LIVE – Mercato: Keylor Navas interests Al-Nassr
Al-Nassr wants to sign Keylor Navas
Al-Nassr is on all fronts. After luring Cristiano Ronaldo with a record contract, the Saudi club are actively looking for a new goalkeeper after David Ospina suffered a serious injury. The former OGC Nice goalkeeper broke his elbow on Saturday against Al Shabab and is expected to be out for months.
The Saudi championship leader wasted no time and is carefully studying the candidate to replace him. And according to Marca, a name is coming back. It’s from Keylor Navas (36 years). Restricted as back-up at PSG since the arrival of Christophe Galtier, the Costa Rican has only played one official game this season, against Châteauroux in the Coupe de France (3-1). Under a contract until next June, the former Real Madrid goalkeeper could receive four million euros for the remainder of the season, according to Marca.
Juve fans call Zidane
Since the slap he received Friday night in Naples (5-1 loss), future Massimiliano Allegri has made a lot of noise in Italy. If his sacking is going to be costly for the Old Lady, on the tifosi side, we dream of seeing the Italian go. On social networks, the #AllegriOut hashtag has resurfaced. This Monday, in a poll conducted by Gazzetta dello Sport, only 16.3% of voters were in favor of keeping the Italian on the Juventus bench. Already highly in demand on social networks, Zinédine Zidane has been hailed by fans who voted 41% for their former playmaker’s return at the helm of the team. The 50-year-old Frenchman has the advantage of knowing the house well and being free from any contracts. Behind Zizou, whose future in the France team has been blocked since Deschamps’ extension until 2026, Antonio Conte, the former Turin and Tottenham coach, won 20% of the vote.
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Dortmund slightly pressed Moukoko
At the end of the contract in June, Youssoufa Moukoko still has not extended his contract to Borussia Dortmund. While their striker is being tracked by FC Barcelona, the German club’s leader has sent a bit of a message.
“We have made an important offer to Youssoufa Moukoko, it is up to him now. We really hope he accepts our offer, he has great potential, otherwise it means we will split up,” said Sebastian Kehl, Borussia’s in-charge of contract players, at Kicker.
Ouattara will leave Lorient with a very large check
Bournemouth and Lorient have reached an agreement for Dango Ouattara, several sources reported on Monday, including Foot Mercato. Author of six goals and six assists in Ligue 1 since the start of the season, the 20-year-old Burkinabe winger will leave Les Merlus for around 27.5 million euros, bonuses included.
The end of the soap opera Nübel in Bayern
This time, the door must be closed. Announced before Bayern Munich to compensate for the absence of Manuel Neuer, Alexander Nübel, who is on loan from the Bavarian club to Monaco, will remain at the Rock until the end of the season.
“The transfer is irrelevant. Alexander will play in the second half of the season at Monaco,” the German goalkeeper’s agent told Bild. 26 years old, Nübel had to return from loan to Bayern at the end of the season.
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La Fiorentina closed the departure gate from Amrabat
World Cup reveal with Morocco, Atlas Lions midfielder Sofyan Amrabat (26 years) caused jealousy in Europe (Atlético, Liverpool…). But Fiorentina seem unwilling to sell him: “Amrabat and Nico Gonzalez are not for sale, the executive director of La Viola told Sky Sport. The president has said it and I confirm it. We are counting on them.” Amrabat is under contract with the Italian club until June 2024.
Arteta reflects on the failure in the Mudryk case
After the derby win against Tottenham on Sunday, Mikel Arteta spoke for the first time since the cancellation of the transfer of Mykhaylo Mudryk, who defended Chelsea against a check for 100 million euros.
“I’m very proud to have the players we have. We always want to improve the team… but we have to be disciplined,” said the Gunners manager, hinting at a huge offer from Chelsea.
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Isco turned down an offer from Saudi Arabia
According to information from Fabrizio Romano, the Al-Khaleej club was rejected by Isco who currently plays at Sevilla FC. The Saudi team is said to have held discussions with Portugal midfielder Bruno Costa from FC Porto.
Rafael Benitez could return to England
As reported Telegraph, David Moyes is in danger on the bench for West Ham, who are currently 18th in the Premier League. To replace him, several options are being considered, including Rafael Benitez, who has not coached since leaving Everton in January 2022. The Spaniard knows the Premier League well, having coached Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle and the Toffees.
Headed for the swap between Depay and Correa … and between Brozovic and Kessié
According to Gerard Romero, Inter Milan and Barça are close to finalizing a swap deal between Memphis Depay and Joaquin Correa. But the operation will come to light only if the Netherlands international (28 years) gives the green light to leave the Catalan club.
Still according to the journalist from Spain, the two clubs are also discussing an exchange between Marcelo Brozovic (30) and Franck Kessie (26). The Inter player is currently injured which could jeopardize the operation.
The winter transfer window opens in early January and the club is expanding tracks to strengthen. Some players looking for a new challenge have found players like Joao Felix or Mykhailo Mudryk, but others are still looking for a new team to bounce back from. All information and rumors regarding the transfer can be found directly on the RMC Sport website and app.
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