Soccer transfers news summary: Saturday 10 July 2021
Transfer window live updates | Saturday 10 July 2021
- Barça boss Koeman "concerned" about Messi situation (full story)
- Man City reportedly keen on Griezmann (full story)
- AC Milan closing in on Chelsea's Giroud
- Arsenal confirm capture of Benfica defender Tavares
- Getafe sign Aleñà from Barcelona
- Nacho extends Real Madrid contract
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Juventus targeting Dybala extension
Gianluca Di Marzio reports that tying Paulo Dybala down to an extended contract is a "priority" for Juventus. Dybala, 27, is out of contract at the Serie A club in 2022.
Chiellini set to sign new Juve deal
Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini is to sign a one-year contract extension at Juventus next week, reports Fabrizio Romano. Chiellini, 36, has made over 500 appearances for the Serie A giants since 2005.
Juve look to lure Locatelli
Juventus will step up their attempts to sign Manuel Locatelli are are will to pay €40m for the Sassuolo and Italy midfielder claim La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Arsenal sign left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica
Arsenal have completed the signing of defender Nuno Tavares from Benfica.
The Gunners confirmed on Saturday that Tavares had joined on a long-term deal, with Arsenal having paid the Primeira Liga side a reported €8million plus add ons.
Left-back Tavares made 25 league appearances for Benfica, 17 of which were starts, and proved himself an impressive creative outlet.
The former Boca Juniors player has decided to continue his career and several teams in Major League Soccer are keen to sign him.
LaLiga have registered the player for the forthcoming season after FC Barcelona delivered a serious of guarantees relating to the club's salary limits.
Valencia eye Atlético Madrid midfielder Héctor Herrera
Valencia manager José Bordalás has asked for the Mexican midfielder for the 2021/22 LaLiga season.
Vinagre back to Portugal
The defender returns to Liga Nos and moves on loan to champions Sporting CP for the 2021/22 season from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.
West Ham interested in PSG keeper Areola
West Ham are in talks with PSG to sign Alphonse Areola, according to the Daily Mail.
PSG will announce the signing of Italy No 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free after Euro 2020, further limiting Areola's chances in Ligue 1.
West Ham are keen to take Areola on loan with a view to a permanent move.
Zouma touted to leave Chelsea
Kurt Zouma is expected to leave Chelsea this summer, the Daily Mail reports.
Jose Mourinho's Roma keen on a loan move for the centre-back. Premier League clubs Tottenham, Everton and Wolves are also showing interest.
New AS Roma boss Mourinho talks Kane
New Roma manager Jose Mourinho believes England striker Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham.
"Him signing a new contract, I don’t know. I would say that [Kane stays] probably is what is going to happen. I don’t see Mr Levy with the desire to sell him,” the former Spurs boss told TalkSport.
"Of course Harry was very clear before the Euros but I don’t see Levy open for that, but only they know."
Dortmund chief counting on Haaland
Borussia Dortmund sporting director, Michael Zorc, is counting on having Erling Haaland at the club for the new season.
Speaking to German outlet BILD, Zorc said: “Nothing has changed. We are still planning with Erling for the new season”.
Samp out to hold on to Damsgaard
Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Sampdoria are out to keep hold of Denmark international Mikkel Damsgaard at least until the end of the 2021/22 season, despite the player attracting a host of admirers after excelling at Euro 2020.
(Photo: Jesús Álvarez Orihuela/Diario AS)
Cádiz sign Osmajic
LaLiga club Cádiz have announced the signing of Montenegrin attacking midfielder Milutin Osmajic from Sutjeska Niksic. The 21-year-old, who has won one cap for Montenegro, has put pen to paper on a contract running until 2024.
United "in pole position" for Kane - report
Manchester United are “in pole position” to sign England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham, Football Insider reported on Friday. The media outlet cites a United source as saying that a deal with Spurs may well be possible this summer. Tottenham want £100m plus two United players for Kane, Football Insider claims.
(Photo: REUTERS/Carl Recine)
Arteta: Tavares "a player with great promise"
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has spoken of new signing Nuno Tavares' "promise" and "energy", telling the Premier League club's official website: "He is a young player with great promise who has developed very well with Benfica in recent seasons and has also shown his quality by being part of Portugal Under-21s. Nuno’s arrival will give the squad extra strength and options in defence, particularly with this energy on the left side of the pitch."
Arsenal sign Tavares
Arsenal have announced the signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica. The Portugal Under-21 defender, who moves to the Emirates Stadium for a reported 8m-euro initial fee, has signed a "long-term" contract, the Gunners say.
Barcelona, Atlético reportedly considering Griezmann-Ñíguez swap
Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona and Atlético Madrid are considering a swap deal involving forward Antoine Griezmann and midfielder Saúl Ñíguez. The journalist Javier G. Gómara says such a move remains “at an early stage” but “would benefit both parties”.
Griezmann, 30, spent five years at Atlético before joining Barça in 2019 in a 120m-euro move. Ñíguez, 26, who is under contract at Atleti until 2026, is being strongly tipped for a summer departure from Los Rojiblancos, for whom he has made over 300 appearances since graduating from the club’s youth set-up.
Bayern have "no chance" of Chiesa deal
Bayern Munich have “no chance” of signing Juventus’ Federico Chiesa this summer, Fabrizio Romano reports. Chiesa, who scored for Italy in their Euro 2020 semi-final win over Spain on Tuesday, is integral to returning Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri’s plans, Romano says.
Ceballos: "I want to succeed at Real Madrid"
Midfielder Dani Ceballos is on the front page of Saturday's print edition of AS, declaring his determination to make his Real Madrid career a success. Ceballos, 24, has spent the past two seasons on loan at Premier League club Arsenal.
Getafe sign Aleñà
Getafe have confirmed the permanent signing of Barcelona midfielder Carles Aleñà, who spent last season on loan at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Aleñà, 23, joins Los Azulones on a five-year deal, for a fee reportedly in the region of 5m euros.
Giroud nearing Milan move
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, 34, is reported to be close to ending his nine-year stay in the Premier League, with Serie A club AC Milan poised to snap up the Frenchman.
According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Giroud will join the Rossoneri for 2m euros, signing a two-year contract.
Transfer news live: welcome
Hello and welcome to our daily transfer news blog for Saturday 10 July 2021. We'll be doing our level best to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings in the transfer market as they break throughout the day.