The summer transfer window is racing toward the September 1 deadline, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling around who’s moving in. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumors, comings and goings, and of course, completed deals!
Important story: Will Chelsea land Leipzig defender Gvardiol?
Gvardiol, 20, has been tracked down by some of Europe’s top clubs this summer – including Manchester City and Tottenham – and Leipzig are not keen to let him leave.
However, in an effort to steal a run against their rival, Chelsea are reported to be considering a big offer which would then see the Croatia international return to Leipzig for the rest of this season. Gvardiol is currently held until 2026.
13.08 GMT: Southampton close to signing Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-NilesSays Fabrizio Romano.
Maitland-Niles, 25, has fallen out of favor at the club and wants to move on to play football on a regular basis. The England international has attracted interest from Newcastle, but the Saints are ready to secure him on loan, with the option to sign permanently.
Arsenal are also prepared to take his option for another year on his contract, so he won’t be leaving for free in 2023.
12.34 GMT: Manchester United midfielder James Garner Close to moving to Everton for 15 million pounds Daily Telegraph.
Garner, 21, has been linked with Southampton, Leicester and Nottingham Forest – and impressed on loan last season at Forest – but Everton moved swiftly to relegation with the England Under-21 team this summer.
12.13 GMT: Sky Germany USMNT and Augsburg attacker claims Ricardo Pepe He is set to be loaned to Groningen in the Eredivisie.
Pepe, 19, became the most expensive American player to join a European club from MLS when he moved to Augsburg from FC Dallas for $20 million in January 2022.
However, he has yet to score with the German team in 16 matches and is keen to go on loan to find his level.
12.00 GMT: wolves fell The striker in FB Stuttgart Sasa Kalajdzic for a fee of £15 million.
Kalajic, 25, joins the club on a five-year deal, with the option to extend for another 12 months.
The 6-foot-7 Austria international striker has scored a total of 24 goals in 60 appearances for the German club and now has the chance to shine in the Premier League.
Wolverhampton coach Scott Sellars said: “We are very pleased to secure the signing of Sassa, a talented young striker with many excellent qualities in his game and fit with the profile we have been looking for this summer. Sassa has been fantastic. Success in the Bundesliga and we look forward to that. Seeing what he can do in the Premier League.”
11.34 GMT: Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang He suffered a broken jaw during a home burglary earlier in the week, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Aubameyang was assaulted in the early hours of Monday morning when a gang broke into his home, which was stocked with firearms and iron bars.
Club sources initially said Aubameyang and his wife – who were handcuffed during the robbery with their children inside the property in Castelldefels, just outside Barcelona – were not seriously injured.
But sources have now confirmed to ESPN that the former Arsenal striker broke his jaw during the hack and will be out for about three weeks, which could have repercussions for a proposed move to Chelsea.
Barcelona and Chelsea held talks on Tuesday over a deal for Aubameyang and will meet again on Wednesday to discuss a possible transfer.
The Premier League team made it clear from the start that they did not want to pay more than 20 million euros for the striker, while Barcelona initially kept more than 25 million euros.
11.22 GMT: Brentford has joined the race to sign the Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mikhailo ModricSays the athlete.
Modric, 21, has seen interest from Everton and Arsenal – despite recent injuries Mohamed Elneny And the Thomas Party It means Arsenal have more pressing concerns in midfield.
Brentford is hoping to cash in and could pay €30m to land the wing. The Russian invasion of Ukraine resulted in most Shakhtar players already leaving the club.
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10.10 GMT: Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata On Seville’s radar, according to Relief.
Atletico want at least 40 million euros for the 29-year-old, who has spent the past two years on loan at Juventus and has been unable to agree to a permanent deal worth 35 million euros.
09.25 GMT: ICYMI – Manchester City are close to signing Manuel Akanji From Borussia Dortmund, sources told ESPN.
City are close to sealing a deal of around €17.5 million for the defender, who has one year left on his contract at Dortmund.
The 27-year-old is set to leave the Bundesliga team after four and a half years, during which he has played more than 150 matches. He also played 41 international matches with the Swiss national team. Akanji Dortmund could face City this season after they tied in Group G of the Champions League.
09.10 GMT: Tottenham announced forward signature Will Lancashire From Sheffield United.
Lancashire, 17, will join the academy side, having joined Sheffield United again in January 2021.
08.53 GMT: Mario Balotelli Today he will undergo a medical examination at the Swiss club Sion Fabrizio Romano.
Balotelli, 32, has an interesting career so far, with spells at Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan, Liverpool, Nice, Marseille, Brescia, Monza, and most recently Turkish club Adana Demirspor.
The Italian striker is now ready to continue playing in Switzerland.
08.37 GMT: Paris Saint-Germain signed a midfielder Fabian Ruiz Italian club Napoli said on Tuesday that the Spain international has signed a five-year contract.
Financial details were not disclosed but media reports said PSG paid an initial fee of €21.5 million.
The 26-year-old has played 15 caps for Spain since his debut in 2019, and has scored once on international duty. He had seven goals and five assists for Napoli in all competitions last season, helping them finish third in Serie A.
08.00 GMT: United States International Sergino Dest They are open to a move to Manchester United, but any move away from Barcelona before Thursday’s transfer deadline depends on several factors, sources told ESPN.
Dest, 21, has not been named to the squad for any of Barcelona’s three La Liga games so far this season, with ESPN reporting that coach Xavi Hernandez has advised him to look for a new club.
The former Ajax defender was initially reluctant to leave the Camp Nou, but sources confirmed he would be tempted by United if the Premier League side increased their interest this week.
United boss Eric Ten Hag has worked with Dest at Ajax and would like to bring him to Old Trafford, although any transfer depends on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future.
Jaap Marcotti discusses whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the right player for Chelsea.
Paper Chat (by Danny Lewis)
– Memphis Depay He has been linked with a move away from Barcelona for most of the transfer window but is now likely to stay at the Camp Nou, according to Diario Sport. It is now expected that the only thing likely to alter that outcome is a lucrative bid being made in the final hours of the transfer window, with Chelsea and ex-Manchester United selected. The Dutch international hasn’t played a minute in any of the BlaugranaHe made three La Liga appearances this season amid links with Juventus, which have since collapsed.
– Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi intervenes in an attempt to restore the heart of Inter Milan’s defense. Milan Skriniar To the Parc des Princes, according to foot mercato. He plans to hold direct talks with Inter chief Stephen Chang to finalize a deal that has been going on for months. Paris Saint-Germain coach Christoph Galtier also confirmed that Argentina is a midfielder Leandro Paredes He reached an agreement to join Juventus, with the announcement expected to come on Wednesday.
– the athlete I reported it Idrissa Joy He is set to travel to England before finalizing a move to Everton for a small fee, as an agreement has been reached with PSG for some time. The Senegal international will undergo a medical and sign a two-year contract to return to Goodison Park, with an option for a third year if all goes as planned.
– Tuttosport I mentioned that everything is ready for Dennis Bright To return to Turin on loan from Leicester City with a commitment to make the deal permanent for €8.5m. El Toro Also works on expenses with Simon Verdi Heading to Hellas Verona and Simon Zaza able to terminate his contract.
Brighton and Hove Albion hope they can sign permanently Billy Gilmore From Chelsea before the transfer window ends, according to reports daily mail. However, the Scotland international is back in the first-team fold under Thomas Tuchel and any move should be permanent due to the Seagulls already signing. Levi Colwell On loan from the Blues.