Transfer Talks of August 22: Manchester City, West Ham eye Jeremy Doku
Posted : 22 August 2023
Manchester City is exploring the possibility of bolstering their attacking options by potentially signing both Dani Olmo from RB Leipzig and Jeremy Doku from Rennes. The club is engaged in discussions with Rennes over a potential £55 million deal for Doku, who is also being pursued by West Ham.
Meanwhile, City's interest in Olmo has grown after their pursuit of Lucas Paqueta faced setbacks, as reported by The Mail. The club's ongoing squad rebuilding under Pep Guardiola is driving these transfer considerations, following the sale of Riyad Mahrez to Al-Ahli.
Real Madrid is reportedly eyeing Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes as a potential replacement for Eder Militao, who is sidelined due to a serious knee injury. Despite Carlo Ancelotti's assertion that their defensive lineup is strong, Madrid is assessing options in the market. The Sun notes that Gabriel, who was benched for Arsenal's Premier League opener against Nottingham Forest, has garnered interest from the Spanish giants.
Former Celtic forward Jota may be departing Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad after only a brief stint. The Portuguese winger signed with the club for a record £25 million fee but is now reportedly looking to leave on either a permanent deal or loan. Jota's decision to leave Celtic for the Saudi club has not yielded the desired results, as he has made only four appearances for Al-Ittihad. The specifics behind his potential departure remain undisclosed.
Sarina Wiegman, the acclaimed manager of England's women's national team, is being considered as a candidate to potentially replace Ronald Koeman as the Netherlands men's national coach. Wiegman's success with the Lionesses, including reaching four consecutive major women's international finals, has boosted her candidacy.
Although she has affirmed her commitment to England, Wiegman's potential availability is now seen as stronger following Koeman's challenging year with the Netherlands men's side, which saw three defeats in four matches. This marks a historic potential move as no leading football federation or top club has previously appointed a woman to manage a men's team.