Man Utd eye Lewandowski & Thiago

Manchester United are considering a double swoop for Bayern Munich stars Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara,  The Independent  reports.

The pair have been linked with moves away from the Bundesliga side, while United are said to be courting a new midfielder.

The Red Devils tried to lure Thiago to Old Trafford before he joined Bayern from Barcelona and Jose Mourinho had shown an interest in Lewandowski at Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Pogba wants to leave Man Utd for Juve

Paul Pogba wants to return to Juventus after becoming frustrated with life at Manchester United, according to Tuttosport

The France international left Juve to rejoin United two years ago, but he is now ready to head back to the Serie A champions following their stunning capture of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Pogba recently joked with France team-mate, and Juve midfielder, Blaise Matuidi about a potential return to Italy.

Liverpool agree £66m fee for Alisson

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Alisson after agreeing a £66 million ($86m) fee with Roma for the Brazilian goalkeeper, Goal can confirm.

The Reds have been in intensive talks with the Serie A club this week, and now have permission to speak to the player about a move to Anfield.

The deal would make the 25-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

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Chelsea near deal for Rugani

Chelsea representative Fali Ramadani met with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici on Wednesday to discuss a deal for centre-back Daniele Rugani, Goalunderstands. 

The talks in Milan are understood to have gone well, with the 23-year-old defender nearing a move to Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea are thought to be offering €40 million (£36m/$47m) for Rugani’s services, while Juventus are holding out for €50m (£45m/$58m).

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Fabio moves to Nantes

Former Manchester Untied defender Fabio da Silva has signed for Nantes from Middlesbrough, bringing his 10-year spell in English football to an end.

The 28-year-old full-back joins the Ligue 1 club on a three-year contract and will wear the No.2 shirt.

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Emery lines up more Arsenal transfers

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen to bring in two more players before the end of the transfer window, but the north London side will have to sell players first in order to raise funds.

The Gunners have already secured the services of Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Matteo Guendouzi in recent weeks and Emery remains keen to add to his squad.

Arsenal had a £70 million ($91m) budget heading into the transfer window, however, and will have to sell before making any additional signings.

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Everton bid for Bordeaux’s Malcom

Everton have filed a bid of €35 million (£31m/$41m) plus €5m in add-ons for Bordeaux’s Brazilian star Malcom after interest from Inter cooled, Goal understands. 

Malcom has attracted huge attention across Europe thanks to his match-winning displays for the Ligue 1 club over the last 24 months. 

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Lewandowski demands Bayern support

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski wants to know he still retains the 100 per cent support of the club, claims Sport Bild

Lewandowski is currently on holiday after playing for Poland at the World Cup, but wants to receive assurances from Bayern upon his return to training next week.

He feels that, even though Bayern insist he is not for sale, the club have not done enough to support him publicly following criticism he is the key reason for the team’s recent failures in the Champions League.

Lyon keen on Mina

Lyon are interested in signing Barcelona’s Yerry Mina as the club search for a new central defender, according to France Football

After losing out to Borussia Dortmund for Abdou Diallo, Lyon are considering a move for Everton target Mina after his performances for Colombia at the World Cup.

Barcelona have offered Lyon the chance to sign Marlon Santos, but the Ligue 1 side are less keen on that proposal following the defender’s displays on loan at Nice last season.

Ancelotti calls Di Maria over Napoli move

Carlo Ancelotti has called Angel di Maria regarding a potential move to Napoli for the Paris Saint-Germain attacker, reports Corriere dello Sport

Di Maria enjoyed an impressive season at Real Madrid under Ancelotti in 2013-14 and the new Napoli coach is keen on a reunion.

However, the Argentine’s €10 million (£9m/$12m) a season salary is a potential issue for Napoli to get a deal over the line.

Everton in advanced Malcom talks

Everton are in advanced talks to sign winger Malcom from Bordeaux, Sky Sports News reports. 

The 21-year-old Brazilian emerged as a target for a host of European clubs, with Inter thought to be his preferred destination.

But Malcom instead appears ready to move to Merseyside in a deal worth £30 million ($39m) plus add-ons.

Courtois nears €35m Madrid move

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is closing in on a move to Real Madrid for €35 million (£31m/$41m), reports Marca

The Belgium number one has long been linked with a return to Spain to be with his family, after he spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid between 2011 and 2014. 

With just a year left on his deal, the Blues will be forced to sell the 26-year-old at a relatively bargain rate rather than lose him for free next summer. 

Tottenham make Pavard approach

Tottenham have contacted Stuttgart to express their interest in signing defender Benjamin Pavard, reports TEAMtalk

The 22-year-old impressed at the World Cup, helping France lift the trophy in Russia. 

With Toby Alderweireld set to move on Spurs are hoping to land Pavard, who can play multiple positions on the back line and can also slot in at midfield. 

CSKA deny Golovin deal with Chelsea

CSKA Moscow president Evgeniy Giner has denied that a deal has been reached to sell Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea.

The 22-year-old playmaker has been in high demand since starring for Russia at this summer’s World Cup.

Giner did confirm that Golovin is likely to leave CSKA soon, but was adamant that no deal with the Blues had been completed. 

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Zidane to join Juve as advisor

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will join Juventus as an advisor in the front office, reports Libertad Digital.

Zidane surprisingly resigned as Madrid boss in June after clinching the side’s third consecutive Champions League crown. 

And the Frenchman will now join his former club, where he played from 1996 to 2001. 

Pochettino wants Grealish on U.S. tour

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish before the club’s U.S. tour, according to the Mirror

Time is running out for Spurs to wrap up a deal for the 22-year-old before they jet off to North America on Sunday. 

Cash-strapped Villa originally wanted ­£40 million ($52m) for Grealish, but they may now be forced to accept around half that amount. 

Brewster signs five-year deal at Liverpool 

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has ended speculation over his future by signing a five-year professional contract.

The highly rated 18-year-old will be given a chance to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first team at Anfield this season. 

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Chelsea offered chance to re-sign Cech

Arsenal have offered Chelsea the opportunity to re-sign goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to the Daily Mail.

Cech spent 11 seasons with Chelsea before moving to the Gunners, who are looking to raise funds for additional purchases this summer. 

The Blues are expecting to lose Thibaut Courtois this summer, and have also identified Kasper Schmeichel and Gianluigi Donnarumma as possible replacements. 

Bournemouth move for £57m South American pair

Bournemouth are ready to spend big money on Levante midfielder Jefferson Lerma and Genoa full-back Diego Laxalt, according to The Sun.

Both players impressed at the World Cup this summer, Lerma with Colombia and Laxalt with Uruguay. 

The Cherries will bid a club-record £32 million ($42m) for Lerma, while Laxalt will likely cost around £25m ($33m). 

Cahill ready to leave Chelsea

Gary Cahill is considering his future at Chelsea, according to the Evening Standard.

The 32-year-old defender fell out of favour last season, and could be pushed further down the depth chart with the possible arrival of  Daniele Rugani from Juventus. 

Cahill is set for talks with new manager Maurizio Sarri over his role, with the veteran hoping for assurances of more minutes in 2018-19. 

Conte could replace Gattuso at Milan

AC Milan could offer former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte an instant return to the sideline, claims  Sport Mediaset.

U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management has taken control of the Serie A side, and are understood to desire a clean break from the club’s former management. 

Conte, who has been linked with the Rossoneri in the past, could be appointed in place of current manager Gennaro Gattuso.

West Brom reject Newcastle bid for Rondon

West Brom have rejected Newcastle’s loan bid for striker Salomon Rondon, according to The Telegraph. 

The Magpies looked to land the 28-year-old on an initial loan, but the Baggies will only accept a permanent deal for the forward.

Rondon has a buyout clause in his contract of £16.5 million ($22m). 

Chelsea to hijack Liverpool’s Alisson move

Chelsea will look to hijack Liverpool’s move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to the Mirror

Goal reported on Tuesday that the Reds have opened talks with Roma over a £62 million ($82m) deal for the 25-year-old.

But Chelsea are now prepared to bid £70m ($92m) in an effort to steal the Brazilian away from their Premier League rivals. 

Sounders chasing Argentine winger

The Seattle Sounders are interested in the signing of AIK forward Nicolas Stefanelli, according to Swedish outlet Fotboll Direkt

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The MLS side has already made a splash with the signing of Peruvian international forward Raul Ruidiaz this summer, but would like to add the 23-year-old Argentine to the roster as well. 

‘High-profile’ Croatian wants Miami move

One of David Beckham’s ownership partners in Miami claims that a “very high-profile” player from the Croatian national team is interested in a move to join the expansion team. 

As part of wide-ranging interview with the  Miami Herald ,  Jorge Mas said that one of Croatia’s stars was “extremely interested in coming to Miami.”