Grêmio player has been great, and I have to leave everything on the pitch to answer all that was deposited in me.”