TRANSFER ROUNDUP: Mahrez To Join A ‘Big Club’, Man United Sign New Goalkeeper, And More


Manchester United Set To Sign Promising Goalkeeper

Manchester United are on the verge of signing highly-rated young goalkeeper Kacper Chorazka, according to the promising starlet’s father.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper, who currently plays for Wisla Krakow, will most likely start featuring for United’s U18 side from next season onwards if the deal goes through, whilst maintaining high ambitions of breaking into the Red Devils’ first-team squad.

As per The Sun, his father Arthur Chorazka said: “Kacper went to Rangers on trial and I know their goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart liked him. Spurs, Liverpool and clubs in Italy and Germany were interested too.

“But when you get an offer from a club like Manchester United, you cannot say no. If the clubs reach an agreement then great, but the priority is to develop him as a keeper.”

Juventus Looking To Sign PSG Defender Serge Aurier

Italian giants Juventus are looking to sign PSG right-back Serge Aurier, according to Sport Mediaset.

Aurier made a €10 million move to PSG only last summer, but is already set to leave the French capital due to the controversial comments he made against the club on social media. The Ivorian is currently out of action thanks to the temporary suspension he is facing for his actions.

Juventus are reportedly set to take full advantage of this situation by luring Aurier to Turin in a cut-price deal. Juve are willing to offer €15 million for the 23-year-old. But despite the discord between the player and the club, the French champions believe Aurier is worth more, and could hold out for a higher fee for the defender’s services.

Liverpool Suffer Huge Blow In Carlos Bacca Pursuit

Liverpool have suffered a huge blow in their pursuit to sign AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, due to the comments made by the star forward’s agent.

Bacca has been in great form this season, and his tally of 18 goals in all competitions for Milan has seen him linked with numerous top European clubs – Liverpool being one of them, according to Spanish newspaper AS Diario. The report claims Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign strikers to bolster his attacking force, and has therefore identified Bacca as a potential candidate for the #9 role at the Anfield-based club.

However, Bacca’s agent Barila crushed all of Liverpool’s hopes of signing the Colombian by stating that his client intends to stay at Milan.

He said: “He’s just thinking about the Coppa Italia final, he wants to take Milan into Europe. The goal for the lad is to finish the season in the best possible way, to do that they have to win the last two games and the final against Juventus on May 21.

“He’s happy at Milan and wants to win a trophy in the Rossoneri shirt. He’s not thinking about his future, just about doing well in the moment. Could failure to make the Europa League change anything? Right now I’d say no.”

Riyad Mahrez’ Agent Hints Move To A ‘Big Club’

Riyad Mahrez’ agent has hinted that his star client could join a ‘big club’ this summer.

Mahrez has been sensational for Leicester City this season, and his top drawer performances have not only helped the Foxes win the Premier League, but have also won him the PFA Player of the Year Award. Such excellent performances, however, have obviously caught the eyes of some top European clubs, and these footballing giants may battle over securing services of the Algerian once the transfer window reopens.

Amid such speculation, Mahrez’ agent Kamel Bengougam has kept the possibility of Mahrez moving from Leicester wide open.

Speaking to the Guardian, Bengougam revealed:  “Yes of course there is a possibility. When you have been playing the way Riyad has this season it is bound to attract attention.

“He is very happy with Leicester and of course it has been a fantastic season. They will play in the Champions League next year as well so he would be happy to stay, but at his age if the opportunity comes to play for a big team then we would have to think about it.

“I’d say it’s 50-50 at the moment whether he stays or goes. We have interest from the UK and overseas. We will have to see what develops over the next few weeks.”

Also See: Barcelona Preparing A Move For Leicester City Midfielder Riyad Mahrez

Barcelona To Listen To Offers For Arda Turan and Dani Alves

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is willing to part ways with Arda Turan and Dani Alves, will listen to offers for the duo, according to AS.

Arda Turan moved to Barcelona just last year in a deal worth €34m plus add-ons. However, the 29-year-old playmaker has failed to establish himself in Barcelona’s midfield, and has made just nine starts in La Liga this season, whilst also playing a secondary role in the club’s Champions League campaign.

Meanwhile, Dani Alves looks definitely set to leave the Camp Nou, despite signing a lucrative new deal in the summer. The Brazilian defender even called a press conference, in which he stated that he already had “one foot, half a body and almost a head” out of Barcelona due to their reluctance to hand him a pay rise.

Both players seem to have fallen out of favour at the Catalan club, and are being linked with big-money moves to the Chinese Super League.

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