Hountondji signs in Angers… and is turned on by Clermont
SCO Angers has just announced the signing until 2026 of Beninese central defender Cédric Hountondji (28). The latter was under contract until 2023 with Clermont, and the Auvergne club obviously did not appreciate the way in which the player left.
“Clermont Foot 63 regrets having to announce the departure of Cédric Hountondji when it was counting on the player for the 2022-2023 season, writes the club in a sharp press release. After announcing at the resumption in June that he would stay at CF63, the player suddenly announced that he irrevocably wanted to join another club, moreover a direct competitor in the fight to stay, under the impetus of an intermediary who had been ardently organizing his departure for several weeks as he had already tried to do so in vain in the summer of 2021. And this, three weeks before the first match of the coming season. Nevertheless, Clermont Foot 63 will remain happy to have contributed to the revival of Cédric’s career and thank him for this what he has brought in the last three seasons.”
Kouassi plans to leave Bayern
Two years after his free departure from PSG for Bayern, French central defender Tanguy Kouassi (20) could leave the Bavarian club this summer, according to L’Equipe. If the German champion wants to keep him, the player is considering leaving to get more playing time, after a 2021-2022 season with less than 900 minutes on the field, and while Matthijs de Ligt is approaching. Nice and Rennes would be interested.
MHSC: Guermouche loaned to Châteauroux
Montpellier announces on Monday the loan of its Algerian striker Yanis Guermouche to La Berrichonne de Châteauroux, in National 1. The center-forward trained at La Paillade had three appearances in Ligue 1 last season and one in the Coupe de France. He is under contract until 2024.
OM: Harit in Galatasaray, it gets stuck
Loaned to OM by Schalke last season, Amine Harit is still expected to be hoped for by the Olympian club, two years from the end of his contract. Also mentioned to repatriate him, Galatasaray would have offered 5 million euros to the German club, which would ask for double and would like to collect the transfer compensation in one payment, according to Sky Sport. A disagreement that could therefore benefit Marseille.
Reims received an offer from Mallorca for Rajkovic
According to information from L’Équipe, Reims has received an offer of 2 million euros (bonus included) from Mallorca to recruit goalkeeper Pretrag Rajkovic (26), under contract until 2023. An insufficient offer for the Reims club , which is asking for 4.5 million. During the transfer window, the former doorman of Austria Vienna Patrick Pentz arrived at the Stade de Reims.
Deulofeu moves away from OM
According to information from Gazzetta dello Sport, Udinese striker Gerard Deulofeu has reached an agreement with Napoli to sign a four-year contract. Announced close to OM in recent days, the Spanish international (4 caps) should therefore not join La Canebière this summer.
Zlatan signs a one-year extension at AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has extended for a year with AC Milan, where he had reached the end of his contract. The Swede will receive a salary of one million euros according to Sky Sports, plus bonuses. He will celebrate his 41st birthday on October 3.
Dybala at AS Roma, it’s imminent
The identity of Paulo Dybala’s next club is no longer in doubt. Free since the end of his contract with Juventus, the Argentine attacking midfielder will join AS Roma if he satisfies the medical examination.
This Monday morning, he joined the city of Faro in Portugal where his future teammates are currently on an internship to take exams before signing a three-year contract. According to Sky Sport, he will receive an annual salary of six million euros, including bonuses.
Enzo Zidane signs for Fuenlabrada
Free of any contract since leaving Rodez, Enzo Zidane signed on Monday with the Spanish club Fuenlabrada (Spanish D3) for one season.
“I come with a lot of desire and with a lot of enthusiasm. Fuenlabrada is a team with big goals. I am very happy to return to Spain and to Madrid and to be able to enjoy football here. I really want it to start now. and that I can help the team in its objectives”, explained the eldest son of Zinédine.
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Troyes recruits a Danish defender
Troyes has formalized the signing of the right side, Andreas Bruus (23) from Bröndby. The former Danish U18 international has signed a five-year contract with ESTAC.
Sommer in Nice, it gets stuck
Wanted by Nice to replace Walter Benitez, Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer (33) would no longer be so excited about joining the Côte d’Azur club, according to L’Equipe.
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Manchester United: Atlético well placed for Ronaldo?
Wanting to leave Manchester United this summer, Cristiano Ronaldo is testing the market. But after several refusals (Chelsea, Bayern), the possibilities of leaving the Red Devils are reduced for CR7. A way out would still appear in Spain. According to As, Atlético de Madrid would be very interested in the Portuguese international. Diego Simeone would have given the green light for the Colchoneros to explore this track. So often executioner of Atlético in the jersey of Real Madrid, will Cristiano Ronaldo find the Spanish capital this summer?
OM talks for goalkeeper Ruben Blanco
Olympique de Marseille are looking for a second goalkeeper to replace Steve Mandanda, who has left for Rennes. According to information from RMC Sport, the Marseille club is in advanced discussions with Ruben Blanco (26), current goalkeeper of Celta Vigo. A profile validated by coach Igor Tudor. But the file is not yet finalized, while the Spanish club wants to quickly find a number 1 goalkeeper. (AP)
Sommer moves away from Nice
While he seemed close to joining OGC Nice, Yann Sommer is no longer so sure of his decision. According to L’Équipe, the Swiss goalkeeper, under contract with Borussia Monchengladbach until 2023, would have received a long-term extension in parallel which makes him think. A project where he would also have a central place. Sommer entered into a reflection, which does not exclude Nice. But internally, at the Gym, the confidence that had been in place for days has crumbled in recent hours.
Dybala at Roma, it’s imminent
According to information from Sky Sports, Roma have offered a three-year contract (including 6 million bonus) to Paulo Dybala to join the Giallorossi this summer. Free since leaving Juventus at the end of June, the Argentinian has not yet given any clues about the rest of his career, but the Roman club hopes for a positive and definitive answer within a few hours.
Marcelo (ex-Real) would have been offered to OL
OL are still looking for a left-back after the departure of Emerson, back from loan at Chelsea. And a prestigious track was mentioned this weekend on the Rhône side. According Foot Mercato, Marcello (34), legendary left-back Real Madrid, was offered to the Rhone club. The leaders have studied the file of the Brazilian, free since his departure from Real this summer after having spent 15 years there. But they would have finally decided not to follow up because of the emoluments desired by the Brazilian defender.
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After an endless suspense, Robert Lewandowski finally signed up with FC Barcelona, while Bayern consoled themselves with the imminent arrival of Matthijs De Ligt. In England, Lisandro Martinez arrived at Manchester United.
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