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Barça: Xavi almost admits defeat for Haaland

FC Barcelona coach Xavi declined to comment on reports from England that Erling Haaland had opted to join Manchester City. But he implies that the financial windfall of the English club may have tipped the scales to the detriment of Barça, who are also courting the Norwegian star. Xavi even confided having met her several times in Munich.

“I wouldn’t say much, I’m not going to disrespect the other projects. We’re not the only good project. City have title baggage. If what you say happens it will be because of the problem. financial. I’ve been to Munich several times (laughs).”

Barça: Xavi still wants to extend Dembélé

Xavi has again campaigned for the extension of Ousmane Dembélé’s contract which ends on June 30. But emphasizes that things have changed little or not on this file. “We come back to the same thing, it is to adapt to an economic level that suits the club well, underlines the Barça coach. I have no doubts with Ousmane. He generates a lot for us. has no luck in front of goal but he generates a lot for us. Assists, danger… He’s a differential footballer. I’m very happy with him. The club knows my idea but there are negotiations, a representative, a player, a club… let’s see, I hope he can stay.”

Renard’s extension, unheard of for French women’s football

Aware of the importance of Renard in the daily life of the Rhone locker room, Jean-Michel Aulas, invested in the home stretch of the negotiations, rolled out the red carpet for his captain. The last major contract of her career, and a lease never before seen in French women’s football. The extension of the Lyon captain is also proof of loyalty.

If she preferred to stay in Europe, and therefore in France, it is also out of consideration for the French team. An extension acted well before the preparation of the Euro which will certainly delight his coach Corinne Deacon. The captain of the Blues did not see herself finally leaving “off the radar” even if the solicitations were great.

For the first time since her arrival at OL in 2006, the emblematic captain of Les Fenottes almost left the ship. Very courted, according to our information, an offer had even caught the attention of the defender. Monterrey Tigers. Sensitive to an experience abroad to leave for new sporting and cultural challenges, the leaders of the Mexican club have tried everything until the last days to attract the seven-time winner of the Champions League. Without success.

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Women’s OL: Wendie Renard extends until 2026

Captain of OL and winner of 31 titles with the Fenottes, Wendie Renard extends her adventure in the Rhône until 2026. She was the burning issue of the Lyon management, which had started discussions for months.

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Pogba will not join Manchester City

According to information from The Athletic, Paul Pogba has decided not to join Manchester City. At the end of the contract in June, the midfielder wants to join another club. PSG, Juve and Real Madrid are favorites to host the world champion.

Haaland reportedly agrees to Manchester City

Erling Haaland and Manchester City have reportedly reached an agreement for the transfer of the Norwegian striker. German sources have told The Athletic that the transfer of the prolific Norwegian striker from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City is now a “settled matter”, and should be confirmed this week. Initial personal terms between the current Premier League leaders and Haaland were agreed last month after the 21-year-old agreed to the transfer.

Manchester United: Beckham wants Cristiano Ronaldo to stay

Present at the Miami GP, David Beckham spoke to Sky Sports on the Manchester United situation and wants Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at the club next season. “Cristiano is one of the best players over the last 15 years with Leo (Messi). To see him hopefully stay at United is important for the fans. It’s important for him, we all know how much Man United matter to him. He’s still doing what he does best, scoring goals. That’s what Cristiano does. Doing what he does at his age is really amazing, so hopefully that will continue for a while. year or two.”

Metz: Antonetti does not know if we still want him

Frédéric Antonetti was unclear about his future at the head of FC Metz, where he has two years left on his contract. He said he had a meeting on Wednesday with its president, Bernard Serin, before remaining silent on this subject. “Without comment”, he launched to Ludovic Obraniak, former player of Metz, consultant for Amazon Prime Video. Could he occupy a position other than that of coach next season? “I’m a man on the ground, he replied. We have to discuss. The question was: ‘Do we still want you?’ That, I’m not sure.”

Barça play their card thoroughly for Lewandowski

According to information from Sport, Barça have made Robert Lewandowski their number one target for an upcoming summer transfer window. At the end of the contract in 2023, the Pole would like to try a new challenge after having won everything with Bayern Munich, who do not want to let their striker go.

According to the Spanish daily, Xavi would have agreed to the arrival of Lewandowski. The player’s agent, Pini Zahavi, is convinced that the German club will open up to negotiations and that the transfer will not exceed 40 million euros.

Bayern are interested in Laimer…

Looking for reinforcement in the middle, Julian Nagelmann wants to repatriate Leipzig player Konrad Laimer, at the end of his contract in 2023. The German champion is preparing an offer of around 18-20 million euros, but several clubs of the Premier League remain on the lookout.

… but remains vague on Serge Gnabry’s extension and clarifies the Haaland case

At the end of the contract in 2023, Serge Gnabry is one of the many Bayern players who are discussing a possible extension. After the draw of the Bavarians against Stuttgart, Hasan Salihamidzic, the sports director of the Munich club explained the complexity of the file. “We try to give everyone the best, but we also have limits. We had a lot of conversations and we will have more. I like Serge a lot, the boy is great, and I would be happy if he remained.”

Speaking to Sport 1, the Bosnian also claimed that Bayern “will not be Erling Haaland’s next club.”

Luis Diaz’s training club confirm Porto non-payment

Crowned champion of Portugal this weekend, FC Porto must face the anger of the Brazilian club Junior Baranquilla. The training club of Luiz Dias, transferred to Liverpool during the winter transfer window, filed a complaint with FIFA for an alleged case of non-payment, reports AS.

The South American club claim they have still not received the first payment of the nine million euros to which they are entitled based on the 20% of the federative rights they have retained since Luis Diaz’s departure from Porto for seven million euros, in addition to the payment corresponding to the training rights, as indicated in the regulations.

Dortmund have reached an agreement for Adeyemi

According to Fabrizio Romano, Borussia Dortmund have prepared the paperwork for the signing of Karim Adeyemi’s contract, after a verbal agreement reached months ago. RB Salzburg will receive a check for around 38 million euros.

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After the victory of FC Nantes in the Coupe de France, Antoine Kombouaré maintained the vagueness concerning his future. For its part, OL will complete Maxence Caqueret’s extension until 2026, while Kylian Mbappé’s mother is “rather on a start”, according to his mother.

The clan of the Parisian striker must also go to Madrid this week for an appointment.

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