‘I hope Ronaldo stays’: United’s Casemiro urges friend to stay at Old Trafford
The transfer window is entering its final days and hours but Manchester United have taken a huge step by confirming a deal with Ajax worth up to €100m for Brazilian winger Antony. The 22-year-old is set to become the second most expensive transfer in United history and ends a long transfer saga, with Erik ten Hag now reunited with his Eredivisie striker.
That could be the case for United, but reports suggest Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is still unsettled. His agent Jorge Mendes is working around the clock to find a suitor, with Napoli and Sporting CP being the last options if the Portuguese is to return to Champions League football this season.
Elsewhere, West Ham continue to spend lavishly with 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta coming from Lyon while Chelsea will be frantic in the final days with Wesley Fofana set to join from Leicester and links with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Gordon.
Follow all the latest news, rumors and closed deals below.
PSG close in on signing Carlos Soler
Paris Saint-Germain are looking to sign Carlos Soler.
The Valencia star will cost €18m with another €3m to come, Fabrizio Romano reports.
The Spaniard will sign a five-year contract with Luis Campos to revamp the squad and is also set to add Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz.
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 4:10 p.m.
Leicester set price for Youri Tielemans
Leicester have been quoted £35-40million for Youri Tielemans which should end Arsenal’s interest in the Belgian midfielder.
Fabrizio Romano has reported that the Gunners have walked away from a possible deal, with Mikel Arteta eager to level up in midfield.
Tielemans has one year left on his contract but the Foxes can keep him for now in the hope that the funds will come from Wesley Fofana’s move to Chelsea for more than £70m.
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 4:02 p.m.
Brendan Rodgers on Wesley Fofana’s move to Chelsea and Leicester’s spending
“Nothing has been confirmed,” Brendan Rodgers said of Wesley Fofana’s impending move to Chelsea.
“We have to wait for confirmation. We’ve been waiting until this point, hopefully we can do one or two things that can help the team. It will be taken care of.
“Yes, I’ve always said it’s late, but our recruiting team has been doing a great job for several months, preparing. The guys behind the scenes have done a great job. If we have to push the button one or two, hopefully we can do it.”
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 3:54 p.m.
Thomas Tuchel ‘likes’ Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Thomas Tuchel ‘likes’ Sergej Milinkovic-Savic according to Lazio midfielder Mateja Kezman’s agent.
He adds that Arsenal and Newcastle have been pushed back, while “Serie A clubs can’t afford it”.
“Unless a miracle happens in the last days [of the summer transfer window], he will stay at Lazio. Time will tell for how long,” Kezman told Il Corriere dello Sport newspaper.
“No club has matched Claudio Lotito’s asking price this summer and I don’t think that will change.
“Thomas Tuchel loves the player so much, but he needed a centre-back.”
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 3:42 p.m.
Fulham set to sign Justin Kluivert
Fulham are close to signing Roma striker Justin Kluivert, Sky Sports report.
It will initially be on loan but Los Blancos will be under an obligation to buy for €5m and an additional €4.5m via add-ons.
The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Nice, scoring six goals in all competitions.
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 3:28 p.m.
Man City closing in on Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji
Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal with Borussia Dortmund to sign centre-back Manuel Akanji, reports Athletic’s David Ornstein.
The Swiss centre-back will cost around €17.5m (£15m), with the 27-year-old just a year away from becoming a free agent.
The move presents a potential boon for the Premier League champions and provides depth at the back for Pep Guardiola.
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 3:12 p.m.
Chelsea transfer news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘push’, Wesley Fofana, Wilfried Zaha, Anthony Gordon and more
Chelsea continue to be busy during the summer transfer window and the club look set to pursue their goals until deadline day.
Todd Boehly’s new regime has already backed manager Thomas Tuchel with the signings of Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling, while promising youngsters Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei and Gabriel Slonina have also secured permanent deals.
With an exiting list including Romelu Lukaku, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner, Tuchel is looking to rebuild his squad, however, targeting a number of familiar Premier League faces in a bid to mount a genuine challenge for the title.
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 3:08 p.m.
Arsenal want PSG midfielder
Arsenal love Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes.
Goal report, the player is keen to join Juventus but Mikel Arteta is looking to add to his midfield options before the deadline.
The Italian side have agreed personal terms with the Argentine, although Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz is considered as a replacement for a move to Turin.
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 2:28 p.m.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5 tips
After being benched in Saturday’s comeback against Crystal Palace, chances are Gundogan will return to the starting line-up against a Nottingham Forest defense that looked elusive, despite conceding just five goals in four matches.
Manchester City could easily score that many in one night and Gundogan would likely be involved, given that only Erling Haaland has taken more shots per 90 minutes among Pep Guardiola’s side so far.
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Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 2:14 p.m.
Liverpool target set for Leipzig stay
Liverpool target Konrad Laimer is set to stay at RB Leipzig, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The German club are strongly against selling the Austrian, with the Reds in the market for a cheaper midfield upgrade.
The 25-year-old has one year left on his contract but it looks like he’ll work it out and go free in 2023.
Jack RathbornAugust 30, 2022 2:05 p.m.
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