Julen Lopetegui looking to sign five players and sell eight this summer, Manchester United end pursuit of Spurs star and more: Transfer round-up, June 13, 2018
Hello people! Welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With focus now shifting to the World Cup, top clubs have begun their work on the transfer front.
And as always, there are stories which will have huge repercussions on the transfer market. After scorching through papers and sources from all over Europe, we have managed to find transfer stories that made headlines on June 13, 2018:
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Julen Lopetegui's summer plans revealed
The man of the moment - Julen Lopetegui has caught the footballing world's attention in just over a day. From being named as the Real Madrid manager to being sacked by Spain the other day, no other footballing personality has been discussed more than the Spaniard in the last few hours.
According to Diario Gol, after his Spain sacking, Lopetegui will start his Real Madrid project earlier than expected and is eyeing major changes in the first team squad. The 51-year-old has conveyed the list of players that he wants at the club and those who he thinks do not have a future at the club to Florentino Perez.
Lopetegui is eyeing five mega signings this summer which include: Neymar, Robert Lewandowski, Alvaro Odriozola, Thiago Alcantara and David De Gea. The new boss also wants to sell as many as eight first-team players ahead of the new season.
The players who the new boss wants to be gone are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Keylor Navas, Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos, Marcos Llorente and Theo Hernandez.
Stefan Savic to spark a transfer battle between Chelsea and Juventus
Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic is on the radar of Chelsea and Juventus, according to Sky Sports. Savic left Manchester City for Atletico in 2015 and made 36 appearances for the Colchoneros last season.
Juventus are eyeing a replacement for Stephan Lichsteiner whereas Chelsea are in the market for an experienced defender this summer. The Montenegro international will be allowed to leave this summer as Atletico look to strengthen their side in other departments.