Talksportandhealth takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours of the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond.
Ronaldo Agrees to Join Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to join Juventus after the Italian champions have decided to pay the release clause of 100 million euros ($ 88 million / $ 116 million) in his contract with Real Madrid, according to O Jogo.
Juventus analyzed the financial aspects of the signing of the Portuguese superstar and, in addition to the royalty, is ready to give Ronaldo a four-year contract worth 120 million euros (101 million pounds sterling).
Ronaldo’s relationship with Madrid President Florentino Perez failed because of his failure to sign a new contract and the 33-year-old decided to join Juventus.
Willian pushes for Barcelona
Willian is pushing for a move to Barcelona and his agent Kia Joorabchian is in London to try to convince Chelsea to sell, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Brazilian international Willian does not want to miss the opportunity to join Barcelona, but Chelsea claims 80 million euros (£ 70.7m / $ 93.2m) for the attacking midfielder.
Barcelona does not want to pay such a fee for a player who turns 30 in August and hopes to reach a compromise, which could also include Willian accepting a reduced salary as his compatriot Paulinho did 12 months ago to get a transfer at Camp Nou.
Kante the priority for PSG
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been identified by Paris Saint-Germain as his priority signing for the summer transfer window, reports L’Equipe.
PSG sports director Antero Henrique wants to sign a midfielder and has identified the French international Kante as the man who will occupy this position.
However, the likely cost of an agreement for Kante – a transfer fee of 100 million euros – plus (£ 88.2 million / $ 116.4 million) and a salary of 12 million euros ($ 10.6 million / $ 14 million a year – could do it Like PSG, Bayern Munich’s David Alaba and Juventus’s Alex Sandro are looking to strengthen their left.
Man City near Jorginho
Manchester City and Napoli are on the verge of signing a 43 million pound ($ 57 million) deal for midfielder Jorginho, the Guardian reports.
Jorginho will sign a five-year contract with the Premier League champions and Pep Guardiola hopes the deal will be concluded in time for him to be present for the start of pre-season training.
Man Utd sign Grant of Stoke
Manchester United have signed goalkeeper Lee Grant of Stoke City.
The 35-year-old will serve as a substitute for David de Gea and allow Joel Pereira, a young shooter, to be loaned.
N’Zonzi wants Premier League to return with Arsenal
Stephen N’Zozni wants to leave Sevilla for a return to the Premier League, with a meeting with Unai Emery at Arsenal, his favourite choice, the Sun reports.
Juventus is also looking for international France and hopes to entice them to join them because of the appeal of the Champions League.
The former man of Stoke City, N’Zozni, has a buyback clause of £ 35 million ($ 46 million) in his contract.
Everton near deal for Algeria International
Everton is preparing to sign a contract with Algerian international Ramy Bensebaini of Rennes, reports the Daily Star.
The Toffees will land the 23-year-old defenseman for 13.3 million pounds ($ 17 million), which is expected to leave the club this summer.
Stuttgart is also interested in landing Bensebaini, who can play defensive midfielder as well as the left-back.
Marsch in the running for the Coach of RB Leipzig
New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch remains in contention for coach RB Leipzig for the 2018-19 season, according to Bild.
Julian Nagelsmann from Hoffenheim has agreed to become the manager of the Bundesliga club from 2019-2020, leaving the club without a manager for this season.
Sports director Ralf Rangnick is expected to lead the team this year, but Marsch remains an alternative because of his close relationship with Oliver Mintzlaff, Red Bull’s global director.
Celtic in Pursuit of Liverpool Youngster
Celtic hopes to call Liverpool winger Harry Wilson for next season, the Daily Record reports.
Wilson is expected to sign a new long-term contract with the Anfield club, and Celtic will face stiff competition for his signature.
Celtic are seeking to qualify before the UEFA Champions League deadline for registering players before qualifying against FC Alashkert.
Hart said to report for pre-season training
Joe Hart has been told to show up for Manchester City preseason training even though he remains out of Pep Guardiola’s plans, the Sun reports.
The goalkeeper was unable to find a new home after periods with Torino and West Ham have not worked the previous two seasons.
Hart will not be featured for City this year and has been linked to Sporting and Nice earlier this summer.
Napoli joins Pavard Chase
Arsenal and Tottenham will face Napoli’s competition for Benjamin Pavard, according to the Corriere Dello Sport (via the Mirror.)
The 22-year-old has played well in the back for France this summer, scoring even a beautiful goal en route, and has now drawn the attention of Serie A to the Premier League clubs.
Lopetegui wants Mbappe in Madrid
Julen Lopetegui has made it clear to Real Madrid that French striker Kylian Mbappe should be the club’s best transfer target this summer, Don Balon said.
The new boss of Madrid wants the club to kill their pursuit for Neymar and instead target his teammate PSG, who at only 19 years could be the face of Los Blancos for years to come.
Diaz sold at Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC
Former MLS star Mauro Diaz has been sold to Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC of the Arab Gulf League, FC Dallas announced on Tuesday.
The offensive midfielder was a pillar of FCD and was an MLS Best XI selection in 2016.
The terms of the agreement have not been released.
Premier League clubs chasing Poulsen
Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen is interested in moving from RB Leipzig’s to West Ham in Premier League, Everton and Newcastle, all interested in signing the 24-year, according to CalcioMercato.
Poulsen’s contract with the German team ends in 2021, and he is not looking to extend his time in the Bundesliga.
Chelsea rejects Barcelona bid for Willian
Chelsea has rejected an offer of £ 50 million Barcelona for Willian, according to Sky Sports.
However, the Blues have not slammed the door on a move, and discussions between clubs continue.
Willian watched the exit at Stamford Bridge while he was unhappy with his place under Chelsea’s director, Antonio Conte.
LA Galaxy continues Stoke’s Cameron
The LA Galaxy plans to add veteran US national team Geoff Cameron to the team as they try to strengthen their bottom line, according to Yahoo Sports.
Cameron has already refused a Galaxy deal for $ 1 million per season, and the MLS pay structure limits how much the Los Angeles outfit can spend.
But the club continues to press for an agreement and will likely have to pay substantial transfer fees to Stoke, where the defender has two more years of his contract.
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