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Today’s top stories:
Samuel Chukwueze is expected to fly to Milano on Wednesday to complete his move to AC Milan. They’ll complete the deal today; it’s been done since Monday for €20m fee plus €8m add-ons to Villarreal.
Yunus Musah’s decision is very clear: he only wants to join AC Milan. An agreement on personal terms was reached one month ago, and he’s given a very clear message to Valencia: he wants Milan at all costs. Valencia are still not accepting Milan bids but the player will push again and again.
Tijjani Reijnders: “Xavi called me to discuss possible move to Barcelona. It was impossible for me — no way as I already decided to join AC Milan.”
Moussa Dembele has just signed a four year deal at Al Ettifaq — he was a top striker target for Steven Gerrard. He will now travel to Croatia to meet with the squad in the training camp within the next 24 hours.
Al Ettifaq have also just completed the Jack Hendry deal with Club Brugge. His medical is done and paperwork all signed.
Jordan Henderson and Al Ettifaq - this deal is now on the verge of being finally sealed.
Sadio Mane’s agent Bjorn Bezemer from ROOF agency will travel to Japan this week — negotiations with Al Nassr will become more concrete. Mane gave the initial green light to discuss last week. All parties will now start negotiating numbers of the potential deal.
Tudor Mendel was in Belgium yesterday in order to complete the final details of his move to Anderlecht. He was already at club facilities last week during secret visit and he’s now on the verge of signing with Belgian club… cautious until the end after Barca deal hijacked.
Are Arsenal really closing in on a deal for this Brazilian talent? Latest info here.
What happened with Arsenal’s interest in Ivan Fresneda and could he still move this summer? More info here.
Barcelona are planning to announce and unveil Alejandro Balde’s new deal once they return from their pre season tour. Documents are already signed for a new contract valid until June 2028.
Bayern have started talks to explore the potential David Raya deal. He’s one of the options on their list for the new goalkeeper. Brentford always wanted a fee of around £40m for Raya, so it’s not an easy deal, but Bayern are showing interest.
Bayern president Herbert Hainer: “I think that here in Bundesliga we don’t have many international stars anymore. Bayern always try to bring stars. Harry Kane is a highly attractive player, England captain and top scorer. He would do us and the Bundesliga good.”
Joshua Kimmich on transfer rumours: “I’m very certain that I will stay here at Bayern. I will play the coming season at FC Bayern. I have no other plans.”
Could Bayern make a surprise signing in midfield? Full details here.
Bournemouth have completed the agreement to sign Andrei Radu as new goalkeeper from Inter, here we go! The Romanian GK is joining on loan with option to buy clause not mandatory. Radu will undergo a medical as a new Bournemouth player on Wednesday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been offered to Brentford, but other clubs are in the race too - full details here.
💬 Would you want Oxlade-Chamberlain at your club on a free?
Igor has completed medical tests as a new Brighton player. He’s set to join on a four-year contract.
Roberto De Zerbi on Moises Caicedo: “There’s no deadline [for resolving things]. I’m happy if Moises stays but we’ll play without him as well. We have to be ready to find another midfielder if he leaves.”
Chelsea lead the race for this exciting young forward - more info here.
What’s the latest on Chelsea’s interest in Gabri Veiga? All you need to know here.
Mauricio Pochettino: “Gallagher is in our plans. In football things happen we can't manage but I am happy with him. At least we need one more (midfielder). We are working on that. Depends what happens in the next few weeks. The club is working on that.”
Fenerbahce have contacted Olympique Marseille for Cengiz Under. Talks are now ongoing about formula and conditions of the deal. OM are prepared to let Under leave this summer if their conditions will be matched.
Official, confirmed: Raul Jimenez has signed for Fulham in a £5.5m move from Wolves. The Mexican striker has agreed a contract until the summer of 2025, with a club option to extend by a further 12 months.
Lazio are in advanced talks to sign Djibril Sow from Eintracht Frankfurt. They hope to get it done by the end of the week for more than €15m package, with add ons included. Negotiations will continue to get it sealed.
Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Karl Darlow as the verbal agreement is in place with Newcastle, waiting to clarify on final details. It’s almost there.
Liverpool have approached Southampton over the potential transfer of Romeo Lavia — talks on player side have been ongoing for more than one month. Jason Wilcox is leading talks now for Southampton and insists on £50m package deal. Lavia remains one of the top candidates for Liverpool.
What’s really going on with Fabinho’s departure? All you need to know here.
💬 Is Lavia what Liverpool need? Should they fight to keep Fabinho?
Sebastian Nanasi could be the next talent to watch on the market this summer from Malmo. Several clubs are now tracking 2002 born midfielder as potential future gem. Talks will take place to discuss his future soon.
Man City had an interest in Gabri Veiga but are now busy on other things - more here.
Pep Guardiola: “We hope Kyle Walker stays with us. I heard comments from Tuchel about Kyle, I will say the same. What I can say he is a very important player for us. The clubs are in touch, we will fight for him.”
Westerlo are set to sign Adedire Mebude on a permanent deal from Man City. The Belgian club are winning the race despite AZ interest as an agreement has been reached. Man City will have a buy back clause as always, as reported yesterday.
Manchester United’s priority is a new striker, but could PSG hijack the Rasmus Hojlund deal? Full details here.
What’s the latest with Sofyan Amrabat and a move to Old Trafford? All you need to know here.
AS Monaco have submitted first bid to sign Denis Zakaria from Juventus. He’s among the priority targets for the club as Adi Hutter knows him well. Zakaria will now assess options. Many clubs want him — West Ham also negotiated with Juventus to sign him. It’s now up to the player.
Volendam and Newcastle are closing in on a loan deal for Garang Kuol. Thee Australian talent will join the Dutch side soon. Volendam are working to book medical tests this week if all goes to plan.
Jeremie Boga is on the verge of signing as new OGC Nice player from Atalanta — medical tests being completed. €18m deal with add-ons was agreed yesterday and now set to be sealed.
Anthony Elanga to Nottingham Forest is a done deal, and he bid farewell to Manchester United fans by saying: “There are not enough words to properly thank you for the unbelievable support.”
Paris Saint-Germain remain in the race for Rasmus Hojlund - latest details here.
Is Harry Kane now an option for PSG as well? Ben Jacobs with the details here.
Real Sociedad are set to sign 20 year striker Bryan Fiabema, who is available on a free transfer after his decision to part ways with Chelsea. Fiabema left Chelsea academy to look for a new opportunity.
Southampton coach Russel Martin on Romeo Lavia playing despite Liverpool being in talks to sign him: “He has a lot going on in his head... not easy for a young player to handle the noise, but he’s handled it well. Latest news is very public, he may still be here he may not.”
Done deal: Max Johnston has joined Sturm Graz, a deal has been signed and sealed with Scottish full-back and all documents completed.
Officially confirmed: GK Alexander Nubel has joined Stuttgart on a loan deal from Bayern Munich.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou: “No news on Harry Kane — at the moment there’s nothing that’s changed from a couple of days ago.”
Postecoglou also adds: “We’re looking to bring in at least one more CB.”
Official: Alexander Sorloth has joined Villarreal from Real Sociedad for a €10m fee, add ons included. Done deal.
Official, completed: Jeremy Sarmiento has joined WBA on loan from Brighton on a deal valid until June 2024.
West Ham remain interested in Conor Gallagher despite seeing a first bid rejected - more here.