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Wednesday, June 13
Lucas Torreira deal
Arsenal are set to sign Lucas Torreira ‘in the coming hours’ after agreeing a deal with Sampdoria.
The Gunners have been in talks with the Serie A outfit over a £22m move this summer.
But reports on Tuesday suggested no agreement was close between the respective parties.
However, according to claims in Torreira’s native Uruguay, the midfielder will now sign a deal with Arsenal before the start of the World Cup.
According to Embajadores del Gol the 22-year-old’s agent Pablo Bentancur flying out to Russia this evening with a contract.
Torreira has a €25m (£22m) release clause at Sampdoria, which must be paid in full up until 60 days after the transfer is confirmed.
Paris St-Germain sale…
Paris St-Germain must sell £52.9million worth of players by the end of June in order to meet financial fair play regulations.
The French champions bought Neymar for £200million, more than double the previous price paid for a player, and later signed Kylian Mbappe on loan from Monaco with an option to buy after one season.
That deal means PSG could pay £165.7m for him this summer.
Although PSG were cleared of breaking UEFA’s break-even rules following last summer’s transfer spending spree, the BBC claim they require £52.9m to balance the books and that will come from player sales.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree…
Antoine Griezmann is using Barcelona’s interest to secure a lucrative contract with Atletico Madrid.
That’s what Spanish website Don Balon claim Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are thinking.
Griezmann, who’s been strongly linked with Barcelona, recently revealed that he’s decided his future plans but refused to discuss whether he will leave the Wanda Metropolitano.
“The decision has been taken but it is not the time or the place to talk about it,” he said. “I am very sorry, I know you have all been waiting but I will not give my decision today.”
Don Balon claim Griezmann wants ‘the best possible deal’ with Atletico Madrid and the arrival of ‘close friend’ Thomas Lemar will see him reject Barcelona.
Harvey St Clair
Chelsea’s teenage winger Harvey St Clair is expected to join Italian club Venezia.
St Clair, 19, has impressed for Chelsea’s Under-23 squad but doesn’t see an opportunity to break into the senior squad.
And according to the Daily Mail, the Scotland Under-21 international is undergoing a medical with Serie B outfit Venezia.
St Clair is expected to sign a four-year contract having decided to ignore interest from Watford and Zenit St Petersburg.
Federico Chiesa battle
Liverpool and Manchester United are battling it out to sign Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa this summer.
The 20-year-old is catching the eye of numerous European heavyweights after an impressive season at the Serie A outfit.
Fiorentina have recently slapped a £62million price tag on Chiesa to try and warn off potential suitors.
But according to the Guardian, both Liverpool and United are considering launching a bid for the youngster, who is already on the verge of making Italy’s national team squad.
Manchester City, Napoli and Inter Milan are also said to be monitoring Chiesa’s situation at present.
However, it appears Inter are unwilling to meet Fiorentina’s asking price.
Sadio Mane responds
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane insists he is happy at the club after speculation linked him with a move to Real Madrid.
The Senegal international scored in last month’s Champions League defeat to the Spanish club and speculation almost immediately suggested he was a target for them – before Zinedine Zidane’s shock resignation.
But Mane, preparing for the start of the World Cup in Russia, insists he feels at home at Anfield.
“I am very happy in Liverpool and my contract will last for three more years,” the 26-year-old, a former Red Bull Salzburg player, told Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten.
“But you never know what will happen in the future. I want to win trophies, especially the Champions League.”