Football transfers: Lisandro Martinez shares Dubai holiday clip
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
The summer transfer window is into its second day of July and there are still plenty of scores to be settled. Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all central to the latest transfer drama, among other clubs, as the race to recruit gathers pace ahead of next season.
Manchester United fans have been kept on the edge of their seats in recent weeks, with a successful summer potentially hinging on a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. Chelsea are reportedly waiting to pounce on the Dutchman if he decides that Champions League football is non-negotiable.
But the Red Devils are at least set to steer clear of obstacles when it comes to Feyenoord’s Tyrell Malacia. The left-back has supposedly agreed personal terms, leaving just the fine details and a medical to complete before it’s signed and sealed.
Meanwhile, Chelsea and Tottenham are in the heat of battle for Leeds United star Raphinha, who is starring in one of the summer’s most dramatic transfer sagas so far. With Arsenal and Barcelona still thought to be in the mix, anything could happen from here.
FOLLOW EXPRESS SPORT’S LIVE UPDATES BELOW…
Raphinha, Antonio Conte and Erik ten Hag are all central to the latest transfer action (Image: GETTY)
Liverpool could ‘easily’ splash £100m on Bellingham
Liverpool have been backed to complete the signing of Jude Bellingham, even if he remains at Borussia Dortmund beyond this summer.
Paddy Kenny believes Liverpool could ‘easily’ splash £100m+ to sign the 19-year-old midfielder.
He told Football Insider: "He has been rumoured to be going to Liverpool for a while now. It's a lot of money isn't it? £100million. He is obviously a massive prospect and he is probably one of the top names in the world people are looking at.
"I can easily see Liverpool spending that kind of money on a big name. They have done it before with Alisson and Van Dijk.”
Ronaldo favours Bayern switch
Cristiano Ronaldo would favour a move to Bayern Munich if Manchester United allow him to leave the club this summer.
According to Sport , the Bundesliga champions would be Ronaldo’s ‘first option’ if he secures his desired switch away from Old Trafford.
Bayern could be searching for a new striker, with Robert Lewandowski pushing for a move to Barcelona this summer.
And a pursuit of Ronaldo to replace him could make perfect sense.
Gakpo could snub PL top dogs for Leeds
PSV Eindhoven winger could choose Leeds United over Arsenal and other top Premier League clubs this summer.
According to Voetbal , Leeds are in talks over signing Gakpo as a potential replacement for Raphinha, who looks destined to leave.
And the 23-year-old is tempted to follow a similar path to fellow Dutchman Gini Wijnaldum, who joined Newcastle United before securing a big switch to Liverpool.
Malacia to complete Man Utd move on Monday
Tyrell Malacia is planning to fly to England on Sunday ahead of completing his £13m transfer to Manchester United.
Fabrizio Romano reports the 22-year-old Feyenoord star will undergo the first part of his medical before staying overnight.
On Monday, he will complete his medical, likely at the club’s Carrington training base, and sign a four-year contract with the option of a further year.
With United’s international players returning to pre-season on Monday to meet Erik ten Hag for the first time, Malacia should be among them and looks set to be on the July 8 plane for the pre-season tour.
Ronaldo asks Man Utd to let him leave
Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Manchester United to let him leave the club this summer if a suitable offer arrives.
The Times report Ronaldo’s exit stance is driven by his desire to spend the final few years playing at the highest level in the Champions League.
Jorge Mendes has already offered the 37-year-old’s services to Bayern Munich and Chelsea, but United have insisted he isn’t for sale.
Bailly wants Manchester United stay
Eric Bailly hopes to stay at Manchester United despite the club wanting to move him on.
A source close to the Ivorian centre-back has told Sky Sports that the player wants to stay at Old Trafford in order to fight for his place.
Fulham are said to be interested in defender’s signature with the London club lining up a loan move.
Bailly has made 113 appearances for United but the club are hoping to replace him with Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez.
Eric Bailly wants to remain at Manchester United (Image: )
Arsenal’s Bellerin interest Villarreal
Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has been linked with a move back to Spain with Villarreal.
Estadio Deportivo have reported that the Yellow Submarine have enquired with the Gunners about the 27-year-old’s availablity.
The Spaniard spent last season on-loan at Real Betis and has been expected to return to La Liga this summer.
Bellerin has played 239 times for Arsenal and once served as the club’s vice captain.
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is attracting interest from Villarreal (Image: GETTY)
Newcastle consider Broja bid
Newcastle are said to be considering a bid for Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
CBS’ Ben Jacobs has reported that the Magpies are keen to bring him to Tyneside after a positive season at Southampton were he scored nine goals.
Toon face competition from West Ham, Leicester, Ajax and Napoli for the forward’s signature.
Thomas Tuchel plan’s to keep Broja at the club for pre-season in order to assess the player.
Tarkowski joins Everton
Everton have confirmed the signing of Burnley centre-back James Tarkowksi on a free transfer.
The Toffee’s struggled defensively last season, conceding 66 times, a record that was the fifth worst in the division.
The Englishman made 37 appearances for Burnley last season scoring one goal.
Everton beat off competition from Newcastle and West Ham for the twice capped England international.
Everton have annnounced the signing of James Tarkowski (Image: GETTY)
Hickey to join Brentford
Well things do change quickly in football…
Aaron Hickey now looks set to join Brentford just minutes after it was revealed he would be leaving Bologna.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the Bees have agreed a £14 million deal with add ons for the left-back and he will travel to England for a medical next week.
The Scotland international has agreed a five-year deal at the club and will compete with Rico Henry for the spot on the left side of the defence.
Aaron Hickey is set to join Brentford despite being an Arsenal target (Image: GETTY)
Arsenal target Aaron Hickey set to leave Bologna
Bologna Sporting Director Giovanni Sartori has confirmed that Arsenal target will leave the club this summer.
“As far as the market is concerned, two players will leave Bologna in Aaron Hickey & Matias Svanberg,” the Italian said.
The former Hearts player has impressed during two-year spell in Serie A playing almost 48 times and scoring five goals.
Newcastle and Brentford are also said to be interested in the Scotsman in addition to the Gunners.
Aaron Hickey is a target for Arsenal (Image: GETTY)
Manchester United’s move for de Jong moves closer
Manchester United appear to be making strides in their quest to bring Frenkie de Jong to the club.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the club have agreed an upfront cost of £56 million with Barcelona but the club’s continue to negotiate over the structure of adds-on that could total £17m.
Personal terms are also yet to be agreed with the Dutchman.
De Jong has been United’s main transfer target this summer with Erik ten Hag keen to be reunited with his former Ajax star.
Nottingham Forest announce Henderson
Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Dean Henderson on-loan from Manchester United.
The Englishman joins the club after losing his place in the United starting lineup after David De Gea returned to form.
He has played 49 times in the Premier League and previously enjoyed two successful seasons at Sheffield United, helping the Blades to ninth in their first season back in the top flight.
The keeper joins as a replacement for current no 1 Brice Samba who is expected to leave the club.
Dean Henderson has joined Nottingham Forest from Manchester United (Image: GETTY)
Manchester United in advanced talks for Martinez
Lisandro Martinez looks set to join Manchester United with the club in advanced negotiations for the Ajax centre-back.
The Argentina international is also believed to be an Arsenal target but The Athletic report that the player would prefer to link up again with former boss Erik ten Hag.
The defender could be a replacement for Eric Bailly who the club are looking to move on, with Fulham said to be interested.
Lisandro Martinez looks set to join Manchester United (Image: GETTY)
AC Milan ‘confident’ about signing Ziyech from Chelsea
AC Milan believe they can complete a move for long-term target Hakim Ziyech this summer.
The Chelsea attacking midfielder has not been able to establish himself as a starter in the Premier League and is open to a move.
Now Sky Sports Italy are reporting that contact has been made between the two clubs, with the teams looking to negotiate over a transfer.
Chelsea have Raphinha options
Chelsea have alternative options should their move for Raphinha fall through amid competition from Barcelona.
The London club have had an offer of around £55 million accepted for the Brazilian however he is said to be holding out for a move to Spain.
Express Sport have analysed other potential signings for the Blues should they miss out on the Leeds star including Neymar, Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele.
Raphinha would prefer to move to Barcelona over Chelsea (Image: GETTY)
Lenglet Tottenham deal close
Tottenham hope to complete the signing of Barcelona centre-back very soon after agreeing personal details with the Frenchman.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Spurs are just working on the final details with the La Liga club.
The defender played just 26 times for Barcelona last season after falling out of favour and is keen to restart his career in North London.
However, reports linking the club with a move for free agent Jesse Lingard appear unfounded with no offer on the table at this stage.
Clement Lenglet looks set to join Tottenham (Image: GETTY)
Arsenal interested in return for Gnabry
Arsenal remain keen to sign another winger after missing out on Raphinha and have reportedly set their sights on former player Serge Gnabry.
The German star is yet to sign a new deal at Bayern Munich, leaving the Bundesliga champions open to selling the player. 90min report that Mikel Arteta is watching the situation closely with a view of making a move for the wideman.
Gnabry scored 14 times for Bayern this season despite making just 25 starts.
Arsenal are interested in bringing Serge Gnabry back to the club (Image: GETTY)
Barcelona join negotiations for Raphinha
Barcelona have joined the race for Leeds winger Raphinha with the club entering negotiations for the player according to Relevo .
The La Liga giants are prepared to pay £43 million for the Brazilian however this falls far below Chelsea’s offer of £55m.
Raphinha would prefer a move to Spain and has been prepared to wait all summer to make it happen.
The Brazil international was one of Leeds key players last season, scoring 11 times in 36 games as he helped the Yorkshire club stave off relegation.
Barcelona have entered negotiations for Raphinha (Image: Getty)
United agree Malacia terms
Good morning one and all – and we have some immediate lift-off after it emerged Manchester United have to offical agreements regarding their first senior signing of the summer window.
As per the Athletic , Tyrell Malacia has agreed personal terms with the Red Devils ahead of a potential move to Old Trafford from Feyenoord.
Reports outline that 22-year-old – who was on the brink of completing a switch to French giants Lyon – has agreed a four-year contract with the option for an additional fifth year.
Agreements are in place but now United are waiting for the move to become officially rubber-stamped, meaning the Erik ten Hag era truly has lift-off once and for all.
Malacia made 50 appearances in all competitions last term as he helped guide his team to the UEFA Conference League final.
Tyrell Malacia has agreed terms with Manchester United (Image: GETTY)
- Premier League transfer window: Everton and Fulham enjoy busy deadline day but Man Utd and Tottenham misfire
- Eden Hazard penalty settles FA Cup final as Chelsea edge past Man Utd
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Chelsea to pay Jan Oblak's £89m release clause if Thibaut Courtois leaves'
- Transfer News: Christian Pulisic to Real Madrid Rumors Gather Speed
- Chelsea Transfer News: Latest Rumours on £170M Eden Hazard Bid
- Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Juventus eyeing Pogba return
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Man Utd contact Bayern Munich for Jerome Boateng'
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Chelsea will allow Thibaut Courtois to leave for Real Madrid'
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Chelsea make Robert Lewandowski top target'
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Chelsea consider £65m Barcelona bid for Willian'
- Tottenham Reportedly Open to Toby Alderweireld Transfer Amid Man Utd Rumours
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Mateo Kovacic rejects Man Utd as he does not want to play for Jose Mourinho'
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Barcelona make eleventh hour move for Roma-bound Malcom'
- Reports: Real Madrid beat Man Utd for €150 million superstar; Red Devils offer record €105 million for goalkeeper
- Chelsea Transfer News: Gonzalo Higuain Prioritised Amid Striker Sale Rumours
- Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Want £200M for Eden Hazard Amid Real Madrid Link
- Report: Anthony Martial Still in Man Utd Plans for 2018-19 Despite Exit Talk
- Football transfer news and rumours: 'Chelsea eye Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Leon Bailey'
- Pogba reportedly asks Man Utd for Barca move
- Barcelona Transfer News: Lionel Messi Reportedly Calls Antoine Griezmann
Transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo wants Man Utd exit, Tottenham and Chelsea agree Raphinha fee have 2526 words, post on www.express.co.uk at July 2, 2022. This is cached page on Travel News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.