Transfer Wrap: Madrid looking to bring back Mourinho; Marcelo eyeing Juve move
Mourinho on Madrid shortlist
The latest name to emerge on Real Madrid’s shortlist of managerial targets is of former manager, Jose Mourinho.
According to reports in Spain, the Madrid hierarchy has decided to bring back the Portuguese, should Julen Lopetegui is sacked in the coming days. Mourinho himself, however, has shut down the reports, stating that he wants to stay at Manchester United beyond the term of his current contract.
The Portuguese had a win percentage of 71.9 during his time as the manager of Madrid, which happens to be the highest of his career so far.
Marcelo wishes to join Ronaldo at Juventus
Brazilian left-back Marcelo has decided to leave Real Madrid with a view towards joining Juventus, according to Tuttosport.
Marcelo has been with Los Blancos since 2007 but has finally decided to leave Madrid and head to Turin, in a bid to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.
Moreover, the Italian giants have already started working towards a possible transfer, which involves loaning Alex Sandro in order to make space for his compatriot.
Borussia Dortmund looking at English talent
According to several reports, Borussia Dortmund plans to raid England once again, in order to lure the latest generation of professional footballers.
The three names on Dortmund’s list are Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, Manchester City’s Phil Foden, and Liverpool’s Bobby Duncan.
The German giants have raided the Premier League once before when they took Jadon Sancho and Denzeil Boadu from Manchester City with them.
Zlatan to become the latest Galactico?
Forget Eden Hazard, the latest name being linked with Real Madrid is that of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to Metro.
The Swedish striker is currently plying his trade in the United States of America with MLS side LA Galaxy and could potentially move to Madrid on a loan deal during the off-season.
Los Blancos have faced troubles in front of goal this season and are short in the attacking department, which has led to Zlatan’s name being considered.
Barcelona eyeing Eric Dier
Eric Dier has emerged as a shock target for FC Barcelona, with the Spanish giants looking to make a move for the Englishman in the summer, according to TeamTalk.
Dier, who has been with Tottenham since 2014, can play either as a centre-back, a central defensive midfielder, or a right back.
The 24-year-old was recently compared to Barcelona star Sergio Busquets by former England coach, Sam Allardyce.
Chelsea looking at Piatek and Icardi
Chelsea’s search for a new striker has led them to Italy, as the names of two potential targets- Mauro Icardi & Krystof Piatek- have emerged.
Icardi currently plays for Inter Milan in the Serie A and was the joint top scorer last season with 29 goals in the league. On the other hand, Piatek is one of the most prolific strikers in Europe at the moment, with the Pole scoring 13 times in just 9 games.
The London club still has Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud on their books, along with Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham, both of whom are out on loan.