Sporting CP have informed the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) of a deal worth up to €29.5million to sell Adrien Silva to Leicester City. Silva agreed his switch to the King Power Stadium on September 1, but Leicester reportedly missed the deadline by 14 seconds. FIFA are believed to have consequently rejected the Portugal international’s
Inter Milan did not launch a close-season bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The Serie A giants undertook the latest stage of their rebuilding process with the financial backing of the Suning Holdings Group, which acquired a majority stake in Inter last June, during the
Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins has described the club’s decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United as “the worst” they have made in a long time. The Serbian midfielder made the switch to Old Trafford for £40million in July and has wasted little time in becoming an integral member of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League leaders.
Monaco made an astonishing €289million in profit from their transfer activity in the last window, while Real Madrid and Arsenal were among the other major clubs to generate more cash than they spent. The CIES Football Observatory has released analysis of the transfer activity in Europe’s top-five leagues and found Monaco generated €394m in player
Ousmane Dembele has no regrets about going on strike at Borussia Dortmund, saying such behaviour was necessary to force a move to Barcelona. France winger Dembele secured a €105million switch to Camp Nou, signing a five-year deal, as Barca sought a replacement for Neymar following the Brazilian’s world-record €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain. As his