Transfer news and rumours of the day: 6th June,2016
This transfer window has already seen some major signings with Manchester City confirming Ilkay Gundogan’s transfer and Dani Alves set to leave Barcelona for Juventus, more likely than not. There are plenty of rumours floating in the air and the transfer market promises to throw some surprises our way this week as most clubs and agents looking to finalise deals before the start of the Euros from 10th june.
Here are the transfer news and rumours for June 6th.
- Roma president James Pallotta has ruled out selling Radja Nainggolan this summer but has admitted that they may not be able to make Miralem Pjanic stay. Nainggolan had earlier confirmed Chelsea’s interest in signing him while Pjanic has been linked with Juventus and Barcelona.
"I keep on telling you that Nainggolan is going nowhere," Pallotta told reporters upon arriving in the Italian capital. "Pjanic is staying too, but if somebody is willing to pay his release clause -- and we can't do anything about this -- then that's not our problem. He's got a contract with us, but he also has this clause in it."
- Juventus are reportedly targeting Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia as they look to strengthen their defence. The Moroccan international has failed to nail down a starting berth in the team due to inconsistent performances and persistent injuries. According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the Italian giants want a loan deal with an option to buy for the 29-year-old due to his injury-prone nature.
- Juventus’ midfielder Hernanes has sparked interest from China and could leave the club this summer in favour of Shanghai SIPG or Jiangsu Suning. The 31-year-old signed for the Old Lady last summer and has featured only 14 times for the club since. According to Tuttosport, Hernanes could be allowed to leave Turin for a sum in the region of €8.5 million, which is likely to be met by the Chinese sides. Players like Fredy Guarin and Gervinho have also left the Serie A for China in the past.