Real agree deal for Keylor Navas
Real Madrid have won the battle for Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas, reports Spanish daily Marca on Wednesday.
The highly rated shot-stopper was widely tipped to leave for a top European club after impressing in La Liga and at the 2014 World Cup, and he was believed to be on the verge of joining Bayern Munich.
However, Marca suggests that Real Madrid are set to recruit the 27-year-old footballer having agreed to match his €10 million release clause.
This basically means that Diego Lopez will be allowed to leave in the summer transfer window, with Napoli and Monaco showing interest in the experienced goalkeeper.
Real Madrid have already agreed to sign Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich, while they are believed to be closing in on Colombia star James Rodriguez as well.
This is enough to suggest los Blancos will be even stronger than last season as they aim to reclaim the La Liga title.
Fiorentina eyeing Mexico star
La Gazzetta dello Sport has learned that Fiorentina are readying summer bid for FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera.
Viola have tied key midfielder Borja Valero to a new five-year deal, and Alberto Aquilani looks set to remain as well, but it appears David Pizarro will be leaving this summer.
As a result, Fiorentina plan to add another central midfielder to their ranks and they are reportedly hot on the trail of Porto’s Hector Herrera.
The Mexican international will not be available on the cheap after putting in some stunning performances for El Tri at the 2014 World Cup, but Viola officials believe the cash from Juan Cuadrado’s imminent sale will allow them to recruit the Porto hotshot.
Hector Herrera only joined the Dragons last summer from Pachuca, and he needed a while to nail down a regular starting berth.
Nevertheless, the 24-year-old was in fine form in the second part of the season, scoring a total of 3 goals in 17 league appearances.
Barca confirm Tello set to join Porto
Barcelona forward Cristian Tello is on the verge of joining FC Porto, the Spanish side have confirmed via their official website.
The Dragons have made their interest in the player concrete in the past few weeks and they seem to have reached an agreement with the Catalans.
Namely, Barcelona revealed on their official website that the forward had been given permission to travel to Lisbon and sort out his future.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, Porto will pay €2 million for a two-year loan, while it remains to be seen whether an €8 million buy-out clause will be inserted in the deal.
Cristian Tello, 22, was determined to leave Camp Nou in search of regular playing time and he will now get reunited with former Spain Under-21 boss Julen Lopetegui at Estadio do Dragao.
The Spaniard will be club’s third high-profile signing of the summer transfer window, following in the footsteps of Adrian Lopez and Bruno Martins Indi.