Kane to Man City LATEST as striker named in Spurs squad, Chelsea want Bellingham, Ronaldo to PSG – transfer news live

TOTTENHAM are pursuing Villarreal's exciting young centre back Pau Torres, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo could reportedly join Lionel Messi at PSG, should Kylian Mbappe choose to leave.

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku has completed his £98million move to Chelsea, the Blues have confirmed.

And his wages have been revealed, with the Belgian becoming the club's highest earner by a distance.

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  • Dylan Terry

    NO DEAL

    Atletico Madrid's attempts to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic have hit a dead end.

    The La Liga Champions tried entice Fiorentina to sell Vlahovic who has already scored three times in four games this season, with a £51million offer.

    But Atletico's valuation of the Serbian attacker has been scoffed at by the Serie A giants who want more, according to Sky Sports Italia.

    Sky Sports Italia also claim that the high demands of the Vlahovic's agent, Darko Ristic and Fiorentina have put Atletico off doing business.

    This is good news for Tottenham who also have an eye on the ex-Partizan Belgrade star, who scored 21 goals in 37 appearances last season.

    Spurs see the 21-year-old hotshot as the ideal alternative to Inter Milan ace Lautaro Martinez who turned down their advances, Sky Sports Italia claim.

  • Dylan Terry

    LUK AND LEARN

    Didier Drogba has helped Romelu Lukaku settle into life at Chelsea once again.

    And the Belgian is certain that he has improved since his last spell in the Premier League.

    Lukaku detailed how he and Drogba have been in constant communication ahead of his second debut for the club.

    He told the club website: "Our relationship means the world to me. It’s not like we talk once a month, I talk to the guy every few days!

    "We have a group chat so we’re constantly communicating and I’ve been on the phone with him a bit more in the past two weeks.

    "I had a lot of questions to ask and he still knows a lot of people here so he really prepared me well with the last details.

    "Now I just need to get to know the players and the manager a bit better and just be available as quickly as possible for the team."

  • Dylan Terry

    SUMMER STEAL

    Paul Merson thinks Manchester United have done the best bit of business this summer by signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

    The Arsenal legend thinks it was a shrewd move by United to snap up the French defender, he told the sportreview.

    And the ex-Gunner reckons Varane could help the Red Devils mount an assault for the Premier League title.

    The 53-year-old said: "Raphael Varane will turn Manchester United into title contenders – he’s the signing of the summer in the Premier League.

    "With all the class and experience he brings with him from Real Madrid, I think he’s going to have a massive impact."

  • Dylan Terry

    LIN BUSINESS?

    Jesse Lingard has been named as a West Ham player on the Premier League’s official website.

    But he very much still belongs to Manchester United.

    Lingard, who has been isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, enjoyed a stunning loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

    The Hammers are eager to bring him back to East London, but have so far been left frustrated in their attempts to get a deal over the line.

    On his profile on the Prem’s official website, however, he has been listed a West Ham player for the 2021-22 campaign.

  • Dylan Terry

    HARRY BACK

    Tottenham could welcome Harry Kane back this week with the striker reportedly planning on making himself available for selection.

    Nuno Espirito Santo left the 28-year-old out of Spurs' Premier League win over Manchester City on Sunday.

    After an extended holiday absence, Kane only returned to training on Friday and was not deemed fit enough to feature.

    City have been strongly linked with a £150million move for the England star, although Tottenham are determined not to sell him.

    Instead, Nuno has challenged him to get up to speed quickly with Thursday's Europa Conference League trip next on their fixture list.

    According to The Athletic, Kane will be reintegrated into the team's training sessions this week.

    And the forward plans on making himself available for selection as soon as possible.

  • Dylan Terry

    COURT UP

    Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid.

    The 29-year-old shot stopper's new deal runs until the June 30, 2026, when he'll be 34.

    Courtois' contract details have not yet been revealed but Madrid's financial woes could mean that he may have taken a pay cut on his £150,000-a-week wages.

    Last year it was reported that a number of Madrid's stars were being asked to slash their wages to help them recover from the losses they incurred at the height of the Covid pandemic.

    The Belgium international, who joined Los Blancos in 2018 from Chelsea for £38million, had three years left on his previous contract.

    Real Madrid's eagerness to keep hold of Courtois marks a remarkable turnaround in fortune for the ex-Blues star.

  • Dylan Terry

    MAD ABOUT HIM

    Manchester United winger Amad Diallo is reportedly wanted by Sheffield United.

    The Red Devils could be willing to loan out the winger to gain experience in English football.

    The Blades want to bolster their attack as they bid to secure an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation.

    Diallo has reportedly been one of their targets dating back to last season and would fit into Slavisa Jokanovic's attacking gameplan.

    United are considering sending the winger out on loan before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month.

  • Kealan Hughes

    DETAILS OF ABRAHAM TO ROMA?

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Sky Sports' Transfer Talk: "Everything has been completed for Tammy Abraham to leave Chelsea and join Roma. Abraham was in Rome during the weekend and met with the club's general manager Tiago Pinto to complete everything.

    "Chelsea will receive 40m euros and also 5m euros as add-ons for the player.

    "They also have a buy-back option of 80m euros which is valid from June 2023 so everything has been agreed between the two clubs. It's a five-year deal."

  • Kealan Hughes

    BLADES CLOSE IN ON DOUBLE SWOOP

    Ben Davies will undergo a medical today with Sheffield United ahead of his loan switch from Liverpool.

    Manager Slavisa Jokanovic is hoping the centre-back can be registered in time to be available for Wednesday night’s clash with West Brom.

    Sky Sports News exclusively revealed on Saturday that a season-long loan had been agreed for Jokanovic’s No.1 defensive target to move to Bramall Lane.

    The Blades are also expected to complete the loan signing of ex-Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira from Sampdoria in the next 24 hours.

  • Kealan Hughes

    SARR IN MAKING

    Manchester United have been joined by Chelsea and Manchester City in a transfer race to land teenage sensation Pape Matar Sarr.

    The 18-year-old Metz midfielder could be heading for a move to the Premier League with United leading the clubs chasing his signature.

    The 18-year-old burst on the scene with a series of impressive performances after breaking in to the Metz team.

    The Senegalese talent won his first cap for his country in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in March.

    Sarr made 22 appearances in Ligue 1 last season for Metz, scoring three goals as his all-action displays alerted several European heavyweights.

    United have been tracking the rising star and the Red Devils are set to face competition from Chelsea and champions Man City.

  • Kealan Hughes

    BAR-KING MAD

    Barcelona's economic crisis has been laid bare by Joan Laporta with the LaLiga giants in £1.15billion of debt.

    The club president revealed the daunting figures on Monday after the Catalans played their first LaLiga match since Lionel Messi's departure.

    The tumultuous saga surrounding Messi's exit comes as Barcelona struggle to meet LaLiga's salary cap rules.

    Even with the Argentine's huge wage taken off their books, the club remain in a cash crisis.

    The Blaugrana chief detailed how he was immediately forced to take out a £68million Goldman Sachs loan simply to pay the players' salaries.

    After a debt restructuring of £475m, the total debt owed by the club has topped £1.15bn.

    Laporta stated that 103 per cent of Barcelona's income is currently going on its overall wage bill, which totals £524m in pay and amortisations.

  • Kealan Hughes

    NEW CHAPTER

    Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has completed his free transfer move to Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.

    The Spanish international has been without a club since leaving Atletico Madrid in December.

    He still had six months remaining on his contract but the 32-year-old cited 'personal reasons' for getting a termination with the Spaniards.

    Now he is ready to start the next chapter of his storied career by committing himself to Atletico until December 2022.

    He is due to arrive in Belo Horizonte today after agreeing a reported £40,000-a-week salary.

  • Kealan Hughes

    TOP OF THE POGS

    Paris St Germain are reportedly willing to pay Paul Pogba over £500,000-a-week to sign him.

    The France international has been linked with a move away from the Manchester giants for months after failing to agree a new contract.

    He has entered the final 12 months of his current deal and has so far failed to agree an extension.

    Now The Telegraph claims that PSG are willing to offer him a mega package to get him on a free transfer at the end of the season.

    The report states the French giants are willing to pay him £510,000-a-week to get his signature.

    Many believed that Pogba could depart United this summer so that they could secure a transfer fee.

  • Kealan Hughes

    FREE TO GO

    Chelsea flops Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley have all been told to find a new club after being stripped of their squad numbers.

    The trio cost the Blues £90million altogether but none have impressed since their respective arrivals at Stamford Bridge.

    Now The Athletic claims the threesome have all been instructed by Thomas Tuchel to ‘organise moves elsewhere’ this summer.

    And to further demonstrate they have no future in West London, none of the three players have even been given a squad number.

    If the three midfielders can be offloaded then it would improve an already successful window for Chelsea.

    They have registered a net spend of just £1.5million so far this summer.

  • Kealan Hughes

    MOR INTEREST

    Manchester United have made contact with to sign Ilaix Moriba as Barcelona’s problems mount up, according to 90Min.

    The highly rated 18-year-old has been banished to the reserves this year after refusing to extend his contract at Camp Nou, leaving Barcelona fearing they may need to find a buyer before he leaves for free next summer.

    There is no shortage of interest in Ilaix, who has long been monitored by the likes of United, Chelsea, and Manchester City and sources have confirmed to 90min that they are three of several English sides who have held talks over signing the talented teenager.

    Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have all spoken to Ilaix’s representatives, and it is understood that West Ham, Leicester, Wolves and Everton have all been offered the 18-year-old in recent weeks.

  • Kealan Hughes

    'A SPECIAL LAD'

    West Ham coach Stuart Pearce says the Hammers are still hoping to see Jesse Lingard return to the club before the close of the transfer window.

    The England international scored nine goals and made five assists in 16 games on loan for West Ham last season but has returned to Manchester United keen to make a mark this season.

    Lingard was absent from the United squad for their opening day win over Leeds United after contracting coronavirus but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the midfielder has a big part to play this season.

    Pearce told talkSPORT: "We would like him to come and join us. That has been an open secret. He was wonderful last year.

    "The ball is in Manchester United’s court. He is contracted to them. We would like him with us, there is no doubt about that.

    "He’s a special lad and was very good around the players, the players really like him. His ability shone out last year and gave us a great option in our squad.

    "You never know, but at this moment in time it looks like he is fighting for a place in the United line-up."

  • Kealan Hughes

    JUVE SWOOP

    Barcelona want to sell Miralem Pjanic this summer according to Calcio Mercato.

    The report claims Juventus could move for their former player, but that could depend on whether they are able to sign Italy star Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo.

    Sporting director Pavel Nedved is said to be keen on Pjanic and he could sell Aaron Ramsey to get the midfielder.

  • Kealan Hughes

    YOU KEN GO

    Chelsea have reportedly agreed to loan out Kenedy to Flamengo.

    The deal is set to have an option to make the move permanent for £8million.

    Kenedy is out of favour at Stamford Bridge and the winger has been holding talks with Brazilian club Flamengo over a move.

    According to Goal, Kenedy is close to agreeing a loan move with the option of a permanent deal.

    The 25-year-old is in his final year of his Chelsea contract and has no realistic prospect of breaking into the side.

    Kenedy spent last season on loan at Granada, making 44 appearances and scoring eight goals.

  • Kealan Hughes

    KY-EN TO GO

    Kylian Mbappe has asked PSG to let him leave immediately, according to Spanish outlet Marca.

    The report claimst the forward wants to speak to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and ask him to negotiate with Real Madrid so he can leave France and become the latest Galactico.

    Mbappe’s contract runs out in 2022 and he is delaying talks to agree to a new deal with PSG, which has caught the attention of Real who are keen to try and sign the 2018 World Cup winner in a cut-price deal.

    Being one of the most exciting talents in world football, tipped to be heir to the throne when Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire, Mbappe will still cost Madrid £102m.

    But Cadena SER says that the Spanish giants are willing to pay that sum this summer rather than waiting for his contract to run out.

  • Kealan Hughes

    HAALAND'S ELECTRIC

    Noel Gallagher has urged Manchester City to sign Erling Haaland rather than Harry Kane.

    The rock star believes the Premier League champions should put all their efforts into landing the Borussia Dortmund striker.

    Man City super fan Gallagher told talkSPORT: “I think I speak for most Man City fans now when I say I’d rather the club wait for Haaland.

    “Unless something’s gone on behind the scenes with Haaland, there’s talk of Bayern Munich now.

    “We need a striker, that’s for sure, but if we couldn’t get Haaland, can we get Kane? Yes, because it’s not our money!

    “It’s not my money, it’s not your money, it’s the Sheikh’s [City owner Sheikh Mansour] money, and he’s got loads of money, so let’s spend it!

    “I kind of feel like £120m might do it for Kane.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    ALL CHANGE AT ARSENAL?

    Arsenal could make a shock double swoop for a player and a manager with Mikel Arteta’s future supposedly in doubt, according to reports in the Italian media.

    Inter Milan attacker Lautaro Martinez is believed to be a target, but his arrival could reportedly come in tandem with a new head coach.

    According to Tuttosport, Arsenal want to sign Martinez and will also try to appoint former Inter boss Antonio Conte if Arteta is sacked.

    Conte walked out of the Nerazzurri last season over a disagreement with the club’s hierarchy about their ambitions, despite helping them win their first Serie A title since 2010.

    It would therefore be surprising if Conte considered a move to Arsenal, who have not finished in the Premier League’s top four since 2016.

  • Kealan Hughes

    HEY JUDE

    Chelsea are eyeing a move for England and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, according to Eurosport.

    The 18-year-old enjoyed an impressive debut season for Borussia Dortmund, after joining the club from Birmingham City last summer.

    And Abramovich is said to be keen on the midfielder as a possible alternative to Declan Rice.

     

  • Kealan Hughes

    POG OFF?

    Real Madrid have been handed a major boost in pursuit of French midfielder Paul Pogba, who is ready to run down his Manchester United contract.

    According to the Daily Star, Manchester United continue to be in a precarious situation over the future of Paul Pogba.

    The French midfielder is ready to play out the final year of his contract at Old Trafford before joining Real Madrid in next summer’s transfer window.

    Real Madrid hold a long-standing interest in Pogba, which stretches back to before he returned to Manchester United. Pogba, too, has reacted favourably to the interest from Los Blancos, claiming that it is his dream to play for the Spanish giants.

    So, the news that the French midfielder wishes to run down his Manchester United contract to join them will certainly appeal to Real.

  • Kealan Hughes

    IN A HARRY

    Harry Kane is reportedly hoping Manchester City will launch a record transfer bid for him after he was axed by Tottenham yesterday.

    The striker was left out of the squad for the meeting in North London on Sunday with Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo continuing to insist that the star will remain at the club.

    He added that Kane, who returned to full training on Friday, will play once he has proven his fitness.

    The Telegraph claims Kane is still hoping Pep Guardiola’s side will push ahead and make a record bid for him before the window closes.

    They state there has been ‘a sense that City had to get this fixture out of the way before they could make a concerted attempt’ to try and sign Kane.

    And the report also adds that there are ‘indications’ the Cityzens will offer £120million plus add-ons – although SunSport believe it will be closer to £160m – eclipsing the record £100m outlay they forked out for Jack Grealish.

     

  • Kealan Hughes

    HE'S A KEEPER

    West Ham's Darren Randolph has cast doubt over Jesse Lingard's Manchester United future after telling the star 'I'll be seeing you soon'.

    The West Ham goalkeeper spent six months with Lingard last season, after the midfielder joined on loan in January.

    The move saw Lingard rejuvenate his career, scoring nine times for the Hammers in 16 games and leading to strong interest in a potential permanent transfer.

    But it is believed Lingard, 28, wanted to stay at United while West Ham were unwilling to meet United's valuation.

    The England international, who narrowly missed out on a place in England's Euro 2020 squad this summer, has since missed the start of the season with coronavirus.

    United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed Lingard back this summer to help bolster his midfield options.

    But still the playmaker has attracted attention away from Old Trafford, including at West Ham and Leicester.

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