Soccer transfers news summary: Monday 5 July 2021
Summer transfer market: live updates - 5 July
- PSG agree personal terms with Sergio Ramos over Ligue 1 move (full story)
- Barcelona free up Umtiti and Pjanic to help keep Messi
- AC Milan weighing up a move for Isco (full details)
- Arsenal great Patrick Vieira signs on as Crystal Palace coach
- Germany star Gosens plays down Barcelona transfer talk (more details)
"A monument in Paris"
Tuesday’s edition of the French sports daily L’Équipe leads with Sergio Ramos’ seemingly imminent move to Paris Saint-Germain, describing the former Real Madrid captain as a “leader and a heavyweight reinforcement for PSG”. It adds: “His arrival represents an XXL signing.”
Ramos, 35, arrived in the French capital on Monday to undergo a medical ahead of a free-transfer move to the Parc des Princes (full story).
Kane yet to speak to new Spurs boss Nuno with full focus on Euros
Harry Kane has described Nuno Espirito Santo as a "great manager" but will hold off from speaking to his new Tottenham boss until after England's Euro 2020 campaign.
The 27-year-old's club future has been a hot topic of debate after admitting in May he feels at a "crossroads" in his career following another trophyless campaign with Spurs.
Kane, who has spent the past 17 years with the north London club aside from four loan spells away, is a rumoured target for Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Paul Pogba's entourage in talks with PSG
RMC Sport report that the Manchester United player's representative have started negotiations with the French club. Pogba has one year left on his current deal with United.
Lazio to sign teenage sensation from Mallorca
According to Fabrizio Romano, Lazio have reached an agreement with LaLiga club Mallorca to buy 16-year-old Luka Romero.
The Argentine looks set to join the Serie A outfit over the coming days.
Sergio Ramos' presentation as a new PSG player could be on Wednesday. He will sign a two-year deal with the French club.
Ancelotti back at Valdebebas
The Italian tactician took charge of his first pre-season training session following his return to the club. In his first spell, Ancelotti delivered the long-awaited Decima to the Bernabéu trophy room.
And that news from earlier is now official, Jocelyn Gourvennec has been installed as the new manager of Ligue 1 champions Lille.
Meanwhile, some potentially big news coming in from France, where Kylian Mbappé has reportedly told PSG he won't sign a new deal and will see out the final year of his current contract before scarpering.
Read the full story here
Sevilla sign Dmitrovic
Liga side Sevilla have completed the signing of Serbia keeper Marko Dmitrovic from Eibar.
Atlético sign Marcos Paulo
The Liga champions have agreed a deal with the Portugal youth international winger, who joins from Fluminense.
Rennes snap up Badé
Ligue 1 side Rennes have completed the signing of Lens central defender Loïc Badé for a fee of around €20m
Former Bordeaux and Guingamp manager Jocelyn Gourvennec has emerged as the front runner to take over at Ligue 1 champions Lille, following the departure of title-winning coach Christophe Galtier for Nice.
Bale back with a bang?
The Welshman has one year left on his contract at Madrid and enjoyed a profitable relationship with Carlo Ancelotti at the beginning of his Bernabéu career. Who could begrudge the man a decent swansong?
Arséne Wenger has backed calls for the World Cup to be held every two years and the number of qualifying games to to be cut down. "We want to reduce the number of games – that's very important because we can see the condition of the players."
"Koeman-Griezmann meeting to discuss Griezmann's sale"
The Spanish television show El Chiringuito de Jugones reports that Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman has been holding talks with Blaugrana forward Antoine Griezmann with a view to offloading the France international this summer.
Mbappé told to leave PSG if he wants to emulate Cristiano and Messi
Nicolas Anelka feels that PSG star Kylian Mbappé, who is being tipped for a move to Real Madrid, will have to leave Paris to further his career.
PSG next stop for Hakimi
The Moroccan international is heading for the French capital to carry out his medical with the Ligue 1 giants ahead of putting pen to paper and conclude the move from Inter.
Granero hangs up the boots
Esteban Granero has called time on his football career with the former Real Madrid, Espanyol and Real Sociedad confirming the news via his Twitter account.
Celta confirm Cervi
The former Rosario Central and Benfica winger joins the Galician side and has signed a deal through to 2026.
Dimitrovic unveiled by Sevilla
The Serbian stopper moved to Sevilla on a free after 130 appearances for former club SD Eibar and will stay at the Sanchez Pizjuan through to 2025.
Atleti move Vitolo to Getafe on loan
LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid have confirmed that the Canary Islander has renewed his deal through to 2024 but will be sent to Getafe on loan for the 2021-22 season.
Guendouzi bids farewell to Arsenal
The 22-year-old central player leaves Arsenal and is expected to move to Olympique Marseille in Ligue 1.
Spinazzola absence prompts Mou to look at Marcelo
Leonardo Spinazzola wll be out of action for AS Roma for an expected six months after sustaining a serious Achilles heel injury at Euro 2020 with the left back's absence prompting new boss Mourinho to consider Real Madrid's Marcelo as an alternative.
Barcelona loan Portugal international Trincao to Wolves
Francisco Trincao featured 42 times for Barcelona in all competitions last season, but the young winger will spend next season in England with Wolves.
Insigne interest as Italy star fails to sign extension
The current Napoli striker is being linked with FC Barcelona and Tottenham after failing to sign an extension with the Serie A club maintain Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport.
Pjanic on the streets of London
The current Barcelona midfielder is surplus to requirements at the Catalan club with North London being touted as a possible destination with Spurs new director of football Fabio Paratici an admirer of the Bosnian international from his time at Juve.
Podolski to Brazil?
After recent spells in Japan and Turkey, the veteran striker has been linked with another destination with Brazilian side Fortaleza linked with the German forward.
Paratici keen to keep Kane
Spurs new director of football Paratici claims not to have spoken with the striker currently on Euro 2020 duty with England but once again, has reiterated the club's intention to retain the player.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan club has offered them the chance to leave for free to help them balance the books with a Serie A return possible for Pjanic.
Former Arsenal legend Viera unveiled at Palace
The Londonders confirmed a Premier League return for Viera following mixed fortunes as manager of NYCFC (MLS) and Ligue 1 side Nice.
Camavinga exit with United interested
The French international who was linked with a move with Real Madrid, looks poised to leave Rennes this summer with a move to the North of England on the cards. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that the Premier League side are in pole position to acquire the teenager's signature.
According to Le Parisien, PSG have agreed a deal with Sergio Ramos and also expect to announce the arrival of Achraf Hakimi this week.
Ballotelli to Turkey?
Former Inter, Manchester City, Liverpool and more recently Brescia and Monza player Mario Ballotelli is set to look to Turkey as the base to re-launch his career. The striker is rumored to be in advanced talks with new top flight Adana Demrispor with club president Murat Sancak claiming that the player is anxious to kick-start his career and secure a place with the Azzurri at the World Cup.
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