The summer transfer window is alive and kicking as clubs throughout Europe look to cement their squads ahead of next season.
Manchester United are considering a move for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez and believe a deal can be struck for the Spain star for around £45million amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba.
Jurgen Klopp brought more funds into Liverpool as out-of-favour winger Harry Wilson sealed a £12m move to Championship Fulham.
Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham is also the subject of major interest with the England star facing the wrath of Spurs owner Joe Lewis over his desire to leave for Manchester City
Sportsmail will keep you up-to-date with the latest negotiations, rumours and done deals below.
Newcastle ‘pushing to sign Man United defender Axel Tuanzebe with Steve Bruce urging club’s hierarchy to make a breakthrough in the transfer market after being frustrated in their attempts to sign Arsenal’s Joe Willock’
Newcastle are reportedly keen on signing Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe (left) with Steve Bruce (right) desperate to strengthen his squad before the start of the new season. The Magpies, who finished 12th in the 2020-2021 campaign, are yet to bring in any new faces with the club still waiting on a decision from Arsenal over their approach for Joe Willock. But Tuanzebe could become their first summer signing, according to The Telegraph. United are edging closer to a deal for Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane, which would see Tuanzebe fall further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Man City midfielder Yangel Herrera starred on loan for Granada but is yet to play a single MINUTE for Pep Guardiola’s side four years after joining… but who is the 23-year-old as Atletico Madrid, Southampton and West Ham show interest?
With reports that Saul Niguez may leave Atletico Madrid this summer, one of those put forward as a potential replacement has been Yangel Herrera (right). Manchester City (manager Pep Guardiola, left) could be willing to permanently part ways with the 23-year-old after previously sending him out loan, especially if they decide they need to raise funds to make moves for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish. But who is the relatively forgotten Herrera? Why do Atletico see him as a target? And what has he said about his long-term future? Sportsmail takes a look at the answers to that and much more…
Louis van Gaal’s two stints as Holland boss were mixed – a shocking failure to qualify for a major tournament in first spell preceded a tale of penalty shootouts at the 2014 World Cup… now could ex-Man Utd boss take the reins for a third time?
Having been out of work since he was sacked by Manchester United five years ago, Louis van Gaal looks reportedly set to return to management with a third spell as Holland manager. The Dutch national side are looking for a new boss after Frank de Boer stepped down earlier this summer following a disappointing last-16 exit at Euro 2020. The Dutch FA could once again turn to the 69-year-old Van Gaal, who first took charge of Holland in 2000 (left) before returning for a second stint in 2012 (right).
Raphael Varane has FORCED through his impending £42m move to Manchester United, insists Rio Ferdinand: ‘No doubt in my mind, he would have said to Real Madrid “I need it, I want it, I have to go”‘
Defender Varane (top), 28, is understood to be extremely close to a move from the Spanish giants to Old Trafford for a fee rising to £42million. And Ferdinand (bottom) said on his ‘Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE’ YouTube channel that he believes the Frenchman would have tried to force the move through. He said: ‘What a signing. There’s been talk in the transfer market since it opened up – it must have come from the player. He must have wanted to leave, and be part of the new Man United way, the project that’s going ahead. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signing a new deal, Sancho coming in – the talent they’ve got there, the ability to play alongside (Harry) Maguire after he did so well at the Euros probably played a part. I just think he sees this as a better project than what he’s got at Real Madrid now.’
Trevor Sinclair says Manchester City should spend £40m on Tammy Abraham as an alternative to £160m Tottenham star Harry Kane… with the Chelsea outcast ‘young enough’ to grow under Pep Guardiola’s coaching
Trevor Sinclair (inset) believes Manchester City should make a move for Tammy Abraham (left) instead of chasing a £160million deal for Harry Kane (right). The England captain, who is yet to win a trophy with Spurs, informed the club of his desire to leave this summer after their failure to qualify for the Champions League and City are the front-runners to secure his signature. Reports last week claimed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was ready to sanction a £160m move for Kane – which would see the striker earn £400,000 a week at the Etihad – in what would be a major U-turn, with the club having rejected a £100m bid last month.
Swansea hold discussions with former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris about becoming their new manager – with the Welsh side desperate to appoint a new boss quickly after John Eustace pulled out of a move
The 42-year-old (left) has been out of work since January when he lost his job as Chelsea assistant manager following the sacking of Frank Lampard (second right). Swansea have also discussed MK Dons boss Russell Martin, though compensation would be required for the 35-year-old. Former Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has also been considered as Swansea look to replace Steve Cooper, though Morris and Martin are frontrunners. Swansea had hoped to appoint John Eustace after an interview last Thursday but he opted to remain at QPR instead.
Jadon Sancho reveals social media footage of him training on holiday during his post-Euro 2020 break before he joins up with Man United for pre-season… following winger’s £73m switch from Borussia Dortmund
Sancho’s highly anticipated £73million transfer to United from German side Borussia Dortmund was officially confirmed on Friday July 23. The 21-year-old is not yet due to link up with his team-mates for the club’s preparations for the new season, which begins in less than three weeks. Despite still technically being on holiday, Sancho posted on his Instagram page showing him with his nose to the grindstone to make sure he is in top shape when he returns. His four-part story, shown to his 6.7million followers, shows him pounding a treadmill (right) with the caption: ‘Rise and graft!’ while listening to Drake song One Dance as the camera flips to a friend working out. The former Manchester City forward then continues to run hard, whooping (left) and mouthing along to the lyrics of Drake track Blem.
Juventus will do ‘whatever it takes’ to sell Aaron Ramsey this summer after becoming frustrated with his injury problems and £400,000-a-week wages… and Fabio Paratici is keen to sign him once again and bring ex-Arsenal star to Tottenham
Juventus are keen to sell Aaron Ramsey this summer and will everything they can to move on the midfielder, who is seen as a financial burden by the club. Reports in Italy suggest that after two years in Turin, he is still unable to communicate in Italian with his teammates or the media and that has had a negative impact on his ability to settle in the country. Ramsey underwent medical checks on Monday at the start of the new season under Max Allegri, and he is awaiting news on his future. That could come from London, and from the big rivals of his former club Arsenal.
Manchester United edge closer to signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid with ‘£42m fee and personal terms agreed’… and deal to follow Jadon Sancho will be confirmed imminently
Manchester United (bottom, their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) are closing in on signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (top) with personal terms reportedly agreed. The centre back has been one of United’s top transfer targets this summer with his Bernabeu deal set to expire next year and now the two clubs have agreed a £42m fee, which works out as £34m up front and £8m in add-ons. Now his arrival at Old Trafford is imminent with the finer details of his switch in place – Sportsmail understands the final details could be ironed out as early as tonight.
Bryan Gil IN, Erik Lamela OUT! Tottenham seal their biggest transfer of the summer so far by signing Sevilla’s star winger in a £21m deal that sends their Argentine midfielder the other way… with help from ‘agent’ Sergio Reguilon
Tottenham Hotspur have completed their first outfield signing of the summer after landing Bryan Gil from Sevilla in a £21million move which sees Erik Lamela head in the opposite direction. The north London side confirmed the move on their Twitter account, moments after teasing the announcement with a tweet reading ‘Dos segundos’, which translates as Spanish for ‘two seconds’, in a response to a tweet from left-back Sergio Reguilon telling the club to announce the transfer of his Spanish compatriot. Gil is the second arrival this summer at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following the arrival of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta on loan.