Rami talks up summer exit
Valencia stopper Adil Rami has hinted that he could be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign.
The highly rated defender has been linked with a move away from the club for a while now, and it looks as though his career at Mestalla is drawing to a close.
Rami has publicly criticized new boss Miroslav Djukic in the view of the disappointing start to the season.
“I do not speak with Djukic. He is the head of the boat, but we will see where we are at the end of the season,” the Frenchman said to Cadena SER.
“My relationship with him is not good. He does not speak to your face. To me, he said I could be one of the best centre-backs in Europe and he has not shown it.”
As a result of his comments, the 27-year-old has been dropped from the squad for away match against Granada, where Valencia are 11/8 to record the second win of the campaign.
Bayern and Dortmund vying for Brandt
German newspaper Bild has learned that Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are the latest clubs to have joined the chase for Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Brandt.
Chelsea were the first high-profile side to express their interest in the 17-year-old footballer, but Bild has suggested that the player has offers from all over Europe.
Brandt’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season, meaning he will be free to negotiate a Bosman deal from 1 January.
Wolfsburg are aware they face an uphill task to keep hold of their hot prospect, especially with Bundesliga giants Bayern and Borussia Dortmund also keen.
The left winger has managed to catch the eye of Europe’s top clubs despite the fact he has yet to be handed a senior debut at Volkswagen Arena.
He is, nonetheless, predicted a bright future in the game, but it looks as though he will be leaving his current employers at the earliest opportunity.
Jackson Martinez to sign new Porto deal
Colombian striker Jackson Martinez is on the verge of extending his contract at FC Porto, according to his official representative.
The 26-year-old has been in scintillating form ever since he joined Dragons from Chiapas last summer, and he has in turn seen his name linked with top European clubs.
Porto have somehow managed to keep hold of their star player this summer and are now set to reward him with a new contract.
“Last week I talked a lot to Antero Henrique, Porto general director, and he returned to tell me that Jackson is important to the club,” agent Luis Manuel Manso explained to A Bola.
“We did not agree, but we have sorted out a lot of things and are close to conclusion.”
Jackson Martinez has been notching goals for fun at Estadio do Dragao, netting 26 times in 30 league appearances last term.
This season he has continued where he left off, scoring no less than 5 goals in as many league matches for the Dragons.