Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal agree Calafiori deal, Raphinha bid; Chelsea book Veiga medical; Man Utd latest

Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal agree Calafiori deal, Raphinha bid; Chelsea book Veiga medical; Man Utd latest

Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal and Chelsea are among the big clubs stepping up their transfer business ahead of the new season. The Gunners are in talks over a move for Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori and have also launched a player-plus-cash bid for Barcelona winger Raphinha as they plot of significant spending spree. Chelsea are closing in on a triple transfer swoop.

The Blues are ready to pay £11m for Basel midfielder Renato Veiga and are also finalising moves for Aaron Anselmino from Boca Juniors as well as American left-back Caleb Wiley.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have recently backed Erik ten Hag with a new contract and are ready to provide him new signings. Joshua Zirkzee continues to be linked and fresh reports claim the striker has agreed terms over a move to Old Trafford. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumours including the latest on Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham below!

Live transfer updates

  • Arsenal agree £45m fee for Riccardo Calafiori

  • Gunners in player-plus-cash bid for Raphinha

  • Chelsea book medical ahead of Renato Veiga move

  • Blues in talks over deal to sign American left-back

  • Mab Utd tell Bologna they will trigger Joshua Zirkzee release clause

  • Bayern confirm Michael Olise signing

Man Utd tell Bologna they will trigger Zirkzee release clause

22:52 , Alex Young

Another Joshua Zirkzee update immediately from Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Italian journalist says United have informed Bologna that they will trigger Zirkzee’s €40million (£33.8m) release clause.

With terms already agreed with the player and his agent, there is nothing Bologna can do.

All roads lead to Old Trafford for Zirkzee, who is still at Euro 2024 with Netherlands.

Manchester United contact Bologna to close Joshua Zirkzee deal

22:44 , Alex Young

Manchester United have taken another step closer to signing Joshua Zirkzee.

Fabrizio Romano reports late tonight that United have now informed Bologna that an agreement with the striker over personal terms has been reached, and a deal has also been agreed with agent Kia Joorabchian.

Now all that is left is the fee with Zirkzee. The Netherlands international has a €40m (£33.8m) release clause, but United could agree a different deal structure with Bologna.

Almost there.

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Chelsea and Tottenham battle Manchester United for Desire Doue

21:41 , Alex Young

Chelsea and Tottenham are in a battle with Manchester United to sign Rennes wonderkid Desire Doue.

According to The Sun, the 19-year-old midfielder is also attracting big interest from Bayern Munich ahead of an expected summer transfer.

The report claims Doue has been made a "top priority signing" by both the Blues and Spurs, who have already held talks with the players' agents to lay the groundwork for a move.

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West Ham failed with summer bid for Aleix Garcia

21:20 , Alex Young

New Bayer Leverkusen signing Aleix Garcia has confirmed he rejected a summer move to West Ham.

Asked if he received any offers beyond Leverkusen, Garcia told Diari de Girona: “One from West Ham. They were the only ones.

"If I had waited longer, maybe I could have received another one. I considered that Bayer was the most positive, because of the coach and the style of play. Playing the Champions League was a trigger."

Read more here!

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Arsenal agree £45m fee for Riccardo Calafiori

20:25 , Alex Young

Arsenal have agreed a deal worth around £45million (€53m) for Riccardo Calafiori.

According to Sports Zone, the Gunners and Bologna reached an agreement on Sunday and the defender will become Mikel Arteta's second summer signing after David Raya's loan was last week turned into a permanent deal.

Arsenal have beaten Juventus to Calafiori, who should undergo a medical and complete his move in the coming days.

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Michael Olise message to Crystal Palace fans

19:47 , Alex Young

This is what is called ‘a classy touch’.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish on Michael Olise exit

19:22 , Alex Young

“We are hugely proud of what Michael has achieved at Crystal Palace, a club where he has developed greatly as a player.

“We respect his desire to further test himself at the highest level of world football, and I would like to personally wish him the very best for his next adventure with Bayern Munich in Germany which I’m sure we will all follow closely.”

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Michael Olise on signing for Bayern

19:14 , Alex Young

“The talks with FC Bayern were very positive, and I’m very happy to now be playing for such a big club.

“It's a great challenge, and that's exactly what I was looking for. I want to prove myself at this level and play my part in ensuring that we win as many titles as possible with our team in the coming years.”

Bayern confirm Michael Olise signing

19:06 , Alex Young

It’s done! Bayern have confirmed the signing of Michael Olise from Crystal Palace.

Arsenal plot shock goalkeeper move

18:45 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are weighing up a surprise move for Wolves goalkeeper Dan Bentley.

The 30-year-old would be third choice in north London, a position the Gunners feel need strengthening according to transfer journalist Alan Nixon.

Bentley was on Arsenal’s books as a youngster so could help fulfil their homegrown squad quota.

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Liverpool join Gleison Bremer race

18:02 , Marc Mayo

Liverpool are now one of four teams taking a look at a deal for Gleison Bremer.

The Juventus centre-back is rated at over £60m by the Italian media, ahead of a release clause at a slightly lower price coming in next year.

TuttoJuve report on their interest alongside Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chelsea.

No sign of any talks yet though but that could change now Bremer’s Copa America is over with Brazil’s quarter-final exit.

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Leicester announce Michael Golding deal

17:15 , Marc Mayo

Teenage midfielder Michael Golding has completed his £4m move from Chelsea to Leicester.

He told the Foxes website: “I’m really looking forward to making leaps and bounds in my career here at Leicester and working hard to help the team as much as I can.

“Obviously the history of the Club speaks for itself; there are great players here and I’m looking to soak up as much information as I can from the senior players, to learn from the staff and hopefully have a great season.”

Former Arsenal man joins Brighton

15:55 , Giuseppe Muro

Amario Cozier-Duberry has decided to join Brighton after leaving Arsenal.

Cozier-Duberry, who has been tipped for a big future and was compared to Bukayo Saka by Arsenal Under-18 manager Jack Wilshere, left Emirates Stadium because he is keen for more first-team football.

Fabrizio Romano reports the 19-year-old has agreed a four-year deal to sign for Brighton.

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Former Liverpool star retires following Anfield exit

15:31 , Giuseppe Muro

Thiago Alcantara has decided to retire following his departure from Liverpool.

The 33-year-old left Liverpool at the end of the season after four years and 98 appearances at Anfield.

Now the former Barcelona and Bayern midfield has called time on his playing career.

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Arsenal want to seal Calafiori deal next week

14:45 , Giuseppe Muro

A big update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Riccardo Calafiori.

Fabrizio Romano says the Gunners are pushing to get a deal done for the Bologna and Italy defender next week after scheduling a fresh round of talks.

Arsenal are confident Calafiori wants to join and Romano says the Italian has agreed on a five-year contract worth €4m per season.

The Gunners want to sign a left-footed defender and have identified Calafiori as a top transfer target as they bid to upgrade their backline for next season.

Calafiori enjoyed a fine season for Bologna in Serie A and caught the eye at centre-back for Italy with his displays at Euro 2024, though he can also play left-back.

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(Evening Standard)

Olise arrives in Munich to seal Bayern switch

13:01 , Giuseppe Muro

Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise has arrived in Germany to seal his move to Bayern Munich.

Bayern have agreed a £60million deal to sign Olise, who is set to sign a five-year deal with the Bundesliga giants.

Olise is due to have a medical today and could complete his move next week.

Numbers revealed behind Riccardo Calafiori to Arsenal deal

11:59 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will pay £42.5m to sign Riccardo Calafiori from Bologna when the deal goes through in the coming week.

That’s according to Italian outlet Tuttosport, who detail the numbers behind the transfer - which features a percentage of his fee going to former club Basel.

Calafiori will sign a five-year deal in north London and earn a hefty pay rise to £60,000-a-week plus bonuses. It’s worth noting that the report doesn’t say whether that is before or after tax.

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(Evening Standard)

Man Utd closing in on Matthijs de Ligt deal

11:45 , Marc Mayo

Talks continue between Manchester United and Matthijs de Ligt.

Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano reports on the Bayern Munich defender only wanting to join the Red Devils in a link-up with his old Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

With personal terms almost done, the major task now is for United to agree a transfer fee with Bayern.

Add-ons are said to be part of the package on the table at this moment in time.

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Fulham prepare fresh Smith Rowe move

11:05 , Giuseppe Muro

Fulham are ready to make a new bid for Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe.

Journalist Alan Nixon claims Fulham “won’t take no for an answer” in their pursuit of the 23-year-old, who has been told he can leave Emirates Stadium this summer.

Smith Rowe is happy to stay and fight for his place under Mikel Arteta.

But Arsenal are willing to sell at the right price and, according to the report, Fulham are preparing to launch a fresh move for him.

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Chelsea close on triple transfer deal

09:55 , Giuseppe Muro

Chelsea are closing in on a triple transfer swoop.

As well as booking a medical for Renato Veiga, the Blues are also finalising move for Aaron Anselmino to join from Boca Juniors and young American left-back Caleb Wiley.

Spurs leading race to sign Eze

09:25 , Giuseppe Muro

Tottenham are leading the race to sign Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze.

Spurs have been strongly linked with a summer move for Eze, who is in the England squad at Euro 2024.

Multiple top clubs around Europe are also interested in the 26-year-old but Give Me Sport say Spurs are at the front of the queue to sign him.

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(Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Arsenal and Liverpool join race for €100m Neves

09:18 , Giuseppe Muro

Sticking with Arsenal and the Gunners have been linked with a summer move for Benfica star Joao Neves.

The 19-year-old is valued at around €100million (£85m) and Liverpool are also said to be interested in him after he established himself as one of the best young talents in Europe.

Portuguese publication O Jogo say both Arsenal and Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Neves, who was in the Portugal squad at Euro 2024.

Arsenal in cash-plus-player bid for Barcelona star

09:07 , Giuseppe Muro

Some potentially big Arsenal news coming out of Spain this morning.

The Gunners are said to have made contact with Barcelona over a deal for Raphinha and offered £30million plus Eddie Nketiah for the Brazil winger.

Reports in Spain claim Mike Arteta has become “obsessed” with Raphinha and made him one of his priority targets for next season.

Arsenal hopes of landing a deal for the 27-year-old have been boosted because new Barcelona boss Hansi Flick and sporting director Deco are willing to say “farewell” to him.

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Chelsea identify goalkeeper target

08:53 , Giuseppe Muro

It is turning into another busy summer for Chelsea, who are also interested in Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford.

According to journalist Alan Nixon, new Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca is keen on a deal for Trafford.

But the report claims Chelsea first need to move on a few goalkeepers before they could attempt to sign him.

Djordje Petrovic finished the season as Chelsea No1 ahead of Robert Sanchez. The Blues will try to offload Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer.

Trafford has been strongly linked with a move away from Burnley since their relegation.

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Chelsea ‘progressing’ deal to sign American left-back

08:48 , Giuseppe Muro

Chelsea are said to be in talks over a deal worth around £10million to sign young American left-back Caleb Wiley.

MLS insider Tom Bogert claims the Blues are optimistic about striking a deal for the 19-year-old defender.

Wiley has impressed with his displays for Atlanta United and is viewed as one of the rising stars of American football.

Bogert says Chelsea’s plan is for Wiley to go on loan to their sister club Strasbourg.

Palace ready to rival PSG for young Monaco star

08:41 , Giuseppe Muro

Crystal Palace are interested in a move for Monaco playmaker Maghnes Akliouche.

The Eagles have added Akliouche to their list of summer transfer targets and are ready to rival Paris Saint-Germain for the 22-year-old, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Monaco director Thiago Scuro has said he is “confident” of keeping Akliouche and the French club are in talks about extending his contract.

Chelsea confirm signing of Sandy Baltimore as recruitment drive continues

Saturday 6 July 2024 15:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea Women have signed Paris Saint-Germain forward Sandy Baltimore on a four-year contract.

The 24-year-old France international is a graduate of the PSG academy and made more than 200 appearances across nine seasons in the capital.

"I'm very happy to join Chelsea. It feels incredible. I have always wanted to play for Chelsea and now look, it has happened," she said.

Read the full story here!

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Renato Veiga Chelsea contract details revealed

Saturday 6 July 2024 15:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Basel have now confirmed that 20-year-old Renato Veiga has left their pre-season training camp in Austria to hold talks with another club.

That club is believed to be Chelsea and Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the youngster is set to sign a contract running until 2032.

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Riccardo Calafiori to Arsenal update

Saturday 6 July 2024 15:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Riccardo Calafiori looks like one of Arsenal’s leading transfer targets this summer and a deal is thought to be close.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the defender has agreed a five-year deal with the Gunners amid talks between the two clubs.

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Fulham hopes over Bobby De Cordova-Reid return dashed as Leicester seal summer signing

Saturday 6 July 2024 13:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bobby De Cordova-Reid has joined Leicester after leaving Fulham as a free agent this month.

The 31-year-old, who has just competed for Jamaica at the Copa America, has penned a three-year contract with the newly-promoted Foxes.

De Cordova-Reid joined Fulham initially on loan ahead of the 2019/20 season, and departed the club upon the expiry of his contract this month, after scoring 32 goals and registering 18 assists in 209 total appearances for the west London club.

Read the full story here!

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Manchester United give Bruno Fernandes permission to discuss move

Saturday 6 July 2024 12:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bruno Fernandes remains a key player for Manchester United but could actually soon be calling an end to his time at the club.

According to TEAMtalk, the Red Devils have given the midfielder permission to hold talks with clubs in Saudi Arabia over a money-spinning move.

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Renato Veiga leaves pre-season training camp as Basel confirm talks

Saturday 6 July 2024 11:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

FC Basel have confirmed midfielder Renato Veiga is in talks with another club.

The 20-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, who are said to be closing in on a deal worth around £12m.

Veiga made 26 appearances for the Swiss giants last season and is able to operate as a centre-back, a left-back or a defensive midfielder.

Read the full story here!

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Roberto Firmino transfer latest

Saturday 6 July 2024 10:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Not long after leaving Liverpool for Saudi Arabia, there were claims Roberto Firmino wanted to return to European football.

The trail had gone a little cold since but the Brazilian has now been spotted wearing a Burnley top...

Clarets fans will no doubt be excited about the prospect of that but it is thought to have been given to him as a gift!

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Steidten hails 'serious' West Ham statement with Kilman deal confirmed

Saturday 6 July 2024 09:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham have announced the signing of Wolves captain Max Kilman for £40million.

The 27-year-old centre-half, who has arrived at the London Stadium on a seven-year deal, is reunited with Julen Lopetegui following the Spaniard's spell at Molineux last season.

The Hammers had a £25million bid rejected earlier in the summer but returned with a higher offer, believed to be worth around £40m.

Kilman told the Hammers' official website: "It's an amazing feeling to be a West Ham United player.

Read the full story here!

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West Ham complete Max Kilman signing

Saturday 6 July 2024 09:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

An ambitious summer of recruitment at West Ham has now continued with the signing of Wolves captain Max Kilman.

The defender has now signed a seven-year contract in east London following a £40m move from Molineux.

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Kevin De Bruyne agrees move to Saudi Arabia

Saturday 6 July 2024 09:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has spoken positively about a move to Saudi Arabia, despite his continued importance to the Premier League champions.

Now, the story has moved on somewhat.

According to TEAMtalk, the Belgian has agreed terms with Al Ittihad...

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Liverpool told new Federico Chiesa price tag

Saturday 6 July 2024 09:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool have long been linked with Juventus and Italy winger Federico Chiesa, who has struggled of late.

Now, claims in Italy claim the Euro 2020 winner could be available for just £17m...

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Joshua Zirkzee to Manchester United imminent

Saturday 6 July 2024 09:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Joshua Zirkzee could be in Euro 2024 action for the Netherlands tonight but it seems that hasn’t stopped a major decision on his club future.

According to CaughtOffside, the striker has agreed terms over a move to Manchester United and a deal could be wrapped up imminently.

 (Evening Standard)
(Evening Standard)

Chelsea book medical ahead of Renato Veiga move

Saturday 6 July 2024 09:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea’s signing of young players is about to continue.

After a busy summer already to have brought five players to Stamford Bridge, Fabrizio Romano claims the Blues have booked a medical for Basel midfielder Renato Veiga.

It is thought the 20-year-old will cost around £11m.

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Arsenal expected to wrap up Riccardo Calafiori deal imminently

Saturday 6 July 2024 09:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

It seems as if Arsenal are closing in on a move to sign their first player this summer.

The Gunners are thought to have agreed terms with Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori and, according to Sky Sports, are expected to conclude a deal with the Italian club in the coming days.

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(Evening Standard)

Real Madrid eye fresh deal for Chelsea man

Friday 5 July 2024 21:04 , Marc Mayo

Real Madrid are interested in bringing Kepa Arrizabalaga back from Chelsea.

The goalkeeper spent a year on loan in the Spanish capital as cover for the injured Thibaut Courtois last season but didn’t nail down a place in the XI.

Nonetheless, Defensa Central name Kepa as an option if Andriy Lunin is sold, along with Espanyol’s Joan Garcia.

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Bologna begin search for Riccardo Calafiori replacements

Friday 5 July 2024 20:09 , Marc Mayo

Bologna have identified Marin Pongracic as their ideal replacement for Riccardo Calafiori.

Lecce are keen not to sell the 26-year-old defender, who played for Croatia at Euro 2024.

Negotiations will continue, so say La Gazzetta dello Sport, with Udinese’s Slovenia star Jaka Bijol on their radar after an impressive Euros alongside Leonardo Balerdi of Marseille and Diogo Leite of Union Berlin.

Juventus, for their part, were also tracking Calafiori and are said to be ramping up their plans to sign Jakub Kiwior from Arsenal having missed out.

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Arsenal see Victor Osimhen bid rejected

Friday 5 July 2024 19:02 , Marc Mayo

Victor Osimhen may have to sign for a Saudi Arabian club or stay put at Napoli after Arsenal saw a bid rejected for the Nigerian striker.

According to SportMediaset, Napoli turned down a £59m approach from the Gunners while requesting his full £109m release clause.

Neither the Gunners, nor Chelsea and Manchester United, will pay that amount.

Al Hilal are named as the most likely club to do a deal for Osimhen with Napol giving the player’s camp a few more days to find an acceptable deal in Europe.

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Why Chelsea have edge in transfer battle for Nico Williams

Friday 5 July 2024 18:11

Chelsea have the edge over any rivals for Nico Williams' signature this summer in the form of Marc Cucurella.

Athletic Club star Williams is lighting up Euro 2024 with his performances for Spain, prompting fierce transfer speculation over his future.

Williams reportedly has a release clause of between £45-50million, and most of Europe appear to be interested - including Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona.

But the Blues have an ace up their sleeve with Cucurella revealing he has been in his Spain team-mates' ear about moving to Stamford Bridge.

Read the full story!

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Liverpool chief predicts 'crescendo' of transfer activity

Friday 5 July 2024 18:01 , Marc Mayo

Liverpool's new sporting director Richard Hughes predicts a "crescendo" of transfer activity in August after Euro 2024 and the Copa America have finished.

However, that may not necessarily heavily involve his club as both he and new head coach Arne Slot stressed the priority was to improve the output of the existing squad handed over to them by former manager Jurgen Klopp.

"When there are major competitions during - and we have Copa, Euros and Olympics - the summer, the attention will be there," he said.

"After the flurry in June, my prediction is that it will calm down a bit in July, when August starts and coaches have had more time to work with players and opinions will be more set, you may see a situation where there is a bit of a hurry to get things done and make sure everyone's squad is in order.

"I don't think this summer will be any different. Who knows what will transpire economically, it is hard to say, that was probably the reason for June.

"I would say a quiet July and a crescendo in August awaits us all."

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(Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Chelsea target confirms Arsenal transfer interest

Friday 5 July 2024 17:24 , Marc Mayo

Nottingham Forest defender Murillo has confirmed Chelsea are interested in signing him this summer, adding that he is open to joining the Blues, Arsenal, Liverpool or Manchester City.

Murillo has not been shy about his desire to move to a bigger club, previously telling Brazilian show Os Donos Da Bola that several teams across Europe had expressed interest and it was reciprocated.

Murrillo has confirmed Chelsea’s interesting, telling Benja Me Mucho podcast: “I know there was a buzz of interest. So, I don’t know exactly how much the [asking price] amount is, but I know there was interest.

“I had the dream of playing in the Premier League and I had that thought. I thought: ‘I’ll go to Nottingham Forest, have a good year and then I’ll go to a big club’. I had that in my head.”

Murillo’s reported price tag of £50 million may prove too steep for the Blues.

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Arsenal transfer fee for Riccardo Calafiori revealed

Friday 5 July 2024 16:56 , Marc Mayo

Reports in the Italian media have set out the fee Arsenal are said to have agreed with Bologna for Riccardo Calafiori.

Corriere dello Sport name the defender’s price at £46m after negotiations accelerated once Italy were knocked out of Euro 2024.

A four-year contract and whopping 400 per cent pay increase are reportedly heading Calafiori’s way, with the deal said to have been agreed last night.

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Chelsea to sign Portuguese talent

Friday 5 July 2024 16:21 , Marc Mayo

A new name for Chelsea fans to get used to here: Renato Veiga.

The 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder is heading to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth around £11m, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Personal terms are agreed for the Basel player, who came through the Sporting CP system and has appeared 26 times for the Swiss club along with a handful of Portugal U21 caps.

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Riccardo Calafiori to Arsenal transfer would be 'a disaster'

Friday 5 July 2024 16:15 , Marc Mayo

Former Bologna chief Walter Sabatini has branded Riccardo Calafiori’s potential move to Arsenal as “a disaster” for Serie A.

Arsenal have identified the Italy centre-back as a key summer transfer target as they seek a left-footed defender to significantly bolster their squad for another Premier League title charge next season.

Reports suggest they’ve even agreed personal terms.

"It’s a disaster when strong, young players like him leave our league," Sabatini told Radio Sportiva. "€45million as a valuation is a huge sum but the defenders are paid even more.

“I think it’s the minimum for someone like him: left-footed, physically imposing, authoritative and with personality in the game.

“Let’s remember what he did in the 96th minute against Croatia: he came out with the ball at his feet, ran 40 metres, took on the defence and passed the ball.

“These are plays you only do if you have quality and courage, and the courage to take risks and to execute the action is something only great players can do.”

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Liverpool set out Mohamed Salah stall

Friday 5 July 2024 15:39 , Marc Mayo

Even if Mohamed Salah doesn’t sign a new contract this summer, Liverpool won’t sell him.

The Egyptian star has long been linked with a big move to Saudi Arabia, particularly with his Reds deal up in 2025.

But the Mirror report that Liverpool will focus their efforts on re-signing Salah to a new contract rather than cash in.

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Max Kilman signing contract before West Ham announcement

Friday 5 July 2024 15:06

A new addition is now imminent at West Ham.

Yesterday, Standard Sport reported that the Hammers were closing in on a deal for Max Kilman having seen a second bid for the Wolves captain worth around £40m accepted by their Premier League rivals.

The centre-back has since reported to east London for a medical and, according to Fabrizio Romano, is now in the process of signing his contract.

We should get official confirmation of this one soon.

A massive signing for West Ham as Kilman reunites with former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui.

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Arsenal agree Riccardo Calafiori deal

Friday 5 July 2024 14:59 , George Flood

Arsenal have agreed a contract with Riccardo Calafiori, reports suggest.

The Italy defender has emerged as a major target for the Gunners this summer as Mikel Arteta seeks to bolster his squad for another Premier League title charge with the addition of a left-footed, versatile centre-back.

A move for Calafiori is ramping up after Italy’s shock last-16 exit from Euro 2024 last weekend, with Chelsea also believed to be interested in a deal.

However, Fabrizio Romano now says that Arsenal have an agreement on the player side as hey continue talks with Bologna, who are demanding a €50m fee.

Swiss side FC Basel have a hefty sell-on clause after selling the player last summer.

 (Evening Standard)
(Evening Standard)

Jaden Philogene set to make transfer decision after Barcelona admission

Friday 5 July 2024 13:02 , George Flood

A decision is expected soon on the future of Jaden Philogene.

The highly-rated England Under-21 winger is leaving Championship side Hull this summer and, according to Fabrizio Romano, has strong interest from Everton and Crystal Palace as well as newly-promoted Ipswich, who are also chasing his team-mate Jacob Greaves in a double deal.

Philogene has ruled out a shock move to Barcelona after a strange couple of days on that front involving his agent going viral, though he does still hope to play at the Camp Nou one day.

“I chose the Premier League because it is the clearest offer I have, but my dream is still LaLiga,” the 22-year-old said.

“Barca is my dream, I hope I can sign for them one day. My idols are Ronaldinho and Neymar.”

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Man City confirm signing of Vivianne Miedema as Arsenal face WSL reunion

Friday 5 July 2024 10:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

Vivianne Miedema has signed for Manchester City after leaving Arsenal.

The striker’s contract with the Gunners expired at the end of last month and she has penned a three-year deal at City.

Arsenal took the decision not to extend the contract of Miedema, who is the Women’s Super League record goalscorer, and now face the prospect of coming up against her as they fight to win the title next season.

Read the full story here!

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Mika Biereth set for Strum Graz medical ahead of £4m Arsenal exit

Friday 5 July 2024 09:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are set to bank £4million by selling Mika Biereth to Strum Graz.

The striker spent the second half of last season on loan at the Austrian club and impressed for them, scoring nine goals.

Strum Graz have now swooped to sign Biereth permanently and he will get the chance to play in the Champions League next season after helping the club win the Austrian Bundesliga.

Read the full story here!


Liverpool attempt to hijack Mats Wieffer

Friday 5 July 2024 08:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brighton have reportedly had a bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Mats Wieffer.

Still, according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool manager Arne Slot - who worked with Wieffer at the Dutch club - remains interested in a move.

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West Ham book Max Kilman medical

Friday 5 July 2024 07:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham are close to signing Wolves captain Max Kilman after the club saw a £40m offer for the defender accepted.

According to Sky Sports, the centre-back will have his medical imminently ahead of a switch.

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Newcastle set huge Anthony Gordon price tag amid Liverpool interest

Friday 5 July 2024 07:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool have been linked with a huge move for Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon after reportedly holding talks with the Magpies when they were trying to raise funds to comply with PSR rules.

While there has been talk of the Toon offering their star turn a new contract, more insight has emerged.

According to Football Insider, the Reds remain keen but Newcastle are ready to demand £100m.

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Man City set new Ederson price tag amid Saudi Arabia interest

Friday 5 July 2024 06:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ederson has been one of the key signings for Manchester City during the Pep Guardiola years.

His time at the Etihad Stadium, however, looks to be coming to an end.

According to talkSPORT, the Premier League champions are willing to accept £30m from Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.


Chelsea set to seal another signing

Friday 5 July 2024 06:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s been a busy start to the transfer window for Chelsea.

They’ve already signed five players and the Blues look ready to land another.

Young Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino is a £17m target and, according to Tyc Sports, the Blues have agreed terms.

The defender will stay on loan there next season before moving to Stamford Bridge.

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Joshua Zirkzee set to move to Manchester United

Friday 5 July 2024 06:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Another Bologna star in Joshua Zirkzee has also been linked with a huge money move to the Premier League.

Arsenal have been credited with an interest in the Dutchman, along with AC Milan.

However, according to Corriere di Bologna, the striker has now agreed a move to Manchester United and a deal is thought to be imminent.

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Arsenal agree deal to sign Riccardo Calafiori

Friday 5 July 2024 06:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal have not made a signing yet this summer but do appear to be closing in on their first addition.

The Gunners are interested in Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori and, according to Fabrizio Romano, have now agreed terms with the Italy international over a move.

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Liverpool target Mats Wieffer set for Brighton switch

Thursday 4 July 2024 22:24 , George Flood

It looks like Mats Wieffer won’t be joining Liverpool this summer.

It had been rumoured that the Dutch midfielder could quickly reunite with former Feyenoord boss Arne Slot at Anfield in this transfer window.

However, the Daily Mail report that Brighton have now seen a £25m bid accepted for the 24-year-old, who is believed to be flying to the UK to finalise his move.

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Michael Olise to have Bayern Munich medical this weekend

Thursday 4 July 2024 21:13 , George Flood

Michael Olise will reportedly undergo a medical this weekend as he prepares to finally seal a high-profile transfer to Bayern Munich.

The German giants have won the race for the Crystal Palace winger, beating the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle to a blockbuster deal last month.

Updates have been curiously few and far between since then, but Fabrizio Romano now reports that Olise will undergo the first part of his medical on Sunday.

It seems that Bayern and Crystal Palace wanted to clarify terms on the future sell-on clause after his release clause at Selhurst Park was successfully triggered.

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Liverpool handed new boost over Joshua Kimmich

Thursday 4 July 2024 20:37 , George Flood

Liverpool look to have been handed a key boost in their pursuit of Joshua Kimmich.

The versatile German international has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield over recent weeks as the Reds target a statement signing to kick off the new Arne Slot era on Merseyside.

Multiple reports now claim that Kimmich is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer as the Bundesliga giants prepare to complete the £47.4m signing of Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha following a year-long transfer saga.

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Arsenal begin talks with Bologna over Riccardo Calafiori deal

Thursday 4 July 2024 19:21 , George Flood

Arsenal have started talks with Bologna over a deal for Riccardo Calafiori, reports claim this evening.

The Gunners - along with London rivals Chelsea - have been heavily linked with a move for the highly-rated and versatile Italy centre-back, 22, in recent days.

There were whispers that personal terms had already been agreed, with Fabrizio Romano now reporting that an official approach has been made by Arsenal to Serie outfit Bologna with negotiations underway.

He adds that there has been no bid made by Chelsea so far after initial claims that they would offer players in part-exchange for Calafiori.

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Man City star Ederson 'agrees Al-Nassr deal'

Thursday 4 July 2024 19:10 , George Flood

Some big claims this evening regarding the future of Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.

There have been whispers already this summer that the Brazilian international could be leaving the Etihad Stadium as he seeks a fresh challenge after seven years.

According to Sports Zone, Ederson has now agreed a lucrative switch to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, where he would link up with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane, plus former City team-mate Aymeric Laporte.

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Shandon Baptiste to join Luton after Brentford release

Thursday 4 July 2024 17:37

Shandon Baptiste is set to sign a three-year contract at Luton after leaving Brentford, writes Dom Smith.

Standard Sport understands the 26-year-old midfielder will pen a deal at Kenilworth Road until 2027, with a likely option for a further 12-month extension included.

Baptiste, who played three times for Grenada between 2017 and 2018, joined Brentford in 2020 from Oxford for a £2.25million fee plus add-ons.

After scoring two goals in 78 total appearances, the Bees let him go this summer upon the expiry of his four-and-a-half year deal.

Read the article in full here

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Max Kilman to undergo West Ham medical today

Thursday 4 July 2024 17:09 , George Flood

Max Kilman is having a medical at West Ham today, reports claim.

The Wolves captain is set to swap Molineux for the London Stadium in a deal worth £40m, reuniting with former boss Julen Lopetegui in the process.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Kilman will undergo his medical on Thursday before everything is officially wrapped up.

A huge deal for the Hammers.

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Max Kilman set to join West Ham in £40m transfer

Thursday 4 July 2024 15:40 , George Flood

Here’s the latest from Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia on Max Kilman and West Ham...

West Ham are closing in on a £40m move for Wolves captain Max Kilman.

The centre-back is a top summer target for the Hammers, who had a £25m bid for his services rejected last month.

West Ham, however, have returned with a new offer in the region of £40m and that is set to get a deal over the line.

Kilman moving to the London Stadium would see him reunited with Julen Lopetegui, whom he also worked with at Wolves.

The 27-year-old shone at Molineux last season and was one of only two outfield players to play every minute in the Premier League.

Read the story in full here

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Murillo confirms Chelsea interest in summer move

Thursday 4 July 2024 15:33 , Alex Young

Nottingham Forest defender Murillo has confirmed Chelsea are interested in signing him this summer, adding that he is open to joining the Blues, Arsenal, Liverpool or Manchester City.

Murillo has not been shy about his desire to move to a bigger club, previously telling Brazilian show Os Donos Da Bola that several teams across Europe had expressed interest and it was reciprocated.

Chelsea are in the market for a new centre-back, even after the addition of Tosin Adarabioyo, to add further competition after the departure of veteran Thiago Silva and the expected exit of Trevoh Chalobah. Chelsea are also reportedly interested in Arsenal target Riccardo Calafiori.

Murrillo has confirmed Chelsea’s interesting, telling Benja Me Mucho podcast: “I know there was a buzz of interest. So, I don’t know exactly how much the [asking price] amount is, but I know there was interest.

Read more here!

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Arsenal sporting director Edu on David Raya

Thursday 4 July 2024 15:20 , Alex Young

“We are so happy to have completed the deal to sign David from Brentford.

"He had a beautiful first season with us, winning the Premier League Golden Glove. He is a talented international, a great professional and a popular figure at the club. We benefited from all of this last season during his loan with us.

"David's signing is another strong example of our recruitment strategy in action, as we continue to build a team that will challenge for major trophies.

"We know there's so much more to come from him and we are excited that he will continue to be a big part of the journey we are all on."

Read more here!

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Arsenal sign David Raya on permanent £27m deal

Thursday 4 July 2024 15:05 , Alex Young

David Raya has been backed by Arsenal sporting director Edu to elevate his game to new levels after the goalkeeper completed his permanent move to the Gunners.

Arsenal have officially taken up their option to sign Raya from Brentford for £27million following his successful season on loan.

Raya, who won the Premier League Golden Glove award after producing 16 clean sheets last season and is currently with the Spain squad at Euro 2024, said: "After a year on loan as a Gunner, I can finally say that I'm an Arsenal player for the coming years.

"I'm excited to see what the future holds but always living in and enjoying the present.

Read more here!

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West Ham agree £40m fee for Max Kilman

Thursday 4 July 2024 14:59 , Alex Young

West Ham have agreed a £40m with Wolves for captain Max Kilman.

More to follow.

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Cedric attracting interest from Ajax after leaving Arsenal

Thursday 4 July 2024 14:37 , Alex Young

Cedric Soares is attracting interest from Ajax and other sides from around Europe, after leaving Arsenal.

The right-back is a free agent after his contract expired at the end of last month and he is weighing up his options.

Ajax are one of the clubs tracking Cedric, but they are joined by Nice, Rennes and Olympiakos. There is also interest from sides in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Read more here!

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Arsenal to submit second bid for Riccardo Calafiori

Thursday 4 July 2024 14:28 , Alex Young

Arsenal are set to lodge an improved offer worth £46.5million to wrap up a deal for Riccardo Calafiori.

Corriere di Bologna, despite reports claiming an offer of £42million had been accepted, claim a bigger offer will be required to end negotiations and land the Italy international

The Gunners will submit the new offer shortly and there is hope the deal will be all wrapped by the weekend and could even be sealed within hours.

One to watch.

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Ederson agrees £51m deal with Al-Nassr

Thursday 4 July 2024 14:05

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has agreed personal terms with Al-Nassr.

Ederson would reportedly earn around £51million over a two-year deal.

According to Gianluigi Longari, the club will now begin talks with City over a fee. It remains to be seen if City would entertain a sale.

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Armando Broja confirms Premier League offers

Thursday 4 July 2024 13:10 , Alex Young

Chelsea flop Armando Broja says he has offers from across Europe, including the Premier League.

Broja endured a torrid loan at Fulham, failing to start a single game after joining in January. The striker is surplus to requirement at Stamford Bridge, but the player has suggested he could stay put.

He told RTV Klan: "It’s true, I have offers from Serie A, the Bundesliga and the Premier League.

“Staying at Chelsea is an option. I still have a contract here."

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Chelsea's Armando Broja starts for Albania (Getty Images)

William Gallas: Chelsea should have signed Neymar, not Estevao Willian

Thursday 4 July 2024 12:33 , Alex Young

He told Lord Ping: “If I had the money I would’ve preferred to spend it on a player like Neymar. Someone with experience who will know how to adapt very quickly, it’s harder for young players.

“You can say that the money is an investment for the future but the Premier League is much tougher than La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and even the Bundesliga, it’s far more physical.

“It can be hard for players, even for Neymar. Because Neymar needs space and he also needs rest, playing every three games can be really intense.

“But it would be good to see him in the Premier League and fans will love him too, I’m not sure if he could work with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal but Neymar to Chelsea, why not?”

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Lucy Bronze on her way to Chelsea

Thursday 4 July 2024 12:22 , Alex Young

Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Lionesses star Lucy Bronze, writes Simon Collings.

The 32-year-old England right-back is leaving Barcelona at the end of her contract and looks set to return to the WSL on a free transfer after two years in Spain.

At Barcelona, Bronze won back-to-back Champions League crowns and helped them win the treble last season.

The signing of Bronze would be a boost for new Chelsea manager Sonia Bompastor, who has succeeded Emma Hayes.

Chelsea yesterday completed the signing of 20-year-old Barcelona midfielder Julia Bartel on a three-year deal.

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Tottenham join race to sign Nico Williams

Thursday 4 July 2024 12:05 , Alex Young

Nico Williams continues to be linked with a huge money move away from Athletic Bilbao, despite constantly saying how happy he is there.

Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked but Football Insider throw a relatively new name into the mix.

They claim that Tottenham are in fact in the running and are hoping to beat Aston Villa to his signing.

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Real Madrid make William Saliba a priority signing

Thursday 4 July 2024 11:46 , Alex Young

Arsenal star William Saliba is at top of Real Madrid's wanted list this summer.

The Spanish giants have been linked with a host of centre-backs, including Marc Guehi, and Mundo Deportivo report it is the Arsenal man who is the key target for Carlo Ancelotti.

Leny Yoro is another target, with the Lille youngster attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

Arsenal are not expected to entertain the sale of one of their best players.

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Dan Ashworth on Erik ten Hag contract

Thursday 4 July 2024 11:19 , Alex Young

“With two trophies in the past two seasons, Erik has reinforced his record as one of the most consistently successful coaches in European football.

“While the club’s review of last season highlighted areas for improvement, it also reached a clear conclusion that Erik was the best partner for us to work with in driving up standards and outcomes.

“This group of players and staff have already shown they are capable of competing and winning at the top level; now we need to do it more consistently.

“With our strengthened football leadership team now in place, we are looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Erik to achieve our shared ambitions for this football club.”

Read more here!

Confirmed: Man Utd announce new contract for Erik ten hag

Thursday 4 July 2024 11:03 , Alex Young

Manchester United have confirmed Erik ten Hag’s new contract extension, which runs until 2026.

He said: “I am very pleased to have reached agreement with the club to continue working together. Looking back at the past two years, we can reflect with pride on two trophies and many examples of progression from where we were when I joined.

"However, we must also be clear that there is still lots of hard work ahead to reach the levels expected of Manchester United, which means challenging for English and European titles.

"In my discussions with the club, we have found complete unity in our vision for reaching those goals, and we are all strongly committed to making that journey together.”

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Manuel Ugarte to Manchester United hits complication

Thursday 4 July 2024 10:46 , Alex Young

PSG midfielder Manuel Ugarte had been linked with Manchester United this month as one of Erik ten Hag’s key targets.

However, the deal could have hit a snag already.

According to GIVEMESPORT, Ten Hag is in fact keen on keeping Sofyan Amrabat, which may negate the need for Ugarte.

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Marseille closing in on Mason Greenwood deal

Thursday 4 July 2024 10:31 , Alex Young

Marseille have made a big bid for Manchester United outcast Mason Greenwood.

Lazio are also keen on the striker, but Marseille - with new manager Roberto De Zerbi - have trumped the Serie A side's bid, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Marseille are now confident of striking a deal amid future rival interest from Juventus.

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Tottenham to offer Djed Spence to clubs after Genoa deal collapses

Thursday 4 July 2024 10:09 , Alex Young

Genoa have been unable to agree a fee with Tottenham over a permanent deal for Djed Spence.

The Serie A side want to turn the right-back’s loan move into a permanent switch and wanted a reduction on the agreed price of £8.5m in the loan agreement.

BBC Sport report that Spence is open to a move back to Serie A and will now likely be offered to other clubs.

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Liverpool make contact over Leny Yoro deal

Thursday 4 July 2024 09:44 , Alex Young

Lille defender Leny Yoro continues to be linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United and Real Madrid.

It is, however, another of Europe’s heavyweights who are believed to be pushing to sign the player.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Liverpool remain in talks with the French club over the prospect of a move.

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Why Chelsea have edge in Nico Williams transfer battle with Tottenham

Thursday 4 July 2024 09:24 , Alex Young

Chelsea have the edge over any rivals for Nico Williams' signature this summer in the form of Marc Cucurella.

Athletic Bilbao star Williams is lighting up Euro 2024 with his performances for Spain, prompting fierce transfer speculation over his future.

Williams reportedly has a release clause of between £45-50million, and most of Europe appear to be interested - including Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona.

But the Blues have an ace up their sleeve with Cucurella revealing he has been in his Spain team-mates' ear about moving to Stamford Bridge.

Read more here!

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Newcastle confirm Paul Mitchell as new sporting director

Thursday 4 July 2024 09:07 , Alex Young

Newcastle United have confirmed the appointment of Paul Mitchell as the club's sporting director.

He has a big reputation in football after spells with Southampton, Tottenham, RB Leipzig, Red Bull Soccer International and Monaco.

Paul Mitchell said: "It's with immense pride that I accept the responsibility of being Newcastle United's new sporting director.

"I've seen the recent growth and ambition of the club. This, plus the amazing fan base, made the decision to join an easy one.

"I can’t wait to get started and help continue the organisation's growth and long-term competitiveness in all areas of elite football performance."

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England squad talk transfers as Anthony Gordon hopes for Liverpool move

Thursday 4 July 2024 09:01 , Alex Young

Transfer talk is a hot topic in the England camp at Euro 2024.

According to the Mail’s Sami Mokbel, the summer transfer window and the players’ futures are a keen topic of conversation in Germany.

He said on the Euros Daily podcast: "There's stuff going on, players are openly speaking about where they are going, who is interested, whether they will sign a new contract, whether they won't sign a new contract as their release clause is too high for them.

"It all gets discussed, it's open season for that ... the players are caught up in that drama, they love it and love speaking about it.”

He adds: “[Anthony] Gordon wants to join Liverpool and I don’t think a deal in completely dead ... [but] Newcastle are confident they have recouped enough money to avoid a points deduction.”

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Chelsea interested in £63m Diogo Costa

Thursday 4 July 2024 08:43 , Alex Young

Chelsea want to replace Robert Sanchez with Portugal star Diogo Costa.

Enzo Maresca has decided he wants a new goalkeeper, despite Sanchez arriving from Brighton for £25million last summer, and has his sights on the 24-year-old Porto star.

Costa was most recently seen saving all three Slovenia penalties in a shootout win for Portugal at Euro 2024.

And TEAMtalk claim Costa has caught the eye at Stamford Bridge and could cost €75m (£63m).

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AC Milan hope to sign Emerson Royal this week

Thursday 4 July 2024 08:27 , Alex Young

AC Milan have accelerated their bid to sign Tottenham defender Emerson Royal.

According to Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan are pushing hard for a breakthrough which is anticipated to come this week.

Spurs want £17m for Brazilian right-back Royal.

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Manchester United could sign Matthijs de Ligt for just £30m

Thursday 4 July 2024 08:14 , Alex Young

Manchester United hope to wrap up the signing of Matthijs de Ligt for around £30-35million, plus add-ons.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal is being worked on this week and personal terms are being discussed and not expected to be a problem.

He wrote: "De Ligt’s agent Rafaela Pimenta is working on this deal, she is negotiating with Manchester United, and I can guarantee that the contract is not going to be a problem. Man United know De Ligt is on a big salary at Bayern, but also that he’s keen on the move and won’t create an issue there, so personal terms are being negotiated and are advancing."

He added: "He needs a new project where he has 100% trust of everyone at the club. Hasan Salihamidzic signed him for Bayern but then things changed and De Ligt was no longer trusted as a key player; so being reunited with Erik ten Hag could be the best solution for him."

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Arsenal make Viktor Gyokeres decision

Thursday 4 July 2024 07:59 , Alex Young

Arsenal have decided against a move for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen in favour of targeting Sporting’s Viktor Gyokeres.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners believe Gyokeres is the cheaper option despite having a €100million (£85m) release clause.

It leaves Osimhen with few options, which is bad news for Napoli. Manchester United and Chelsea were also linked with the striker, but the former are closing in on Joshua Zirkzee and the latter are yet to decide on their preferred target.

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Bayern finally seal Joao Palhinha deal after year-long saga

Thursday 4 July 2024 07:52 , Alex Young

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal worth up to £47.5million to sign Joao Palhinha, in what would be a club-record sale for Fulham, writes Dom Smith.

The Bavarian giants had already made two bids this summer — including one worth £29.7m — but Fulham stuck to their valuation of the player and rejected both.

Now, though, Bayern have made a breakthrough, having struck a deal worth an initial £43.2m plus a further £4.3m in performance-related add-ons.

The deal would beat Fulham’s previous record sale, set last summer when striker Aleksandar Mitrovic joined Saudi club Al-Hilal for £45m.

Read in full here!

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Real Madrid keen on move for Marc Guehi

Thursday 4 July 2024 07:42 , Alex Young

During an otherwise fairly underwhelming Euro 2024 for England, Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi has impressed.

Even before starring for the Three Lions on the grandest of stages, the centre-back was linked with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.

Now, according to the Daily Mirror, Real Madrid have entered the running to sign Guehi.

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Chelsea close in on sixth summer signing as Aaron Anselmino terms agreed

Thursday 4 July 2024 07:31 , Alex Young

Chelsea are closing in on their sixth summer signing in the form of Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino.

According to reports, the 19-year-old has agreed personal terms over a £14million move to Stamford Bridge.

Anselmino will sign a six-year deal but will return to Boca on loan until January.

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Arsenal to beat Chelsea to Riccardo Calafiori deal

Thursday 4 July 2024 07:21 , Alex Young

Arsenal are now in pole position to sign Riccardo Calafiori.

According to various reports, it is the Gunners who have jumped to the head of the queue for the Bologna and Italy defender after positive talks with Mikel Arteta.

Bologna will demand around €50million (£42m) for the defender, who can play at centre-back and at full-back, and the deal is expected to advance quickly over the coming days.

Chelsea are also interested, but reportedly want to offer players as part of the deal.

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(Evening Standard)

Flamengo launch bid to sign Lucas Paqueta

Thursday 4 July 2024 07:11 , Alex Young

Flamengo have made an audacious bid to take Lucas Paqueta on loan from West Ham.

Fabrizio Romano claims negotiations are ongoing between the clubs, and Paqueta is aware of the interest.

Flamengo are expected to push hard for the move amid uncertainty over Paqueta’s future after being charged by the FA over an alleged spot-fixing scheme.

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