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The transfer window: Leicester rejects a fabulous offer from Chelsea for Wesley Fofana

Renato Sanches in Paris, it’s complete
Renato Sanches
in Paris, it’s done. The Team announces, late Tuesday evening, that PSG and Lille have reached an agreement for €15m for the transfer of the 24-year-old Portuguese international midfielder (32 caps, 3 goals). One year from the end of his contract, the person concerned had already been announced leaving by President Létang. It remained to know its point of fall. Milan or Paris, Paris or Milan? It will therefore be Paris, that is clear. Since then, various sources have indicated that the medical examination was passed on Wednesday and that the formalization is expected for Thursday. Sanches quickly emerged as a prime target for Luis Campos and Christophe Galtier, two men who know him well. And for good reason, the capital club’s new football advisor recruited him from Lille three years ago, when the second trained him there for two seasons, from 2019 to 2021. He notably participated in the conquest of the title of champion of France in 2021.

READ ALSO – Mercato: after a long soap opera, Renato Sanches (finally) to PSG

PSG: Juventus reach an agreement with Paredes
Leo Paredes and Juventus, it’s progressing. According to information from Gianluca Di Marzio, the Argentinian international midfielder from PSG has reached an agreement with the Old Lady. However, this does not mean that he is on his way to Turin, far from it, since the two clubs have yet to agree between them. Still according to the same source, Paris Saint-Germain is asking around fifteen million euros for the transfer of Paredes, under contract until 2024. Former Boca Jrs and Roma, the rough midfielder had been poached at the Zénith Saint-Petersburg in January 2019 for 40 M€ while the PSG of Thomas Tuchel was in dire need of players in the midfield. To note that Gini Wijnaldumhe will commit to Roma.

READ ALSO – Renato, Paredes, Schmeichel, Cucurella, Veretout… The transfer window information to remember this Wednesday

Kasper Schmeichel arrives in Nice (official)
Nice settled the issue of Walter Benitez’s succession with the goal. And how ! After the failure of Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), the Aiglons leaned on a sacred client in the person of Kasper Schmeichel. Banco, the 35-year-old Danish international (84 caps) who has just signed up for OGC Nice. We are talking about three years. He leaves Leicester after 11 years of good and loyal service, having won the Premier League (2016), the FA Cup (2021) and the Community Shield (2022) with the Foxes. Son of former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, Kasper Schmeichel has spent his entire career on the other side of the Channel, he who joined the ranks of Manchester… City very early on. After many loans, he went to Notts County and Leeds before joining the King Power Stadium in 2011. With Leicester, where he was under contract until 2023, he played 478 matches, keeping his clean sheet 147 times.

To READ ALSO – Mercato: big blow for OGC Nice with the signing of Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (official)

Cucurella to Chelsea for €60m, Brighton deny
Here we go“. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims this Wednesday evening that Chelsea have achieved their ends in the case Marc Cucurella. Aged 24, the Spanish international defender from Brighton will commit to the Blues in a transfer estimated at more than… 50 M£, or just under 60 M€. A priori, Levi Colwill, 23, had to make the reverse journey towards the south of England. Manchester City were on the hunt for former Barcelona player Cucurella, but the Blues were obviously the most convincing. The soap opera is not yet over, however: the Brighton club has indeed indicated, later this Wednesday, that there is no agreement for the transfer of its player!

Veretout at OM, it’s burning
According to the newspaper The TeamOlympique de Marseille has an agreement with Jordan Veretout, AS Roma midfielder. The talks with the Italian club are judged “well advanced“. The 29-year-old former Nantes and Saint-Etienne player is expected to cost OM €10m. He would commit until 2025. His arrival in the Old Port is hoped for before the end of the week. French international (5 selections), Veretout has not been called up to the Blues since November 2021.

And also…
The Lensois Charles Boli loaned to Pau (official)
Strasbourg lends Moïse Sahi to Annecy (official)
Parisian titi Daouda Weidmann at Torino (official)
Rayan Raveloson, a Malagasy international in Auxerre (official)
Former Parisian Stanley Nsoki discovering the Bundesliga (official)
Barça: Umtiti and Brathwaite released if they do not find a buyer before the end of August? (SPORT)
Lenny Lacroix leaves Metz for (Team B of) Benfica (official)
Reims offers itself a hope of Arsenal, Folarin Balogun (official)
PSG ready to grill politeness at Barça on Bernardo Silva? (10 Sports, FM)
Monaco loans Ribeiro to Valencia (official)
MU: Ten Hag denounces Ronaldo’s “unacceptable” attitude
Viti leaves Empoli for OGC Nice (official)
Telles, Seville rather than Nice (Romano)
Arsenal’s Leno to Fulham (official)
Wijnaldum (PSG) at Roma, it would be done (various)

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