LIVE – Mercato: Majer has suitors, PSG are not one of them
Rennes: Majer has suitors, PSG are not one of them
Croatian international Lovro Majer is expected to join a top-flight club in the short to medium term. His successful form since he arrived from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2021 to join Rennes has not gone unnoticed. The ranking of the last World Cup semifinalists continued to increase. Atlético de Madrid, who were following him closely, watched him. In Italy he also had suitors. Inter are reportedly interested, even though the official price tag is not necessarily within the reach of the Nerazzurri. His agent made no secret of his desire to see Lovro Majer change his tune. “I think he is now ready to take a new step,” Marco Busiello told Tuttomercatoweb a month ago.
After his brilliant match against PSG, there were rumors in the Croatian press about a meeting between PSG’s sporting adviser Luis Campos and agent Lovro Majer. According to our information, this meeting did not take place and the Capital club has not positioned itself in midfield despite his undeniable quality.
For Rennes there was no question of rushing to leave. Bretons will ask at least 35 to 40 million euros for the environment often compared to Luka Modric. On the other hand, Rennes has no intention of accepting even a big offer for one of his important players this winter. Recent injuries have further strengthened this position.
Fabrice Hawkins with XG
Leandro Trossard to join Arsenal
Belgian midfielder Leandro Trossard is set to leave Brighton, where he is in conflict with his management, to join Arsenal according to journalist Fabrizio Romano. A transfer estimated at over 30 million euros.
OM: Salim Ben Seghir could be loaned to Bordeaux
Salim Ben Seghir could be loaned out to Girondins de Bordeaux (Ligue 2), reports L’Equipe. Under contract with Olympique de Marseille until June 2024, the 19-year-old left winger, brother of Monaco sensation Eliesse Ben Seghir, could try to get game time at a lower level.
This season, he played two late matches for OM’s first team, on 29 December in Ligue 1 against Toulouse (6-1) and on 7 January in the Coupe de France against Hyères FC (2-0) .
Lecomte is very close to returning to Montpellier
In Montpellier, the game of musical chairs will soon bring Benjamin Lecomte home. Borussia M’Gladbach has just announced the arrival of Jonas Omlin who replaced Yann Sommer who left for Bayern.
Montpellier and Monaco are in negotiations and trying to complete the transfer of Benjamin Lecomte quickly. The goalkeeper is currently on loan at Espanyol Barcelona, where he played a bit.
He played at Montpellier between 2017 and 2019.
OL in trouble, Blanc wants reinforcements: Joao Gomes hopes, Faivre at start
The defensive midfielder is the main target of Olympique Lyonnais, who is advancing on the list of Joao Gomes. The 21-year-old midfielder was also courted in England. Wolverhampton are progressing well in negotiations with the player but Lyon have made a better bid for Flamengo, at nearly 19 million euros as revealed by L’Equipe.
In the lead up to his departure, the club opened the door for Romain Faivre, losing momentum (1 assist and no goals in 10 appearances this season). Players want to revive. Lille and other French clubs are interested. At the end of his contract in June, Houssem Aouar had several exits this winter: Betis Sevilla were very interested in the player, which gave him time to reflect.
Borussia Mönchengladbach confirms the arrival of Jonas Omlin
Announced as a replacement for Yann Sommer, Jonas Omlin has just replaced the Swiss goalkeeper who left for Bayern Munich. The Montpellier goalkeeper has agreed with Gladbach until June 2027 for a compensation estimated at 10 million euros.
Nice increased their bid for Moffi and are interested in Wahi
OGC Nice still hopes to recruit Terem Moffi. In the last few hours, a new offer was expected in Lorient. According to daily Ouest-France, the proposal will include a bonus of 20 million euros. Is that enough? Among Hakes, we are still hoping recently for an amount of around 25 million euros. The Nigeria international has agreed terms with Nice, which has made it their priority. The gym’s new strongman speech reassured him.
In addition, Nice is interested in the profile of Elye Wahi from Montpellier. With his seven goals in 18 Ligue 1 games, the striker is one of the most prolific players under the age of 21. Monaco are watching him, as are several German and English clubs. In dire straits in the league, MHSC are not selling out this winter. Only an offer of around 30 million euros could make Héraultais flinch. It would be a record for the club.
Bayern inaugurate Yann Sommer
After a serious injury (broken leg) to Manuel Neuer, Bayern was forced to recruit a goalkeeper. This Thursday, the Munich club officially announced the arrival of Yann Sommer. The Swiss goalkeeper leaves Gladbach for a sum which includes a bonus of around 10 million euros. He committed until 2025.
Gundogan, good move for Barca next summer?
According to El Chiringuito, Barça have completed a signing for next summer: Ilkay Gundogan, the midfielder’s contract ends in June at Manchester City. The 32-year-old player has been constantly mentioned in the Catalan club’s monitoring in recent weeks.
Barça will hold the ropes for Carrasco
After considering the time, the exchange option with Depay was abandoned. But Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco could join Barca over the summer.
According to Cadena Cope and Sport, the Catalan club will reach an agreement over an option of under 20 million euros for the Belgian from Atletico de Madrid.
Arsenal in talks with Brighton over Trossard
Arsenal are in talks with Brighton for Leandro Trossard, Fabrizio Romano has announced. The player who no longer smells of holiness with his coach Roberto De Zerbi, wants to leave the Seagulls. The Gunners and the Belgian winger have agreed terms of the contract.
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Barca set a €400 million clause for players aged 18
FC Barcelona has set a 400 million euro release clause in the contract of Lucas Roman (18), the young Argentinian striker who recently signed a contract until 2026 with the club. The latter would develop initially with the club’s reserve team.
Rennes: Danjuma tracks to replace the Terrier
Martin Terrier is badly injured, Stade Rennais is looking for new attacking elements. According to Foot Mercato, the Bretons’ target is called Arnaut Danjuma, a Netherlands international who plays for Villarreal.
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OL: Rennes, Southampton, Al-Shabab … Toko Ekambi has courtiers
According to information from RMC Sport, Karl Toko Ekambi, who is having a complicated season at OL, is in demand by Stade Rennes, Southampton and Al-Shabab. The Lyon club, on the other hand, have yet to decide whether they wish to part ways with the Cameroonian.
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Lorient: Ouattara will join Bournemouth against a good test
For 27 million euros (including bonuses), FC Lorient will transfer Dango Ouattara to Bournemouth. The young Burkinabé striker has been involved in twelve Ligue 1 goals this season.
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PSG: the highly wooed “drop”, suitor for Gharbi and Zaire-Emery
The club are very interested in Ismail Gharbi and Warren Zaire-Emery. But PSG did not want to part with their two promising youngsters, especially “WZE”.
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Good: near Nantes, Delort dry training
While he would like to leave the club to join FC Nantes, Andy Delort did not turn up for training this Wednesday in Nice. The 31-year-old striker tried hard but had to be sanctioned by OGCN.
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