Live Blog

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Spurs to listen to Alderweireld offers

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond

Updated
Comments()
Getty Images

Florenzi signs new long-term Roma contract

2018-08-02T20:55:08Z

Roma vice-captain Alessandro Florenzi has extended his career-long association with the club by signing a new five-year contract that runs until 2023.

Florenzi's future had been the subject of speculation, with his previous deal due to expire at the end of this season and sporting director Monchi conceding he was uncertain over Florenzi's next move.

Read more here!

Milan confirm Higuain and Caldara signings as Bonucci heads for Juventus

2018-08-02T19:43:03Z

The Serie A clubs have completed a pair of moves which sees three players switch clubs

AC Milan have confirmed the signings of Juventus pair Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara as they bid farewell to Bianconeri-bound defender Leonardo Bonucci. 

Higuain is gearing up to star at his third Serie A club on an initial loan move, including a fee estimated at €18 million (£16m/$21m) with a purchase option at the end of his first season.

Caldara and Bonucci switch teams in a straight swap, with no further money changing hands between the clubs. 

Read more here!

Crystal Palace confirm signing of Max Meyer

2018-08-02T19:13:35Z

The former Schalke man joins the Premier League club on free transfer

Crystal Palace have confirmed the arrival of Schalke youngster Max Meyer, who joins the Premier League team on a three-year deal. 

The playmaker had been linked with moves to both Liverpool and Arsenal prior to his contract expiry, but moves from the two giants failed to materialise in the summer. 

"I feel really good and I'm happy to be here. I can't wait to start training with the team and I hope I'll have a good season," Meyer told the club's official website.

Read more here!

Vidal closes in on €20m Barcelona transfer

2018-08-02T18:51:21Z

The midfielder appeared set for Inter but the La Liga champions look ready to steal another deal

Arturo Vidal is close to becoming Barcelona's latest arrival in the summer transfer market, with the Blaugrana set to snap up the Bayern Munich star for less than €20 million (£17.8m/$23.2m). 

Goal can confirm that Vidal has been offered to the Blaugrana by his agent, Fernando Felicevich.

While Inter had reportedly agreed a deal with Bayern's Chile midfielder, Barca could once more jump in to hijack the move as they did to Roma for former Bordeaux attacker Malcom. 

Read more here!

Fulham complete £20m Mawson swoop

2018-08-02T18:48:49Z

Alfie Mawson has joined Fulham from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee, reported to be worth in the region of £20 million.

The 24-year-old centre-back has signed a four-year contract, committing himself to Craven Cottage until June 2022.

"I'm really happy to get this over the line and join Fulham," Mawson told the club's official website.

Read more here!

Doucoure renews with Watford until 2023

2018-08-02T18:43:57Z

Watford have tied down midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure to a new five-year contract.

The 25-year-old French midfielder was a standout performer for the Hornets last season, scoring seven goals to be named Watford's player of the year by both his team-mates and supporters.

Both Everton and Tottenham were both reportedly interested in poaching the Doucoure, but he has put that speculation to rest after committing his future to the Hornets until 2023.

Read more here!

Burnley bid £12m for defender

2018-08-02T17:03:13Z

Burnley have launched a £12 million bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old Boro captain, who signed a five-year contract last season, has also drawn the interest of Everton, West Ham and Leicester City.

Willian launches legal action over 'forged' letter

2018-08-02T17:01:04Z

Chelsea winger Willian has instructed his lawyers to take legal action over a "forged" letter purporting to authorise a change of agent.

The Brazil international shared the document on Instagram on Thursday with a statement denouncing its authenticity.

The letter, which Willian says has been "circulated through the football market", claims to sanction a change in his representation until August 15.

Read more here!

Spurs to listen to offers for Alderweireld and Rose

2018-08-02T16:49:26Z

The two defenders could be on their way out as the club want to add two more players this window

Tottenham want two new signings and will listen to offers for Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele, reports Sky Sports

Both Alderweireld and Dembele have contracts that are running down, while Rose has seen his playing time decrease and has been critical of the club in the past.

Spurs are hoping to land Aston Villa's Jack Grealish as one of their two targets with the other player contingent on which of the three players the club manage to sell. 

Man Utd could block Januzaj to Leicester

2018-08-02T15:37:16Z

Leciester City hope to bring Adnan Januzaj but may run into a roadblock in the form of Manchester United, reports HLN.

The Foxes see the Belgian international as the perfect replacement for Riyad Mahrez and have already made a bid to Real Sociedad for his services.

But Manchester United, who gave Januzaj his start in the Premier League as a teenager, have the option to match any deal to sign the attacker, and could block the Foxes from making a move. 

Newcastle sign Japan star Muto

2018-08-02T14:40:55Z

Newcastle United have completed the signing of striker Yoshinori Muto from Mainz after he was awarded a work permit.

The 26-year-old has signed a four-year deal and arrives for a fee of £9.5 million ($12m).

Get the full story here!

West Brom knock back £16m Rodriguez bid

2018-08-02T14:38:55Z

Burnley have had a £16 million ($21m) bid for Jay Rodriguez rejected by West Brom, The Telegraph reports.

The relegated side have already rejected an offer from Burnley for both Rodriguez and Craig Dawson, but Sean Dyche’s side have returned for the attacker.

West Brom are determined to keep Rodriguez, but Burnley are considering returning with an improved bid.

Man City want Verratti

2018-08-02T13:57:42Z

Manchester City are interested in signing Marco Verratti this summer, Tuttomercatoweb reports.

With Pep Guardiola's preferred target, Jorginho, having moved to Chelsea, the Premier League champions are being forced to look elsewhere for midfield reinforcements.

It is said that relations between City and PSG are strained, however, and that Verratti will have to hand in a transfer request for the English side to have any chance of landing the 25-year-old.

Getty

Utd demand Lewandowski in any Martial deal

2018-08-02T13:36:55Z

Manchester United will demand Robert Lewandowski as part of any deal that would see Anthony Martial join Bayern Munich, The Sun claims.

Martial's ongoing disputes with Jose Mourinho mean the French attacker is set to move on this summer, although the Red Devils do not want to sell to an English rival.

Bayern have been keeping tabs on Martial for some time, but the 22-year-old is likely to want to stay in the Premier League following the birth of his child.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham have been credited with an interest.

Batshuayi wanted by Atletico

2018-08-02T12:40:25Z

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Michy Batshuayi from ChelseaL'Equipe reports.

The Belgian is looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge to find first-team football and has attracted the attention of Valencia.

But Diego Simeone's men are hoping to lure him to the Spanish capital and have already made contact with the Blues.

Barca join Arturo Vidal chase

2018-08-02T12:10:14Z

The Blaugrana want more options in midfield

Barcelona have joined Inter in the race to sign Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich, Mundo Deportivo reports.

It had been said that Inter had all but wrapped up a deal for the Chilean, but interest from Barca comes after Paulinho left the Camp Nou club in favour of a return to Guangzhou Evergrande.

Regardless of where Vidal, now 31, ends up, Bayern expect to make at least €30 million (£26.5m/$35m) from his sale, €5m less than what they paid for him in 2015.

BVB to announce Witsel signing

2018-08-02T12:02:02Z

Borussia Dortmund are close to finalising the transfer of Axel Witsel from Tianjin Quanjian, according to Bild.

BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc did not join travel with the team to their Switzerland training camp in order to wrap up the deal.

It is believed that the Bundesliga side will pay off Witsel's €20 million (£18m/$23m) release clause, finish up the finer details and announce the signing in the coming days.

Higuain, Bonucci & Caldara deals near completion

2018-08-02T10:36:08Z

Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara both arrived at Clinica La Madonnina on Thursday morning to complete medicals ahead of finalising their respective moves to AC Milan.

Elsewhere, Leonardo Bonucci landed at Caselle airport in Turin before heading off to complete his own medical for his transfer back to Juventus.

Completion of the deals could be announced later on Thursday.

Getty/Goal

Liverpool consider £15m Ojo sale

2018-08-02T10:15:00Z

Liverpool will consider selling Sheyi Ojo before the transfer window closes, despite Jurgen Klopp's assertion the club only wanted to send him on loan.

The 21-year-old was left out of the Reds squad for their training camp in France this week as they weigh up a number of options.

Liverpool correspondent Neil Jones has the details...

Getty

Spurs ready to splash £30m on Bournemouth midfielder

2018-08-02T10:05:25Z

Tottenham are ready to delve into the transfer market with a £30 million move for Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook, reports the Daily Express.

The England international is said to have impressed Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino with his performances for the Cherries last season.

Koscielny expects to leave Arsenal

2018-08-02T09:37:00Z

Laurent Koscielny has suggested he is in the final two years of his time at Arsenal, as he could leave when his contract expires.

"I'm under contract until June 2020. Afterwards? I'm thinking of moving on, but I do not know where," said the defender.

Read the full story here!

Man Utd making trouble with Maguire approach - Puel

2018-08-02T09:27:31Z

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has joked that Manchester United were simply “making trouble” as they made an approach for centre-back Harry Maguire.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a terrific World Cup campaign with England, who finished fourth in Russia, and was the subject of a bid by the Old Trafford club.

Read the full story!

Chelsea to hijack Spurs' Grealish move

2018-08-02T09:21:52Z

Chelsea are ready to disrupt Tottenham's bid to sign Jack Grealish by making a move of their own, the Sun reports.

Aston Villa midfielder Grealish has been linked with Spurs for a number of months and the North London side were reported to have made a £20m ($26m) offer for his services, but the Blues are said to be keen, which complicates the issue.

Max Meyer passes Palace medical

2018-08-02T08:23:34Z

German starlet Max Meyer has passed a medical with Crystal Palace, The Sun reports.

Roy Hodgson will pull off one of the coups of the summer window by landing the highly rated 22-year-old, who had been dubbed 'the German Messi' throughout his development.

It is said that Meyer will sign a four-year deal with the London club.

Getty

West Ham in talks for Marega, Brahimi & Felix

2018-08-02T08:15:44Z

Representatives from West Ham have travelled to Portugal in a bid to finalise deals for Porto pair Moussa Marega and Yacine Brahimi, as well as Benfica teenager Joao Felix, ESPN reports.

Is it said that Hammers are hopeful of setting up a long-standing partnership with the Primeira Liga clubs to ensure smoother transfer negotiations in future.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has already made seven signings this summer and shows no signs of slowing down in his efforts to strengthen the squad.

Everton battle Galatasaray for N'Diaye

2018-08-02T06:34:06Z

Everton are in talks with Stoke over midfielder Badou N'Diaye, but face a fight with Turkish giants Galatasaray for him, The Daily Mail reports.

The Senegal international wants to find a way back into the Premier League after Stoke were relegated from the top tier.

Tottenham teen wanted by Leverkusen

2018-08-02T06:19:39Z

Bayer Leverkusen are trying to lure Tottenham teenager Marcus Edwards to the BundesligaThe Sun claims.

The German side have already made contact with the London club to discuss a fee for the 19-year-old, who spent a brief spell on loan at Norwich last season.

Chelsea not giving up on Higuain

2018-08-02T04:52:33Z

The Premier League side are still on the chase for the forward

Despite Gonzalo Higuain being near a move to AC Milan, Chelsea are not ready to give up the chase for the Argentine forward just yet, reports the Mirror

The Premier League side believe Higuain has balked at a loan move to Milan. 

The Blues are actively trying to offload Olivier Giroud to Marseille, which would give the club the cash to match any offer from Milan. 

FC Cincinnati lands Sweden international

2018-08-02T03:24:14Z

FC Cincinnati continued to build toward its first MLS season with another signing on Wednesday. 

Having already landed Fanendo Adi from the Portland Timbers as the club's first designated player, the club moved to add Swedish defender Pa Konate on loan from Serie A side S.P.A.L.

While the side will not begin play in MLS until 2019, the 24-year-old, like Adi, will close the 2018 campaign in the second tier of U.S. soccer with FCC's USL side. The year-long loan will also require Cincy to either buy the defender or extend his loan for him to finish the 2019 season with the club. 

West Ham nearing £20m Thiago Maia deal

2018-08-02T02:56:30Z

West Ham are on the verge of topping the £100 million ($131m) mark on their summer spending spree with the club nearing the signing of Thiago Maia, according to The Sun

The Brazilian is set to make a £20m move to the Hammers from Lille and will bring an end to Manuel Pellegrini's search for a defensive midfielder. 

Emery ignoring Ramsey rumours

2018-08-02T02:14:21Z

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is focused on the club's Premier League preparations amid speculation over Aaron Ramsey, though he hopes the star midfielder remains at the Emirates.

Ramsey is out of contract at the end of the season and the Wales international has been linked with La Liga champions Barcelona and Premier League rivals Chelsea.

See what Emery had to say about his midfielder right here

Unhappy Sarri plans Willian talks

2018-08-02T01:08:55Z

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is "not happy" with Willian following the Brazilian's delayed return to the team following the World Cup. 

Willian has been linked with a number of top clubs, and while the Blues boss offered no updates on the player's future with the club, he did say he found the situation strange. 

Read more here

Kouyate swaps West Ham for Palace in £9.5m deal

2018-08-01T23:56:05Z

Crystal Palace have signed Senegal international midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate from Premier League rivals West Ham.

Palace confirmed the reported £9.5million deal on Wednesday, with Kouyate arriving on a four-year contract.

Read more here!

Mourinho knocked back over Bale & Kroos bids

2018-08-01T22:47:35Z

Real Madrid pair were the Special One's top targets for the summer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw enquiries over both Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale knocked back during this transfer window, reports Marca

Mourinho is keen to strengthen his United squad after failing to land the Premier League in either of his first two seasons at Old Trafford. 

But his efforts to sign the Real Madrid pair were given short shrift in the Spanish capital, with the Special One told that both Bale and Kroos were "not for sale". 

West Ham fail in Maxi Gomez bid

2018-08-01T22:47:28Z

West Ham have seen a £25 million ($32.8m) bid rebuffed for Celta's Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez, claims the Sun

Gomez represented his nation at the World Cup after a brilliant season in La Liga

And with Andy Carroll out, the Hammers have confirmed their interest in the striker and could yet improve their bid. 

Getty

Southgate to receive new England deal

2018-08-01T22:47:22Z

Gareth Southgate is set to be rewarded for England's World Cup heroics with a new improved contract, claims the Mirror

Southgate's young Three Lions defied all expectations by reaching the semi-finals in Russia 2018, eventually going out to Croatia after extra time. 

And England are ready to extend his contract beyond its current expiry in 2020, although Southgate is not expected to earn more than the Premier League average of £5 million a year.

Madrid to hold Modric meeting amid Inter approach

2018-08-01T22:47:12Z

Midfield star will decide his future after summit with Perez

Real Madrid star Luka Modric is gearing up for showdown talks with the club as interest from Inter intensifies, reports Gianluca Di Marzio

The Croatia midfielder has emerged as a shock option for the Italians who, like rivals Juventus, have been extremely active in the summer window. 

And the Nerazzurri are hoping Modric expresses his wish for a change of scenery to president Florentino Perez when the pair sit down at the weekend.

Man United turn to Yerry Mina after missing out on Maguire

2018-08-01T22:47:05Z

Barcelona's Yerry Mina is the latest defender to come under Manchester United's gaze after efforts to land Harry Maguire failed to bear fruit, according to the Mirror

Mina, 23, is expected to move on from Camp Nou after just six months as the Catalans must offload a non-EU player to meet La Liga squad regulations. 

And while Leicester have refused to negotiate their England defender, Barca are likely to prove far more amenable to United's approaches having already talked with Everton over a possible move.