LIVE Transfer Talk: PSG talks with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos hit a snag

LIVE Transfer Talk: PSG talks with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos hit a snag

Ramos is set to leave Madrid when his contract expires at the end of June and the French outlet claims that the PSG hierarchy have only offered only a one-year deal to bring him to the Parc des Princes.

The centre-back had looked certain to be headed for Ligue 1, but it seems a move could be on thin ice as PSG sporting director Leonardo is unprepared to offer the two-year deal he wants.

The former Los Blancos captain turned 35 in March and featured in just 15 La Liga games due to a number of injury concerns. He was also left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2020.

Ramos is assessing approaches he has received from PSG, Manchester City and Bayern Munich before taking a decision on his future, multiple sources have told ESPN. He has also been previously linked with moves to Manchester United and Manchester City, with City reportedly proposing a deal that would also include him playing at New York City FC. El Chiringuito also reports that Chelsea have made him an offer.

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15.15 BST: Rafael Benitez has taken over as manager of Everton.

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid coach succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who has moved back to Real Madrid.

Benitez, who has been out of work since leaving Chinese team Dalian Professional in January, is a controversial choice as manager at Goodison Park after describing Everton as a “small club” during his six-year spell in charge of Liverpool between 2004 and 2010.

The Spaniard has since claimed that his remarks were misinterpreted and sources said that the 61-year-old has the support of Everton owner Farhad Moshiri. Benitez was keen take on the role to return to the Premier League, having left English football for China following his departure from Newcastle United in 2019.

Merseyside Police said on Monday they are investigating a threatening banner hung near Benitez’s family home on the Wirral, as media speculation intensified over his appointment as Everton boss earlier this week.

15.11 BST: As reported by ESPN in April, Barcelona are making another free transfer signing.

This time it’s to bring talented 18-year-old Kays Ruiz-Atil back to the club from PSG once his contract expires. The midfielder left Barcelona for Paris in 2016 but is now heading back to Camp Nou.

Barca are losing centre-back Jose Marsa to Sporting CP for free though. The Barca B star will sign a contract until 2024 after failing to make the breakthrough into the first XI.

14.48 BST: Atalanta defender Joakim Maehle has caught the eye of Chelsea, according to Tutto Atalanta.

Maehle, 24, has impressed for Denmark at Euro 2020 and the full-back could be a much cheaper alternative than Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi, who is set to snub the Blues for a €70m move to PSG.

14.11 BST: Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka looks set to leave the club this summer, with Roma in talks over a move.

But Calciomercato claims that Juventus are entering the running and are ready to offer the €20m transfer fee which Arsenal want, while Roma are only willing to pay €15m.

However, Juve will only go for Xhaka if they aren’t able to sign Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who is their first choice.

news source: espn

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