Soccer transfers updates, 12 July.
Transfer window live updates | Monday 12 July 2021
- DONE DEAL | Rodrigo de Paul joins Atlético Madrid
- DONE DEAL | Bakker joins Leverkusen from PSG
- DONE DEAL | Mat Ryan joins Real Sociedad
- Joao Mario and Inter Milan end contract, Benfica await
- Griezmann willing to leave Barcelona on one condition (full story)
- Messi seemingly set for Camp Nou stay after LaLiga registration approved (full story)
- Chelsea striker Giroud nearing AC Milan switch
- Marseille reportedly eyeing Coutinho move
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Brighton interest in Cucurella
The Getafe player is generating interest in the Premier League with Brighton and Hove Albion apparently monitoring the former FC Barcelona man.
Meline Gerard signs for Real Madrid
The French goalkeeper moves to the Spanish capital after impressing with Real Betis for the past three seasons and will look to compete with Misa for the No.1 jersey.
Bebe renews with Rayo
The former Manchester United man will stay with the new top flight Spanish side through to 2025.
Real Madrid monitoring Damsgaard
Turin based Tuttosport claim that the Spanish side have joined a number of clubs in being linked with 21-year-old Denmark forward Mikkel Damsgaard, who Sampdoria would like to keep for another season before selling him.
Free agent Vidal Benfica bound?
Portuguese sports daily O Jogo maintain that the former Sevilla defender is being linked with Lisbon giants Benfica.
Jorginho set for Chelsea stay but would evaluate 'serious offer'
Jorginho is attracting interest from a number of clubs but will remain a Chelsea player next season unless "a serious offer" is tabled, according to his agent.
The 29-year-old has spent the past three seasons at Stamford Bridge and has another two years to run on his existing contract with the European champions.
Former Napoli midfielder Jorginho finished the 2020-21 campaign as Chelsea's leading Premier League scorer with seven goals, albeit each of those came from the penalty spot.
He carried that form into Euro 2020, playing every game for Italy in their successful campaign that ended with a penalty shoot-out win over England in Sunday's final at Wembley.
Atleti fans say 'no' to Griezmann
With speculation growing that the French striker is set to make a return at Atletico Madrid, colchoneros have taken to Twitter to make their feelings clear with #GriezmannNoTeQueremos (Griezmann, we don't want you) trending in Spain during the day
Jakobs moves to Monaco
The Germany U-21 player swaps the Bundesliga for Ligue 1 on a five season deal with the French side paying 6 million euro for his services.
José Alonso Lara moves from Sevilla to Betis on free
The winger is one of the few players to make the switch in the city, swapping the red and white of Sevilla for the green and white of Betis
Sergio Ramos trained with PSG for the first time on Monday
The former Real Madrid player arrived at Camp de Loges this morning for a short session in the gym before training with his new team-mates at 4pm local time. There was a lot of excitement around the Parisian training centre to see the Spanish international in his new kit.
Done deal | Bakker swaps PSG for Leverkusen
Mikkel Bakker has joined Bayer Leverkusen from Paris Saint-Germain
The €10m deal has a contract that runs until June 2026.
Done deal | Ryan joins La Real
Premier League to LaLiga. An agreement has been reached between Brighton and Real Sociedad for Mat Ryan.
Costas rejoins Oviedo
Real Oviedo have reached an agreement with David Costas with the defender signing for the next three seasons.
A 'good day' at Aston Villa
Absolutely no headline writer has, or ever will, use that Spanish word play when discussing the new Villian, Emiliano Buendía.
We've got it out of our system now too.
Not Liverpool, but maybe Leicester
With the return of defenders like Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip, plus the addition of highky-rated Ibrahima Konaté, on-loan Ozan Kabak was deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield.
But he could well be set for a return to the Premier League with The Foxes reported to be keen.
Done deal | De Paul joins Atlético Madrid
Rodrigo de Paul has been confirmed as a new player for the LaLiga champions.
The deal agreed with Udinese is reported to be €35 million with the contract running through until June 2026.
Neves to Arsenal?
According to Portuguese outlet Record, Arsenal are in talks to sign Wolves' Ruben Neves. There are also reports that the Gunners fancy a piece of Renato Sanches in their midfield.
Inter and Joao Mario part company
'FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that an agreement has been reached with Joao Mario for the early termination of his contract with the club,' read the official statement.
Another free agent on the market, although one that is expected to join Benfica very soon. Barcelona likely had an eye on him given his new status.
Belotti eyeing AS Roma switch
Sky Sport Italia reports Andrea Belotti is set to decide in the coming days whether to renew his contract with Torino beyond 2022. The report says Jose Mourinho's Roma are interested in the striker.
Koulibaly to Goodison?
Could Kalidou Koulibaly finally be set to leave Napoli for the Premier League? 90min reports Everton manager Rafael Benitez has recommended the defender as a transfer target for the club.
Barça Sanches interest
Barcelona want Lille midfielder Sanches, according to Le 10 Sport.
The report says Tottenham are also targeting the Portugal international, who has previously played for the likes of Benfica and Bayern Munich.
Barcelona need $200m to retain Messi
According to the New York Times, that is the figure Barça need to trim off their wage bill this summer to be able to keep the Argentina captain.
Jardí crosses the great divide
Barcelona youth team captain Jaume Jardí has joined Real Madrid after contract talks with the Camp Nou board collapsed.
Valencia strengthen at the back
Los Che have announced the signing of Paraguay international central defender Omar Alderete from Hertha Berlin
Dortmund to be tempted by €175m Chelsea offer for Haaland?
According to former Norway striker Jan Age Fjortoft, the Premier League side are mulling a huge bid for the Dortmund forward.
Bakker poised to join Leverkusen
Paris Saint-Germain left-back Mitchel Bakker is to join Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal, according to the media outlet AD. The Dutchman has enjoyed less game time under Mauricio Pochettino than under the Argentinian’s predecessor as PSG boss, Thomas Tuchel, and is said to be keen to get more first-team football elsewhere.
(Photo: Eric Gaillard/Reuters)
Marseille eye Coutinho
Marseille are considering a move for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, according to French newspaper L’Èquipe. It won’t be an easy signing for the Ligue 1 club to get over the line, as Barça are seeking to recoup a significant amount of the club-record 160-million euro fee they paid for the Brazilian. What’s more, Marseille would not be able to afford the midfielder’s current annual salary of 12 million euros.
(Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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.
"Verbal agreement" between Chelsea, Milan over Giroud
French journalist Julien Maynard reported on Sunday that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is expected to be confirmed as an AC Milan player in the coming week. The two clubs have reached a "verbal agreement" over the transfer, Maynard says, with the striker to join the Rossoneri on a two-year contract.
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.
Transfer news live updates: welcome
Hello and welcome to our live transfer-news blog for Monday 12 July. We'll endeavour to keep you abreast of all the happenings in this summer's transfer window as they, er, happen.