Sport 1: Vidal leaves Bayern training as Barca move nears
SPORT 1 (via SPORT)
- The transfer could be made official today
According to the German portal Sport1 has left Bayern Munich’s training base in the United States after completing this morining’s training session. He was seen departing the hotel by a back door on the black van. The German media says the move will be made official today.
As reported by RAC1 citing credible Gerard Romero, Barca will pay a sum of €20m for Arturo Vidal. Earlier on, it was reported that Barcelona are paying about €30m for the Chilean midfielder. However, Romero does not totally exclude this possibility as he’s referring to the German sources which claim that the higher bid was made.
OFFICIAL: Alex Iwobi signs a new long-term contract with Arsenal
- The 22-year-old Gunner has signed a new long-term contract with the club keeping him at the Emirates Stadium until 2022
Unai Emery said about Iwobi: “I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us. He is a great example of a player who can succeed from the Academy through hard work and I look forward to working with him and our other talented young players in the squad.”
During the last season, Nigerian international has made 39 appearances for the first team.
Bold claim from selected source: Barcelona to push for Paul Pogba IF their star goes
Vladimir Gubarev RAC1 I Gerard Romero
- Catalan sources claim Pogba may be considered as an Ousmane Dembele replacement
RAC1 & Gerard Romero, both tier 1 for Barca, report that the Catalans will try to acquire Paul Pogba if [and that’s a BIG if] Ousmane Dembele ends up leaving the club just a year after his transfer with Arsenal being a possible destination, however unlikely that sounds. Dembele may also be loaned out.
Recently, Barca sporting director Eric Abidal has dismissed his club are in talks with the midfielder. However, Barca do seem to have a knack for unexpected deals after they intercepted Malcom from AS Roma and have all but signed Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich.
However, it’s unclear why Barca would need one more midfielder after having bought a few this summer.
Ante Rebic is signing. For Sevilla & half the original price
Vladimir Gubarev AS
- Croatia World Cup star is reportedly on the verge of a LaLiga transfer
- Sevilla will reportedly pay €21m for the Eintracht Frankfurt attacker linked with Man United
Ante Rebic, 24, was not so suddenly linked with Man United after the World Cup. A respectable source in BILD claimed that the Red Devils were considering the versatile attacker, able to deputise as a striker and a right midfielder, but that would’ve taken €50m to prise him away.
As it is unfolding now, Rebic is nearing Sevilla who will only pay half the initial price named by BILD. According to Spanish sources, the Croatian will soon be unveiled by his new club which probably goes to show his real quality and rawness for a team of Man United magnitude.