Good morning football fans
Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has claimed the club’s intention to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala.
That works as a major blow for Manchester United and Tottenham, who are also eyeing Dybala ahead of the summer transfer window.
According to La Gazzetta delo Sport, however, Dybala has chosen Inter as his next destination.
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace want to secure the permanent signing of Chelsea loan star Conor Gallagher in the summer.
Gallagher was recognised as Palace’s 2021/2022 player of the season on Tuesday.
According to talkSPORT, the Eagles want to have the midfielder at Selhurst Park for the long-term.
Meanwhile, Erling Haaland’s £51million switch to Manchester City is eclipsed by incredible agents’ fees of £42m and his £34m annual wages.
The Borussia Dortmund striker’s dad Alf-Inge-Haaland could pick up around £25m as he has helped represent his son.
Some figures are unclear, such as if they are before or after taxes, but they are still a staggering example of how negotiations can work.
In other news, Aston Villa have confirmed the permanent signing of loan star Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona – who have made a £125million LOSS on the Brazilian playmaker.
After talks with Barcelona, Villa have now snapped up Coutinho on a long-term deal for just £17million.
Finally, Robert Lewandowski has reportedly told Bayern Munich he will NOT be signing a new contract.
Bild claims Lewandowski informed Bayern chiefs of his shock decision on Thursday.