With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.
Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day. Here at Soccerlens, in our daily transfer news roundup column, we will bring you the latest stories from over the last 24 hours.
Real Madrid’s private agreement with Robert Lewandowski
European champions Real Madrid are interested in signing a striker and it appears that Robert Lewandowski is keen on a move.
Latest reports claim that the Bayern Munich star has a private agreement with Los Blancos, but a fee between the two clubs is yet to be agreed. Judging by the comments from his agent and reports regarding his contract extension, we think this is ploy to get more money out of Bayern Munich.
Apparently the Polish international wants 20 million Euros annually, but the German champions are unwilling to match his demands.
Cristiano Ronaldo to sign new Real Madrid contract
The Portuguese superstar is all set to end the speculations surrounding his future by signing a new contract at Real Madrid.
Latest reports claim that Ronaldo has been offered a 3 year deal worth around 20 million Euros per season and his agent Jorge Mendes is in town to finalise everything.
Initially it seemed like Ronaldo could join Paris Saint-Germain or head back to Manchester United.
Paris Saint-Germain open talks with Philippe Coutinho’s entourage
The French champions are looking to sign a creative player this summer and the Liverpool midfielder is of interest to them.
As per the latest reports, Paris Saint-Germain have already opened talks with his representatives and are willing to pay up to 60 million Euros for his services this summer.
However, in order to sign him, PSG will need to get rid of one of their non-EU player (only 3 are allowed to start). The likes of Moura, Maxwell, Aurier have all been linked with an exit from Paris.
Rudiger’s agent meets Chelsea
Roma defender Antonio Rudiger is set to join another new club after joining Roma from Stuttgart last season.
The 23 year old has been in fine form for the capital club and is a target for Antonio Conte now. His agent met with the Chelsea executive Marina Granovskaia earlier to discuss about a summer transfer.
The German international is likely to cost around 22 million Euros and could be a starter alongside Kurt Zouma next season.
Ilkay Gundogan joins Manchester City
Finally, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has joined Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s first signing.
The German midfielder’s transfer was officially announced yesterday and he will now continue his recovery from the dislocated kneecap injury.
Gundogan signed a 4 year contract with the Etihad giants and will miss the first few months of the Premier League season, along with the Euros this month.