The summer transfer window is open for some leagues in Europe and there is a lot of chatter going around. Transfer Talk provides you with the latest news about rumours, the comings and goings and of course closing deals!
Top story: Silva rejects the big money offer from Saudi Arabia. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain are showing interest
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva He got a lucrative opportunity to join the Saudi Professional League and talks took place, but he plans to turn down the offer, according to the athlete.
The Saudis are not expected to give up their bid for the 28-year-old Portugal international as they look for more high-profile signings this summer. Ngolo Kante And Edward Mindy She is set to join SPL clubs from Chelsea, with Karim Benzema And Cristiano Ronaldo After making the switch already.
Silva is under contract with Man City until 2025, but has been heavily linked with a move away. Both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be interested and the midfielder would prefer to continue his trade in Europe.
Barcelona were interested in signing Silva in January but were unable to raise the required €70m, while Man City were reluctant to part ways during the season. He played a vital role in Manchester City’s treble-winning campaign last season, making 55 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals and eight assists.
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10.58 GMT: Spain striker Joselo It could be Real Madrid’s last summer signing, Marc reportswith the newspaper claiming that “everything points to the fact that it is [Joselu] Another ‘promotion’ could be this window.
Real Madrid have already strengthened their squad by bringing in the England midfielder Jude Bellingham For 103 million euros, a playmaker Ibrahim Diaz (After being loaned to Milan) and full-back Fran Garcia For 5 million euros, it has now been added JoseloThe 33-year-old – who will perform at the club’s training ground on Tuesday – is on loan from Espanyol.
Karim Benzema And Mariano Diaz Both left the Bernabeu this month, meaning Joselu’s only competition in the centre-forward role next season will be out of position rodrigo goes, If Madrid decides to rule out moving to Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappe.
while, Diario S This defender reports Jesus VallejoThe 26-year-old is not ready to leave Madrid this summer, despite receiving offers to leave.
Vallejo gave up his number 5 shirt to newcomer Bellingham – and he did Eder Militao, David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger And Nacho Fernandez Ahead of him in the centre-back pecking order – but according to AS, he hasn’t given up hope of making it to the Bernabéu.
10.31 GMT: Chelsea have announced a deal for the RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku.
Nkunku, 25, has agreed a six-year contract, which will start on July 1. The transfer will reportedly cost over €60 million.
“I am very happy to be joining Chelsea,” Nkunku said. “A lot of effort has gone into bringing me to the club and I’m looking forward to meeting my new coach and team-mates and showing the Chelsea fans what I can do on the pitch.
“Having played in the First Division and the Bundesliga, I now want to play in the Premier League, one of the strongest leagues in the world. I am very excited about this challenge and would be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt.”
10.20 GMT: Alvaro Morata He wants to stay at Atletico Madrid next season. Cadena Kobe reports, despite a pay cut and attractive offers from elsewhere, including one from Saudi Arabia that would earn him €120m over three years.
Morata’s new contract with Atletico cuts his salary to €2m a year after tax, according to the radio station.
Atlético’s plan for next season is to see Morata – who scored 13 goals in the league last season – and Memphis Depay Fight for the striker position in the team.
Morata’s teammate Saul Niguez You could be about to leave the Metropolitano, AS reportsAfter receiving an offer from the Saudi Al-Nasr Company, where he will be associated with it Cristiano Ronaldo.
Saul, 28, has a long-term contract with Atletico until 2026, but he has barely appeared over the past two seasons, and has spent 2021-22 on loan at Chelsea.
09.44 GMT: Chelsea is considering signing a Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa To replace Edward MindyAnd Reports log.
Mendy, 31, has reportedly agreed terms to join Saudi side Al-Ahly and is set to leave this summer on a permanent deal.
Costa, 23, has been watched by several Premier League clubs including Manchester United. The Portugal international has a release clause of €75m.
09.09 GMT: Portugal Pavilion Goncalo Guedes He will remain on loan at Benfica next season from Wolverhampton, according to what he reported register.
Geddes, 26, joined Benfica on a six-month loan from Wolves in January and scored one goal in 12 league appearances. He is under contract until June 2027 but wants to stay in Lisbon. The agreement between the two clubs is about to expire.
08.40 GMT: the Daily Mail reports That West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice He is expected to become an Arsenal player when he returns from the weekend.
With the 24-year-old’s season now over after helping England to a 7-0 victory over North Macedonia in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, the Europa League winner will take a short break before deciding his club’s future.
ESPN sources confirmed last week that West Ham had already rejected a £90m bid from Arsenal, with boss David Moyes insisting Rice was worth more than £100m. The Mail report says Arsenal are expected to match that assessment with their next bid.
08.00 GMT: Al-Ittihad is ready to apply for the Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min With an opening bid in the region of 60 million euros ($65 million) plus bonuses, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN.
Top clubs in Saudi Arabia are interested in a number of Premier League stars this summer, and Son has become the latest high-profile name to be approached with the move.
The source said that Son was offered a four-year contract worth 30 million euros per season. There is some optimism within the Saudi Professional League that the 30-year-old could be tempted to join Al-Ittihad, who are close to agreeing a deal to sign the Chelsea midfielder. Ngolo Kante And the former Real Madrid talisman has already signed Karim Benzema.
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Chelsea goalkeeper Edward Mindy I agreed to personal terms with Al-Ahil, reports Fabrizio Romano. The 31-year-old is set to sign a three-year contract with the Saudi team, with negotiations reaching the final stages. Mendy fell out of favor at Stamford Bridge last season and manager Mauricio Pochettino will reportedly look to sign a new first-team goalkeeper this summer, paving the way for Mendy’s exit, three years after joining the west London club.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford On signing a new long-term contract with the club, according to daily Mail. The report reveals that the England international will earn £375,000 per week, making him one of the highest-paid players at the club. The Red Devils are in the market for a striker this summer, having been linked with Napoli Victor Osimhen and spurs Harry KaneHowever, they are keen to retain Rashford, who scored 30 goals along with 11 assists in all competitions last season.
Manchester City are trying to bridge the gap in negotiations with Chelsea for the midfielder Mateo KovacicAccording to the journalist Rudy GallettiBoth clubs are keen to complete the deal, with City already agreeing terms with Kovacic, who will sign a four-year contract with the Premier League champions. Galletti reveals the deal should be between £30m and £35m, with discussions continuing over a fee.
Manchester City are set to discuss a new contract with the defender Kyle Walker Amid the interest of Bayern Munich, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Bavarian club singled out Walker as a potential signing this summer, with the England international reportedly open to a move away from the Etihad, after a season in which he occasionally found himself on the bench.
– Brighton are eyeing a move for the Chelsea midfielder Connor Gallagheraccording Football from the inside. The report reveals that the Seagulls view the 23-year-old as an ideal replacement for Alexis McAllisterAs well as being a financially viable option. Gallagher’s transfer is valued at £30m by Chelsea, and with Brighton offloading McAllister to Liverpool for £35m, plus a possible £80m fee for it. Moises CaicedoThey will be in a strong position to sign Gallagher.