Fabinho nears Manchester City move
Monaco full-back Fabinho is reportedly set to join Premier League giants Manchester City, L’Equipe can reveal.
The Citizens aim to recruit the Brazilian defender as a long-term successor to Pablo Zabaleta and they are believed to be in advanced talks with the player’s employers.
Everything suggests that the deal taking Fabinho to the Etihad will be finalised next week, with Monaco set to earn a substantial fee in the process.
The Principality club finally purchased the defender’s contract in May after he had spent two years on loan at Stade Louis II.
Fabinho largely impressed ever since he joined the club from Rio Ave and was at times used as a holding midfielder in addition to playing at right-back.
The 21-year-old, who is set to return from 2015 Copa America, made a total of 62 league appearances for Monaco, scoring one goal.
PSG close on Kevin Trapp
Frankfurter Rundschau is reporting that Paris Saint-Germain are close to signing Eintracht Frankfurt captain Kevin Trapp.
The Saints have been looking to add a new goalkeeper to their ranks who would challenge Salvatore Sirigu for a starting berth and they seem to have decided to make a move on the former Germany Under-21 international.
The latest reports from Germany suggest that Kevin Trapp has already agreed personal terms with the French giants, although the two clubs have yet to negotiate a transfer fee.
It is believed that Eintracht will not consider offers lower than €10 million, but PSG should have no problems matching the asking price.
Kevin Trapp, 24, already has plenty of Bundesliga experience, having made 114 top flight appearances for Kaiserslautern and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The talented goalkeeper now looks set for a lucrative move to Parc des Princes that is bound to improve his chances of breaking into the national team set-up.
Porto to sign Rafa Silva
FC Porto will soon complete the signing of Portugal Under-21 midfielder Rafa Silva from Sporting Braga, according to A Bola.
The Dragons are desperate to end Benfica’s domestic domination next season and they are currently in talks to sign several quality footballers.
While they appear to be winning the chase for Marseille hotshot Gianelli Imbula, Porto are also on the verge of recruiting Rafa Silva.
Even if the 22-year-old only recently signed a new four-year deal, everything suggests he will be moving to Estadio do Dragao as soon as he returns from the UEFA Under-21 Championship.
After hammering Germany 5-0 in the semis, Portugal can be backed at 8/11 to defeat Sweden in the final tomorrow evening.
Rafa Silva, who has been capped three times by the senior national team, managed 13 goals and 9 assists in 73 competitive appearances for Braga.