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the Daily Briefing: Tuesday 26th July - Cristiano Ronaldo, Timo Werner, Cody Gakpo, Endrick, and more
My exclusive round-up of the latest transfer news, featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Timo Werner, and much, much more.
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Today’s top headlines:
AC Milan remain confident about signing Charles De Ketelaere. Further talks planned with Club Brugge, the player only focused on a move to the San Siro.
The agent of William Saliba met with Marseille president Pablo Longoria in London last night. As I wrote yesterday, Arsenal plan to keep him and it would take crazy money to change their minds.
Direct negotiations over Jules Kounde continue. They are unlikely to match Chelsea’s offer, but could agree a deal with a slightly different structure.
Barcelona manager Xavi has played down talk of a return for Lionel Messi - “Makes no sense to speak about Leo Messi's comeback at Barcelona right now, he's under contract with PSG so it's impossible. We'll see in the future.”
Official: Manor Solomon has joined Fulham until June 2023. FIFA allowed him to terminate his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Fulham continue to search for a new goalkeeper, with Barcelona’s Neto a possible alternative to Bernd Leno as there is still no full agreement with Arsenal.
Juventus are interested in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes, and will seek to offload both Aaron Ramsey and Arthur to make room for him.
A deal was almost in place for 19-year-old winger Sam Edozie to move to Bayer Leverkusen, but now Southampton have entered the running as well.
Talks have taken place over a deal for Canadian international talent Ismael Kone from CF Montreal. Norwich are confident they could move to the front of the queue for the 20-year-old midfielder.
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Xavi did not sound as confident as Joan Laporta about a possible return for Lionel Messi - “Makes no sense to speak about Leo Messi's comeback at Barcelona right now, he's under contract with PSG so it's impossible. We'll see in the future.”
Nordi Mukiele has landed in Paris and sent a farewell message to RB Leipzig fans on social media. He’s having his medical today and will be announced soon.
Done deal, confirmed - Ridvan Yilmaz has joined Rangers from Besiktas on a five-year deal. His fee will be €6m plus 20% sell-on clause.
Nordi Mukiele has announced his departure with an emotional message to RB Leipzig fans on Instagram.
Southampton are working to hijack Sam Edozie’s transfer to Bayer Leverkusen. The Manchester City youngster was looking set for a move to the Bundesliga, but the Saints still hope a late deal can be struck.
Villarreal are in contact with Spurs over Giovani Lo Celso. He’s a top priority for Unai Emery, but other clubs are also interested.
Valencia are interested in Juventus midfielder Arthur. However, one issue could be the Brazil international’s high wage demands.