Transfer Talk of August 24: Aymeric Laporte leaves Manchester City for Al Nassr
Posted : 24 August 2023
In a flurry of football transfer news, Aymeric Laporte has left Manchester City for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia for €27.5 million. Meanwhile, David Washington, an 18-year-old Brazilian from Santos, has moved to Chelsea for €20 million, signing a seven-year contract with a potential loan for the upcoming season. Gonzalo Pitti Martinez returns to River Plate on a one-and-a-half-year contract, and Valentino Lazaro leaves Inter Milan for Torino for €4 million.
Despite rumors, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti asserts that their squad is fully closed for the upcoming season, ending speculations about Kylian Mbappé's potential move from Paris Saint-Germain.
In the realm of rumors, a dramatic report suggests that Mohamed Salah might move from Liverpool to Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. Al Ittihad has reportedly offered Salah a contract that would make him the highest-paid player in the world. Tottenham's pursuit of Manor Solomon has been noted, with Porto rejecting their initial offer for Pepe. However, Tottenham is expected to make another bid. Additionally, Celta Vigo's Gabri Veiga is said to have accepted Al-Ahly's offer in Saudi Arabia.
Inter Milan is reportedly close to signing Alexis Sanchez, with Joaquin Correa moving to Marseille on loan in exchange. Former Italian national team coach Roberto Mancini is set to sign a contract with Saudi Arabia until 2026. Manchester City is striving to secure a deal with Matheus Nunes, Manchester United is acquiring Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altai Bayndir, and Mohammed Kudus is likely to join West Ham from Ajax.
Real Madrid is planning to potentially make an offer for Chelsea captain Reece James in early 2024. Tottenham's search for a replacement for Harry Kane has led them to Nottingham Forest striker Brennan Johnson. Juventus is considering an offer for Alvaro Morata, should Moises Kane leave the club. Crystal Palace is making a bid for Leicester's Championship striker Kelechi Iheanacho. Finally, Iranian player Sardar Azmoun is on the brink of a move to AS Roma, despite reportedly being in talks with AC Milan.