PSG still on Rüdiger, Digne towards an extension to Everton or Botman already coveted in Lille: find all the information of the football transfer window of this Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
PSG: Tuchel insists on Rüdiger (Chelsea)
According to The Parisian, Thomas Tuchel absolutely wishes reinforcements at Paris Saint-Germain this winter, especially with the infirmary constantly full and the major deadlines that await the club, in Ligue 1 as in the Champions League. The German coach would always push for the arrival of his compatriot Antonio Rüdiger, already mentioned last summer. Tuchel would like to renew the experience of the defense at 3, and for him, Thilo Kehrer and Abdou Diallo do not offer enough guarantees alongside Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos. Especially since for the last city, he prefers to align it in the middle. Rüdiger (27) is left behind in the hierarchy at Chelsea, where he has only played 5 matches in all competitions this season. In the departures department, because they will be forced to keep the accounts in balance, German midfielder Julian Draxler is still for sale, a few months before the end of his contract. Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye would have disappointed to the point that the door was open to him. On the other hand, the Argentinian Leandro Paredes would be too appreciated of the locker room and in particular of Neymar for a departure to be really relevant.
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Everton: Digne is an ‘important’ player for Ancelotti
After a gloomy stint at FC Barcelona (2016-2018), Lucas Digne bounced back to Everton, where he became an indisputable holder. The left side, debauched for 20 M €, even found a place in the France team, and his name is circulating to make the jump again to a very big club, at 27 years old. “We would be delighted to extend his contract,” said his trainer, Carlo Ancelotti, in the hope of locking him with the Toffees. He is an important player for us, for the present and the future. ” The Italian coach does not think that a renewal will be “a problem” because Digne, already linked until 2023, is “happy here”. Everton currently rank 4th in the Premier League.
Duel between Liverpool and Inter for Sven Botman (Lille)?
Author of excellent debuts in the jersey of LOSC, Sven Botman panics big European clubs. According to Foot Mercato, Liverpool approached the 20-year-old Dutch defender last month. The Reds must still compose for several months without Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, injured, in this position, and a reinforcement is expected during the winter transfer window. But there is competition for Botman: Inter Milan, which is articulated with a defense to 3 under Antonio Conte, would also have ticked his name. The Lille club have reportedly set the price of their player at € 50m, but could agree to sell him for € 30m, which only cost eight last summer from Ajax Amsterdam.
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OM: Eyraud praises Villas-Boas, still at the end of the contract
Will extend, will not extend? The vagueness reigns around André Villas-Boas at the Olympique de Marseille. The Portuguese coach, touched by the departure of his sports director and friend Andoni Zubizarreta last summer, came close to submitting his resignation. He eventually stayed behind for heartbreaking Champions League results, but a potential Ligue 1 leader position at mid-season. “I hope that André will continue his adventure at OM, hopes the Marseille president, Jacques-Henri Eyraud, in the columns of The team this Wednesday. He appreciates the living environment, he has a personality that goes well with this city, this club. ” Eyraud insists on his percentage of victories (57%) which makes him “the most successful OM coach in the 21st century”, and on the fact that he is “the one who brought us back to the Champions League” .
Tracked by OM, Maehle signs for Atalanta (official)
As expected in recent days, Joakim Maehle is now an Atalanta player. It was his KRC Ghent club that formalized it on Tuesday. The transfer of the 23-year-old Danish right-back is estimated at 10 million euros by the Italian press. Olympique de Marseille came close to welcoming him last summer, and the player himself had expressed his dissatisfaction with the handling of the file by the Belgian club.