Welcome to Concise News round up of top transfer market stories as many European football clubs start to boost their squads ahead of next season.
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has carried out his threat of not showing up for the club’s pre-season training on Sunday.
A spokesman for the club told AFP that “Griezmann had an official summons to be at the club at 20.30 this Sunday and when he did not present himself, we opened a file and will study the case.”
According to Madrid sports daily Marca, the Barcelona target had vowed that he would not turn up.
“He is under contract with our club until 2023 and must resume training tomorrow like all the other players,” the paper added.
On Sunday evening, the club tweeted pictures of players arriving at Los Angeles de San Rafael where Atletico traditionally hold their pre-season training, including their recent signing Joao Felix, a teenage Portuguese striker.
The World Cup winner had declared in May that he would be leaving Atletico but could not reveal his next club until his release clause dropped from 200 million euros ($225 million) to 120 million euros on July 1.
However, on Friday, Atletico blamed Barcelona and Griezmann of a “lack of respect” after the Catalan club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu made it known that the two clubs had held talks about the France international.
Manchester United Striker Romelu Lukaku has decided to play for Inter Milan over Serie A champions Juventus, Calciomercato reports.
It was learned that another Italian giants Napoli had also made known their interest in Lukaku.
The Belgium International disclosed his intention to depart Old Trafford this season.
However, Inter have not made an official bid as reports suggest the price tag of the forward is high for them.
On the other hand, Juventus and Napoli have been linked as potential alternatives for signing Lukaku, though, he has decided that he will like to join former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at San Siro.
And that is our compilation of top transfer market stories. Be assured that you can get updates on Concise News. See you again soon.