Costil arrives in Auxerre
The French international goalkeeper arrives free in Auxerre. Benoit Costil joins Burgundy on a one-year contract after a turbulent end to the adventure in Bordeaux last season. His arrival constitutes a reinforcement of choice for the promoted Auxerre.
Warren Bondo, very close to Monza
Free since the end of his contract with Nancy, Warren Bondo should join Monza, promoted to Serie A.
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Bayern Munich: Lewandowski still late in training
According to Bild, Robert Lewandowski showed up late again for Bayern Munich training this Thursday morning in Bavaria. The Polish striker would have arrived at 9:06 a.m. in his Audi. Exactly like the day before. One year from the end of his contract, the 33-year-old striker wants to leave the German champions to join FC Barcelona. But Bayern haven’t reached an agreement with the Catalan club over his transfer at the moment.
Flamengo formalizes Arturo Vidal Stranger Things style
A time targeted by Jorge Sampaoli’s OM, Arturo Vidal signed on Thursday with the Flamengo club. The Brazilian formation presented it to the supporters during the Brazilian Cup match won (2-0) against Atletico MG at the Maracana.
To formalize the arrival of the 35-year-old Chilean midfielder, Flamengo has split a nice video inspired by the hit series Stranger Things. Arturo Vidal has signed with the Brazilian club until December 2023.
A huge offer from the Gulf for Cristiano Ronaldo
Anxious to leave Manchester United, a year after his return, Cristiano Ronaldo has no shortage of suitors. If his name has circulated in the biggest European clubs, without giving rise to a real offer, the Portuguese striker also seduces Saudi Arabia. According to information from TVI and CNN television confirmed by the Spanish newspaper AS, the five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or has received an offer from the Gulf estimated at 300 million euros for two seasons.
If the name of the interested club has not filtered, Cristiano Ronaldo would therefore receive a fortune by joining Saudi Arabia. Apart from the 30 million euros offered to United for the transfer, the 37-year-old Portuguese would pocket 250 million euros in wages while the intermediaries would reap 20 million euros. But according to the Spanish daily, Cristiano Ronaldo would still like to play at least one more season in a major European championship and is still waiting for a firm offer from a cador from the Old Continent.
Lens: Clauss seduced by a departure for OM?
Free in June 2023, Jonathan Clauss will not be retained by Lens in the event of a good offer. The northern club would expect at least ten million euros for its right side. A few months before the World Cup in Qatar, the 29-year-old defender would welcome a start for OM according to information from the newspaper L’Equipe.
A transfer that would allow him to take a new step in his career, including the discovery of the Champions League. A first offer from the Phocaeans of around five million euros would have even been refused by Lens, who does not want to let go of Jonathan Clauss without finding his account.
Nice: Thuram priority of Favre
Back on the Aiglons bench, Lucien Favre wants reinforcements this summer. The Swiss coach has thus made Marcus Thuram his priority according to information from Foot Mercato.
Not qualified for Europe with Borussia Mönchengladbach, the tricolor international with 4 selections could welcome a return to France in a team qualified for the Conference League. In the event of signing in the Riviera team, Marcus Thuram would notably find his midfielder brother Khéphren Thuram there.
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Barça: Dembélé presented to the media for his extension
Ousmane Dembélé has agreed with Barça for a two-year extension in Catalonia. Announced as leaving for several weeks and months, the French winger finally accepted the offer from the Blaugrana club and will therefore remain under the orders of Xavi in 2022-2023.
Free since the end of June, the 2018 world champion will therefore sign a new contract with Barcelona. If a presentation is planned this Thursday in front of the press at Camp Nou as recalled in particular Sport, photo session at the key, Ousmane Dembélé will not hold a press conference. Instead, he will speak to the Barça media.
Paul Pogba has signed for Juventus, Ousmane Dembélé has reached an agreement to extend to Barça. But the future of several other football stars remains unclear. This is particularly the case of Robert Lewandowski, courted in Catalonia but retained by Bayern.
As for Raheem Sterling, the England winger has joined Chelsea as Raphinha holds a tentative deal with Barcelona. In Ligue 1, Edouard Michut (PSG) will be the subject of an offer from Celtic and the Clermontois Mohamed Bayo has signed up with Lille.
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