Welcome to summer transfer window latest update as Chelsea set to finalize first signing of triple high-rated players
Manchester United are poised to enter the chase for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski should Barcelona fail to land their man, claims the Sun. Lewandowski could be offered a contract similar to Cristiano Ronaldo’s, around £400,000 a week, while Bayern would receive up to £20 million ($25m) for the 33-year-old.
Chelsea Handed Dembele’s Transfer Boost
Chelsea have been given a transfer boost after Barcelona confirmed Ousmane Dembele has not signed a new contract offer (The Sun on Sunday).
Arsenal consider Asensio bid
Arsenal are weighing up a move for Marco Asensio, reports the Mirror. The Gunners are paying close attention to the Real Madrid star, who is currently undecided over whether to extend his current deal at the club which expires in 2023.
Chelsea handed boost in Kounde pursuit
Sevilla chief Jose Maria Cruz de Andres has admitted the club will struggle to hold on to Chelsea target Jules Kounde this summer. The LaLiga side turned down an approach from the Blues to take the versatile defender to Stamford Bridge in 2021.
Man City look to head off Barca interest in Silva
Manchester City will move quickly to secure Bernardo Silva amid interest from Barcelona, claims the Mirror. The Premier League champions will not accept any bid under £80 million ($99m) for Silva – far beyond the reach of the cash-strapped Catalans.
Pogba poised for Juventus return
Paul Pogba is reportedly set to return to Juventus on a multi-year contract after leaving Manchester United for a second time. The Turin-based club are said to be re-signing the midfielder, having sold him to United in a then-world record deal worth £89m in 2016.
Middlesbrough want Man Utd keeper Heaton
Middlesbrough are set to make a loan approach for Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton, reports the Sun. Heaton is only third choice at Old Trafford and, at 36, would jump at the chance for regular first-team action.
PSG to part ways with Poch
Paris Saint-Germain have agreed to part ways with head coach Mauricio Pochettino, reports The Athletic. The decision was reportedly made at a meeting last week, and the feeling was mutual. His exit is now being finalised, the report claims.
Alves yet to be offered new Barca deal
Dani Alves is yet to be offered a contract extension at Barcelona, claims Sport. The veteran Brazilian full-back, who returned to Camp Nou late in 2021, has been working on a short-term agreement that will soon come to a close – and the 39-year-old still does not know where he stands for 2022-23.
Real to bid Marcelo farewell tomorrow
Real Madrid have announced that they will give captain Marcelo a “farewell” tomorrow at 1pm with president Florentino Perez. Marcelo, who is out of contract at the end of June, will then appear before the media to give his final press conference after 14 seasons with Real. He won 25 trophies during that period, including five Champions League trophies and six LaLiga titles.
OFFICIAL: Williams ‘delighted to sign for Gillingham’
Former Republic of Ireland international Shaun Williams has signed for Gillingham, as he reunites with former Millwall boss Neil Harris.
OFFICIAL: Ex-Fulham player Zico Asare exits Oxford City for Maidenhead in National League
ZICO Asare has left Oxford City for Vanarama National League side Maidenhead United. The right-sided defender moves up a division after one season at Court Place Farm, having arrived from Fulham last summer. Asare is aged 21 so City are entitled to compensation, with the club in talks with Maidenhead over the fee.