MERCATO – Barça, OM, Kroos, Lukaku … the 12 facts that escaped you on Monday


Lens priced Fofana

PSG and OM, among the suitors regularly cited for the purchase of Seko Fofana, now know the price set by the Lensois: between 35 and 40 million euros according to Foot Mercato. Several Premier League clubs are also said to be interested. Indeed, under the artesian colors, Fofana shone and attracted attention. For the moment, he is under contract with the Sang et Or until June 2024.

  • Our opinion: Lens does not necessarily need to sell and tries to hit the jackpot.

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Fofana against Saint-Etienne

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Barça on the trail of a new Pedri

According to information from goal, the Blaugrana would look into the profile of Albert Moeiro, 18 years old and attacking midfielder from Las Palmas (the same training club as Pedri). A great potential financial blow since Pedri, bought for €17.5m in 2019, is now worth €80. Wolverhampton, Manchester City and Villarreal are also in on the action.

  • Our opinion: Even if he were not to impose himself on Barça, the resale could make a nice added value.

Kroos delays to extend

Asked by Real to extend his contract, the German would prefer to temporize and wait until next season, at the end of which his contract ends, to make a decision about his future. An answer that would have surprised the merengue leaders.

  • Our opinion: Either he delays to negotiate a big salary, or a slight desire for elsewhere begins to be felt.

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Lukaku back at Inter, it’s almost complete

A year after leaving Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku has never been closer to returning to Inter. This Monday morning, the Corriere della Sera even evokes an agreement between the Lombard club and Chelsea for a loan of 10 million euros plus bonuses. For its part, the Gazzetta dello Sport evokes a continuation of negotiations between the two clubs and reveals that the return of the Belgian will cost the Italian formation around 22 million euros over one season (loan plus salary).

  • Our opinion: If he needs that to shine again…

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The Lenglet file is complicated for OM

According to Mundo Deportivo, in the event of Clément Lenglet being loaned to the Vélodrome, Barça would like OM to fully cover the salary of the French defender. The problem is that Marseille would find it difficult to assume all of Lenglet’s emoluments and would like to share them. Negotiations to follow.

  • Our opinion: Still the same problem to attract Champions League caliber players to Marseille.

Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet on the FC Barcelona bench.

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Will Umtiti finally leave?

According to Cadena SER, Barça leaders could finally find a way out for Samuel Umtiti. Girona, just promoted to La Liga, would be interested in the defender trained at OL to strengthen. “We don’t rule out Umtiti signing for Gironasaid Pere Guardiola, chairman of the club’s board.

  • Our opinion: More prestigious clubs have already tried to get him from Barça, in vain.

Manchester United set to bid for De Jong

Under contract until June 2026 with Barça, Frenkie de Jong is not sure to continue the adventure in Catalonia. According Mundo Deportivo, Manchester United are preparing to send a second offer which could be around 75 million euros plus bonuses, the price set by the Blaugrana. In 2019, the Catalan club had spent 86 million euros to afford the Dutch international midfielder.

  • Our opinion: Barça needs this money.

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Barca go on the offensive for Koundé

In its Monday edition, Mundo Deportivo recalls that FC Barcelona is Jules Koundé’s priority, despite requests from Chelsea. Thus, the Blaugrana will go on the offensive in the coming days, especially after the sale of 10% of La Liga TV rights, which should take place before June 30, specifies the Spanish daily. On this file, Sevilla FC would like to recover 65 million euros plus a Barça player.

  • Our opinion: Barca will have to part ways with De Jong if they want to pull off such moves.

Arsenal double Barça on Raphinha?

Raphinha had instead left to join Barça this summer, a transaction favored by his agent Deco, himself a former blaugrana. Except that according to Goal, the Brazilian winger would have lost patience in the file and Arsenal, which would have transmitted an offer of 50M€ to Leeds, would have again become favorite in the negotiations.

  • Our opinion: Deco’s heart is at Barça, the money is at Arsenal.

Newcastle will have to take out the checkbook for Diaby

Interested in Moussa Diaby, Newcastle United will have to pay some 58 million euros, the English daily announced on Monday The Sun. Author of a very good season with Bayer Leverkusen (17 goals and 14 assists in all competitions), the 22-year-old French international winger is the envy of many European clubs.

Leeds go after Adama Traore

According to Sport, the Spanish striker, who is coming to the end of his loan to FC Barcelona, ​​is of great interest to Leeds, especially since Raphinha is on the way out. The Peacocks have reportedly already sent Wolwerhampton an offer of €20m for the Spanish international.

  • Our opinion: A good track to replace Raphinha, especially since the latter will bring in a nice jackpot.

Adama Traore

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Götze back in Germany

Fabrizio Romano is formal, the only scorer in the 2014 World Cup final with Germany is about to return to the Bundesliga. Frankfurt will snatch him from PSV Eindhoven by paying his €4m release clause.

  • Our opinion: We are always happy to see Götze again.

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