Liverpool leading Alisson chase
Liverpool are in pole position to sign Alisson from Roma, Gazzetta dello Sport claims, but have not yet met the Serie A side’s valuation of the goalkeeper.
The report suggests the Reds have made a bid of €70 million (£62m/$82m) but have seen that rejected as the Giallorossi hold out for somewhere in the region of €75m (£66m/$88m) and €80m (£70m/$93m).
And in a further development, Alisson’s agent Ze Maria Neis ‘liked’ a photo post on Instagram that shows the goalkeeper in a half Roma, half Liverpool shirt, suggesting that a transfer could well be happening.
Blind completes £14m Ajax return
Ajax have completed the £14 million ($19m) signing of Daley Blind from Manchester United, the Premier League club have confirmed.
The Netherlands international moved to Old Trafford from the Dutch side in 2014 and went on to make 141 appearances for the Red Devils, winning the FA Cup, the EFL Cup and the Europa League.
He has now returned to his homeland and will be hoping to add to the four Eredivisie titles he won during his initial stay at the club.
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Neymar and Mbappe to stay at PSG
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are both set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, according to the sporting director of the club’s training centre, Luis Fernandez.
Both players have been heavily linked with Real Madrid, with the Spanish club keen to sign a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has joined Juventus.
However, Mbappe, who won the World Cup with France and shone in Russia this summer, and Neymar are ready to shun their advances, Fernandez says.
“Neymar has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain,” he said, adding later that “he will also stay” when asked about Mbappe.
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Pickford urged to ignore Bayern
Jordan Pickford has been told to ignore reported interest from German giants Bayern Munich and stay at Everton.
The England goalkeeper enjoyed an excellent World Cup, helping the Three Lions reach the semi-finals, and making a number of key stops, including saving a penalty in his side’s first shootout victory at the tournament.
Pickford has subsequently been linked with a number of elite clubs, but David Moyes, formerly Toffees manager, told The Sun: “I think Everton is the right club for Jordan.”
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City won’t meet Madrid’s Kovacic price
Manchester City are not willing to meet Real Madrid’s valuation of midfielder Mateo Kovacic, reports Sky Sports News.
City are in the market for a central midfielder after their expected move for Napoli’s Jorginho fell through, with the Italy international joining Chelsea instead.
But City will not pay the £80 million (€90m/$106m) that Madrid are reportedly demanding for the 24-year-old.
Courtois to decide future in coming days
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, currently on holiday in Tenerife, is set to announce his future in the coming days, OndaCero reports.
The Belgium number one has long been linked with a return to Spain to be with his family and has only one year left on his Stamford Bridge contract.
The report claims that everything points to Courtois making a summer move to Real Madrid.
Barca prefer Kante to Willian
Barcelona have been linked with bids for Chelsea players N’Golo Kante and Willian, but the former is much higher up their wishlist, according to Sky Sports’ Graham Hunter .
Despite the Blaugrana bringing in young Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Hunter believes that the Liga champions want the World Cup winner to add extra depth to their squad.
Signing any Blues player will be difficult, however, with Maurizio Sarri starting a new era at Stamford Bridge as manager and he will be reluctant to lose any big names as his rebuild begins.
Hart expects to be on Man City’s pre-season tour
Joe Hart expects to be on Man City’s pre-season tour of America, the Daily Mail reports.
Hart, frozen out of City’s squad by Pep Guardiola shortly after the coach’s arrival, has been loaned out to Torino and West Ham as his contract with the Premier League champions continues to roll on.
The 31-year-old is actively looking for a new club but is likely to have to take a pay cut to seal a move.
All the same, the former England number one is convinced that he will be part of the travelling party headed for Chicago.
Welbeck & Ospina’s Arsenal futures in doubt
Arsenal are set to trim their squad after completing their summer transfer business and two high-profile names are set to be sold, the Telegraph reports.
Danny Welbeck and David Ospina are the biggest names set for the chopping block, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette set to be the preferred striker options.
In goal, Bernd Leno looks likely to take the number one spot, with Petr Cech looking likely to be kept on rather than Ospina.
Sarri to plead with Chelsea stars to stay
Maurizio Sarri is set to go on the charm offensive this week in a bid to convince Chelsea’s big stars to stay at the club, The Sun reports.
The likes of Eden Hazard, Willian, Thibaut Courtois and N’Golo Kante have all been linked with big moves elsewhere across the summer.
Sarri, having recently taken over from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, will put in calls to the holidaying stars as he solidifies his squad for the upcoming season.
PSG interested in Rose
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to Le10Sport .
The Ligue 1 champions are looking for reinforcements at left-back after the departure of Yuri Berchiche and the sub-par season of Layvin Kurzawa.
PSG have targeted Rose in the past and are now set to reignite their interest in the England international.
Bale holds positive Madrid talks
Gareth Bale appears likely to stay at Real Madrid after holding positive talks with manager Julen Lopetegui on Monday, reports The Telegraph.
Bale has made no secret of his desire for more playing time after failing to consistently crack the XI at Madrid last season.
But new Madrid boss Lopetegui is understood to have expressed his admiration for Bale, and underlined his desire to work with him this season.
Everton launch £50m Richarlison & Doucoure bid
Everton have launched a £50 million ($66m) bid for Watford duo Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure, claim TEAMtalk .
New Everton boss Marco Silva coached the pair during his time in charge at Watford, and is hoping to be reunited with the Brazilian and Frenchman.
Watford will likely resist any bids for the pair, especially from Everton, who the Hornets feel illegally approached Silva last season while he was still their manager.
Gomes wants Tottenham move
Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes wants to join Tottenham this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The 24-year-old is set to depart Camp Nou this summer after two disappointing seasons with Barca.
Gomes changed to Paul Martin as his agent last season, due to Martin’s extensive work with clubs in England.
Boga nears £3.5m Sassuolo move
Chelsea and Sassuolo have agreed a £3.5 million fee for midfielder Jeremie Boga, Goal understands.
The 21-year-old has spent the past three seasons on loan with Championship side Birmingham City, Rennes of Ligue 1 and Granada of La Liga.
Though he wants to stay with Chelsea, Boga believes a permanent move away will be best for his future if he can’t lock down a first-team role at Stamford Bridge.
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Newcastle close in on Rondon
Newcastle are nearing a deal for West Brom striker Solomon Rondon, according to TEAMtalk .
The 28-year-old Venezuelan has been expected to leave the Baggies after they were relegated to the Championship for next season.
Newcastle will offer £4 million ($5.3m) for an initial loan for Rondon, with a £15m ($20m) fee added on next summer to make the move permanent.
Derby near Mount loan deal
Derby County are closing in on a one-year loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, reports The Telegraph.
The 19-year-old impressed on loan with Vitesse Arnhem of the Eredivisie last season, and had interest from PSV and Ajax.
But Mount looks set to instead spend the upcoming season in the Championship under new Derby manager Frank Lampard.
Marseille to land €20m Caleta-Car
Marseille are nearing the €20 million (£18m/$23m) signing of defender Duje Caleta-Car from Red Bull Salzburg, according to Kronen Zeitung.
The 21-year-old was a member of Croatia’s World Cup squad and is considered a big part of the nation’s future.
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