Lionel Messi persuades €200 million superstar to join Barcelona, Sergio Ramos wants Atletico Madrid superstar at Real Madrid and more: Transfer Roundup, 11 February 2019
Welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. Though the winter transfer window has been shut for a little more than 10 days, the rumour mill is still abuzz in anticipation of an exhilarating summer.
Today we have some exciting bits of news to bring to you and without further ado, let's dive right in and take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 11 February 2019.
Kasper Schmeichel could leave Leicester City according to dad Peter Schmeichel
Peter Schmeichel, talking to Bein Sports (courtesy: Sky Sports), has revealed that his son and top goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel could depart Leicester City as he is not too pleased under current manager Claude Puel.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper and club legend said,
"Leicester City are a really good football club. They’ve got good players they just don’t have the manager who can get the best out of them.
"Once they get everything sorted out — and I leave it to you to interpret what that means — you’ll see Leicester maybe in fifth to eighth place where they belong.
"Of course he wants to challenge himself like any other player. But I don’t think he wants to go to Europe. I think he loves England too much, I think he likes the Premier League too much, so it’s a difficult one."
Juventus will move for either Isco or Rodriguez if Dybala leaves
Juve have identified their top summer transfer targets. However, they will make a move for them only if Argentine Paulo Dybala decides to move on, according to Tuttosport. Dybala is enduring an unprecedented spell of difficulty at Juventus having scored only twice this season.
He was benched in the last two games by Max Allegri and with the Argentine believing that he has won all he could at Juve, he could move away from the club at the end of the season. As a result, the Old Lady have set their sights on two Real Madrid players to make sure they are not impacted by the Argentine's departure.
Isco is currently out of favour at Real Madrid and James, who is on loan at Bayern, will return in the summer if the Bavarians don't make his move permanent. Even then, Los Blancos are likely to sell him and Juve will be keeping tabs.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be given permanent job at Manchester United
According to The Sun, the Manchester United board is immensely pleased with the improvements that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already made at the club and are already willing to entrust the responsibility of managing the team on a permanent basis.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United is yet to face a defeat and will face their toughest test yet as they host PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Trafford.
Solskjaer arrived at Manchester United in December and instantly restored a smile on the faces of the players and the staff and there has been no looking back since for the Red Devils. As a former player, Solskjaer is well versed with the philosophy at the club and hence looks like the perfect man for the role right now.
Lionel Messi holds talks with Kylian Mbappe in a bid to get him to join Barcelona
According to this bomb from Spain, Lionel Messi has held talks with Kylian Mbappe in a bid to persuade him to join the Catalans. Messi is keen to get the Frenchman to join Barcelona's ranks while Neymar continues to be linked with a return to the Camp Nou.
Mbappe needs no introduction and is one of the best attackers in the world right now and is leagues above most players his age. He is, in fact, PSG's main source of hope as the Ligue 1 champions travel to Old Trafford on Tuesday to take on an in-form Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.
Sergio Ramos wants Jose Maria Gimenez at Real Madrid
Real Madrid may have thumped Atletico Madrid in the recent Madrid derby. However, Los Blancos captain has now asked the club's top brass to secure the signing of none other than Los Rojiblancos' centre-back Jose Maria Gimenez, as per reports in Spain.
Ramos believes that the Uruguayan has everything it takes to cut it at the highest level. Diego Simeone looks at Gimenez as a worthy successor to Diego Godin and has been able to get him to stay at Atletico Madrid even though the defender has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past.