2019-07-04 by W.M.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd in talks for Fernandes, Malcom offered to Arsenal, no Coutinho Liverpool return
Follow the latest transfer news live as we bring you all the latest done deals, rumours and gossip from the summer transfer window. Chelsea have a new manager as club legend Frank Lampard has been officially unveiled as Maurizio Sarri’s successor, signalling a new era at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United continue to chase Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes to the point that the player’s agent is travelling to the UK to hold official talks with the Premier League club over a move. Arsenal meanwhile have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona forward Malcom, but the club remain focused on landing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace and have reportedly pleaded with owner Stan Kroenke for more funds in order to get the move over the line.
Manchester City have strengthened their Premier League title-winning squad with the announcement of £62.5m signing Rodri from Atletico Madrid, while Leicester City have signed Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United in a £30m deal. Liverpool are also active in the transfer window, but they will not be signing Philippe Coutinho this month after his proposed Barcelona exit was ruled out. Follow the live news below.
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Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal is set to sign a one-year contract extension with the Gunners, quashing rumours he was ready to quit the club, according to the Sun.
Monreal, 33, joined Arsenal in January 2013 and has won three FA Cups during his time in north London.
The Sun reports that the Spaniard is set to remain on his current wage of £65,000-a-week and the club hold an option to extend his contract for a further year still.
According to Foot Mercato, the latest transfer saga regarding Marko Arnautovic could end much sooner than expected.
Chinese club Shanghai SIPG have reportedly offered West Ham €40m for the Austrian who is set to sign a three-year deal with the Chinese Super League champions.
BREAKING: Arjen Robben has confirmed his retirement from football following his release by Bayern Munich.
The former PSV, Chelsea and Real Madrid winger was famed for cutting in on his left foot and scoring from distance. He won 11 league titles across three countries, as well as a Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2013.
He made 96 appearances for the Netherlands scoring 37 goals, reaching the World Cup final in 2010.
Transfer confirmed: Manchester United Women have confirmed the signing of West Ham striker Jane Ross.
United are about to begin their first-ever season in the top flight of women’s football and Scottish striker Ross, who played for rivals Manchester City in the past, will provide experience.
Transfer confirmed: Gianluigi Buffon has completed his emotional return to Juventus just one year after leaving Turin to sign for PSG.
The 41-year-old becomes Juve’s third free transfer signing of the summer following Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot to the club.
Buffon made 24 appearances for PSG last season but his poor performance in the Champions League against Manchester United played a major role in PSG’s elimination.
West Ham target Maxi Gomez is set to seal a move to La Liga side Valencia, according to ESPN.
Valencia are set to pay Celta Vigo €16m plus forward Santi Mina, 23, for Gomez. Celta will also receive a player on loan from Valencia.
Celta also confirmed the arrival of Gabriel Fernández from Uruguayan club Peñarol who has signed a five-year contract and is seen as Gomez’s replacement.
Everton have received a number of bids for 22-year-old midfielder Joe Williams from the Championship and the Bundesliga, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Williams spent last season on loan at Bolton Wanderers and Everton boss Marco Silva is reported to rate the player.
Transfer confirmed: La Liga outfit Villarreal have confirmed the signing of Napoli defender Raul Albiol on a three-year contract.
Albiol, 33, cost Villarreal a fee in the region of €4m after spending the last six years playing in Serie A.
Villarreal’s summer budget has been boosted by the £24m sale of Spanish Under-21 international Pablo Fornals to West Ham.
The Daily Mirror reports that Barcelona have offered Brazilian winger Malcolm to Arsenal on loan but the Gunners preferred choice is to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha this summer.
Malcolm has struggled for form and fitness since his €40m move to the Camp Nou from Bordeaux last summer and would provide a far cheaper alternative to Zaha who is currently on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.
Aston Villa are set to continue their summer spending spree and are targeting Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, according to Sky Sports.
McCarthy, 29, and fellow Saints ‘keeper Fraser Forster have been put up for sale by the club as they look to trim their wage bill.
Villa may face competition for one-time England international McCarthy as Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing him as back-up to Alisson, should Simon Mignolet leave Anfield.
West Ham’s hopes of signing Salomon Rondon have been dealt a blow after it was revealed French side Marseille have entered the race for the West Brom forward.
The Mirror’s John Cross reports that the Venezuelan is admired by new Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas and he is ready to challenge Manual Pellegrini for the 29-year-old.
Rondon was in excellent form on-loan at Newcastle last season scoring 12 goals in all competitions.
Manchester City could be about to lose out on right-back Joao Cancelo after reports in Italy claim that Bayern Munich have ‘overtaken’ the Premier League champions in the race for his signature.
Corriere dello Sport reports that City are struggling to off-load Brazilian Danilo which is hindering their chances of financing a move for Cancelo as they want to keep in check with Uefa’s FFP rules.
Mauro Icardi could swap for Milan for Turin as his wife and agent Wanda Nara has spoken to Juventus representatives about a potential £54m move for the Inter man reports the Daily Mail.
Icardi has been told he does not feature in new boss Antonio Conte’s plans for next season as the club step up their efforts to bring in Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku.
Icardi was stripped of the Inter captaincy last season and was frozen out of the team due to disciplinary issues.
Transfer confirmed: Benfica have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid forward Raúl de Tomás for €20m,
Tomás, 24, has signed a five-year deal with the Portuguese giants and has had a €100m release clause inserted into his contract.
The former Spain Under-19 international scored 14 goals on loan at Rayo Vallecano last season.
BREAKING: Manchester City have announced the signing of Spanish international midfielder Rodri from Atletico Madrid in a deal worth £62.8m.
The 23-year-old joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal and becomes City’s second summer signing following the arrival of PSV left-back Angelino.
Rodri said: “What City have achieved in the last two years has been amazing and I’m looking forward to being part of such a talented squad.
“I can’t wait to start working with Pep Guardiola and my new team-mates and hopefully we can achieve great things together.”
Rodri will wear the number 16 shirt at City, the same number that Sergio Aguero took when he arrived at the Etihad from Atletico in 2011.
BREAKING: Leicester City have confirmed the signing of Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez for £30m.
The 25-year-old Spaniard has signed a four-year deal at the King Power and becomes Leicester’s second signing of the summer after James Justin joined from Luton for £6m.
Perez said: “I’m very happy and very pleased. I’m very proud to be part of the Leicester family and I can’t wait to get started.”
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers added: “I think Ayoze will be a wonderful addition to the squad. He’s quick, has a good eye for goal and he’s experienced in the Premier League too.”
Transfer confirmed: Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have signed left-back Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo on a four-year deal from Rapid Vienna.
Spurs are ready to cash in on Toby Alderweireld’s £25m release clause with Italian side Roma circling for the Belgian defender.
Alderweireld, 30, has a release clause in place until July 25th and Spurs need to raise funds after the club-record signing of Tanguy Ndombele.
The Daily Mail reports that Spurs are hoping Roma move for Alderweireld and in turn, they will make a move for 20-year-old midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, who is valued at around £40m by his club.
Transfer confirmed: Atletico Madrid have completed the £113m signing of Benfica’s Joao Felix, making the 19-year-old the fifth most expensive transfer of all time.
Felix had his breakthrough season last term, scoring 20 goals and making his Portugal debut, and takes the number seven shirt at Atletico.
The current occupant of that shirt, Antoinne Griezmann, is expected to complete a £107m move to Barcelona this window.
Leicester are also lining up potential replacements for Harry Maguire, who is a target for both Manchester United and Manchester City, with Brighton’s Lewis Dunk a top choice.
The Mirror reports that Brighton will demand at least £40m for 27-year-old Dunk who made his England debut last year against the United States. Burnley’s James Tarkowski is another possible option for Brendan Rodgers if Maguire moves on.
Tottenham have made the biggest splash of the window so far with club record signing Tanguy Ndombele following Leeds’ Jack Clarke through the door in north London as Mauricio Pochettino looks to rebuild his Champions League finalists. Champions Manchester City are set to splash plenty of cash too with Atletico Madrid’s Rodri set to arrive imminently with a move for Juventus right back Joao Cancelo also a strong possibility.
The summer transfer window closes in the Premier League on Thursday 8 August.