While the France team, eliminated in the round of 16, went through the Euro, the Blues are making the headlines in the transfers section.
Didier Deschamps’ men will have a lot to talk about at the end of August when the France team returns. If they will obviously be focused on the coming deadlines, first and foremost the three matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers to be played against Bosnia, Ukraine and Finland, it will be difficult for them not to reconsider. Euro 2020 and their pitiful elimination from the round of 16 against Switzerland (3-3, 5 tab to 4).
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The Blues will also have to debrief an often hectic summer in the club. After Mike Maignan, who had settled the question of his future even before joining Clairefontaine, several players have indeed changed clubs or are in the process of doing so. As expected, Olivier Giroud, confined to the minimum portion at Chelsea, has signed up with AC Milan and Raphaël Varane, one year from the end of his contract with Real Madrid, headed for Manchester United.
And other transfers should soon follow. While Paul pogba should leave Manchester United to join PSG, Jules Koundé could discover a new world by leaving Sevilla FC for Chelsea, with whom he has already agreed. Kurt Zouma could pay the price and leave the Blues to join the winner of the last Europa League.
And the home straight could give rise to other movements and not the least. The situations of Kylian Mbappé, one year from the end of his contract with PSG, andAntoine Griezmann, whose departure would relieve Barca’s finances, are still confused. And that ofHugo Lloris, which saw Tottenham recruit Pierluigi Gollini, who is increasingly precarious. This is also the case for Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman at Bayern Munich – for different reasons, or Clement Lenglet at Barça. They may not all have settled the question of their future when they return to Clairefontaine …