Mercato live: M’Baye Niang will compete at Auxerre

Nantes also wants to pursue Gaël Kakuta in Italy

As announced by Ouest-France, FC Nantes has their eye on Gaël Kakuta. There is a real desire from Antoine Kombouaré in search of offensive reinforcements. The Nantes coach has even made it one of his priorities. When asked by the newspaper l’Equipe about the interest in Lensois’ environment, President Waldemar Kita declined to answer by justifying himself: “If you commit to one player, ten clubs come along.”

The Lensois midfielder, out of office since mid-March, wants to leave the north. Italian clubs are also following the situation of the 31-year-old Congolese. If their identities have not been leaked, a Serie A club and an ambitious Serie B team have also expressed keen interest. The player’s agents were spotted in Genoa over the weekend.

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Manchester City are sticking with Bernardo Silva’s prize

Bernardo Silva is being courted by Barça, where Xavi has made it his priority in the event of Frenkie De Jong’s departure, and is not being sold by Manchester City. If the English club don’t keep the Portuguese midfielder against his will, he hopes to get almost €100m for his transfer, according to The Athletic website.

A price that hasn’t changed since the start of summer and that could dampen Barça’s enthusiasm until the end of the summer transfer window.

Bouchouari at ASSE, it’s imminent

ASSE quickly registered the arrival of reinforcements. This is Benjamin Bouchouari who would come from SV Roda JC Kerkrade (Netherlands). Bouchouari, a Belgian of Moroccan origin, was voted the Dutch second division side’s greatest hope last season. This 20-year-old midfielder is capable of playing both at No. 8 and in a slightly more attacking register. He is coveted by other French clubs, notably Lens in Ligue 1, but the Greens have an advantage and the player will visit the facilities of the Robert Herbin sports center tonight. ASSE hope to convince the youngster and formalize his signing quickly.

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Saint-Etienne is looking for a striker and a goalkeeper in Europe

After signing six French recruits from Ligue 1 or Ligue 2, ASSE is now moving abroad at the end of his transfer window. Alongside Benjamin Bouchouari, who could join the Greens from the Netherlands, Loic Perrin, ASSE’s sporting coordinator, traveled to Hungary last week to oversee a number of profiles. He also recently traveled to Portugal to scout out potential recruits, accompanied by Ilan, former ASSE Brazil striker. The Greens are primarily looking for a striker and a goalkeeper who can back up No.1 Etienne Green.

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M’Baye Niang to AJ Auxerre

RMC Sport can confirm that M’Baye Niang will join AJ Auxerre. There are still some details to be worked out but the player could head to Yonne to sign his contract tomorrow morning. Last season he scored 3 goals in 22 Ligue 1 games with Girondins de Bordeaux.

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Ten Hag has reportedly changed his mind about Ronaldo

According to information from The Athletic, Erik Ten Hag has changed his mind about Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation. The Manchester United manager is said to be ready to let the Portuguese go only if the club find a replacement for him this summer.

Gassama, contemplating a future

With just over two weeks to go before the end of the summer transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain are still working on downsizing. On August 9, the capital club also announced the formation of an elite group of five Parisian Titis. Among them was Djeidi Gassama, who was linked with PSG until June 2023 but whose future is yet to be determined. Having shone particularly in the youth league, the 18-year-old forward is aiming for more playing time, which is difficult to give him in a highly competitive squad for the time being. Gassama, scorer in the first friendly of the season, reflects on his future. He could be looking for a way out on loan after extending with Paris. This is the preferred hypothesis today to gain even more experience at the highest level. The player would be pursued by Bundesliga or Ligue 1 teams.

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Tanzania’s captain wants to sign for Genk

Negotiations dragged on but Mbwana Ally Samatta will join Genk from Fenerbahçe. After passing the medical examination, the captain of the Kilimanjaro Stars (the Tanzanian selection) will be loaned out with a purchase option of 3 million euros (also 4 depending on the objective). The 29-year-old striker had already completed a remarkable 4-year spell at Genk between 2016-2020 (76 goals in 191 games) before moving to the Premier League and Aston Villa.

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Kakuta priority for FC Nantes?

Gaël Kakuta (31), who according to La Voix du Nord wants to leave RC Lens this summer, would be courted by FC Nantes, Ouest France report.

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Galatasaray would position itself on Icardi

According to trick media Fotomac, Galatasaray is interested in PSG striker Mauro Icardi. The Parisian club are looking for a way out for the Argentine striker, who is under contract until June 2024. There were several meetings between the leaders of Galatasaray and Wanda Nara, the player’s representative. Borrowing would be considered.

Manchester United in the footsteps of Mauro Icardi

Manchester United’s attacking sector is a hell of a job. According to media outlet Get French Football News, Mauro Icardi is now in the Red Devils’ sights, who have held informal talks with the player’s entourage.

The Argentine is said to be interested in a move to England but there have been no direct talks between PSG and Manchester United yet. The Parisian club would feel that Icardi is not the Red Devils’ priority.

Barça tackle the Meunier file again

According to Sport, Barca are again interested in Thomas Meunier for the right-back position. The Borussia Dortmund player was already linked with the Catalan club during the winter transfer window but the file was not yet closed. This time FC Barcelona already have to sell Sergino Dest. Then several million must be put on the table to convince Dortmund.

Maupay almost at Nottingham Forest

The French striker will be Nottingham Forest’s 15th summer signing. According to Fabrizio Romano, he is preparing to leave Brighton in exchange for a check for £15million (around €17.7million) including a bounty. It only remains to finalize the final details between the two clubs. Maupay is scheduled to commit by 2026.

Manchester United denied Cristiano Ronaldo

Contrary to what was announced by Sky Sports, the Red Devils told the Manchester Evening News that the information that the club would be willing to terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract if he didn’t change his behavior was wrong. In fact, MU’s position would remain unchanged, knowing management wants to keep her.

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Marc Bartra joins Trabzonspor

Defender Marc Bartra signed with Turkish club Trabzonspor on Monday until 2025. Spanish media speak of a fee of around 1.5 million euros. The former Barcelona player joined Betis Sevilla in 2018 where he made 146 appearances.

Fabian Ruiz approaches PSG

Fabian Ruiz was not called up for Napoli’s first Serie A game of the season at Hellas Verona on Monday. The player keeps getting closer to PSG.

Favre opens up about Nice’s interest in Dieng and Cavani

In a press conference this Sunday after the 1-1 draw between Nice and Strasbourg, Lucien Favre mentioned the transfer window rumors surrounding Bamba Dieng and Edinson Cavani, whose names are circulating to strengthen Nice’s workforce.

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