Liverpool debutant Konate promises progress after pre-season draw
Newly-signed Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate says he's excited to see the team improve after his first pre-season appearance.
Konate feature against Stuttgart on Tuesday in his first appearance for the Reds after signing from RB Leipzig.
Firmino vulnerable to Liverpool contract snub (The Athletic)
The Reds may have to let one of their top attackers leave as they look to evolve
Roberto Firmino is at risk of not receiving an acceptable contract offer from Liverpool with the club determining that extending him, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane isn't realistic, writes The Athletic.
Firmino, 29, has entered the final two years of his current deal, and the Reds are said to prefer a younger alternative when it expires.
Everton welcome Begovic
Hennessey joins Burnley
Carson accepts one-year Man City contract
Manchester City goalkeeper Scott Carson has agreed to a one-year contract extension, the club has announced on its official website.
He doesn't suit up often, but the 35-year-old is still seen as a leadership figure in the dressing room, particularly among fellow shot-stoppers.
Everton announce Townsend signing
Everton have revealed the signing of Andros Townsend on a two-year deal, with the winger reuniting with manager Rafa Benitez after playing under the Spaniard at Newcastle.
He joins from Crystal Palace, who released him after last season, and has credited the presence of Benitez as a primary reason for his arrival.
Wilson expected to be next Liverpool departure
Liverpool confirm Awoniyi deal completion
Juventus set €40m asking price for Everton-linked Demiral
Juventus have set a €40 million (£35m/$47m) asking price for Everton-linked defender Merih Demiral, Goal can confirm.
The Bianconeri paid €18m (£16m/$21m) to bring Demiral to Turin from Sassuolo in 2019, but he has since been unable to earn a regular place in the starting XI.
Chelsea wonderkid Bate close to joining Leeds
Lewis Bate is close to joining Leeds United from Chelsea after rejecting a contract offer to remain at Stamford Bridge, Goal can confirm.
The 18-year-old is widely regarded as the most talented midfielder from his age group to emerge from the club's academy set-up last season.
Ajer passes Brentford medical
BREAKING: Kristoffer Ajer has passed a medical at Brentford ahead of joining the Premier League club from Celtic in a £13.5m deal👇— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) July 20, 2021
Oostende confirm free Amade transfer
KV Oostende have confirmed the signing of German prospect Alfons Amade from Hoffenheim on a free transfer.
The 21-year-old will look to get more playing time in Belgium's first division.
Onyeka unveiled by Brentford
PSG yet to contact Man Utd for Pogba (MEN)
No approach from France for Red Devils star
Manchester United are yet to receive an approach from Paris Saint-Germain for Paul Pogba, claims the Manchester Evening News.
Talk of a France international midfielder heading back to his homeland has resurfaced, but there has been no contact between Ligue 1 giants and Premier League heavyweights.
Hughes yet to sign new Watford contract
Will Hughes is yet to commit his future to Watford by signing a new contract.
The Watford Observer claims that the offer of a new five-year deal is on the table, but a talented 26-year-old midfielder is stalling on putting pen to paper.
Spurs line up Lamela-Gil swap deal
Tottenham are lining up a swap deal involving Erik Lamela and Bryan Gil, Goal can confirm.
An Argentine midfielder will head to Sevilla while a 20-year-old Spanish winger moves in the opposite direction.
Ginter wanted by La Liga heavyweights
World Cup winner Matthias Ginter is wanted by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, claims Sky Sport Deutschland.
The Germany international defender has entered the final year of his contract at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Barca working on Braithwaite deal with Wolves
Barcelona remain keen on getting Martin Braithwaite off their books this summer.
Sport claims that a move to Wolves could be put in place, with Jorge Mendes charged with the task of making a switch to England happen.
Dortmund have no interest in Abraham
The Athletic reports that German giants Borussia Dortmund have no interest in Tammy Abraham.
With Chelsea looking into a move for Erling Haaland, the Blues had been hoping that an England international striker could help to sweeten that deal.
Barca and Juve explore Griezmann-Dybala swap
Barcelona and Juventus are, according to L'Equipe, exploring the option of swapping Antoine Griezmann for Paulo Dybala.
Both men are seeing moves mooted this summer and it could be that they trade places at Camp Nou and the Allianz Stadium.
Man Utd target three more signings
Manchester United want three more signings before the summer transfer window closes, claims the Manchester Evening News.
The Red Devils already have a deal in place for Jadon Sancho and are being heavily linked with the likes of Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier.
Departure from Eintracht
Bayern in talks over deal for Barca's Sergi Roberto
Bayern Munich have entered into talks with Barcelona over a possible loan deal for Sergi Roberto that would potentially include an option to buy, sources have confirmed to Goal and SPOX.
The Bundesliga club, who are also in contact with the right-back's agent via an intermediary, are keen to sign a new right-sided full-back and have also considered Sergi Roberto's team-mates Sergino Dest or Emerson, albeit a move for either appears unlikely to happen.
Sergi Roberto's contract expires next summer and Barcelona do not want him to leave without a fee, with transfer discussions potentially boosted by a positive relationship between the clubs following the loan deal for Philippe Coutinho in 2019-20.
Burnley interested in Lyon's Cornet
Lyon left-back Maxwel Cornet is the subject of interest from Burnley - according to L'Equipe.
The Clarets have already contacted the French outfit over a possible deal, but will have to pay €13 million (£11m/$15m) to land the 24-year-old.
Cornet is contracted to Lyon until 2023, and played 36 Ligue 1 matches for the club last season.
Leicester optimistic over Tielemans contract
Leicester City are optimistic over a new contract for Youri Tielemans - according to The Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old only has two years remaining on his current deal, but the Foxes are eager to tie him down to fresh terms.
Tielemans, who has been linked with Liverpool, helped Leicester win the FA Cup for the first time in their history in 2020-21.
Real's Odriozola considering Milan loan
Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola is considering a loan move to Milan - according to El Transistor.
The Blancos are open to sanctioning the 25-year-old's departure, with an option to buy likely to be included in any final agreement.
Odriozola is contracted to remain at Real until 2024, but only played 13 league games for the club last term.
Rennes 'open' to selling Man Utd-linked Camavinga
Rennes president Nicolas Holveck says the club are "open" to selling Manchester United-linked midfielder Eduardo Camavinga this summer.
Camavinga has emerged as one of the top young prospects in European football since breaking into the Rennes senior squad as a 16-year-old in 2019.
A number of high-profile potential suitors are being credited with an interest in the Frenchman, including United, and Hovleck has now responded to the speculation surrounding his future.
Read the full story on Goal.
Roma prepping fresh offer for Xhaka
AS Roma are preparing their new bid to sign Granit Xhaka. They’re now feeling confident as personal terms are agreed, Xhaka is pushing to join Roma as priority... and he knows how strongly Mourinho wants him 🔴🇨🇭 #ASRoma #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 20, 2021
Arsenal are open to sell Xhaka after signing Lokonga.
Liverpool confirm Grujic's move to Porto
Hudson-Odoi ready to fight for Chelsea future (The Sun)
Blues star doesn't want summer switch
Callum Hudson-Odoi has no desire to leave Chelsea and is ready to fight for his future at Stamford Bridge, reports The Sun.
The England international has been linked with Bayern Munich, potentially as part of a trade deal involving Kingsley Coman, but he intends to stick around in west London.
New signing for Bees
Barca want Premier League deal for Griezmann
According to Sport, Barcelona will not be doing a deal with Atletico Madrid for Antoine Griezmann.
Instead, the Camp Nou giants want to find a Premier League buyer for a World Cup-winning forward.
New arrival at BVB
First signing of the summer
Bale to remain at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale has taken the decision to remain at Real Madrid and see out his contract, reports AS.
The Wales international has seen a summer switch and early retirement mooted, but he now wants to figure in Carlo Ancelotti's plans.
Johnstone on Arsenal's radar
West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone remains on Arsenal's recruitment radar, claims Sky Sports.
No approach from the Gunners has been made for Sheffield United shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale, but another England star is in their sights.
Liverpool's Grujic closing in on Porto switch
Liverpool are working on their outgoings in order to sign new players in the next weeks. Marko Grujić will be announced as new Porto player - agreement completed. 🔴 #LFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 20, 2021
Grujić will sign until June 2026 and wanted to re-join Porto on a long term project, after Sassuolo bid.
Napoli set €30m Insigne price tag
Napoli have set a €30 million (£26m/$35m) price tag for star forward Lorenzo Insigne - according to Corriere Dello Sport.
The Italian giants are ready to offer the 30-year-old a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in 12 months time.
However, Napoli have also outlined their valuation of Insigne just in case he decides against penning fresh terms ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
Atletico interested in Wolves striker Mir
Wolves striker Rafa Mir is the subject of interest from Atletico Madrid - according to The Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old hasn't played a league game for the Wanderers in three years, but impressed on loan at Huesca last season.
Atletico are now ready to swoop for Mir, with Wolves ready to cash in on the forward before he becomes a free agent in 2022.
Barcelona target Van de Beek (Mundo Deportivo)
Man Utd star touted for Camp Nou switch
Barcelona have identified Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek as a transfer target - according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish giants are considering a loan bid for the 24-year-old, who has struggled at Old Trafford since his £35 million ($48m) move from Ajax in 2020.
Van de Beek is the latest in a long line of midfielders to be linked with Barca, alongside the likes of Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez and Lille star Renato Sanches.
Tottenham to sign Gollini from Atalanta
Tottenham are set to sign Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta as new goalkeeper, confirmed and here we go! ⚪️🇮🇹 #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2021
Details: loan until 2022 + option to extend the loan until 2023 + buy option for Spurs [€15m].
Buy option could become obligation in case of some targets achieved.
LAFC to sign Arango
Christian "Chicho" Arango (26) se va a jugar al @LAFC de la @MLS tras una oferta que aceptó @MillosFCoficial imposible de rechazar. En el club Los Angeles están Eddie Segura, Eduard Atuesta y Jesus Murillo. Todos los éxitos a un gran jugador y ser humano— Cesar Augusto Londoño (@cesaralo) July 19, 2021
River Plate announce Pratto exit
Leicester seek Tielemans extension
Leicester City will intensify their efforts to tie Youri Tielemans to a longer deal at the club, reports the Daily Mail.
The Belgian has just two years left on his contract, and extending is seen as one of the Foxes' top priorities this summer.
Chelsea line up two Haaland alternatives
Chelsea have identified two potential forward signings should they fail to prise Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, claims the Express.
Stuttgart’s Austrian striker Sasa Kalajdzic and Bayern legend Robert Lewandowski are both on the Blues' radar, with Dortmund reluctant to sell their gem.
Varane confirms wish to play for Man Utd (Fabrizio Romano)
Frenchman is keen for new experience away from Madrid
Raphaël Varane and his agents confirmed to Real Madrid his desire to try a new experience in the Premier League. He’ll be respectful waiting for the club agreement - but he wants Man United. 🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2021
Varane also confirmed to Man Utd he’d be ‘ready’ to accept their contract bid.
Villarreal lead race for Danjuma
Villarreal are in pole position to secure the signing of Bournemouth's Arnaut Danjuma, claims the Sun.
The 24-year-old has also attracted attention from several Premier League clubs following Bournemouth's failure to win promotion back to the top flight in 2020-21.
Man Utd & Liverpool set to battle for Saul (Daily Mail)
Atletico star's reported Barca move has run into difficulties
Manchester United and Liverpool could go head to head in the battle for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez's signature, reports the Daily Mail.
Saul was reportedly close to a move to Barcelona in a deal which would see Antoine Griezmann return to the capital, but the swap move has now run into trouble, attracting interest from the Premier League pair.