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Schalke and Dortmund battle for Tello; Napoli eyeing Matuidi swoop

hot-transfer-newsSchalke and Dortmund battle for Tello

German newspaper Bild has revealed that Bundesliga sides Schalke and Borussia Dortmund are locked in the battle for Barcelona hotshot Cristian Tello.

The Barca starlet has exploded onto the biggest stage this season and he has seen his name linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs.

The Catalans are determined to keep hold of their prized asset, but the player’s €10 million release clause could prove to be a problem.

According to Bild, both Schalke and Borussia Dortmund are hoping to sign the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window.

While the Miners aim to further reinforce their attacking department, the Millionaires are still searching for a successor to Mario Gotze, with both clubs expected to step up their interest in the Spaniard.

Cristian Tello has made a total of 22 La Liga appearances this term, scoring 7 goals and setting up another 4 in the process.

Napoli eyeing Matuidi swoop

Italian TV station Sky Italia is reporting that Napoli are weighing up summer bid for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

With new boss Rafael Benitez set to discard the 3-5-2 formation, the Azzurri are looking to add a high-profile midfielder to their ranks.

According to Sky Italia, they are seriously considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Blaise Matuidi.

However, the Saints see the Frenchman as a very important member of the squad and are not interested in doing business with the Italian giants.

Blaise Matuidi, 26, joined PSG from Saint Etienne two years back and he immediately nailed down a regular starting berth at Parc des Princes.

The holding midfielder has been in scintillating form this season, scoring no less than 5 goals in 37 Ligue 1 appearances for the Saints.

Marseille confirm interest in Alessandrini

French giants Marseille have moved to confirm interest in Rennes forward Romain Alessandrini.

It is no secret the Stade Velodrome outfit are searching for attacking reinforcements and they appear to have made the Rennes star their number one target.

While OM are also tracking Dimitri Payet and Diego Capel, Alessandrini seems to have the advantage at the moment.

“We really appreciate Alessandrini. He is a player who loves OM,” Marseille coach Elie Baup told L’Equipe.

“But this is far from finished, as Rennes will not sell. So we’ll see.”

Romain Alessandrini only joined les Bretons last summer from Clermont, but he has largely impressed in his first ever season in the top flight.

The 24-year-old went on to score 10 goals and produced 5 assists in 22 Ligue 1 fixtures for the Stade de la Route de Lorient outfit.

Fri 7 June, 2013
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