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TOP STORY: Barca bid £55m for Willian

Chelsea winger Willian is the topic of a 3rd bid from Barcelona, in keeping with Sky Sports activities, with the La Liga title holders reportedly lodging a £55 million bid for the Brazil worldwide.

The 29-year-old blew cold and hot for the Selecao on the World Cup, however his tempo was evident all through and he additionally confirmed his willingness to decide to defensive duties, working his manner again to get better the ball when the workforce misplaced possession.

The playmaker was additionally arguably probably the greatest gamers on the sector not named Lionel Messi when Chelsea have been eradicated from the Champions League by Barcelona within the spherical of 16, which was maybe when he first caught the attention of Camp Nou personnel gurus.

Any transfer for Willian might have to attend till Barca liberate a spot for an additional participant with out an EU passport, as La Liga guidelines restrict golf equipment to only three non-holders and Barcelona have Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, and Yerry Mina taking over these spots. Nonetheless, Coutinho might qualify for a Portuguese passport via his accomplice — and his new citizenship might go into impact from this season.


22.31 BST:Let’s persist with Arsenal for the ultimate tidbit of the evening. Are they on the verge of transport Alex Iwobi off to Serie A? An Italian media outlet believes he is attracted the curiosity of Lazio, who’re available in the market for a striker to exchange the West Ham-bound Felipe Anderson.

That outlet, Il Messaggero, reckons that the Gunners would promote for a worth of £22.three million. So there you have got it.

21.49 BST: Arsenal have already lured one goalkeeper from the Bundesliga this summer season however in keeping with Sky, they’re in “superior talks” with Switzerland and Borussia Monchengladbach No. 1 Yann Sommer.

Sommer, 29, can be the sturdy front-line shot-stopper to reach at Arsenal this summer season if Sky is correct, following on the heels of former Bayer Leverkusen star Bernd Leno. Is that one nice goalie too many? We reckon that after years of inconsistency and indecisiveness between the posts, a correct positional battle may very well be a very good factor right here.

21.27 BST: Look who’s again in Europe!

That is former Southampton and Portugal defender Jose Fonte arriving in Ligue 1 and signing for LOSC Lille. A great pick-up and a decently sturdy centre-back. He leaves Dalian Yifang after two seasons.

20.51 BST: Is it regular for a membership to attract consideration to the truth that their hotly touted, extremely tipped and Bundesliga-linked prospect is absent for a league recreation? It’s? OK, cool.

Younger Canadian star Alphonso Davies has been linked to Bayern Munich of all locations in current days, prompting the Vancouver Whitecaps to point out how cool they’re about the entire thing.

20.24 BST: Leicester Metropolis simply signed Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Danny Ward however Foxes boss Claude Puel insists it is not an indication that Denmark No. 1 Kasper Schmeichel is quickly to be heading out the door for pastures new.

Mentioned Puel to Sky, “I’m not troubled about this. In fact Kasper is a vital participant for us. He had a really sturdy World Cup. We’d like Kasper, together with his character, his efficiency and his consistency.”

“There may be a whole lot of hypothesis at this second, it’s regular.”

19.52 BST: The place on this planet will Usain Bolt land? The eight-time Olympian gold medalist has been attempting out for varied golf equipment, together with Borussia Dortmund, however curiosity has emerged from new USL facet Las Vegas Lights. Learn our story right here: simply think about him actually on the wing with room to run…

19.11 BST: Would possibly some defenders be on the transfer quickly? Tuttosport believes that if Daniele Rugani leaves Juventus for Chelsea, Man United’s unsettled centre-back Victor Lindelof might swap Previous Trafford for Turin in response. Different names on Juve’s checklist of doable defenders? Atletico Madrid duo Stefan Savic and the inspirational Diego Godin are doable choices.

18.36 BST: Younger Man United prospect Demetri Mitchell is touring with Jose Mourinho & Co. throughout the U.S. however may find yourself out on mortgage no matter how he seems to be in preseason. Sources inform ESPN FC that each Hearts (Scotland) and Derby County have an interest within the 21-year-old though Mitchell’s targeted on United at current.

Learn our full story right here.

18:08 BST: It was mooted on Friday however there is a additional replace on Liverpool prospect Ryan Kent, by way of Sky. Their sources reported Saturday that the winger agreed a cope with Rangers on Friday and is ready to finish his medical throughout the subsequent 24 hours.

Rangers at the moment are managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and Kent, who signed a brand new deal at Anfield in 2017, can be the second younger LFC participant to take a brief transfer to Ibrox this summer season: Ovie Ejaria started his mortgage spell earlier than the World Cup.

17:20 BST: Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis has dominated out a return for Edinson Cavani, telling followers: “I’m your Matador!” El Matador is Cavani’s nickname.

17:06 BST: Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte declare Juventus have made a proposal for Porto’s Alex Telles.

16:43 BST: Valencia’s South Korean starlet Kangin Lee, 17, has signed a brand new contract on the membership, which incorporates an €80 million buy-out clause, AS declare.

16:21 BST: Bas Dost has re-signed for Sporting Lisbon, having ordered his contract be terminated adopted the assault by masked followers which left him needing stitches on his head.

16:05 BST: Simon Mignolet is one among 5 goalkeepers Barcelona are contemplating as a No. 2 for Marc-Andre ter Stegen ought to Jasper Cillessen transfer on, in keeping with Marca.

15:45 BST: Napoli want to seal a deal for Santiago Arias, in keeping with Gianluca Di Marzio, for €11.5m. Nonetheless, Valencia are additionally .

15:24 BST: Roma might look to Petr Cech as a alternative for Alisson, in keeping with The Solar.

15:03 BST: Yerry Mina’s uncle Jair, who additionally acts as his agent, informed Marca the Colombia defender “might be at an enormous European facet” subsequent season. Mina’s future at Barcelona is unclear and he might transfer this summer season — whether or not that be completely or on mortgage.

14:47 BST: Karim Benzema has rubbished rumours he’s in talks with Milan in a fiery Instagram story. Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported the story, and Benzema confirmed his displeasure by urging him to “change jobs” earlier than calling him a “liar.”

14:28 BST: Barcelona won’t promote Ousmane Dembele beneath any circumstances, in keeping with Mundo Deportivo.

14:05 BST: Roma have nonetheless not reached an settlement with Bordeaux over the signing of Malcom, in keeping with Gianluca Di Marzio. The Ligue 1 facet need €40m.

13:51 BST: SPAL verify the signing of former Arsenal defender Yohan Djourou

13:34 BST: Chicago Fireplace signal Nicolas Hasler from Toronto FC with Jon Bakero heading the opposite manner

13:14 BST: Barcelona are engaged on a deal to signal Senegal teenager Moussa Wague from Belgian facet, KAS Eupen, in keeping with Mundo Deportivo.

12:55 BST: The Solar are reporting that Everton are hopeful of finishing a deal to signal Lucas Digne from Barcelona for £14m.

12:34 BST: Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Daniele Rugani and are additionally focusing on fellow Juventus gamers Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic, in keeping with Gazzetta dello Sport. A deal for Rugani is shut, regardless of a gap provide of €40m deemed not adequate.

Pjanic can also be a goal for Barcelona — however Juventus need €80m. Whereas there have been no discussions over Higuain, who’s prone to be made obtainable following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

12:15 BST: Sport are reporting that Bayern Munich have put a €30 million price ticket on Arturo Vidal, with Manchester United and Chelsea exhibiting curiosity.

11:56 BST: Marseille are able to pay €10 million to signal Mario Balotelli, in keeping with a number of French media retailers.

11:42 BST: Napoli verify three of their younger gamers have been loand out. Gennaro Tutina and Zinedine Machach have joined Carpi whereas Roberto Insigne — youthful brother of Lorenzo — has moved to Benevento. 

11:23 BST: RB Leipzig are contemplating assembly Everton’s €22 million asking worth for Ademola Lookman, in keeping with the Leipziger Volkszeitung.

11:06 BST: Marvin Plattenhardt has no intention of leaving Hertha Berlin, insisting: “I really feel at residence right here.”

10:50 BST: New York Pink Bulls will full the signing of Andreas Ivan as soon as his visa is processed.

10:36 BST: Sassuolo have confirmed the signing of Jeremie Boga from Chelsea. 

10:20 BST: Extra from The Solar. Chelsea will flip to Joe Hart if Thibaut Courtois leaves Stamford Bridge.

10:07 BST: Marca report Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to signal Jonny from Celta Vigo, however will look to mortgage him out for the season — ideally to a Premier League membership.

09:49 BST: Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier’s good World Cup has alerted Actual Madrid, who’re ready to bid £50m bid, in keeping with The Solar.

09:33 BST: Borussia Dortmund and Everton are eager on signing £60m-rated Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, in keeping with the Each day Mail — however they add that Tottenham will not be .

09.16 BST: Lokomotiv Moscow have made an €eight million bid for Barcelona man Aleix Vidal, with an additional €2m in add-ons, in keeping with Mundo Deportivo. Nonetheless, the provide is is properly under the membership’s asking worth.

09.00 BST: Atletico Madrid are concerned about signing Olivier Giroud from Chelsea, in keeping with Sky Sport Italia. Atletico had appeared on the verge of sealing a deal for Nikola Kalinic, however the report provides that their persistence with AC Milan is waning.

PAPER ROUND: Corinthians digging in on Pedrinho

Corinthians won’t start negotiations over midfield jewel Pedrinho for something lower than €50m regardless of a current provide of €20m from Ajax, the participant’s agent Will Dantas informed Globeosporte.

Pedrinho is seen as subsequent in line from the membership that despatched Malcom, Marquinhos and Willian to Europe for cut-price charges most just lately, however “O Timao,” as they’re known as in Brazil, are enjoying hardball this time round, per Dantas.

“What occurred was [Giuliano] Bertolucci, who has a partnership with us, introduced a proposal within the space of €20 million from Ajax for Pedrinho. However Corinthians had informed me that they solely start negotiating for a worth close to the buyout clause, which is €50 million, so it wasn’t put ahead.”

Dantas stated Italian facet Udinese, a infamous purchaser of younger Brazilians, have additionally logged a bid for the proficient 20-year-old. 

Benzema hits again at De Laurentiis swipe

Nobody is aware of simply the place Karim Benzema will find yourself earlier than the window closes, however one factor is definite: The Actual Madrid striker didn’t take kindly to feedback from Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis about hyperlinks with a transfer to Napoli.

The Napoli president rubbished studies that they have been concerned about Benzema and Angel Di Maria amongst others, calling the 2 “previous males,” whereas including reported curiosity in Radamel Falcao was “completely false.”

And Benzema hit again on Instagram, writing, “One other nutter on the checklist! No 9s make him lose it,” ostensibly referring to San Paulo exits by Edinson Cavani, Gonzalo Higuain and Fabio Quagliarella previously decade.

Moreover, the previous France worldwide might actually make Di Laurentiis remorse his feedback no less than two occasions a 12 months if Calciomercato’s report that the 30-year-old is definitely getting ready to a transfer to one among Napoli’s Serie A rivals, AC Milan. Benzema’s representatives have already met with the Rossoneri, with the participant already signing off on a transfer to the San Siro.


– Everton are readying a £22m provide to Barcelona for Lucas Digne, in keeping with the Mirror. The 25-year-old didn’t discover a common place on the Camp Nou, however the report says new boss Marco Silva “feels Digne may very well be Leighton Baines’ long-term successor at Goodison Park.”

– With Thibaut Courtois’ future at Chelsea unsure, The Solar is reporting that the Blues are lining up a shock alternative in Joe Hart. There may be clearly no future for Hart at Manchester Metropolis, regardless of his participation within the workforce’s U.S. tour, and Chelsea at the moment are on alert that they might land him on a budget for simply £5m.

– Everton are closing in on a £40 million transfer for Watford star Richarlison, sources have informed ESPN FC. The 2 golf equipment are in superior talks over a deal for the Brazilian, who has flown again from Watford’s preseason tour of Austria for talks and a medical.


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