African All Stars Transfer News & Rumors: PSG confident to sign Hakimi
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PSG confident to sign Hakimi
Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are optimistic about their victory in the race to sign Morocco international Achraf Hakimi, according to Parisian fans.
The full-back, who played a crucial role in Inter Milan’s Serie A triumph last season, has also been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea.
Still, the Parc des Princes giants are optimistic and can persuade the 22-year-old to snub a stint in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
Before joining the Italian team, Hakimi had represented Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
Leicester City set to sign Soumare
Boubakary Soumare set to finalize transfer to Premier League side Leicester City, reports the sun.
The Senegalese-born French international junior has been linked with a move to King Power Stadium following his impressive performances in Lille.
Brendan Rodgers’ men are hoping to sign the talented midfielder as soon as possible, as Newcastle United, Arsenal and Manchester United are also keen to have him ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
Brighton does not wish to sell Lamptey
Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion are unwilling to abandon Tariq Lamptey, according to Sussex Live.
Although Tottenham Hotspur want the highly rated 20-year-old right-back to replace Serge Aurier, it would be difficult to see the Ghanaian hopeful leave Falmer Stadium.
During the 2020-21 campaign, Lamptey appeared in 11 top English matches with one goal under his belt.
Leicester City set to complete Daka signing
Leicester City set to complete permanent signing of RB Salzburg goal machine Patson Daka, reports Fabrice Romano .
Salzburg are said to have verbally reached a deal with the FA Cup champions, which will see the Zambia international sign a five-year contract at King Power Stadium.
Daka had an outstanding 2020-21 season in the Austrian Bundesliga with his tally of 27 goals in 28 appearances as he claimed his fifth league crown in a row.
Besiktas aims for Diouf transfer
Besiktas is considering making a step for Hatayspor talisman Mame Diouf after his impressive streak of goals in his debut Super Lig campaign.
According to Fanatik , the Black Eagles consider Diouf, 33, as a replacement for the duo Vincent Aboubakar and Cenk Tosun.
The Senegalese international has recorded his best league goalscoring record with 19 goals in 38 games in the 2020-21 season.
KP Boateng linked to the return of Hertha Berlin
Monza striker Kevin-Prince Boateng topped Hertha Berlin’s transfer wishlist, according to Bild .
The Bundesliga club are interested in the return of the ex-Ghanaian international to the Olympiastadion, 14 years after his exit.
Although he has the option of extending his stay in Italy, Boateng’s future at Monza is unclear after their failed Serie A promotion offer.
The 34-year-old scored five goals in 25 games as Whites and Reds finished third in the second division table, but were eliminated in the play-off semi-finals by Cittadella.
Chelsea add Loftus-Cheek to Hakimi’s offer
Chelsea are ready to add Ruben Loftus-Cheek to their offer to sign Inter Milan winger Achraf Hakimi, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Les Bleus are keen to sign the Moroccan international who played a crucial role in Inter’s Serie A triumph with a contribution of seven goals and eight assists.
Goal understand that Chelsea are also set to include Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta in a bid to strike a deal with the Nerazzurri.
Elsewhere, Foot Mercato claim that PSG are preparing to table an improved bid of around £ 60million to sign Hakimi.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Spartak Moscow submit bids for Sadiq
Almeria striker Umar Sadiq has become a topic of transfer interest after his impressive first season in the Spanish Second Division.
AS report that Eintracht Frankfurt have submitted an offer of around € 18million for the Nigerian striker while Spartak Moscow already have € 16million on the table.
Almeria, however, would demand at least € 30million for Sadiq who scored 20 goals in 40 league appearances last season.
Leicester City in advanced talks for Daka
Leicester City are in advanced talks to sign RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka.
According to athleticism , the Foxes are now set to beat Premier League rivals including Liverpool and Chelsea to sign the Zambia international, who scored 27 goals in 28 Austrian Bundesliga appearances last season.
Salzburg are said to demand around £ 23million for Daka, who has been at the club since 2017.
Chelsea offer Alonso plus £ 51.5million for Hakimi
Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Achraf Hakimi by offering Inter Milan £ 51.5million plus Marcos Alonso, according to The Republic .
Les Bleus are keen to sign the Moroccan full-back who contributed seven goals and eight assists in the Nerazzurri’s successful Serie A campaign.
Chelsea, however, still face stiff competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Dutch club PSV, who have just joined the race.