MU wants to sign Emiliano Martinez, Chelsea intends to get young star Moukoko, Barca push Memphis Depay to Newcastle are the main football news today, December 23.
MU plans to sign Emiliano Martinez
Officials MU are trying to find a new face to replace David De Gea, whose contract expires at the end of the season, and Emiliano Martinez is mentioned as a top target.
According to the British press, what Dibu Martinez showed at the 2022 World Cup, especially the final against France, made MU completely fascinated.
Dibu Martinez was selected as the best goalkeeper in Qatar 2022. He has contributed no less than Lionel Messi to help Argentina win the 3rd World Championship in history.
The relationship between the 30-year-old goalkeeper and coach Unai Emery is not good. This is an opportunity for MU to take him away from Aston Villa.
In addition to MU, two other clubs are interested in Dibu Martinez are Atletico and Bayern Munich – the team looking for a solution to replace Manuel Neuer.
Chelsea want to recruit Moukoko
Not only has the ambition to “steal” MU’s pearl Alejandro Garnacho, Chelsea is also negotiating to recruit talent. football Youssoufa Moukoko.
The German press revealed that Chelsea’s representative actively accelerated the negotiation process with Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea want to reach an agreement with Dortmund as soon as possible, to avoid competition from rival Barcelona.
Moukoko turned 18 last month and is a member of Germany’s squad for the 2022 World Cup. He has scored 6 goals and provided 6 assists for Dortmund this season.
Moukoko’s contract expires at the end of the season and he does not want to sign a new one. Therefore, Dortmund must listen to the offer that Chelsea sent.
Barca pushed Memphis to Newcastle
Barcelona are looking to push Memphis Depay out of Camp Nou in the period transfer next January, with the specific destination of Newcastle.
Memphis is not in Xavi Hernandez’s plans, while his contract also expires on June 30.
Therefore, the Catalan team tried to liquidate the Dutch striker without wanting to lose him at the end of the season.
There are many clubs in contact with Barca about Memphis. However, Newcastle is the only team that can meet the request from the Camp Nou for the transfer fee.
Barca’s economic department hopes to collect 20 million euros from the sale of Memphis to Newcastle. At that time, the team also reduced the salary fund to be able to sign N’Golo Kante.