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Follow the latest updates live from the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs look to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season, which begins in fewer than four weeks’ time. Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona may hinge on whether president Josep Bartomeu leaves or not, with reports that the Argentine will push for an exit unless he is replaced as the man in charge at the Nou Camp in the coming weeks. Manchester City continue to monitor the situation, with the club weighing up a move for the Barca great.

Arsenal are on the verge of announcing a new contract for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a three-year deal worth £250,000 a week, and the club also hope to make progress this week in their pursuit of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Borussia Dortmund meanwhile have insisted that they do not have to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United this summer, despite seeing a near-£40m loss in their financial results due to coronavirus.

Liverpool have expressed their interest in signing 29-year-old Thiago Alcantara this summer as he has just one year remaining on his contract, but the club will not meet Bayern Munich’s €30m valuation and hope to talk the German club down to a negotiated fee in the coming days. Follow the live updates below.


Manchester United are looking at alternatives to Jadon Sancho, should the move for the Borussia Dortmund forward fail to come off.

 

With Dortmund standing firm on their £108m valuation, United are not against calling off talks and pursuing other targets, with Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele one of those who has been linked with a possible move to Old Trafford.

 

Now another name has emerged on the radar, with Sky Sports reporting that Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been identified as a temporary solution who would be available for significantly less than Sancho’s asking price.

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While Untied already have the attacking talents of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial available, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no secret of his desire to increase his squad’s strength-in-depth, which would be the motivation behind the move for the 29-year-old Brazilian.

Wilfried Zaha is determined to leave Crystal Palace this summer with aspirations to play in the Champions League – and it seems he is not short of interested parties.

 

Sky Sports reports that the Ivory Coast international is wanted by Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco this summer, with all three having the funds to prise him away from Selhurst Park.

 

Arsenal attempted to buy Zaha last summer along with Everton, but could not meet Palace’s £80m valuation – a fee that Zaha felt priced him out of a move in the transfer market.

 

But the club are more resigned to losing Zaha this summer, and will allow him to leave if a club comes calling with the right transfer fee.

Manchester City have reignited their interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, and will rival Premier League opponents Chelsea for the 29-year-old.

 

Koulibaly has long been rated as one of the best centre-backs in Europe, but Napoli have done well to fend off competition from other clubs who have been interested in his services over the years. 

 

But with the club missing out on European football this season, a move away looks to be in the pipeline, and Italian outlet La Repubblica reports that City have renewed their efforts to sign the Senegal defender.

 

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Koulibaly, and a bidding war could develop if both clubs continue to press on with their interest.

David Silva confirmed his next club on Monday night following his Manchester City departure, with the Spaniard returning to his homeland to join Real Sociedad on a two-year deal.

 

The news was greeted with huge ovation in the Basque country, given everything Silva has achieved in his career, but the announcement did not go down quite so well with Lazio, who believed they were on course to sign the midfielder.

 

Silva was in talks with Lazio weeks ago over a move to Serie A, but it’s reported by Football Italia that the club are ‘furious’ with the news as they were never informed that he had rejected their approach for another offer.

Borussia Dortmund will continue to play hardball with Manchester United over negotiations for Jadon Sancho, despite the German club’s latest financial figures making rather worrying reading.

 

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Dortmund announced a loss of €44m for the year ending 30 June 2020, with chief financial officer Thomas Tress putting the reduction down to the absence of any transfer business because “the market has collapsed due to Covid-19”.

 

However, when asked about whether that means the club needs to sell England international Sancho – who is currently valued at £108m – he had a firm answer.

 

“We weren’t in a situation where we had to sell at any cost. Clubs noticed that too.”

Liverpool are ready to press on with their interest in Thiago Alcantara and attempt to sign the Spain midfielder.

 

But the Premier League champions will not pay the current €30m asking price communicated by Bayern Munich, as they feel it is too much for a player who is out of contract next season, according to The Guardian.

 

The 29-year-old has informed the German club of his intention to leave for the Premier League this summer in an effort to give himself a new challenge, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on giving the 29-year-old that chance at Anfield, providing the clubs can reach an agreement on his transfer fee.

 

Bayern will not prevent him from leaving as long as their asking price is met, meaning Liverpool may have to cough up the cash or find another way of tempting Bayern into lowering their demands.

The second part of the Arsenal news surrounds the Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

 

The Telegraph reports that Arsenal have agreed personal terms with the 22-year-old Brazilian, who has caught the eye in Ligue 1 this season, but a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.

 

The reports adds that there is a particular problem though in that Napoli believe they are in pole position to sign Magalhaes for around £27m, though the Italian club have not agreed a deal with the player himself unlike Arsenal.

Arsenal are preparing to make a two key moves in the transfer window.

 

The first surrounds captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who according to The Telegraph has agreed a new three-year contract worth around £250,000-a-week, which will prevent him from leaving on a free transfer next summer.

 

Mikel Arteta has made it no secret that he wants Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal, and after a strong finish to the season – which crucially saw the Gunners win the FA Cup to qualify for the Europa League next season – it seems Aubameyang has committed his future to the north London club.

Lionel Messi’s decision may hinge on the future of one man: Josep Bartomeu.

 

The Barcelona president was part of the board meeting yesterday that elected to sack Setien, but he himself is under growing pressure to turn around the situation at the club – largely because of Messi’s apparent opposition towards him.

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Messi has not forgiven Bartomeu for failing to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp last summer, and ESPN reports that his future will depend largely on whether Bartomeu stands down at the next presidential election. Manchester City are monitoring Messi’s situation, as although they are interested in what would be a blockbuster signing, they are also aware of how the club could be used for his own contract benefits.

Where else to start than with the upheaval at Barcelona?

 

Last night saw head coach Quique Setien sacked after the club’s disappointing second half of the season, which culminated in their humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

 

The failures have led to Lionel Messi questioning his future at the club – more on that in a minute – and it means that the club need their third manager in the space of eight months ahead of the new La Liga season, which begins next month.

 

Former midfielder Ronald Koeman is the favourite to take the job and return to the Nou Camp, having enjoyed a successful career with Barcelona and coaching under Louis van Gaal’s reign as manager there.

 

Mauricio Pochettino and Xavi are also in the running, but it appears the club are set to negotiate a release fee with the Dutch Football Association to spring him from his current contract to enable him to become the new Barcelona manager.

Good morning and welcome back to The Independent’s transfer news live blog!

 

With the longest ever Premier League season finally wrapped up and consigned to the history books, attentions once again turn to the summer transfer window, which opens nearly two months later than normal.

 

Clubs are set for a busy seven weeks until the 5 October transfer deadline, with a number already confirmed to be in the market to reinforce their squads ahead of the 2020/21 season – which will begin on the weekend of 12 September in fewer than four weeks’ time.

 

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the headlines this morning.

Lazio are said to be furious with David Silva after the midfielder failed to inform them he was rejecting their contract offer to join Real Sociedad following his departure from City – who have reignited their interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, while former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey looks set to remain at Juventus as the club do not want to sell the Welshman this summer.

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Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.

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The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022

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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

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“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

See more news, photos and videos at www.ansabrasil.com.br.

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