Lacazette and OL push for Tolisso . return
Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed on Thursday that OL has contacted Corentin Tolisso regarding a return to his training club. Taking advantage of Alexandre Lacazette’s presentation, the Lyon president wants to believe it. And that’s a good thing, “General Lacazette” plays intermediate with the midfielder whose contract with Bayern is expiring.
“He is a free agent, so I think the club can look at it,” Alexandre Lacazette told reporters. I don’t know if he has any other offers. editor’s note) manage the contractual side.”
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Valencia formalizes the arrival of Gattuso
Valencia formalized the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso on the bench for the next two seasons. The Italian coach has been without a club since the end of his Naples adventure in May 2021. He signed with Fiorentina a few days later before slamming the door due to disagreements.
OL formalizes Lacazette’s return
Olympique Lyonnais formalized the great return of Alexandre Lacazette (31 years old) this Thursday morning. The striker signed with his training club for three years, of which he will find five after his departure to Arsenal. He arrives for free after the end of his contract.
Newcastle formalize its first signing of the summer (and a departure too)
With the Saudi owners’ financial reserves, Newcastle is not lacking in ambition during the summer transfer window. Loaned to the Magpies in January, Matt Targett’s side was finally handed over this Wednesday. The English side comes from Aston Villa for a transfer fee estimated at around 17.5 million euros, according to English media. Newcastle formalized his signing via a press release.
I am absolutely delighted to sign a four-year deal with this club, said Matt Targett. It was an easy decision for me to make the loan permanent after the welcome I received from my fellow players, staff, supporters and owners, so I am very happy to be here.”
Newcastle have also confirmed the departure of Isaac Hayden on loan to Norwich (D2) for the 2022-2023 season.
INFO RMC SPORT – OM: Longoria appreciates Veretout, Sampaoli dreams of Danilo … the tracks after Kamara
According to information from RMC Sport, there are two names that stand out for the post-Kamara period, but with players who will not necessarily have a similar profile to the future Aston Villa player. Ideally, Jorge Sampaoli believes that this position should also be used by a player who is capable of breaking lines, being very technical and having a game vision.
In this quest for a new environment, Pablo Longoria turned to Jordan Veretout, whom he greatly appreciates. The France international is estimated to be worth around €15million, but he could not be blocked by AS Roma, as Jose Mourinho had played him much less at the end of the season.
Sampaoli dreams of Danilo, who plays for Palmeiras, a young 21-year-old left-handed midfielder who has had a great season in Brazil. Problem, Palmeiras seems to want to keep it and close the door.
Mandanda interests Rennes, but pessimism reigns
Stade Rennais, which is considering parting ways with its titular goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, is considering recruiting Steve Mandanda, as revealed by L’Équipe and according to information from RMC Sport. But the matter is far from simple: Mandanda is more likely to stay in Marseille; Gomis has a large contract which does not facilitate a possible departure.
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PSG: Emmanuel Macron would welcome Zidane’s signing
The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron spoke exclusively at the microphone of RMC Sport. The head of state, although an OM fan, admitted that signing Zinedine Zidane to PSG would be a “great” affair for Ligue 1 and the influence of French football.
“I have not spoken to Zinedine Zidane, but I have enormous admiration for him, the player and the coach,” said Emmanuel Macron. We really want to have an athlete and coach of this talent in the French Championship who has been able to bring back three major cups that we so desire for our clubs.”
>> Emmanuel Macron’s praise for Zidane and his possible arrival in the L1, it is on RMC Sport.
Sassuolo: Maxime Lopez tells how Liverpool tried to recruit him
by theafter foot on RMC, Maxime Lopez talked about how his career could have taken a very different turn during his formative years. The midfielder revealed to OM and has now spent two years at Sassuolo in Serie A, revealing behind the scenes of his Liverpool trial when Brendan Rodgers was the coach (between 2012 and 2015).
“In Liverpool they know how to inspire young people. I understand that young people decide to go abroad because they know how to do it,” explained the 24-year-old French midfielder. I had met Steven Gerrard. Derby. You have stars in your eyes when you come home.”
>> Maxime Lopez’s anecdote on his trip to Liverpool, it’s here
Rennes: Genesio wants to continue
Special guest of the show Rothen ignites, Bruno Genesio entrusted his future. The coach of Stade Rennais was quite firm: there was no question of a departure from the Breton club during the off season. The technician has even turned down suitors and wants to expand to Rennes.
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In cold weather with Bayern management, Robert Lewandowski continues to speak to the media to express his desires to leave. But Hasan Salihamidzic, sporting director of the Bavarian club, does not seem ready to let the Polish striker go a year after the end of his contract during the summer transfer window.
Ditto for Liverpool with the Sadio Mane case. Also released in June 2023, the winger is looking to leave the Reds to join… Bayern Munich. But according to several English media, Liverpool management has already refused two approaches from Munich for his star. The recent Champions League finalist doesn’t want to let some of his squad go cheap. At the end of the contract in Montpellier, Florent Mollet signed free with Schalke 04, promoted to the Bundesliga while Jonathan Clauss was in touch with Atlético de Madrid. On the finish side, Ligue 1 could very well see Interist Milan Skriniar signing in France. And rightly so, PSG are interested in the Slovakian centre-back whose contract with Inter Milan expires in 2023.