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Transfer news LIVE!

Lionel Messi to PSG looked set to be the story of the summer... but Cristiano Ronaldo is rejoining Manchester United.

Manchester City had looked favourites to sign Ronaldo from Juventus after Tottenham refused to entertain selling Harry Kane, but United have now confirmed a deal for their former No7 to return to Old Trafford.

The fun doesn’t stop there though, as another superstar - Kylian Mbappe - could also be on the move from PSG. Real Madrid have lodged a second bid, worth €170m, after the Parisians accused Real of an “illegal” approach... but if Real get their man, that could also see PSG turn to Erling Haaland. What a summer!

Chelsea are set to sell Kurt Zouma to West Ham before signing Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, while Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez could join on loan - though United are also reportedly interested. Tottenham, meanwhile, have signed Metz wonderkid Pape Sarr and are talking to Wolves about signing Adama Traore.

Arsenal have spent more than any other top European team, with the signings of Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale, and are now focussing on getting rid of deadwood with Willian heading for the exit door... but captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is staying put.

Liverpool have made a quiet transfer window and look to miss out on former targets Saul and Mbappe amid new contract plans for Mohamed Salah.

Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip!

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  • Man Utd confirm Cristiano Ronaldo deal

  • Spurs sign Pape Matar Sarr

  • West Ham trying to salvage Zouma deal

  • Mbappe, Haaland latest

Done deal! Moussa Sissoko to Watford

19:32 , Tom Doyle

Tottenham have confirmed that Moussa Sissoko is joining Watford on a permanent deal.

Sissoko, 32, joined Tottenham from Newcastle United in 2016 and has made 202 appearances for Spurs across all competitions.

He played 44 times in the 2018-19 season, helping Tottenham reach the Champions League final.

Sissoko joins Watford on a two-year deal for around £5m, and will be available to face Spurs for the Hornets on Sunday.

What does Ronaldo deal mean for Mbappe/Haaland?

19:03 , Tom Doyle

So, what does that Cristiano Ronaldo news mean for other big transfer stories elsewhere?

Manchester United have been linked with moves for both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe next summer, but Ronaldo’s return could well see the Red Devils pull out of those races.

Real Madrid remain the overwhelming favourites to land Mbappe - either this summer for a huge fee, or next year on a free - while PSG are reportedly sounding out Haaland about replacing Mbappe in Paris.

There could be plenty of drama left in this transfer window yet, and we’re ready for it.

Fernandes’ emotional Ronaldo post

19:00 , Tom Doyle

Bruno Fernandes has welcomed Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United with open arms.

Fernandes has previously described Ronaldo as his “favourite player” growing up, recalling watching as a nine-year-old as Ronaldo and Portugal reached the Euro 2004 final on home soil, with a young Ronaldo’s tears following that defeat to Greece sticking in the memory.

The pair have played together at national level for Portugal, but they will now be team-mates at club level as well - and Fernandes seems delighted by the prospect of regularly featuring alongside one of his childhood heroes.

Fernandes posted a drawing of what appears to be a young version of himself wearing a Manchester United shirt with ‘Ronaldo 7’ on the back, watching a TV set on which Ronaldo takes his trademark stance for a free-kick.

A poster of Ronaldo adorns the wall, with the badges of Boavista - the club where he came through as a young player - and Portugal stuck to a dresser, along with a Boavista shirt on a chair nearby.

Fernandes’ accompanying caption reads: “Never stop dreaming. Welcome back home Cristiano” - and the midfielder has also thrown in a goat emoji to let the world know where his loyalties lie in the GOAT debate between Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo’s Juventus farewell

18:21 , Tom Doyle

Cristiano Ronaldo has bid farewell to Juventus on Instagram.

He wrote: “Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I’ll always love the city of Turin until my final days.

“The ‘tiffosi bianconeri’ always respected me and I tried to thank that respect by fighting for them in every game, every season, every competition. In the end, we can all look back and realize that we achieved great things, not all that we wanted, but still, we wrote a pretty beautiful story together.

“I will always be one of you. You are now part of my history, as I feel that I’m part of yours. Italy, Juve, Turin, tiffosi bianconeri, you’ll always be in my heart.”

Ronaldo to Man Utd reaction

18:16 , Tom Doyle

David de Gea has no words for the news - just a surprised emoji.

As for former United keeper Edwin van der Sar, who won the Champions League with Ronaldo while at Old Trafford, he is delighted by the deal.

Revealed: Reasons why Ronaldo convinced Man Utd

17:58 , Tom Doyle

There are question marks over Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, not least his age - at 36, what sort of impact can he have?

But James Robson reports that United feel convinced Ronaldo still has years at the top - and there are more reasons why they are confident over his comeback.

Read his full story here.

West Ham in talks to prevent Zouma deal collapsing

17:56 , Tom Doyle

West Ham are in talks to ensure Kurt Zouma's £25million move from Chelsea does not fall through, writes Jack Rosser.

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The deal has suffered another setback after an issue with the defender's knee was identified during the final stages of his medical, though there is hope a compromise will be found with club sources now saying discussions have resumed in order to iron out the late issues following rigorous medical checks.

Read the full story here.

Done deal! Spurs sign Sarr

17:18 , Tom Doyle

Tottenham have signed highly-rated teenager Pape Matar Sarr from Metz.

The 18-year-old, who has already won two international caps for Senegal, will remain with the French Ligue 1 club for the rest of the season.

The defensive midfielder played 25 times for Metz last season, scoring four times, and has played all three of their games this term.

Billed as a signing for the future, he will see out the remainder of the campaign in France before joining up with his new club next season.

Sarr is the fourth summer signing for Spurs, who also brought in 20-year-old Bryan Gil, 23-year-old Cristian Romero and 26-year-old goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini as they build for the future.

Ronaldo to rejoin Man Utd after medical

16:57 , Tom Doyle

A club statement reads: “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.

“Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.

“In his first spell for Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games.

“Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester.”

DONE DEAL! CRISTIANO RONALDO TO MANCHESTER UNITED

16:56 , Tom Doyle

Here we go! Manchester United have confirmed a deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo!

‘Ronaldo offered record Man Utd wages’

16:48 , Tom Doyle

So, what are the figures involved in Manchester United’s bid to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo?

According to Sky Italia, Juventus have received a 25 million euro (£21.4m) bid from United for Ronaldo, with a two-year contract, worth £480,000 a week.

That would comfortably make Ronaldo United’s highest earner, and seemingly the best-paid player in the Premier League.

‘Agent Rio’ confirms Ronaldo talks

16:29 , Tom Doyle

So, Rio Ferdinand appeared to be very smug on Twitter earlier this morning before reports surfaced that Manchester United had moved ahead of Man City in the race for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Now it appears as though that smugness was well-founded, as Rio has confirmed he spoke to Ronaldo on the phone in a bid to stop him from joining City! Just call him ‘Agent Rio’...

'Ronaldo set for United medical in Lisbon’

15:25 , Tom Doyle

This story is gathering pace... the MEN now reports that Manchester United are planning a medical for Cristiano Ronaldo in Lisbon.

Klopp sends warning over Ronaldo deal

15:23 , Tom Doyle

It seems as though Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo being signed by either Manchester United or Man City, warning a deal for a such a player is “not a business of the future”.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea on Saturday, Klopp said: “I watched that (the Ronaldo transfer) like a football supporter and it is not about me to judge that.

“If other clubs can do this, it is not a business of the future. It is for now and immediately.

“That is how some clubs are working and that is fine. There must be different ways, a team - two or three years later and you need success... You need to make sure you develop as a team and club, and that is what we did.”

Rio in dreamland

14:52 , Alex Young

Rio Ferdinand is loving life.

Ronaldo to Man City is OFF

14:29 , Alex Young

Manchester City have called off their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo, the BBC report.

All roads lead back to Old Trafford, then. Remarkable.

Moyes confirms Zouma bid

14:25 , Alex Young

West Ham boss David Moyes has confirmed Kurt Zouma is on the verge of joining the club from Chelsea.

The centre-half is currently undergoing a medical in France after the clubs agreed a deal reportedly worth £25million.

"We lost Fabian Balbuena last season and three centre-backs is not enough," said Moyes.

"We have had an offer accepted from Chelsea for Kurt but I could not tell you if the medical has been completed yet."

Ronaldo to Man Utd is on

14:24 , Alex Young

The Telegraph back up the Guardian’s claims that Manchester United are in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

It’s happening.

What a summer

14:14 , Alex Young

This transfer window is an all-timer.

Man Utd hijack City’s Ronaldo bid

14:09 , Alex Young

Oh, wow!

Manchester United are ready to hijack Manchester City’s bid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, reports the Guardian.

Ronaldo is currently on a private jet, having informed Juventus that he is leaving.

The 36-year-old is now odd-ons to join United across many betting markets.

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(ES Composite)

Man Utd in for Ronaldo?

13:53 , Alex Young

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Ronaldo "knows that we're here".

Asked why his reported destination was not Old Trafford, Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference: "I didn't think Cristiano was going to turn out leaving Juventus. It's been speculation this morning, speculation the last few days, of course.

"We've always had a good communication - I know Bruno has been talking to him as well. He knows what we feel about him and if he was ever going to move away from Juventus, he knows that we're here."

Pep tight-lipped on Ronaldo interest

13:45 , Alex Young

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claimed he could say little about the rumours linking the Premier League champions with Ronaldo.

He said: "I cannot say much. Harry Kane announced he is continuing with his club, an exceptional club like Tottenham.

"Cristiano is a Juventus player, I cannot add anything else.

"In these three or four days left until the transfer window shuts anything can happen but, in my view, there are few players - Cristiano Ronaldo included, Messi is another - they decide where they are going to play.

"Right now, my feeling is I am more than delighted with the squad we have and we will stay the same."

Ronaldo is flying out of Turin

13:28 , Alex Young

That’s it. He will never play for Juventus again.

Manchester City, it seems, awaits

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ICYMI: Chelsea race to sign Kounde

13:24 , Alex Young

Chelsea will make another push to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde after Kurt Zouma completed his West Ham medical ahead of a £25million move, writes Jack Rosser.

However, the Stamford Bridge club have been warned by Sevilla president Jose Castro that “days are running out” for them to strike a deal for Kounde.

The 22-year-old centre-back has a £68million release clause but, after spending £97.5m on Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea hope to negotiate the fee down to about £43m.

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PSG make contact over Haaland

13:00 , Alex Young

Paris Saint-Germain have launched a stunning late bid to sign Kylian Mbappe, reports the Telegraph.

Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has been contacted over the possibility of the striker leaving Borussia Dortmund before Tuesday's deadline.

What an incredible transfer window this has already been, and looks to get even wilder.

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Deeney and Watford in showdown talks

12:53 , Alex Young

Watford and Troy Deeney are having showdown talks over the captain's future.

The captain has barely featured this season and was left out of the Carabao Cup squad on Tuesday.

In a statement Watford said: "Troy Deeney and senior Watford FC officials are currently discussing the best options for both parties for the season ahead.

"The striker has one year left on his current Hornets’ deal, and has featured twice from the bench so far this year during this, his 12th season at Vicarage Road.

"Given the significant mutual respect between the club captain and the Board, these discussions shall remain private and confidential.

"Neither the Board nor Head Coach Xisco Muñoz will offer further comment on this matter until a final decision has been reached."

Spurs want Moriba

12:44 , Alex Young

Tottenham feel the opportunity to sign Ilaix Moriba from Barcelona is too good an opportunity to turn down, reports Football.London.

Barca’s financial struggles mean Moriba has failed to agree a new contract and the club will now cash in despite Ronald Koeman’s disappointment.

Moriba will compete with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks for first-team appearances.

Juventus confirm Ronaldo wants out

12:34 , Alex Young

Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit looks like a matter of time now.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has told reporters: “Cristiano Ronaldo told me yesterday that he wants to leave Juventus immediately.

“It’s true and confirmed. This is why he wasn’t training today and he’s not available for tomorrow match against Genoa.

“I’m not disappointed. He wants to leave Juventus and he made a choice, he is going to look for a new club after three years here. It’s life.”

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Man Utd revive Trippier interest

12:31 , Alex Young

Manchester United have reignited their interest in Kieran Trippier, reports the Athletic.

Reports in Italy earlier said the right-back was staying put, but with Diogo Dalot heading out on loan to either Dortmud or AC Milan then United have gone back in for him.

Atletico Madrid want £28 million, while Dalot could command a £3m loan fee.

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Recap: Mbappe to join Real Madrid today?

12:26 , Alex Young

Confirmation of Kylian Mbappe’s £150m move to Real Madrid could come today, according to Marca.

In a remarkable acceleration of negotiations, PSG are resigned to selling the French star after Madrid lodged a second bid.

Mbappe is out of contract next summer and will not sign new terms, so PSG feel they must accept the second-biggest transfer offer of all time.

Now, will PSG have enough time to sign Haaland?

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PSG to replace Mbappe with Haaland

12:13 , Alex Young

PSG have plenty of plans for their Kylian Mbappe windfall, report L’Equipe.

A bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who is available for around £50m, could be launched after the club decided against a bid earlier in the window.

But, up front, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland is the most obvious target. He is available for £64m next summer due to a release clause, but would cost at least twice that to sign this month.

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Recap: Man City close in on Ronaldo

12:02 , Alex Young

Manchester City are in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus according to various reports.

The 36-year-old, via his agent Jorge Mendes, has informed Juventus of his decision to leave and will now not be part of the weekend Serie A game against Empoli.

City have turned to Ronaldo after missing out on Harry Kane, who has decided to stay at Tottenham, and are expected to lodge a bid of around £25m the former Manchester United forward.

Personal terms have already been agreed, reportedly to the tune of £280,000 a week.

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Spurs in advanced talks for Moriba

11:30 , Alex Young

Tottenham are in advanced talks with Barcelona to sign Ilaix Moriba, reports the Independent.

Moriba is one of the most highly rated graduated from Barca's famed La Masia academy but talks over a new contract has reached an impasse.

As such, Barca are prepared to cash in for around £13m.

Chelsea race to sign Kounde

11:17 , Alex Young

Chelsea will make another push to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde after Kurt Zouma completed his West Ham medical ahead of a £25million move, writes Jack Rosser.

However, the Stamford Bridge club have been warned by Sevilla president Jose Castro that "days are running out" for them to strike a deal for Kounde.

The 22-year-old centre-back has a £68million release clause but, after spending £97.5m on Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea hope to negotiate the fee down to about £43m.

Read more here.

Mbappe set for Zidane’s Real shirt number

11:06 , Alex Young

Kylian Mbappe will be given Zinedine Zidane’s no5 shirt at Real Madrid, according to L’Equipe.

One French legend to a legend-in-waiting, but no5 for a striker? Not for me.

Ronaldo to take HUGE pay cut at Man City

10:51 , Alex Young

Manchester City are willing to offer Cristiano Ronaldo a two-year contract worth around £12m-a-season after tax, reports Sky Italy.

That is less than half the £25m-a-year salary he current takes home at Juventus.

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(REUTERS)

Spurs lead Liverpool in Doku race

10:41 , Alex Young

Tottenham are ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Jeremy Doku, according to reports in France.

The highly rated Rennes striker has struggled in Ligue 1 but remains as attractive prospect for the Premier League pair due to being just 19 years old.

Jurgen Klopp has long been an admirer, report Jeunes Footeux, but it is Nuno Espirito Santo who Doku would prefer to play for.

Rennes would want around £40m for the teenager.

ICYMI: Chelsea hopeful over Saul loan

10:23 , Alex Young

Amid all the Ronaldo and Mbappe madness, Chelsea could be making a very smart signing.

The Telegraph report that Chelsea are hopeful of agreeing on a loan deal with Atletico for Saul Niguez with the option - not an obligation - to make the move permanent.

Manchester United have also been linked.

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Leeds reject Winks loan offer

10:07 , Alex Young

Leeds United have turned down an offer to take Harry Winks on loan from Tottenham, reports the Athletic.

The midfielder is considered a bit-part player under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Ronaldo says goodbye at Juve

09:47 , Alex Young

Cristiano Ronaldo has this morning arrived at the Juventus training ground to bid farewell to his team-mates, report Sky Italy.

Manchester City will today lodge a bid around £23m for the player to take him to the Etihad Stadium in a stunning move.

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Mbappe to join Real Madrid TODAY!

09:36 , Alex Young

Kylian Mbappe's move to Real Madrid could be confirmed today, according to Marca.

In a remarkable acceleration of negotiations, PSG are resigned to selling the French star after Madrid lodged a bid worth €170m.

Mbappe is out of contract next summer so PSG feel they must accept the second-biggest transfer offer of all time.

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Trippier staying at Atletico

09:25 , Alex Young

Kieran Trippier is set to stay at Atletico Madrid this summer, according to Sky Italy.

The right-back is happy to stay, with no Premier League club ready to match Atleti's €40m asking price.

Arsenal have been linked.

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Chalobah also on the move?

09:07 , Alex Young

Watford forward Isaac Success has moved to Udinese and midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs, writes Simon Collings.

The 26-year-old is into the final year of his current contract at Vicarage Road and he is yet to agree an extension with the club.

One in, one out at Watford

08:43 , Alex Young

Watford are close to agreeing a deal to sign Moussa Sissoko from Tottenham as Will Hughes heads to Crystal Palace.

Hughes is set to undergo a medical today for a deal worth up to £10m, while Spurs are expected to agree to Sissoko’s departure.

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Zouma completes West Ham medical

08:29 , Alex Young

West Ham have finally wrapped up the signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, according to various reports.

The defender has completed a medical and will join for around £25m. An official announcement could be made today.

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Kane ‘committed’ to Spurs

08:13 , Alex Young

Harry Kane has nothing to prove after announcing he will stay at the club this summer, says Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

The striker last night scored twice and was well received by the 30,000 fans.

"I see Harry every day since he joined us, and he doesn’t have to prove [anything] to anyone," said Nuno.

"He’s committed - you can see. Everything that’s happened is part of the past, let’s move forward… I saw him today, at the end of the game, now it’s time to recover. He’s one more that will help us."

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Aubameyang not going anywhere

07:57 , Alex Young

Mikel Arteta has ruled out an exit for Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester City’s failed pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane has led to speculation Pep Guardiola’s side will look elsewhere for a new striker and Aubameyang, along with Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, has been mentioned as a possible target.

But asked if he was concerned City could come in for Aubameyang before the transfer window shuts next week, Arteta said: “I don’t know. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our player and he will remain here.”

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07:42 , Alex Young

Tottenham are set to beat Chelsea to the £13m signing of Barcelona's Ilaix Moriba, according to reports in Italy.

The 18-year-old midfielder is considered one of Barca's brightest talents but has turned down multiple new contract offers ahead of becoming a free agent nex summer.

Spurs have stepped in to take advantage with Fabio Paratici currently in talks over a cut-price move, with claims that there is confidence an agreement with club and player could be reached.

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Chelsea to sign £42m Kounde

07:35 , Alex Young

Chelsea are closing in on a £42m deal to sign Jules Kounde, according to various reports.

With Kurt Zouma set to join West Ham, having passed a medical on Thursday, made contact with Sevilla.

This one should escalate quickly with personal terms expected to be a formality.

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Who could replace Mbappe?

07:31 , Alex Young

Well, PSG have plenty of plans - report L’Equipe.

A bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who is available for around £50m, could be launched after the club decided against a bid earlier in the window.

But, up front, Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland is the most obvious target. He is available for £64m next summer due to a release clause, but would cost at least twice that to sign this month.

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Latest on Mbappe to Real Madrid

07:27 , Alex Young

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are stepping up their interest in Kylian Mbappe.

A €170m bid has been lodged with PSG - who are yet to accept or reject the offer. The previous bid, which was €10m less, was dismissed straight away meaning PSG could be tempted to negotiate.

Mbappe wants to join Madrid and is out of contract next summer, so PSG are likely to be tempted to sell for the second-biggest transfer fee in history rather than lose the player for nothing in less than a year’s time.

Either way, do not expect Mbappe to line up with Lionel Messi in the latter’s debut on Sunday.

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Man City close in on Ronaldo

07:24 , Alex Young

So, Manchester City are in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus according to various reports.

The 36-year-old, via his agent Jorge Mendes, has informed Juventus of his decision to leave and will now not be part of the weekend Serie A game against Empoli.

City have turned to Ronaldo after missing out on Harry Kane, who has decided to stay at Tottenham, and are expected to lodge a bid of around £25m the former Manchester United forward.

Personal terms have already been agreed, reportedly to the tune of £280,000 a week.

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Here we go

07:14 , Alex Young

Today could be crucial in the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe.

Bissouma to Liverpool?

Thursday 26 August 2021 22:55 , Tom Doyle

Yves Bissouma has been scouted by Arsenal and Manchester United, but the Express reports that Liverpool could be closing on a deal for the Brighton midfielder.

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The Seagulls aren’t under an pressure to sell having made £50m by selling Ben White to Arsenal, but Liverpool are said to have opened talks regarding a deal for Bissouma.

Whether that forces United or Arsenal into action late in the window, we shall see...

Ronaldo to Man City latest

Thursday 26 August 2021 22:45 , Tom Doyle

According to Fabrizio Romano, "Juventus are waiting for Manchester City official bid to arrive in the next hours to reach an agreement as soon as possible. Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave and he won’t be available for next match.

"Mendes is now discussing Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester City."

It seems as though this move could be done pretty sharpish...

Nuno: 'Kane has nothing to prove’

Thursday 26 August 2021 22:43 , Tom Doyle

Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo says Harry Kane has nothing to prove after the Spurs striker scored two goals on his first appearance since announcing he will stay at the club this summer.

Kane made the announcement after the realisation that his desired move to Manchester City would not materialise this summer, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy unwilling to negotiate with the Premier League champions.

Just over 24 hours after confirming he would stay, Kane made his first start of the season against Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League play-offs.

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The England captain scored twice and was well received by the 30,000 fans as Spurs overturned a first-leg deficit to move into the group stage.

After Kane showed he is prepared to continue fighting for Spurs, his manager was keen to draw a line under the saga and move on.

"I see Harry every day since he joined us, and he doesn’t have to prove [anything] to anyone," said Nuno.

"He’s committed - you can see. Everything that’s happened is part of the past, let’s move forward… I saw him today, at the end of the game, now it’s time to recover. He’s one more that will help us."

‘Real increase Mbappe bid'

Thursday 26 August 2021 19:22 , Tom Doyle

Another twist in the Kylian Mbappe saga now - Sky Sports reports that Real Madrid have increased their offer to 170 million euros after having an initial 160m bid rejected by PSG.

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Spanish and French media reported on Tuesday that Real Madrid had made a bid for the 22-year-old World Cup winner, who scored 42 goals in all competitions for PSG last season and has reportedly said he wants to move to Spain.

Thursday 26 August 2021 17:37 , Tom Doyle

The future of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the news as his Juventus side prepare for their weekend Serie A clash at home to Empoli.

Ronaldo was linked by Italian media on Thursday with a sensational move to Premier League champions Manchester City, with widespread reports claiming his agent, Jorge Mendes, has met Juve officials to try engineer the transfer.

The reports claim no agreement was made, with the Turin side wanting a fee for the 36-year-old.

Ronaldo surprisingly started on the bench for Juve’s opening weekend clash with Udinese last Sunday, Italian media saying the Portuguese had asked not to be in the team to preserve his fitness for a move away from the club.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri denied those reports.

“Ronaldo is feeling well,” Allegri told DAZN after the match. “I had talked to him before the game, telling him he would start on the bench. He made himself available, he did well when he entered the pitch.”

Thursday 26 August 2021 17:21 , Tom Doyle

We will keep you up to date with all the latest transfer news this evening - but right now, it’s the Champions League group-stage draw!

Thursday 26 August 2021 17:15 , Tom Doyle

The future of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the news as his Juventus side prepare for their weekend Serie A clash at home to Empoli.

Ronaldo was linked by Italian media on Thursday with a sensational move to Premier League champions Manchester City, with widespread reports claiming his agent, Jorge Mendes, has met Juve officials to try engineer the transfer.

The reports claim no agreement was made, with the Turin side wanting a fee for the 36-year-old.

Ronaldo surprisingly started on the bench for Juve’s opening weekend clash with Udinese last Sunday, Italian media saying the Portuguese had asked not to be in the team to preserve his fitness for a move away from the club.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri denied those reports.

“Ronaldo is feeling well,” Allegri told DAZN after the match. “I had talked to him before the game, telling him he would start on the bench. He made himself available, he did well when he entered the pitch.”

Never one to go about things quietly, Ronaldo came on and headed what appeared to be a stoppage-time winner in Udine, only for VAR to rule the veteran forward to be offside, so Juve had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Ronaldo dominates agenda

Thursday 26 August 2021 17:11 , Tom Doyle

The future of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the news as his Juventus side prepare for their weekend Serie A clash at home to Empoli.

Ronaldo was linked by Italian media on Thursday with a sensational move to Premier League champions Manchester City, with widespread reports claiming his agent, Jorge Mendes, has met Juve officials to try engineer the transfer.

The reports claim no agreement was made, with the Turin side wanting a fee for the 36-year-old.

Ronaldo surprisingly started on the bench for Juve’s opening weekend clash with Udinese last Sunday, Italian media saying the Portuguese had asked not to be in the team to preserve his fitness for a move away from the club.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri denied those reports.

“Ronaldo is feeling well,” Allegri told DAZN after the match. “I had talked to him before the game, telling him he would start on the bench. He made himself available, he did well when he entered the pitch.”

Ronaldo dominates the agenda

Thursday 26 August 2021 17:11 , Tom Doyle

The future of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the news as his Juventus side prepare for their weekend Serie A clash at home to Empoli.

Ronaldo has today been linked with a sensational move to Premier League champions Manchester City, with widespread reports claiming his agent, Jorge Mendes, has met Juve officials to try engineer the transfer.

The reports claim no agreement was made, with the Turin side wanting a fee for the 36-year-old.

Ronaldo surprisingly started on the bench for Juve’s opening weekend clash with Udinese last Sunday, Italian media saying the Portuguese had asked not to be in the team to preserve his fitness for a move away from the club.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri denied those reports.

“Ronaldo is feeling well,” Allegri told DAZN after the match. “I had talked to him before the game, telling him he would start on the bench. He made himself available, he did well when he entered the pitch.”

Man Utd looked at Bissouma

Thursday 26 August 2021 15:51 , Alex Young

Manchester United looked into signing Brighton’s Yves Bissouma before the transfer deadline, claim the Independent.

United scouted the player, but view him as “more of a box-to-box player rather than the type of passer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants now”.

Declan Rice remains the dream target.

What Ronaldo has previous said about Man City

Thursday 26 August 2021 15:30 , Alex Young

Back in 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked about being lured to Manchester City in the future.

"You think the money is going to change my mind at 30 years old? I don't think, I don't think this going to be a problem," he said.

"If you speak about the money I could go to Qatar, they would probably have more money than Manchester City.

“It's not about the money, it's about the passion."

Forget the money, it’s the passion.

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Arteta confirms Willian talks

Thursday 26 August 2021 15:11 , Alex Young

Willian is in talks over a potential Arsenal exit, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.

Corinthians are interested.

"We are having some conversations with him and the agent," the Arsenal manager said earlier.

"We're evaluating the position we're in."

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Zouma to West Ham ‘here we go’

Thursday 26 August 2021 15:01 , Alex Young

West Ham have wrapped up the signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The defender has completed a medical and will for around £25m.

'When you play for Man United you don’t go to Man City’

Thursday 26 August 2021 14:54 , Alex Young

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's quotes about playing for Manchester City have resurfaced amid speculation Cristiano Ronaldo is set to sign for Manchester United's bitter rivals.

Earlier this year, Sergio Aguero was linked with a move to United. Solskjaer quickly dismissed the rumours by saying: "When you play for Man United you don’t go to Man City."

"When I played for Man United, if a rival club tried to sign me, and I had gone, well where’s the loyalty?" Solskjaer said in April.

"Loyalty is one of the values I really, really put highly. I wouldn’t expect any player who has played for a club for 10 years to want to go to their local rivals.

"It’s not for me. I know we’re professionals, but when you play for Man United you don’t go to Man City. We’ve had examples of that and I didn’t really agree with it.

"I won’t name names but you all know who I mean. Enough said."

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A penny for Cristiano’s thoughts.

Ronaldo wanted to play with Messi at PSG

Thursday 26 August 2021 14:42 , Alex Young

Super agent Jorge Mendes explored Paris Saint-Germain as an option, reports the Independent, with Cristiano Ronaldo keen to link up with Lionel Messi - but PSG ruled themselves out of the running.

That leaves Manchester City as Ronaldo's only viable option, with his desire to win another Champions League superseded his loyalty to Manchester United.

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Ronaldo and Guardiola have spoken

Thursday 26 August 2021 14:33 , Alex Young

More from Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes, who says Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola have already spoken ahead of the linking up together at Manchester City.

Ronaldo views City as his best possible destination before wrapping up his career in MLS.

Ronaldo to skip Juve game?

Thursday 26 August 2021 14:27 , Alex Young

Jorge Mendes is in Turin, adds AS, for talks over Cristiano Ronaldo's future.

Part of the discussions include Ronaldo sitting out Saturday evening's Juventus vs Empoli match in Serie A.

Max Allegri is keen to avoid further distractions for his squad.

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Ronaldo latest

Thursday 26 August 2021 14:20 , Alex Young

Spanish outlet AS report that Cristiano Ronaldo is close to agreeing personal terms with Manchester City worth around €15m net per season for two years. That’s just shy of £300,000 a week.

However, an agreement with Juventus has not been reached. Manchester City have offered Raheem Sterling in lieu of a transfer fee for Ronaldo - but Juve rejected the offer as they would prefer Gabriel Jesus as he is more of a centre-forward.

Wow.

Ronaldo to Man City... done?!

Thursday 26 August 2021 14:05 , Alex Young

Well, well, well.

Huge news out of Portugal that Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus and Manchester City have agreed a deal to take the former Man United player to the Etihad!

Kean to be Ronaldo’s replacement?

Thursday 26 August 2021 14:03 , Alex Young

This is interesting.

Moise Kean, who is desperate to leave Everton after his loan spell with PSG, could be heading back to Juventus two years after he left as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Is the Man City move for CR7 accelerating?

Done deal! Inter sign Correa

Thursday 26 August 2021 13:47 , Alex Young

Joaquin Correa has been reunited with former Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi at Inter Milan on a long deal for €5m.

The deal can be made permanent for a further €25m.

Man City told to pay for Ronaldo

Thursday 26 August 2021 13:32 , Alex Young

Manchester City have been told that must pay €28m for Cristiano Ronaldo, Sky Italy report.

The Premier League champions have not ruled out giving Juventus a transfer fee - but the Italian side must find a replacement in the final days of the window.

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Recap: Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid

Thursday 26 August 2021 13:04 , Alex Young

Real Madrid are plotting a second bid for Kylian Mbappe after seeing their €160m opening offer rejected by PSG.

Sporting director Leonardo spoke to RMC Sport yesterday.

“Kylian Mbappe wants to leave, that seems clear... If he wants to leave, we will not stop him, but on our terms,” he said.

“The deadline is August 31 at midnight. This is how the transfer window is, for us we are clear: we keep him and we extend.

“But we’re not going to let him go for less than what we paid when we still owe Monaco money.

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‘A surprise City didn’t go for Messi'

Thursday 26 August 2021 12:31 , Alex Young

Rivaldo is surprised Manchester City did not make a move for Lionel Messi, who is preparing to make his PSG debut this weekend.

Asked if he thought PSG was the right move for Messi, former Brazil international Rivaldo said: "Yes it is, especially in this moment of PSG.

"Great players and the enormous challenge of a Champions League for a club that has never conquered it, although I also think that a great club in England could have been an excellent decision too because of the challenge that the Premier League represents."

He added: “It is a surprise (they did not try to sign him) because of the potential that the club has, which, like PSG, brings together great stars and lives a great moment. Also because of what Messi represents for Guardiola in his career as a coach, and reciprocally as well.

“But I do not know the main reasons for this decision, although I know that having hired a great player like (Jack) Grealish moments before could have been equally decisive.”

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Man Utd may wait to sign Rice

Thursday 26 August 2021 12:03 , Alex Young

Manchester United are looking into signing Declan Rice, but next summer is a more likely transfer date, reports the Independent.

Rice wants to leave West Ham, though will not force an exit, and a move to Old Trafford appeals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers a central midfielder the final piece of his United puzzle - but is prepared to wait for a player who best fits his requirements: a holding midfielder who can sit and control play.

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Chelsea hopeful over Saul loan

Thursday 26 August 2021 11:45 , Alex Young

Plenty going on in the final few days.

The Telegraph report that Chelsea are hopeful of agreeing on a loan deal with Atletico for Saul Niguez with the option - not an obligation - to make the move permanent.

Spurs in talks over McKennie

Thursday 26 August 2021 11:28 , Alex Young

Tottenham are ready to launch a £40m bid to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, according to the Independent.

Everton and Aston Villa have also been linked with interest, but Spurs have contacted the Serie A giants over a summer move.

Juve are reportedly keen to get sell and bring in a replacement better suited to Max Allegri’s new approach.

Spurs to play hardball with Kane

Thursday 26 August 2021 11:10 , Alex Young

Harry Kane is ready to sign a new contract with Tottenham, but is unlikely to get his own way once again.

The striker wants parity with the league’s highest-earners on close to £400,000-a-week.

Read more here.

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Chelsea ready Kounde bid

Thursday 26 August 2021 10:52 , Alex Young

Chelsea are preparing an offer of around €60m (£51.4m) to sign Jules Kounde, reports Sportitalia.

The Blues have been talking through agents until now but with Kurt Zouma set to join West Ham they are ready to make contact with Sevilla.

This one should escalate quickly with personal terms expected to be a formality.

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Levy wins the war

Thursday 26 August 2021 10:41 , Alex Young

For Daniel Levy, the Harry Kane saga has unquestionably ended in victory.

The prize? A season to prove the Tottenham still mean business.

Here’s Dan Kilpatrick on the lay of the land in north London.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Zouma set for West Ham medical

Thursday 26 August 2021 10:34 , Alex Young

Kurt Zouma is set to undergo his West Ham medical in Paris today ahead of a £25million move from Chelsea, writes Jack Rosser.

The defender has been in the French capital for the last few days and is close to becoming David Moyes's first permanent signing of the summer.

The Hammers had initially baulked at the 26-year-old's £125,000-a-week wage demands and there was concern on Wednesday night as talks hit a snag with one of Zouma's French representatives, though all sides now expect the move to go through.

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Tottenham could revive Tomiyasu talks

Thursday 26 August 2021 10:07 , Alex Young

Tottenham remain interested in Takehiro Tomiyasu, reports the Telegraph.

Talks over a £17m deal for the Bologna defender appeared to be heading towards an agreement earlier in August before stalling.

But the report states that there could be movement before Tuesday's deadline.

Norwich in for Carvalho

Thursday 26 August 2021 09:48 , Alex Young

Every transfer window for the last decade, it seems, has involved William Carvalho heading to the Premier League.

From Arsenal to Tottenham and West Ham, many have been linked. And now Norwich City are in the frame for the midfielder.

Sky Sports report that Norwich are in talks with Real Betis over a possible summer move.

Sevilla sign Delaney

Thursday 26 August 2021 09:32 , Alex Young

Sevilla have signed Thomas Delaney from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €6m, the midfielder signing a four-year contract.

Delaney joins Rafa Mir, Gonzalo Montiel, Ludwig Augustinsson, Marko Dimitrovic and Erik Lamela in new faces at the club.

Spurs in for Odriozola

Thursday 26 August 2021 09:08 , Alex Young

Tottenham have joined the race to sign Adrian Odriozola on loan from Real Madrid, reports El Transistor.

Fiorentina have reached an agreement with Madrid over a season-long deal, with the player now set to decide.

But Spurs are ready to throw a spanner in the works... if they can offload Serge Aurier first.

Haaland’s HUGE wage demands

Thursday 26 August 2021 08:39 , Alex Young

Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola asked Chelsea for a staggering £900,000 a week to sign the striker from Borussia Dortmund, according to Bild.

On top of that, Raiola wanted £34m for himself and Haaland’s dad, Alf, would pocket around £16m.

That’s before having to pay Dortmund around £130m - at least - for the transfer fee.

Haaland is available for £65m next summer.

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Traore pushing to join Spurs

Thursday 26 August 2021 08:16 , Alex Young

Wolves winger Adama Traore is pushing to join Tottenham before the transfer deadline, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Both clubs continue to work towards an agreement, with Spurs pushing for a loan-to-buy and Wolves demanding a guaranteed fee of at least £40m.

With Harry Kane now staying, how far will negotiations now go?

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Guardiola to leave Man City in 2023

Thursday 26 August 2021 07:59 , Alex Young

Pep Guardiola is planning to call time on his spell with Manchester City in 2023.

The former Barcelona and Bayern coach has been at City since 2016 and will then take another sabbatical, like he did between jobs in Spain and Germany.

He said: “After seven years at Man City, I think I'll have a break, stop for a while, see what we've done, review inspirations.

“In this process, I'd like to coach a national team, South America, European, play a Copa America, I want this experience.”

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Chelsea lead Man Utd in Saul race

Thursday 26 August 2021 07:52 , Alex Young

Chelsea are leading Manchester United in the race to sign Saul Niguez on loan.

The Guardian report that the pair are interested in taking the Atletico Madrid player on loan for the season.

However, both Chelsea are currently in pole position with United needing to shift a midfielder before bringing Saul in.

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Kounde blow for Chelsea

Thursday 26 August 2021 07:43 , Alex Young

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Jules Kounde as Sevilla confirmed they rejected an offer for the defender.

"It is true that there was an offer for Kounde that we turned down," club president Jose Castro explained to reporters on Wednesday.

"Right now there is no concrete offer for the player. If it comes, we will look at it as we always have done. If we have to [sell], we will do, as long as those resources can be re-invested in the club to keep improving and expand our trophy cabinet.

"While the market is open, anything can happen. We have players who could leave. Anything can happen this time of year until the 31st. It is a window where there have been few moves in most clubs, but not in ours.

"Sevilla do not need to sell any player. We will sell if it suits us with an above-market bid which allows us to keep strengthening the team and achieving big things on the sporting side. That is what we have always done, we have not changed there."

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Kane wants £400k a week

Thursday 26 August 2021 07:34 , Alex Young

Now Harry Kane has decided to stay at Tottenham, he wants to be rewarded with his commitment to become one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League.

The Times report that Kane is looking for around £400,000 a week - which would take him above David de Gea and Kevin de Bruyne as the highest-paid player in the league.

However, Spurs are hoping to make the deal heavily incentivised by bonuses, so Kane is not guaranteed that sum but is capable of reaching it with goals and other on-pitch contributions.

The Times add that Kane’s rough salary was upped to around £300,000 a week last summer when he first asked to leave.

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Recap: Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid

Thursday 26 August 2021 07:22 , Alex Young

Real Madrid are plotting a second bid for Kylian Mbappe after seeing their €160m opening offer rejected by PSG.

Sporting director Leonardo spoke to RMC Sport yesterday.

"Kylian Mbappe wants to leave, that seems clear... If he wants to leave, we will not stop him, but on our terms,” he said.

“The deadline is August 31 at midnight. This is how the transfer window is, for us we are clear: we keep him and we extend.

“But we're not going to let him go for less than what we paid when we still owe Monaco money.

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ICYMI: Ronaldo wants to join Man City

Thursday 26 August 2021 07:15 , Alex Young

Sky Sports News have backed up the very reputable L’Equipe in reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo is trying to engineer a move to Manchester City after deciding to leave Juventus.

Ronaldo is also in the final year of his contract and wants one more big challenge, so his agent Jorge Mendes has offered the player to the Premier League champions.

City are reportedly keen to pay Ronaldo’s wages but are unwilling to pay for any transfer fee - with Juve holding out for around £25m for the 36-year-old.

Ronaldo is busy making all the right noises behind the scenes, though and has spoken to City’s Portugal stars Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo.

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Pogba: What Varane brings to Man Utd

Wednesday 25 August 2021 18:17 , Tom Doyle

When Pogba was asked what Varane brings to Manchester United, he added: “His experience. [It’s] his experience, you know. For a young age, he’s seen it all. He has a lot of experience to give to the team.

“I think everyone can learn from him. He’s been with the best and played with the best. He saw all the top players and can give his advice, his personality and his experience to the team, like I said.”

Pogba on Varane’s Man Utd arrival

Wednesday 25 August 2021 18:17 , Tom Doyle

Paul Pogba says Raphael Varane needs little help in settling in at Manchester United.

When asked whether he had helped Varane bed in at Old Trafford following his summer arrival, Pogba told the club’s website: "I think he doesn’t need me to settle in.

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"He just settles in by himself. He is someone very mature, a very good guy. I think you can see he is very good with everyone already. He is really good in the changing room, which is very important in football.

“He’s a top man, a top player and brings his experience, his quality and his personality, even outside the pitch, to help the team."

Torreira joins Fiorentina

Wednesday 25 August 2021 18:06 , Alex Young

Lucas Torreira has left Arsenal for a loan spell at Fiorentina, who have the option to make the move permanent.

Traore keen on Spurs move

Wednesday 25 August 2021 17:53 , Alex Young

Adama Traore is keen to join Tottenham this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Both clubs continue to work towards an agreement, with Spurs pushing for a loan-to-buy and Wolves demanding a guaranteed fee of at least £40m.

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