N’Golo Kante

That’s all from the live blog on the day when Real Madrid announce Julen Lopetegui as their new coach

20: 56. Atletico have agreed a deal with Monaco over Lemar and it is now just down to him passing a medical.

20: 39. Lobotka has agreed to join Napoli next season according to reports in Italy.

19: 51. L’Equipe claim that Lemar will sign for Atletico Madrid and will be announced officially in the coming hours.

19: 36. Benik Afobe has gone on loan from Wolverhampton to Stoke City until January. Stoke have an obligagtory purchase clause that will be activated in 2019.

18: 56. According to El Corriere dello Sport, El Shaarawy could leave Roma for China following Justin Kluivert’s signing.

18: 40. Wolverhampton and Benfica have agreed a loan deal for Raul Jimenez to join the Midlands club, which also involves an option to buy.

18: 22. Ramadan Sobhi has joined Huddersfield. The Egyptian winger has signed for three seasons.

18: 05. Trabzonspor have admitted interest in Okay Yokuslu from Celta but also there are other clubs after the player from italy, Germany and Turkey.

17:14 . According to TuttoSport Juventus have enquired to Atletico Madrid about Godin who has a contract until 2019.

16: 53. Real Madrid have a new coach with Lopetegui signing for the next three years.

16:43 With Nabil Fekir proving to be a very difficult player for Liverpool to sign, Sky Sports name five players on the Reds’ radar instead: Asensio, Lemar, Brandt, Draxler and Pulisic.

16:16 Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Avila has been a standout performer in Huesca’s promotion campaign and, despite offers from the top-flights of England, Germany and Spain, the San Lorenzo man will continue on loan at Estadio El Alcoraz next season.

15:55 Cadiz may be about to lose Alvaro Garcia to Valencia, the LaLiga club tracking the winger with MARCA learning of their intent on meeting his 8m euro release clause.

15:12 Alisson Becker has told journalists at Brazil’s World Cup base that he hasn’t received any offers to leave Roma, amid talk of Liverpool and Real Madrid battling for his signature.

14:59 Antoine Griezmann is currently talking to the press but the Barcelona target had declared that ‘today is not the day’ to talk about his future.

14:50 Arsenal have promoted Freddie Ljungberg to manage their Under-23 team, the Swedish former midfielder was Under-19s assistant in 2016/17 before becoming Wolfsburg assistant.

14:29 Before he left Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane wanted to sign N’Golo Kante, according to The Sun. The coach’s exit doesn’t perturbe their desire for the Frenchman with it claimed that Antonio Conte’s possible move to Los Blancos only solidifying the chances of a deal.

14:21 Josh Murphy is following Cardiff City to the Premier League after joining the Welsh club from Norwich City for around 10 euros.

14:14 El Diario Vasco report of Atletico Madrid preparing to meet Adrian Odriozola’s 40 million euro release clause despite Real Madrid also wanting the Real Sociedad defender. Monaco and PSG are also said to be keen.

13:47 Out in Russia, Koke has told Radio MARCA that every Atletico Madrid player wants to see Antoine Griezmann stay with the club, while also stating his hope that Cristiano Ronaldo’s uncertain future at Real Madrid affects his abilities in the World Cup clash between Spain and Portugal.

13:34 Bernd Leno is a big target for Napoli and the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper’s agent, Fabio Parisi, has told CalcioNapoli24 that he hopes to have news on the deal this week, calling the negotiations ‘complex’.

13:24 Bournemouth could be about to raid LaLiga for one of its brightest talents with Jefferson Lerma linked to the Cherries after a strong season with Levante, The Sun claiming the deal would cost around 20m euros.

13:05 Villarreal have announced the capture of Gerard Moreno from Espanyol, signing for the next five years with the fee set at 20 million euros.

12:53 Reports in Italy suggest only Financial Fair Play will stop AC Milan pursuing a bid for Alvaro Morata, the Chelsea man having a huge admirer in Diavolo boss Gennaro Gattuso.

12:47 Arturo Vidal has appeared on Brazilian YouTube and joked that he would happily sign for Flamengo: “If they want me, here I am.”

12:26 AC Milan, Torino and Sampdoria are competing for Simone Zaza’s signature with Kevin Gameiro’s potential arrival at Valencia forcing the striker out the door, with Italian media expecting the deal to cost around 25m euros.

12:18 Now back in Serie A, La Gazzetta state that Parma have named Fabio Quagliarella as a priority target with the forward having experience of playing for Juventus, Torino, Napoli, and more.

11:59 In Corriere della Sera, Carlos Tevez has lauded Inter’s signing of Argentine hotshot Lautaro Martinez for 25m euros from Racing de Avellaneda.

11:35 New coach Patrick Vieira is hoping to discuss Mario Balotelli’s Nice future with the striker ahead of pre-season but L’Equipe report that Ligue 1 rivals Marseille have made signing him their top priority for the summer.

11:21 After several players rescinded their Sporting CP contracts, Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has promised his club members that at least one of the troop, including Bas Dost and William Carvalho, will join, as reported by A Bola.

11:10 Reports in England name Getafe forward Amath Ndiaye as a key target for both Cardiff City and Fulham, the newly promoted clubs willing to pay 11m euros for the Senegalese star.

10:43 14:30 CET is the time to set an alarm for Antoine Griezmann’s press conference today, where Canal Plus France reckon he’ll announce his contract extension with Atletico Madrid worth 23m euros per season. The same outlet also report of an agreement in principle between the club and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

10:30 Now confirmed as the new Nice boss, Patrick Vieira has been taking a tour of the French Riviera club’s facilities, where he succeeds Lucien Favre.

10:19 Napoli have confirmed the signing of Italian forward Simone Verdi from Bologna, on a five-year contract for an estimated 25m euros.

10:04 La Gazzetta dello Sport maintain Juventus’ interest in Joao Cancelo but Valencia’s demands of 40m euros for the defender remain unmoved.

10:00 Hello! Welcome to this Tuesday’s news feed. Today we start in Italy and the Giallorossi of Roma, who have signed up Ajax star Justin Kluivert for around 20 million euros. It’s the fourth deal of the summer for sporting director Monchi with the player touching down in the Eternal City last night.



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