Mercato: The hottest transfer news and rumors for Thursday August 4

Mercato: The hottest transfer news and rumors for Thursday August 4

Among the main transfer window information of the day, Paris is tracking a major midfielder, OM are getting closer to Veretout and Sanchez, Lyon could lose Aouar and Paqueta, Nice are targeting two Bundesliga strikers, Chelsea make an offer for Fofana and discuss with Aubameyang, a Lille player torn between two Premier League clubs…

Trent Alexander-Arnold could be Barca's next priority.

Trent Alexander-Arnold could be Barca’s next priority. / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

After a big transfer window that does not seem to be over, Barcelona have found their priority target for the 2023 transfer window. Liverpool Echo, Barca could make an offer next summer to Liverpool for Trent Alexander-Arnold. In difficulty as a right-back for several seasons, the English international would be seen as the ideal profile.

The Blaugranas could offer up to 80 million euros in the next summer transfer window to convince the Reds two years from the end of his contract.

Renato Sanches could be accompanied by a big name at PSG.

Renato Sanches could be accompanied by a big name at PSG. / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages

While Renato Sanches will officially commit in a few hours with PSG and will join his compatriot, Vitinha, Paris does not intend to stop there. According The Teamthe Parisian leaders would aim for a very big recruit in this position and would have made a former Ligue 1 player who is currently playing abroad his priority.

A name that has not filtered, but which could well be Bernardo Silva. Footmercato had mentioned yesterday an interest of Luis Campos for the Portuguese international. The former Monegasque wants to leave City, but seems much more attracted to FC Barcelona at the moment. Paris also still wants Milan Skriniar but the file takes a long time and the Slovak defender would be closer to an extension at Inter.

Paris will have to slim down in this area as Georginio Wijnaldum approaches Roma and Idrissa Gueye a return to Everton. According Sky Italia, Leandro Paredes would have found an agreement with Juventus. The Turinese must now agree with PSG who would ask for 15 million euros.

Alexis Sanchez and Jordan Veretout soon together at OM?

Alexis Sanchez and Jordan Veretout soon together at OM? / Paolo Bruno/GettyImages

According to the Italian press, Jordan Veretout will sign for OM on a paid loan with an option to buy for a total of around 10 million euros. The former Nantes player should land in the coming days. It remains to be seen, however, whether the protest messages that flood Twitter on the part of Marseille supporters for extra-sporting problems will not change the French international’s mind.

According The Gazzetta dello Sport, Alexis Sanchez should also join Marseille as expected. The Chilean international should officially terminate his contract this Thursday or tomorrow before signing a two-year contract with OM with an annual salary of 3 million euros. The player nevertheless admitted that he had not completely made his choice for his future club.

As announced yesterday, Cedric Bakambu and Konrad de la Fuente are in talks for a return to Spain at Celta Vigo and Valladollid respectively.

Lucas Paqueta and Houssem Aouar on the start?

Lucas Paqueta and Houssem Aouar on the start? / PHILIPPE DESMAZES/GettyImages

According The Team, Lucas Paqueta would have refused an offer from West Ham. The Brazilian attacking midfielder is not yet certain to stay in Lyon. Manchester City could make him an offer if Bernardo Silva leaves.

Moussa Dembélé would also have refused several offers to stay in Lyon despite strong competition from Alexandre Lacazette. The French striker would like to stay a year to leave free at the end of his contract in 2023. Houssem Aouar could leave him for 20 million euros.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in London?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in London? / James Williamson-AMA/GettyImages

According Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea would think of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to compensate for the departure of Romelu Lukaku. The Gabonese international, understudy of Robert Lewandowski, would not be against a return to London at the rival and enemy of Arsenal. The Blues must then find an agreement with Barça who could be convinced despite their good first six months in Catalonia. RB Salzburg centre-forward Benjamin Sesko is also reportedly on the cards for the Blues, but Manchester United and Paris are said to be on the hook.

According to the English press, Chelsea have reached an agreement with Brighton for the transfer of Marc Cucurella against 60 million euros. An agreement, however, very quickly denied by Brighton who admitted that no agreement had been reached with a club.

Wesley Fofana is Chelsea's top priority.

Wesley Fofana is Chelsea’s top priority. / Alex Morton/GettyImages

According The Team, Chelsea have reportedly made an initial offer of 75 million euros for Wesley Fofana. An astronomical proposal for the French international hope which would however have been refused by the Foxes who did not even try to negotiate. If Leicester seem closed to a departure from their young central defender, Chelsea could return to the charge quickly. The player would like to join the Blues in particular to show himself before the World Cup.

Kasper Scmheichel is the new goalkeeper of OGC Nice.

Kasper Scmheichel is the new goalkeeper of OGC Nice. / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

On Wednesday evening, OGC Nice formalized the signing of Danish international goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. According Nice morning, the former Leicester keeper has signed a two-year contract plus an optional year. Earlier today, Nice announced the signing of Mattia Vitti from Empoli. The 20-year-old central defender arrives for 15 million euros including bonus.

According The Team, the Aiglons would also like to part with Mario Lemina and Morgan Schneiderlin to recruit a left-back and two attackers. The former club, Alassane Pléa and his teammate at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Marcus Thuram, would be in the sights of Lucien Favre.

Amadou Onana wants to play at Everton.

Amadou Onana wants to play at Everton. / John Berry/GettyImages

While West Ham had an agreement with Lille for the transfer of Amadou Onana against 40 million euros including bonus, the Belgian international would have a preference for Everton, according to Fabrizio Romano. Franck Lampard would have made it his priority and would have changed the player’s mind. According to The Athletic, Everton have made an offer equal to that of the Hammers.

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