Dortmund to sign Swedish wonderkid
Borussia Dortmund are on the verge of signing Swedish forward Carlos Strandberg from Hacken, according to Bild.
The Millionaires have already recruited Ciro Immobile, Adrian Ramos and Ji Dong-won, but another forward appears set to join their ranks.
Bild has revealed that Carlos Strandberg will sign a five-year deal at Signal-Iduna Park after the two clubs agreed on a €1.5 million transfer fee.
The 18-year-old is widely regarded as one of country’s hottest prospects and he has already left his mark in Sweden’s top flight.
Strandberg has so far scored 8 goals in less than 1,000 minutes of league football, hinting he is on the road to becoming a world-class footballer.
The youngster is currently a member of Sweden Under-19 side, but it is only a matter of time before he makes his first appearance for the senior national team.
Benfica agree deal for Bebe
Benfica are set to complete the signing of Manchester United forward Bebe, A Bola has learned.
The Eagles have been in talks with the Premier League side for a couple of weeks now and the latest reports suggest an agreement has been reached.
As a result, Bebe has already arrived in Lisbon, where he will sign a five-year deal with the Eagles subject to passing a medical.
The 24-year-old is, therefore, set to leave Manchester United on permanent basis after enjoying loan spells with Besiktas, Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira.
It was a string of very good performances while on loan at Pacos Ferreira last term that saw him catch the eye of Benfica boss Jorge Jesus, who believe Bebe will be a good replacement for Oscar Cardozo, with the Paraguayan widely tipped to leave this summer.
The former Portugal Under-21 international successfully kick-started his career last term, netting 11 times in 27 league fixtures.
Monaco opt against signing Coentrao
Radio Monte Carlo is reporting that Monaco have rejected the chance to sign Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid.
The Principality club had earlier shown interest in the Portugal international and that was one of the reasons why los Blancos offered the player to the French giants.
However, Monaco officials decided not to pursue their interest in Coentrao as they have full confidence in talented defender Layvin Kurzawa.
The French giants have been impressed with the 22-year-old and didn’t want to hinder his progress by recruiting the Real Madrid full-back.
Layvin Kurzawa has come through the youth ranks at Stade Louis II, and has so far made a total of 45 league appearances for the club.
He was in stunning form last term, having managed 5 goals and 3 assists in 28 league outings, helping Monaco to a second-place finish in Ligue 1.
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