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🚨 World record Mbappe bid, Kane to Man Utd TRUTH, Chelsea talks have NOT collapsed, Hojlund replacement, Tapsoba talks, and more

Today's Briefing, featuring Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs, PSG and more!

Today’s top stories:

AC Milan

  • Samuel Chukwueze to AC Milan, here we go! Documents are being exchanged and checked between AC Milan and Villarreal. Chukwueze will sign the contract this week — valid until June 2028. The fee is around €20m plus €8m add ons. Medical booked later this week.

Al Ahli

  • Al Ahli are considering two options as new coach: Lucien Favre and Red Bull Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle —both in list after Marco Silva’s decision to reject. Jaissle has already rejected an approach from Al Shabab this summer.

Al Ettifaq

  • Al Ettifaq reach verbal agreement to sign Moussa Dembele as free agent — deal to be sealed soon, here we go. The contract will be valid until June 2027. Medical booked, it will be in Europe. Right after deal will be done for the former Lyon striker to join Gerrard’s team.

Al Hilal



  • Atalanta have reached an agreement in principle with Almeria for El Bilal Toure — likely to be Rasmus Hojlund’s replacement. Final bid tonight, €27m plus €3m add ons accepted. Everton haven’t sent new bid at this stage.

  • There have been no changes on the Merih Demiral situation: he’s prepared to leave Atalanta this summer, but only for top clubs.

Bayern Munich

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Borussia Dortmund

  • Official: Marcel Sabitzer has joined Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich for a €19m package, add-ons also included. He’ll sign a long term deal. Manchester United decided against his return some weeks ago.


  • Brighton are holding firm on Moises Caicedo - more here.


  • Has the Moises Caicedo deal really collapsed? Latest info here.

  • This Chelsea player is not involved in the Caicedo talks and could now be moving elsewhere - full story here.

  • Chelsea have asked about this Premier League defender - more here.

  • English fullback Henry Lawrence is set to sign as new Standard Liege player on free transfer after leaving Chelsea. Deal agreed and set to be sealed for the 2001 born talented RB to try new experience in Belgium.

Crystal Palace


  • Fulham have decided to go for just one left footed CB between Calvin Bassey and Mohammed Salisu despite holding talks for both. Negotiations are very advanced with Bassey, the club are now hoping for medical tests this week. The Salisu deal is also on but AS Monaco are also keen.


  • Wilfried Zaha to Galatasaray is official and confirmed: “I saw how big a club Galatasaray is… I spoke to friends before I came and Didier Drogba told me: go to Gala.”

Manchester City

  • Man City have received bids from AZ Alkmaar and Westerlo for talented 2004 Scottish winger Adedire Mebude on a permanent transfer. A decision will be made in the next days — of course City would keep buy back clause as always for their young talents.

  • The Kyle Walker to Bayern deal is still on but City want to keep him - more here.

Manchester United

  • Manchester Utd have Sofyan Amrabat on their list as reported in June — no news on deal being closed. No official bid sent yet as deal will not be closed this week. The priority is a new striker — then outgoings as can confirm again that Fred will leave.

  • Man Utd have been linked with Harry Kane again, but what’s the truth? Full info here.

  • And what about the Rasmus Hojlund deal? Details here.

  • Erik ten Hag on Kylian Mbappe potential deal available on loan: “We never speak about players under contract.”

  • Ten Hag when asked on progress in getting new striker: “We make progress, yeah, but you know how it works. We’ll do everything in our power to get it done. We need as soon as possible. Ideally he’d be here but it’s not always possible to make it happen.”

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  • Done deal: Ismaila Sarr joins Marseille from Watford after completing medical tests and signing a deal until June 2028 as new OM player.


  • OGC Nice are closing in on an €18m deal for Jeremie Boga after making a bid. Negotiations are ongoing to finalise structure and details but all parties are confident. Nice are optimistic to get it done as they believe player wants the move.

Nottingham Forest

  • Anthony Elanga is set for a medical as a new Nottingham Forest player as expected — here we go, to be confirmed soon. Manchester United expected to receive around £15m for the 21-year-old winger.


Real Madrid


  • Sampdoria are prepared to submit bid to Volendam for Dutch centre back Xavier Mbuyamba worth €1.5m. Personal terms already agreed, player keen on the move.

Sturm Graz

  • Scottish full-back Max Johnston has been on his way to Austria to join Sturm Graz. A four year deal is agreed, with a medical booked for Tuesday.


  • What’s the latest on Harry Kane’s future? Full details here.

  • Tottenham are still in talks for Edmond Tapsoba. Deal remains not easy but Spurs are still actively working on that one. Th club are focused on the Harry Kane story but also on incomings and Tapsoba remains on top of the list.

  • Spartak Moscow have submitted a €12m bid for Davinson Sanchez. Talks are at advanced stages with Tottenham. The deal is still under discussion but the Russian side are optimistic.

  • Cristian Romero: “When I got offers from other clubs to leave for this summer, I said no because I want to have my best years here at Spurs. I really like the Premier League, I really like Tottenham and I want to be here for many more years to come.”

West Ham United

  • West Ham have submitted official bid for Conor Gallagher. Proposal in the region of £40m - more info here.

  • West Ham are working to get the Carlos Borges deal done and sealed this week for a fee of around £14m. Th deal is now at the final stages. Man City would keep a buy back clause into the contract.

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