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Feyenoord move to replace Malacia and Senesi


Conte close to seventh summer signing at Tottenham


Villarreal "pushing" for permanent Lo Celso signing


Valencia announce Wolves agreement for Guedes


In a statement posted to their website, Valencia have confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Wolves for the sale of Goncalo Guedes.

It read: "Valencia CF and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have reached an agreement this Monday August 8th for the transfer of Gonçalo Guedes to the English club.

"The club thank him for his professionalism as a Valencia CF player and wish him the best of luck in this new stage of his career."

Bologna director on Manchester United's Arnautovic interest


Alexis Sanchez contract terminated at Inter ahead of expected Marseille move


Arsenal announce Torreira departure to Galatasaray


Roma "unhappy" with Tottenham's Zaniolo bid


Roma are understood to be unhappy with a bid lodged by Tottenham for their attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, as per 90min.

Spurs' bid of a season-long loan with a €25m obligation to buy plus another €10m in add-ons was rejected by Jose Mourinho's side and they are said to be holding out for their €50m valuation for the nine-time Italy international.

Malang Sarr on the verge of Chelsea exit


Dortmund closing in on Modeste signing


Translation reads: "There he is: Anthony Modeste is through with the medical check and the photos and is about to sign his new contract with @BVB."

Chelsea preparing world-record bid for Fofana (


Chelsea are ready to break the world-record transfer fee for a defender in their pursuit of Wesley Fofana, according to

The current record is held by Harry Maguire who swapped Leicester City for Manchester United for £80m in August 2019 and the Foxes could be set to receive another huge sum for their latest centre-back talent.

Thomas Tuchel's side have reportedly already had two bids rejected by their Premier League rivals but are preparing another that would likely supersede the fee paid by the Red Devils for Maguire.

Afternoon Romano update on four transfers


Raspadori urges Sassuolo to accept Napoli offer


Giacomo Raspodori has asked Sassuolo to let him join Napoli this summer.

Calciomercato reports that the two Serie A sides held talks over a move for the attacker on Friday, but that Napoli's €30 million offer falls €10m short of their rivals' demands.

However, the 22-year-old has intervened to ask Sassuolo to lower their asking price as he is eager to make the move to Stadio San Paolo.

Benfica close to €15m Ricardo Horta deal


Benfica are close to signing Ricardo Horta from Braga, says A Bola.

The Portuguese giants will acquire the 27-year-old forward in a deal worth upwards of €15 million. plus two players - Gil Dias and Rodrigo Pinho.

Newcastle move for Atalanta star Muriel


Newcastle are attempting to sign Luis Muriel from Atalanta, according to Tuttosport.

Juventus are also in contention to sign the Colombian attacker.

RB Leipzig close to Sesko signing


Atletico and Real Madrid in Bravo bidding war


Atletico Madrid have made an offer for Bayer Leverkusen striker Iker Bravo, according to Marca.

The Rojiblancos are challenging Real Madrid to the signing of the 17-year-old and believe they can entice him with the promise of a place in Diego Simeone's senior squad.

However, Real are not giving up on bringing the young Spaniard to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Alex Moreno rejects Nottingham Forest, will stay at Betis


Alex Moreno has rejected the opportunity to join Premier League side Nottingham Forest and will continue at Real Betis.

"I want to thank the club for the proposal but I’ve now decided to continue at Betis, as this club is my home," he stated.

Man Utd agree to sign Rabiot from Juventus (Sky Sports)


Udogie close to joining Tottenham


Destiny Udogie could become Tottenham's seventh signing of the season, according to

Antonio Conte wants further reinforcements in the left wing-back position and has shown interest in the Udinese player. He is expected to cost around £22 million, including add-ons, and could be loaned out again for this season.

PSG readying bid for Inter defender Skriniar


PSG are willing to make an improved offer for Milan Skriniar, as reported by Italian media outlet Gazzetta.

The reigning Ligue 1 champions had submitted an initial bid of €60 million including add-ons but was rejected by Inter. The Serie A outfit values the defender at €70 million and will only consider a bid around that figure.

Bournemouth expect Senesi signing


Bournemouth are confident of signing Feyenoord defender Marcos Senesi, The Telegraph says.

The defender will fly to England to complete a move worth around £13 million and sign a four-year contract.

Cillessen joins NEC


Denayer off to Besiktas?


Jason Denayer could be on his way to Besiktas.

Foot Mercato reports the Turkish side expressed interest in signing the 27-year-old early this summer and he is open to making the move.

Provedel arrives for Lazio medical


Lazio are set to complete the signing of goalkeeper Ivan Provedel from Spezia. He arrived in the Italian capital on Sunday for a medical exam.

United are keen to get on board Rabiot (The Athletic)


Barcelona close in on Alonso


Hudson-Odoi might leave Chelsea for Dortmund (Sky Sports)


Callum Hudson-Odoi's agents are in talks with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky Sports.

The player wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and was left out of the 20-man squad that played Everton on Saturday. Juventus are also reported to be interested in him.

Everton in pole position to land Idrissa Gueye


Idrissa Gueye has rejected Nottingham Forest to sign for Everton, according to Foot Mercato.

He is expected to sign a three-year deal at Goodison Park.

Inter close to selling Pinamonti to Sassuolo


Kalajdzic attracting Premier League interest


Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs, according to the Daily Mail.

Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea have all been mentioned as possible destinations for the Austrian.

Arnautovic subject to bid from 'well-known' club


Marko Arnautovic's agent and brother has confirmed that the forward has received an offer this summer.

"It's true that there is an offer from a well-known club. I'm in contact with Bologna to see if that can be realized," he told Austrian outlet Kurier.

GOAL understands that Manchester United are interested in the former West Ham man.

Xavi issues De Jong update


Barcelona manager Xavi has again insisted that he is preparing for a future with Frenkie de Jong still at the club.

"He knows what I think and what the club want and need. Of course I'm counting on him, he's a great player," he said after his side's Joan Gamper Trophy victory over Pumas UNAM.

Sanchez set to join Marseille (Fabrizio Romano)