Transfer News Round-Up – Top Headlines of the Day

Transfer Updates

1.) Southampton looking to replace Puel with Tuchel:-

Southampton are plotting to replace Claude Puel with Thomas Tuchel, reports claim. Tuchel left Borussia Dortmund three days after winning the German Cup. Puel has lead Saints to an 8th-place finish in the league and EFL Cup runners-up.

2.) Atletico Madrid transfer ban upheld:-

In latest transfer news regarding the transfer ban, the Court of Arbitration For Sport rejects Atletico Madrid transfer ban appeal. This directly means the club cannot buy players from other clubs. They can sell players if needed.

3.) Manchester United back down on Griezmann transfer:-

Manchester United have cooled their interest to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico. The club feels the transfer ban imposed on the Madrid club will make the striker’s selling price even more non-negotiable.

Further, Mourinho has many players who can play in that No.10 role. So, if Griezmann was needed as a support striker, then it is the right decision to back down from this buy.

4.) Benfica announce Ederson is sold to Manchester City:-

Benfica have announced that their goalkeeper Ederson is sold to Manchester City. A fee of around 34.7m pounds is expected with City yet to confirm the deal. The Portuguese club stated that half of the fee will go third parties, which includes Ederson’s former Brazilian club, Rio Ave.

5.) Zenit St. Petersburg appoint Mancini as their new head coach:-

Zenit St. Peterburg have appointed Italian Roberto Mancini as their new head coach. A three-year deal is agreed by both parties. This transfer news has pleased many fans in Zenit knowing the fact that Mancini has been a winner throughout.

6.) Darren Fletcher joins Stoke City:-

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher has agreed to join Stoke City on a free transfer. The 33-year old’s contract was up by July at the Hawthorns. A two-year stay is on the cards for a player who is still fit to play at the highest level.

7.) Huntelaar comes back at Ajax:-

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will return to Ajax after ending a six-year stay at Schalke. The striker has signed a one-year deal with the Amsterdam club. It will a good welcome back for the player who won the KNVB Beker and Johan Cruyff Shield with the club between 2006 & 2008.

8.) Manchester City face a court hearing:-

Manchester City will face a court hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport next month. This hearing will be for the signing of Argentine teenager Benjamin Garre. A date of 3rd July has been set with the CAS listing City, the FA and FIFA in dispute with Velez Sarsfield.

9.) Yaya Toure signs contract extension at City:-

Yaya Toure signs a one-year contract extension at Manchester City. This means the Ivorian will be at the club until 2018. It is a fabulous turnaround for a player under Guardiola who was out of favour until the first half of last season.






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