The summer transfer window has not just caught up in recent days… it has absolutely caught fire.
Liverpool have agreed a £60 million deal with RB Leipzig to sign Hungary captain Dominik Szoboszlai after loaning Fabio Carvalho to the German club. Manchester United are making a similar deal for Mason Mount after agreeing a deal with Chelsea – who themselves have a new £30 million striker in Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson – and continue to push for a new goalkeeper.
Arsenal continue to push through their move to number 1 target Declan Rice, with only the finer details of their £105 million move needing to be ironed out. There are many more irons in the fire in the Premier League and beyond, not least Saudi Arabia and MLS, as they await the arrival of Lionel Messi.
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Cesc Fabregas has dropped the curtain on a brilliant career after announcing his retirement in a heartfelt statement.
The 36-year-old former midfielder of Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea and Spain won everything there was to win at club and international level. But his season in Serie B with Como was his last as a player and he will now make the move to coaching with the Italian club.
After hanging up his boots, Fabregas said: “It is with great sadness that the time has come for me to hang up my boots. From my first days at Barca, Arsenal, Barca again, Chelsea, Monaco and Como, I will cherish the mall.
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Man Utd’s goalkeeper shortlist
Manchester United now look to Feyenoord’s Justin Bijlow and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp to solve Erik ten Hag’s keeper’s headache.
Ten Hag has made it clear he wants a new number 1 to replace the declining David De Gea and a back-up to sell Dean Henderson.
Ailing United don’t have the money to meet all of their manager’s summer goals.
The £60 million deal they have agreed to pay Chelsea for midfielder Mason Mount will account for half of the club’s £120 million transfer budget.
Ten Hag also wants a new striker and defender to strengthen his team at both ends of the pitch.
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Havertz now Arsenal’s ‘top earner’
Kai Havertz is now Arsenal’s highest paid player, according to BILD (via Sport Witness).
The German, who joined a major move from Chelsea, is reportedly taking home €20m (£17.2m) a year.
Arsenal’s previous top earner was Thomas Partey, with €12 million (£10.3 million).
Waddle tips Clemence for the Sheffield Wednesday job
Sheffield Wednesday legend Chris Waddle has backed Stephen Clemence to replace Darren Moore.
Clemence, the son of former England goalkeeper Ray, has been out of work since being suspended as part of Steve Bruce’s West Brom backroom team last October.
Looking for his first front-line role in management, ex-star Waddle from England is keen to see him fill the vacancy at Hillsborough.
Waddle tweeted: “I have been watching SWFC looking for a new boss, they need a young good coach who can play attacking football. My choice is Stephen Clemence. He’s ready.”
Moore left the Owls by mutual consent despite leading them to the championship.
Pulisic wants to go to AC Milan
Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is reportedly keen to join AC Milan, according to reports.
The American will be next to leave the exit at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Man Utd considering Bijlow transfer
Manchester United is considering a transfer of Feyernoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow this summer.
United are considering signing a new shot stopper and Bijlow is someone on their radar, with David de Gea now out of contract.
Cleverley announces retirement
Former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has announced his retirement from football due to injuries.
Cleverley, who made four appearances for Watford last season, has made more than 350 appearances in his career.
Leicester confirm the signing of Coady
Conor Coady comes from Wolves to Leicester.
The England international has made the move to the Midlands on a permanent deal for £7.5 million plus add-ons.
He becomes the Foxes’ second signing of the afternoon after Harry Winks made the £10 million move from Tottenham Hotspur.
While on the road, Coady said, “I’m absolutely over the moon. I couldn’t wait to get down here, to of course see everyone and get everything signed and sealed. Now I’m here, I am extremely excited I have been extremely excited all summer to be honest and it is something I was desperate to get done.
“I’ve played against Club countless times and it’s so, so hard to play against Leicester City. That’s something we have to take into account this season. This place is incredible, I think it’s the best training ground I’ve ever seen in my life.” to live. It has absolutely everything, so there’s no excuse for us to move on to the new campaign. “
Juventus announces the arrival of Weah
Juventus have confirmed the signing of Timothy Weah from Lille on a permanent contract.
The 23-year-old joined the Ligue 1 side after four seasons, making 107 appearances and scoring eight times.
Roma and West Ham are ready for Scamacca talks
AS Roma will continue to sign Gianluca Scammaca next week as they enter into new talks with West Ham.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Jose Mourinho is keen to sign the Italy international, who could leave West Ham this summer.
Onana ‘open’ for transfer to Man Utd
According to reports, Andre Onana is ‘open’ to joining Manchester United from Inter Milan this summer.
The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag looks to add a new goalkeeper to his ranks.
However, United may have to pay around £50 million to lure Onana away from Inter – a year after signing a free transfer.
Szoboszlai arrives in Liverpool
Dominik Szoboszlai has landed at Liverpool ahead of his proposed £60 million move to Anfield.
The Hungarian is about to make the switch to The Reds after two seasons with RB Leizpig, where he scored 20 times in 91 games.
Leicester confirm Winks signing
Leicester have announced the signing of Harry Winks from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of around £10 million.
The 27-year-old midfielder has signed a three-year contract with the Foxes – becoming their first signing for the summer ahead of the 2023-24 Championship.
After his move was confirmed, Winks told the club’s website: “I’m delighted. I’m really excited about the challenge ahead. It’s a great club with a great history and the facilities are incredible. I’m just so happy to be here.” and ready to get started.
“I’m looking forward to getting started, having a full pre-season with the team and getting here early to prepare for the games ahead.
“It’s going to be an important few weeks to get everyone ready and push myself to get fit.”
Liverpool schedule medical Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai will undergo the first part of his Liverpool medical on Saturday after his release clause was activated by the Reds, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are approaching a big money transfer for the youngster from RB Leipzig.
Villa reveals Tielemans
Youri Tielemans has been revealed as an Aston Villa player after his contract with Leicester expired on June 30.
City lose assistant coach Borrell
Manchester City assistant manager Rodolfo Borrell has left the treble winners to become sporting director at Major League Soccer side Austin FC.
The Spaniard joined City from Liverpool in 2014 as global technical director, before being appointed head of coaching for the academy and then Pep Guardiola’s backroom team.
Borrell was appointed assistant manager ahead of last season, which saw City win the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup, but becomes the second of Guardiola’s lieutenants to leave this summer following the appointment of Enzo Maresca as Leicester boss earlier this month.
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: “He has played an important role in the club’s performance over the past nine years.
“The manager has often spoken about how important his coaching staff have been in helping him and the team achieve what we have.
“Rodolfo has obviously been an important part of that during his time at Manchester City.
“I am confident that he will be a huge asset to both Austin FC and American football.”
More change at Chelsea
It was one on one away for Chelsea on Friday night.
Nicolas Jackson joined the club from Villarreal in a £30 million deal.
Co-sports directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley told the Chelsea website: “We are delighted to welcome Nicolas to Chelsea. He is a young player with great potential as he showed last season for Villarreal.
“We believe he is ready for this next step in his career and look forward to working with our new head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, and his teammates at Chelsea.”
When he arrived, Ruben Loftus-Cheek sealed his transfer to AC Milan.
The 27-year-old joins Milan on a four-year contract that runs until June 2027, for a fee of around £16 million.
Manchester United are continuing talks with De Gea
Manchester United will continue contract talks with David de Gea as his current contract expires.
With protracted talks not yet resolved, the veteran Spaniard, 32, whose contract expired today.
De Gea would sign a new contract extension, only for the club to withdraw the offer and come back with different terms.
“David de Gea’s contract is due to expire, but talks with the long-serving keeper remain open,” the club said at the end of an update on loan deals set to formally expire.
United also confirmed that midfielder Marcel Sabitzer and striker Wout Weghorst would return to Bayern Munich and Burnley respectively after ending their temporary moves.
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