Global News Nigeria takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world
Mourinho not expecting big signings
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has said that he does not expect the club to make big-money signings in the summer transfer window.
Instead, the Portuguese boss stated that Spurs will do “some little important things” to improve just two or three positions.
Genoa move for Swedish teen
Sky Sport Italia claims Genoa are ready to pay €3 million to sign Armin Gigovic from Helsingborgs.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been compared to Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Inter agree on Firpo, not on Vidal
Inter are happy to take Junior Firpo off of Barcelona’s hands but are less keen on signing Antonio Conte favourite Arturo Vidal, Tuttosport reports.
The full-back would represent good value if the Nerazzurri can secure a €20 million transfer as, at 23 years old, he would have resale value.
Vidal, however, is now 33 and is likely nearing the end of his career.
Havertz price could drop by £20m
In-demand Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz could be available for £20 million ($25m) less than his club’s asking price, Football London reports.
It is said that the 21-year-old will command a fee of £70m ($87m) rather than £90m ($112m) if Bayer fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Mourinho expecting Spurs transfers
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has stressed the club won’t be spending massive sums over the off-season but admitted some movement should be expected.
“We know that we are not going to be in the same league, in the same world, as clubs that are going to do completely different to us,” Mourinho said.
“But would I expect us not to do anything and to stay exactly with the same squad that we have in this moment? My answer is no.
“I expect us to do some little important things and if we do our little important things and we improve in two, three positions that we need to improve in the squad, I am completely open to the challenge.”
Newcastle Jets keeper retires
Glen Moss has hung up the gloves with immediate effect, Newcastle Jets have confirmed.
The New Zealand goalkeeper won’t be returning to finish the current A-League season in July having made his 250th appearance last time out.
“It’s a decision that’s best for my family, we’ve already settled back in Sydney and we want to be together,” Moss said.
“I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on a career that I’m extremely proud of, and I’m happy to finish on my terms.”
Kitala swaps Lyon for Sochaux
Sochaux have announced the signing of Yann Kitala from Ligue 1 side Lyon.
The DR Congo forward was offered a three-year deal having passed his medical at the French second-division team.
Duo depart the Mariners
Central Coast Mariners’ looming return to action won’t involve Eun-Sun Kim or Chris Harold with the club confirming both players won’t be returning to finish the current A-League season.
“Chris Harold won’t be returning in the near future for personal reasons, and Kim won’t be returning from Korea,” manager Alen Stajcic said.
“So they are our big losses moving into this period of the year, but we’ve got a number of people training with us at the moment.”
Schalke circling for West Ham’s Ngakia
West Ham defender Jeremy Ngakia is attracting interest from Schalke and another German club, reports Sky Sports.
The 19-year-old is out of contract at the end of the month and is unlikely to sign a new deal with the Hammers.
Schalke have yet to make a firm offer for Ngakia but have held discussions about making a move.
Bayern open to selling Alaba
Austrian defender set to leave Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich are open to selling David Alaba when the summer transfer window opens – according to The Telegraph.
The German champions may decide to cash in on the Austrian defender before he becomes a free agent next year.
Arteta unsure of Luiz’s Arsenal future
Mikel Arteta admits he is unsure whether David Luiz will play for Arsenal again – but is adamant he still has total belief in the under-fire defender.
Luiz was heavily criticised after Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester City for a 25-minute substitute appearance which saw him give away a goal, concede a penalty and get sent off.
He will now serve a two-match ban and, with his contract due to expire on June 30, he will not be able to feature again for the Gunners this season unless he signs a short-term extension before the June 23 deadline.
Newcastle hoping to tie Manquillo down to fresh terms
Newcastle are optimistic that Javier Manquillo will sign a new long term contract – according to The Telegraph.
The 26-year-old is due to become a free agent at the end of the month, but the Magpies are in talks to extend his stay at St James’ Park.
Real Betis have been keeping tabs on Manquillo in recent weeks, and Crystal Palace and Southampton have also been credited with an interest in the defender.
Liverpool considering Keita sale
Reds set to cut losses on midfielder
Liverpool are considering selling Naby Keita this summer – according to Milan Live.
The 25-year-old has struggled for form and fitness at Anfield since joining the club from RB Leipzig in 2018.
AC Milan has been mooted as the most likely next destination for Keita, who has only featured in 18 games for Liverpool this season.
Chelsea prepared to offload Kante
Madrid-linked midfielder set for summer exit
Chelsea are ready to sell N’Golo Kante to raise funds for extra transfers – according to The Times.
Kante could be sold to help finance any further deals, with Real Madrid thought to be keen on signing the French midfielder.