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Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Champions League 2017-18
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Madrid want Lukaku as Ronaldo replacement

Real Madrid will try to sign Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United after Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus, Don Balon claims.

The European champions lost Ronaldo to Juve in a deal worth at least €100 million (£88m/$117m), meaning they will have to reinvest in their attack.

The club could turn to Lukaku to strengthen Julen Lopetegui's team, but the Belgian would likely knock Karim Benzema out of his position.

Ronaldo joins Juventus

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

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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Torreira joins Arsenal

Lucas Torreira has joined Arsenal from Sampdoria, both clubs have announced.

The defensive midfielder, who featured in every Uruguay game as they reached the World Cup quarter-finals, moves to the club for a €30m (£26m/$34m) fee.

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Torres to join Sagan Tosu

Fernando Torres has confirmed that he will sign for J-League club Sagan Tosu.

The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker left the Spanish club at the end of the 2017-18 season, following his emotional return to his boyhood team.

Torres had been in negotiations with Sagan Tosu several weeks ago , though talks reportedly fell through. However, a breakthrough in negotiations has seen the 34-year-old finally rubber-stamp his move to Japan.

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Southampton agree £13.5m deal for Man City keeper

Southampton have agreed a deal worth £13.5 million ($17.9m) with Manchester City to sign goalkeeper Angus Gunn, according to Sky Sports News.

Gunn impressed during a loan spell at Norwich last season, but first-team opportunities at the Etihad Stadium are unlikely to open up in the near future.

He will complete his move to St Mary’s once he has passed a medical and agreed personal terms, with Southampton due to pay an initial £10m ($13.2m), with £3.5m ($4.6m) in add-ons.

'Spurs target Grealish will have to be sold'

Tottenham target Jack Grealish will have to be sold by Aston Villa this summer, manager Steve Bruce has admitted.

Villa must raise £40 million if they are to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, after heavy spending led to an unsuccessful bid for promotion back to the Premier League last season.

Spurs are reportedly interested in securing a cut-price deal for the 22-year-old, with some suggesting they hope to agree a deal worth £20m for the versatile attacking midfielder.

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Icardi drops huge hint he's staying at Inter

Mauro Icardi has dropped a huge hint that he will stay at Inter Milan.

The Argentina striker has been heavily linked with an exit from the Serie A giants this summer, with Juventus and Real Madrid continually mooted as potential destinations.

However, Icardi has now issued a cryptic update on his Instagram page, posting two photos, one with the caption "to be continued".

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Juventus keen on Bernat

Juventus are considering a move for Bayern Munich's versatile left-sided player Juan Bernat, according to Tuttosport.

Despite a move for Cristiano Ronaldo dominating Juve's summer thinking, the club are also lining up Bernat as a potential signing, especially if Alex Sandro decides to leave. 

Chelsea to hijack City's Jorginho move

Chelsea could be set to hijack Manchester City's move for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to Tuttosport.

City were expected to land the 26-year-old, but the Italy international could now be set to follow Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge. 

The Blues feel their offer of €60 million (£53m/$70m) will be enough to pry Jorginho away from the Premier League champions. 

Some Chelsea fans have also taken notice of the fact that Jorginho's mother has followed the Blues on Instagram. 

Alaves want Madrid striker Mayoral

Alaves are interested in signing Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral, according to AS.

Mayoral has struggled for regular first-team football in the past two seasons, during a loan spell at Wolfsburg and then following his return to Madrid.

He has previously suggested he could leave Madrid this summer in search of more playing time and has been contacted by Alaves, who have also shown interest in Mayoral’s team-mates Achraf Hakimi and Marcos Llorente.

Lewandowski to stay at Bayern

Star striker Robert Lewandowski is set to stay with Bayern Munich, reports Bild

The 29-year-old was expected to depart the Bundesliga champions in the summer after his agent Pini Zahavi declared that he wanted a new challenge. 

But after a lacklustre World Cup with Poland, the giant offers required to prise Lewandowski from Bayern may not be forthcoming. 

Tottenham return for Malcom

Tottenham have again made contact with representatives for Bordeaux star Malcom, according to Le10Sport.

Spurs have also been directly in touch with the Ligue 1 side as they attempt to push through a deal for the Brazilian winger. 

Inter are also in the mix for the 21-year-old, and Chelsea could join the chase should Eden Hazard depart.  

Dortmund eye Zaha

Borussia Dortmund are looking at Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha as a replacement for Andriy Yarmolenko, reports The Sun.

Yarmolenko is poised to join West Ham, leaving the Bundesliga side in need of reinforcements on the wing. 

Zaha is believed to want a move to a big club again following a difficult spell at Manchester United from 2013 to 2015.

Man City move for Kovacic

Manchester City have made an enquiry for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, claims the Mirror

The Premier League champions have reached a stalemate with Napoli over a fee for Jorginho, and the Croatia international is an option should a deal for the Italy international fall through. 

Along with Kovacic, Miralem Pjanic of Juventus and Southampton’s Mario Lemina are also contingency plans for City.

€40m Arthur joins Barcelona

Barcelona have announced the €40 million (£35m/$47m) signing of Arthur from Gremio. 

The 21-year-old will move to the Camp Nou immediately despite being expected to stay at Gremio until January 2019. 

Arthur will help fill the midfield void left by Andres Iniesta and Paulinho. 

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Asensio to remain with Real Madrid

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is staying with the European giants, according to his agent, despite being linked to a move to Liverpool.

Talk of an exit grew loud enough during the World Cup that Asensio was asked directly about it, with the midfielder saying he would decide his future after Spain's World Cup was over.

On Monday, the midfielder stayed true to his word as Asensio's agent, Horacio Gaggioli, said the 22-year-old will remain with Madrid.

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Napoli keen on Darmian and Vrsaljko

Napoli are interested in signing full-backs Matteo Darmian and Sime Vrsaljko, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. 

With Faouzi Ghoulam out long term with an injury, the Partenopei have turned their attention to options from Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. 

Vrsaljko is also being targeted by Inter, while Darmian has been linked with a move to Juventus.

Plea to join Monchengladbach

Nice striker Alassane Plea is set to snub Premier League interest to join Borussia Monchengladbach, according to RP Online.

The 25-year-old had been targeted by West Ham, Everton, Tottenham and Newcastle, but appears to be making a move to the Bundesliga instead.

Fenerbahce interested in Bolasie

Fenerbahce are looking to sign Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, reports Sky Sports News.

The 29-year-old has been with Everton for two seasons, but a serious knee injury in 2016 has limited him to just 32 appearances.

Milan insist Suso won't join Inter

AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has said there is no chance that Suso will join up with rivals Inter. 

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Suso has become one of Milan's biggest stars over the past two seasons, tallying 13 goals and 16 assists over that time. 

Found in breach of Financial Fair Play and licensing regulations, Milan could be forced to sell a number of their stars this off-season. 

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