Twitter Reactions: Vidal, Matic, Schneiderlin And More

There has been so much talk on twitter for the past few days about speculations linking Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal to a move to Arsenal. Various sources have already confirmed his move from Juventus to the Emirates. We wait to see if this is actually true.

Another story making rounds is that involving Southampton and French international midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin with a move to Old Trafford. According to Dailymail and Goal, the deal has been wrapped up already and will be announced officially in the coming days.

These stories have made fans on Twitter to argue and compare the midfielders alongside fellow central players like Matic and Busquet.  Here are some tweets to this regard below


Naija Player Watch: Italian Giants Roma Eye Super Eagles Midfielder

AS Roma are interested in Eskişehirspor Nigerian midfielder Raheem Lawal Radyospor radio has quoted his technical director Bahadır Ünalan.

Ünalan also denied interest from Turkish league champions Galatasaray who have also been closely linked with the 25-year-old midfielder.

Lawal joined Eskişehirspor from Mersin Idmanyurdu last February for €1 million scored twice and provided two assists in 30 appearances in the Turkish Super Lig for his side who finished last season in 11th place on 39 points.

Today’s Transfer Gist (28.06.15): Cavani, Di Maria, Bacca And More

  • Manchester United are willing to offer 27-year-old Argentine winger Angel Di Maria to Paris St-Germain in exchange for the French club’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 28. (Star on Sunday) 
  • United boss Louis van Gaal is also targeting Everton right-back Seamus Coleman, 26, who is valued at £20m. (The Sun – subscription required) 
  • The Old Trafford club have agreed a £25m deal for Southampton’s 25-year-old French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and the Red Devils’ spending will continue with a £20m bid for Ajax’s 26-year-old Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. (Sunday Mirror)
  • Saints manager Ronald Koeman has already lined up two replacements for Schneiderlin. Koeman will buy Dutch playmaker Jordy Clasie, 24, from Feyenoord for £10m and Lille’s 25-year-old midfielder Idrissa Gueye for £7m.(Sunday Express) 
  • Manchester City are waiting for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to tell them he would like to leave the Serie A club before making a £71m bid for the 22-year-old Frenchman. (Sunday Mirror) 
  • Fabian Delph can leave Aston Villa for just £8m this summer after the club agreed a remarkable release clause in his new contract, understood to apply only to teams involved in European competition. (Telegraph) 
  • Real Madrid have told Manchester United they must pay £63m for 29-year-old defender Sergio Ramos.(Sunday People)
  •  Ramos has asked to leave Real and the Spanish club have accepted they are set to lose the player, with such a high valuation part of their negotiation strategy.(Independent)
  •  Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, 28, is set for a move to AC Milan after the Serie A side agreed to pay the Colombian’s £21m release clause.(Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian) 
  • Bacca rejected a move to the Premier League because he felt playing at the San Siro was “best for his future”, according to his agent. ( – in Italian) 
  • Liverpool have made a £15m bid for Real Madrid’s 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Asier Illarramendi. (Sunday People)

Naija Players Watch: Mikel Obi And Victor Moses Transfer Move Updates Plus More

Super Eagles forward Babatunde Michael, has quit Volyn Lutsk after the Ukrainian club failed to pay his wages for seven months.
Speaking to Goal in Abuja, he revealed: “I have quit my Ukrainian club, Volyn Lutsk because we had some issues of salary payment. They owe me about seven months salaries, which made me to terminate my contract with them.
“I have cancelled my contract with them and I am looking forward to joining a new club now.
“Right now, I have many offers coming from clubs from Spain, Germany, Belgium and other two clubs also in Ukraine.

“I just keep on praying to God to show me the right club that I will go that I will have playing time.


Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Super Eagles winger Victor Moses and are considering a bid for him this summer  according to The Mirror
Moses who enjoyed a successful loan spell last season at Stoke City under Potters manager Mark Hughes is not excited by a possible return to the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke want to use the Nigerian as part of any possible deal for Asmir Begovic who is wanted by Chelsea but Moses is reluctant to accept such arrangements.


The future of Nigeria’s midfielder John Mikel Obi is uncertain at English champions Chelsea this summer.

While Chelsea are keen to tie down Brazil ‘ s Ramires in a new contract, all indications are that Jose Mourinho will allow the Nigerian to leave Stamford Bridge during the transfer window after finding his first-team chances restricted.

Mikel now 28-year-old Has Been Linked With Several Teams In Greece and Italy.

[VIDEO] Watch David Ospina’s Double Point Blank Saves To Deny Messi And Aguero

Colombian shot stopper and Arsenal current No. 1 showed his worth on Friday night on international duty, as he made consecutive saves to keep things level at 0-0, denying Argentina’s Sergio Aguero first and then Lionel Messi.

Argentina went on to win the Copa America quarter-final on penalty kicks (5-4), but Ospina certainly made his case to Arsenal who looks close to sealing a move for Petr Cech.

David Ospina Proves His Worth After Multiple Saves Against Argentina

It wasn’t clear if David Ospina was trying to put himself in the shop window or show Arsene Wenger that he can fight for his place ahead of Petr Cech, he was going about it in the right way. 

The Arsenal goalkeeper had a wonderful game, the highlight of which was a magnificent double save from Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi midway through the first half.

Manchester City striker Aguero fired a low shot at goal from close range and Ospina blocked it, sending the ball spinning into the middle of the box. There was Argentina’s captain, Messi, who seemed destined to find the net with a header. But somehow Ospina made up the ground, scrambling across the turf to reach up and tip the Barcelona star’s effort away.
David Ospina followed up a save from Sergio Aguero by blocking this header from Lionel Messi
Ospina came out on top as here as well as Aguero tried to make the breakthrough
He was quick off his line to deny Javier Pastore too, after Messi had threaded the Paris Saint-Germain star through, and raced to the edge of his box to beat Angel di Maria to another splendid Messi pass.

And with 10 minutes to go he made another sublime stop, somehow edging Nicolas Otamendi’s snap-shot volley on to the far post and eventually to safety.

‘Oooooooospina!’ screamed the Colombian fans at each of his goal-kicks and perhaps he will be hearing the same noise next season, just not at the Emirates.

Source: Dailymail

Today’s Transfer Gist (27.06.15): De Gea, Pogba, Isco And More

  • Manchester United would only consider allowing David De Gea, 24, to leave if Real Madrid offered a world-record fee for a goalkeeper – more than the £32.6m deal that took Gianluigi Buffon from Parma to Juventus in 2001. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Manchester City are ready to exploit a £10m buyout clause in 25-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph’s contract. (Mirror)
  • Carlos Tevez has completed his move back to Boca Juniors from Italian side Juventus
  • Tottenham are considering a £7m bid for Everton’s Belgium winger Kevin Mirallas, 27, who has one year remaining on his deal at Goodison Park. (Daily Mirror)
  • The Toffees will continue to monitor Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj, 20, this summer, having enquired about taking him on loan in January. The Belgium international made only 21 appearances for United last season. (Liverpool Echo)
  • According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have made 23-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Isco one of their main targets this summer and are ready to table a £30million offer.
  • Following Dani Alves’ re-signing and the purchase of Aleix Vidal, Martin Motoya has taken the hint and looks set to leave Barcelona for Inter Milan.  The full-back is close to signing a two-year loan, with Inter paying 1.5million euros
  • Petr Cech will undergo a medical at Arsenal today, with personal terms sorted and a fee having been agreed between the Gunners and Chelsea.
  • Manchester City are close to winning the £60million battle for Paul Pogba, claims a Sun exclusive. The Juventus midfielder has been linked with Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but City apparently believe they have fought off the competition and hope to complete the deal before making a final move for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.
  • Manchester United are close to signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the Daily Mirror and Daily Star. The latter newspaper claims Saints have accepted a bid of £20million rising to £25million from United for the Frenchman
  • Turkish side Galatasaray are interested in signing Arsenal’s out-of-favour forward German Lukas Podolski, 30, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)
  • Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, says he wants to end his playing career at Etihad Stadium and become an iconic figure like Paolo Maldini at AC Milan, who played until he was 40. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Serie A side Fiorentina are confident of keeping Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah, 23, on loan for another season. The Egyptian winger spent the second half of last season at the Italian club. (Talksport via Gazzetta dello Sport)
  • Barcelona’s 26-year-old left-back Jordi Alba says he want to stay at the club for “many, many years” ending Louis van Gaal’s hopes of signing him for Manchester United.