Soccer transfers news summary: Sunday 11 July 2021
Transfer window live updates | Sunday 11 July 2021
- Messi seemingly set for Barcelona stay (full story)
- Manchester City reportedly eyeing Barça's Griezmann (full details)
- Chelsea, Milan reported to have "verbal agreement" over striker Giroud
- Juve unwilling to sell Chiesa as Bayern eye Italy winger
- Arsenal announce signing of Benfica defender Tavares
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Barcelona linked with Renato Sanches
According to Sport10, Barcelona are keeping a close eye on midfielder Renato Sanches. Sanches, 23, who helped Lille to the Ligue 1 title last season, impressed for Portugal at Euro 2020.
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Thomas Tuchel wants Erling Haaland at Chelsea
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants the club's hierarchy to get a deal for Erling Haaland done “immediately”, according to Bild.
The report, however, states the German club are planning to still have the Norwegian at Dortmund for the new season as they have slapped a £150m price tag on their star striker.
Di Lorenzo to Manchester ?
Manchester United are ready to spend £17m to sign Napoli's right-back Giovanni di Lorenzo following the Euro 2020 final, reports Il Napolista.
Chelsea have joined the race for Rennes teenage talent Eduardo Camavinga, alongside Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid, according to Le Parisien
Cádiz snap up Varazdat Haroyan
The Armenia international central defender has joined Cádiz from Astana, signing a two-year contract at the Nuevo Mirandilla.
Antoine Griezmann will accept a transfer away from Barcelona as long as it is to a competitive side, with Atlético Madrid's Saúl a possible swap option.
Marseille confirm Pau López loan
Ligue 1 club Marseille have announced a deal with Roma to take goalkeeper Pau López on loan for the 2021/22 season. L'OM will also have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.
Vaclik to undergo Olympiacos medical today
According to the Greek media outlet Sport24, goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik is to undergo a medical in Greece today before signing for Olympiacos. Vaclik, 32, is expected to pen a three-year deal with the Greek champions, having parted company with Sevilla this summer after three seasons at the LaLiga club.
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Chelsea, Milan have "verbal agreement" over Giroud deal
French journalist Julien Maynard reports that Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud is expected to be confirmed as an AC Milan player in the coming week, with the two clubs reaching a "verbal agreement" over the transfer. The striker is to join the Rossoneri on a two-year deal, Maynard says.
Pogba to make decision on future
Téléfoot has reported that Paul Pogba will make a decision in the week ahead on whether he wants to renew his Manchester United contract or leave Old Trafford for Paris Saint-Germain. Pogba, 28, is under contract at United until summer 2022.
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Bayern boss lauds Chiesa, but Juve not letting him go
Bayern Munich's new head coach, Julian Nagelsmann, has heaped praise on Juventus and Italy winger Federico Chiesa, describing the 23-year-old as "extraordinary".
However, Nagelsmann also conceded that Chiesa won't be an easy target to get, admitting that he "has a very, very high price tag".
What's more, Fabrizio Romano reports that Juve consider Chiesa to be "untouchable" and have no intention of letting the player leave for the German champions.
Valencia head coach José Bordalás has asked for the Mexican midfielder ahead of the the 2021/22 LaLiga season.
The former Boca Juniors player has decided to continue his career and several teams in Major League Soccer are keen to sign him.
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.
According to L'Équipe, the Argentine star has been losing this sum of money since his contract with Barcelona expired on 30 June.
Lionel Messi, who lifted his first major international trophy as Argentina saw off Brazil on Saturday, looks set to be a Barcelona player next season after sources close to LaLiga confirmed that the 34-year-old's 2021/22 registration has been approved.
Live transfer news: welcome
Hello and welcome to our daily transfer-news live blog for Sunday 11 July. Although the focus of the footballing world is trained squarely on Italy and England's Euro 2020 final today - and Argentina's Copa América victory over Brazil, which has given the Albiceleste their first South American title since 1993 - it's a safe bet that there will also be enough transfer news throughout the day to ensure the wolf refrains from putting in an appearance at the door.