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Transfer Talk: Real Madrid planning a last minute swoop for Bundesliga midfielder?

Written by: Neelav Chakravarti

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Ligue 1 club Bordeaux have established contact with Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry for their managerial role.

This summer transfer window's highlight has been Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus for an Italian sojourn. Other than that, the window has been remarkably quiet. Lately, La Liga and Ligue 1 outfits have sprung into action, with teams like Real Betis eyeing players for loans.

In this article, we at Khel Now will take you through the important transfer news of the day:

Filipe Luis don't leave– Jan Oblak

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has revealed that it would be sad if left-back Filipe Luis left the La Liga club this summer.

The Brazilian has been linked with PSG, with Diego Simeone stating that he would agree to the player's wishes. Luis started his club's La Liga opener against Valencia and has a cult following at the Madrid club.

Borussia Dortmund eye Paco Alcaecer

According to L'Equipe, Borussia Dortmund have made the possible signing of Barcelona's Paco Alcaecer a priority. The former Valencia man has become a fringe player for the Catalans and is looking for a way out. Meanwhile, the Bundesliga outfit are currently searching for a goalscorer.



Real Madrid planning a last-minute swoop for Julian Weigl

Real Madrid are preparing a last-minute swoop for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, reports Don Balon. However, it is being reported that the player won't be sold for less than £67m. The La Liga outfit are preparing a late bid in order to pay less than BVB's asking price. The German has also been called the 'new Sergio Busquets' by fans.

 

PSG face tough opposition for Ivan Rakitic

According to Marca, PSG has been told by Barcelona that star midfielder Ivan Rakitic won't be sold for less than £112m (which is also his release clause).

The Croatian international was one of the main players in his side's fantastic FIFA World Cup run. The Ligue 1 outfit could make a move for him if they lose Adrien Rabiot.


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Thierry Henry to Bordeaux?

Ligue 1 club Bordeaux have established contact with Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry for their managerial role, reports L'Equipe.

The former Barcelona player is currently on the books of the Belgium national team and his high wages could complicate the deal.

Rafinha to go out on loan?

According to Radio Catalunya, Barcelona are about to finalize a loan move for Rafinha, to Real Betis with a £27m purchase option.

The midfielder spent last season with Inter Milan in Italy, but couldn't reach a permanent deal with the Serie A side.

Angel Di Maria to stay in France!

Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria will sign a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain which will take him through to 2021, reports Le Parisien. The former Real Madrid player has won the Ligue 1 title since 2015 and has become a fan-favourite at the French club.

Jason Denayer moves to France

Premier League champions Manchester City have announced that Jason Denayer has moved permanently to Lyon. The Belgian was loaned out quite a few times earlier and will now ply his trade in France.

PSG eye Portuguese international

According to L'Equipe, PSG are weighing up a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro. The Portuguese is an option being considered for the Ligue 1 side and is valued at £36m.

Published: Tue Aug 21, 2018 06:21 PM IST

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