Transfer news LIVE! Ronaldo Man United talks; De Jong latest; Tielemans to Arsenal; Chelsea FC’s Kounde solution
Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United for talks over his future with the club, having sat out the entirety of their preseason campaign. The 37-year-old wants to leave Old Trafford after only one season but Erik Ten Hag has consistently spoken of his desire to keep him, so it’ll be fascinating to see how the forward’s future plays out.
Ten Hag is also keen on luring Frenkie De Jong away from Barcelona, although reports in Spain suggest the Dutch midfielder is more keen on moving to Chelsea. For their part, Thomas Tuchel’s side have switched attentions to Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries as top target Jules Kounde nears a move to Barcelona.
In north London, meanwhile, Arsenal continue to retain an interest in Youri Tielemans but are yet to lodge a formal offer for the Belgian international. Finally, Tottenham are said to be keeping keen eyes on Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours in our LIVE blog below!
Harry Kane latest
This time last year, Harry Kane seemed destined to leave Tottenham and eventually get the move to Manchester City he was pushing for.
Now, the situation could not be much more different.
Football.london suggest the England captain would be open to talks over a potential new deal with the club.
What a difference a year makes.
Marco Silva fires Fulham transfer message
Marco Silva has urged Fulham to “act faster” in the transfer market ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League.
On Monday, Manor Solomon became the third senior signing of the summer at Craven Cottage after joining on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, following the earlier additions of Andreas Pereira and Joao Palhinha.
The club are also in talks with Arsenal over a potential deal for Bernd Leno and are expected to complete a move for Kevin Mbabu as they attempt to retain their top-flight status for the first time since the 2012/13 season.
Cristiano Ronaldo next club odds
Cristiano Ronaldo is backed at Manchester United but the future is far from certain.
Man United- 4/11
Chelsea – 7/1
Bayern Munich – 8/1
PSG – 15/1
Real Madrid – 16/1
Sporting Lisbon- 17/1
West Ham set to announce Scamacca?
If you check the last few tweets from the West Ham account, the club are seemingly spelling out ‘Scamacca’.
We’re up to M…
Lionel Messi: Could PSG star make a sensational return to Barcelona?
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has talked up a potential move for Lionel Messi when his contract expires at Paris Saint-Germain.
Xavi Hernandez, who formed part of a Barca side to have won it all alongside the Argentine, also hinted an emotional return would be something he would be on board with.
“Messi is the best footballer in the world and in history. President Laporta already said that Messi’s story with Barça is not over, but now is not the time to talk about it.”
West Ham latest
Gianluca Scamacca has completed his medical at West Ham and will soon be announced as a big summer signing.
The Italian international will join for around £30m while the club chase a deal for Filip Kostic too.
In preparation for another season of European football, David Moyes is being backed to the hilt.
How Tottenham lost out on Luis Diaz
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has revealed he cut short his holiday during the January transfer window to help the club beat Tottenham to the signing of Luis Diaz.
Spurs chased a deal for the then-Porto forward earlier this year and saw an opening bid rejected before Jurgen Klopp’s side landed the Colombian international.
While the successful signing of Dejan Kuluesvki softened the blow for Antonio Conte, Diaz had a major impact himself upon his move to the Premier League, scoring four times and registering three assists in 13 appearances.
Decision-makers at Spurs have since backed Conte heavily this summer but the Diaz saga came during a difficult run of things for the club, who also missed out on the signing of Adama Traore.
Newcastle interested in shock move for Timo Werner
Newcastle United are struggling to find takers for their money this summer, with deals for Armando Broja, Anthony Gordon and Jack Harrison proving frustrating.
Now, they could reportedly turn their attentions to Chelsea.
According to Sport BILD, Eddie Howe is interested in a move for the German international, who could yet need replacing before Chelsea allow him to leave.
Todd Boehly’s active role at Chelsea
Eriksen and Martinez arrive at Man United training
Lisandro Martinez has been pictured arriving at Carrington ahead of his official unveiling as a Manchester United player.
The Argentine defender, 24, was spotted outside the Trafford Training Centre on Tuesday morning, catching a ride with another of United’s summer signings in Christian Eriksen.
Such an arrival was overshadowed by that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who also pulled into Carrington along with agent Jorge Mendes for crunch talks over his United future with manager Erik ten Hag.
Despite strong interest from Arsenal and a long drawn-out transfer saga, United finally won the race for Martinez last week, announcing they had reached an agreement with Ajax over a deal believed to be worth an initial £48.5million plus a potential further £8.5m in add-ons.
The centre-back was expected to pen a five-year contract at Old Trafford with the option for a further 12 months, with the transfer subject to the usual medical and visa requirements.