Chelsea is unstoppable on the mercato, Real Madrid has decided on its attack and FC Barcelona is on fire for the arrival of Raphinha, find in your Foot Mercato press review the latest information from the European sports press.
Chelsea wants heavy attack
In Italy, the mercato is talking and not only a little. As Il Corriere dello sport announces, there is a club “unleashed” and that particularly appreciates the players of Serie A, it is Chelsea! The London club is attacking Kalidou Koulibaly and Rafael Leão! “The market is going crazy, the Blues are snatching the jewels of Italy. 40 million offered for the Napoli giant while the assault on the AC Milan talent begins.” For La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri need to “armor the Portuguese as soon as possible because at the moment the extension is not moving forward and Chelsea could well take advantage of it.” And Chelsea have huge desires for their mercato because as we learn from The Times, Thomas Tuchel’s team also has their eye on Serge Gnabry, who has one year left on his contract at Bayern Munich. It’s simple, Chelsea wants to reinforce its attack and is ready to give itself the means!
Real has its attack for next season
In Spain on the cover of the newspaper AS, it is about the attack of Real Madrid. While the Merengues failed to sign Kylian Mbappé this summer, the duck tells us that they will not look for reinforcements in this position because there is “Karim Benzema, Borja Mayoral… and no one else!” “The club believes that the Frenchman and the player from the academy are enough to carry the full weight of the team’s objectives and will not sign another striker.” On its website, the media provides details and indicates that the “solutions already exist internally.”. And to take on the role of striker when Benzema will need to breathe, Eden Hazard is an option seriously considered by Carlo Ancelotti. This will allow to give playing time to the Belgian who seems blocked by the competition of Vinícius Júnior on the left.
Raphinha sets Catalonia on fire
We remain in the Iberian Peninsula with the mercato and FC Barcelona that passes the second in this summer period. It is a file that has lasted for weeks that will finally know its epilogue. As Mundo Deportivo puts it on its front page: “Raphinha, it’s done.” “Total agreement between Barça and Leeds for the transfer of the Brazilian: 58 million fixed plus 7 million in bonuses. He arrives today in Barcelona to sign for five seasons, until 2027, and will be the third reinforcement after Kessié and Christensen.” An arrival that also makes the headlines of Sport this morning: “Barca concludes the agreement with Leeds to sign the Brazilian, he should take part in the tour of the United States.” Marca also picks up the information with this headline: “Raphinha until 2027.” Moreover, in Barça news, Francisco Trincão will make his return to Sporting as announced by Record in today’s edition: “Trincão returns home. An agreement has been reached between 15 and 20 M€, the final details were settled yesterday.”