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The Daily Bee (July 16th, 2019): Zorc confirms Diallo transfer - will another BVB-player join him in Paris?

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Plus Haller leaves for West Ham

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Will the next Borussia Dortmund player join Thomas Tuchel in Paris? After Abdou Diallo, PSG is also said to be interested in Raphael Guerreiro who has always been one of Tuchel’s favorite players. According to Bild the French club is looking to grant their coach’s wish but the club has some problems with Financial Fair Play and can’t spend as much as they want to.

If Guerreiro leaves PSG would be the obvious destination but the Portuguese international is currently with BVB in the US, it doesn’t look like a move is imminent.

The transfer isn’t official just yet but Diallo will be confirmed as a PSG-player relatively soon. Michael Zorc tried to explain why BVB has let the center-back leave:

“That’s how it turned out. Abdou has decided he wants to take on another challenge, and for us it was a good (financial) fit, so we agreed to the transfer.”

The arrival of Mats Hummels has increased the competition on defense and it looks like Diallo was not willing to compete for a starting spot. For Dortmund it’s sad to see Diallo go but there is still more than enough depth and quality at the position and the rumored 32€ million are fair compensation for the Frenchman. In addition that money could possibly be used to make another move this summer.

  • Haller to West Ham

Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed Sebastien Haller’s transfer to West Ham United. The Premier League club will reportedly pay 50€ million for the striker who was also linked to Borussia Dortmund this summer.

This means Frankfurt have lost the second of their three star strikers from last season, with Jovic’s previous transfer to Real Madrid. Sadly the third one, Ante Rebic, is also linked to other clubs like Inter and Atletico. Fredi Bobic will have to find suitable replacements if Frankfurt want to be a contender for the top 6 next season.