Real Madrid superstar reveals he is going to Barcelona, Gareth Bale will leave Real Madrid only on ONE condition and more: Transfer Roundup, 27 February 2019
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. We are still a few months away from the opening of the summer transfer window. However, the build up to another exciting summer has already started.
Let's not waste any more time and dive right in to take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates of the day!
Manchester City monitor Barcelona and Chelsea target Luka Jovic
The Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic has been quite a revelation this season. With Barcelona vying to make him the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou and Chelsea keeping tabs, he has no lack of admirers. The latest entrants to this list are Manchester City, according to Goal.
The current Bundesliga top scorer is on a 2-year loan from Benfica. Eintracht Frankfurt have the option to sign him for €6 million via a clause in his argument. If they do so, there is every possibility that they'll sell him on for €60 million to any of the potential suitors.
Barcelona are preparing to table a bid of €40 million and that is an amount that will appear reasonable to Manchester City. Brace yourself for another bidding war this summer.
David de Gea refusing to sign £350,000 per week contract
Manchester United are fearful that they are going to get priced out of extending their no. 1's contract as he refuses to sign a £350,000 contract that they've tabled, according to Evening Standard.
The report claims that David de Gea wants wages closer to £400,000 a week, which is what Alexis Sanchez reportedly earns at Manchester United. De Gea has 16 months left in his current contract. However, United are desperate to tie him to a contract as his importance at the club is difficult to understate.
United will need to break the club's wage structure if they are to meet the Spaniard's demands. But with Sanchez, a poor performer since joining in January 2018, earns as much as £400,000, you can't argue with the logic that the club's best player over the past half a decade should get wage parity.
Florentino Perez is looking for buyers but Bale will leave only if he gets a pay rise
After the latest tantrum thrown by Gareth Bale in the wake of his teammates' comment about the Welshman's non-inclusiveness, his Real Madrid days seem to be numbered. Florentino Perez is already looking for suitors. But according to reports in Spain, Bale will only leave if his potential suitors significantly upgrade his pay.
The offers that have surfaced so far do not exceed €60 million. However, Real Madrid are looking for a sum in the ballpark of €90 million.
Bale converted a penalty for the Blancos after coming off the bench. However, he threw shade and cold-shouldered Lucas Vazquez who came to embrace him in celebration. Bale's demeanour on the bench has also been much talked about and it looks pretty much like he is done with life in Madrid.
Isco tells Florentino Perez that he is going to Barcelona
Isco has fallen out favour under Santiago Solari and he has fallen out of love with the Santiago Bernabeu faithful. His contract extension talks hit a brick wall earlier this season and is now tipped for a move out of Madrid. Now, according to reports in Spain, he is all set to commit what many would call 'treason' by jumping ship and joining Barcelona.
The report claims that Isco told Florentino Perez that he is going to Barcelona with Messi. Isco has been linked with Barcelona in the past and it has been suggested that the Andalusian used Barca's interest in him to get a better contract. However, this move strained his relationship with Los Blancos.
The report goes on to claim that the dressing room does not regard Isco to be loyal and as such there is friction between him and his teammates. Now with this latest revelation, tempers are set to be flaring.