Transfer news LIVE! Ronaldo Man United talks; De Jong latest; Tielemans to Arsenal; Chelsea’s Kounde solution

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Transfer news - LIVE!

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United for talks over his future with the club, having sat out the entirety of their preseason campaign. The 37-year-old wants to leave Old Trafford after only one season but Erik Ten Hag has consistently spoken of his desire to keep him, so it’ll be fascinating to see how the forward’s future plays out.

Ten Hag is also keen on luring Frenkie De Jong away from Barcelona, although reports in Spain suggest the Dutch midfielder is more keen on moving to Chelsea. For their part, Thomas Tuchel’s side have switched attentions to Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries as top target Jules Kounde nears a move to Barcelona.

In north London, meanwhile, Arsenal continue to retain an interest in Youri Tielemans but are yet to lodge a formal offer for the Belgian international. Finally, Tottenham are said to be keeping keen eyes on Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours in our LIVE blog below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Man United

  • Frenkie De Jong open to Chelsea move

  • Youri Tielemans to Arsenal latest

  • Chelsea eye Kounde alternative

Nice in for Schmeichel

Tuesday 26 July 2022 15:45 , Matt Verri

Kasper Schmeichel’s 11-year spell at Leicester could be coming to an end.

The goalkeeper is entering the final year of his contract and according to L’Equipe has agreed to join Nice this summer.

It’s a deal that rests on Leicester finding a replacement though, which is yet to happen.

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Minamino: Liverpool trusted me

Tuesday 26 July 2022 15:21 , Matt Verri

Takumi Minamino has been reflecting on his time at Liverpool, after leaving the club and joining Monaco earlier this summer.

“With Jurgen Klopp, it was unforgettable,” Minamino said.

“He trusted me. I didn’t have a lot of playing time but when I played I was 100%. The club trusted me and I gave it back to them.

“I thank the coach and the players because it remains a very good memory to have been able to evolve in England.”

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Red Bull Salzburg respond to Benjamin Sesko transfer talk

Tuesday 26 July 2022 15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

The forward has been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle, although Red Bull Salzburg have made their demands clear...

Harry Kane latest

Tuesday 26 July 2022 14:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

This time last year, Harry Kane seemed destined to leave Tottenham and eventually get the move to Manchester City he was pushing for.

Now, the situation could not be much more different.

Football.london suggest the England captain would be open to talks over a potential new deal with the club.

What a difference a year makes.

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Marco Silva fires Fulham transfer message

Tuesday 26 July 2022 14:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

Marco Silva has urged Fulham to “act faster” in the transfer market ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League.

On Monday, Manor Solomon became the third senior signing of the summer at Craven Cottage after joining on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, following the earlier additions of Andreas Pereira and Joao Palhinha.

The club are also in talks with Arsenal over a potential deal for Bernd Leno and are expected to complete a move for Kevin Mbabu as they attempt to retain their top-flight status for the first time since the 2012/13 season.

Read the full story here!

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Cristiano Ronaldo next club odds

Tuesday 26 July 2022 14:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristiano Ronaldo is backed at Manchester United but the future is far from certain.

SBK: Ronaldo next club

Man United- 4/11

Chelsea - 7/1

Bayern Munich - 8/1

PSG - 15/1

Real Madrid - 16/1

Sporting Lisbon- 17/1

West Ham set to announce Scamacca?

Tuesday 26 July 2022 14:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

If you check the last few tweets from the West Ham account, the club are seemingly spelling out ‘Scamacca’.

We’re up to M...

Lionel Messi: Could PSG star make a sensational return to Barcelona?

Tuesday 26 July 2022 13:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has talked up a potential move for Lionel Messi when his contract expires at Paris Saint-Germain.

Xavi Hernandez, who formed part of a Barca side to have won it all alongside the Argentine, also hinted an emotional return would be something he would be on board with.

“Messi is the best footballer in the world and in history. President Laporta already said that Messi’s story with Barça is not over, but now is not the time to talk about it.”

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West Ham latest

Tuesday 26 July 2022 13:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gianluca Scamacca has completed his medical at West Ham and will soon be announced as a big summer signing.

The Italian international will join for around £30m while the club chase a deal for Filip Kostic too.

In preparation for another season of European football, David Moyes is being backed to the hilt.

How Tottenham lost out on Luis Diaz

Tuesday 26 July 2022 13:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has revealed he cut short his holiday during the January transfer window to help the club beat Tottenham to the signing of Luis Diaz.

Spurs chased a deal for the then-Porto forward earlier this year and saw an opening bid rejected before Jurgen Klopp’s side landed the Colombian international.

While the successful signing of Dejan Kuluesvki softened the blow for Antonio Conte, Diaz had a major impact himself upon his move to the Premier League, scoring four times and registering three assists in 13 appearances.

Decision-makers at Spurs have since backed Conte heavily this summer but the Diaz saga came during a difficult run of things for the club, who also missed out on the signing of Adama Traore.

Read the full story here!

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Newcastle interested in shock move for Timo Werner

Tuesday 26 July 2022 12:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Newcastle United are struggling to find takers for their money this summer, with deals for Armando Broja, Anthony Gordon and Jack Harrison proving frustrating.

Now, they could reportedly turn their attentions to Chelsea.

According to Sport BILD, Eddie Howe is interested in a move for the German international, who could yet need replacing before Chelsea allow him to leave.

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Todd Boehly’s active role at Chelsea

Tuesday 26 July 2022 12:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Eriksen and Martinez arrive at Man United training

Tuesday 26 July 2022 12:31 , George Flood

Lisandro Martinez has been pictured arriving at Carrington ahead of his official unveiling as a Manchester United player.

The Argentine defender, 24, was spotted outside the Trafford Training Centre on Tuesday morning, catching a ride with another of United’s summer signings in Christian Eriksen.

Such an arrival was overshadowed by that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who also pulled into Carrington along with agent Jorge Mendes for crunch talks over his United future with manager Erik ten Hag.

Despite strong interest from Arsenal and a long drawn-out transfer saga, United finally won the race for Martinez last week, announcing they had reached an agreement with Ajax over a deal believed to be worth an initial £48.5million plus a potential further £8.5m in add-ons.

The centre-back was expected to pen a five-year contract at Old Trafford with the option for a further 12 months, with the transfer subject to the usual medical and visa requirements.

Click here for the full story

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Lunchtime update!

Tuesday 26 July 2022 12:28 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are in the market for a host of midfield playmakers this summer.

Check out our latest Gunners round-up here.

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Mukiele arrives to seal PSG deal

Tuesday 26 July 2022 12:17 , Marc Mayo

Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of completing their move for French defender Nordi Mukiele.

The player was sought by Chelsea following their snub in the Jules Kounde deal, but he had already given the green light to move to Les Parisiens.

And he is in the French capital to sign on the dotted line today.

Pep Lijnders reveals Arsenal approach

Tuesday 26 July 2022 12:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Pep Lijnders, the assistant to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, has revealed Mikel Arteta tried to steal him away from Anfield.

The Arsenal boss was appointed as Unai Emery’s successor in 2019 after leaving Manchester City’s coaching staff and duly made a play to bring the Dutchman to the Emirates Stadium with him.

Arteta had met Lijnders while on a course to earn their UEFA badges and asked the 39-year-old to join him as he began life in the Arsenal dugout.

Read the full story here!

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Giovani Lo Celso: Fiorentina ‘dream’ of signing Tottenham man

Tuesday 26 July 2022 11:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Giovani Lo Celso might have impressed during his loan stint with Villarreal last season, although his future at Tottenham looks bleak.

A big summer signing in 2020, the Argentine has little chance of playing under Antonio Conte this season and is up for sale.

According to Gazetta dello Sport, Fiorentina “dream” of signing the midfielder and want a loan deal.

Spurs, however, are not likely to accept such an arrangement.

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Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United

Tuesday 26 July 2022 11:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at Carrington for crucial talks over his Manchester United future.

The wantaway Portuguese superstar was pictured driving into the training ground on Tuesday morning, with agent Jorge Mendes also present.

Read the full story here!

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Frenkie De Jong open to joining Chelsea

Tuesday 26 July 2022 10:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

Look away, Manchester United fans!

Part of the reason Frenkie De Jong is yet to join Erik Ten Hag at Old Trafford is believed to be his love of playing for Barcelona, as well as (though much less romantic) the money owed to him.

While not exactly ideal, it’s a reasonable position to accept.

So, reports from Spanish outlet Sport will be a concern.

They claim the Dutch international is willing to move to Chelsea. Now, it’s up to them to pay the money both he and Barca are looking for.

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Nicolas Pepe sends message about Arsenal future

Tuesday 26 July 2022 10:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Nicolas Pepe is determined to make a success of his Arsenal career.

The club’s record signing, Pepe has scored only 21 times in 112 games since a £72m move to north London from Lille in the summer of 2019.

With Gabriel Jesus, Marquinhos and Fabio Vieira having arrived over the course of this summer, competition for places has only increased and the 27-year-old is one of a number of players the club are considering selling.

Read the full story here!

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Gianluca Scamacca in West Ham medical

Tuesday 26 July 2022 10:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gianluca Scamacca is undergoing a medical before completing his £30.5million move to West Ham.

The Italian international could be unveiled as the Hammers’ fourth signing of the summer by the end of the day, providing all goes to plan with the routine assessments.

The Hammers struck a deal, which could rise a further £5m with add-ons, with Italian side Sassuolo last week and Scamacca flew to London on Monday evening after agreeing personal terms earlier in the day.

Read the full story here!

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Tottenham close to two big-name appointments

Tuesday 26 July 2022 10:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Premier League greats Jermain Defoe and Yaya Toure are to join Tottenham as academy coaches, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Defoe, who scored 143 goals in 363 appearances in two spells at Spurs, is expected to take up his first coaching job in the club’s academy from next month, while Toure has been handed a full-time position after initially joining the club on a part-time basis in December.

Defoe, 39, had a brief spell on Rangers’ coaching staff after Steven Gerrard left the club last year and retired in March during his second spell at Sunderland.

Read the full story here!

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Chelsea consider Denzel Dumfries raid

Tuesday 26 July 2022 10:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are switching focus to Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries after frustration in their bid to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues’ bid fell slightly short of Kounde’s asking price and they are reluctant to go further for the 23-year-old who Thomas Tuchel was initially unsure about.

Barcelona have now taken over as favourites to win the France international’s signature, with an approach that mirrors the hijacking of Chelsea’s bid for Raphinha, but they currently also remain short of the asking price.

Read the full story here!

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Barcelona make offer to Frenkie De Jong to leave

Tuesday 26 July 2022 09:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Barcelona have made little secret of their desire to see Frenkie De Jong leave the club.

Indeed, a fee has been agreed with Manchester United over a potential move for the Dutchman, who does not seem in much of a rush to move.

Part of the reason is believed to be because of the wages Barca owe hm and the Independent say an offer has now been made.

The Catalan club are thought to offered to pay the the midfielder part of his deferred salary, although that is reportedly £10m short of the real amount.

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Cristiano Ronaldo latest

Tuesday 26 July 2022 09:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester might look like a positive thing on the face of it.

While not too much can be taken from preseason friendlies, United have looked impressive during the early days of the Erik Ten Hag era and welcoming back last season’s top scorer should be another boost.

Still, accordng to The Sun, the 37-year-old is merely returning to tell the United boss he wants to leave now.

Finding a club willing to pay his wages, however, may prove difficult.

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Tottenham desperate for Nicolo Zaniolo

Tuesday 26 July 2022 09:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Richarlison has already arrived at Tottenham to add further options to an attack already boasting Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski.

Still, Antonio Conte is believed to be keen on another forward this summer, as the Italian continues to push Spurs’ owners for more.

According to Calciomercatoweb, Conte is desperate to bring Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo to north London this summer and plans to beat Juventus to his signature “at all costs”.

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Youri Tielemans: Update emerges amid Arsenal interest

Tuesday 26 July 2022 09:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Leicester City chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has revealed the club are yet to receive any offers for Youri Tielemans.

Into the final year of his contract at the King Power Stadium, the Belgian international has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers is yet to add to his squad this summer and has recently claimed incomings remain on hold until players move on.

Read the full story here!

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Jesse Lingard explains Nottingham Forest move

Tuesday 26 July 2022 08:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

The sight of Jesse Lingard in a Nottingham Forest shirt is a strange one.

Widely tipped to return to West Ham after his successful loan stint there in 2021, the England international instead opted to move to the City Ground on a free transfer.

Speaking to Forest’s official website, Lingard said: “Miltiadis [Marinakis] played a huge role in bringing me to the club.

“The owners showed a lot of love to me from the beginning and every time we spoke, they were really keen to get the deal sorted out and I loved the aggressive approach.

“That’s what you want as a player, an owner to want you at the club and showing the love and intent that made me want to come here.”

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Timo Werner attracting interest from RB Leipzig

Tuesday 26 July 2022 08:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea might be struggling for incomings at the moment, although plenty of their players have eyes on a potential exit.

Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are both believed to want to join Barcelona this summer, while Armando Broja continues to be linked away.

Now, the Daily Mail claim Timo Werner is another up for an exit.

They claim former club RB Leipzig are casting keen eyes over his situation at Stamford Bridge.

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David Moyes pushing hard to bring Filip Kostic to West Ham

Tuesday 26 July 2022 07:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

After missing out on Jesse Lingard, West Ham looked in a rut.

While David Moyes has been keen on making up to six additions this summer, the club have struggled to get deals over the line and saw one of their top targets join a newly-promoted side for much more money.

According to Football Insider, however, Moyes is not giving up.

They claim the Scotsman is pushing hard to bring Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic to the club this summer and held talks with the player on Monday.

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Marseille president meets William Saliba’s agent

Tuesday 26 July 2022 07:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

Marseille have made little secret of their desire to keep William Saliba long-term.

The defender, hardly seen at Arsenal until this summer, impressed during a loan stint there last season and even played his way into the French national team.

Mikel Arteta has spoken in glowing terms of the 21-year-old and has hinted at a new contract, although Fabrizio Romano claims Marseille president Pablo Longoria was in London to meet up with the player’s agent.

Tottenham latest

Tuesday 26 July 2022 07:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

While not a new signing in the truest sense of the words, Tottenham fans will be eager to know why Cristian Romero has not been announced as a permanent arrival yet.

The Argentine had a huge impact last season after joining on loan from Atalanta and looks set for another big season under Antonio Conte.

Football.london’s Alasdair Gold has revealed the reason as to why there has been a hold up.

“Cristian Romero, I’ve had a lot of people asking why it hasn’t been announced yet, really, quite simply it’s because it hasn’t actually happened yet,” he told his YouTube channel.

“I’ve been asking around about that. When it was first announced it was really complicated and confusing. Spurs announced it as a permanent, Atalanta announced it as a loan, and we now know it is a loan. Everyone I’ve spoken to about this deal has said it’s a complicated one,” Gold said.

“From what I understand about it, it initially was a season-long loan with an option not an obligation to buy him for £42.5m, but it was pretty much an obligation because the criteria that had to be met for it to become permanent were so likely to happen that it was an obligation in all but name.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United firm in transfer stance

Tuesday 26 July 2022 07:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristiano Ronaldo will soon return to Manchester in order to discuss his future with United.

It is no secret that the Portugal star wants to leave Old Trafford this summer given the lack of Champions League football but offers have not been forthcoming.

Still, despite the strange situation one of the greatest players of all time finds himself in, the BBC claim nothing has changed from a United perspective.

Simply put, Ronaldo is not for sale.

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Arsenal in fresh Arthur Melo talks

Tuesday 26 July 2022 07:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

This one just isn’t going away, is it?

Arthur Melo was one of the names who dominated the January transfer window from an Arsenal perspective and the Brazilian is once again being touted as a target.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners are the club showing the most interest in the midfielder and talks are ongoing.

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Chelsea consider Wesley Fofana raid

Tuesday 26 July 2022 07:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

With Jules Kounde looking as if he is waiting to join Barcelona despite Chelsea’s interest, Thomas Tuchel is reportedly ready to turn his attentions elsewhere.

Having lost a number of defenders this summer, the German is keen to strengthen and could look to a current Premier League star for reinforcement.

According to Talk Chelsea, the club are likely to contact Leicester City in order to raise the idea of a possible move.

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Tanganga talks continue

Monday 25 July 2022 22:58 , Marc Mayo

More talks between AC Milan and Tottenham over Japhet Tanganga.

Tuttosport detail movement towards a loan deal featuring a purchase option for the Rossoneri.

It has previously been reported that Spurs want to add a buy-back clause into the defender’s departure.

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Fenerbahce come in for Mari

Monday 25 July 2022 22:46 , Marc Mayo

Fenerbahce are in talks to sign Pablo Mari from Arsenal.

Turkish journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu has claimed that the Gunners are happy to loan out the defender without a fee this summer.

Mari is worth around £4.2m, it is claimed, and not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.

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Ronaldo desperate to leave Man United

Monday 25 July 2022 22:26 , Marc Mayo

Cristiano Ronaldo will tell Manchester United he wants to leave for a new club immediately.

The Sun report on the Portuguese star’s imminent talks with Erik ten Hag ahead of his return to the country this week.

And despite United’s offer of a new contract, Ronaldo will reiterate his desire to not play in the Europa League.

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Clubs circle for Depay

Monday 25 July 2022 22:16 , Marc Mayo

A number of clubs are lining up to bid for Memphis Depay.

Tottenham have been in the race for some time but Spanish outlet AS name Lyon as in the race for the Barcelona outcast.

AC Milan, Napoli and Juventus are also in the running.

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Lyon deliver Paqueta update

Monday 25 July 2022 21:59 , Marc Mayo

Lyon head of recruitment Bruno Cheyrou has refused to quash rumours brewing over Lucas Paqueta’s potential move to Arsenal.

The Brazilian has been touted as a Gunners target with the Ligue 1 side said to have slashed their asking price for Paqueta, to a fee in the region of £33.5million.

Talking after Lyon’s 2-0 pre-season win over Feyenoord, Cheyrou gave an insight into the club’s approach to the final month of the market.

“We need to reduce the squad size,” he told reporters.

Read the full story.

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Valencia move in on Arsenal target

Monday 25 July 2022 21:39 , Marc Mayo

Valencia could beat Arsenal to the signing of Arthur Melo.

The Brazilian is available for a move out of Juventus with the Gunners tipped to bid, and the player wanting a return to Barcelona.

But Sky Sport Italia claim the LaLiga side have stolen a march with a loan offer featuring a purchase obligation.

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Sanchez thinks big

Monday 25 July 2022 21:22 , Marc Mayo

Alexis Sanchez is dreaming of a return to Barcelona.

Inter Milan are ready to dispense with the Chilean attacker but a bid by Marseille has been knocked back by the player, according to Tuttosport.

That is because Sanchez holds out, shall we say, ambitions of a move back to the Camp Nou.

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Osimhen committed to Napoli

Monday 25 July 2022 20:58 , Marc Mayo

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has insisted he will stay at the club after rumours of a move to Arsenal or Manchester United.

Reportedly rated at £85million, the Nigeria star has detailed positive talks held with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis in which he was impressed by the Partenopei’s summer signings.

“I’m in Napoli and I have great respect for my club,” Osimhen told Corriere dello Sport.

“They are just rumours of the market. I’m fine here and I’ve never had such close relationships with everyone as at this moment.”

Read the full story.

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Chelsea and Tottenham learn winger fee

Monday 25 July 2022 20:43 , Marc Mayo

Newcastle want over £40m for Allan Saint-Maximin.

That is according to The Athletic, who detail Chelsea and Tottenham’s race to land the French winger.

Newcastle are sticking to their valuation after cut-price enquiries by the London clubs, as Saint-Maximin fights to earn a big pay rise at the big-spending Toon.

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Kounde set to snub Chelsea

Monday 25 July 2022 20:10 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are now set to miss out on the signing of Jules Kounde.

After a transfer saga stretching back over a year, the Blues are set to be rebuffed despite agreeing personal terms and a £55m fee for the Frenchman.

Kounde is said to prefer a move to Barcelona, who have pushed ahead with a deal with Sevilla even though they have considerable debt.

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Done deal!

Monday 25 July 2022 19:50 , Marc Mayo

Goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese joins WSL side Arsenal Women from HB Koge.

Arsenal tipped to break £200m barrier

Monday 25 July 2022 19:31 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal could take their summer spending up past £200m, according to Darmesh Sheth.

The Sky Sports journalist has told GiveMeSport that a right winger remains on the Gunners’ agenda.

Having made a move for £55m star Raphinha, who ended up at Barcelona, the Gunners could break the £200m barrier with another similar bid for a new target.

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Inter line up potential Skriniar replacement

Monday 25 July 2022 19:17 , Marc Mayo

A potential replacement for Milan Skriniar is being lined up by Inter Milan.

With Chelsea targeting the centre-back, Il Tirreno report on talks between the club andFiorentina star Nikola Milenkovic’s agents.

Inter are not ready to commit the necessary cash for a transfer bid, yet.

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Cristiano Ronaldo heading back home

Monday 25 July 2022 19:05 , Marc Mayo

Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way back to England ahead of talks with Manchester United over his future.

The Athletic report on face-to-face talks with Erik ten Hag being planned after the club insisted he is not for sale, and prospective bidders such as Chelsea pulled out of any deal.

It is unclear when and if he will return to training having so far sat out United’s pre-season matches due to an undefined family reason.

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Tottenham outcast wanted in Turkey

Monday 25 July 2022 18:57 , Marc Mayo

Galatasaray have emerged as contenders for Tanguy Ndomebele’s services.

Antonio Conte is happy to hear out offers for the midfielder after he was loaned back to Lyon, despite his hope of returning to the Tottenham first-team this season.

Media Foot report on Spurs rejecting the offer, as it failed to meet their economic demands.

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Milinkovic-Savic keen on Red Devils

Monday 25 July 2022 18:46 , Marc Mayo

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic wants to sign for Manchester United if Frenkie de Jong does not join the club.

Lazio are waiting on concrete proposals for the midfielder after he stated his intent to move on, although Barcelona and Chelsea are not keen on a deal.

Arsenal and Newcastle have made their interest known but Milinkovic-Savic would prefer a move to Old Trafford.

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Man United’s Garner willing to make Premier League move

Monday 25 July 2022 18:19 , George Flood

James Garner is willing to leave Manchester United for a loan move to another Premier League club this summer.

The England Under-21 midfielder shone during a second successful stint at Nottingham Forest last term, helping to end the club’s 23-year exile from the top-flight via the Championship play-offs.

And while Garner’s first priority is to stay at Old Trafford and impress new manager Erik ten Hag, he is willing to join another Premier League outfit if it means continuing his development with more regular football and a step up in quality.

“I want to play for United,” Garner told the Press Association. “Of course that’s obviously my aim.

“But I feel like if I’m not going to be playing as regularly as I would like to then I’m definitely open to going back on loan to a Premier League side.”

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How close did Arsenal come to Raphinha deal?

Monday 25 July 2022 18:15 , George Flood

Arsenal technical director Edu has opened up on the club’s failed summer pursuit of Raphinha.

The active Gunners are eager to further strengthen Mikel Arteta’s squad with the addition of a new winger in the current window and initially emerged as strong favourites to sign Leeds’ prized asset.

North London rivals Tottenham were also interested in Raphinha, while it then looked for a long while as if Chelsea were set to clinch a deal before Barcelona eventually manoeuvred themselves into a position to be able to complete a transfer worth up to £55million.

Raphinha had been willing to wait on Barca despite the interest from that aforementioned London trio, with a Camp Nou switch always said to be his top priority.

Indeed, the Brazil international has wasted little time in impressing his new team-mates, scoring a stunning winning goal against fierce rivals Real Madrid in a pre-season Clasico in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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Zinchenko to Arsenal deal planned ‘for six months'

Monday 25 July 2022 18:15 , George Flood

Oleksandr Zinchenko’s transfer to Arsenal had been planned for six months, technical director Edu has revealed.

Zinchenko became the Gunners’ fifth summer signing last week after joining from Manchester City in a deal worth £32million, linking up with former Etihad team-mate Gabriel Jesus in north London.

The Ukrainian international will provide competition and support for the injured Kieran Tierney at left-back, while he is also capable of being deployed in a central midfield role.

Zinchenko impressed during his early training sessions under Mikel Arteta - under whom he also worked at City during the Spaniard’s time as assistant to Pep Guardiola - on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States, being trusted for an immediate start in Orlando, where he played the first 45 minutes of the shock 4-0 Florida Cup final drubbing of London rivals Chelsea.

Edu has since revealed his delight at signing the versatile 25-year-old, a long-term target for whom a move to the Emirates had been targeted since the start of the year.

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Zielinski rejects West Ham move

Monday 25 July 2022 18:13 , George Flood

It is not just Gianluca Scamacca and Filip Kostic on West Ham’s transfer radar.

David Moyes also wants to sign another new midfielder after the arrival of Flynn Downes from Swansea, with interest in Amadou Onana at Lille and Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski.

However, Calcio Mercato claim that the latter has rejected the idea of a move to the Premier League and will not be leaving the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this summer.

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Done deal! Saints sign Sekou Mara

Monday 25 July 2022 18:07 , George Flood

Speaking of Southampton!

The Saints have just announced the arrival of teenage forward Sekou Mara from troubled Bordeaux in a deal believed to be worth up to £11m.

The French Under-21 international, 19, has penned a four-year contract at St Mary’s and was previously on the books at Paris Saint-Germain.

“I’m really happy to sign for Southampton and to be a Saint for the next years. Southampton have given me a good opportunity to progress,” Mara said.

“I’m a young player and I have to work. I think Southampton is the best club for me to develop myself and progress to be one of the best. I’m impatient to begin with this team and score goals.”

Southampton hijack Edozie move

Monday 25 July 2022 18:04 , George Flood

Southampton are trying to hijack Bayer Leverkusen’s move for Samuel Edozie, reports suggest.

Manchester City’s teenage winger had looked all set for a summer switch to the Bundesliga, with a fee agreed between the two clubs for the England Under-19 international.

However, Fabrizio Romano reports that Southampton are now making a late play for Edozie, who began as a youngster at Millwall before heading to City in 2019.

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Done deal! Fulham announce Solomon arrival

Monday 25 July 2022 17:32 , George Flood

This one had been expected for quite some time.

Fulham have finally been able to confirm the arrival of Israeli winger Manor Solomon, who joins until next summer after exercising a Fifa ruling to suspend his contract at Shakhtar Donetsk.

“I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Fulham and I can’t wait to feel the special atmosphere at Craven Cottage,” Solomon said.

“There are some great players here and I am determined to help Fulham achieve its goals for the year. I also want to send a big hug to my friends and supporters in Ukraine. You are in my thoughts.”

Solomon is newly-promoted Fulham’s third signing of the summer so far, joining midfielders Joao Palhinha and Andreas Pereira.

They are also on the verge of welcoming Wolfsburg full-back Kevin Mbabu amid ongoing talks for Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Done deal! Rangers sign Ridvan Yilmaz

Monday 25 July 2022 17:15 , George Flood

Another done deal north of the border.

Rangers have officially confirmed the arrival of left-back Ridvan Yilmaz from Besiktas.

The 21-year-old, who has six senior international caps for Turkey, joins for an undisclosed fee and has penned a five-year contract at Ibrox.

Yilmaz becomes Rangers’ seventh and, according to manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, likely final summer purchase following deals for Ben Davies, Rabbi Matondo, Antonio Colak, Tom Lawrence, John Souttar and Malik Tillman.

Done deal! Parrott extends Spurs stay and joins Preston

Monday 25 July 2022 17:04 , George Flood

Confirmation from Tottenham that Troy Parrott will spend the 2022/23 season on loan at Championship side Preston.

But before heading to Deepdale, the Republic of Ireland international has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract in north London.

A graduate of the Spurs academy, Parrott impressed on loan at third-tier MK Dons during the second half of last term after disappointing stints with Millwall and Ipswich.

He has four goals in 15 senior international appearances for Ireland to date.

Neville: De Jong should take legal action against Barcelona

Monday 25 July 2022 16:51 , George Flood

Gary Neville has had his say on the never-ending Frenkie de Jong saga, insisting that the Dutch midfielder should consider legal action against Barcelona.

The Old Trafford legend and Sky Sports pundit accused the Blaugrana of bullying as they continue to make new signings despite claims that they still owe United transfer target De Jong around €17m in deferred salary payments.

Neville tweeted this afternoon: “De Jong should consider legal action v Barcelona and all players should be behind him!

“A club spending fortunes on new players whilst not paying the ones they have under contract their full money is immoral and a breach.

“@FIFPRO should be all over bullying like this and stop it.”

Scamacca to sign five-year West Ham deal

Monday 25 July 2022 16:28 , George Flood

Some additional information now on Gianluca Scamacca’s £30.5m move from Sassuolo to West Ham, which is expected to be completed tomorrow.

Sky Sports report that the Italy striker will pen a five-year contract in east London that is believed to include the option for a further 12 months beyond that.

talkSPORT also claim that West Ham could land Filip Kostic at Eintracht Frankfurt for a cut-price fee, having baulked at Hoffenheim’s £30m asking price for German international David Raum.

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Spurs hold talks with Zaniolo’s agent

Monday 25 July 2022 16:12 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have reportedly held talks with the agent of Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo.

The 23-year-old has been linked with Spurs before and that interest has come up again, with Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia suggesting the player’s agent has had discussions with Fabio Paratici.

Juventus are also believed to be interested in Zaniolo, who is valued at around €50m.

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Fulham pushing for Diop

Monday 25 July 2022 15:55 , Matt Verri

Fulham are continuing to push to sign West Ham defender Issa Diop.

Foot Mercato report that while Fulham have bid just under £15m for the 25-year-old, West Ham are holding out for a fee of at least £15m with £3m in add-ons, so the clubs are not too far apart.

Diop is believed to be keen on the move to the newly promoted side.

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Neville weighs in on De Jong situation

Monday 25 July 2022 15:46 , Matt Verri

Frenkie de Jong’s potential move to Manchester United continues to drag on.

United and Barcelona broadly have an agreement in place, but the issue remains that De Jong wants his deferred wages paid in full and even then it’s not certain he even wants to leave the club.

Gary Neville has had his say on De Jong’s battle to get his wages paid.

Potter: Cucurella happy at Brighton

Monday 25 July 2022 15:31 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter insists Marc Cucurella is happy at Brighton despite rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.

After the sale of Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal, City are believed to be in for a left-back and Cucurella is one man they are pushing for. The Spaniard is reportedly keen to make the move, but the Brighton boss wants his player to put that talk to one side.

Potter said: “Yeah, he is happy. It is not easy because there’s speculation, he’s a human being and that is the challenge with footballers when the window is open, you get linked with this and that.

“It is what it is. We have a lot of respect for Marc, we like him a lot and we are just helping him enjoy his football.”

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Skriniar a popular man

Monday 25 July 2022 15:17 , Matt Verri

Could the battle for Milan Skriniar be the next saga of the summer?

Chelsea see him as a potential alternative to Jules Kounde, but PSG have already agreed personal terms with Skriniar. They are yet to match Inter Milan’s valuation of €65m-70m.

That’s according to Ben Jacobs, who reports Inter would be willing to sell at the right price.

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Malacia settling in at United!

Monday 25 July 2022 15:04 , Matt Verri

Fenerbahce in for Mari

Monday 25 July 2022 14:51 , Matt Verri

Pablo Mari could be on his way to Fenerbahce before the window shuts this summer.

VOLE report that the Turkish side are interested in the Arsenal centre-back, though would be looking for a loan deal with no fee and a buy option of €5m.

The Gunners are keen to offload a number of players in the weeks ahead, though it remains to be seen if they will accept that offer.

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Scamacca agrees personal terms

Monday 25 July 2022 14:38 , Matt Verri

Gianluca Scamacca is set to become West Ham’s fourth signing of the summer after agreeing personal terms ahead of his move to the London Stadium, writes Malik Ouzia.

The Hammers agreed a £30.5million deal with Serie A side Sassuolo last week, which could rise a further £5m with add-ons.

The Italy forward is set to arrive in London on Monday and will undergo a medical before signing for last season’s Europa League semi-finalists.

The 23-year-old scored 16 goals in 36 Serie A appearances last term and made his Italy debut in September, before going on to feature in the goalless Nations League draw against England at Molineux last month.

Read the full story!

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Tanganga keen on AC Milan

Monday 25 July 2022 14:27 , Matt Verri

Japhet Tanganga is believed to be keen on a move to AC Milan this summer.

With Spurs strengthening their options at the back, Tanganga has fallen down the pecking order and looks increasingly likely to be on the move.

Calciomercato report that Tanganga has decided he wants to join Milan and is willing to wait for the club to make a bid.

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Barcelona close in on Kounde

Monday 25 July 2022 14:16 , Matt Verri

Barcelona are reportedly nearing a deal for Jules Kounde.

According to Fabrizio Romano, personal terms with the centre-back have been agreed and the club are working on a final bid that Sevilla will accept.

Chelsea are said to have grown frustrated with the saga and are prepared to move on.

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Dortmund to do everything to keep Bellingham

Monday 25 July 2022 14:05 , Matt Verri

Borussia Dortmund are unsurprisingly desperate to keep Jude Bellingham at the club.

While the England midfielder looks set to stay in Germany this season, it’s been widely reported that Liverpool are preparing a huge bid to bring Bellingham to Anfield next summer.

Sky Sports report that Dortmund intend to do everything possible to keep the 19-year-old, having already lost Erling Haaland.

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Zinchenko sends team-mates warning

Monday 25 July 2022 13:54 , Matt Verri

Oleksandr Zinchenko has warned his new Arsenal team-mates not to get carried away after they beat Chelsea 4-0 on his debut, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 25-year-old played 45 minutes against the Blues in Orlando and excelled in a shock drubbing of their London rivals.

The Ukraine international said he thinks the result highlighted the quality of his new side but could still see areas where they need to improve.

“It’s a massive pleasure to be here and I’m so happy with the result,” Zinchenko said. “In terms of the game, of course, we did well, but there is still a couple of things we can improve.

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Scamacca flight delayed...

Monday 25 July 2022 13:39 , Matt Verri

A quick update on Gianluca Scamacca and his travel plans.

According to Relevo, Scamacca’s flight has been delayed for a few hours but he is still expected in London tonight.

Fear not Hammers fans...

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West Ham wasting no time

Monday 25 July 2022 13:24 , Matt Verri

Gianluca Scamacca is close to completing his move to West Ham - Filip Kostic to follow?

PSV make suitors wait for Gakpo

Monday 25 July 2022 13:13 , Matt Verri

Arsenal might have to wait if they are to make a move for PSV winger Cody Gakpo.

The Gunners are looking to bring in a wide player, after failing in their attempts to secure Raphinha earlier in the summer.

However, while there is believed to be interest in Gakpo, Voetbal International claim that PSV would only consider selling the 23-year-old after their Champions League play-off against Monaco next month.

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Edu reveals discussions with Jesus

Monday 25 July 2022 13:01 , Matt Verri

Arsenal technical director Edu has lifted the lid on the successful transfer negotiations which brought Gabriel Jesus to the club.

Jesus has been the marquee signing of the summer for the Gunners, arriving from Manchester City in a deal worth around £45million, and has hit the ground running with five goals in six games - including the opener in the 4-0 weekend thumping of Chelsea in Orlando.

“I worked with Gabriel as well from the national team,” Edu told reporters. “I know him, I know his family, I know everyone and that’s why I decided to go there to talk to the family.

“I said to him one thing, which his agent said was really nice. I said: ‘Gabriel, I’m here to try to sign you, but not the Gabriel from this season, I want the Gabriel from the other seasons because this season you’ve not played the way I know you. You’ve lost your shine.”

Read Edu’s full comments here

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West Ham consider Brereton-Diaz

Monday 25 July 2022 12:48 , Matt Verri

West Ham are believed to have sent scouts to watch Blackburn striker Ben Brereton-Diaz over the weekend

The Hammers are closing in on Gianluca Scamacca, who is expected to arrive in London over the next 24 hours to have his medical and complete a £30.5m move.

In addition to that though, The Sun claims that West Ham are still interested in Brereton-Diaz. He has one year remaining on his current contract and is likely to cost in the region of £15m.

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Tavares could leave on loan

Monday 25 July 2022 12:36 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are in talks with Atalanta over a loan exit for left-back Nuno Tavares, writes Simon Collings.

After spending big in the transfer market this summer once again, the Gunners are looking to trim their squad over the coming weeks.

They are in discussions with Atalanta over a move for Nuno, who could struggle for minutes this season now that Oleksandr Zinchenko has arrived at Emirates Stadium.

Zinchenko, who can also play in midfield, will provide competition to Kieran Tierney at left-back and it means chances for Nuno are likely to be limited.

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Man United remain ‘comfortable’ over De Jong

Monday 25 July 2022 12:24 , Matt Verri

Manchester United are still confident they can bring Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Barcelona are keen to sell the midfielder, with the club needing to bring in money after the signings of Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski, while they are also interested in Jules Kounde.

While De Jong is reportedly keen to stay at Barcelona, and unwilling to leave until his deferred wages have been paid in full, it’s claimed United feel a deal can quickly be completed once the Dutchman and Barcelona come to an agreement.

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Davies excited to sign new Spurs deal

Monday 25 July 2022 12:12 , Matt Verri

Tottenham defender Ben Davies says there is “no more exciting time” to be at the club after agreeing a new contract on Monday, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Davies has signed a one-year extension which will tie him to Spurs until 2025 and likely see the Wales international spend more than a decade in north London.

The defender joined Spurs from Swansea in 2014 and was part of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad who twice challenged for the Premier League title and were beaten in the 2019 Champions League Final.

Previously a squad player, Davies has never been more important to the club than under Antonio Conte and started 26 of 27 league games after the Italian’s appointment, as they returned to the Champions League after a two-year absence.

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Nottingham Forest continue summer business

Monday 25 July 2022 12:02 , Matt Verri

It’s already been a busy window for Nottingham Forest as they prepare for life in the Premier League.

Jesse Lingard and Taiwo Awoniyi are among those to have joined the club, and it looks like Stuttgart midfielder Orel Mangala is set to follow.

Arsenal lower Leno demands

Monday 25 July 2022 11:50 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are progressing in negotiations with Fulham over the sale of goalkeeper Bernd Leno for a fee of around £8million, writes Simon Collings.

Arsenal have been in discussions with Fulham for weeks over the sale of Leno, who is ready to leave Emirates Stadium this summer.

The German lost his place as No1 last season to Aaron Ramsdale and now Matt Turner has also arrived to become the No2.

They have been holding out for around £10m for Leno, but it is now believed a deal worth approximately £8m could be struck.

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Edu slams Arsenal’s former highly-paid flops

Monday 25 July 2022 11:39 , Matt Verri

Arsenal technical director Edu has hit out at previously highly-paid players who were underperforming and “killing” the club.

Arsenal have been revamping their squad ever since Mikel Arteta was appointed as manager back in December 2019 and that process has continued this summer, with the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko joining from Manchester City.

The Gunners have also got rid of several players during that time, with some having their contracts mutually terminated.

That list includes the likes of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Edu has now opened up on how some stars got “comfortable” on high wages.

“If a guy is performing and has a big salary, that’s not a problem,” he told reporters on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States. “When the player is 26-plus, big salary and he’s not performing, he’s killing you.”

Read Edu’s full comments!

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Juventus back in for Firmino

Monday 25 July 2022 11:28 , Matt Verri

Juventus remain interested in bringing Roberto Firmino to Liverpool this summer.

The Brazilian faces an uncertain future at Anfield after the arrival of Darwin Nunez, and the Serie A club are believed to have submitted an offer of €19.5million that has been rejected.

Tuttosport reports that Juventus have increased that with a second bid of €23m, as they look to add a forward to their ranks.

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Parrott to join Preston after extending Spurs deal

Monday 25 July 2022 11:15 , Matt Verri

Preston have won the race to sign Tottenham forward Troy Parrott on loan for the season, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

The 20-year-old Republic of Ireland international travelled to Lancashire on Monday morning to complete a medical.

Parrott is also understood to have extended his contract with Spurs, with his previous deal due to expire at the end of the coming season.

Preston beat off competition from Championship rivals Sunderland, QPR and Middlesbrough for the forward, who impressed on loan at MK Dons in the second half of last season by scoring 10 goals in League One.

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Edu: We’ll take care of Marquinhos

Monday 25 July 2022 11:03 , Matt Verri

Edu has insisted that Arsenal will not rush things when it comes to new signing Marquinhos.

The Brazilian teenager joined the club from Sau Paulo earlier this summer, but the Gunners plan on being patient with the 19-year-old winger.

“We have to be careful, Marquinhos is part of long term project,” Edu told TNT.

“He needs to adapt and enter into this process. We have to be calm, I told him and his family that we have to protect him.

“We’ll take care of Marquinhos.”

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Chelsea fear transfer deja vu

Monday 25 July 2022 10:54 , Matt Verri

Chelsea face a nervous wait over their move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde after Barcelona attempted to hijack their approach, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

They face history repeating itself after losing Leeds United winger Raphinha in similar circumstances, with the 23-year-old France international being told to wait for the Catalan giants to raise funds for a move.

The La Liga side’s manager Xavi has been instrumental in convincing his targets to turn down the Blues, having also poached Andreas Christensen from Chelsea on a free transfer.

The Blues have alternative defensive targets in mind should they lose out to Barcelona for Kounde but they are all imperfect options.

They can do battle for Inter’s Milan Skriniar but would have to take on one of the world’s richest clubs in Paris Saint-Germain.

Read more here!

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Scamacca to West Ham nearing completion

Monday 25 July 2022 10:43 , Matt Verri

Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca is set to arrive in London in the next 24 hours as he closes on a £30.5million move to West Ham, writes Malik Ouzia.

The two clubs agreed the fee - which could rise to £35.5m with add-ons - for the Italian international late last week and though negotiations are still ongoing over personal terms, West Ham are confident of getting the deal over the line.

The 23-year-old scored 16 goals in 36 Series A appearances last term and made his Italy debut in September, before going on to feature in the goalless Nations League draw against England at Molineux last month.

The Hammers also remain in talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over wing-back Filip Kostic, but completing the Scamacca signing is currently the club’s priority, with the new Premier League season now less than a fortnight away.

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“It’s an honour for me to be here"

Monday 25 July 2022 10:31 , Matt Verri

Sterling set to leave Chelsea on loan

Monday 25 July 2022 10:21 , Matt Verri

Queens Park Rangers and Preston are among the clubs interested in signing Chelsea full-back Dujon Sterling on a season-long loan, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues are ready to sanction another temporary move for their academy graduate, but will not entertain selling him during this transfer window.

Thomas Tuchel regards the 22-year-old highly but does not have space for him in the first-team squad for the coming season.

Sterling has just one year left on his current contract, but Chelsea hold a contract clause to extend the deal by another year.

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Davies extends Tottenham contract

Monday 25 July 2022 10:11 , Matt Verri

Tottenham defender Ben Davies has agreed a one-year contract extension until 2025 in a show of faith from manager Antonio Conte, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

The Wales international, 29, has enjoyed a renaissance under Conte on the left of Spurs’ back three and last season started 34 of 36 matches after the Italian’s arrival, including 26 of 27 in the Premier League.

Davies, who is going into his ninth season at the club, faces competition this term from Clement Lenglet, who has joined on loan for the season from Barcelona and was one of five summer signings to make his debut in Saturday’s friendly win over Rangers, along with Ivan Perisic, Djed Spence, Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster.

Read the full story!

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Atletico fans push back on Ronaldo move

Monday 25 July 2022 10:00 , Matt Verri

Atletico Madrid fans are seemingly not keen on Cristiano Ronaldo joining their club.

The Manchester United forward is looking for a move this summer and Atletico have been put forward as a potential destination. The Times report that the club are looking to sell Antoine Griezmann to free up space on their wage bill.

However, a number of Atletico fans have launched an online protest in an attempt to stop a move for Ronaldo happening, with memories still fresh of his time at Real Madrid.

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Liverpool ‘done’ in transfer window

Monday 25 July 2022 09:53 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool’s transfer business is likely done barring any serious injuries between now and the end of the window.

He told Sky Sports: “If nobody wants to leave, we are done. Or if a bad injury comes in, I don’t hope so. But Liverpool fans can now start focusing on other things.”

The Liverpool boss was pressed on who could be leaving the club this summer, though he was in no mood to discuss that.

“Have I ever spoken in situations like this about it? You get the results, not the process!”

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Bastoni: I see myself at Inter for many years

Monday 25 July 2022 09:43 , Matt Verri

Alessandro Bastoni has downplayed rumours that have been linking him with a move to Tottenham all summer, insisting he has never considered leaving Inter Milan.

“I’ve never had the doubt about leaving Inter, here I have everything I need to feel good and express myself at my best,” Bastoni said via Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I still see myself for many years with this shirt.”

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New club for Fabregas

Monday 25 July 2022 09:33 , Matt Verri

London, Barcelona, Monaco... Como. Life is not too bad for Cesc Fabregas.

Fabrizio Romano reports the midfielder is on the verge of completing a move to Serie B side Como on a two-year deal, and is set to fly to Italy to undergo a medical in the next couple of weeks.

Fabregas is available on a free transfer, after he left Monaco at the end of his contract.

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Broja still attracting interest

Monday 25 July 2022 09:21 , Matt Verri

Newcastle and Everton are among the clubs back in for Armando Broja.

West Ham were leading the race to sign the Chelsea striker, but have cooled their interest after reaching an agreement for Gianluca Scamacca.

The i reports that has given encouragement to Newcastle and Everton, who are both in the market for a forward. It’s claimed the Magpies could pursue a loan deal, which Chelsea would be more willing to sanction.

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Fulham continue goalkeeper search

Monday 25 July 2022 09:11 , Matt Verri

Fulham are yet to reach an agreement over bringing a new goalkeeper to the club.

CBS Sports claim that Arsenal have rejected a £7m bid, with £3m in add-ons, for Bernd Leno, as the Gunners hold out for a total fee of £15m.

That has led to Fulham also keeping tabs on Barcelona’s Neto, should they not be able to agree a fee with Arsenal.

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Juventus interested in Martial

Monday 25 July 2022 08:59 , Matt Verri

Juventus are believed to be considering a move for Anthony Martial.

With Alvaro Morata returning to Atletico Madrid after a two-year loan spell in Italy, Juventus are on the hunt for a forward to replace him.

However, the Mirror reports that Manchester United have no intention of selling Martial, particularly with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future so uncertain.

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