Official done deals, PSG and Chelsea get transfer updates, Barcelona and more
Welcome to Wednesday morning latest done deals as we can confirm three deals that have been completed and some other transfer updates.
Alaba says no to PSG and Chelsea: will join Real Madrid or Barça
According to Sky Sports and RMC, the Austrian has ruled out signing for PSG and Chelsea as his priority is going to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
RMC claim that PSG have failed in their efforts to convince Austrian international David Alaba to sign for them on a free transfer from Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old defender is now set for a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
What at first was a list of more than five clubs interested in signing him is now down to two: Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. His agents, Pini Zahavi and Fali Ramadani, are working to get their client the best possible deal in what could be his last big contract as a top European player.
Alaba has told his representatives that his priority is to go to either LaLiga club. The interest is such that he recently decided to reject Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, as Sky Sports initially reported and RMC then confirmed shortly after.
Calhanoglu reveals Galatasaray dream
AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, in the final months of his contract with the Italian club, has body ink marking his love for Galatasaray and has revealed he would love to play for them in the future.
Dmitrovic bound for Sevilla as Vaclik replacement
Goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic will sign a three-year deal with Sevilla this summer, according to Blic, and is expected to replace departing Tomas Vaclik.
Dmitrovic, 29, has been at Eibar for the past four seasons.
Barnsley punished for transfer misconduct
Barnsley have been ordered to pay Hull City £1m for not disclosing medical information relating to the 2018 transfer of Angus MacDonald, who was later diagnosed with cancer, according to BBC.
Wolves want £62m Ocampos
Wolves are looking into a deal for Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos, claims Football Insider.
The Argentina international is highly-regarded across Europe, but has a £62 million ($86m) release clause in his contract.
Koeman to continue as Barca coach
Ronald Koeman will stay in his post at Barcelona for the 2021-22 season, reports Esport3.
The Dutchman has earned the backing of new president Joan Laporta, who met with the coach to confirm he will not be removed over the summer.
Prandelli steps down as Fiorentina boss due to ‘profound distress’
Cesar Prandelli has stepped down as Fiorentina boss in the midst of what the veteran coach described as a “period of deep distress”.
Prandelli, 63, returned to the Viola for a second spell in charge in November after Giuseppe Iachini was sacked.
Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Milan, though, proved his final game as he tendered his resignation two days later.
Neuhaus responds to Xabi Alonso rumours
Borussia Monchengladbach star Florian Neuhaus remains sceptical over the prospect of working under Xabi Alonso, insisting that he will only talk about the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder if he is confirmed as the side’s new manager.
Alonso, 39, is currently employed with the feeder side of his boyhood club, Real Sociedad. He knows the Bundesliga well having spent three seasons in Germany with Bayern Munich, and his name has emerged as a possible replacement for the outgoing Marco Rose.
Olic takes CSKA Moscow job
Ivica Olic, who spent his playing career bagging impressive goal tallies in Russia and Germany, will be the next manager of CSKA Moscow, writes AS.
Olic enjoyed one of his most successful scoring spells at the club in the mid-2000s, so his appointment represents a nostalgic reunion
D.C. United land Roberthah
D.C. United has landed striker Nigel Robertha from Bulgarian club Levski Sofia, reports The Washington Post.
The MLS side will pay a transfer fee in the low seven figures for the 23-year-old, who has 20 goals in 44 matches since joining Levski in 2019.
Inter Miami confirm Gibbs signing
Welcome @KieranGibbs ✍🏼🇬🇧 #InterMiamiCF has signed three-time FA Cup champion defender, Kieran Gibbs. All the details on our newest player below!
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) March 23, 2021