FOOTBALL UPDATES

Compiled by Miracle Ogunde

EURO 2024 UPDATES

-The Dutch FA expects at least 80,000 SUPPORTERS to travel to Dortmund on Wednesday for the EURO semi-final against England!

-Duos in a single team with most dribbles attempted in EURO 2024:

60 – Williams/Yamal (30+30) 🇪🇸
52 – Mbappé/Dembélé (28+24) 🇫🇷
49 – Bellingham/Saka (27+22) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
48 – Kvaratskhelia/Mikautadze (29+19) 🇬🇪
47 – Doku/De Bruyne (35+12) 🇧🇪

-Passes into the final third at European Championships on record (since 1980):
🥇 Toni Kroos – 322
🥈 Granit Xhaka – 178
🥉 Pepe – 164
🏅 Luka Modric – 154
🏅 Sergio Busquets – 126

-Virgil van Dijk has committed more fouls (12) than any other player at EURO 2024.

-Cristiano Ronaldo has been caught offside more times (8) than any other player at EURO 2024.

-Declan Rice has made more tackles (16) than any other midfielder at EURO 2024.

TRANSFER RUMOURS

-Real Madrid are confident they can secure the signing of Florian Wirtz ahead of Barcelona in 2025.

-Al-Ittihad’s move to sign Arthur Theate is now on the verge of collapse. [Fabrizio Romano]
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Miguel Almiron is in talks with his representative about his future, with the 30-year-old Paraguay international linked with a move to Saudi Arabia and the Magpies believed to be open to selling him.

-Matthijs De Ligt has been clear with his agent: He only wants to join Manchester United. United are increasingly confident a deal will be done.

-Chelsea are willing to offer Romelu Lukaku and Cesare Casadei to Napoli to help lower the price of Victor Osimhen.

-Inter could make a move for Kim Min-Jae if Stefan de Vrij departs in the summer. A loan deal is a possibility.

-Mason Greenwood is likely to be given additional time off by Manchester United as they continue to work on his transfer. Marseille and Lazio are in advanced talks for the 22-year-old.

-Manchester United have green light from both Joshua Zirkzee and Matthijs de Ligt to join the club. The club now ready to advance on club side in the coming days.

-Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham want to sign Rennes’ Desire Doue. Bayern Munich and PSG are also interested. Chelsea and Spurs prioritize signing him by next week.

-Moise Kean is expected in Florence tomorrow for his medical and to sign for Fiorentina.

-João Palhinha finished his medical with FC Bayern in Munich yesterday and has flown back. The clubs have an agreement but Palhinha still needs to finalize details with Fulham before signing the contract until 2028.

-Thiago Alcântara (33) has decided to RETIRE from Professional football.

-Amario Cozier-Duberry has signed a four-year contract at Brighton after leaving Arsenal.

-Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pushing to sign Alvaro Morata at Milan.

-Atletico Madrid want to finalise João Felix’ departure over the next three weeks. [Marca]

-Arsenal and Bologna have reached an agreement for Riccardo Calafiori’s (22) transfer.

-AC Milan are pushing for Álvaro Morata (31) with priority target Joshua Zirkzee (23) set for a Manchester United move.

-Aston Villa and Liverpool are plotting a move for Mainz midfielder Brajan Gruda.

-Joshua Zirkzee has been in contact with Ruud van Nistelrooy ahead of his move to Manchester United.

-AS Roma are closing in on deal to sign Enzo Le Fée from Rennes for €23m.

-Moise Kean is in Florence to complete his Fiorentina medical ahead of an €18m move from Juventus.

-Bayern complete signing of Michael Olise (22) from Crystal Palace on a 5-year contract until 2029! Fee is £45m + £5m add-ons and sell-on clause included.

-Real Madrid are planning to open fresh talks with Bayern Munich about signing left-back Alphonso Davies.

-Arsenal have contacted Wolves about signing 30-year-old goalkeeper Dan Bentley. He’s seen as a good back-up option and is homegrown with great character. Wolves will only sell if they receive a suitable bid to reinvest.

-Bologna are now awaiting Arsenal’s next offer for Riccardo Calafiori and want the offer to be at €50 million.


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