The summer transfer window is in full swing as we enter August, with Europe’s top clubs stepping up their efforts to sign and sell players.
Paul Pogba could be on the move though, but could delay his decision beyond this summer. PSG want him, while Mino Raiola has reportedly offered Pogba to Liverpool… cheeky. Should Pogba leave United, then Saul Niguez is a reported target – but Liverpool are also said to be interested.
Arsenal have made one big move in £50m Ben White, and want another in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez. Hector Bellerin could be used as a makeweight, but Tottenham are said to also be interested should they sell Harry Kane to Manchester City… and Jack Grealish is expected to move to the Etihad for £100m.
Chelsea want Haaland or Romelu Lukaku to lead their attack, with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde their preference for a defender.
As for Liverpool, Manuel Locatelli, Youri Tielemans and Nicolo Barella are all targets with Jordan Henderson’s future unclear, while Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new four-year deal at Anfield.
Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip!
Live updates1627834594ICYMI: Haaland advantage for Man Utd?Erling Haaland may be on the move this summer, but it would take a truly astonishing bid from Chelsea – likely in the £150m range – for Dortmund to sell their star man, especially after raking in £73m for Jadon Sancho.
It is far more likely that Haaland will be on his way in summer 2022 when his £65m release clause kicks in, and the Star reports that a new deal for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could prove decisive.
Solskjaer has signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford, and boasts a fine working relationship with Haaland having coached him at Molde. United are said to be confident that in next summer’s bidding war, Solskjaer’s position of strength could give them the edge over their rivals.
Getty Images1627825863Juve close in on LocatelliThis sounds like a matter of time. A blow for Arsenal.
“We’re in talks with Sassuolo to sign Locatelli,” Juve vice-presdient Pavel Nedved has said.
“We’re convinced we made the right bid to reach an agreement, we’re really confident to complete the deal as soon as possible.”
1627819924Man City call off Kane pursuitManchester City are unable to afford both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer, according to Manchester Evening News.
City are set to part with £100m for Grealish but with Kane expected to command in excess of that figure then he will be staying put this summer.
The FA via Getty Images1627818148Gary Cahill confirms Palace exitGary Cahill is looking for a new club.
1627818101West Ham continue Zouma talksWest Ham are continuing talks with Chelsea over a move for Kurt Zouma, reports Sky Sports.
Zouma is up for the move but Chelsea’s £25m price and the defender’s wage demands could prove tough to deal.
One to watch.
1627814184Hoppe dreams for Arsenal and EvertonArsenal and Everton are battling it out for Matthew Hoppe, claims the Sun on Sunday.
Hoope, a striker, plays for Schalke and is currently impressing for USA at the Gold Cup.
1627810932Pochettino addresses Tottenham rumoursWas Mauricio Pochettino ever close to returning to Tottenham? Perhaps not…
He stated: “There were a lot of rumours. We all know what the reality of football is. There are moves between clubs, involving players and managers, so the rumours are always there.
“I’ve always maintained a calm, fluid relationship with the president and with Leonardo. Things were always clear, there was no reason to say anything more.”
1627808240Spurs tie Devine down to new dealThe youngster turned 17 years old today.
1627807463ICYMI: Saul Niguez agents in UKSaul Niguez’s next move looks likely to be decided at some point soon.
According to The Mirror, representatives of the Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder have flown into England in an attempt to resolve their client’s future.
Just about every major club in the Premier League has been linked with Saul at some point over recent months, but particularly Manchester United and Liverpool.
Where will he end up?
ES Composite1627803728Villa to sign BaileyAston Villa on Saturday agreed a deal to sign Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen.
The 23-year-old will now discuss personal terms and complete a medical after of finalising a £30m deal.
Bailey’s arrival is understood to not be connected with Jack Grealish’s expected departure.