Transfer rumours: Kostic to Juventus, Luiz to AC Milan, Adams to Nottingham Forest

Sports Mole is rounding out the latest transfer rumours, including Filip Kostic to Juventus, Douglas Luiz to AC Milan and Che Adams to Nottingham Forest.

Juventus are said to be set on rivalry West Ham United for the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt‘s versatile wideman Filip Kostic.

The Hammers are said to have seen a £12.6 million (€15 million) offer, including add-ons rejected by the German outfit for the 29-year-old, who is estimated to be closer to £16.8 million (€20). million).

David Moyes‘s side is still in talks with Frankfurt about a deal for Kostic, but Transfermarkt claims Juve has now joined the race.

The report adds that Maximilian Allegric is looking for a new left winger this summer and has identified Kostic as one of his prime targets.

The Croatia international, who has just 12 months left on his contract, has been an influential creative outlet for Frankfurt, registering 44 assists since early August 2018.

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Stay in Serie A, Scudetto Holders AC Milan are reportedly considering a step ahead Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.

The Rossoneri were interested in signing Renato Sanches van Lille, but the Portugal international has opted to join Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth around €15 million (£12.5 million).

ALLmarketWEB claims Luiz is now on Milan’s radar, although a possible move for the 24-year-old – who has less than a year left on his contract – has been described as “complicated”.

Since joining Villa from Manchester City in 2019, Luiz has made 111 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring five goals and providing eight assists.

The report adds that Tottenham Hotspur duo Tanguy Ndombele and Pape Matar Sarr like Sassuolo‘s Davide Frattesia have also been identified by Milan as possible targets this summer.

Southampton's Che Adams celebrates scoring their first goal on February 25, 2022© Reuters

Elsewhere, recently promoted Nottingham Forest have reportedly opened talks with Southampton draw attacker Che Adams.

Steve Cooper has gone through a hectic summer window at the City Ground, recruiting 12 new players and spending over £80million.

Forest, however, remains on the market for further additions and Football Insider claims they entered into negotiations with the Saints about a deal for Adams.

The report adds that Forest is trying to get ahead Leeds United in the race to sign the 26-year-old who has two years left on his contract with St Mary’s.

The Leicester-born striker has scored 21 goals in 110 appearances for Southampton since moving from Birmingham City in 2019, including seven goals in 30 Premier League games last season.

Barcelona's Riqui Puig pictured in August 2021© Reuters

There in the United States, Los Angeles Galaxy have completed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig on a three-year deal until June 2025.

The 22-year-old spent five years at Barca’a La Masia academy before making his senior debut in December 2018.

Puig has represented the Catalan giants 56 times in all competitions since then, but the Spaniard is not regarded by the head coach as a permanent fixture in the first team. Xavi and has been granted permission to seek new pastures in the US.

Speaking to LA Galaxy’s official website about the arrival of Puig, head coach Greg Vanney said: “We are delighted to welcome Riqui to LA Galaxy. Riqui is a highly technical and highly trained player with incredible experience for his age. He will fit seamlessly into our group and style of play.”

Puig could make his debut for the Galaxy on Saturday in their next MLS game at Sporting Kansas City.


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