The coronavirus pandemic made the summer transfer market different from all the previous ones, but many deals were still made, and you can see the main ones here. The window might be closed on the major leagues in Europe, but here are the best rumors from around the world.

The Barça considers the replacement of Piqué

Marca reports that Barcelona are thinking of signing a long-term replacement for Gerard Piqué after his last knee injury.

The veteran defender looks set to miss several months of action after being downed in Barça’s 1-0 loss to Atlético de Madrid on Saturday and, as a result, the Spanish media suggests that Ronald Koeman’s team will hit the market. of signings in January for Find a new center.

Piqué has been at the heart of Barcelona’s dominance for the past decade, but with players like Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and perhaps even Lionel Messi moving onto new pastures, the 33-year-old appears to be the last. Blaugrana The legend headed for the exit.

Koeman has already been experiencing something of a defensive injury crisis during his tenure at Camp Nou, and now there are big questions to be asked as Barca count down the minutes until the January window opens.

New Man City deal for Jesus?

Manchester City prepare a new contract for the forward Gabriel Jesusreports the Daily Star.

The 23-year-old still has two and a half years left on his current Etihad contract, but in a sign of Pep Guardiola’s faith in him, his salary will go up to £ 150,000 per week if he accepts an extension.

The city has been working on new agreements to Raheem Sterling Y Kevin De Bruyne Lately, and as they prepare for a new rebuilding project with Pep Guardiola, Jesús is the last man the club is trying to block.

Betis goes after Alena and Puig

Real Betis will pursue the signing of Barcelona’s youth Carles alena or Riqui Puig in a loan agreement as a replacement for Sergio Canales, Reports Sports Stadium.

Betis, who are seen as one of the rising forces in Spanish football outside of elite clubs, hope to do some business during the next January transfer period.

Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini is believed to have taken a great interest in Puig, while Alena has already been successful during a recent loan spell at Benito Villamarín.

Tap-ins

– Lyon could pursue the signing of Islam Slimani or Boulaye Day during the summer transfer window, Le10Sport advises. The French giants would be hoping that either one could serve as a worthy replacement for the supposedly outgoing Memphis Depay who has been continuously linked to a signing for the Camp Nou.

– Elche is ready to complete the signing of Ivan Marcone in a permanent agreement, informs Marca. Marcone has been on loan from Boca Juniors for almost two months but, after impressing in the early stages of his spell, the 30-year-old now seems to be on the verge of something more concrete with Elche who is willing to pay € 4.2 million to secure its services.