Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Modric's departure from Real Madrid appears imminent

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2024 by

City still keen on getting Paqueta

Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Modric's departure from Real Madrid appears imminent

Manchester City are likely to rekindle their interest in Lucas Paqueta, according to Football Insider.

City and West Ham United had previously reached an agreement for an £80 million transfer last summer but the Manchester outfit withdrew their bid due to complications arising from a betting breach investigation involving the 26-year-old midfielder.

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Modric's departure from Real Madrid appears imminent

Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Modric's departure from Real Madrid appears imminent

Luka Modric's departure from Real Madrid seems increasingly likely due to his significantly reduced game time this season, according to reports from AS

The 38-year-old midfielder has seen minimal action on the field, playing just a combined 36 minutes in matches against Atletico Madrid and Girona. Additionally, Modric was notably absent from the pitch during Real Madrid's Champions League victory over RB Leipzig.

Modric's diminishing role in the team suggests that his time at the club may be coming to an end.

Barcelona considering sale of Kounde amid financial struggles

Barcelona are contemplating the departure of defender Jules Kounde as part of their efforts to stabilize their finances, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The French international, who joined Barcelona from Sevilla for €55 million in 2022, is purportedly discontented with being deployed out of position at right-back, preferring his natural role at centre-back.

With a surplus of defensive options including Ronald Araujo, Inigo Martinez, Andreas Christensen, and promising youngster Pau Cubarsi, Barcelona may opt to offload Kounde to alleviate their financial burden.

Injured Alexander-Arnold to miss Carabao Cup final against Chelsea

Trent Alexander-Arnold will reportedly miss the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea and is also uncertain for the Manchester City clash in March.

Conte wanted to sign Lukaku and Van Dijk at Chelsea

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed he spoke with Romelu Lukaku and Virgil van Dijk and wanted to sign them.

While reflecting on his time at Stamford Bridge, the manager told The Telegraph, "Guardiola is the best coach in the world. And then when you can match the best coach in the world with a club that can back you and can invest to bring in important players to improve the team every season because they want to stay at the top of the world, then it is very, very difficult to compete at the same level.

"My history says that I always arrived at my clubs in a difficult situation with problems. I always build. After my first season at Chelsea, when we won the title, we could have become dominant in England. We spoke with (Romelu) Lukaku and (Virgil) van Dijk, and with those two important players we could have changed the situation."

Man Utd and Newcastle to fight for Barcelona star

Manchester United are set to face competition from Newcastle United in the race to sign Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen in the summer, according to Marca.

The Catalan giants could be forced to sell their star player in the summer, although they are likely to demand a substantial amount of transfer fee for the 27-year-old.

Mbappe could join Arsenal to emulate Henry's legacy

According to The Independent, Arsenal have emerged as a viable destination for Kylian Mbappe as the goalscorer would "willingly join" the north London club to follow in the footsteps of their club legend Thierry Henry.

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