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21:53 EAT 21/07/2018
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Barcelona make £55m Willian bid

Barcelona have made a bid worth over £55 million ($72m) for Chelsea star Willian, according to Sky Sports.

The Spanish champions have improved on their previous two bids as they look to lure the Brazil international to Camp Nou.

Barca and Chelsea are still in talks over a potential deal for Willian, who had previously been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Man Utd plot £65m Maguire move

Manchester United are readying a £65 million ($85m) bid for Leicester defender Harry Maguire, reports the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils remain in the market for reinforcements at centre-half and consider a man who impressed for England at World Cup 2018 to be an ideal addition.

Richarlison set for £44m move to Everton

Everton look set to secure Richarlison after offering £44 million ($58m) for the Brazilian forward to Watford, according to the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old is expected to have a medical on Monday after agreeing terms over the weekend with the Goodison Park, who are coached by ex-Watford manager Marco Silva.

Chelsea and Tottenham had been linked with Richarlison in January and Watford will make a bumper £33m profit on the player they signed in 2017.

Benzema in talks to join Milan

Karim Benzema's agent has entered into talks with Milan over a possible move to the Serie A club from Real Madrid, reports Sky Sport.

The French striker is unsettled at the Santiago Bernabeu after dropping in and out of the first team last season. 

And his representative Ludovic Fattizzo has met with senior Milan figures to discuss a prospective deal, although Alvaro Morata and Ciro Immobile are younger options for the Rossoneri as they look to strengthen their strike-force. 

Dost signs with Sporting after contract termination

Bas Dost has returned to Sporting CP and signed a three-year contract just five weeks after rescinding his previous deal as a result of being attacked by fans in May.

The 29-year-old striker was one of nine players to cancel his contract as a result of the violence.

But, with former president Bruno De Carvalho ousted, Dost has returned and reached an agreement with Sporting after being assured of improved security.

Read the full story on Goal right here.

Real Madrid prepare £50m Trippier bid

Tottenham are anticipating a £50 million ($66m) bid from Real Madrid for right-back Kieran Trippier, reports the Sun .

Trippier has seen his stock rise dramatically after his strong World Cup for England and has become a target for the top clubs in England and abroad.

Spurs are expected to resist bids for the defender, however, having signed him to a five-year contract last summer.

Bayern bid $12m for MLS star Davies

Vancouver Whitecaps teenage star Alphonso Davies has attracted a $12 million (£9m) bid from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, according to The Athletic.

The 17-year-old has already been capped six times for Canada and earlier this month scored an amazing goal against D.C. United that brought more mainstream attention.

The Whitecaps are believed to want significantly more than Bayern are offering, which is threatening to derail the deal as the German club aren't willing to go higher for Davies.

'Man Utd can't afford Bale'

Manchester United will be priced out of any move for Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid star’s wages, says fellow Welshman Craig Bellamy.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the 29-year-old forward, but he is now being backed to stay put in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Check out what Bellamy has had to say on the exit talk here.

Barcelona to consider Mignolet move

Barcelona will consider a move for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, if they sell Jasper Cillessen for €30 million (£27m/$35m), according to Marca .

Cillessen is keen to leave in search of regular first-team football and, if his valuation is met, Barca will agree to let him go before looking for a new back-up for first choice Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels is reportedly the favoured target, but Liverpool’s Mignolet is also an option following Brazil international Alisson’s transfer to Anfield.

Golovin's Chelsea move 'confirmed'

Aleksandr Golovin looks to be on his way to Chelsea, if a social media post from former CSKA Moscow team-mate Sergey Chepchugov is anything to go by.

Russia international Golovin has been linked with a move to a major European side after impressing for his country in their surprise run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

The 22-year-old has been widely tipped to join Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea, with the Blues having already moved to strengthen their midfield options with the signing of Jorginho from Napoli.

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No transfer push from Man Utd target Perisic

Ivan Perisic has offered no indication to Inter boss Luciano Spalletti that he will be pushing for a summer move to Manchester United.

Having spent much of the transfer window 12 months ago being heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, the Croatia international is reported to be back on the Red Devils’ transfer radar .

He committed to a new five-year contract with Inter in September 2017 and Spalletti claims to have held positive talks regarding the 29-year-old’s future.

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Mina planning Barcelona stay

Yerry Mina admits he has received offers but would prefer to stay at Barcelona and win over head coach Ernesto Valverde.

The Colombia international confirmed this week he had been in touch with Everton about the prospect of a transfer to the Premier League.

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Herrera hints at new Man Utd contract

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes he is at “the best team in the UK” and is eager to agree a contract extension.

The 28-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his current deal at Old Trafford.

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Boga joins Sassuolo

Serie A club Sassuolo have completed the permanent signing of Jeremie Boga from Chelsea.

The midfielder made just one senior appearance for the Blues and, after various loan spells including last season at Birmingham City, now heads to Italy to start a new chapter in his career.

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Keita turned down Barcelona & Bayern

Naby Keita rejected interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich to link up with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

The midfielder completed his move from RB Leipzig to the Reds in the off-season for £48 million ($64m), and he has now revealed that he turned down two European giants to seal a switch to Anfield.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Krychowiak set for Lokomotiv move

Lokomotiv Moscow are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a deal to sign Poland international midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, reports RMC Sport .

Krychowiak spent last season on loan at West Brom and was recently linked with a move to Liverpool to add depth to Jurgen Klopp’s squad following the departure of Emre Can to Juventus.

However, Krychowiak could now be on his way to Russia, with Lokomotiv discussing a permanent deal with PSG after initially wanting the player on loan.

Chelsea blow as Golovin closes in on Monaco move

Russia star Aleksandr Golovin is closing in on a move to Monaco, according to L'Equipe .

Chelsea had been leading the race for the CSKA Moscow forward but he is now apparently on the verge of signing for the Ligue 1 club instead, with Strasbourg midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou also close to joining.

Atletico Madrid want Giroud

Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio .

The 31-year-old was an ever-present in Didier Deschamps' starting XI as France won the World Cup and Atletico chiefs want to recreate his partnership with their star man Antoine Griezmann.

Chelsea could well be happy to offload Giroud as they step up their pursuit of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain - who has previously worked with new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli.

Schurrle 'in talks' over Dortmund exit

Andre Schurrle could be on his way out of Borussia Dortmund after the club admitted he is "in talks" with another side.

The Germany international missed his side's win over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup to sort out his future.

Read the full story here

Kante and PSG in discussions

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Paris Saint-Germain are in discussions to bring the midfielder to France but face an uphill battle in completing the deal, reports Le Parisien .

The Blues have slapped a price tag of around £98 million ($129m) on Kante, and PSG would need to sell Angel Di Maria, Goncalo Guedes and Jese, among others, to finance the move.

However, Kante’s representatives and PSG sporting director Antero Henrique are in advanced talks over a contract, and PSG has previously managed to fit in expensive signings before, landing both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar last summer.

L'Equipe , meanwhile, reports that Mbappe has endorsed a move for Kante having played alongside him in France's World Cup win.

Sarri wants three from Juventus

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants to raid Juventus and sign three of their players, according to Corriere dello Sport .

Daniele Rugani is apparently closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge, while Gonzalo Higuain is another to have been requested by former Napoli head coach Sarri.

And Miralem Pjanic is also seen as a player who would improve Sarri's Chelsea squad, although it's unlikely that Juve would entertain the idea of selling the midfielder.

Napoli in Cavani offer

Napoli have made an offer to the agent of Edinson Cavani over a return to the Serie A side, Tuttosport reports.

Cavani spent three years in Naples before his move to PSG and the Uruguayan is apparently open to the idea of a return.

The side who finished second place in the Serie A table last season have apparently offered Cavani €7 million (£6m/$8m) per season and a contract until 2022, but are yet to have agreed a deal with PSG.

Chelsea make contact over Higuain

Chelsea have made initial contacts with Juventus over Gonzalo Higuain, reports Sky Italia .

Juventus need to sell players after their acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this month in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is thought to be interested in a reunion with Higuain, who he managed at Napoli.

Everton make £22m Digne bid

Everton have made a £22 million ($29m) offer for Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne though the Catalan side do not want to sell, report the Mirror .

New Toffees manager Marco Silva believes Digne could be the successor to Leighton Baines at the position.

Digne is thought to be unsettled after his lack of playing time cost him a place in France’s World Cup squad.

Chelsea add Hart to shortlist

Chelsea are weighing up a surprise £5 million bid for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart as they look for replacements for Thibaut Courtois, reports the Sun .

Hart failed to impress with both Torino and West Ham while on loan the last two seasons.

However, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri sees Hart as appealing because of his low price tag and that he would add to their Premier League homegrown player count.

Premier League clubs chase Atlanta’s Almiron

Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron has drawn the interest of West Ham and Newcastle United, according to the Sun .

Almiron, who wants a move to England, is in talks over a £10 million ($13m) move, but Atlanta would prefer not to sell during the MLS season.

A move might be more likely in the winter, and if the Hammers are the ones to land the Paraguay international, it may speed up Newcastle manager’s Rafa Benitez’s exit from the club.

Aston Villa consider Henry for manager

Thierry Henry is on the Aston Villa shortlist to replace Steve Bruce should a change be needed, according to the Daily Mail .

Villa’s new owners are ready to inject cash into the club and are deciding on whether they wish to bring in their own manager.

Henry was an assistant coach for Belgium’s third-place finish at the 2018 World Cup and it is uncertain if he would be interested in the Villa position.

Spurs to abandon Zaha pursuit for Grealish

Tottenham are ready to move on from their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha and target Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish instead, reports the Sun .

Crystal Palace have attached a £70 million ($92m) price tag to the Ivory Coast attacker, and Spurs have balked at that amount.

While Spurs have refused to meet Aston Villa’s £40m asking price for Grealish, it is thought the cash-strapped Championship club need the funds from the sale and will lower that demand.

Roma agree personal terms with Malcom

Roma have agreed to personal terms with Bordeaux’s Malcom, and have tabled an offer for him, reports Sky Italia .

The Serie A club have made a bid of €35 million (£31.3m/$41m) for the attacker and expect a response in the next 24 to 48 hours, while Everton and Inter are also thought to be interested in the player.