MARTINELLI, RODRIGO HOPING TO MAINTAIN FORM

Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli and Leeds United star Rodrigo Moreno would be hoping to maintain their fantastic form to the new Premier League campaign this weekend. The two players have scored in each of the two league games played for their respective teams this season.

SECOND-TIER CLUB NOW WANT TO SIGN £66M STAR IN TALKS WITH ARSENAL

Brazilian side Gremio are reportedly interested in signing Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, with the Serie A star rumoured to be in talks with Arsenal over a potential move. According to Tuttosport, Arthur’s former side have registered an interest in the 25-year-old as Juventus look to offload the South American this summer, with the midfielder no longer a part of Massimilano Allegri’s plans for the upcoming season.

9 GOALS IN 6 GAMES; CRYSTAL PALACE AND FULHAM TARGET IN STUNNING FORM

Flamengo striker Pedro has now scored nine goals in five games since being linked with Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Fulham by Tuttomercatoweb. A fortnight ago, ESPN ran a piece suggesting that 25-year-old Pedro could be a surprise star for Brazil at the Qatar World Cup. The striker’s current form certainly suggests they’re onto something, with the Flamengo talisman enjoying a patch as purple as a certain signing dinosaur.

REPORT: NOTTINGHAM FOREST WANT GUSTAVO SCARPA THIS SUMMER

Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos are both trying to sign Palmeiras attacker Gustavo Scarpa, according to UOL Sport. The Brazilian outfit are not particularly keen on a sale for their star man, although they are in talks with both clubs. It’s claimed in the report that Olympiacos showed the strongest interest with Forest now emerging as contenders to sign him. Palmeiras are expected to stand firm and signing the player is unlikely to be easy during the summer transfer window.

WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST FOOTBALL PLAYERS PLAYING ABROAD?

According to research conducted by the CIES Football Observatory group, Brazil have the largest number of footballers playing overseas. According to the CIES Football Observatory (Center for International Sport Studies) in Switzerland, Brazil is the world’s top exporter of football players. On May 9, the research went online.

LIVERPOOL, BARCELONA INTERESTED IN ANDRE TRINDADE

Barcelona and Liverpool are reportedly among clubs keeping tabs on the development of Brazilian midfield sensation Andre Trindade. According to Brazilian publication NETFLU, Fluminense midfield prospect Andre Trindade is attracting a lot of interest from clubs in Europe, with giants Liverpool and Barcelona setting their sights on the 20-year-old.

JESUS SCORES FOR SECOND SUCCESSIVE GAME

Brazil international Gabriel Jesus has now scored in two successive gamesfor Manchester City after he found the back of the net during the 4-3 win at home to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie. The Brazil national team star made it five goals in his last two City games when he doubled the advantage for his team after Kevin De Bruyne had given the Premier League champions the lead via a header.

PALMEIRAS STAR TIPS TEAMMATE TO PLAY FOR UNITED OR ARSENAL

Danilo Oliveira is a ‘complete player’ who ‘needs to play’ for a club like Arsenal or Manchester United, according to his Palmeiras teammate, Dudu. At just 20 years of age, Oliveira is already beginning to show his qualities in Brazil. The youngster has played 96 games for Palmeiras, and has contributed to 14 goals.

LA LIGA GIANTS TO FORK OUT €45 MILLION FOR BRAZILIAN STAR LET

In a short period, Endrick has become one of the most sought-after young players in the football world. The 15-year-old Brazilian wonderkid has been in top form for Palmeiras at the youth level and was the star of the Copinha tournament – one of the most prestigious youth competitions in the world. He scored six goals in seven games, including one in the finals.

MADRID SET TO OFFER VINICIUS A NEW CONTRACT

Real Madrid forward forward Vinicius Junior is set to be rewarded with a new contract extension at the Santiago Bernabeu, according to multiple reports from various sources across Europe. The Los Blancos are reportedly set to offer 21-year-old talismanic forward Vinicius Jr. a new long-term contract running until June 2027.

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