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Transfer Talk: Luka Modric behind Inter Milan interest?

Written by: Rohan Philip

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Ivan Rakitic could be on the move if Paris Saint Germain choose to pay his release clause.

With a little over 10 days left in the European transfer window, managers of clubs all over the continent are rushing to bolster their squads for the season.

We at Khel Now will take you through the most widely reported transfer stories of the day:

The Croatian is a prized possession for Barcelona

Paris Saint Germain have reportedly tabled bids for the Barcelona midfield pair of Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets. While they may fail in their efforts to sign the Spaniard, who is set to sign a new deal at the Camp Nou, the Parisians could prise Rakitic away from the Catalonia if they meet his release clause.

Possible replacement for Nzonzi?

Spanish club Sevilla are closing in on the signing of 29-year-old French midfielder Max Gonalons, who was at their training facility for his medical early on Monday morning.

Will it be a blunder for Everton to sell him?

RB Leipzig have approached Everton with a £22m offer for Ademola Lookman. The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at the German club, who are now looking to secure his services on a permanent basis.


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De Gea to stay

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea is set to sign a new 5-year deal worth £200,000-per-week according to the Mirror. The 27-year-old has been the topic of several years of rumours linking him to Real Madrid who have just completed the signing of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

The pacy winger opted out of a move to the Premier League

Jamaican wonderkid, Leon Bailey has signed a new deal to keep him at Bayer Leverkusen until 2023. The youngster had been attracting attention from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea on the back of his impressive performances in Germany.

Is he unhappy in Real Madrid now?

Croatian midfielder, Luka Modric has repotedly approached FIFA to state that he was responsible for contacting Inter Milan over the possibility of a prospective transfer following the complaints that his current club had lodged with football's governing association over the allegdly unethical way in which the Italian giants had gone about negotiations with the World Cup finalist. 

In light of these revelations, it is very likely that the case that Real Madrid has against Inter Milan will be dropped. However, it does put Modric's future at the Santiago Bernabeu in question. 

He signed his Liverpool extension in this transfer window itself

Following Roberto Firmino's spectacular season under Jurgen Klopp, where he scored 27 goals and 17 assists, he was linked with a similar move to that which his compatriot, Philippe Coutinho made in January, to the Camp Nou. 

However, the Brazilian has come out to refute these claims, saying that he is only interested in Liverpool and winning all that he can with them. The forward penned a new deal to stay at Anfield in April and looks to be honouring that commitment. 

Published: Mon Aug 20, 2018 08:22 PM IST

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