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the Daily Briefing: Thursday 28th July - Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Harry Kane, and more
My exclusive round-up of the latest transfer news, featuring Cristiano Ronaldo's future, Lionel Messi's potential return to Barcelona, and some surprising Harry Kane links.
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Today’s top stories:
Fikayo Tomori has confirmed he is in talks over a new contract with AC Milan, saying: “Yes, we’re in talks and I really like everything here in Milano.”
Alfred Schreuder has spoken out on Antony’s future: "Internally we have agreed that we want to keep the current squad together. Nobody wants to sell him. Antony is working well. I don't have the feeling that he's busy with a transfer.”
Barcelona are one step away from signing Jules Kounde after lengthy negotiations. Xavi was key to the deal. Oh, and Raphinha liked my post about it!
Xavi has admitted that Barcelona could keep Sergino Dest and Miralem Pjanic this summer.
Barca have again communicated their desire to Cesar Azpilicueta to negotiate a deal for him with Chelsea.
Talented youngster Adam Aznou has left Barcelona to join Bayern Munich.
Bayern chief Oliver Kahn has praised Harry Kane, saying: “I can just say that Harry Kane is an outstanding striker who is now under contract at Tottenham.”
Adam Aznou has announced he’s leaving Barcelona. He’s set to join Bayern Munich, agreeing a contract until 2025.
Burnley are set to sign Cercle Brugge right-back Vitinho, as specifically requested by Vincent Kompany. He’s agreed a contract until 2026, it’ll be official soon.
Dwight McNeil looks set to leave Burnley for Everton in a deal worth £19-20m.
Cesar Azpilicueta remains a target for Barcelona, though Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel would be keen to keep him.
Official: Ruben Vinagre has been announced by Everton. He joins on loan from Sporting Lisbon, with the option of a permanent deal.
Next signing could be Dwight McNeil. Full agreement in place with Burnley for £19-20m deal. Medical tests to come, should be official soon.
Feyenoord have agreed a deal to sign Quinten Timber from Utrecht. It’ll be a club-record transfer of €8.5m plus add-ons.
Done deal: Kevin Mbabu has completed his move to Fulham on a permanent deal from Wolfsburg. He’s signed a three-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.
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Alfred Schreuder on rumoured Manchester United target Antony: "Internally we have agreed that we want to keep the current squad together. Nobody wants to sell him. Antony is working well. I don't have the feeling that he's busy with a transfer.”
Official: Luis Suarez has returned to Nacional. The former Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool star is back at his old club in Uruguay.
Official: Kim Min Jae has joined Napoli. The Serie A giants triggered his €19.5m release clause at Fenerbahce. He’s signed a contract until June 2025, with the option for two more years. His release clause at Napoli is set at €45m.
Nice are set to sign Alexis Beka Beka from Lokomotiv Moscow. He’ll join on a permanent deal worth €12m fixed fee plus €2m add-ons. Medical tests to take place today, and official announcement soon.
William Carvalho is a top target for Nottingham Forest in midfield. They’re pushing to sign the Portugal international from Real Betis.
Georginio Wijnaldum could leave PSG this summer. A few clubs interested in the Dutchman, including Roma.
Roma are in direct talks over signing Georginio Wijnaldum. He has other offers, but his priority is a move to the Stadio Olimpico.