AS Monaco are close to reaching total agreement with Arsenal on permanent deal for Folarin Balogun. Negotiations advancing to final stages, contact ongoing also tonight
Good news from the camp of Arsenal — as Gabriel Jesus is already back in training with the squad
Exclusively, Leeds United have sent formal bid to Bayer Leverkusen for Nadiem Amiri as Farke would like to sign him. Leeds offering a four year deal to Amiri and it will be now up to the player to decide his future.
Nottingham Forest agree loan deal to sign Andrey Santos, it’s a done deal! He’s joining until June from Chelsea, set to be completed. Medical tests to be scheduled soon, as called by The Times. No option to buy clause, as he’s key part of Chelsea future.
Nottingham Forest have presented first bid to sign Brazilian centre back Murilo from Corinthians. Terms agreed with player side as called by Brazilian sources, now clubs in talks as Nottingham are pushing.
West Ham are really close to complete Mohammed Kudus deal with Ajax after sending new formal bid tonight. Final details being discussed but West Ham feel 90% of deal is completed — same also on player side. New bid close to €45m package with sell-on clause
Mohammed Kudus post game interview about his future: “Yes, I think it was my final game here at Ajax. But let’s see what happens in the next day”. “The talks are going on. We have to see if an agreement is reached in the next days”.
PSV Eindhoven have rejected Burnley new proposal for Johan Bakayoko. €20m bid turned down as not enough to sell talented winger. There are more clubs keen on signing him.
Daniel Peretz to FC Bayern, deal sealed! Understand agreement now reached as late night deal done. Bayern will pay €5m fee plus add ons — five year deal. Medical will be end of the week as Peretz has to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday… then travel to Munich.
Paris Saint-Germain and Eintracht are optimistic on reaching an agreement for Randal Kolo Muani. Talks continue as Eintracht are looking for replacement and Hugo Ekitike still discussed as option between clubs.
Everton approached Udinese with initial €25/26m package for Portuguese striker Beto — he was already on Everton list last January. Sources feel that’s not enough yet to convince Udinese. Release clause into Beto’s contract is €35m.
Alexis Sánchez to Inter, here we go! He’s back on free transfer after spending one year at OM — agreement reached and medical booked on Friday. Sánchez will sign short term deal in the next days as he was waiting for Inter. He’s set to replace Joaquín Correa who joins OM. Alexis Sánchez, in Milano right now to sign in as new Inter player on short term deal. Medical tests booked on Friday(today).
Fiorentina CEO Barone on Amrabat deal: “Sofyan’s not working with the squad — but we have still not received any bid for Amrabat this summer”. “If there are players who are unhappy here, we can start considering bids for them of course”, told Sky.
The CEO confirmed official bid from Brentford for Nico González: “We want to thank Brentford, they sent another bid for Nico but he will NOT leave the club”. “He’s key player for us. He’s not for sale and he won’t be available on the market”.
Official, exclusive story confirmed. Deal signed for Jeremy Doku as new Man City player from Rennes. €60m package to French club, payment terms on long-term and deal sealed.
Serdar Azmoun to AS Roma, here we go! Verbal agreement reached. Loan deal, Roma will have €12m buy option clause not mandatory. He arrives tonight, medical on Friday. Fulham called for Azmoun but he only wanted Roma, Mourinho’s call was key.
Liverpool have been clear with Mo Salah and Al Ittihad: no intention to negotiate, he’s considered not for sale. Al Ittihad astronomical contract bid to Salah remains valid to tempt Mo; but only way would be for Salah to force the move.
Atlético Madrid president Cerezo: “It’s very clear, João Félix doesn’t want to play for Atléti”. “Whether other teams want him, that’s another debate”.
Atlético Madrid want Ajax 2005 born talented midfielder Silvano Vos.
Atléti already tried to sign Vos before he signed new deal at Ajax but now want to insist again as they consider Silvano a top talent for the future in his position.
Official, confirmed. 2005 born Brazilian striker Deivid Washington signs in as new Chelsea player. €16m plus €4m add-ons to Santos. Contract until June 2030 with option to extend until 2031. Loan to Strasbourg NOT guaranteed yet. Deivid could stay. Decision soon.
Real Madrid boss Ancelotti on Modrić: “Luka Modrić to Saudi Arabia? Luka has already decided to stay here”. “He’s not happy he’s not playing, it’s very strange to see Luka not playing but he’ll have minutes. For sure. He will help us during the season”.
Carlo Ancelotti had something to add on new signings for Real Madrid: “No, I rule that out. 100% no”. “It’s over, I discard any new signing before market closes — the squad is closed”.
Pochettino on Chelsea next movements on the market: “We need at least one goalkeeper. One offensive player, the correct profile, to help…”. The goalkeeper will be Petrović as he’s completing his €16m move to Chelsea. Work in progress to sign also offensive player. Pochettino on Lukaku: “Nothing has changed. If you wishes and the club wishes to find a solution, then the club will tell me that something has changed. I am here and accepted a situation that was already done”. “I wasn’t able to change anything”.
Manchester City formal opening bid for Matheus Nunes was there despite the denials as revealed yesterday — €55m package not enough yet to convince Wolves. Negotiations expected to continue as City see Nunes as priority target since Wednesday.
Al Ahli will complete formal process to sign Gabri Veiga today after deal agreed overnight with Celta Vigo and player side. Medical tests being booked for Veiga, deal set to be sealed. Celta manager Rafa Benítez confirms: “Al Ahli deal will change Gabri Veiga’s life in positive. It hurts but will also help our club financially”. “Going to Saudi at 20? It’s not just place for old players. I had Carrasco in China, then he returned and he’s playing UCL”.
João Cancelo hasn’t received the approval to travel to Barcelona today. No green light as Financial Fair Play checks are not allowing to proceed yet. Patience on all sides but feeling still the same: Cancelo will join Barça.
Dominik Livakovic, expected in Istanbul today as deal has been agreed since Tuesday for Croatian goalkeeper to join Fenerbahçe. All set to complete the move for Livakovic.
OL have signed all documents and they’re set to unveil Ernest Nuamah as new signing. Medical completed, deal sealed. Official statement expected today for the 2003 born striker who’s joining from Nordsjaelland.