Ten Hag tight-lipped on Ronaldo; Rashford says Man Utd ‘rather a lot fitter than final season’
Manchester United’s pursuit of Frenkie De Jong rumbles on as the beginning of the Premier League season is approaching and there may be nonetheless a lot to be determined within the switch market
Whereas Chelsea proceed to carry out hope that they are going to this time maintain off competitors from Barcelona for certainly one of their prime targets to spice up Thomas Tuchel’s squad. Jules Kounde may develop into their second important defensive improve after Kalidou Koulibaly to reload after the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. The Sevilla star will price in extra of £50m with Barcelona strongly linked to the France worldwide and already beating the Blues to Raphinha after preliminary curiosity from the Londoners within the former Leeds winger.
Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo‘s future stays unsure, the Portuguese needs to go away Manchester United, however his wages stay prohibitive and Erik ten Hag maintains the No 7 is just not on the market with yet one more yr remaining on his contract at Previous Trafford. Actual Madrid should not in line with the most recent experiences, whereas a shock transfer to Atletico Madrid has additionally been rumoured. The Mail experiences Leicester have rejected a £15m bid from Monaco for Boubakary Soumare. And Leicester are prepared to think about big-money presents for James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho to be able to elevate funds to strengthen the squad, the Telegraph claims.
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Sergio Rico to make Fulham return?
Fulham are excited about signing Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico on mortgage for a second time after his spell in 2018-19, report The Occasions.
The Cottagers launched Fabri this summer season however have already got Marek Rodak and Paulo Gazzaniga on their books.
Rico made 29 Premier League appearances throughout his first spell in west London, as Fulham had been relegated from the Premier League and there may be allegedly curiosity in a second go-round..
Luke Baker22 July 2022 15:45
Dani Alves heads to Mexico after leaving Barcelona
Brazil defender Dani Alves has joined Mexican facet Pumas UNAM on a free switch, the Liga MX membership stated on Thursday, a month after he ended his second stint with Barcelona.
Alves gained six LaLiga titles and three Champions League trophies amongst different main honours in his first spell at Barcelona from 2008-16.
“Dani Alves we’re ready for you,” Pumas wrote on Twitter.
Alves helped Brazil win Olympic gold eventually yr’s Tokyo Video games, including to 2 Copa America titles and two Confederations Cup trophies with the nationwide group.
The 39-year-old has gained greater than 100 caps for Brazil since making his senior debut in 2006, and was a part of the groups that performed within the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
Alves had joined Brazilian facet Sao Paulo in 2019 after 17 years in Europe with Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris St Germain however terminated his contract in September following a dispute over unpaid salaries.
He returned to Barcelona in November and signed a contract till the tip of the 2021-22 season, reuniting with former group mate and newly appointed supervisor Xavi Hernandez.
Alves made 14 league appearances as Barcelona completed second, 13 factors behind Actual Madrid.
Luke Baker22 July 2022 15:30
Raphael Varane has no regrets over Manchester United switch
Raphael Varane has no regrets about becoming a member of Manchester United, regardless of a troublesome first season at Previous Trafford being compounded by former membership Actual Madrid profitable the Champions League.
There was a way of optimism across the Crimson Devils final summer season when the France worldwide adopted Jadon Sancho in becoming a member of a membership that had simply completed as Premier League and Europa League runners-up.
Varane loved an unforgettable welcome at a packed Previous Trafford earlier than a convincing victory in opposition to rivals Leeds and the return of former Actual team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo added expectation.
However issues quickly went awry for United. Poor outcomes led to the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim alternative Ralf Rangnick solely managed to steer the facet to sixth, whereas accidents restricted the defender to simply 20 league begins.
“It was not the most effective season, the most effective outcomes,” Varane advised the PA information company. “Clearly I wished to play a bit bit extra however that’s a part of soccer and we’re wanting ahead for the following season.”
Requested if his former group’s success made him suppose he made the fallacious determination transferring, the four-time European champion replied: “Completely not.
“I feel in soccer you need to problem your self and you need to attempt to enhance and I wished to dwell one other expertise after 10 years in the identical place – so, no.”
Luke Baker22 July 2022 15:15
Ben Brerton Diaz to West Ham?
West Ham finally missed out on Jesse Lingard to Nottingham Forest however are transferring nearer to loads of different attacking gamers, together with the likes of Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca, Chelsea ahead Armando Broja and left-back Filip Kostic.
In accordance with the Each day Mail, West Ham supervisor David Moyes has additionally marked Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz as a prime goal for the membership on this window. Burnley’s Dwight McNeil has additionally been floated as an choice to bolster the Hammers up entrance, however Brereton Diaz is the popular man.
Luke Baker22 July 2022 15:00
Chelsea hope to finish Jules Kounde transfer regardless of Barcelona curiosity
Chelsea have moved a step nearer to signing the extremely rated Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
The Blues have agreed private phrases with the 23-year-old France worldwide centre-back and have now met the Spanish membership’s asking worth of £55m, in line with a number of experiences, with Kounde set to have a medical over the following 48 hours.
Thomas Tuchel is rebuilding his defence after the departure of Antonio Rudiger to Actual Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona, leaving the ageing Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta as Chelsea’s frontline centre-halves. Kounde would add to the current arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly at Stamford Bridge.
Luke Baker22 July 2022 14:45
Benjamin Pavard: Manchester United and Chelsea ‘battling over Bayern Munich defender’
Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard is reportedly in the course of a tug-of-war between Manchester United and Chelsea. The Solar, citing French outlet L’Equipe, says each Premier League rivals are monitoring the 26-year-old, who can also be wished by Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
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Man United and Chelsea ‘battling over Benjamin Pavard’
The 26-year-old can also be wished by Juventus and Atletico Madrid
Luke Baker22 July 2022 14:30
Antony’s agent flies in to barter Man United switch
These flight paths from Amsterdam to Manchester are getting some critical enterprise this summer season, aren’t they?
The agent of Ajax winger Antony is subsequent to sort out that journey, with the Mirror reporting he’s flying in to bear official negotiations over a switch.
There’s completely no settlement between United and Ajax simply but, and a price of £68m has been reported as being wanted if Previous Trafford turns into his new residence, after a £51m bid was turned down earlier in the summertime.
Lisandro Martinez has already adopted Erik ten Hag from one to the opposite.
Karl Matchett22 July 2022 14:15
Everton goal Wolves duo for transfers
Everton boss Frank Lampard has been vocal over the necessity to make signings shortly, particularly after a 4-0 pre-season defeat within the US and the sale of Richarlison to Tottenham.
Two Wolves gamers are on their radar, it seems, with a £20m bid for Morgan Gibbs-White already rejected, say the Telegraph, whereas the Birmingham Mail say Leander Dendoncker is the defensive possibility Lampard is most eager on.
In the meantime, Patrick Cutrone has barely kicked a ball for Wolves since signing and by no means seemed minimize out for the English sport, and the £16m striker is now wished by Rangers and Celta Vigo, say Italian media. He solely has a yr left on his deal and Wolves wish to promote.
Karl Matchett22 July 2022 14:00
Arsenal goal PSV winger Cody Gakpo
Arsenal aren’t performed with their summer season reinforcements simply but, it appears.
They had been linked with Raphinha earlier than his Barcelona transfer so it’s no shock to see one other winger on the radar, with this time PSV man Cody Gakpo of their sights.
The report from soccer.london says Mikel Arteta “vastly admirers” him however different English golf equipment are within the combine too and he needs to ultimately come to the Premier League – although the World Cup squad stays his precedence.
Karl Matchett22 July 2022 13:45
Brighton nonetheless negotiating for Florian Grillitsch free switch
Florian Grillitsch isn’t but a particular signing, however Brighton stay in talks along with his father and agent over the deal.
He’s on a free switch after leaving Hoffenheim on the finish of final season, however Fiorentina have already backed out of an settlement claiming that his calls for had been too excessive.
Galatasaray are additionally eager, report the Specific, but it surely’s Brighton who’re in an excellent place to shut the signing of the Austrian worldwide.
Karl Matchett22 July 2022 13:30