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Latest Football Transfer News And Rumours For Thursday, 23rd May, 2019


Latest Football Transfer News

Latest Transfer News Across The Globe

With the transfer window officially opened in England and some other European countries as well as others, the rush by clubs to get needed players gets fully underway as well.

Some clubs have already gotten their transfer business underway as they hope to get the best legs ahead of the next season.

Naija News presents to you all the latest gists and rumours as well as an update on completed deals here.

Guardiola set to become next Juventus coach

Reports by AGI indicate Pep Guardiola has agreed to become the new manager of Italian giants, Juventus who have Cristiano Ronaldo on their books.

Recall Guardiola this season, won a domestic treble in England with Manchester City, but he is said to have agreed a four-year deal with the Bianconeri which will be confirmed on June 14.

Benteke prefers Crystal Palace stay

Goal understands Christian Benteke prefers to stay at Crystal Palace despite £15 million ($19m) interest from Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan.

The 28-year-old striker is said to favour a Premier League stay despite interest from other countries.

Arsenal undecided on sale of Ozil

Gunners legend, Ian Wright, has told Arsenal not to sell Mesut Ozil despite the German’s inconsistent form and high salary.

The north London club are said to be seriously considering a reduction in their wage bill this summer but Wright thinks selling one of their most creative players would be a bad move.

Tottenham interested in Barcelona’s Malcom

English Premier League side, Tottenham are said to be leading the race to sign Barcelona’s Malcom who is drawing interest from a number of top European sides.

According to SPORT, Barca want to recover the €​40 million (£35m/$45m) they paid for him last summer, and Spurs have used communication with Barca over Andre Gomes​ to start talks with the club on signing Malcom as well.

Manchester United end interest in Sancho

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, according to ESPN FC after they met a hindrance in negotiations with Dortmund.

The German club are said to be demanding up to £90 million (€102m/$114m) for the teenage star but though the player is still a long-term target for United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved on to other summer targets.

Man City wants Juve’s Cancelo

Manchester City are close to splashing €60 million (£53m/$67m) to bring Juventus defender, Joao Cancelo to the club.

According to reports, a deal for the the 24-year-old Portuguese is already in place.

That will be all for now. Naija News will be on the ground to give you latest information on transfers across the globe as they break.