Welcome to the roundup of the latest Transfer news for today, Monday, 17th August 2020.
Reports: Barcelona sack Setien
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona president Jose Maria Bartomeu has revealed Quique Setien has been sacked by the club.
It follows a meeting between Bartomeu and directors Eric Abidal and Roman Planes after the Catalans’ humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
James: I wanted to leave Madrid but they wouldn’t let me
James Rodriguez has revealed Real Madrid blocked his desired permanent move away from the club last summer.
The midfielder returned to Madrid after a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich but has remained on the periphery, playing just 419 minutes for Los Blancos this season. James: I wanted to leave Madrid but they wouldn’t let me
Juve interested in Lacazette
Juventus are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal this summer, according to Sky Sports.
New boss Andrea Pirlo is looking for a new centre-forward to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala, with Gonzalo Higuain expected to leave.
Man Utd interested in Costa
Manchester United are interested in signing Juventus forward Douglas Costa this summer, according to Gianluca DiMarzio.
The 29-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Italian giants since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring three goals and providing seven assists in 29 appearances this season.
Messi wants to leave Barcelona… now!
Lionel Messi has informed Barcelona he wants to leave the club immediately, according to Esporte Interativo.
The Argentine is said to have made his decision in the wake of Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich, has been considering his future beforehand.
Source: Naija News