£45 million deal for Lyon defender not done yet
Real Madrid are showing no signs of slowing down with their summer spending spree, with the signing of Ferland Mendy all but done.
French national team coach Didier Deschamps himself confirmed that Mendy will be a Real Madrid player next season, when praising the defender’s rise to prominence over the last two seasons.
However part of the reason the transfer is not over the line yet for the French international is concerns over his physical condition. Trusted source AS have suggested the announcement of Mendy’s signature was imminent before concerns over his hip.
Despite these late concerns, it is likely that the issues aren’t serious enough for the deal to fall through and the Lyon defender will be at the Bernabeu next season, to add to an incredibly exciting side under Zinedine Zidane.
Pogba to Juventus ‘agreed’
Corriere dello Sport have reported Paul Pogba has agreed to join Juventus this summer, increasing the likelihood of his departure from Old Trafford this summer.
The World Cup winner has been heavily linked to moves away to both Real Madrid and his former side, with the Bianconeri interested in bringing him back to Turin. Yet Juve will have to balance the books and sell off some of their assets in order to fund the move.
Tuttomercato reports Mario Mandzukic, Joao Cancelo, Juan Cuadrado and Mattia Perin will all be available in this summer window, with the Old Lady requiring enough funds to even tempt United with letting their record signing leave.
Manchester to battle over England star defender
Harry Maguire will be subject of large interest from both sides of Manchester this summer in a potentially world record move for a defender.
Sky Sports News have reported that both City and United want to bring the England international to their respective clubs in the coming weeks, with the Red Devils being large admirers of Maguire since last summer went Jose Mourinho was still at the helm.
Leicester are insistent the former Hull defender is not for sale and would only be tempted by a proposal upwards of £70 million, The 26 year old has had yet another solid season for the Foxes and is one of the few options available that are Premier League proven