Liverpool trigger Konate release clause
Liverpool have triggered the release clause in Ibrahima Konate’s contract at RB Leipzig, Goal has learned, with a five-year contract agreed with the French defender.
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The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with the Reds for some time, but is now in a position to push through a big-money move to England.
A long-term contract has been agreed with the highly-rated defender and a deal could be wrapped up in the coming days.
Ibrahima Konate RB Leipzig 2020-21
Oscar wants Chelsea return
Brazil international playmaker Oscar has reiterated that he still wants a return to Chelsea, with the South American eager to test himself in Europe again and chase down Champions League glory.
He departed for China in the winter window of 2017, where he is now with Shanghai Port, but the prospect of retracing his steps when becoming a free agent in 2024 is one that still appeals.
Young in talks for Watford return
Ashley Young is in talks with Watford over a potential return to the club, reports Sky Sports.
The fullback left Watford 14 years ago, and has since played for the likes of Manchester United and, most recently, Inter.
Young is set to leave Inter this sumer, and is in talks with Watford over a one-year deal.
Sargent likely to leave Bremen
U.S. men’s national team striker Josh Sargent is likely to leave Werder Bremen following the club’s relegation from the Bundesliga.
According to CBS Sports, Sargent is expected to stay in Europe after finishing this past season as Bremen’s top scorer.
Sargent is currently with the USMNT ahead of the upcoming Nations League semifinals as well as friendlies against Switzerland and Costa Rica.
Altidore frozen out of Toronto FC first team
Jozy Altidore has been frozen out of Toronto FC’s first team after a disagreement with head coach Chris Armas, reports ESPN.
Altidore confronted Armas over his decision to take him off in the 70th minute of TFC’s recent match against Orlando City, with the Canadian side down a goal at the time.
The forward’s relationship with general manager Ali Curtis had reached a breaking point, with Altidore previously linked with a move away from the club due to his frustrations with his current contract.
Lyon sporting director Juninho slams outgoing Depay
Lyon sporting director Juninho had strong words for Memphis Depay, accusing the outgoing striker of wanting the entire team to revolve around him as if he were Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe.
The former Manchester United man was top scorer for Lyon in 2020-21, netting 21 times in Ligue 1 to finish behind only Mbappe as the division’s most prolific player.
But he will not be staying past this summer, with Barcelona widely tipped to snap up the Netherlands international on a free transfer.
Barca weigh up Donnarumma approach
Mino Raiola spoke with Barcelona in the last few hours about Gianluigi Donnarumma. He’s a free agent now – Marc ter Stegen is 100% staying as 1st goalkeeper, untouchable. 🚨 #FCB
Barça board will decide soon whether signing Donnarumma or not. Juventus are interested too.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 27, 2021