The summer transfer window has now opened 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!
Important story: Manchester City is eyeing Barcelona’s De Jong
Manchester City is interested in the transfer of the Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Young After the end of their pursuit of West Ham United Declan Riceaccording the sun.
De Jong, 26, has been receiving hints to leave the Camp Nou for some time, rejecting an 85 million euro ($89.7 million) move to Manchester United under Eric ten Hag a year ago, but his departure could now be necessary for the LaLiga champions as they look to lower their wage bill. Huge amid ongoing financial problems.
The Dutch midfielder, who reportedly earns €465,000 a week, is keen to stay at the club. However, the Catalan club would let him go for a fee in excess of €100m and City manager Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of the player and made an unsuccessful attempt to sign him in 2019.
Rice, 24, is closing in on a move to Arsenal after Arsenal agreed a £100m deal plus £5m in add-ons on Wednesday, sources told ESPN. While there are still minor details to finalize, it is said to be a formality at this point.
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10.19 GMT: Liverpool are ready to step up efforts to sign the Nice midfielder Khafrin Thuramaccording Journalist Rudy Galletti.
Thuram, 22, has been left out of launching Nice’s new collection recently as speculation over the move intensified this summer. A bid of €60m is said to secure the France Under-21 title, but Newcastle are also keeping a close eye on things.
Liverpool have already activated a €70m release clause in the Leipzig midfielder’s contract Dominic Szoboszlay, sources told ESPN.
Szoboszlai, 22, is expected to travel to Liverpool this weekend for medical treatment, having already agreed personal terms. It will become Liverpool’s second summer deal after Brighton Alexis McAllister He arrived for an initial £35m.
Southampton Romeo Lavia He is also a potential target if Thuram’s transfer is unsuccessful.
09.46 GMT: Manchester United have reportedly made a €35m bid for the Atalanta striker Rasmus HooglundHe says Corriere dello Sport.
Hoglund, 20, scored nine goals in 32 matches last season, likening the Danish international to the Manchester City star. Erling Halland in style.
Atalanta rejected the offer, hoping to get around 50 million euros.
09.00 GMT: United States International Christian Pulisic He has agreement in principle on a long-term deal to leave Chelsea and move to Serie A giants AC Milan; However, clubs have yet to agree on a transfer fee, a source in Italy with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.
The source added that Pulisic, 24, is willing to take a significant pay cut to get the transfer done, with only minor details to be worked out before a full agreement on personal terms is reached.
Fee negotiations are still under way, with Chelsea wanting 25 million euros ($27.3 million) and Milan considering more in the 15-18 million euro range, the source said.
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Paper gossip (by Abby Ingham)
– RB Leipzig’s Dominic Zuboszlay He finished his medical treatment before moving to Liverpool, as per reports the athlete. The 22-year-old midfielder, who scored six goals and provided eight assists in 32 Bundesliga matches last season, will move to Liverpool after sources told ESPN his €70m release clause was triggered. The two clubs were already in contact about a deal Fabio Carvalhowho joined the Bundesliga club on a season-long loan.
Manchester United are ready to consider other options for goalkeepers after considering a move to Internazionale Andre Onana Expensive, according to Mirror. With the £55m Mason Mount deal accounting for nearly half of the club’s transfer budget, United are aware that other big money moves can run counter to the restrictions of Financial Fair Play. The United goalkeeper is shortlisted to replace him David De Gea Includes the pursuit of Feyenoord Justin Bello and Eintracht Frankfurt Kevin Trapp. The Eredivisie side are likely to sign Bigelow, 25, for around £20m, while the Bundesliga club will accept close to £10m for the 32-year-old Trapp.
West Ham are looking to beat AC Milan in the race to sign the South American wonder Dario Osorioreports sun. The 19-year-old winger, who plays for Universidad de Chile, has reportedly already turned down a move to a Brazilian club in a bid to move to Europe. The Hammers are preparing a £7.5m bid for the Chile international, instead Rossoneri It is also keen on signing and loaning the teenager.
– Arsenal puts the final touches on the Ajax deal Joren Timberaccording Fabrizio Romano. The 22-year-old defender is expected to undergo a medical in north London soon, with negotiations over the Netherlands international’s move to the Emirates reaching their final stages. Sources told ESPN last month that Arsenal had offered fees in the region of £30m, but Ajax wanted £50m.
– Al-Nassr approached Sevilla to sign the goalkeeper Yassin Bonoaccording Mercato foot. The 32-year-old could be ready to leave Spain this summer if the LaLiga club receives a good offer. However, it is reported that the Morocco international is not interested in a move to Saudi Arabia and will need to be persuaded to make the move. The Saudi side looks forward to unloading Stream No. 1 David Ospina To make room for signing more foreign players this summer.