Clubs across Europe are indulged in heavy business as they aim to acquire suitable acquisitions in the ongoing transfer market. Lionel Messi’s feud with Barcelona still remains the hot topic, while one transfer that has garnered a lot of attention is that of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid to Everton. Having already played under the Italian at Madrid and in Bayern Munich, the duo to set to reunite, but this time in England.
Meanwhile, there are other developments as well, and here’s what’s happening in Europe:
Inter closing in on Arturo Vidal
Barcelona’s restructuring this summer has already seen midfielder Ivan Rakitic moving to Sevilla and another player who could follow suit is Arturo Vidal. Linked with Antonio Conte’s Inter, journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the personal terms between the player the Serie A side have already been agreed.
Inter are getting closer to sign Arturo Vidal. The agreement on personal terms is almost ready by days. His agent is now working to find a way out from Barça for free - Inter don’t want to pay any after Barcelona told he’s totally out of the project. 🇨🇱 @SkySport @DiMarzio #Inter— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2020
As things stand, it is evident that the midfielder has no place in Ronald Koeman’s blueprint at Barca, and thus, his representatives are working on the possibility of a free transfer. Both Conte and Vidal have a great working relationship, having already played together during their time at Juventus.
Aleksandar Kolarov will sign on next days his contract with Inter until June 2021. He’ll also have an option for the 2nd season. The Serbian LB is now gonna leave AS Roma. Here we go confirmed. 🤝 @SkySport @DiMarzio #Inter #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2020
Meanwhile, Inter are also edging towards acquiring full-back, Aleksandar Kolarov. The former Manchester City left-back will arrive at Inter on a one-year contract, with an option of another year.
PSG make £25m Bellerin bid
UEFA Champions League runners-up, Paris Saint Germain have made a £25m plus £5m in add-ons bid for Arsenal right-back, Hector Bellerin.
Bellerin, who is under contract with Arsenal until 2023, has attracted interest even from Bayern Munich and Juventus, but it is PSG who have been in contact with Arsenal over the past week. It is understood that although manager Mikel Arteta wants to rebuild the squad Bellerin is someone that he wants to keep.
The Gunners have already acquired Gabriel Magalhães and Pablo Mari for a combined fee of £41m, while Cedric Soares and Willian have arrived on a free transfer. Furthermore, there are also reports Dani Ceballos might return to the Emirates for another season on loan.
Tottenham listening offers for Ndombele
A fresh report from the Daily Mail has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur are ready to listen to offers for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele only a year after signing him for £54million.
Ndombele arrived at Tottenham on the back of much fanfare under Mauricio Pochettino, but failed to have an impact under Jose Mourinho. With the game time hard to come by, the club has decided to listen to offers for the midfielder.
It is evident that the club will look to recoup as much as they can, and thus, it remains to be seen whether they can actually find a buyer, especially in the time of the pandemic. As for Mourinho, he is not expected to exclude the midfielder from his plans, but the club will put him in the market as long as the window is open.
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