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Author Nick JuddTransfer
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the transfer market developed differently during the summer than all previous ones, but there were many more shops, and the most important ones can be seen here. The window may be closed in the major European competitions, but here are the best rumours from around the world.
TOP STORY: Haland of Martínez targeting the Guardia
Manchester City will give priority to a new striker at the end of the season, with Erling Haaland or Lautaro Martinez given 90 minutes.
It is believed that the city is actively looking for a replacement for Sergio Aghero, and with Gabriel Jesus, the club’s only striker, Pep Guardiola needs other attack options.
Agüero is now 32 years old and gets more and more injured, so the city can not count on his palmares.
Haaland has become one of the hottest strikers in the world, and City sees him as the ideal player to lead the team in the coming years. However, the Martinez is considered to be the most comparable option for a signature.
FC Barcelona could not sign the contract this summer because they could not negotiate with Inter, but the city believes they have enough money to convince the Italian club to say goodbye to the Argentine striker.
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Rüdiger on the cutting speed of Barca’s defensive target
Barcelona increasingly doubted whether they could rewrite Eric Garcia from Manchester City in January, so they turned to Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea, Joel Matip from Liverpool and Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal.
According to the Spanish branch of Diario Sport, which reports that although Garcia remains his priority, Barca makes a list of cheap alternatives.
Ronald Coeman was told he could draw a defender in the transfer window to create a match for seats next to Clement Langlet, Gerard Peak and Ronald Araujo. However, Barcelona has only limited resources to deal with the financial consequences of the coronavirus and although Garcia will be free to sign next summer, they need to be covered more quickly.
Rüdiger showed up to fill his replacement list. The blues defender was about to leave last summer and would have been interested in moving.
Matip is also on the list, but because Liverpool is worried about injuries, they are thought to be against the sale this winter.
Mustafi is another option, besides the Roman Federico Fazio, the German Pzzella Fiorentina and the Milanese Mateo Musakchio.
Juve requests Mendes to arrange the network agreement
Juventus negotiates with the wolves to sign their Portuguese winged Pedro Neto, according to the Italian representative of Tuttosport.
Neto only arrived in Molinje last summer from Lazio and has recently signed a five-year contract with the Premier League, which is likely to give him a high reward.
However, agent Jorge Mendes is suspected of being behind the deal, and the Portuguese have already been involved in several movements of Portuguese players towards the wolves and can therefore make this move.
Juventus is attracted to Neto because he can play as central attacking midfielder or on any grand piano. Last Wednesday Neto took part in the 7-0 victory of Portugal over Andorra.
– Kevin De Bruyn is negotiating with the city of Manchester to renew his contract after 2023, the Guardian said. The Belgian midfielder, who played a role in Belgium’s 2-0 victory over England on Sunday, now represents himself and told the Belgian TV channel VTM News that he was happy to stay with the club and that the negotiations continued, even though they didn’t make any progress.
– The new director of Vasco da Gama, Fabio Cordella, wants to bring Mario Balotelli to Brazil, according to the Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio. Cordelia is looking for players with experience in Europe, and Balotelli currently has no club after being fired from the Italian Brescia team. Reportedly, the rush hour would prefer to stay in Europe, but that could solve the problem in the short term.