Real Madrid set to activate release clause of FC Barcelona superstar, Guardiola wants Toni Kroos at City and more: Transfer round-up, May 16, 2018
Good evening and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Despite the season now entering its final month, top clubs are keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets.
And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. After scorching through papers and sources from all over Europe, we have managed to find transfer stories that made headlines on May 16, 2018:
Real Madrid to activate release clause of Samuel Umtiti
In a sensational report by Diario Gol, it has been claimed that Real Madrid have set their sights on none other than FC Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti. The French defender is currently in a contractual standoff with the club as it is believed that everything is not right between Umtiti and Barcelona.
It has been claimed that Real Madrid supremo Florentino Perez has contacted Umtiti in the last 48 hours and has offered to pay him his desired amount. Real Madrid are now mulling over the idea of activating his €60 million release clause as soon as possible.
Atletico Madrid monitor Kieran Tierney
The Colchoneros are set to scout Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney in the Scottish Cup final. The Sun has reported that Atletico Madrid will compete against Manchester United and Spurs for the signing of the 20-year-old. He recently signed a six-year deal with the Hoops and is valued at €25 million.