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Madrid eye big-name Ronaldo replacements


Real Madrid are targeting Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard as potential replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Sports Illustrated.

The European champions lost Ronaldo to Juventus in a deal worth at least €100 million (£88m/$117m) on Tuesday, leaving a massive hole in their attack.

Madrid are hoping that either Neymar or Mbappe will demand a move away from Paris Saint-Germain, forcing the Ligue 1 champions to sell. 


Barcelona to sign €35m Lenglet


Barcelona are set to complete the signing of Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet in a deal worth €35 million (£31m/$41m).

The Blaugrana paid Lenglet's full €35m release clause after failing to negotiate a lower fee for the 23-year-old, with the signing likely to be made official Wednesday.

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Chelsea close in on €58m Jorginho & Sarri


Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Jorginho and appoint Maurizio Sarri as manager after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis apologised to Manchester City for the delay in completing a move for the midfielder.

City had been aiming to complete a £50 million (€56m/$66.3m) deal to sign Jorginho, with De Laurentiis confirming he has accepted an offer from the Premier League champions.

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Layun gets move to Villarreal


Villarreal have strengthened their defensive options with the signing of Miguel Layun from Porto for a reported €4 million.

The 30-year-old Mexico international joins the Yellow Submarine on a three-year deal, and will act as a replacement for Antonio Rukavina, who moved to Astana last week.

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Lindelof draws loan interest


A number of European sides are interested in taking Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof on loan, claims The Sun.

The 23-year-old failed to lock down a starting role in his first season at Old Trafford, and Lindelof's former side Benfica are among the teams looking to sign him on loan. 

However, Jose Mourinho sees the Sweden international as a key part of his plans, and wants to give him more playing time next season.


West Ham sign £17.5m Yarmolenko from Dortmund


West Ham have completed the signing of winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund.

The 28-year-old Ukraine international makes the move to the Premier League club after spending a single season in the Bundesliga.

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Dortmund sign Hakimi on loan


Borussia Dortmund have signed Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi on a two-year loan deal.

The Morocco international, who can play at both right-back and on the right of midfield, has been in Real's youth system since 2006, and made 17 appearances in all competitions last season.

But the 19-year-old will continue his development in the Bundesliga, however, as he seeks regular first-team football.

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Barcelona in Paris for Rabiot


Barcelona have sent a delegation to Paris in an attempt to seal a deal for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Liga giants have allowed Paulinho to join Guangzhou Evergrande, while Andres Iniesta has also left the club.

Rabiot, who missed out on France's World Cup squad, is apparently unhappy with his role at the Parc des Princes, although PSG are keen to convince him to stay put.


Arsenal sign £7m Guendouzi from Lorient


Arsenal have confirmed they have signed 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient.

The defensive midfielder started his career at Paris Saint-Germain but made his breakthrough at Lorient in the French top flight in 2016.

The France Under-20 international signs for a fee reportedly around €8m (£7m/$9m), plus bonuses.

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No offers for Man Utd target Rebic - Bobic


Eintracht Frankfurt have not received any offers for star striker Ante Rebic, Fredi Bobic says, but the Bundesliga side's sporting director admits they will struggle to hold on to him if any arrive in the close season.

Reports that Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Napoli are all watching him have recently emerged, adding to reported interest from Bayern Munich.

Although Rebic has three years on his contract with Frankfurt, Bobic is not ruling out a big offer forcing his club's hand.

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Ronaldo approached Juventus, says Marotta


Cristiano Ronaldo made the first move to start negotiations with Juventus over his shock switch from Real Madrid, chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has revealed.

The 33-year-old joined the Serie A side in a move worth €100m (£88m/$117m) plus €12m (£11m/$14m) in additional charges, while he committed to a four-year contract that will see him net €30 million (£27m/$35m) each season.

While his agent, Jorge Mendes, was in talks with the Bianconeri over Joao Cancelo's move to Turin, the forward made first contact with the Italian champions, leaving them with an easy decision to make.

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Liverpool open talks for £13m Shaqiri


Liverpool are hopeful of completing a deal for Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri this month, Goal can confirm.

Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland international as one who can bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in the 26-year-old's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one.

Goal understands Shaqiri will be available for around £13 million ($17m) following the Potters' relegation from the Premier League, and that the former Bayern Munich man is keen on a move to Anfield.

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Chelsea near €40m Rugani deal


Juventus have accepted Chelsea's offer of €40 million (£35m$47m) for defender Daniele Rugani, reports Mediaset Premium.

Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri managed Rugani during his time at Empoli, and requested the 23-year-old at Stamford Bridge. 

Though he is considered to have a bright future, Rugani has failed land a regular starting role during his time at Juve.


Arp agrees Bayern contract


Hamburg striker Jann-Fiete Arp has agreed a contract to join Bayern Munich, reports Bild.

The 18-year-old is one of the brightest talents in German football and turned down a move to Chelsea last summer.

Tottenham were also previously linked with an approach, but Arp appears keen to join Bayern, who must now negotiate a deal with Hamburg.


Seri to seal shock Fulham move


Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri is set to join Fulham, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. 

The 26-year-old has become one of Europe's most sought-after players, with Roma, Napoli, Chelsea and Arsenal just a few of the clubs linked. 

Instead, however, the Ivory Coast international will join the newly-promoted Cottagers in a deal worth €20 million (£18m/$23m).


Bale likely to stay at Madrid


After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, Gareth Bale will likely stay at Real Madrid, according to AS.

Much like Ronaldo, Bale indicated he was unsettled at Madrid following the club's Champions League triumph over Liverpool in May. 

But with more playing time likely available after Ronaldo's exit, there is a mutual desire between Madrid and Bale for the Welshman to stay put. 


Liverpool target Krychowiak


Liverpool are eyeing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as a potential replacement for Emre Can, claims The Sun.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at West Brom, where he made 31 appearances for the Baggies. 

With his future at PSG unclear, Jurgen Klopp could swoop for the Poland international to improve his midfield depth. 


PSG yet to make Kante offer


Paris Saint-Germain have made Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante their top summer target but have yet to make an offer, according to Le10Sport.

The Ligue 1 champions have been put off by the uncertainty at Chelsea, with Antonio Conte still in charge but Maurizio Sarri likely to replace him as manager. 

PSG are prepared to offer Kante a yearly salary worth between €12 million and €15m (£11m-£13m/$14m-$18m).


Everton close in on €24m Mina


Everton are nearing a €24 million (£21m/$28m) move for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina, Goal understands. 

The Colombia international has featured sparingly for the Blaugrana since his January move from Palmeiras, and is not part of the team's plans moving forward.

But Mina's stellar World Cup has convinced Everton that he can be a mainstay at the club moving forward. 

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Newcastle reject West Ham bid for Lascelles


Newcastle have rejected a bid rising to £25 million (€28m/$33m) from West Ham for centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, according to Sky Sports News.

The 24-year-old has generated interest from several Premier League clubs after turning in a stellar 2017-18 campaign for the Magpies. 

But Newcastle continue to insist that Lascelles is not for sale. 


Man City sign £60m Mahrez


Manchester City have wrapped up the £60 million (€68m/$80m) signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester.

The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after nearly joining them during the January transfer window.

Mahrez was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2015-16 after leading the Foxes to an improbable league title.

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Valencia target Fernandes


Valencia are hoping to sign Russian World Cup hero Mario Fernandes from CSKA Moscow, reports UOL Esporte.

The right-back was a key reason Russia advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals, and CSKA are bracing for interest in the Brazil-born player from across Europe.

CSKA would likely demand at least €20 million (£18m$23m) in any deal for the 27-year-old. 


Ronaldo joins Juventus


Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a sensational move from Real Madrid to Juventus. 

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Ronaldo will join the Serie A champions in a deal worth €100 million (£88m/$117m).

The 33-year-old leaves Madrid as one of the club's all-time greats, scoring an incredible 451 goals in 438 games with the Blancos.

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