Chelsea £50m Lewandowski bid EXCLUSIVE after Haaland fail, Werner exit, Kane latest – transfer news live

CHELSEA have made a £50m swoop for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski after failing to land Erling Haaland, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

And the Blues are also reported to have made an offer for Federico Chiesa of Juventus while allowing Olivier Giroud to leave for AC Milan.

Lionel Messi is on holiday after winning the Copa America with Argentina but has reportedly agreed a five-year new deal with Barcelona.

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  • Jack Figg

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Crystal Palace have announced the signing of highly rated Chelsea defender Marc Guehi for £18million.

    The 21-year-old joins Patrick Vieira’s new-look Palace team having spent the last season and a half on loan at Championship side Swansea.

    Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has admitted that Andy Carroll’s time at the club is coming to an end.

    Speaking after Newcastle’s shock 1-0 loss at the hands of York, he said: “I think Andy needs to go and play somewhere.

    “We had that conversation a few weeks ago. You’ve also seen a change in shirt number. It’s all been very amicable.”

    Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dodged a question regarding possible incoming signing Raphael Varane.

    Speaking after United’s pre-season win against Derby County, the manager refused to talk about Varane.

    Reporter: “Why were you keen to sign Sancho?”

    Solskjær: “I will talk about players when we sign them, not while they’re at another club.”

    Reporter: “How close are you to signing Varane?”

    Solskjær: “[Laughs] Same again!”

    Tottenham are interested in signing 20-year-old Schalke sensation Matthew Hoppe, according to The Boot Room.

    Hoppe found the back of the net six times in the Bundesliga last season.

    Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brighton and England defender Ben White.

    According to the Times, the Gunners have agreed to pay Brighton £50million for White.

    The 23-year-old completed his first full season in the top flight last season, and made his England debut.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DEST-INY

    Barcelona Sergino Dest has stated that he wants to stay at Barcelona, despite links with a move to Arsenal.

    The American right-back welcomes healthy competition for the spot in the starting XI after Barca signed Brazilian right-back Emerson from Real Betis this summer for £9million.

    Speaking to RAC 1, Dest asserted: “I want to continue at Barca.”

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  • Joshua Mbu

    TAM FOR KAN

    Chelsea have overtaken Manchester City in the race to sign Harry Kane after launching a 'more appealing' bid, writes DAVE FRASER.

    In the spring, the England captain stunned Tottenham by revealing he wanted to quit the club this summer.

    Kane, 27, has since been chased by a host of suitors in a deal expected to be worth around £150million.

    Man City held the early advantage and have been the favourites with the bookies ever since the forward's announcement.

    But Chelsea now have the edge thanks to their overall package, according to The Athletic.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CAM COMPETITION 

    Liverpool are set to rival Man Utd for Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga.

    According to Anfield Central, the Reds have made contact with Camavinga’s representatives. 

    And with the 18-year-old in the final year of his contract – and showing no signs of signing a new one – could leave for 40million euros. 

    Both United and Liverpool also hold an interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TALK OF THE TOWN

    Everton are closing in on the signing of free agent Andros Townsend.

    Townsend's contract expired at Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

    The Toffees are also interested in signing former Leicester City winger Demarai Gray from Bayer Leverkusen.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    NOT SO BRIGHT 

    Reiss Nelson appeared to drop a hint over his future – by ‘liking’ an Instagram post linking him with a transfer to Brighton, writes JOSHUA JONES.

    The Arsenal winger, 21, has struggled to make his mark under Mikel Arteta.

    He made just eight first-team appearances last season, with no Premier League starts.

    And that has led to speculation surrounding where he will be playing his football next term – despite coming off the bench in the 2-2 friendly draw with Rangers on Saturday. 

    The Hale End graduate, who joined Arsenal aged nine, is into the final year of his Emirates contract.

    But he may have given a clue where he is heading by hitting the heart on a post from BHA Media, a Brighton fan page on Instagram.

    The image showed Nelson playing for Arsenal with the Brighton badge in the corner.

    It was captioned: “REISS NELSON TO BRIGHTON?”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LUKE AT THEM

    Manchester United fans hailed ‘agent’ Luke Shaw after striking up a bromance with Declan Rice, writes JOSHUA JONES

    The England pair are on holiday together in Mykonos after starring at Euro 2020.

    They have been letting their hair down on the Greek island in the week after their final heartbreak against Italy, going out for food and enjoying the swimming pool with ocean views. 

    Fellow England heroes Kyle Walker, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Philips and Ben White are there too – as is snooker hero Judd Trump.

    The Manchester City right-back was filmed belting out a rendition of Sweet Caroline as they dined out at a restaurant. 

    But Red Devils supporters’ eyes were drawn to Shaw and Rice hanging out together – in the hope the left-back can convince the West Ham ace to join him at Old Trafford this summer. 

    After seeing the pair shine on the same side at the Euros, United fans will be dreaming of them doing the same under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

    One said: “Agent Shaw working on Rice.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    DONE DEAL

    Crystal Palace have announced the signing of highly rated Chelsea centre-back Marc Guehi.

    The 21-year-old will sign a five-year deal, stepping up to the top flight of English football.

    Guehi spent a season and a half on loan at Championship side Swansea, but failed to help the Welsh club gain promotion.

    Nonetheless, being one of Swansea's standout performers.

    Patrick Vieira means business in the transfer window!

  • Joshua Mbu

    DODGE AT ALL COSTS

    Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dodged a question regarding possible incoming signing Raphael Varane.

    Speaking after United's pre-season win against Derby County, the manager refused to talk about Varane.

    Reporter: "Why were you keen to sign Sancho?"

    Solskjær: "I will talk about players when we sign them, not while they’re at another club."

    Reporter: "How close are you to signing Varane?"

    Solskjær: "[Laughs] Same again!"

  • Joshua Mbu

    UAR THE ONE

    A host of Premier League teams are tracking Lyon's Houssen Aouar.

    Arsenal – who have been long-term admirers – could revisit a move for the Frenchman after seeing an offer rejected last summer.

    Liverpool are also looking at Aouar, as they look to replace Gini Wijnaldum, who left for Paris Saint-Germain.

    Man Utd are also tracking the midfielder, in case Paul Pogba decides to quit Old Trafford.

    Tottenham are also looking to bolster their midfield, and Aouar is an option.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TIME TO GO

    Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has admitted that Andy Carroll's time at the club is all but over.

    Carroll's No7 shirt has been given to striker Joelinton.

    Speaking after Newcastle's 1-0 defeat at York, Bruce said: "I think Andy needs to go and play somewhere.

    "We had that conversation a few weeks ago. You’ve also seen a change in shirt number. It’s all been very amicable.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LOC IT IN

    Juventus are leading the race to sign Sassuolo and Italy star Manuel Locatelli.

    The player is pushing a move to Juventus.

    Arsenal are also interested in the midfielder and are willing to pay the price Sassuolo demand.

    But the player prefers to stay in Italy.

  • Joshua Mbu

    SUMMER WINDOW

    Jadon Sancho's move to Man Utd is one of the biggest Premier League transfers of all time.

  • Joshua Mbu

    THERE IS HOPPE

    Tottenham are interested in signing 20-year-old Schalke sensation Matthew Hoppe, according to The Boot Room.

    Hoppe found the back of the net six times in the Bundesliga last season.

    But his goals were not able to save Schalke from being relegated from the top flight of German football.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    BIG DEAL

    Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brighton and England defender Ben White.

    According to the Times, the Gunners have agreed to pay Brighton £50million for White.

    The 23-year-old completed his first full season in the top flight last season, and made his England debut. 

    The Gunners aren’t letting up after signing White, boss Mikel Arteta wants to bolster his midfield options.

    And Arsenal could re-explore a move for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, who could be available for just £20m.

    Arsenal are also poised to complete the signing of Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga for £18m.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FEEL THE BURN

    Burnley are interested in signing West Ham and Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko.

    According to journalist Ekrem Knour, Burnley are set to make a bid worth £3million.

    West Ham are open to offers for Yarmolenko who is picking up big wages in east London.

    Yarmolenko is also attracting interest from Turkey.

  • Joshua Mbu

    SAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Manchester United have been handed a boost in the pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, writes JOSHUA MBU

    The players agent has been in contact with both United and Liverpool in the event of a move to Barcelona not materialising.

    According to Spanish outlet AS, it would cost around £34.2million to sign the highly rated Spanish midfielder. 

    And both United and Liverpool have greater spending power than Barca.

    Atletico will not be able to sign any players until someone goes out the door at the Metropolitano Stadium.

    LaLiga will not allow Atletico to register anymore players due to the new salary limits.

    And the player most likely to leave is Saul, freeing up a reported £115,000-per-week. 

  • Kealan Hughes

    SANCH-UH OH

    Manchester United will officially announce the signing of Jadon Sancho 'soon' – but have insisted the paperwork is NOT yet finished.

    The Red Devils sealed the £73million signing of the England star, 21, last month after finally agreeing to Borussia Dortmund's demands.

    However, United are yet to officially complete the deal for Sancho.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now admitted there is still paperwork to be done.

    When asked about Sancho after Man Utd's 2-1 pre-season win over Derby, Solskjaer had revealed: "Small little details left.

    "Hopefully it will be announced soon. Let’s get the paperwork done and get it all over the line.

    "Then I can say what I truly feel about the player."

  • Kealan Hughes

    ON THE ROB

    Burnley have been looking at winger Thomas Robert — the son of Newcastle’s French hero Laurent.

    Robert, 20, has been at the Clarets during pre-season training.

    And he may join Burnley's Under-23 squad after playing for Airdrie in Scotland when he first left France.

    The attacker turned his back on a big money move a year ago to head to Scottish League One side.

    SunSport revealed he snubbed a new four-year deal at Ligue 1 Montpellier to pen a 12-month contract with Diamonds.

    He instead wanted regular first-team exposure and went on to feature 26 times last term, scoring four goals.

  • Kealan Hughes

    BUSY MILAN

    AC Milan have confirmed the permanent signing of left-back Fode Ballo-Toure from AS Monaco.

    The defender has signed a contract with the Rossoneri until June 2025.

    Ballo-Toure will compete with Theo Hernandez at the San Siro and is the club's second signing in as many days following the arrival of Olivier Giroud from Chelsea.

  • Kealan Hughes

    AAR YOU KEEN?

    Aaron Ramsey has reportedly been offered to Barcelona by Juventus, according to Calcio Mercato.

    And with the Old Lady looking to bring former player Miralem Pjanic back to Turin it is possible a swap deal could be worked out.

    Ramsey has regularly been linked with a move away from the Allianz Stadium after two injury-disrupted seasons at the club following his arrival from Arsenal, while Pjanic has enjoyed very limited game time since joining Barcelona from Juve for €60million (£56m) last summer.

    Juve are also said to be keen on Manuel Locatelli, and Ramsey leaving could pave the way for the Italian to come in.

  • Kealan Hughes

    HEAD SOUTH

    Sunderland are lining up a shock move for controversial Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

    The Black Cats are exploring a loan move for the Hoops ace — who will find out where he stands in coach Ange Postecoglou’s plans shortly.

    Sunderland gaffer Lee Johnson is chasing a goalscorer, and lost hitman Charlie Wyke to Wigan recently.

    Griffiths only signed a one-year extension to his deal at Celtic earlier this month.

  • Kealan Hughes

    AL STAY

    Liverpool are thought to be at the 'final stages' of an agreement with goalkeeper Alisson over a new contract which will see him commit his long-term future to the club.

    Purchased for £66m in the summer of 2018, Jurgen Klopp's side made Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in the world after enticing him from Serie A outfit AS Roma.

    According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the Reds are likely to wrap up the deal with their 'keeper in the next few weeks before an announcement is made.

    The contract extension is thought to be worth five years, keeping him at Anfield until 2026.

  • Kealan Hughes

    TOTTENHAM LATEST

    Tottenham are "pressing" to sign Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini this summer, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

    There is no mention of a fee, but it’s made clear that the player has a £25million release clause in his current contract.

    But it is unclear whether the player would want the move to London.

    Pellegrini's sale could help Roma fund a move for Arsenal's Granit Xhaka.

  • Kealan Hughes

    GREALISH LATEST

    Jack Grealish is reportedly reconsidering his much-touted £100million move to Manchester City.

    The Aston Villa captain is greatly admired by City boss Pep Guardiola, who is in the midst of preparing an offer for Grealish.

    But according to talkSPORT, a source close to the 25-year-old said he was now 'having second thoughts' about the transfer.

    In fact, the report suggests that Grealish could even go as far as signing a new contract with his boyhood club, who he has been with since he was six, even though his current deal does not run out until 2025. 

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