Tuesday’s Transfer Round-Up: Juventus enter Neymar race and discuss swap deal with Barcelona


Transfer Market All of the day’s news and rumours

That’s all for today’s transfer blog. There are the biggest stories from Tuesday August 20, 2019.

– Ribery is close to a move to Fiorentina and will sign a two-year deal with La Viola.

– Hirving Lozano is in Italy and will complete a move to Napoli in the coming days.

– Alexis Sanchez could move to Inter with the Italian side taking the Manchester United man on loan, though it is unknown if there will be the option to make the deal permanent.

20:47. Slimani has passed a medical with Monaco, and his signing will be made official in the coming days. That could close the door on Mariano’s potential switch to the principality club, though much will still depend on Falcao leaving.

19:57. There is no chance that Simone Zaza will be leaving Torino reports in Italy suggest, thus scuppering any chance Espanyol have of signing the player.

19:36. Mustafi could be on his way to Roma. The German is reportedly unhappy with Arsenal’s acquisition of David Luiz given he hasn’t featured this season.

19:03. According to La Nazione, Gio Simeone is on Sporting CP’s radar, with Eintracht Frankfurt also interested in the striker’s services.

18:51. Napoli are close to completing a deal for Hirving Lozano who has landed in Rome ahead of the move.

17:47. Patrik Schick could be on his was to Germany as his agent is looking into a move from Roma to RB Leipzig.

17:21. According to Jugones, Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz is considering a return to France with Monaco.

17:12. According to L’Equipe, Monaco want to add one more midfielder to their squad and are considering a return for Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is currently at Chelsea, as well as Southampton’s Mario Lemina.

17:00. According to Turkish newspaper Sporx, Falcao will travel to the country on Thursday to complete his move to Galatasaray.

16:50. Franco Vazquez could be on his way out of Sevilla with Italian media reporting that Torino are interested in the player.

16:46. Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a move to Turkish club Trabzonspor on a free transfer.

16:26. According to The Sun, Claudio Bravo will not extend his Manchester City contract, which is set to expire at the end of the 2019/20 season.

15:30. Juventus have presented summer signing Merih Demiral. The Turk joined from Sassuolo for 18 million euros on a five-year deal.

15:15. Inter and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the loan of Alexis Sanchez, say Corriere dello Sport. The Serie A side will have the option to sign the Chilean for 15 million euros at the end of the season.

15:00. Napoliare set to signPSV EidnhovenwingerHirving Lozanofor a fee of 42 million euros, according to Sky Sport Italia.

13:40. Leganes have signed Nigerian international Chidozie Awaziem from FC Porto on a season-long loan.

13:30.Tuttosport claim that Torino are interested in Sevilla midfielder Mudo Vazquez, but is only their Plan B in the event that they are unable to sign Napoli’s Simone Verdi.

13:10. Below is a look at the ranking of the latest transfer rumours courtesy of Football Whispers

12:40. Phillipe Coutinho has taken part in his first training session as a Bayern Munich player.

12:30.Corriere dello Sport say that Davide Santon will join Mallorca on a loan deal.

12:10. Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta is close to joining AS Roma according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The full-back will arrive in the Italian capital for his medical ahead of his one-year switch.

11:45. According to the Mirror, Borussia Dortmund have offered a new deal to Jadon Sancho which would see his current salary double. The Germans are keen tie down the English starlet amid interest from top European clubs.

11:00. Angel Correa’s proposed move to AC Milan remains uncertain as Atletico Madrid and the Italians are unable to agree on a fee.

10:53. Radosav Petrovic has signed for Almeria from Sporting CP on a three-year deal.

10:20. Fiorentina are dreaming of landing French winger Franck Ribery, as noted by Gazzetta dello Sport. According to Kicker, Ribery will sign a two-year deal for four million euros per season. Former Bayern Munich teammate and ex-Fiorentina legend Luca Toni commented on Ribery’s latest photo on Instagram asking: “My brother! Are you coming to Italy?”

10:00. The summer soap opera surrounding Mauro Icardi continues as his wife and agent, Wanda Nara, told TyC Sports in her native Argentina that the striker will not be moving to Monaco: “His priority is to stay in Italy.”

Furthermore, Gazetta dello Sport say that Icardi wants to play for Juventus, but must wait until the Old Lady sell Mario Mandzukic.

09:45. The visit of Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici to Catalonia did not have the outcome that the Serie A club wanted. According to, Calciomercato, defender Daniele Rugani was offered to Barcelona as part of a deal for young full-back Juan Miranda. However, the possibility of exchanging Emre Can for Ivan Rakitic was entertained.

09:38. The Neymar saga continues, this time with a report from Brazil’s Gloesporte who claim that Juventus have entered the race for the highly sought-after PSG man. While Real Madrid and Barcelona remain the front-runners, the Italians hold a vital card in Paulo Dybala, who is of interest to the Ligue 1 champions and could be used as part of the deal.

09:30. Good morning and welcome to another day in the transfer market. We will have all the latest news and rumours surrounding the summer window throughout the day.


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