Transfer news and rumours of the day: 22nd June, 2016
Neymar, Pogba and Morata's futures all in the mix
The transfer window heats up with the UEFA Euro 2016 and the Copa America Centenario in full flow, as performances in the summer tournaments make agents salivate at the prospect of increased transfer fees. Not much by the way of official transfer news, except for Real Madrid activating Alvaro Morata’s buy-back clause, with Neymar and Paul Pogba’s transfer sagas continuing.
There are plenty of transfer rumours swirling about, which is a perfect climate for players, agents and clubs to operate in.
Here are the transfer news and rumours for June 22nd.
- AC Milan and Inter Milan are looking to sign Manchester City’s Jesus Navas, according to Calciomercato. The Spaniard has been destabilized by the arrival of Pep Guardiola, with the former Barcelona manager considering Navas surplus to requirements. The Milan giants are thus looking to pounce, hoping to sign the winger on a cut-price deal.
- Juventus have confirmed that there have been no bids for Paul Pogba so far, after the French star’s agent Mino Raiola claimed that Real Madrid were in negotiations with him. Juve President Giusepe Marotta said, “We have not received any offers. He is a fundamental and indispensable player for the present and future of Juventus.”
- Inter Milan are reportedly after Pablo Zabaleta, according to the Mirror. The Manchester City fullback has lost his place to Bacary Sagna, with Pep Guardiola reportedly preferring the French player as well. Zabaleta is keen on reuniting with former manager Roberto Mancini, and the Argentine defender’s agent was reportedly in Milan last night, to finalise a deal.