Officialized OM’s new coach on Friday, Jorge Sampaoli is about to physically arrive in Marseille. The technician must fly on Monday, direction France.
A period of seven days of isolation could be imposed on him, he who arrives from Brazil but exemptions can be granted. A septain will not prevent him from working. It could be featured in the presence of Frank McCourt, who is expected to arrive early in the week.
The slap received in Stuttgart (5-1) was one too many. According to several German media, the leaders of Schalke 04 have decided to clean up the club. Coach Christian Gross is set to be sacked, as are sporting director Jochen Schneider, club director Sascha Riether and physical trainer Werner Leuthard. Gelsenkirchen are in last place in the Bundesliga, 9 points behind play-off Bielefeld.
Manchester City have made Erling Haaland one of their priorities this summer, according to the Mirror and the Daily Mail. The Norwegian forward has won over Pep Guardiola who would like to sign him up. The Cityzens are said to be ready to spend € 115million this summer for the Norwegian. Borussia Dortmund could be inclined to give up their prolific striker, who would have a € 70million starting clause from 2022.
Asked by the press before the duel between Chelsea and Manchester United this Sunday, Thomas Tuchel gave his feelings on Bruno Fernandes. The coach of the Blues even revealed that he had tried to recruit the Portuguese at PSG when the midfielder was still evolving at Sporting.
“My sports director at the time (Antero Henrique, editor’s note) knew him very well. We have more and more of his matches and we have tried to establish connections with him, admitted Thomas Tuchel quoted by the BBC. We fought hard to get in touch with him to try to make him part of our team. “
The Sunday Mirror claims Steven Gerrard would be the top priority for Reds officials to succeed Jurgen Klopp. Between rumors of the German taking the lead in the Mannschaft after the Euro and recent Liverpool meddling, “Stevie G” would now be the favorite to land at Anfield. Currently stationed with the Rangers, the former glory of the Reds would be closely followed by the management of the English club.
Linked with the Red Devils until next June, Edinson Cavani could see the English club activate a clause to extend his contract by one year. According to the Sunday Times, the Uruguayan would even pocket nearly two million euros in bonus if Manchester United finally decided not to continue the adventure with him. This season “The Matador” has scored just 7 goals in 24 appearances combined, just celebrated his 34th birthday.
The perfect complement to Jamie Vardy this season, Harvey Barnes is expected to extend his contract with Leicester soon. A time tracked by Liverpool, the 23-year-old Englishman is on the verge of obtaining a nice salary increase at the Foxes according to the Daily Mirror. The interested party, author of 9 goals and 4 decisive assists in the Premier League, is currently under contract until 2024 but could add two more years to his lease.
The future still seems uncertain concerning the transfer window of European stars. While waiting for a possible extension of Neymar or Kylian Mbappé at PSG, several big names in continental football find themselves in the center of attention. In Spain, it is rumored that Real Madrid would be ready to let Raphael Varane go. On the Serie A side, Lautaro Martinez has closed the door to a start to BarÃ§a and wants to extend to Inter. Former OM, AndrÃ © -Pierre Gignac has extended his lease with the Mexican club Tigres de Monterrey until 2024.