Benfica made an offer for Aouar

OL: Benfica offer for Aouar

As reported by Foot Mercato and L’Equipe, and confirmed by RMC Sport, Houssem Aouar is the subject of approaches from Benfica Lisbon. The Portuguese club, future opponent of PSG in the Champions League, sent OL an offer of less than ten million, without bonuses. Nice and two English clubs have also expressed interest in the French international

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Rennes: Badé is interested in Leicester and Brentford

According to our information, Loïc Badé is the subject of interest from Leicester and Brentford in the Premier League. Rennes didn’t want to sell him, though. However, the Englishman remains on the lookout for an opening at the end of the transfer window.

The central defender arrived in Brittany last summer for around 20 million euros. This season, the former Lens player competes with two new recruits: Arthur Theate and Joe Rodon.

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Guillaume Hoarau leaves for the Reunion and announces his professional retirement

Guillaume Hoarau, 38, announced this Monday on his Instagram account to end his professional career, which began in Le Havre in 2004 after training in Reunion, within Saint-Pierroise Sports Youth. He also announced his return to his native island, with his club where he started, back at the amateur level.

“Back home, I’m going home. That’s it, here we are, I’m leaving the pro world, for now, said Guillaume Hoarau, in a long message. Saying goodbye with a few words is not something easy! And obviously not without emotion for me. So I’ll make it as simple as a flat foot! First of all: thank you!”

During his career, the French international with 5 selections mostly wore the colors of PSG and the Girondins de Bordeaux, for a total of 41 career goals in the French championship. He also had a happy season at Young Boys Bern between 2014 and 2020, for 118 goals in 188 games.

Saint-Etienne found their striker

The Greens, looking for a striker, seems to have finally found the desired profile: this is Ibrahima Wadji, a 27-year-old Senegalese striker who plays in Qarabag, Azerbaijan. The player was managed by Loïc Perrin on August 9 during the preliminary round of the Champions League between Ferencvaros and Qarabag in Hungary, during a match in which he scored twice.

This pocket striker (1.75m) has impressive statistics of 20 goals in 36 games in the Azerbaijani league last season. Globe-trotter, he previously wore the colors of Haugesund in Norway where he scored 19 goals in 43 games.

Wadji has the merit of being unanimous within the ASSE recruitment unit, which is impatiently awaiting his arrival. It can be formalized on Monday or Tuesday. A profile that will easily arouse the curiosity of Saint-Etienne supporters who are hoping for a good choice to come and strengthen their attack.

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Laurienté to Sassuolo

Returning to the case of Laurienté.
The striker will be a Sassuolo player. While negotiations broke down, Lorient and the Italian club finally reached an agreement in recent hours.


Lodi on loan at Nottingham Forest

Promoted to the Premier League, Nottingham Forest have secured the one-year loan of Renan Lodi, the 24-year-old Brazilian left-back, from Atlético de Madrid. The English club has a purchase option of 30 million euros and will pay 5 million this season.

The Greens tracked down Jordan Lefort

ASSE, who will record the arrivals of Léo Petrot and Thomas Monconduit today, will also try to secure the services of Jordan Lefort. The former Amiens now plays for Young Boys Bern. This 29-year-old left-back corresponds to the profile wanted by Laurent Batlles, he knows well in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, with a good mentality and fighting spirit.


Two reinforcements in Saint-Étienne

Thomas Monconduit and Léo Petrot will arrive today from Lorient in Saint-Etienne to strengthen the group of Laurent Battles. The formalizations should fall today, the two players will commit for 3 years to ASSE.


It is almost for Daniliuc in Salernitana

A 4-year contract awaits the OGC Nice side.


Wesley Fofana in New York to sign for Chelsea

As revealed by RMC sport, Wesley Fofana will commit to Chelsea. The young fighter is even in New York to pass his medical examination. The French international prospect will return to London at the start of the week to sign his 6-year contract.

Transaction amount: 82 million euros including bonus. Contrary to what many media have promoted, he will not beat Harry Maguire’s record. On the other hand, it’s a first for a 21-year-old defender.

It is recalled that Saint Etienne negotiated a percentage of the resale. So the Greens will receive around 12 million euros in installments.

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Sofiane Diop went to Nice for 22 million

As RMC Sport announced on Sunday evening, Sofiane Diop has agreed to join OGC Nice this summer. According to our information, the transfer fee of the French international Espoirs is 22 million euros in favor of AS Monaco. He has to take an exam this Monday in Nice. All the information on Diop’s arrival in Nice here.

Barça should ‘focus on departures’ according to Alemany

After Barca’s good win against Valladolid, Mateu Alemany confirmed that Barca’s priority now is to sell some players to recover some money.

“There are departures that need to happen and depending on the departures, if we can save money, there are possibilities for incorporation. We are looking at the market. I will not focus on anything specific. We will see if what options the market gave us, but we are happy with the squad we have. But for now, we are focusing on the departures, “confessed the football director of DAZN.

Chelsea: Zaha in plan B if Aubameyang fails?

In the event of failure to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Chelsea will begin discussions with Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), reports the Guardian. The Eagles striker is under contract until 2023 with Patrick Vieira’s club and could therefore be the Blues’ plan B if a move for the Gabonese fails.

Lens: Patrick Berg at the start?

According to information from Des Sports, Lensois midfielder Patrick Berg is very interested in Standard de Liège, who can sign up the Norwegian in the form of a loan with an option to buy. Belgian media reports that discussions are still ongoing but nothing has been done on this file.

Antony at Manchester United, it was on fire

Manchester United agreed a fee that could reach around 85 million pounds (100 million euros) to get Anthony, the Brazilian winger of Ajax Amsterdam, according to British media. In recent days, the 22-year-old public has called for his departure.

The club of Premier League agreed to pay £80.75million, with an additional £4.25million for various add-ons, the BBC, Sky Sports and other UK media report, as the transfer window closes on Thursday. Antony is expected to commit until 2027, with an option year.

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Disasi is not closing any doors for a departure

Cited by the side of the capital club for a possible transfer during the summer transfer window, Axel Disasi remains aloof, giving no clues.

“There are rumours. We are in a transfer window, so there must be rumours. But tonight, I am fully concentrated in Monaco. We will see what happens next, but I am good in Monaco in in any case,” he said on the microphone of Prime Video after the meeting against PSG.

In the mixed zone, Axel Disasi also assured that his clan “takes care [lui] at this point”. “I’m not worried, I’m concentrating on my football. Now, I’m in AS Monaco and I live in the present”. Under contract until 2025 with ASM, the former Reims quickly integrated the Monegasque defense since his arrival in the season. 2020-2021.

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The summer transfer window enters its home and the clubs are busy to complete their final files. Some players, like Cristiano Ronaldo, are still looking for a way out. All news and gossip can be followed on the RMC Sport website and app.

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