Nice: PSV coach announces the signing of Benitez
Present this Monday in front of the press for the recovery, Ruud van Nistelrooy made his debut at the head of PSV Eindhoven. The former striker took the opportunity to confirm the arrival of Walter Benitez from Nice. Free of any contract, the Franco-Colombian goalkeeper is already present in the Netherlands in order to pass his medical examination there. A blow for the Aiglons and Ligue 1.
“Character, a professional and a winner, these are three words that apply to him”, notably launched Ruud van Nistelrooy in remarks relayed by several Dutch media.
Romain Hamouma signs for Ajaccio
A page turns in the career of Romain Hamouma. At the end of his contract at Saint-Etienne, relegated to Ligue 2, the 35-year-old striker signed up with AC Ajaccio, which is back in Ligue 1. He signed a one-season contract.
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Umtiti interested in Girona
After an almost white season with FC Barcelona (1 match played), Samuel Umtiti could revive in Girona, who has just won his promotion to La Liga. “We don’t rule out Umtiti signing for Girona,” Pere Guardiola, Pep’s brother and chairman of the club’s board of directors, told Cadena Ser on Monday. The French central defender is under contract at Barça until 2026.
Mertens in the sights of OM
According to information from the Italian media Il Mattino, the Neapolitan striker Dries Mertens would interest OM, like Luis Muriel. Free of any contract at the end of the month, the Belgian international spoke about his future this Saturday, ensuring that he did not yet know if he would stay in Naples or if he would go “to another team”. “I hope to find out soon, he explains for HLN Sport. I hope to stay in Naples, but obviously I won’t say anything else, I haven’t had any offers, we’ll see in the next few days. “.
Botafogo, Molenbeek… The methods and results of John Textor
Future shareholder of OL, John Textor is also the owner of Botafogo and RWD Molenbeek. He has also owned 40% of Crystal Palace shares since August 2021.
Its objective is to create a network of clubs. To do so, he attends an average of 250 matches a year and studies the teams in order to have a precise idea of what he wants to put in place in each of his formations. Since his arrival last January, John Textor has mainly worked with his Brazilian and Belgian clubs.
>> What are John Textor’s methods?
Rüdiger officially presented to Real Madrid
The Merengue presented their new recruit this Monday at the very beginning of the afternoon. At the end of his contract after five years at Chelsea, the 29-year-old German defender is joining the Spanish capital for free for the next four seasons. The former Roma player, who passed his medical examination during the day, will wear No. 22.
Rennes: West Ham formalizes the arrival of Aguerd
West Ham formalized the recruitment of Stade Rennais defender Nayef Aguerd (26) on Monday. The Moroccan defender, who had joined Brittany in 2020 from Dijon, had himself announced his departure from the Breton club this weekend. He signed a five-year contract with the Hammers. According to the English media, the amount of the transfer would amount to 35 million euros.
OL: John Textor will buy the shares of Pathé and IDG
RMC Sport is able to confirm the information from Bloomberg. It is John Textor who will take over the shares of Pathé and IDG put on the market last March.
An operation that will go as far as a takeover bid. OL’s share price was suspended this Monday morning at 3.07 euros. A board of directors is scheduled for this afternoon whereas it had been put on the agenda for tomorrow. Proof that everything will accelerate in the hours to come. Foster Gillett, another candidate for the buyback of shares, did not provide tangible evidence to win the case. These two files were the only two still in contention since the last Board of Directors.
John Textor had accepted, as soon as he made contact, the mode of operation requested by Aulas, unlike Gillett. From the first exchanges, Textor was very attracted by the ‘basketball side’ of the Lyon project with the presence in the Lyon environment of Tony Parker and the planned hall.
Gillett was however favored in this case ten days ago, having met Jean-Michel Aulas at length in the South of France.
JMA will obviously remain in the management for the time that has been defined in the act of governance. Day-to-day operations will not change.
A large sum will be put by Textor in the transfer window this summer. Aulas thus managed a fine operation with a new ‘active’ shareholder (Pathé and IDG had been on the back burner for a few months…) with, in addition, new money.
The schedule desired by the president of OL is currently being held and we can expect an announcement in the evening. The Lyon club will pass the DNCG with the new strongman at his side.
Raphinha would be very close to Arsenal
New twist in the Raphinha case. The media Goal announces that the Brazilian would be on the verge of signing in favor of Arsenal, who would have offered the asking price by Leeds, around 50 million euros. However, Barça have been hoping to recruit Raphinha for several months, and the Brazilian had made the Catalan club his priority. But he would no longer wish to wait, while on the side of Leeds, it is assured that Barça “has disappeared”.
Inter Milan sporting director open to defender departure after PSG interest in Skriniar
Guest of Rai on Monday, the sports director of Inter Milan, Giuseppe Marotta, gave some clues about a possible departure of Milan Skriniar, tracked by PSG. “It’s much more difficult to replace a striker than a defender, because the former are very few and require scary expenditure. It is very likely that defense will be the sector in which we will be forced to act. , but with Ausilio (director of Inter) we are already in the process of making valid alternative hypotheses in the event of the departure of one of our defenders”, he explained.
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Real Madrid: Marco Asensio would be courted by 5 European greats
At the end of his contract in 2023 with Real Madrid, Marco Asensio would like a salary increase in order to extend his lease in the Spanish capital, which the club does not seem ready to offer him. According to the daily Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid could therefore let their player go free next summer, or sell him in the coming weeks to recover compensation.
Five European clubs would be interested: Arsenal, where Mikel Arteta particularly appreciates Asensio, Liverpool, Manchester United, Juventus in case the Di Maria operation fails, and AC Milan. The price for this summer has reportedly been set by the Whites at €40m.
Le Havre formalizes its change of organization chart
It was expected, it is now official. The organization chart of Le Havre is turned upside down, while the Norman club is about to be sold to a consortium of American investors. The current owner Vincent Volpe announced this Monday in a press release issued by the HAC.
Luka Elsner therefore arrives as coach to replace Paul Le Guen, while Mathieu Bodmer will be sporting director. Jean-Michel Roussier takes on the role of president, while Mohamed El Kharraze is introduced as director of recruitment and Julien Momont as game analyst.
>> All changes within the HAC
For the moment, OM are not interested in Clément Lenglet
At present, OM have not expressed any interest in Clément Lenglet. FC Barcelona wants to part with its central defender, whose name is also mentioned on the side of Tottenham. But his salary, quite far from OM standards, is proving to be a brake for the moment.
A few days ago, the Catalan daily Sport indicated that OM had checked the name of the former Sevillian for a possible loan.
Bamba Dieng wants to stay at OM
Bamba Dieng knows where he wants to play next season. According to Provence, the Senegalese international would like to stay at OM, despite many interests from foreign clubs, particularly in England and Germany. His position would be “firm and final” according to the regional daily, even if a possible transfer could bring several million to OM. A decision that goes in the direction of his first statements, since on May 15, he said that he would be at OM “next season”, in particular to discover the Champions League.
Di Maria to Juve, it would be imminent
Despite the emergence of the rumor of an interest from FC Barcelona, Angel Di Maria is on the verge of committing to Juventus. According to the Gazzetta, the Argentinian, free since leaving PSG, could agree on Monday. Massimiliano Allegri has made it his priority and the Piedmontese club would be ready to grant him the length of contract he wants. Fideo would like to sign a year before returning to play for Rosario Central in 2023.
The enigmatic message of Renato Sanches, courted by PSG
Lille midfielder Renato Sanches posted a message on his Instagram account that the Italian press sees as an allusion to his situation in the transfer market. The Portuguese is a longtime coble at AC Milan. But PSG recently entered the dance to recruit him.
“Choose what’s good for your soul, not your ego,” the former Bayern Munich player wrote.
PSG: what Nice would ask to release Galtier
As announced this Sunday by RMC Sport, Zinedine Zidane – despite the interest of the highest officials of Qatar – will not be the successor of Mauricio Pochettino on the PSG bench. While negotiations have been opened with Nice for Christophe Galtier, the Gym coach is becoming one of the big favorites for the coaching position in Paris. Provided, of course, to find an agreement. Because Galtier is still under contract with the Riviera club until 2024.
According to Foot Mercato, Nice would thus ask between 8 and 10 million euros, where PSG would not be willing to let go of more than 5 million. What to derail the operation? Not necessarily.
>> Find out more about what Nice would ask to release Galtier
Barca are preparing a 50 million offer for Lewandowski
According to Bild, FC Barcelona are preparing a €50m bid for Robert Lewandowski, in hopes Bayern will consider selling him. Before agreeing to open discussions, the Bavarian club would like to secure the signing of a quality replacement whose identity has been known for a long time. The Senegalese Sadio Mane is about to engage with the German champion.
>> The details of Barca’s next offer
Chelsea position themselves on Clauss
According to Voix du Nord, Jonathan Clauss has been of interest to Chelsea for almost a year while the player has no intention of extending to Lens, where he is under contract until 2023. A situation which opens the door to a departure.
>> All the explanations here
Haller close to signing for Dortmund
RMC Sport INFO. Borussia Dortmund are very close to signing Ivorian international Sébastien Haller (27). A complete agreement is about to be found for the former Auxerrois who will have the heavy task of compensating for the departure of Erling Haaland.
>> All info here
Zidane says no to PSG: the underside of the file
As announced this Sunday by RMC Sport, Zinédine Zidane will not be the coach of PSG this season. The epilogue of a soap opera with twists and turns. Because the French technician had a good discussion with the Qatari management, before favoring the France team.
>> All info here
Welcome to our live to follow all the transfer window information. This week promises to be decisive for PSG, still looking for a new coach. Christophe Galtier, currently stationed in Nice, could be the lucky one since, according to information from RMC Sport, Zinedine Zidane will not come.
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