EXCL: No decision on Moyes, busy summer for Dumfries and more

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Arsenal drubbing hasn’t changed Moyes’ situation at West Ham

It’s still an open situation with regards to David Moyes staying at West Ham. Every week we seem to have 10 different reports; one day they’re saying a new deal is done and then the next day some are saying he’s leaving.

The reality is that a new deal has been discussed but the situation is fluid and there’s still no final decision been made by both Moyes and the West Ham board.

Busy summer ahead for Denzel Dumfries

Denzel Dumfries could leave Inter in the summer. It’s a possibility because there’s still no agreement on a new deal at the moment.

Man United have been linked but any decision – as I always mention – will be up to the new director.

So, let’s see what the new director wants to do about right-backs; but there are multiple clubs that appreciate Dumfries so I’m sure it’s gonna be a busy summer for the Dutchman.

Many clubs will have Pedro Neto on their shopping list

I’m only sure that Wolves’ Pedro Neto will be on the list of many clubs this June, not just Arsenal and Liverpool.
The fee for him is not clear so far as Wolves are refusing to indicate a price. That will be discussed closer to the summer transfer window.

Also, no one is leading the race as things stand, and that will become concrete and clearer around May/June.

Two confirmed names to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace

Ipswich Town’s highly-rated manager, Kieran McKenna, is a concrete target for Crystal Palace, the same as Oliver Glasner.

Both are on the club’s list to replace Roy Hodgson, but I’m not aware of concrete contacts with Julen Lopetegui so far.

It’s not easy for Glasner and especially McKenna, as both have many clubs asking for their services – but the interest from Palace is concrete.

No decision on the new Barcelona manager yet

There have been a number of names linked with the Barcelona manager’s post and I already told you days ago guys that nothing is decided. It will take time.

Every day we have different reports from Barcelona. For example, we heard Klopp being mentioned for seven days and now he’s disappeared from media reports…

Nothing is done or concrete now with any of the managers being mentioned – Tuchel, Flick, De Zerbi.

In my opinion Roberto De Zerbi would be fantastic for the position, but it’s also very difficult to get him due to the release clause written into his contract.

Let’s see what Barça decide to do.

Nothing has changed for Roma and Romelu Lukaku

A lot will depend on Champions League football for Roma as to whether they keep hold of Chelsea’s loan star, Romelu Lukaku. Let’s see.

The season still has a long way to go and a decision for Lukaku isn’t being made now.

It’s one for the summer and for Chelsea everything remains the same: £40m price tag for Lukaku.

Bayern asked for Mudryk on loan

One of the stories of the January transfer window involved Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk because in the final days of the January transfer window, on the last Saturday, Bayern Munich asked Chelsea about Mudryk.

They had direct contact to ask about his situation as he wasn’t regularly starting under Mauricio Pochettino, and they asked about the possibility of a loan deal. It was an immediate no from Chelsea. They didn’t even want to negotiate a loan fee or salary coverage.

Bayern were interested because of the injury to Kingsley Coman and they needed a new winger, but the deal didn’t happen.

Let’s see what’s going to happen in the summer with Bayern wingers, but in any case, they decided to go with their priority; Bryan Zaragoza.

Lots of interest for Leny Yoro

It is also important to say that for Leny Yoro, the super talented centre-back playing for Lille, that there is a lot of interest as I always told you, from England and from France. Paris Saint-Germain wanted to sign him in January but it was not possible because Lille president Letang didn’t want to negotiate.

PSG are keeping contacts active, but also Real Madrid have been scouting the player for a long time, and from what I’m hearing they plan to send their scouts again to follow Yoro in February.

Madrid have a new mission; to track this boy and to decide what they want to do. We will see what happens in the summer transfer window, but there remains strong PSG interest and let’s see if some English clubs will also move to sign the player.

Two deals done for Inter Milan

There’s also been some other movement in the market because we have some ‘here we go’s’ to talk about.
Two are from Italy; Piotr Zielinski from Napoli to Inter is a done deal because medical tests were completed on Monday with the Milan surgeons, and he will sign his contract very soon. Mehdi Taremi will complete medical tests soon too but the agreement is done. In this case a two-year contract with an option for one more season.

Inter are really busy in the market because next season they need a bigger squad available for their manager, Simone Inzaghi.

Redondo to expand the Argentine contingent at Inter Miami

It’s important to say that a few more deals are also completed. One is for the talented midfielder Federico Redondo, son of the great Fernando Redondo.

He was playing with Argentinos Juniors and now it’s time to close the deal with Inter Miami. He will play next to Lionel Messi, and it’s a ‘here we go’ for €8m plus a 15% sell on clause.

Man City land Savio from another City Football Group side

Now we can say we are at the signing stage for Savio, the Brazilian winger from Girona, joining Manchester City next season. Everything is done. It was already a verbal agreement that I told you about last week.

Now we are in the formal steps stage because Man City are preparing all the contracts and all the documents. It’s a deal done with the same owners; City Football Group.

Of course Manchester City will pay a fair value for the player so this is going to be a regular transaction as is always happening in these kind of groups.

Pep Guardiola already has his first signing for the 24/25 season.

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