Transfer News Today: Mbappe SELECT Arsenal, Man Utd AGREE… – FootballTransfers

Kylian Mbappé is coveted by Arsenal
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The transfer window is now absolutely in full swing, and we’ve got all the biggest news for you in our Saturday morning roundup and recap.

Arsenal are currently leading the way with a trio of massive deals so far this summer, and now Man Utd and company are trying to catch up.

MORE: Premier League summer transfers: ALL offers made

Liverpool are also looking to have a great summer as they try to get back in the Premier League title calculations, while the back and forth at Chelsea is absolutely insane. Talk about reshaping a squadron.

We are now getting closer to more mass transfers being completed, along with Fabrizio Romano’s trademark ‘here we go’.

Here is all the latest major football transfer on Saturday July 8, 2023:

* Kylian Mbappe would reportedly rather join Arsenal than Liverpool if he moved to the Premier League (The Independent).

* Ajax defender Jurrien Timber is nearing completion of his £34m move to Arsenal after ‘complete’ his medical (Fabrizio Romano).

* Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has taken a significant hit with club doctor Gary O’Driscoll, who is due to join Manchester United (The Mirror).

* Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Rasmus Hojlund. We’re told the Atalanta striker and the club reached an agreement before he moved to Old Trafford (Jacque Talbot).

* Erik ten Hag has singled out Sofyan Amrabat as his main target for Manchester United midfield ahead of the new season and will make a move for the player from Fiorentina once Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund’s deals are finalized and moves to Fred (Jacque Talbot).

* Erik ten Hag is set to move on to four-star players as he looks to boost his transfer squad to attract new talent. The players are Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho, Scott McTominay and Fred (The Independent).

* Atalanta want Man Utd striker Mason Greenwood on loan, which could help Erik ten Hag complete a big-money move for Italian outfit Danish star striker Rasmus Hojlund (The Mirror).

* Manchester United have received a big push in their bid to sign Andre Onana from Inter Milan following reports that the Serie A giants have opened talks with Hugo Lloris as they search for a replacement for the Cameroon star (Fabrizio Romano). ).

* Manchester United are monitoring the situation of Jeremie Frimpong. The 22-year-old, valued at €40-50m by Bayer Leverkusen, enjoyed an excellent Bundesliga campaign last season, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists (Sky Germany).

* Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s hopes of buying Manchester United have been boosted by UEFA’s decision to allow six jointly owned clubs to compete in European football next season. The Manchester-born businessman already owns Ligue 1 side Nice, who often compete in one of UEFA’s three continental competitions (The Mirror).

* Mason Mount’s father, Tony Mount, has called Manchester United “home” just days after his son sealed a €70m transfer to Old Trafford. Mount, 24, has signed for the Red Devils from Chelsea, a club he joined at just six years old. The comment is likely to further infuriate Blues fans who are unhappy with his departure from Stamford Bridge.

* Manchester United legend Paul Ince thinks his former club should look to sign Thomas Partey from Arsenal as the Gunners close in on Declan Rice. Partey has been linked with a move away from last season’s Premier League runners-up, and Ince believes the Ghanaian international would be an ideal fit in United’s (Betway) midfield.

* Erik ten Hag is ready to rely on the club’s youth players as the Red Devils continue to be stuck in the transfer market. He has called up Charlie Savage, Maxi Oyedele and Isak Hansen-Aaroen to work with the first team and presumably win opportunities in the club’s upcoming friendlies (The Mirror).

* Mauricio Pochettino has spoken out about his ‘incredible relationship’ with Harry Kane and refused to rule out any more attacking signings.

* First, what appears to be a breakthrough regarding the future of Romelu Lukaku. Inter made it clear on Friday that they want to buy the forward on a permanent contract, no more loans. He is expected to offer around €30m plus add-ons to reach around €40m (Gazzetta dello Sport).

* Christian Pulisic’s future seems set with an agreement to move to AC Milan. The transfer, valued at more than €20m with add-ons, sees the American join his former Chelsea teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek at the San Siro (Fabrizio Romano).

Christian Pulisic arrives at AC Milan from Chelsea.
© ProShots – Christian Pulisic joins AC Milan from Chelsea.

* Moisés Caicedo has admitted that his uncertain future will not be resolved until he receives God’s intervention. The Ecuador international has been heavily linked with a move away from Brighton & Hove Albion this summer, with Chelsea emerging as the frontrunners to sign him (María José Flores).

* Barcelona are interested in a shock move for Chelsea youngster Andrey Santos, according to tabloid reports from Brazil. Santos, 19, joined the west London club for €12.5m in January but was immediately loaned out to Vasco da Gama until the end of the 2022/23 Premier League season (Lucas Pedrosa).

* Flamengo is encouraging Chelsea to make a proposal for Matheus Franca, but Chelsea are talking to several players to fill that position. We’re told the Brazilian club are prepared to let the 19-year-old leave this summer window if a club meets his €25m asking price with add-ons (Jacque Talbot).

* England under-16 talent Frankie Runham has committed his future with the Blues by signing a long-term deal (Fabrizio Romano).

* Liverpool (and Arsenal) are unlikely to match Southampton’s £50m valuation of exciting young midfielder Romeo Lavia (Sky Sports).

* Newcastle United are one of only three teams in Europe that can afford to sign Kylian Mbappe, according to agent Bruno Satin. The others are Man City and Real Madrid (L’Equipe).

* Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes (Fabrizio Romano/Telegraph).

* Ivan Perisic is set to leave north London after just one season with a return to Croatia and Hajduk Split in the offing (Gianluca di Marzio).

* Barca have sent Brazilian wunderkind Vitor Roque contracts after being given a 24-hour deadline to make the move. Joan Laporta and company moved quickly to divert the interest of the Premier League clubs (Mundo Deportivo).

* Ronald Koeman has criticized Barcelona’s approach to transfers, questioning his former club’s continued signing of 30-year-olds. Barca’s two signings so far this summer have been 32-year-olds: Ilkay Gundogan and Íñigo Martínez, who joined the La Liga champions as free agents after leaving Manchester City and Athletic Bilbao respectively.

* Napoli superstar Victor Osimhen could be the key to Real Madrid signing Kylian Mbappé. The Nigerian striker is seen as PSG’s replacement should Mbappe leave this summer (Il Mattino).

* Arda Guler has revealed that Real Madrid have a different level of power in transfer negotiations than Barcelona. Guler was asked why he decided to join Real Madrid instead of their El Clásico rivals. “Barça loved me, but when Real Madrid loves you the conversation ends,” he replied.

Arda Guler signed for Real Madrid instead of Barcelona.
© ProShots – Arda Guler signed for Real Madrid instead of Barcelona.

* Vinicius Jr has reacted to the signing of Guler with a tweet that will surely disturb one or two Barcelona fans. Welcoming Guler to Real, the Brazilian star tweeted: “One more to pick the biggest,” followed by white heart and heart-eye emojis.

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