MU offers conditions to extend De Gea, Real Madrid refuses Mbappe, Mourinho is wanted by both Portugal and Brazil are the latest transfer news today, December 26.
MU decided to surprise De Gea
According to the Times, MU are negotiating with De Gea about a new contract, not activating the option for an additional 12 months.
Discussions are said to be positive. The MU side expressed that they want to sign a new long-term contract with De Gea, but with the condition that he must reduce his salary compared to the highest level he is enjoying – £ 375,000 / week.
De Gea is currently entering the final months of his current deal with Manchester United so he could sign a pre-agreement with an outside club. Premier League in early 2023 if he chooses to leave Old Trafford.
Therefore, it seems that MU believes that De Gea prioritizes staying, so it does not activate the option for an additional 12 months. The remaining problem is that the Red Devils wait for the 32-year-old keeper to accept a pay cut.
Real Madrid rejected Mbappe
Marca newspaper said, Kylian Mbappe is ready to move to Real Madrid next year, but the Spanish Royal team did not change their mind.
Real Madrid thought there was Mbappe in the summer transfer of 2022, but the “turn of the car” of the French striker – the decision to stay at PSG caused the white shirt team to be dealt a heavy blow.
President Florentino Perez was very angry, declaring that there was no need for a player to give up his dream like Mbappe anymore.
However, Mbappe has had disappointments at staying at PSG, when things did not go as he wanted. A few months ago, it was reported that he wanted to leave Paris.
With Messi preparing to sign an extension, Mbappe is said to still have the intention of leaving PSG. However, Marca confirmed, Real Madrid did not resume the purchase of the 24-year-old goalscorer – the top scorer of the 2022 World Cup with 8 goals.
Real Madrid decided to focus, invest in Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Mourinho is sought after by both Portugal and Brazil
The future of Jose Mourinho with AS Roma is in question, when both Portugal and Brazil want him to sit in the ‘hot seat’ after the unsuccessful 2022 World Cup campaign.
Mourinho still has a contract with AS Roma until the summer of 2024, but he currently has two attractive jobs ahead: returning to his homeland Portugal to lead the national team or to succeed Tito in the yellow and blue shirt team.
After sacking coach Santos, the Portuguese Football Federation told Mourinho directly, wanting him to take over the team. Meanwhile, the Correio de Manha newspaper added, the Brazilian side also targeted a “special person” after Tito had to leave his position because of disappointing results at the 2022 World Cup.
According to the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Mourinho will not make a decision until the end of the season.