Atletico Paranaense winger Marcos Guilherme emerges as reported target for Al Jazira

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Marcos Guilherme in action for Sao Paulo (r).

The summer refit at fallen Arabian Gulf League champions Al Jazira has seen them register interest in signing ex-Brazil Under-20 right winger Marcos Guilherme from Atletico Paranaense, according to reports.

Guilherme, 22, is likely to be made available for transfer once his loan move to Sao Paulo expires next month. This follows a return of three goals during 25 run-outs in all competitions since a loan move to the Tricolor was sealed last summer.

An article by UOL states that the Pride of Abu Dhabi made contact with representatives last week. But their overtures were not met with a convincing response and one of the slender attacker’s agents, Pablo Miranda, is now in Italy attempting to land a move to Serie A.

Jazira are currently plotting what to do with their four-player foreign quota for next season after a trophyless campaign, which saw them limp home a distant seventh in the top flight.

Brazilian forward Romarinho is likely to be retained after his scoring exploits in the Club World Cup and 2018 AFC Champions League. A positive impression was also left by Oman centre-back Mohammed Al Musalami after his shock move from Fanja on the last day of the winter transfer market.

Harib Al Saadi, the latter’s international colleague, and Morocco centre midfielder Mbark Boussoufa are highly unlikely to be retained.

Jazira are also on the lookout for a new coach after Henk ten Cate, 63, could not be convinced to extend his revolutionary two-and-a-half-year reign.

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Transfer Predictor: Neymar to Real Madrid gets a 6, Robert Lewandowski to Chelsea is a 4

David Cooper 22/05/2018
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The Premier League transfer window is now open and the market in the rest of Europe will spark into life soon.

With the transfer rumours growing in pace and volume during this ‘silly season’, it can be difficult and painstaking to separate the stories of some legitimacy from the rest of the noise.

Fortunately, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do it for you.

Below, you’ll find some of the latest transfer news churned out of the rumour mill broken down and analysed for your benefit along with our calculated predictions.

22 05 Transfer predictor

NEYMAR – From PSG to Real Madrid

Neymar is keen to move clubs again this summer following his word record transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year.

The Brazilian is now desperate to leave the French capital for Real Madrid, according to Goal.

Why it will happen: Madrid need a successor to Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar seems groomed for the job. The Portuguese could play even more often as a striker now with Neymar out wide and Karim Benzema dropped. It seems like the next logical step for the Brazilian.

Why it won’t happen: PSG will be in no mood to sell. Part of the reason for signing Neymar was to raise their profile as a European powerhouse. What does it do to their reputation if he can be bought off them 12 months on?

Prediction: The Parisians will fight tooth and nail but Madrid have barely spent in the transfer window and are due a splurge.

Rating – 6/10

Neymar

Neymar

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI – From Bayern Munich to Chelsea

The Telegraph reports that Chelsea are prepared to make an audacious move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer. After delivering a poor title defence and missing out on a Champions League spot this season, the Blues have made the Bayern hitman their prime target.

Why it will happen: Lewandowski has won all he can in Germany and may be eager for a new challenge. Chelsea are desperate for a star name to help them compete in the league again.

Why it won’t happen: If the Pole is on the move, Madrid would be his preferred destination. Chelsea won’t be in the Champions League next season and for a player of his calibre, that plays

Prediction: It can’t be ruled out but it’s very unlikely that Lewandowski would choose to drop down to the Europa League.

Rating – 4/10

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski

ANTHONY MARTIAL – From Manchester United to Tottenham

After failing to secure regular football at Manchester United and subsequently missing out on France’s World Cup squad, Anthony Martial is seemingly poised to leave Old Trafford and Tottenham appear to be his most likely destination, according to the London Evening Standard.

Why it will happen: Missing out on the World Cup squad could prove to be the final straw. He’s bound to get more playing time at White Hart Lane.

Why it won’t happen: Spurs may not be willing to match United’s asking price who will try to keep him and hope that he eventually lives up to his potential.

Prediction: United will be inclined to give him more time to blossom but if the Frenchman has grown impatient, a move to Spurs looks likely.

Rating – 7/10

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial

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Barcelona to swoop for Tottenham wonderkid Reo Griffiths

David Cooper 22/05/2018
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The summer transfer window for international deals is now less than one month away and rumours of players and coaches potentially being on the move are coming at a frenzied pace.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

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REO GRIFFITHS

Barcelona are planning to bring in Tottenham teenage sensation Reo Griffiths, according to the Daily Star.

Spurs are hoping to sign 18-year-old La Masia product Ricard ‘Rique’ Piug from the Nou Camp and the Catalans have responded by targeting the Londoners’ young talent.

Griffiths turns 18 on June 27 and the goal-scoring talent has been dubbed ‘the next Harry Kane’.

This season, he has plundered 34 goals for the Under-18s which is 13 more than his nearest competitor managed.

Barcelona’s interest in him peaked after a 9-0 thumping of Arsenal in which Griffiths scored four and assisted three goals.

Reo Griffiths (l)

Reo Griffiths (l)

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

The Telegraph reports that Chelsea are prepared to make an audacious move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer. After delivering a poor title defence and missing out on a Champions League spot this season, the Blues have made the Bayern hitman their prime target.

Despite the uncertain future of Antonio Conte, Chelsea are attempting to lure the Poland international to Stamford Bridge.

The FA Cup winners are convinced the striker, who turns 30 in August, is ready for a move away from the German champions and are prepared to launch a bid upwards of £100 million.

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski

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