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Lionel Messi and Luka Modric land a New Contract, as Javi Martinez Breaks the Budesliga Record

Transfer Rumors:

  • Barcelona is expected to offer Lionel Messi a new contract during the next season. This is with hope of prolonging the players stay with the team, and maybe even finish his career there. Messi has been playing for the club since 2004.
  • Reports in Spain claim that Arsenal, armed with cash, also joined the race for Llorente.

The player is expected to fly to Madrid in 36 hours, but we knew that already.

  • After Manchester United finally signing Robin Van Persie, the player who may do the opposite route and transfer to Arsenal is Javier Hernandez, who’s frustrated with his standings at Manchester United and may be included in the transaction.
  • Although we got rid of rumors about Van Persie, there is another transfer that has been getting headlines: “Telegraph” says Real Madrid made a significant step in negotiations with Tottenham for Luka Modric, and raised the amount offered to £30 million, with the possibility of an increase of up to £38 million when calculating all bonuses and commissions. The player is expected to fly to Madrid in 36 hours, but we knew that already.
  • On the other hand, the “Guardian” says that the sum will be £26 million plus bonuses. More from the paper: Andre Villas Boas is already thinking about alternatives for Tottenham: Porto’s Joao Moutinho, Yann M’vila from Rennes, or Gaston Ramirez from Bologna.
  • Another huge deal that has been going long enough and is expected to close soon: Germany and Spain report Javi Martinez is expected to break the Bundesliga record, as the Spanish national team and Athletic Bilbao’s midfielder will transfer to Bayern Munich for €40 million.
  • More from Arsenal: Another deal we wish is signed: reports claim that Alex Song has summed up his conditions in Barcelona, but the clubs have not yet agreed on an offer for the transfer itself.
  • Representative of Giovanni Dos Santos, Tottenham’s Mexican, raises the possibility of trade with Inter: “Gio has always wanted to play in Spain or Italy. A trade-off with Julio Cesar? Is certainly a possibility, I will not deny it.”
  • Louis Saha Twitted: “I’m in Sunderland”.
  • Will Liverpool transfer a player to its rival Everton for the first time since 1992? Charlie Adam may cross the road and go to Goodison Park for £5 million.


OCA News Editor