the Daily Briefing: Thursday 18th August - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to the Premier League? Manchester United's pursuit of a striker, and Erik ten Hag's hunt for a new midfielder.
My exclusive transfer news round-up, featuring Joao Felix, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Casemiro, and more.
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Perr Schuurs has left Ajax to join Torino on a permanent deal. The Dutch defender will fly to Italy to complete his medical and sign the contract. The total fee is in the region of €12m.
Atletico Madrid have no intention to sell Joao Felix this summer after interest from Manchester United - click here to find out Joao Felix’s stance on the situation.
Matheus Cunha will not be sold for a fee of €50m.
📰 Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Lautaro Martinez. (Tuttosport)
Marcos Alonso is still set to join Barcelona. A full agreement has been reached, but the Spanish club won’t be able to complete a deal until Jules Kounde is registered.
No negotiations have taken place between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United as things stand.
Aubameyang is focused on Chelsea’s bid as he would prefer Champions League football.
Cesare Casedei flew to London on Wednesday night with a medical booked ahead of his move to Chelsea from Inter Milan. A deal has been completed for a fee totalling €20m and Casadei will be unveiled as a new signing soon.
Emerson Palmieri’s deal to West Ham is now off. A loan move isn’t a possibility at the moment, and Chelsea want £20m for the defender.
After securing multiple young talents this summer, Chelsea are now targeting the South American market.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is focusing on Chelsea’s bid and wants Champions League football.
Discussions will take place on Thursday regarding personal terms.
📰 Chelsea, as well as Manchester United, are showing an interest in Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro. (90min)
Dele Alli could be on his way to Besiktas, with a deal in place between the two clubs. Dele must now decide whether to join the Turkish club.
Leeds have no interest in negotiating any deal to allow Illan Meslier to leave the club this summer as they see him as an important part of their project, amid interest from Manchester United.
Naby Keita’s contract talks have stalled. Do Liverpool want to keep hold of the midfielder? Click to find out more.
A deal to bring Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United is completely off. United have no intention to pay a record salary for the midfielder as well as huge signing fee.
Manchester United are interested in goalkeeper Yan Sommer as a backup option to David De Gea. Sommer is also attracting interest from other Premier League clubs, and has a new contract on the table from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Manchester United are now working on a deal to sign Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.
Leeds have no intention to negotiate a deal with Manchester United regarding Illan Meslier.
Atletico Madrid have no intention to sell Joao Felix this summer and will not accept €50m for Matheus Cunha, amid interest from Manchester United. Atletico Madrid want more, but have Manchester United submitted a new bid?
Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to buy a stake in Manchester United. “If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer,” a spokesman told The Times.
📰 In other news, Manchester United are back in the race to sign Antony, with a significant offer to be submitted this week. (Sky Sports)
Napoli are set to sign Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. The Frenchman will sign on loan with a €30m buy option, with Napoli covering the main part of his salary.
A medical is scheduled in Italy on Thursday, here we go!
Newcastle are preparing a new offer for Watford forward Joao Pedro. An opening offer of £20m plus £3m in add-ons. Discussions between the two clubs will continue this week.
Sevilla have completed the signing of Bayern Munich defender Tanguy Nianzou on a permanent deal for a fee of around €20m including add-ons.
West Ham have officially confirmed the signing of PSG defender Thilo Kehrer for a fee of around £10m plus add-ons.
A deal to bring Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri to West Ham is now completely off after failing to agree personal terms.
Wolves have completed a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes for a fee of around €45m plus €5m add-ons. Nunes will sign a contract until 2027.
“I’m very excited. Lage really wanted me and I wanted to play in Premier League. I think it’s the right next step for me,” says Nunes.
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