Romelu Lukaku’s Agent Confirms He Wants to Leave Manchester United This Summer

?Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has confirmed to Inter that he wants to leave Old Trafford ahead of the 2019/20 season.

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Lukaku’s short-term future in the north-west as Manchester United prepare to undergo a major summer makeover, with the Belgium international admitting over and over again that he would be interested in moving to Italy.

The 26-year-old quickly caught the attention of Inter, and following talks with the Nerazzurri’s decision-makers on Tuesday, Lukaku’s agent confirmed that the forward was looking to leave Manchester United this summer.

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Lukaku is a dream and is not easy to realize it…but yes, Inter are trying to get Rom,” agent Federico Pastorello said, quoted by Fabrizio Romano?.

“Romelu has expressed his wishes [to leave Manchester United].”

It’s been widely speculated that Lukaku will replace Inter’s Mauro Icardi at San Siro next season, although so far the Italian giants have struggled to find suitors for the Argentina international.

Although the former Chelsea and Everton striker is still widely regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe, it became clear throughout the second half of the season that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was putting his eggs in other baskets.

The likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were preferred to Lukaku since Solskjaer took over around Christmas, while youngster Mason Greenwood has also been fast-tracked into the first-team over the last few months.

It’s previously been claimed that Lukaku could fetch Manchester United upwards of £70m to spend on their targets this summer, including Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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Transfer Rumours: Cancelo in City Talks, Man Utd Eye Ben Yedder, West Ham Bid for Rondon & More

Manchester better strap themselves in for this one, as both City and United feature heavily in today’s edition of #dagoss.

We’ve coughed up a few of the hottest stories from around the continent to whet your appetites ?at least until, well, 24 hours later.

Put the kettle on, get comfy and enjoy the day’s transfer rumours, courtesy of none other than yours truly.


Manchester City & Juventus in London for Talks Over Joao Cancelo

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Since neither Manchester nor Turin were deemed respectable places to discuss the future of Joao Cancelo, representatives from both sides have instead sought to thrash out a deal in the English capital.

Pep Guardiola has made the right back slot his number one priority this season, and a £44m move is now being discussed the bring the Portuguese to the Etihad. ??Tutto Mercato Web? claim ?Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici flew to London to meet with ?City, where a five-year-deal is being spoken about, presumably at a rather fancy restaurant.

A deal appears to be edging ever closer, and could well mean Danilo will finally seal a move away from the club, after having had one foot in Milan for what feels like an age now.


Manchester United Set Sights on Ben Yedder as Romelu Lukaku Nears Exit

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Yes, ?United are in fact not first on the list today! However, don’t fret Red Devils fans, they’ll feature again before the end.

With Lukaku moving closer to the United exit door by the day, one of the few certainties in the club’s transfer plans is that they would need to sign an adequate replacement. Well, they might have found their man, if the ?Mirror are to be believed, as the club consider a swoop for Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder. 

That said, in order for any move to take place (which France Football, via ?ABCdeSevilla, claim would need to be £36m), Lukaku and his team need to shift themselves into gear and get going, or else its all square at Old Trafford.


Bruno Fernandes’ Agent Flies to England to Meet Premier League Duo

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Portuguese publications have (yet again) issued a further development on the future of Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes. This time, O Jogo, relayed by ?Sport Witness, are claiming that the Fernandes’ agent Miguel Pinho is going to fly to England to hold talks with United and ?Tottenham, with ‘important developments’ to take place.

It’s a story that’s been rumbling on for some time now, with hopefully some clarification on any proposed deal to come to light in the coming days. That said, the publication does state that no bids have been lodged for the midfielder. 

As is, the 24-year-old is still due to link up with his teammates on 4 July. I think we’d all be happy if this one just moved on and come to some sort of solution, regardless of what unfolds.


West Brom Reject Hammers’ Cash-Plus-Players Bid for Rondon

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Oh ?Newcastle, poor, poor Newcastle. 

The club are at one of their lowest points in recent years, and their top scorer of last season has more chance of re-joining them than Mike Ashley has of shifting 20kg by next week.

Such is the club’s situation that ?West Ham have sought to capitalise and sign the Salomon Rondon from under their noses. The ?Mirror speculate that the £10m bid included fringe players Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill but was knocked back by the Baggies – with the midlands outfit holding on for nearer £16.5m.

Manuel Pellegrini is keen to be reunited with the striker, whom he managed at Malaga, and would act as a direct replacement for the departing Andy Carroll. Currently away for the Copa America, Rondon looks like hot property in what is set to be another bonkers summer of ?Premier League spending.


Manchester City ‘Ahead’ of Napoli in Race for Everton

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No, not that Everton. The one who is tearing it up in Brazil for both his club side Gremio and the national squad at the Copa America.

Rumours linking the forward to City had come almost exclusively from Brazil, but now the Italian press have had their say with Radio Mars (via ?Calcio Napoli 24) claiming that Everton has been offered to ?Napoli for €35m. It is a move the Serie A side are supposedly weighing up.

However, the report goes on to suggest that the Citizens are still ‘ahead’ of Carlo Ancelotti’s side despite, as aforementioned, the only rumours coming out of his native country. An exciting prospect no doubt, but a Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez replacement? Hmm, not too sure.


Torino hold Armando Izzo Talks to Fend Off Arsenal & Everton

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Yes, this time it is that ?Everton.

?Gianluca Di Marzio is stating that both ?Arsenal and the Toffees are ‘ready to present’ a £25m bid for Italian central defender Izzo, prompting the club to hold talks with the players’ agent Urbano Cairo about his future.

The 27-year-old enjoyed a fine debut season for the Turin outfit, scoring four goals in 37 league appearances and earning his first international call-up this year.

But, regardless of Premier League interest, Cairo has made it clear his client is not for sale. Therefore, talks with Torino’s president looks likely to only be based extending his contract. Which, well, puts an end to that before Arsenal and Everton fans go on YouTube for his highlights reel and start waxing lyrical.


Martin Odergaard Weighing Up Loan Options Ahead of New Season

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That’s right, he still exists, and he’s still on ?Real Madrid’s books.

Nevertheless, they still want to ship him off for the coming season with Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad the two interested parties. It seemed as though a move to the Bundesliga was set to happen, but the Spanish side’s proposition has attracted the Norwegian’s attentions, claim the ?Daily Mail.

Los Blancos would favour a move to Leverkusen, who are in the ?Champions League, while the 20-year-old is supposedly caught in two minds.

Let’s be fair, though, he ain’t going back to Madrid, so only the truly foolish would turn down Champions League football over Spanish mid-table mediocrity. But hey, it is warmer over there.


Number of Clubs Eyeing Fernando Llorente

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Despite now being 34-years-old, that hasn’t stopped a number of clubs across Europe holding an interest in the Spurs striker, who looks increasingly likely to leave north London this summer.

Great news for him, however, is that both Milan clubs, Roma, Galatasaray and Athletic Bilbao are keeping tabs on the Spaniard according to ?A Bola.

Clearly his contribution during Spurs’ Champions League campaign did the trick, and few Tottenham fans would wish anything but good luck to the forward, despite finding the back of the net only 13 times in 65 outings.


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Romelu Lukau’s Agent Confirms He Wants to Leave Manchester United This Summer

?Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has confirmed to Inter that he wants to leave Old Trafford ahead of the 2019/20 season.

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Lukaku’s short-term future in the north-west as Manchester United prepare to undergo a major summer makeover, with the Belgium international admitting over and over again that he would be interested in moving to Italy.

The 26-year-old quickly caught the attention of Inter, and following talks with the Nerazzurri’s decision-makers on Tuesday, Lukaku’s agent confirmed that the forward was looking to leave Manchester United this summer.

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Lukaku is a dream and is not easy to realize it…but yes, Inter are trying to get Rom,” agent Federico Pastorello said, quoted by Fabrizio Romano?.

“Romelu has expressed his wishes [to leave Manchester United].”

It’s been widely speculated that Lukaku will replace Inter’s Mauro Icardi at San Siro next season, although so far the Italian giants have struggled to find suitors for the Argentina international.

Although the former Chelsea and Everton striker is still widely regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe, it became clear throughout the second half of the season that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was putting his eggs in other baskets.

The likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were preferred to Lukaku since Solskjaer took over around Christmas, while youngster Mason Greenwood has also been fast-tracked into the first-team over the last few months.

It’s previously been claimed that Lukaku could fetch Manchester United upwards of £70m to spend on their targets this summer, including Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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Inter Kit 2019/20: I Nerazzurri Send Fans into Meltdown After Unveiling Stunning New Away Jersey

Inter have released their new away kit ahead of the 2019/20 season, and in doing so have sent football fans everywhere into meltdown.

?Pre-season isn’t the most inspiring of times for lovers of the beautiful game with most weeks spent cursing the summer break and counting down the days until the start of the season, so one hobby people seem to take up is the judgement of a club’s new shirts, for better or worse.

The minute an above or below average strip is unveiled, us football fans jump on it like hawks and luckily for Italian giants ?Inter, they look to have brought to light an absolute beauty.


It is rare that following a kit release people are so one sided. A lot of the time you have some fans in the ‘love it’ camp and some in the ‘hate it’ but social media seems to have brought a landslide of positivity towards the Black and Blues. 

A minty fresh solid colour similar to the goalkeeper one worn by Julio Cesar during the historic treble season of 2009/10 is complimented by black block writing and gold trim. The black and gold trim is said to refer to the ‘elegance and grandeur of the city of Milan’ and what is better than a stunning kit? A stunning kit with a back story.


Senior Design Director of Nike Football Apparel, Pete Hoppins said (via ?InterOfficial): “I think this is a really fresh away look for ?Inter for 2019-20. It’s great to be able to do that while also tapping into so much Milanese tradition.

Compliments have not stopped flooding in for the impressive strip with one Twitter user calling it ‘perfection’ and another going as far as saying it is ‘the best kit I have seen for anyone in years’. 

Former midfielder Lothar Matthaus even seemed happy, albeit with the subtle reaction of a single emoji via the official Instagram channel.


The ?Serie A fixtures still have not been released so it is yet to be seen when this kit will be first seen in competitive action but regardless of when, it is sure to be one of the most impressive around Europe during the 2019/20 season. Have you ever seen a nicer full strip than this?

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Arsenal to Pursue Ivan Perisic & Franck Kessie in Serie A Raid if Players Can Be Sold to Raise Funds

?Arsenal will look to complete deals for Torino’s Armando Izzo, Inter’s Ivan Perisic and Milan’s Franck Kessie if they can sell enough players to afford the deals.

The Gunners are thought to be operating with just a ?£45m transfer budget this summer, but that still hasn’t stopped them from being linked to a number of high-profile signings.

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Now, according to ?Calciomercato, ?Arsenal are keen to pursue deals for the ?Serie A trio, as Unai Emery looks to bolster his squad to try and compete for a top-four finish next season.

The only problem with this is the cost of each deal. Each player could cost the majority of Arsenal’s budget alone, whilst there are a number of other signings who are also thought to be set to take up most of Arsenal’s funds.

Kieran Tierney could cost £25m, whilst ?Crystal Palace talisman ?Wilfried Zaha could cost more than £45m alone, meaning the Gunners will need to sell numerous players to be able to fund such deals.

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Allowing Lucas Torreira to leave for ?AC Milan could be the best thing for Arsenal. His sale would raise some money, whilst it would also pave the way for Kessie to leave the Rossoneri and head to the Emirates Stadium.

?Mesut Ozil is also thought to be nearing the exit door at the club, with Unai Emery thought to be desperate to cut ties with the midfielder, who takes home around £350,000-a-week at the Emirates.

There was even talk that Emery could look to ?buy Ozil out of his contract for around £24m as he is so desperate to get the German off the books at the club, although their hectic transfer plans suggest that they would prefer to spend the money elsewhere.

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Finally, the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka have all been tipped to leave Arsenal this summer, and the Gunners will be looking to recover as much money as possible, with so many transfer targets in their sights.

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