All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday’s national newspapers…
Pogba undergoes meniscectomy surgery
Juventus midfielder Pogba has undergone meniscus surgery.
Regarding the specific time of Pogba’s comeback, the Italian media has different statements. Italian Sky said Pogba can return within 6 weeks, while ‘Mi Sport’ said Pogba needs 40 to 60 days to come back.
Juventus official announcement
This evening, Paul Pogba underwent elective arthroscopic lateral meniscectomy surgery. The operation was performed by Professor Roberto Rossi under the supervision of Juventus Medical Director Dr. Luca Stefanini and the procedure was very successful. (End of announcement)
According to Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri at the pre-match press conference against Paris Saint-Germain, Pogba will need to wait until January next year to make his comeback, which means he will be out of the World Cup in Qatar.
Bayern keeps a close eye on Kane
After the departure of Levein, Bayern currently do not have a traditional high center forward in their squad. Bayern have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur winger Kane this summer, and recently Bayern and Kane have been rumored to be transferring again. German media outlet “Die Presse” followed up with the report.
After two consecutive Bundesliga draws recently, the topic of Bayern’s need for a high-caliber winger has once again become a hot topic of discussion in the media. German media “Picture Post” sources said that originally Bayern wanted to sign a high center forward this summer after Leiva’s departure, when Sully’s target was Kaledzic. But finally Bayern decided that Mane and Terre could play this position. The picture newspaper said that the topic of Bayern signing a high center forward was only postponed and did not give up on the high center forward.
Now Bayern is closely watching the situation of Tottenham Hotspur winger Kane, who is Sally’s target for next summer, while another senior of Bayern, Kahn, also admires Kane and supports the signing of Kane. Now Bayern is closely watching Kane’s contract renewal dynamics.
Reports say that Bayern has informed Kane’s brother and agent Charlie that if Kane does not renew his contract with Tottenham, then Bayern will send an offer for Kane next summer.
Vinicius acquires Spanish citizenship
Real Madrid Football Club officially confirmed that Vinicius has acquired Spanish citizenship, no longer occupy non-European quota.
Real Madrid officials said that Vinicius has been officially sworn in to the Spanish constitution on September 2, local time, and thus he has successfully obtained Spanish citizenship and no longer occupies a non-European spot in the team.
This means that Vinicius will have dual citizenship of Brazil & Spain, which will bring him a lot of convenience in his future work and life in Spain, but of course it will not affect his return to Brazil and represent the Brazilian national team in various tournaments.
According to the rules of La Liga, each team can register a maximum of 25 first team players, of which a maximum of three can be from non-EU countries. After Vinicius’ dual citizenship, the remaining non-European players in the Real Madrid first team are Militang and Rodrigo.
Chelsea extends the contract of Reece James until 2028
Chelsea FC has officially announced that the team has extended the contract of star right-back James until 2028. (Note: In the original official announcement document, Chelsea said that the team extended James’ contract until 2027, and then they changed the length of the contract to the current 2028)
James, 22, has renewed his contract with Chelsea until 2028, after some media said that after this renewal, James’ weekly salary at Chelsea will reach £250,000.
James came from Chelsea youth training, field can play right wingback, right back, side center back and many other positions.
James said after the contract extension, ‘I’m ecstatic with the new contract, I thank the fans, the new owner and everyone at the club, I can’t wait to see what the future holds and I believe we have a chance to win a lot of titles.’
‘I’ve supported this club since I was a kid, I’ve been here since I was six years old and renewed my contract with Chelsea because it’s the club I want to be at and I want to give a special thanks to the fans that I’m staying here and we have a bright future.’
James has previously made 128 appearances for Chelsea, helping the team win a number of honours including the Champions League title.
Chelsea chairman Burley said, ‘We are delighted to be able to offer James a new contract, he is an outstanding player, a true Chelsea man and we all look forward to seeing him continue to flourish at Stamford Bridge.’
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Bayern, Paris and 7 other teams want Gavi
According to English media reports, several big teams want to bring in Barcelona youngster Gavi, but he doesn’t want to leave Barca.
English media 90min said that Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern, Juventus and Paris all want to bring in Barca 18-year-old Gavi, but Gavi wants to stay and play for Barca.
Gavi and Barcelona’s contract expires in 2023, Barca hopes to complete the contract extension with him as soon as possible, and will raise the default amount to 1 billion euros.
Eintracht Frankfurt hopes to extend Kamada’s contract with a pay rise
Japanese star Kamada was a key player in Eintracht Frankfurt’s UEFA Cup win last season, and just in the final stages of this summer’s transfer window, Kamada came to the attention of Portuguese Premier League rivals Benfica. However, Kamada ended up staying at Eintracht Frankfurt and the German media, “Die Presse”, has reported that Eintracht Frankfurt now wants to extend Kamada’s contract.
Kamada’s contract is currently set to expire in 2023, and sources in German media “Kommersant” say that Frankfurt wants to extend Kamada’s contract for 2 to 3 years with a pay rise. At the moment, it looks like there are good prospects for both sides to renew their contracts.
Recently Kamada and Gotze have been playing together as Frankfurt’s midfield attackers and the two have been working well together.
Diego Costa will undergo a medical examination with Wolves today
Diego Costa will undergo a medical examination arranged by Wolves today, according to celebrity journalist Romano.
Romano said the medical will be a key step in the deal, as the two sides have agreed on a one-year contract.
With Kaledzic suffering a serious ACL injury in his debut, Wolves finally decided to promote and sign Diego Costa to fill the gap in the forward line.
PSG President Nasser: Some clubs are 1.8 billion euros in debt and that is the danger of soccer
Paris club president and president of European soccer club Nasser recently said that there are some clubs with debts of 1.8 billion euros, which is very unhealthy.
Nasser said in a press conference: “Some clubs have debts of 1.8 billion euros, which is very unhealthy. Thank God we are doing with zero debt. Of course, we had losses during the new crown pandemic, but we have nothing to hide. Other clubs are in debt and that’s a risk, a danger for soccer.”
“Some people have been club presidents for a long time and then leave the debt to their successors, and that’s what’s happened for many years. That’s what I think is dangerous for soccer.”
“We have to be careful and care about it because it’s a huge threat that can destroy soccer. We need rules to protect the clubs and to protect European soccer from the disaster that these club debts can bring.”
French media outlet RMC said Nasser’s comments alluded to Barca, but he did not name names.
Glazer family bid £3.75 billion for Manchester United, Dubai investment firm interested
According to the Daily Mail, the Glazer family bid £3.75 billion for Manchester United, and Dubai Investment Company is interested in buying Manchester United.
The media said that the Glazer family’s bid is acceptable for Dubai Investments, and that the company does not yet have a top soccer club in its portfolio like the Abu Dhabi consortium (Manchester City) and the Saudi Public Investment Company (Newcastle United), and there are rumors that Dubai Investments would be a contender to buy Manchester United.
Dubai Investments is a sovereign wealth fund of the Dubai government, whose mission is to manage the Dubai government’s portfolio of commercial companies and investments. As of 2022, Dubai Investments reported assets worth $305 billion and revenues of $62 billion.
As previously reported, Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, is interested in buying Manchester United, having previously been involved in a bid for Chelsea that was ultimately unsuccessful, and it is not known whether he would accept the bid given to United by the Glazer family.
Bayern Munich ‘want Harry Kane to hold off signing a new contract at Tottenham’ so they can offer him a transfer to Germany next summer.
Former Liverpool youth star Bobby Duncan has hit out at Saif Rubie – the agent who worked on his Anfield exit in 2019 – for ‘turning me away from my boyhood club’ and ‘jeopardising’ his career.
Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire faces a fresh setback with England, with Tottenham defender Eric Dier set to be recalled by Gareth Southgate.
Former Everton and Crystal Palace striker Cenk Tosun was kung-fu kicked by a fan amid ugly scenes following the full-time whistle in Besiktas’ 3-2 win over Ankaraguru on Sunday night.
Chelsea will step up talks to agree a new contract with Mason Mount after confirming that Reece James has committed himself to the club until 2028.
Women’s Super League teams are to continue taking the knee when the new season begins on Saturday, with club captains agreeing to give their team-mates the option to carry on performing the pre-match anti-racism gesture if they wish to do so.
Newcastle United have been given assurances by the game’s governing bodies that the VAR system that caused such controversy at the weekend is set to be improved by the arrival in three months of Howard Webb as football’s first chief refereeing officer.
Brendan Rodgers has said that he will not seek assurances from the Leicester City hierarchy about his position as manager and that he intends to keep working “until someone tells me differently”.
The finer details of Robert Lewandowski’s complex Barcelona contract have emerged – including the Polish striker’s staggering €500m (£431m) release clause.
New Prime Minister Liz Truss has proved she is indeed one for turning after abandoning her hometown club Leeds United for Norwich.