Manchester United favourites to sign Marek Hamsik, Barcelona target Marseille's Maxime Lopez

Our latest transfer round-up features Marek Hamsik, Maxime Lopez and Emre Can.

David Cooper
by David Cooper
8th September 2017

article:8th September 2017

Another day in football, another wave of transfer rumours to keep up on. Take a look at the most recent names and gossip being floated around in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?


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MAREK HAMSIK

Marek Hamsik admitted it would be a hard decision if Manchester United made a move for him next summer.

The Napoli midfielder has been linked to a host of clubs over the past number of seasons but has always remained loyal to the Light Blues.

With over 300 Serie A appearances in his 10 seasons at Naples, the Slovakian international is considered one of the best creative midfielders in Europe.

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Hamsik is an icon at Stadio San Paolo but the club’s inability to challenge for titles may lead him to move in the future.

But in spite of the interest to secure his services, it seems the player would like to see out his career at the club.

Marek Hamsik.

Marek Hamsik.

MAXIME LOPEZ

Barcelona have contacted Maxime Lopez’s agents in an attempt to sign the Marseille midfielder, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 19-year-old has also been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

The Frenchman is reportedly a massive Barca fan, with Ernesto Valverde hoping that will prove a driving factor in their efforts to sign the ‘next Xavi’ next summer.

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After a failed bid for Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona have turned their attentions to signing Lopez.

He’s definitely the best long term option for Barcelona as his ability to beat defenders with pace and purpose would add another element to Valverde’s attack.

Although he has just 33 Ligue 1 appearances under his belt, it is unrealistic that Barcelona could expect him to play 40 games a season.

Marseille may not want to lose a player of his calibre, but a significant fee would be difficult to withstand.

Maxime Lopez.

Maxime Lopez.

EMRE CAN

Emre Can’s representatives have requested a release clause included in any new contract the midfielder signs with Liverpool, according to The Times.

The German international is in the final year of his contract at Anfield and could be available for £9 million – a bargain buy for Juventus.

Liverpool are reported to be reluctant to accept the demand for a release clause.

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It’s no secret that Juventus are on the lookout for a defensive midfielder and after missing out on Nemanja Matic who joined Manchester United last month.

With only a year left on his contract, Can is yet to sign an extension and may be weighing up his options.

It would be hard for him to turn down an offer from Juventus, where he would more or less be guaranteed trophies.

Emre Can.

Emre Can.


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