It’s the summer where clubs are trying to sign players to make their team better in the coming season and players are being linked to different clubs.The Euro 2016 and Copa America has been a platform for clubs to closely watch players.We therefore bring you the latest update as it unfolds;
Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan for an undisclosed fee. The winger had been linked with a number of top clubs all season but has decided to join Diego Simeone’s side. Also in Spain, Barcelona are mulling a bid for Celta Vigo striker Nolito.The 29-year old striker has a $26m release clause in his contract and Barcelona hope to activate it to provide strong backup’s for the MSN.Mario Balotelli has been offered to Besiktas as AC Milan has refused to renew his loan deal and parent club, Liverpool do not want him back.
Reports in France this morning has it that Manchester United has tabled a bid for 19-year old Bordeaux winger Adam Ounas.It is said that Manchester United scouts have watched him several times and are now set to put in a bid for the youngstar to add to their ranks.In Germany, there are strong indications that Schalke young starlet Leroy Sane is set to complete a move to Manchester City as Pep Guardiola prepares for the new season with the Blue half of Manchester. Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool are also watching the youngstar closely.Julian Draxler is also attracting a lot of interest as he is set to leave Schalke 04 this summer with Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United leading the race for his signature.Dortmund have rejected a $25m bid from Manchester United for Mkhitariyan with the Armenian ready to leave the German club as reports have it he has handed a transfer request.
Finally, Chelsea are set to test West Ham’s resolve by placing a record bid for attacker Dimitri Payet. The 29-year old was a revelation last season and has followed up his impressive performance with France at the Euros, scoring twice and putting in a solid displays to lead France to six points from two games thereby topping the group.