SPURS MAKE DEPAY ENQUIRY
The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham have made an enquiry for Barcelona’s Memphis Depay, and were told that the Dutchman could be available for £17m.
The two clubs have already been in discussions for defender Clement Lenglet in what has been a busy summer so far in north London.
Richarlison, Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster have already been added to Antonio Conte’s squad for next season, but they aren’t done yet.
There’s no stopping him! Real Betis legend Joaquin, who first joined the Seville club in 1997, has extended his contract for another year – the winger turns 41 in a couple of weeks.
EVERTON STAND FIRM
Backing up a report we mentioned earlier, Sky Sports are also now saying that Newcastle are interested in Everton winger Anthony Gordon.
The Magpies have made contact about a potential deal, but Everton don’t want to sell the youngster and a bid is yet to be made. As things stand, a move looks unlikely.
UNITED FOCUSED ON RONALDO
The Manchester Evening News’ senior football writer Tyrone Marshall writes that Manchester United remain focused on keeping Cristiano Ronaldo, rather than making a move for Paulo Dybala.
Sources at Old Trafford insist that no contact has been made with Dybala’s representatives about a move, while they have maintained the stance that Ronaldo isn’t for sale.
PEREIRA SET FOR FULHAM MEDICAL
Fabrizio Romano says Andreas Pereira’s move to Fulham is getting ever closer…
Manor Solomon is on the way from Shakhtar Donetsk too, according to the journalist.
BARCELONA SAY THEY DON’T WANT TO SELL MANCHESTER UNITED TARGET FRENKIE DE JONG
DE JONG GOING NOWHERE
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has doubled down on his stance that he doesn’t want to sell Frenkie de Jong – despite weeks of talks between the Catalan club and Manchester United over a potential transfer.
FOXES EYE KOKCU DEAL
Leicester are looking at bringing in Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper reports that the Turkey international is open to leaving the Dutch club this summer, but the Foxes want to sell before they buy.
The likes of Denis Praet, Ayoze Perez and Jannik Vestergaard could be heading out of the King Power.
JUVE NAME DE LIGT PRICE
Chelsea will have to stump up £75m to secure the signing of Thomas Tuchel’s top defensive target Matthijs de Ligt.
The Times reports that Juve want to bring in that high a fee as the Blues battle Bayern Munich for the Netherlands international’s signature.
Tuchel wants De Ligt to be his first defensive signing, with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Nathan Ake of Man City among the other options being considered.
NEW DEAL FOR FABIANSKI
Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has penned a one-year contract extension with the option of a further year.
SPURS MAKE SPENCE BREAKTHROUGH
Tottenham are close to finalising the £15m signing of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough, the Telegraph reports.
The two clubs have been locked in talks for weeks, but an agreement is now close and the signing could be announced before this weekend.
He may be 40 years old, and he may already be ruled out with injury for half of the 2022/23 season, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic will nevertheless be offered a one-year contract extension by AC Milan.
The Swede has played an instrumental role in transforming the Rossoneri from outsiders to champions since returning to the club in January 2020.
ADAMS HAVING LEEDS MEDICAL
Leeds United are on the verge of making a new signing as USA international midfielder Tyler Adams is currently having a medical, according to Sky Sports.
The 23-year-old’s £20m move from RB Leipzig should be announced later today.
ARSENAL PURSUE SMS
Arsenal are pressing to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and have already made a bid of 55 million euros (£47m), according to Roman newspaper Il Messaggero.
The Gunners are in talks with the Serbian’s agent – former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman – but Lazio want at least 65 million euros (£55.6m) for the 27-year-old.
Euro 2022 kicks off at Old Trafford tonight, where hosts England will look to show why they’re being touted as tournament favourites against Austria.
However, Ballon d’Or winner and Spain star Alexia Putellas was heartbreakingly ruled out of the tournament with injury on the eve of the Euros starting – you can read about this and more in The Warm-Up:
Theatre of Dreams opens Euro 2022 after Putellas pain for Spain – The Warm-Up
SAINTS CHASE ARIBO
The Athletic are reporting that Southampton are in talks with Rangers over the signing of midfielder Joe Aribo.
He’s said to be keen on a move, but the Scottish club won’t accept any less than the £10m release clause that is written into the Nigeria international’s contract.
Newcastle are ready to break their club transfer record to bring in Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, according to 90 Min.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Anthony Gordon of Everton are also on the Magpies’ radar, but Diaby is their top target and they will need to fork out more than £40m to sign him