Football Transfers: Juventus are keen on holding onto Benatia
Liverpool forward Mane has big dreams while West Ham are hoping to sign former Manchester City mid-field powerhouse. Real Madrid's young right back Achraf Hakimi has been shipped out to the German top flight league on loan while his international captain Mehdi Benatia is being handed a new contract at Juventus. Here are the top transfer rumors from today's papers.
Mane refuses to rule out Real move
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has not ruled out a summer transfer to Champions League winners Real Madrid. The Senegal international is keen to be a part of the Los Blancos. However, they haven't made contact with the forward yet. Mane has been phenomenal for Liverpool since his transfer from Southampton in 2016, scoring 33 goals across all competitions.
West Ham in talks with Yaya Toure
West Ham United are in talks with former Manchester City mid-fielder Yaya Toure about a potential move to the London Stadium. West Ham's new boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen on reuniting with the star, whom he had managed during his time at the Etihad Stadium. However, the 35-year-old wishes to play for one of the top 6 clubs of the Premier League.
Achraf Hakimi joins Dortmund on loan
Morocco starlet and Real Madrid's young right back Achraf Hakimi has been shipped off to the Bundesliga. The 19-year-old has signed a two-year loan deal with Borussia Dortmund, with a hope that it will give him more game time and speed up his development process. The defender will be at the Westfalenstadion until the end of the 2019-20 season.
Juventus prepare a new contract for Benatia
As per reports in Italy, Serie A champions Juventus are preparing a new contract for central defender Medhi Benatia. Juve want to ward off interests from Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from Turin. Notably, he had a wonderful 2017-2018 season and a fruitful World Cup campaign with Morocco in Russia.