PSG agree deal for Aurier
French daily newspaper L’Equipe has learned that Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement to sign Ivorian defender Serge Aurier from Toulouse.
The Saints emerged as favourites for the player’s signature as Arsenal and Monaco cooled off their interest and they seem to be winning the race.
According to L’Equipe, PSG have agreed to pay €9 million for the highly rated full-back plus send midfielder Clement Chantome to Stade Municipal.
Chantome, 26, spent last season on loan with le Tefece, and he will now be joining them on permanent basis.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain have secured the signature of one of world’s hottest prospects, who has proved his credentials with some strong performances at the 2014 World Cup.
Aurier, 21, had been in stunning form for Toulouse last season, having managed 6 goals and as many assists in 34 league outings.
Benfica eyeing Sergio Romero
Genoa-based newspaper Secolo XIX is reporting that Benfica are showing interest in Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
The Eagles will probably need to sign a replacement for Jan Oblak, who is nearing a switch to Atletico Madrid, and the Argentina star appears to be the number one name on their hit-list.
Benfica officials have been impressed with the player’s performances at the 2014 World Cup and they are set to make their interest concrete.
Romero is set to return to Sampdoria following a disappointing loan spell with Monaco, but he is almost certain to leave Marassi this summer.
With his contract due to expire in June 2015, the Bluecerchiati are determined to cash in on the 27-year-old in the coming weeks.
Despite struggling for playing time at club level, Romero kept his starting place in the national team and was in fine form as Argentina finished as runners up at the 2014 World Cup.
Valbuena to decide on Dynamo Moscow switch
Marseille midfielder Mathieu Valbuena could be joining Dynamo Moscow this summer, L’Equipe has revealed.
The France international had long ago expressed his desire to leave OM for greener pastures, citing Spanish La Liga as his favourite destination.
However, the experienced midfielder now has an important decision to make after Marseille accepted a €7 million proposal for his services from Dynamo Moscow.
Valbuena does not appear to keen on moving to Russia and he will probably wait to see whether some of the other interested sides will submit an interesting proposal.
If that doesn’t happen in the next ten days or so, the 29-year-old will have no choice but to accept an offer from Dynamo.
Valbuena started four matches for France at the 2014 World Cup as Les Bleus reached the quarter-finals and scored one goal in the process.