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Xavi To Sign New Deal With Al Sadd – With Barcelona Clause

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Xavi is set to sign a new deal with Al Sadd.

The Barcelona great will commit to the Qataris to June 2023.

However, AS says the contract will also include a ‘Barca clause’ which will allow Xavi to leave for his former club without a fee needed to break the agreement.

The former Spain midfielder is due to put pen to paper this week.

Xavi led Al Sadd to the Qatari title last season.

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​Ex-Chelsea Boss Lampard Back in Crystal Palace Contention

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Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is again being linked to the vacant Crystal Palace job.

 

 

The London club were expected to secure former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

 

 

However, talks collapsed, which means they are looking for another candidate.

 

 

The Daily Mirror reports Palace have moved onto Lampard, Swansea boss Steve Cooper and Burnley manager Sean Dyche as possible targets after pulling the plug on the Nuno deal.

 

Lampard’s interest in the Palace job is unknown, but he had recently stated that he was ready to get back to work after his sacking by Chelsea in January.

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PSG Hijack Another Barcelona Target — Report

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According to Italian journalist Guillaume Maillard-Pacini, Paris-Saint Germain have hijacked yet another Barcelona transfer target.

 

A few days ago, the Paris-based club stole away Georginio Wijnaldum from the Blaugranas by offering him wages worth more than double which Joan Laporta and co were ready to offer.

 

Now, Les Parisiens are about to do the same with former AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

 

Touted to become one of the world’s best goalkeepers, Donnarumma is at the end of his contract in Milan. Moving away as a free agent, the goalkeeper is on the radar of several top-tier clubs across Europe. His agent, Mino Raiola, is attempting to find the Italian national the right club where he can continue to grow and develop as a player.

 

 

Barça had made contact with Raiola regarding his transfer; the high-profile agent had offered his player to the club himself. However, this transfer has not been one of the Catalan club’s main priorities over the summer, and it is likely they will continue to bet on the relatively underperforming Marc-Andres ter Stegen, who will surely bounce back into form soon.

 

 

Therefore, the conditions have been set for PSG to hijack yet another transfer target from Camp Nou. Donnarumma, whose transfer to Barça was becoming more and more likely, will now probably be pried away to Paris — a club that have the financial resources to offer him a much better contract.

 

 

It is likely that the 22-year-old’s agent will also get his notoriously large commission on this deal as well, with reports claiming he will be asking anything up to €20m, as Donnarumma will be joining PSG as a free agent, giving more leeway for a higher agent-fee. Barcelona, in any case, would have probably not been able to afford such a fee.

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Bayern Munich To Bid For Chelsea Winger Hudson-Odoi

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Bayern Munich are ready to make a bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

 

Bayern chief Hasan Salihamidzic tried to bring the England international to Munich two years ago and has remained a fan.

 

With Hudson-Odoi finding himself on the outer of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans, Salihamidzic spies his chance and is ready to make a new push for the winger.

 

Sport1’s Constantin Eckner reports today: “The Sancho transfer saga goes on. But how about another one? Bayern Munich actually consider bidding for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi once again.”

 

Along with Bayern, Jadon Sancho’s Borussia Dortmund are also being linked with Hudson-Odoi this summer.

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