Anderlecht covets an Austrian scorer, Bodart n°2 in Serie A

Anderlecht covets an Austrian scorer, Bodart n°2 in Serie A
Anderlecht covets an Austrian scorer, Bodart n°2 in Serie A

Behind the scenes, we are already working hard in the clubs to prepare for the next season. To ensure you don’t miss anything, or almost nothing, Footnews takes stock every day of the latest rumors and official announcements.

Red Devils

* Arsenal on pole to attract the Red Devil.- The much courted Red Devil of PSV Eindhoven Johan Bakayoko (fourteen goals and fourteen assists in 49 appearances), who helped his club win the championship, would be in pole position to sign for Arsenal this summer, according to The Last Hour – Sports (

But the Bayern Munich of Vincent Kompany And Liverpoolincluding the new coach Arne Slot(ex-Feyenoord) obviously knows him inside out, are also very interested in the player.

Arrived at PSV in 2019 fromAnderlecht, Bakayoko finished his training there before becoming a professional.

Its value is today estimated at no less than 45 million euros by the specialized site Transfermarkt. It could therefore allow the Dutch champion club to carry out a great financial transaction.

In Jupiler Pro League

* Anderlecht on the trail of an Austrian goalscorer.- The very large circulation tabloid Kronen Zeitung reveals the interest ofAnderlecht For Thierno Balloan attacking midfielder who can also be used as a striker or winger (

This 22-year-old versatile player is currently under contract with the Wolfsberger ACan Austrian Bundesliga club which transferred him from Chelsea in the summer of 2022, and where it has exploded ever since.

Ballo still has a contract until 2025 in Austria, and is worth three million euros, according to Transfermarkt.

He scored 12 goals in 27 league matches and provided three assists last season.

This young Austrian U21 international hopeful of Ivorian origin (16 caps, 4 goals) is today cited in Anderlecht.

But the people of Brussels have competition, and more particularly from FC Nantes.

Anderlecht on the other hand definitively lost the battle for Metinho.

The 21-year-old Brazilian, who played at Lommelhas in fact chosen to extend his stay at Sparta Rotterdamwho had rented it for two seasons to Troyes in 2023. He will therefore not return there until 2025.

*Bodart number 2 of theAS Roma behind Mile Svilar ? – According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, the transfer ofArnaud Bodart to theAS Roma becomes clearer. The Rouches goalkeeper would become number two behind the ex-Anderlecht player Mile Svilar.

L’AS Roma initially wanted to borrow Bodart with a purchase option, but the Standard refused this arrangement.

Eventually the Romans would agree to pay. A basic compensation of four million euros would be put on the table. A financial boost that the Standard could well use.

Bodart26, is still under contract at Standard until 2025, and is worth six million euros.

He made 34 appearances last season, conceding 46 goals, keeping a clean sheet seven times.

* Hervé Koffi quits Charleroi to join Will Still.Hervé Koffi quits Charleroi to engage with Lens, communicated the two clubs on Monday. The Burkinabe goalkeeper signed a contract until June 2028 with the club now coached by Will Still.

Koffi27 years old, arrived in Belgium in 2020 at Mouscronloaned by Lille. His performances quickly caught the eye of Charleroi who hired him during the summer of 2021.

In three seasons he played 96 matches, including 29 clean sheets, for the Zebras.

The former Mouscronnois logically did not return to training last week.

The Burkina Faso international (54 caps) will now play under the orders of Will Still has Lens. After his departure from Reimsthe Belgian coach joined the Sang et Or to replace Franck Haiseleft to Nice.

The transfer of Koffi will bring around 2.5 million euros to the Carole club.

THE Sports had anticipated this departure by recruiting Theo Defourny (ex-RWDM), before resuming training. An additional goalkeeper is also still expected at Mambourg.

For his part, at the end of his contract at Mambourg, Pierre Patron committed to Quevilly-Rouen Métropole (relegated to National, the French D3) for the next two seasons.

* THE Club Brugge lends his English goalkeeper to Scotland.- The Club Bruggereigning Belgian champion, loaned his goalkeeper Josef Bursik At Hibernian FC, a Scottish Premiership club, until the end of the 2024-2025 season. This was announced by the ‘Blauw en Zwart’ on Monday on their website (

Bursik23, arrived in January 2023 in the Venice of the North, but never played a single minute for the first team of Brugge.

The English goalkeeper, who had arrived from Stoke Cityinjured his cruciate ligaments in July and did not defend the goals for Club NXT in the Challenger Pro League only five times during the 2023-2024 financial year.

Hibernian finished eighth in the Scottish Premier League this season.

In Challenger Pro League

* A former purple replaces another at Tivoli. – It’s official: the ex-Anderlecht player Jorn Vancamp25 years old, one of the great architects of the title won in National 1 by the RAAL La Louvière last season with his 21 goals in 34 matches, will leave the Tivoli. His two-year contract expires, and will not be renewed.

On the other hand, another old mauve arrives, Mohamed Guindo20 years old, who played at Zulte Waregem last season.

He played there with the U23s (27 goals in 24 matches) and was integrated into the pro core (26 minutes in 4 D1B matches). He was at the end of his contract, and signed for two years with the RAAL (see press release:

The departure of the guard Mike Vanhamel (see Footnews:, also decisive in the conquest of the title by the RAAL in Nationale 1, is for his part replaced by an Argentinian: Marcos Peano27 years old, recruited at Cordoba Institutecurrent 6th in the Argentine Primera Division (see press release:

* He leaves Anderlecht For Beveren.- Marink Reedijk is the new coach of Beveren where he signed a contract until the end of the season, the Challenger Pro League club announced Monday in a press release published on its website (

Reedijk32, coached the RSCA Futuresthe U23s ofAnderlechtalso in Challenger Pro League with a final 12th place.

HAS Beverenhe succeeds Wim De Decker who was dismissed on April 1st, due to lack of results.

The Waasland club missed out on their promotion target by finishing in 8th place last season.

Bob Peeters was named manager of the club on June 12.

* Christophe Grégoire appointed new coach of Lierse. – The Challenger Pro League residents confirmed this on Monday on their website ( Gregory signed a two-season contract and succeeds Sven Vandenbroeckleft to Zulte Waregem.

Gregory44, has already gained experience as a coach at Sprimont, Seraing And Virton.

Since February, he has been the assistant to Gill Swerts, coach of the Diablotins, the Belgian U21s.

As a player, the Liégeois wore the jerseys of William II TilburgofAnderlechtof Charleroiof Ghent and of Mouscron.

The former left midfielder, who was also capped twice with the Red Devils, made 222 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League, during which he scored 36 times and provided 47 assists.

“It’s a superb challenge and I’m looking forward to taking it on. It’s an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse…”.


*Nachoteammate of Casteels.- At real Madrid since 2012, Nacho will discover a new championship. At the end of his contract in the Spanish capital, the 34-year-old defender will indeed join Saudi Arabia.

While it was initially announced at Al-Ittihadclub of his former teammate Karim Benzemathe last captain of the Real will finally sign with a promoted player.

The club ofAl-Qadsiahfirst in the second division last year, will play in the elite of Saudi football during the 2024-2025 financial year.

According to information from the Spanish media, the player who thus becomes the teammate of the Red Devils goalkeeper Koen Casteels will receive a salary of 10 million euros per year for a two-year contract.

Currently in the Euro with Spain, Nacho should sign in the coming hours, once the medical examination has been validated.

The departure of Nacho therefore frees up a place within the Madrid squad.

It should be attributed to Lille Leny Yoro18 years old coveted by the Real for several months just as by the Paris Saint Germain.

But according to Marcathe French player would have failed the capital club and negotiations between the Merengue club and the player’s representatives have been intensifying for several days.

However, it will also be necessary to agree on the amount of the transaction while the LOSC hopes to recover between 50 and 60 million euros, while the Real would not like to put more than 35 or even 40 million euros.

* Coman back to PSG, things are getting hot ! – According to information from Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg (, the Paris Saint Germain would like to bring back the 28-year-old French winger Kingsley Coman, trained at the club. The first discussions have even started.

Still according to the same source, Coman would have an exit voucher this summer. THE Bayern Munichwho has just recruited the Frenchman Michael Olise has Crystal Palace for 60 million euros, would, for its part, be open to a transfer. He would wait between 40 and 50 million euros to release his player still under contract until June 2027.

* The brother of Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan) will join him in Serie A.- One year from the end of his contract with Nicethe midfielder Khafre Thuram is targeted by the Juventus Turinwho plans to propose a swap with the Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik.

Despite the imminent arrival of the Brazilian Douglas Luiz coming fromAston Villathe Old Lady also wants to treat herself to the Niçois Khafre Thuram (23 years old), who would also be seduced by the idea, according to The Team (

The new Turin coach Thiago Motta appreciates his profile and believes in his potential. He let the player know

The son of Lilian Thuram is not retained by theOGC Nicewhich does not intend to sell off its midfielder, which it values ​​above 20 million euros (35, according to Transfermarkt). There Juventuswho rather hopes to spend between 15 and 18 million euros, could then integrate a player into the operation and more precisely Milikaccording to Tuttosport.

Under contract until June 2026, the Polish international (73 caps, 17 goals), package for the Euro, is not an indisputable starter (9 starts in 2023-2024, for 8 goals in 36 appearances).

It is estimated at around 8 million euros by its management (6, for Transfermarkt) . Case to be continued, while also awaiting the decision ofAdrien Rabiotwhose contract expires in June, which will in no way influence the case Thuram.

Called up twice for the French team by Didier Deschamps, Khafre Thuram was retained by Thierry Henry to compete in the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.



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