Chelsea ready to revive interest in Kounde
Jules Kounde wants to leave Barcelona after only one season at the Camp Nou, with newly-crowned Spanish champions believing Chelsea will be interested in signing him this summer. Kounde’s future in Spain is in doubt, with Sport reporting he is unhappy with his role at Barcelona and is mulling over a move away from Camp Nou this summer. The 24-year-old isn't happy that Xavi Hernandez has prioritised using him at right-back rather than his natural position of centre-back, while he is also aware that Inigo Martinez's arrival could limit his game-time even further.
The report adds Barcelona will try to settle the situation in-house, but should he push to leave the club, the Catalan giants believe Chelsea could revive their interest.
Madrid interested in Beltran
According to a report by Tutto Mercato Web, River Plate's Lucas Beltran subject to interest from Real Madrid. The 22-year-old has started the 2023 season strongly, scoring eight goals and providing one assist in 20 appearances thus far.
AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are also interested in the 22-year-old striker who has a release clause worth €25 million in his contract with River Plate.
Bayern Munich add Julian Alvarez to list of striker targets
According to SportBild journalist Florian Plettenberg, Julian Alvarez of Manchester City is on Bayern Munich's list of potential transfer targets ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
Apparently, the future of the 23-year-old Argentina international is up in the air. It's said that the player is aware that he will struggle to replace the brilliant Erling Haaland in the starting XI any time soon, and he is said to be open to explore other options despite signing a new five-year deal with City only two months ago.
Fulham vice-chairman: I'm positive Silva will stay
Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan is confident that Marco Silva will remain at the west London club, despite interest from Tottenham.
Silva has been linked with a move across London, even though Spurs' first choice is Feyenoord manager Arne Slot.
“I have so much praise for Marco,” Khan told The Athletic. “So much great stuff has happened since he came here. We have a coach who likes being at Fulham.
“The players like the coach, the coach likes the players. And for me personally, it has been the most fun I have had.”
“It has all come together for a really special moment and I am very positive about Marco (staying). He is very happy at Fulham, and all of us are very happy with him. We want that to continue, hopefully for a very long time.”
OFFICIAL: Alba to leave Barcelona at the end of the season
Jordi Alba will leave Barcelona at the end of this season, with the club agreeing to terminate his contract. The left-back came through La Masia, but made a name for himself at Valencia before returning to Barcelona in 2012. He won 17 major honours with the club, including this season's LaLiga title.
OFFICIAL: Pirlo leaves Turkish Super League club
Andrea Pirlo has left Turkish club Fatih Karagümrük after his contract was terminated. The former Juventus head coach has been let go with a handful of league matches remaining.
Fatih Karagümrük are ninth in the Turkish Super League, with Pirlo having led the club to 11 wins, 11 draws and 11 losses in their league games so far.
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