By: Oyekanmi Abiodun (Politikz)
European football leagues are fast whining down already. However, the entertainment doesn’t stop there. The transfer market is getting all juicy already as clubs start to ramp up their plans. Let’s take a look at some of the leading done deals, rumors, and gossip as negotiations continue in Europe.
CHELSEA PREPARED TO SELL HAZARD
The Belgian playmaker has long been heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. It appears the Blues has conceded defeat. Chelsea will allow Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid to balance their books in accordance with Financial Fair Play rules.
JAMES AGREES TERMS WITH MAN UTD
Swansea winger Daniel James has agreed personal terms with Manchester
United ahead of his proposed £15 million move to Old Trafford, according to Manchester Evening News.
The Wales international has emerged as a top target for the Red Devils, and they are now about to buy into his potential with a big-money agreement.
RONALDO WANTS MOURINHO AT JUVENTUS
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Jose Mourinho to replace the departing Massimiliano Allegri as Juventus head coach, according to Tuttosport.
Mourinho has plenty of experience working in Italy, having spent two seasons as Inter boss, winning the
Champions League in that time.
GIROUD RENEWS CONTRACT
Olivier Giroud has signed a new one-year contract extension with Chelsea.
The French striker joined from Arsenal in January, 2018.
DONE DEAL: DORTMUND SIGN NICO SCHULZ
The defender has signed a five-year
contract after leaving Hoffenheim in a deal reportedly worth upwards of €25m
Schulz said: “Borussia Dortmund are a top club who plays football that simply
suits me and my style, and I think I can help the team with my way of playing and we can achieve great things together. “
PSG INSISTS MBAPPE WILL STAY
Following the French world cup statement that he was considering his future at PSG and that he has “come to a turning point” in his career and ready for more responsibility while at the Ligue 1 awards ceremony
In response, PSG issued a statement on Twitter: “Strong links have united PSG and Kylian Mbappe for two years and that same story will continue next season….”
Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real Madrid since his emergence at Monaco and the La Liga giants are very keen on signing the French forward.
BOLASIE RETURNS TO EVERTON
Yannick Bolasie has bid farewell to the Anderlecht supporters on his Twitter page after completing his loan spell in Belgium.
The winger is still contracted to Everton but doesn’t appear to be in Marco Silva’s plans, having also been sent on loan to Aston Villa.
The question then is: where will the former Palace man end up this summer?
Alright, that’s all we’re going to be examining for now. Stay tuned for more as it promises to be a huge summer transfer window.