Mané, Dembélé, Lewandowski… The 10 hot files of the transfer window that will liven up the summer

The 2022 summer transfer window, which opens its doors this Friday, promises to be eventful. The point on the biggest transfers that are likely to shake the football planet.

Files are ready before the start, such as Erling Haaland at Manchester City or Kylian Mbappé, who extends to PSG. Others who are almost there, like Aurélien Tchouameni at Real Madrid or Paulo Dybala at Inter Milan. But the big maneuvers of football clubs in the summer transfer window have only just begun. From this Friday, June 10th, transfers can be approved by FIFA. Who are the men who will make headlines all summer long? Overview of the most sought-after players.

1 – Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Robert Lewandowski wants to leave FC Bayern Munich and he accepted it without any complexes in front of the media. The Bavarians, who do not want to be dictated by the 2nd at the Ballon d’Or 2021 what happens, keep it in their throats. “Such public statements do not advance anyone‘ Bayern boss Oliver Kahn grumbled into the microphone sports1. “Where is loyalty and respect?‘ replied Lewandowski, who sees his rights and regrets that Bayern did not make his departure easier for him. The divorce is complete. The Polish striker (33) has been courted by FC Barcelona for weeks. The Catalan daily newspaper Sports talks about an upcoming offer from Barca between €30m and €40m. Enough to get Bayern to negotiate? Other leads that led Lewandowski to Real Madrid or PSG have long since died out.

SEE ALSO – Lewandowski’s best goals with Bayern in the Bundesliga

2 – Paul Pogba (Free)

Manchester United made it official a week ago: Paul Pogba will not renew his contract with the Red Devils. From July 1, 2022 he is free. Believe The team President Al-Khelaïfi’s new adviser at PSG, Luis Campos, is not a big fan of the tricolor (29 years old). Real Madrid seem to prefer his young compatriot Aurélien Tchouameni. That leaves Juventus, where Pogba was a four-time Italian champion and Champions League finalist between 2012 and 2016 Gazetta dello Sport reported an upcoming settlement between the two parties, with a contract until 2025 at stake. The world champions could reveal the identity of his new club on the occasion of the documentary’s release.The PogmentarJune 17 on Amazon Prime Video.

3 – Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

Unlike Manchester with Pogba, FC Barcelona have not announced anything about Ousmane Dembélé when his contract ends on June 30. The France winger has endured all emotions in negotiations for a year, including an abandonment last January. “He can help us in the future“Xavi was still breathing deeply in May, thanks to Dembélé’s brilliant end of the season. Barça want to extend, the player too, but his agent would be too financially greedy. PSG would be watching his case from afar with a view to replacing regular Angel Di Maria. Chelsea, where according to the English media, his former coach in Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel, is holding the rope talksport . As for Barça, he is discussing with Leeds Brazilian winger Raphinha, who would come to replace Dembélé’s departure, and is testing Di Maria’s option (see below).

4 – Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Liverpool’s two star strikers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are out of contract in a year. The rumors have died down for the Egyptian, who is still refusing to renew but has no intention of leaving this summer. Not for the Senegalese (30), whose wishes are hardly veiled elsewhere. FC Bayern Munich has made it their favorite track. Corresponding Sky Sports , the German club are considering offering Liverpool €30m with no bonuses 40 would expect. With Diogo Jota (25) on target this season and Luis Diaz (25) making a spectacular debut, Liverpool can confidently face the future without Mané . Especially if they recruit Darwin Nunez (see below).

5 – Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

A period when he replaced and took care of all positions at Paris Saint-Germain, Christopher Nkunku has grown well. The attacking midfielder/forward has just been voted the Bundesliga’s best player of the season. His statistics (51 games, 35 goals, 16 assists) speak for him. Leipzig, fourth in its championship and qualified for the next Champions League, will have to fight to hold it. Bayern Munich rub hands while Manchester United looks on from afar, according to the German press. The rumor of a return to PSG also bubbled. Early May, The team pointed out that sporting director Leonardo was not enthusiastic. But the Brazilian has now been dumped. The future of Nkunku (24 years old) has never been so vague.

Christopher Nkunku in the jersey of the French team. JB Autissier / PANORAMA

6 – Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)

Who would have thought that a year after his €113m move from Inter Milan to Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku could already be sparking rumours? The Belgian striker (29) publicly admitted last December that he left the Nerazzurri for economic reasons and not for love, on the contrary. It didn’t sit well with his manager Thomas Tuchel, to the point that Inter are eyeing Chelsea for a return. In this week, Sky Sports Italy announced that the Blues are open to the idea of ​​loaning Lukaku with a contract until 2026. Negotiations are expected to be tough, but it’s uncertain if Lukaku will still be a Londoner on September 1.

7 – Angel Di Maria (free)

After seven years at Paris Saint-Germain, Angel Di Maria went straight to Juventus. See you this week. The Spanish Press (report , HOW , The chiringuito …) claim that FC Barcelona have entered the race for the 34-year-old Argentinian winger who has overtaken Real Madrid. The Spanish championship would have its favor before Serie A. Especially since the latest news from the Gazetta dello Sport, Juventus made no more progress on this issue. She thinks his salary demands (just under €8 million/year) are excessive and would not want to sign him for more than one season. The lying poker game is likely to continue around Di Maria, which will raise the stakes.

SEE ALSO – Best decisive passer in club history: the legend of Angel Di Maria at PSG (2015-2022)

8 – Jules Koundé (Sevilla FC)

Last year he almost left for Chelsea on the chime of the transfer window. But Sevilla FC, where he has a €90m release clause, kept him. Will Jules Koundé take the plunge this summer? Barca and Real Madrid have been vaguely named among his courtiers but Chelsea still appear to be in control. The Blues have an agreement in principle with the Tricolor defender acc Sky Sports . The Spanish daily newspaper ABC reminiscent of a Chelsea”convincedto complete this transfer. Sevilla are reportedly waiting for a new offer. 60 M€ would be enough to crack the Andalusian club, they say Guardian . Unveiled in Bordeaux, Koundé (23) is linked with Seville until June 2024.

9 – Darwin Nunez (Benfica)

100 million euros. That’s what Liverpool’s offer to Benfica for Darwin Nunez is, if we are to believe the Portuguese daily recording . At the same time the Times claimed Benfica want €100m, let alone an offer. What is certain is that Liverpool have a crush on the 22-year-old Uruguayan forward, who has scored 34 goals in 41 games this season. He has played in both the league and the Champions League, and there is no question that he will leave the SLB. At the moment, Liverpool are one step ahead of Manchester United and Atlético de Madrid, lists the Daily Mail .

Darwin Nunez must have played his last season at Benfica. PEDRO NUNES / PANORAMA

10 – Hugo Ekitike (Reims)

Signing Hugo Ekitike last winter was already an achievement for the Stade de Reims. Newcastle had “a total of 35 M€ proposed but with many bonusesthen declared the President of Reims, Jean-Pierre Caillot, in the columns of the Daily sports. Since we don’t necessarily want to see him leave, we set the bar pretty high.” Last Sunday, RMC Sports was clear: Ekitike, 19-year-old striker,gave his consentto the Magpies, 11th in the Premier League. Reims would be close to selling him for €36m plus €10m in bonuses. Other big European clubs including PSG, Dortmund and Chelsea have been cited on his heels. Ekitike, a France Under-20 international, scored 10 goals in 23 Ligue 1 games in his debut professional season.

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