Manchester City wants to strengthen Pep Guardiola’s hand, Barça is targeting two Chelsea executives, Tottenham’s XXL envelope for its mercato, find in your Foot Mercato press review the latest information from the European sports press.
After winning their 4th English championship in 5 years, Manchester City wants to extend their domination of the Premier League. The first objective will be to extend the coach Pep Guardiola, who is at the end of his contract next season. “Blue forever” claims the Manchester Evening News in today’s edition. Ferran Soriano, the CEO of City Group, said he wanted to keep the Spanish tactician by offering him a contract for life. It remains to be seen what the main interested party will think. In any case, PSG is warned. It will have to be convincing to realize its dream of attracting the Spanish tactician.
Barça wants to shop in the Premier League
Barça continues its restructuring operation and is keeping a close eye on the Premier League, more precisely on Chelsea. As Mundo Deportivo reports on its front page, an offensive is being prepared for Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spanish daily explains that both men have already told their clubs that they want to go to Barça. On Friday, an interlocutor will be in charge of negotiating with the Blues for these two transfers. For its part, Sport reports that the Brazilian Raphinha asks to leave Leeds. After having secured the maintenance with the English club, the former Stade Rennais player wants to take a new step in his career. But the maintenance of Leeds could complicate the operation since they are no longer obliged to let him go at low cost. His price is estimated at about 40 million euros, a matter to follow.
XXL package for Tottenham
Tottenham will be in the Champions League next season thanks to a crazy final sprint. In order not to make a figuration, Spurs intend to strengthen this summer. As reported by the Daily Mirror this Wednesday morning, Antonio Conte will have a nice package for this summer. He will be supported by € 175 million. This information is also reported by the Daily Express. The objective will be to keep Harry Kane, while strengthening. One thing is certain, between Chelsea Tottenham and Manchester United all want to end the reign of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League.