Welcome to our Friday Morning official done deals and other transfer updates for some football clubs and some target players that are on our radar for some time now.
Bakayoko heading back to France
Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko is, according to FootMercato, set to return to France this summer. The midfielder, who struggled to make his mark at Stamford Bridge and has spent time on loan at AC Milan and Napoli, is a target for Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon.
Former Liverpool midfielder and Brazil international Philippe Coutinho, 28, is among nine players who will be put up for sale by Barcelona this summer. (Mirror)
Graham Potter is keen to keep hold of Danny Welbeck but says Brighton will wait until the summer to sort out the future of the in-form forward. Former England international Welbeck, whose contract expires in June, has contributed two goals and an assist in his last three Albion outings.
OKDiario report that Barcelona president Joan Laporta is making the signing of Erling Haaland his top priority for the summer. A deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker will be sought ahead of putting fresh terms in place for Lionel Messi.
Manchester United will explore the possibility of signing England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, in any deal with West Ham for compatriot Jesse Lingard, 28. (Athletic)
According to Diario AS, European champions Bayern Munich and Sevilla are interested in signing Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq in the summer.
If Sadiq is to leave Almeria when the transfer window opens, then it will be for 60 million euros, the fee stated in the striker’s release clause but the price would rise to 80 million euros if the Rojiblancos are promoted to La Liga at the end of this season.
DONE DEALS: EASTWOOD EXTENDS OXFORD STAY
Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood has pledged his future to the Sky Bet League One club by signing a new three-year contract. The 31-year-old, who has made 215 appearances for the U’s since joining from Blackburn in 2016, lost his starting place to Jack Stevens earlier this season but is not content to remain back-up at the Kassam Stadium.
Bristol City teenager Sam Bell has signed a new three-year deal at Ashton Gate. Academy graduate Bell, the 18-year-old son of former Robins left-back Mickey, made his senior debut in December and now has five first-team appearances to his name.