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Man United won't sell Dan James this summer

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24th July 2021, 23:15 - Man Utd won't sell Dan James this summer

Man United won't sell Dan James this summer

Manchester United will not sell right-winger Daniel James to either Brighton or Leeds United this summer, despite the arrival of Jadon Sancho.

The Sun report that the Red Devils are reluctant to let the Welshman leave the club, partly due to the fact that Marcus Rashford is set to miss the start of the 2021/22 season.

24th July 2021, 12:00 - Man Utd expect PSG bid for Pogba


According to the Telegraph, Manchester United are anticipating an approach for Paul Pogba by Paris Saint-Germain before the end of the summer transfer window next month.

The Red Devils have been given no encouragement that Pogba is willing to renew his deal at Old Trafford and Mino Raiola is said to be in discussions with PSG about agreeing personal terms.

23rd July 2021, 13:00 - Sancho joins Man United

New Man United signing Jadon Sancho in England training

Jadon Sancho has officially completed his move to Manchester United, as confirmed by the club's official Twitter account.

The 21-year-old has joined the Old Trafford club until 2026, with the option of a further year. It is understood that United have paid Borussia Dortmund around £73m for his services.

23rd July 2021, 11:00 - Son signs new Spurs deal

Tottenham winger Heung-min Son smiling

Heung-min Son has put pen to paper on a new deal at Tottenham which will keep him at the club until 2025, as confirmed by the club's official website.

The South Korean winger joined the north London outfit in 2015, and will complete a decade of service at the club if he sees out his new contract.

23rd July 2021, 9:15 - Kane set to join Man City

Man City target Harry Kane raises his fist in celebration

Harry Kane is set to join Manchester City in a deal worth £160m, according to The Sun.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly given the move the green light, and Kane is now expected to earn £400,000-a-week when he completes his move to the Premier League champions.

The length of Kane's contract is still to be confirmed - he will either sign a four or five-year deal.

23rd July 2021, 9:15 - Smith Rowe commits future to Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe smiling

Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal to end speculation regarding his future, as confirmed by the club's official website.

Aston Villa have been trying to sign the 20-year-old in recent weeks and had two bids turned down by the Gunners.

The England Under-21 international has now signed a new deal at the Emirates, and he will wear the No. 10 shirt next season.

22nd July 2021, 13:30 - Gray joins Everton

New Everton signing Demarai Gray in action for Bayer Leverkusen

Demarai Gray has completed his move to Everton on a three-year-deal with the option of a further 12 months, as confirmed by the club's official website.

He has joined for an undisclosed fee after spending the last six months at German side Bayer Leverkusen.

22nd July 2021, 10:45 - Gollini edges nearer to Spurs move

Tottenham target Pierluigi Gollini celebrating

Tottenham are closing in on signing Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, as reported by Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old has reportedly undergone the first part of his medical, and once he has passed these examinations in Italy he is expected to fly to England to finalise his move to the north London club.

Gollini is set to join an initial season-long loan deal, with Tottenham then having the option to buy him for £13m.

21st July 2021, 12:45 - Pogba's agent holds talks with PSG

Paul Pogba in action for Man United

Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has held talks with PSG ahead of a potential move to the French club, according to the Daily Mail.

The Manchester United midfielder is into the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, and has given no indication that he intends to sign an extension. 

Now, it is understood that Raiola has spoken to PSG about personal terms for Pogba, as United consider whether to sell the 28-year-old this summer.

21st July 2021, 10:30 - Arsenal linked with Henderson

Arsenal target Jordan Henderson in action for Liverpool

The Daily Star reports that Arsenal are the favourites to sign Jordan Henderson if the Liverpool captain's contract talks at Anfield continue to stall.

The 31-year-old still has two years left on his current deal but talks over an extension have reportedly been problematic so far, putting his long-term future at Liverpool in doubt.

Arsenal are believed to be keen on the midfielder and could make their move should talks between Henderson and Liverpool fail to progress.

21st July 2021, 10:15 - Townsend joins Everton

New Everton signing Andros Townsend during his time at Crystal Palace

Everton have completed the signing of Andros Townsend on a free transfer, as confirmed by the club's official Twitter account.

Townsend was released by Crystal Palace last month when his contract expired but it has not taken him long to be snapped up by a Premier League rival. The 30-year-old joins on a two-year deal, and is now reunited with Rafael Benitez, having worked under the Spanish coach briefly at Newcastle in 2016.

20th July 2021, 14:30 - Spurs swap deal moves closer

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela sitting on the ground

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela is set to join Sevilla in a deal which will see Bryan Gil move in the opposite direction, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Lamela has spent the last eight years in north London but is now on the verge of leaving Spurs, with it being claimed that the two clubs have reached an agreement. Sevilla will receive €25m (£21.6m) plus add-ons as part of the deal.

20th July 2021, 10:15 - Henderson contract talks stall

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson looking frustrated

Jordan Henderson's future at Liverpool appears to be in doubt as his initial talks with the club about a contract extension have stalled, according to The Times.

The Reds captain has two years left on his deal at Anfield, but it has been claimed that he could look to leave Liverpool before his contract is up if there is no progress made in discussions this summer.

19th July 2021, 15:10 - Lokonga joins Arsenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on the touchline

Arsenal have completed the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht, as confirmed by the club's official Twitter account.

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners in recent weeks, and the deal has now been finalised. Lokonga could now join Arsenal on their pre-season tour to Florida, with the squad set to fly out to the US on Wednesday.

19th July 2021, 11:15 - Everton target Townsend and Gray

Everton target Andros Townsend in action for Crystal Palace

Everton are plotting a double swoop for Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray, according to The Mirror.

Rafael Benitez reportedly wants to strengthen his options in wide areas ahead of the new season, and has identified Townsend and Gray as potential targets.

Townsend is available on a free transfer and is expected to arrive at Goodison Park this week, while Gray will cost around £2m if Everton step up their pursuit for the winger.

19th July 2021, 10:15 - Guehi completes Palace move

New Crystal Palace signing Marc Guehi in action for Swansea

Marc Guehi has signed for Crystal Palace on a five-year deal from Chelsea, as confirmed by The Guardian.

The 21-year-old joins the Eagles in a deal worth £18m after impressing on loan at Swansea in the Championship last term. His debut for the club could come against his former employers, as Palace travel to Chelsea on the opening day of the season.

18th July 2021, 14:50 - Chelsea to shift focus from Erling Haaland to Robert Lewandowski 

The Sun report that Chelsea will shift their focus from a deal for Erling Haaland after Borussia Dortmund rejected their initial bid for the young star.

Instead, Tuchel is believed to have set his eyes on Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, who could be coaxed to London in a £50 million deal.

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18th July 2021, 09:20 - Spurs prefer Chelsea's Harry Kane deal

The Athletic report (via The Sun) that Chelsea have overtaken Manchester City in the race to sign Harry Kane with the west London club offering a 'more appealing' bid.

It's claimed that the Blues are willing to make a player-plus-cash move for the England captain that involves Tammy Abraham travelling in the opposite direction as a like-for-like replacement.

This is said to be more appealing to Spurs because potential City makeweights like Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez carry much heftier wages.


17th July 2021, 19:30 - Ben White's Arsenal medical date

Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that Ben White will undergo his Arsenal medical in the week commencing July 26.

Brighton will receive a guaranteed £50 million for the defender. The Seagulls will receive structured payments with no add-ons, although they will have a sell-on clause.


17th July 2021, 13:30 - Vinicius Junior offered to Man Utd

Real Madrid's Vinicius

Real Madrid starlet Vinicius Junior has been offered to Manchester United, as reported by The Mirror.

Los Blancos are demanding a minimum of £68.5 million for the talented Brazilian winger. United think that figure is too high, which means a loan move that turns into a permanent transfer is the most likely option this summer.

16th July 2021, 12:45 - Liverpool join race for Aouar

Liverpool target Houssem Aouar in action for Lyon

Liverpool have entered the race to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, as reported by ESPN.

Aouar is also being tracked by Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United. Now, Liverpool are considering making an offer for him as they look to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined PSG earlier this month.

16th July 2021, 11:00 - Tottenham consider move for Pellegrini

Tottenham target Lorenzo Pellegrini in action for Roma

Tottenham are weighing up making a move for Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to The Sun.

It is understood that Spurs will have to meet Pellegrini's £26m release clause if they want to bring him over to North London.

15th July 2021, 13:45 - Crystal Palace agree deal for Guehi

Crystal Palace target Marc Guehi in England Under-21 action

Crystal Palace are on the verge of signing Chelsea centre-back Marc Guehi, as reported by The Athletic.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Swansea, and is now set to move to Selhurst Park on a five-year deal, subject to a medical.

15th July 2021, 12:00 - Chelsea bid for Haaland rejected

Chelsea target Erling Haaland having a shot on goal

Chelsea have had their first bid for Erling Haaland rejected by Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky Germany via Sky Sports.

The Blues have been linked with the Norwegian international in recent months, and appear to have now made their interest official by making an offer, although it has been knocked back by the Bundesliga club.

15th July 2021, 11:00 - Man City tracking Lewandowski

Man City target Robert Lewandowski holds an award aloft

Manchester City are keeping an eye on Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The Premier League champions are looking for a replacement for Sergio Aguero, and they could make a move for Lewandowski this summer, who has two years left on his contract at Bayern.

14th July 2021, 14:15 - Messi agrees new Barcelona deal

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi points to the sky as he celebrates a goal

Lionel Messi has agreed to commit his long-term future to Barcelona, according to ESPN.

The attacker has previously been linked with a move to PSG and Manchester City but he is set to end any speculation regarding his future by signing a new five-year deal at the Nou Camp.

It is understood that he will take a significant pay cut in order to remain at the club.

14th July 2021, 10:30 - Ings wanted by Spurs

Tottenham target Danny Ings warming up

Tottenham have made Southampton striker Danny Ings their top transfer target for this summer, according to The Telegraph.

The 28-year-old recently rejected a contract extension at St Mary's, and Spurs want to bring him to north London to play alongside Harry Kane.

13th July 2021, 14:45 - Sancho undergoing Man Utd medical

Man Utd target Jadon Sancho celebrating

Sky Sports have confirmed that Jadon Sancho is having his medical at Manchester United ahead of his proposed move to Old Trafford.

It was revealed last month that United had agreed a fee with Borussia Dortmund for the England winger, and now the 21-year-old appears to be moving a step closer to securing his Premier League move.

13th July 2021, 13:45 - Chelsea face "mission impossible" in bid to sign Haaland

Chelsea target Erling Haaland celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund

A source has told Sky Sports that Chelsea will find it "very difficult" to sign Erling Haaland this summer.

The Blues have been linked with a move for the 20-year-old, and Roman Abramovich is reportedly willing to back Thomas Tuchel in the transfer market.

However, Chelsea's bid to land the forward has been described as "mission impossible" by Sky Sports' source.

13th July 2021, 11:45 - Juventus makes Gabriel Jesus their top transfer target

Man City striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring a goal

Juventus want to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, and have made him their top transfer target this summer, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Jesus has been at City since 2017 but was limited to just 22 league starts in 2020/21, and is now being monitored by the Serie A giants.

13th July 2021, 11:30 - Man Utd given permission to talk to Varane

Man Utd target Raphael Varane shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United have been granted permission to speak to Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to Sky Sports.

The Red Devils are now discussing personal terms with the centre-back, although PSG are also holding talks with Varane's representatives.

12th July 2021, 17:00 - Smith Rowe set to commit to Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe smiling

Emile Smith Rowe is on the verge of committing his long-term future to Arsenal, according to The Sun.

The attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with Aston Villa this summer, and the Gunners have already turned down two offers from their Premier League rivals.

However, the 20-year-old is now expected to sign a five-year deal to stay at the Emirates.

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