Jorge Jesus weighing up move for Podolski

Given the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Sporting duo Islam Slimani and Teó Gutiérrez, Jorge Jesus has initiated the process of targeting potential replacements. Should either, or indeed both, depart they would leave behind a significant void in Os Leões’ attacking department. The club is preparing for this eventuality by scouring the market for high… Read More Jorge Jesus weighing up move for Podolski

Top scorer Robinho targeting Atlético improvement

Santos, Real Madrid, Manchester City, AC Milan and Guangzhou Evergrande. Robinho has been fortunate to represent an illustrious list of clubs during his career to date, and that remains so in Belo Horizonte where he dons the Alvinegro shirt of Atlético Mineiro. Having scored 13 goals in 24 appearances since joining Galo in February, the… Read More Top scorer Robinho targeting Atlético improvement

Arsenal seek reports on young Corinthians midfielder

After encountering difficulty in securing a starting berth in Corinthians’ first team, midfielder Maycon has been the subject of various approaches from English clubs. Arsenal, in particular, have requested reports on the player who will turn 19 next month. Notably, the São Paulo native has previously represented Brazil at under-17 level. Maycon is one of… Read More Arsenal seek reports on young Corinthians midfielder

Lapadula’s final decision imminent?

“Unfortunately I can’t hold anyone at gunpoint, so I hope the lad understands the importance of a transfer to Napoli.” With this statement, Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani is clear; he wants coveted striker Gianluca Lapadula to join Maurizio Sarri’s Partenopei this summer. Last season’s Serie B top scorer is wanted by a number of clubs… Read More Lapadula’s final decision imminent?

Inter compete for Maicon’s signature

Inter Milan are interested in signing FC Porto central defender Maicon. The Nerazzurri hierarchy have begun talks with their Portuguese counterparts to understand whether it is possible to negotiate a deal. Inter are aware of competition from Turkish club Fenerbahçe, currently coached by Vítor Pereira who worked with Maicon in Portugal between 2011 and 2013.… Read More Inter compete for Maicon’s signature

Fiorentina-Torino in twofold mercato battle

Fiorentina and Torino will go head-to-head in the race to sign Roma’s Adem Ljajić and Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini. The Granata had previously been linked with a move to sign the Serbian fantasista on loan, as newly-appointed coach Siniša Mihajlović scours the market for reinforcements. However, Tuttosport claim that Roma expect to raise €6-7m via a… Read More Fiorentina-Torino in twofold mercato battle