Good morning to all our readers out there, it’s time to check out the latest news in the football world today Sunday August 9, 2020
Juventus have confirmed the appointment of Andrea Pirlo as their new manager after dismissing Maurizio Sarri following their exit from the Champions League to Lyon on Friday. Pirlo who is 41 years played for the club between 2011 and 2015 where he played a total of 164 matches. He has now signed a two-year deal as the club’s manager just 10 days after he was named the manager of the under-23.
Tottenham are likely to complete the signing of Southampton star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on Monday where the Danish will undergo his medicals. They are likely to pay £15m plus bonuses to secure his deal. Kyle Walker-Peters is likely to go the other way round for a £12m fee after spending half of the season on loan with the Saints.
St. Etienne star Ryad Boudebouz is set to leave the club after only completing a year since he joined from Real Betis last summer. Bordeaux have been linked to sign him.
Lazio are likely to confirm the signing of David Silva on a free transfer on Monday after he turned down interests from Inter Miami and the United Arab Emirates.
Liverpool have stated they are not ready to send either of Marko Grujic or Harry Wilson on loan this summer unless they receive a deal around £20m. If they do not, then-manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to utilise them.
Manchester United will like to offer goalkeeper Dean Henderson a new deal that will see his wage increase to £60k per week, this is about fivefold increase to his current deal. There is also news suggesting that the Old Trafford side want Sheffield United to pay all of his wages.
Real Madrid are ready to accept loan moves for outcast Gareth Bale this summer after being frozen out of the club’s plan.
Leeds United are among the clubs interested in signing Chelsea 20-year-old midfielder Conor Gallagher after he impressed on loan at Swansea in the course of the season.
The agent of Inter star Lautaro Martinez has claimed that the news linking the Argentine to Barcelona are more of media than real life.
West Brom are interested in signing Brighton 28-year-old defender Shane Duffy.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been told to sell players like Naby Keita to finance the signing of Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara.
Atletico Madrid are set to enter into the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.
Benfica are on the verge of signing free agent Edinson Cavani.
Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho will not decide his future until after the Champions League season with Bayern Munich.