Transfer news & rumours: De Gea signs five-year Man Utd deal


De Gea signs five-year Man Utd deal


David de Gea has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester United, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The Spain international suffered a rough night in his World Cup opener against Portugal, but has committed to the Premier League side, ending Real Madrid’s hopes of luring him to La Liga.


PSG willing to pay £90m for Kante


Paris Saint-Germain are ready to sanction a £90 million ($119m) deal for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, according to the Mirror.

The French giants see the midfielder as a perfect fit in their side, and are ready to make a massive offer to land his services.

Kante is in the third-year of a five-year deal with the Blues.


Nice want Hart


Nice are ready to offer Joe Hart an escape route from Manchester City, reports the Daily Mail.

The 31-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan, at Torino and West Ham, and his poor displays saw him dropped from the England squad ahead of the World Cup.

Patrick Vieira is the current manager of the Ligue 1 club, and holds a tentative interest in signing the goalkeeper, having previously worked with Hart at City.


Coleman lines up Benteke bid


Chris Coleman is keen to sign Christian Benteke for Hebei China Fortune, according to the Daily Mirror.

Benteke struggled throughout the 2017-18 season, scoring just three goals, but Coleman remains a big fan of the forward.

Palace paid £27 million (€30m/$35m) to sign Benteke from Liverpool, and a Chinese transfer may be their best hope of getting their money back.


Xhaka commits to Arsenal


Arsenal have announced midfielder Granit Xhaka has committed his future to the Premier League club by signing a new “long-term” contract.

Switzerland international Xhaka featured in all 38 Premier League games in the 2017-18 season, starting 37 and making a single appearance off the bench.

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Neymar offered to Barcelona


Barcelona have been offered the chance to bring Brazilian star Neymar back to the club by Paris Saint-Germain, Marca claims.

Having left the La Liga giants for the French side in a world-record deal just last summer, PSG have made contact to see if the Catalans would be interested in a return, with the club having missed out on French star Antoine Griezmann.

The report claims that a return remains unlikely, with the Spanish side struggling to find the financial resources to make it work.


Sarri camp confident of Chelsea job


Maurizio Sarri’s camp are confident he will land the job as Chelsea manager, according to the Independent .

The move has been at a standstill, despite Napoli having already landed Carlo Ancelotti as Sarri’s replacement, but the manager’s agent is set to speak to the Italian club this weekend in an attempt to make the move possible for Chelsea.


Bournemouth’s Mepham bid rejected


Brentford have rejected a £10 million ($13m) bid from Bournemouth for defender Chris Mepham, Sky Sports reports.

The Premier League side had already seen a bid of £5.5m reject in the winter window and have once again been turned down as they try to land the promising 20-year-old.


Kante waiting on Conte decision


N’Golo Kante is waiting on Antonio Conte’s Chelsea decision before seeking a transfer away from the club, according to Metro.

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in landing the midfielder, but Kante wants to know who will be managing Chelsea next season before making any decisions on his future.


Alisson agrees personal terms with Madrid


Roma goalkeeper Alisson, a Liverpool target, has agreed to personal terms with Real Madrid, Gianluca Di Marzio claims.

The only thing missing now is an agreement between the clubs, with Roma having put an €80 million (£70m/$93m) pricetag on the goalkeeper, while Madrid ready to make an offer of €60m plus bonuses.

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Rooney could make D.C. debut in July


Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United debut could come as soon as July 14, the Mirrorreports.

The MLS transfer window doesn’t open until July 10, but the forward has applied for his work visa and the move is edging closer to completion.


Spurs keeping tabs on Gotze


Tottenham are keeping an eye on Mario Gotze’s situation with Borussia Dortmund, according to Football London .

Reports claim that the World Cup winner could be had for as little as £18 million ($24m) this summer, and Spurs are among the Premier League sides interested in a possible move.


Tottenham land Colombian midfielder


Tottenham have reached an agreement with Boca Juniors over the signing of midfielder Wilmar Barrios, Antena 2 claims.

The report claims that the 24-year-old is a personal favourite of Mauricio Pochettino, who has wanted to manage the player since he joined the Argentine side.


Bale to fight for Madrid spot under Lopetegui


Gareth Bale has decided to stay at Real Madrid and earn his spot in the team under new coach Julen Lopetegui,  ESPN  claims.

Bale has been heavily linked to a return to the Premier League amid his recent struggles and even suggested after the Champions League final that he could be on the way out of the Spanish capital this summer.

However, the attacker has a new optimism about his future at Madrid and is hoping to make an impression under the new coach instead of leaving.


Barca eye Eriksen and step up De Jong pursuit


Barcelona are preparing to ramp up their pursuit of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the wake of Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico Madrid.

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The Frenchman’s announcement has forced the Camp Nou outfit to reassess their targets and they will look to bolster the midfield while Philippe Coutinho moves into attack.

Barca will turn De Jong from a long-term target to an immediate priority and will be keeping an eye on Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.

 


Real Madrid sign Rodrygo


Real Madrid will sign 17-year-old winger Rodrygo after agreeing a €45 million (£39.3m/$52.2m) deal with Santos.

The Brazil Under 17 international will spend another year at the Serie A side before moving to Spain in July 2019.

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Favili completes Juventus return


Juventus have completed the €7.5 million (£7m/$9m) signing of Andrea Favilli from Ascoli.

The 21-year-old striker spent the 2015-16 season on loan at Juventus, impressing in the youth system while he made just one first-team appearance.

The forward signed a five-year deal with the Bianconeri.

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Rugani agent dismisses Chelsea talk


Daniele Rugani’s agent has dismissed reports that the Juventus defender is in talks over a potential move to Chelsea.

It has been claimed that Rugani could reunite with his former Empoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, should the ex-Napoli boss replace Antonio Conte this summer.

But his representative, David Torchia, says there have been no talks over a move, saying: “I know that nobody will believe me, but I met with [sporting director] Fabio Paratici because it was already scheduled. I didn’t know there was going to be this storm the day before. We talked about how to improve the player and what to do going forward, but we didn’t set up any negotiations.”

 

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