OM: Sampaoli gets impatient and puts pressure
While the DNCG is ruling on the Public Prosecution Service on Thursday, Jorge Sampaoli is getting impatient. The Marseille technician is concerned about the slow start of the recruitment, already regretting the Witsel file (on the way to Atlético).
According to our information, Sampaoli has not yet made a radical decision about his future, but he is just letting the idea seep in that a departure cannot be ruled out if the Public Prosecution Service does not show more resources and ambitions. The aim seems clear and it is mainly a matter of putting pressure on owner Frank McCourt… Sampaoli remains very attached to OM, to the players with whom he has had a very intense season, and his first wish is to fulfill his mission. Relations with Pablo Longoria remain good; Sampaoli meets Javier Ribalta, the new football director; and even if disagreements or misunderstandings seem to arise, the Marseille coach, on holiday in Brazil, hopes to be quickly reassured by a few moves and by the owner’s investment, before returning to France.
>>> all information from RMC Sport about Sampaoli’s care
Bordeaux: David Guion to stay for another year
Despite the Girondins’ sporting relegation to Ligue 2 and then administratively to N2 due to the club’s financial situation, David Guion has signed a new one-year contract to remain as Bordeaux coach.
PSG: Galtier comes with his staff
Christophe Galtier is quick to commit to PSG for two years plus one more option. But the current bus from Nice does not only arrive in Paris. On the contrary, because Christophe Galtier signs together with five other staff members.
However, the formalization of the arrival of the technician will not be possible until Paris has reached an agreement on the departure of Mauricio Pochettino’s staff.
Pogba back at Juve, it should settle down very soon
At the end of the contract with Manchester United, Paul Pogba is very close to completing his return to Juve, according to the Italian press, reminiscent of a meeting between the club’s leaders and the midfielder’s agent this Thursday. The arrival of the Frenchman is expected to be announced in early July.
>>> more information about the Pogba file
PSG: Paredes would be tempted by Juventus
Leandro Paredes (27), PSG midfielder, would be tempted by a departure to Juventus, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The Argentine international is under contract with the Paris club until 2024.
Barca have polled Suarez for a comeback, but…
Luis Suarez, who attended Jordi Alba’s wedding, met some of his former Barça teammates there. According to information from the Sport newspaper, the Catalan management has approached the Uruguayan striker with a view to a return during the summer transfer window. In 2020, Luis Suarez left Catalonia through the back door.
But the 35-year-old “El Pistolero” won’t follow suit when Barca have made Robert Lewandowski their priority. Rather than waiting for a hypothetical offer from Blaugrana, Luis Suarez should focus on more concrete approaches to Sevilla FC, Villarreal and River Plate. Without a club since he left Atlético, the striker has no shortage of suitors.
Roma: OM interested in Kluivert?
Justin Kluivert, who was loaned out by Roma to Nice in the 2021-2022 season, has scored six goals and provided six assists in 31 appearances with the Aiglons. Benefits that would now pique the interest of Marseille.
According to information from Italian journalists Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano, OM has added the Dutch striker to their list of potential targets during the summer transfer window. Ditto for Bryan Gil whose case is not considered easy. Will Justin Kluivert bounce back at OM after a stint in Nice? Nothing is closed according to the transalpine media.
The son of Patrick Kluivert, who is linked to Roma until June 2023, would not necessarily be blocked by his leaders as Jose Mourinho does not seem to be counting on him in Serie A.
Zidane’s Secrets About His Future
Nasser al-Khelaïfi assured that he did not speak to Zinedine Zidane. However, the name of the French coach has regularly popped up in PSG’s job in recent months.
Celebrating his 50th birthday, the 1998 world champion confided his wish for the future. If you have to say “never never” to a club like PSG (explanations can be found here), the technician is even more explicit about the French team.
“Of course I want to, he confirms. I hope I will be one day. When? It does not depend on me. But I want to complete the circle with the France team.”
>> All the secrets of Zidane on the Blues, it’s here
PSG: No return of Neymar to Barça this summer
Nasser al-Khelaïfi wanted to initiate a major overhaul of the PSG staff this summer. If the president of the Ile-de-France club has not named a player, many have made Neymar a candidate for departure with the end of the glitz in Paris.
Often heralded in the crosshairs of Barca, who have wanted to get him back since his departure in 2017, the Brazilian shouldn’t find Catalonia during the transfer window. In Spain, and in particular in the program El Chiringuito, it is argued that the management of Blaugrana does not intend to position itself on the 30-year-old star.
>> More info on Neymar’s future at PSG here
In the wake of a major media operation by President Nasser al-Khelaïfi, PSG continued its work ahead of resumption. In addition to taking a decisive step forward in the coaching dossier through an agreement with Christophe Galtier, the Ile-de-France club continues to negotiate with Inter Milan over Milan Skriniar.
On the OM’s side, Arek Milik’s future is still being talked about and Salernitana would dream of associating him with Edinson Cavani in Serie A. Zinedine Zidane, he entrusted his future and took his wish to coach the Blues to be, but without closing the door to PSG. In Lyon, in addition to Ludo Giuly’s return to the club as assistant coach, we welcomed the promising midfielder of Caen Johann Lepenant.
And for those who missed some information from the transfer window, the catch-up session is here.