Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world
West Ham yet to receive bids for Rice
West Ham are yet to receive any bids for Declan Rice, claims talkSPORT.
Manchester United and Chelsea are among those to have been linked with the England international midfielder, but there is no substance to the speculation at present.
Contract signed at Lyon
Dortmund ‘end interest in Halstenberg’
Borussia Dortmund are no longer interested in signing Germany international wing-back Marcel Halstenberg from RB Leipzig, according to Kicker.
The 29-year-old has stalled on talks over a new contract with Leipzig amid reports of interest from Dortmund, however that is now siad to have cooled.
Halstenberg, who made 31 appearances for Leipzig last season and can also play in central defence, would only be able to move to Dortmund if they offload Nico Schulz, which is now looking less likely.
Bayern extend contracts of four young talents
Bayern Munich have confirmed four new contracts for a quartet of promising teenagers.
Eyup Aydin, 17, Mike Eberhart, 16, Aleksandar Pavlovic, 17, and Roman Reinelt, 18, have all penned new deals until summer 2023.
Reinelt has also been iommediately sent out on loan to German lower league side SSV Ulm for the 2021/22 season.
Man City ‘getting another top striker’ – Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha has severed ties with Manchester City this summer, and revealed the Premier League heavyweights are “getting another top striker”.
A new No 9 is being lined up, as raids on Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund for Harry Kane or Erling Haaland mooted, and Nmecha says that is part of the reason why he has decided to take on a new challenge in Germany.
He told Kicker: “I still had one year of contract. They’re getting another top striker, I don’t think my chances would have been very good there.”
Leeds confirm Bate signing from Chelsea
The teenager has signed a three-year contract with the Yorkshire side, as he seeks first team football away from Stamford Bridge.
Bate, who made 20 appearances for Chelsea’s U23s in Premier League 2 last season, becomes Leeds’ fifth signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrivals of Junior Firpo, Jack Harrison, Shaun McGurk and Amari Miller.
Barcelona keen on City star Sterling (Tot Costa)
La Liga giants would like England international
Raheem Sterling has emerged as a target for La Liga giants Barcelona as questions continue to be asked of his future at Manchester City.
Tot Costa reports that the England international forward is registering on the recruitment radar at Camp Nou amid talk of Antoine Griezmann leaving Catalunya, but any move for the 26-year-old winger will be “complicated”.
Ayew leaving Swansea
#AlSadd have reached an agreement to sign Ghanaian star Andre Ayew. The player will arrive in Doha in the morning to complete the routine procedures, followed by the signing of the contract and the official announcement#AlwaysAlSadd@AyewAndrepic.twitter.com/1hr7GLECQQ
— 🏆 #75 Al Sadd SC | نادي السد (@AlsaddSC) July 21, 2021
James told he can leave Everton
The Liverpool Echo reports that Everton have informed James Rodriguez that he is free to leave the club this summer.
The Colombian playmaker has struggled to settle in English football and has seen moves to Italy or Spain mooted.
Newcastle step up bid for Carter-Vickers
Newcastle have stepped up their interest in Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, reports 90min.
The United States international, who took in time on loan at Bournemouth last season, remains down the pecking order in north London and may be allowed to move on.
Leicester among those keen on Maitland-Niles
Leicester are one of three Premier League sides lining up moves for versatile Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles, claims BBC Sport.
The Gunners academy graduate spent time on loan at West Brom last season and is now interesting the Foxes, Burnley and Southampton.
Spurs close on swap deal with Gil and Lamela
Tottenham will soon finalise a swap deal with Sevilla involving Erik Lamela and Bryan Gil, reports Sky Sports.
Gil will move to north London with Lamela going to Andalucia, while Spurs will additionally pay Sevilla £21.6 million ($30m) for the winger’s services.
Liverpool could sell Shaqiri in summer clear-out
Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri is one of several first-teamers that could be leaving the club this summer, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The Reds are prepared to sell Nat Phillips, Harry Wilson, Divock Origi, Neco Williams and Shaqiri as part of an ambitious fund-raising effort, with Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi already moving on in recent weeks having made little impact during their time at Anfield.
Monaco want Vlasic
Giovinco a target for PAOK
Former Italy international Sebastian Giovinco is a top transfer target for Greek side PAOK, reports SDNA.
Giovinco is currently plying his trade for Al Hilal, whom he joined in 2019 following four brilliant seasons in MLS with Toronto FC.
Chelsea consider Hazard return (AS)
The Belgian player has struggled to reproduce best form in Madrid
Chelsea are weighing up a sensational west London comeback for Eden Hazard, reports AS.
Hazard has struggled to impress since leaving for Real Madrid and maintains a strong relationship with several Blues first-teamers, although the club would have to pay a hefty price to bring him back to the Premier League.
Villa keen on Bailey signing
Aston Villa have turned their attentions towards Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey, claims the Sun.
The 23-year-old could be available for £25 million ($34m) and would join ex-Norwich City man Emiliano Buendia in a new-look Villa attack for 2021-22.
PSG to move for Pogba
Paris Saint-Germain are desperate to add Manchester United ace Paul Pogba to their ranks this summer, reports Marca.
The midfielder is close to Kylian Mbappe, and signing him could dissuade the young star from responding to Real Madrid’s continued interest in his signature.
Spalletti determined to keep Koulibaly at Napoli
Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti about Kalidou Koulibaly future: “I’m ready to chain myself to keep Koulibaly here at Napoli”. 🔵 #Napoli
Napoli sources confirm there’s still no official bid from Everton or any other club for Koulibaly – despite rumours. #EFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 21, 2021
Man Utd line up Goretzka as Pogba replacement (Sun)
Midfielder once more the subject of exit talk
Manchester United are considering a cut-price bid for Leon Goretzka as Paul Pogba’s potential heir at Old Trafford, reports the Sun.
Goretzka is out of contract in June 2022, as is Pogba, who has shown little inclination to renew his United deal.