Transfer Rumor - Soccer Wiretap

Real Madrid Sign Vinicius Junior For $50.3M

May 23, 2017 4:22 PM

Real Madrid have completed a move with Flamengo for Vinicius Junior.

Vinicius is just 16 and won't join Real Madrid until he turns 18 in July of 2018.

The plan is for Vinicius to remain with Flamengo for another year after until 2019, but he can move to Madrid earlier if both sides agree.

Reports put the transfer fee at €45 million ($50.3 million).

ESPN

Tags: Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Antoine Griezmann 'Ready To Go' Win Titles

May 23, 2017 4:03 PM

Antoine Griezmann said he is "ready to go" as he continues to cast doubt about his future with Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann has been linked to a move to Manchester United.

"Today, if I have to move, it will not be a problem for me," he said. "It may be England, which is in fashion, Germany, China or the United States, I'm ready to go."

Griezmann, who scored 26 goals for Atletico this season, added: "I want to win titles.

"We finished third in La Liga, it was the objective of the club, but we, the players, want more.

"Winning titles is what I will look for this summer when deciding on my future."

PA Sport

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Liverpool Could Sign Iker Casillas

May 23, 2017 10:44 AM

Iker Casillas is ending his two-year stint with FC Porto and could join Liverpool this summer.

Casillas also has offers from clubs in Turkey, Qatar and China.

Liverpool can offer Casillas a chance to play Champions League football again next season.

Casillas allowed just 23 goals in 43 games during the 16-17 season.

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Tags: Liverpool, Porto, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Juventus Pursuing Andres Iniesta

May 23, 2017 10:37 AM

Juventus are willing to make an offer to Barcelona for Andres Iniesta.

Iniesta has spent his entire career with Barcelona but is without a long-term contract.

Juventus has had success with late career midfielders fitting into their system.

As.com

Tags: Barcelona, Juventus, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Kylian Mbappe Won't Join Club Where He Won't Play Regularly

May 22, 2017 8:21 PM

Kylian Mbappe insists he won't move to a team where he may not feature regularly.

Real Madrid has been linked to Mbappe as his preferred destination, but becoming a regular starter is difficult at the club. James Rodriguez, for example, joined Real Madrid from Monaco in 2014 and is likely to leave this summer after being unable to crack their regular XI.

"I will make a choice based on my sporting career, and my career is first and foremost, and I am at an age where I need to play, and that will be paramount," Mbappe told beIN Sports.

"I'm not 35 or 36, an age where I have to manage [my body], I still have everything to learn, this year was discovery, and now comes the most important step: Confirmation. 

"And I will be the sole decision-maker, and I will not go anywhere where I will be forced to go."

beINSports

Tags: Monaco, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Juan Cuadrado Joins Juve On Permanent Deal

May 22, 2017 6:12 PM

Juan Cuadrado has permanently joined Juventus from Chelsea for €20 million.

Cuadrado has also signed a contract through 2020.

Cuadrado joined Juventus from Chelsea in 2015.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Chelsea, Juventus, Misc Rumor, Signing, Transfer Rumor

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Antoine Griezmann Rates United Move Odds At '6'

May 22, 2017 6:08 PM

Antoine Griezmann said his odds of joining Manchester United this summer are six out of 10, though he also rates his odds of staying with Atletico Madrid at seven.

Diego Simeone had announced to the club's fans that "everyone is going to stay."

"It'll depend on Atletico, whether they can sign players, because perhaps they'll have a ban," Griezmann said, adding that Alexandre Lacazette's potential arrival would change nothing.

"I don't think the fact a player comes is going to make me stay or leave."

Griezmann is United's top target this summer.

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Manchester United, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Alexandre Lacazette Confirms He'll Leave Lyon

May 20, 2017 3:52 AM

Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he will leave Lyon this summer and hinted his destination could be Atletico Madrid.

Lacazette joined Lyon as an 11-year-old and said he's ready to leave at the age of 25.

"I think it's the right time," said Lacazette, whose final appearance will come at home to Nice on Saturday. "I want to discover something else, to put myself in danger and to make a step up. Although people say I score goals, I know I'm not very well known on a European scale.

"I want to see if I can answer the questions people are asking and improve still further. We're at a stage where everyone can be happy with what they get, so that's all the better."

Lacazette could have the opportunity to team up with Antoine Griezmann. 

"Atletico is good," he said with a smile. "It's a club that has been in the Champions League semifinals for a number of years. It's a great team, a new stadium, and it's a club that makes its players improve. And there is Antoine Griezmann."

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Lyon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Koeman Not Confident Of Ross Barkley Staying With Everton

May 20, 2017 3:44 AM

Ronald Koeman is not confident Ross Barkley will remain with Everton next season.

Koeman says the club are looking for players who operate in Barkley’s position regardless of whether he signs a new deal.

Barkley's current contract expires in 2018.

Everton’s season concludes with Sunday’s Premier League trip to Arsenal and, asked on Friday whether there was any update on Barkley’s future, Koeman said: “I don’t know. It is after the game, on Monday. Then we will know it.”

Koeman then was asked if he felt confident of Barkley staying with the club.

“No, because it is a long time that he is thinking about his future. But I’m not worried because I like to work with players who like to stay. And it is not about his decision. We will go on. We are looking for players in that position. Even if he stays, there will be more competition for him next season.”

Press Association

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United Interested In Jan Oblak If David De Gea Leaves

May 19, 2017 1:45 AM

Manchester United are monitoring Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid in case David De Gea leaves for Real Madrid this summer.

Jose Mourinho prefers for United to keep De Gea.

Oblak has a €100 million escape clause in his Atletico contract.

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Bournemouth To Bid $38.9M To Chelsea For Ake, Begovic
Both players have been on the fringes of Antonio Conte's squad.

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Mourinho Hopes United Keeps David De Gea
Jose Mourinho is hopeful Manchester United will be able to retain David De Gea this summer.

ESPN

Liverpool Will Look To Sell Mamadou Sakho
Liverpool will allow Mamadou Sakho leave in the summer if they receive a transfer fee of at least £30 million.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Arsenal Will Sign Sead Kolasinac From Schalke
Sead Kolasinac had been choosing between Arsenal and AC Milan.

ESPN

Gareth Bale Could Leave Real Madrid For United
Real Madrid has a wealth of attacking options that could leave Gareth Bale as surplus.

The Independent

Bayern Exploring Sale Of Renato Sanches
Bayern bought Renato Sanches from Benfica last summer for €35 million.

Kicker (via As.com)

Report: James Rodriguez Has Initial Agreement With United
Jorge Mendes met recently with Florentino Perez to express his displeasure with James Rodriguez's current position with Real Madrid.

As.com

Wayne Rooney Admits He'll Likely Need To Leave United
Wayne Rooney has admitted he may need to leave Manchester United in order to receive regular playing time again.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Liverpool Won't Listen To Any Coutinho Offers
Philippe Coutinho signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool in January.

Glenn Price/ESPN

Paul Pogba's Agent May Have Earned $53.4M Off Transfer
Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, was reportedly paid €27 million by Juventus from a mandate to sell the player as well as €19.4 million by United

David Conn/The Guardian

Chelsea Will Pursue Aymeric Laporte
Chelsea will pursue Aymeric Laporte this summer to improve their defensive line.

Mark Ogden/ESPN

James Rodrigez Offered To Manchester United
Real Madrid have also sounded out Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain about James Rodriguez.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Real Madrid Agrees To $33M Transfer With Atleti For Theo Hernandez
Theo is a 19-year-old left back currently on loan with Alaves.

Javier G. Matallanas, Jorge Garcia/As.com

Romelu Lukaku Frustrated By Media Speculation On Transfer
Chelsea and United each have a pressing need for Romelu Lukaku with Diego Costa likely leaving to China, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured.

ESPN

AC Milan Has 'No Interest' In Alvaro Morata
Massimiliano Mirabelli was spotted at Real Madrid's Champions League match last week against Atletico Madrid.

Sacha Pisani/Goal.com

Kylian Mbappe Trying To Wait Until Offseason To Consider Future
Kylian Mbappe is trying to lead Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.

As.com

Real Madrid Beat Out Barcelona To Sign Vinicius Junior
Florentino Perez has offered €45 million for Vinicius Junior compared to €20 million less from Barcelona.

Fernando Kallas/As.com

Zidane: Real Madrid Nearly Signed Kylian Mbappe When He Was Younger
Real Madrid are believed to be Kylian Mbappe's preferred destination.

Fox Sports Asia

Lionel Messi Rejects Barcelona's Offer Of $33M-$39M Per Season
Lionel Messi's current deal expires after the 17-18 season.

Moises Llorens/As.com

Chelsea Expected To Sell Diego Costa To Tianjin Quanjian For $99M
Antonio Conte is happy with Diego Costa's focus despite the transfer speculation.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian