Super Eagles Star Close To Sealing EPL Move
Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo is set for a move to the Premier League, but Rangers will demand a fee of £10m (₦4.9b) to release him. Aribo is attracting interest from several Premier League clubs, but Southampton are currently in the pole position to sign the 25-year-old midfielder.
According to The Athletic, The Saints are currently in talks with Rangers over the transfer of Aribo. It is reported that the Nigerian is keen on the move and will sign a four-year deal with the club.
Chelsea Star Set For Exit
Chelsea star Armando Broja will not be given a chance with the club during the pre-season, according to Ora News. Thomas Tuchel says he would prefer Broja to stay back in London during pre-season after Broja shined for Southampton while on loan last season. Broja, meanwhile, has told the club he would like to leave if he is not part of Tuchel’s pre-season plans.
‘Milinkovic-Savic would cost Arsenal £55m’
Arsenal have been told to pay £55m for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports in the Daily Express. The Serbian international – who has been a long-term target for several Premier League clubs – has made almost 300 appearances for the Serie A club since joining from Genk in 2015. The 27-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal at the Stadio Olimpico.
Juventus set to complete Di Maria and Pogba double transfer
Juventus are set to sign both Angel Di Maria and Paul Pogba in the coming days, GOAL can confirm. The two are set to join on free transfers, having seen their contracts at Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, respectively, come to an end.
Everton interested in Gibbs-White
Everton have shown late interest in rivalling Nottingham Forest for the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, report The Athletic. Gibbs-White displayed his talents during a loan spell with Sheffield United last season, where he scored 12 goals and assisted 10 more as the Blades reached the Championship play-off semi-finals. The 22-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal at Molineux and is said to be stalling on signing a new one.
Jorginho’s agent discusses contract renewal
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho looks set to stay through the summer window. The Italian midfielder’s agent revealed that finding a contract extension with the club was a “priority”, with plans afoot to hold discussions about a renewal.
Soumare in talks over return to France
Monaco are in talks with Leicester over a loan move for Boubakary Soumare, according to The Athletic. The 23-year-old midfielder made 30 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes last term after joining from Lille last summer for a reported fee of £17m.
Barca’s Mingueza wanted by Girona & Monza
Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza is wanted by Girona and Monza – according to Marca. Xavi is eager to offload the 23-year-old and Girona want to give him the chance to remain in Spain, but won’t pay his €10 million asking price. Italian outfit Monza are now poised to win the race for Mingueza, who played just 19 La Liga games for Barca in 2021-22.
Barcelona reignite Tagliafico interest
Barcelona have reignited their interest in Ajax left-back Nicholas Tagliafico. The 29-year-old Argentina international could be available for as little as £4.3m (€5m) this summer. He only has a year left on his contract and Barca have been tracking him across multiple transfer windows.
Quartet seeking Watford exit
Ismaila Sarr, Emmanuel Dennis, Danny Rose and Adam Masina will miss Watford’s Austria training camp with all four wanting a route out of the club, report The Athletic. The Hornets have brought in just one senior player – Vakoun Bayo – this summer as they look to secure a second return to the Premier League in three seasons.
Official: Burnley sign Bastien
Burnley have completed the signing of midfielder Samuel Bastien from Standard Liege on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Done deal: Eastwood joins Ross County on loan
Goalkeeper Jake Eastwood has today joined Ross County on a season-long loan from Championship side Sheffield United.
Official: Samba completes Lens move
Goalkeeper Brice Samba has completed a permanent transfer from Nottingham Forest to Ligue 1 club Lens, the Premier League side have confirmed.
Official: Charlton sign Sessegnon on loan
Charlton have confirmed the signing of full-back Steven Sessegnon on a season-long loan from Fulham. He becomes Charlton’s fifth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Eoghan O’Connell, Mandela Egbo, Joe Wollacott and Conor McGrandles.
Transfer News: Chelsea refused to sanction £20m move for Bellingham; Man Utd eye move for Fofana.
Frank Lampard has claimed that Chelsea refused to sanction a £20m transfer swoop for Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham when he was at the helm, according to GOAL. “When I was managing at Chelsea (first time) I was desperate to bring Jude Bellingham in,” Lampard revealed during a chat in the Obi One Podcast. “But I couldn’t get it through upstairs – the idea of paying £20m for someone his age (at the time).”
Manchester United eye move for Youssef Fofana
Manchester United are interested in AS Monaco first team pair Vanderson and Youssouf Fofana, according to 90min . The Red Devils are currently in the process of a takeover of their sporting operations by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS, with the deal expected to be finalized in the coming weeks. The aim is to lay the groundwork for a new footballing structure that can help improve the club’s on-pitch performance in the long run. Former Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell is anticipated to take on a similar role at Old Trafford under Ratcliffe’s leadership.
Transfer News: Chelsea has to pay €25m for Rayan Cherki, Thiago Silva in talks to join Fluminense
Lyon are ready to accept a modest €25 million bid from suitors for unwanted playmaker Rayan Cherki, with Chelsea and Newcastle United keen. According to Fichajes , Lyon are ready to sell Rayan Cherki to any suitor, offering €25 million in the next window. The French playmaker had a recent falling out, and there are rumours that his club would like to cash in, with Chelsea and Newcastle United among those keen on signing him.
Thiago Silva in talks to join Fluminense
Thiago Silva has been linked with a move away from Chelsea in recent months, he could be closing in on her return to former club Fluminense. A report from Jorge Nicola has claimed that Thiago Silva is currently in talks with Fluminense regarding a return next year. The veteran Brazilian defender has been linked with Saudi Arabian clubs as well . He has been a useful servant for Chelsea since joining the club. But the veteran defender is in his twilight years and he will have to be replaced soon.
Man Utd planning to bolster two key positions in January
Manchester United are reportedly planning to strengthen two key positions in the upcoming transfer window, as per the Daily Mail. According to the report by the Daily Mail , United have identified defence and attack are the two areas that need bolstering so they have started exploring the market to reinforce those two positions.
Bayern rival Arsenal in race to sign Zubimendi
Bayern Munich to battle it out with Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester United for the services of Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi. According to a report by Football Transfers , Bayern Munich are keen on having Martin Zubimendi in their ranks. The German giants are keen on having a new defensive midfielder in their team and they have identified the 24- year-old Real Sociedad star as a key target. Bayern are the not only ones interested, they will have to battle it out with Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester United.
Transfer News: Chelsea has to pay over £75m for Watkins; Madrid ready to pay €40m for Le Normand
Chelsea has to pay over £75m for Ollie Watkins
Ollie Watkins could cost over £75 million if Arsenal and Chelsea attempt to sign the England international during the January window. Neil Moxley via Give Me Sport has claimed that Ollie Watkins would cost well over £75 million in the January transfer window. Arsenal and Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the Aston Villa star ahead of the winter market. But the Midlands side are not concerned about a mid-season departure.
Real Madrid ready to pay €40m for Robin Le Normand
Real Madrid will happily pay €40 million to sign Spanish international defender Robin Le Normand from Real Sociedad. According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes , Robin Le Normand is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The Merengues are scouring the market for a centre-back ahead of the 2024 summer transfer window. And they are willing to shell out €40 million to sign the Spanish international defender from Real Sociedad.
Aston Villa formulating bid to sign Marcos Acuna
Aston Villa are looking to put forward an offer worth €15 million to acquire the services of 31-year-old Sevilla full-back Marcos Acuna. According to a report by Fichajes , Aston Villa are keen on having Marcos Acuna in their ranks. The English club are desperately looking for a new left-back. Their manager Unai Emery is a big fan of the 31-year-old and wants him at his disposal in the upcoming winter transfer window. The Villans are ready to offer €15 million to land the World Cup- winning defender.
Newcastle looking at loan options to replace Tonali
Newcastle United is considering options in the loan market to find a replacement for Sandro Tonali, mainly due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) constraints, according to 90min. One potential candidate is Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips, who aligns well with their requirements, and a loan deal is being explored. Additionally, the club is exploring the possibility of a loan arrangement with one of the Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) Saudi Arabia-owned clubs. There’s also a focus on players who were previously on Newcastle’s radar and are currently performing well in the Pro League, with examples including Ruben Neves and Gabri Veiga.
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