Sport Musa Barrow to stay at Atalanta

17:41  17 may  2018
17:41  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Baggies chasing Toloi

  Baggies chasing Toloi West Brom are trying to sign Rafael Toloi from Italian club Atalanta, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato. The Baggies are looking to rebuild to get back to the Premier League at the first attempt, and are braced to lose a number of defenders like Johnny Evans and Craig Dawson. The 27-year-old is an integral part of the Serie A side and has helped them finish seventh, a position that will see them enter the Europa League at the second qualifying stage. Signing from Sao Paulo in 2015, Toloi has played 38 times for Atalanta this season, helping them to the fifth best defensive record in Serie A. Everton fans will know the centre-back well after he played every minute of both games against them in this season’s Europa League. They beat the Toffees 3-0 at home and 5-1 away on their way to finishing top of the group, but lost to Borussia Dortmund in the last 32. His performances have stood out in a side that has overachieved for the past two seasons, so Albion fans would be impressed if he signed for the West Midlands club. Atalanta will be keen not to lose the Brazilian, but the chance to reach the Premier League may prove enough to lure him.

Blair Newman takes a detailed look at teenage striker Musa Barrow , the latest impressive product of Atalanta's youth academy. When he first arrived at Atlanta , Barrow was considered to be more of a winger or trequartista – someone who could play off a striker, but was unlikely to lead the line.

Musa Barrow . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After having played a handful of Coppa Italia matches with the first team, he was loaned to Reggiana and he stayed five seasons at Palermo, all in Serie B, but reached a Coppa Italia final in 1979, then lost to Juventus.

talanta forward Musa Barrow will stay at the Serie A club for another year.

According to Italian media outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bergamo side will reject all bids for the Gambian talent, as they intend to keep him in Italy.

Chelsea have reportedly approached Atalanta for the forward but have been told he’s not for sale.

Atalanta apparently rate the youngster in the €25-30m class and it had been speculated that the Blues would match their demands, however, Football Italia now understands that the Serie A club have swiftly rejected bids for their man.

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The 19-year-old striker was promoted to the senior squad in Februar after shining for the youth side, where he scored 23 times in just 18 games. He has also scored three goals in 11 Serie A appearances.

Southampton and Valencia go head to head to sign french defender

  Southampton and Valencia go head to head to sign french defender Lyon are looking to sell defender Mouctar Diakhaby, amid interest from Southampton and Spanish side Valencia, according to L’Equipe, as cited on Get French Football. The 21-year-old has played 21 times for Lyon this year as they managed to finish in third place in Ligue 1. But due to the defender’s injury problems and inconsistent performances, Lyon are prepared to let the defender leave. The centre-back has played for France at under-21 level eight times but is yet to make an appearance for the first team. His impressive form in the Lyon youth team earned him a place in the first team in 2016 when he made his debut against Bordeaux. Southampton are looking to improve their team after only just managing to escape relegation from the Premier League but it will be a tough task if they are going to beat Valencia to Diakhaby’s signature as the La Liga side have the bonus of Champions League football.

Musa Barrow has emerged as a summer target for Tottenham. And Fernando Llorente, signed from Swansea on the last day of the 2017 summer transfer window, only has one top-flight strike to his name this term.

The Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow will be staying at his own residence until further notice while State House, Yahya Jammeh’s former seat of power, is assessed for potential risks. Barrow who was forced to flee to neighbouring Senegal returned to Gambia on Thursday.

Barrow plays on the left wing but can also play as a central striker. He has a lethal combination of pace, power, skill and finishing and he gas shown he can score goals when playing top level football.

Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and, Lazio are the other rivals to Chelsea in the race for the youngster, but it is believed that they have all been told that Barrow will stay at Atalanta for at least another year.

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United keeping tabs on French prospect .
Manchester United are scouting French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to French outlet Le10 Sport. Jose Mourinho wants to improve his side this summer to bridge the gap to rivals Manchester City, and taking a risk on Ndombele could prove to be a masterstroke if he lives up to his potential. The 21-year-old has spent the season with Lyon on loan from Amiens, and his performances have shown him to be one of the brightest young talents in Europe. Lyon recently activated a £7 million buyout clause to sign the youngster on a permanent deal. He played a key part in helping Lyon finish third in the league as well as making it to the Europa League last 16. Ndombele played 47 times for the French side last season, assisting seven goals along the way. The France Under-21 international plays in a defensive midfield role, and if the Red Devils signed him, Ndombele could be a key player for the next decade. Lyon won’t want to sell having only just signed him outright but that could change should a club offer them a quick and substantial profit on their recent outlay.

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