Transfer Talk: Andre Gomes requests Barca exit

After two years of struggling to hold down a regular place in Barcelona’s midfield,A�Andre GomesA�has requested the club sell him this summer, according toA�Mundo Deportivo.

The 24-year-old has suitors in the Premier League, with multiple English outlets reporting the former Valencia man is of interest to Manchester United, and AC Milan are also reportedly exploring bringing Gomes to Italy.

The Catalan publication states that the Portuguese international is just the biggest name amid a handful of players who could move on from the Camp Nou this summer.

Wing-backA�Aleix VidalA�is expected to be sold, recently arrived centre-backA�Yerry MinaA�is a candidate for a loan spell, and the club would be willing to part with bothA�Denis SuarezA�andA�Paco Alcacer, though neither is expected to leave; Denis is determined to earn his place with theA�Blaugrana, while Alcacer is similarly uninterested in leaving — and also has a shortage of suitors at present.

Liverpool join race for Donnarumma

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have long led the race for the potential signing of AC Milan goalkeeperA�Gianluigi DonnarummaA�this summer, but don’t write off a late charge from Liverpool,A�CalciomercatoA�cites Tuttosport as reporting.

The 19-year-old Italy international was at the centre of a summer-long contract saga last year, and while he signed a new deal before the close of the transfer window, he has been rumoured throughout this campaign to leave the San Siro at the end of the season.

 Transfer Talk: Andre Gomes requests Barca exit

Madrid are expected to finally pull the trigger on replacingA�Keylor Navas, while neitherA�Alphonse AreolaA�norA�Kevin TrappA�have grabbed the spotlight to sufficiently secure the PSG No. 1 shirt.

Goalkeeper has been a problem position throughout Jurgen Klopp’s tenure on Merseyside, as gaffes fromA�Simon MignoletA�andA�Loris KariusA�have continually undermined Liverpool’s progress.

Chicago, Casillas have ‘mutual interest’

After being linked with a move for Porto keeper and former Real Madrid captainA�Iker Casillas, it seems the Chicago Fire may get their man this summer.

MLSsoccer.comA�reports that the 36-year-old and the Fire share “mutual interest” in agreeing to a deal. The report states that Casillas would not be a designated player, and Chicago could potentially bring him in without using targeted allocation money.

Casillas is out of contract at Porto this summer, leaving the Eastern Conference side to bring the former World Cup and European Championship winner to the Windy City on a free transfer.

Tap-ins

– While he has found his role shrinking at Real Madrid,A�Gareth BaleA�has no plans to leave the Bernabeu, Spanish publicationA�ASreports. If the Welsh international is to make a long-rumoured return to the Premier League this summer, it will be up toA�Los BlancosA�to initiate his sale.

– While Monaco have already accounted for sales ofA�Thomas LemarA�andA�FabinhoA�this summer, French outletA�Le10 SportA�reports thatA�Djibril SidibeA�could also leave the principality, with Jose Mourinho declaring his interest in bringing the 25-year-old right-back to Manchester United.

– According toA�Calciomercato, AC Milan and Tottenham are both monitoring Fiorentina midfielderA�Milan BadeljA�closely. Badelj just turned 29 and has made more than 100 appearances forA�La ViolaA�since 2014.

See also:A�Transfer Rater: Luke Shaw to Barcelona

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