It is being widely reported that Everton are planning on making a move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo.
Managers are quickening up their pace before the transfer window shuts down and the new season begins. Endless speculation regarding Real Madrid’s hope of raiding Chelsea continues, although no such deal has taken place yet and we are still stuck with only two headline transfers this season – Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and Alisson to Liverpool.
In this article, we at Khel Now will take you through the completed deals and rumours of the day:
Paul Pogba looking for an exit out of Old Trafford
The 2018 World Cup winner met fellow Frenchman Eric Abidal (Barca’s technical secretary) a few days ago to discuss a possible move. The Manchester United man is reportedly unsettled at Old Trafford, amid talk of a possible rift with manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old is under contract with the Premier League side until 2021.
Abidal was appointed by the La Liga outfit to make improvements in the French transfer market.
Luka Modric to Inter Milan?
Luciano Spalletti’s side have already made contact with the player’s agent. It is being alleged that Inter and Croatian players Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic have already discussed such a possibility with their national skipper during the World Cup. Due to this, the Serie A side are currently holding back from making any advances for Arturo Vidal.
Zinedine Zidane to replace Jose Mourinho?
The Portuguese is currently under fire and has a record of struggling in his third season in-charge at previous clubs.
The Frenchman is a free agent after he quit Real Madrid at the end of last season, after winning three straight Champions League crowns with Los Blancos.
— Everton (@Everton) August 1, 2018
Everton sign Lucas Digne on a five-year deal
The French player has earlier played for Lille, PSG and Roma. He has signed a five-year deal with the Toffees, after staying with the Catalans for two years.
Neymar’s departure from PSG ‘impossible’
Roma’s new acquisition Javier Pastore has stated that Neymar won’t be leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The Argentine teamed up with the Brazilian during his promising but injury-hit stint in France.
Neymar was rumoured to be targeted by Real Madrid, although the Santiago Bernabeu outfit denied it. With the next season coming soon, Pastore thinks that Neymar’s departure is ‘impossible.’
Anthony Martial out?
Jose Mourinho has added more drama to the Anthony Martial transfer saga after failing to give a straight answer over the Frenchman’s future at Manchester United.
When asked about his future, the former Real Madrid tactician said that he doesn’t know anything.
Thorgan Hazard joins his brother in the rumour mill
Borussia Monchengladbach has put a £18m price tag on Thorgan Hazard, reports Foot Mercato.
Sevilla and Roma are reportedly interested in the Belgian player. The Bundesliga outfit have reportedly stated that they are done with their transfer business already and don’t have any plans to offload another player.
Chelsea hope to hold on to N’Golo Kante
Chelsea are hoping to offer N’Golo Kante a new £290,000-a-week deal. The Frenchman is currently the subject of PSG’s approaches, but the Premier League outfit hope to keep their midfield lynchpin in England for the next few seasons.
According to reports, the Ligue 1 champions are willing to pay more to the former Leicester City midfielder.
Mateo Kovacic not interested in Manchester United’s playing style
Mateo Kovacic has said no to Manchester United, reports Marca. It is being reported that Mourinho’s side bid £60m for the Croatian midfielder, but he is not interested in their playing style.
The former Inter Milan man wants a way out of the Bernabeu, for regular first-team opportunities. New manager Julen Loptegui has been tasked to make the midfielder feel important in Spain.
Thibaut Courtois adamant on moving to Spain
According to AS, the signing of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has entered its decisive stages with the transfer window in England ending on 9th August 2018.
It is being reported that the Belgian is adamant about moving to Real Madrid and is willing to wait till next year as he will be a free agent by then.