Exclusive Fabrizio Romano column: Pogba and Bruno Man Utd contract latest, Koeman in trouble at Barca and more

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The transfer market has been closed for a month, yet the surprises and negotiations do not stop. Because from contracts to be renewed to managers’ situations, future projects and more, there are many important decisions to make.

A tale of two contracts at Man United…

Manchester United are waiting for the final choice of Paul Pogba. The new contract has already been offered for months, Paul must make a personal decision and not just an economic one together with his agent Mino Raiola; sign a further long contract with Man United or try a different experience? Pogba has been loving the atmosphere created in the club in recent months but has not yet given an answer. The club will insist and hope to be able to extend the agreement soon.

Of course, optimism is much more on the Bruno Fernandes front. Talks with his agent began in the first week of July and Manchester United know that renewing his contract is essential: Bruno is more than just a leader, on and off the pitch. That’s why the club is negotiating a new long-term deal to reward him, knowing that the Portuguese is very happy at Old Trafford.

The state of play in Milan and Turin…

At the end of the season, on the other hand, André Onana, the Ajax goalkeeper, may be a free agent who has also declared that he is also considering renewing his short contract to help the club. “Everything is negotiable,” was his reply. Inter have been negotiating for months to buy him: he is the first target as a new goalkeeper for June 2022 as a free agent. AC Milan, on the other hand, awaiting definitive answers in the dialogues with Franck Kessié, know that there are high chances of losing Alessio Romagnoli at the end of his contract next June.

Juventus star Paulo Dybala is one step away from signing the new contract until 2025, after years of negotiations without reaching an agreement now the parties are really close: some details are still missing, but Dybala is ready to say yes and Juventus they want to end this saga.

Vinicius Junior ‘untouchable’…

Real Madrid will declare the Brazilian star Vinicius Junior untouchable: Carlo Ancelotti loves him, President Florentino Perez considers him a jewel for present and future. That’s why although he was the only player PSG liked in the dialogue for Kylian Mbappé, he has never been included in any negotiations as he is untouchable for Real Madrid. His contract could become a hot topic in the coming months, certainly the club wants to keep Vinicius for many years.

Koeman in trouble at Barcelona…

Finally, pay attention to Ronald Koeman’s future. The situation is very tense around the Barcelona manager who are thinking of firing him once they find a replacement. A new manager who will have to be long-term and part of the project, not a solution for a few months. That’s why President Laporta is waiting, Xavi and Roberto Martinez are the two main candidates. Thoughts underway, with Koeman who must reverse the trend or may soon leave Barça.

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