Soccer transfers live updates, 14 July: signings and news from LaLiga, Premier League, Serie A...
Transfer news live: Wednesday 14 July
- DONE DEAL | Donnarumma signs for PSG
- Messi reportedly reaches verbal agreement with Barça over new contract (full story)
- Sporting CP accuse Inter of avoiding penalty clause in João Mário switch
- Barcelona and Atlético eyeing Griezmann-Saul swap deal
- Chelsea release funds to secure £150m Haaland deal - Bild
- Ramos: "I advise Mbappé to stay at PSG" (full story)
- DONE DEAL | Rui Patricio makes switch to Roma from Wolves
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Giroud "what we were looking for" - Milan director Maldini
Ahead of his move to AC Milan, Olivier Giroud has been described by the Italian club’s technical director, Paolo Maldini, as just what the Rossoneri "were looking for”.
“He is a very reliable player,” Maldini told an interview with DAZN. “What we were looking for since we need experienced players like him. We are the youngest team in Serie A.”
Nagelsmann sows doubt over Lewandowski
New Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has cast doubt on Robert Lewandowski’s future at the Bundesliga giants, telling Sky Sport: “It’s normal that there are clubs interested in him; I’ve spoken to him about that.” For his part, Lewandowski has said he is “open” to the possibility of leaving the Allianz Arena this summer.
Malen reportedly set for Dortmund
Netherlands international Donyell Malen is nearing a 30m-euro move to Borussia Dortmund from PSV, Sport Bild says. Malen, 22, is reported to have agreed personal terms with the Bundesliga club.
Maldini confirms Giroud deal
AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini has confirmed that Olivier Giroud is poised to join the Serie A club from Chelsea, telling an interview with DAZN that the player is due in Italy on Thursday ahead of the completion of the summer transfer. "He'll be our new signing," Maldini said of Giroud.
Chiellini "waiting to talk to Juventus", says agent
Speaking to Radio Radio, Giorgio Chiellini’s agent has said the defender “has no intention of retiring” and is “waiting to talk to Juventus”. Chiellini, who was part of the Italy's victorious Euro 2020 team, is out of contract at Juve, a club he has made 535 appearances for since 2005.
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PSG confirm signing of Donnarumma
Paris Saint-Germain have announced the capture of Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer. The 22-year-old, who won Player of the Tournament as Italy won Euro 2020, has signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 club, having left AC Milan this summer following the expiry of his contract at the San Siro.
Inter move to fend off Liverpool for Barella
Nicolò Barella is believed to be on Liverpool's wish list this summer with the Reds prepared to splash out as much as 60 million euros for the midfielder according to some reports. But Italian media responded to those claims by saying that Inter are working on a new deal for the 24-year-old. They want to offer Barella, a member of Italy's triumphant Euro 2020 side, improved wages and extend his contract which is due to expire in 2024.
Cristian Romero, United's second option if Varane deal doesn't materialise
Manchester United have Juventus defender Cristian Romero in mind if their plan to sign number one option Raphael Varane falls through. The 23-year-old Argentine centre-back spent last season on loan at Atalanta where he made 42 appearances in all competitions and scored three goals. He is valued at around 30 million euros although according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve might ask for a fee closer to 45 million.
PSG eyeing Theo
Theo Hernández is happy at AC Milan and the Italian club is delighted with him. But that hasn't stopped rumours of a possible change in the defender's situation. Recently, AS reported about PSG's interest in Theo and that was backed up today by Tuttosport who claim that the French side are willing to pay 40 million euros for him - double what Milan paid Real Madrid for Theo two seasons ago.
However, such a deal going through seems unlikely. Milan are reinforcing their squad with the intention of winning Serie A this season and going far in the Champions League.
Nedved confirms Juve interest in Locatelli
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has hinted that Manuel Locatelli, one of the revelations of Euro 2020, could end up joining this summer. Juve have not entered into negotiations with Sassuolo for the 23-year-old midfielder who is valued at 35 million euros although Nedved added that there is plenty of time to discuss a deal.
Liverpool turn down chance to sign Kabak
Liverpool have decided against paying Schalke 04 the 10 million euro asking price for central defender Ozan Kabak, Goal's Neil Jones reports. The Turkey international joined on a six-month loan in January and made 10 Premier League appearances for Jürgen Klopp's team, nine of them in the starting XI.
Antoine Griezmann and Atlético Madrid could be reunited with Saúl moving in the opposite direction to join Barcelona in a part exchange operation as the Catalan club continues to look for ways to slash their wages bill.
French defender Jules Koundé is being tracked by a number of European clubs - among them, Tottenham and Chelsea. Sevilla would be open to selling the central defender for the right price so that they can continue rebuilding their squad for the new season.
With Italy's celebrations for winning Euro 2020 now over, the time has come for Gigio Donnarumma to say goodbye to AC Milan. The keeper is expected to sign a contract with PSG that will keep him in Paris until 2026. Today, he published an open letter on social media to explain his decision to move on.
Donnarumma arrives in Paris
The former AC Milan keeper and Euro 2020-winning Italy international is in the French capital to finalise his move to PSG.
Varane to United on the cards?
Sky Sports takes a look at the possibility of the Real Madrid defender moving to Old Trafford this summer.
Benítez discusses Liverpool, Everton in press conference
The former Liverpool manager has taken over at Goodison Park, becoming the first manager in the moden era to coach both historic clubs.
Esposito joins Basel on loan from Inter Milan
Inter have confirmed that their 19-year-old forward Sebastiano Esposito has joined Swiss club Basel on loan. Basel have an option to make the move permanent, while Inter have a counter option, Inter has said in a statement.
Sancho Man Utd switch done deal pending medical
The latest updates on Jadon Sancho's Man Utd switch coming from Fabrizio Romano, who assures that all loose ends have now been tied up. The signing will be made official pending a medical...
Barcelona and Atlético eyeing Griezmann-Saul swap deal
Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona and Atlético Madrid are looking at a possible swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann and Saúl. According to MD, both players are eager to stay in Spain, while Barcelona want cash as well as another player in exchange for Griezmann, who left Atlético in 2019.
Leke James joins Sivasspor
Nigerian forward Leke James has completed a move to Turkish side Sivasspor from Saudi Arabia’s Al Qadisiyah...
Chelsea release funds to secure £150m Haaland deal - Bild
Chelsea are ready to ramp up their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland now Euro 2020 is over. Bild reports Abramovich has released the funds required to lure Haaland to London following an impressive 18 months in Germany. Dortmund have reportedly told Chelsea it will take £150m (€176m) to sign the Norwegian, and Chelsea may sell Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech and Tammy Abraham to fund the move.
PSG make €40m offer for Theo Hernandez
According to Tuttosport, PSG have offered AC Milan €40 million for Theo Hernandez. Milan have reportedly turned down the offer as their price tag on the former Real Madrid player is double that amount at €80 million.
Wolves eye Jose Sa to replace Rui Paticio
After Rui Patricio left Wolves to join Roma, the Premier club is eyeing Olympiakos keeper Jose Sa as his replacement, according to the BBC, which claims the 28-year-old has been cleared to join Wolves after Olympiakos reached an agreement with the Czech Republic keeper Tomas Vaclik.
Liverpool make contact with Domenico Berardi
According to Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool have made first contact with Italy player Domenico Berardi's agent in a bid to sign him from Sassuolo. The operation could reportedly cost in the region of €50m.
Everton linked with Lenglet
New Everton boss Rafa Benítez is keen to take Barcelona defender Clément Lenglet to Goodison Park this summer, Sport reports. According to the Catalonia-based daily, Benítez sees the experienced Lenglet as the ideal addition to his squad, given the youth of fellow centre-backs Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate. Former Barça defender Yerry Mina is expected to leave the Toffees.
City warned against paying £100m for Kane
According to The Athletic, Manchester City are readying a £100 million offer for Harry Kane, although some experts are warning against paying such a high price for the England striker directly after Euro 2020.
“The likelihood of injury goes up significantly after a big tournament, so if I was Manchester City I would be very, very wary of spending £100 million on Kane,” Simon Brundish, a sports science consultant for the Football Association, told the The Athletic.
Sergio Ramos has advised Kylian Mbappé to stay at Paris following the Spanish defender’s move from Real Madrid to PSG.
Mbappé, who has long been the prime transfer target of Madrid, has yet to sign a new contract at PSG with less than one year until his current deal ends. While he is believed to be in favour of a move to Madrid, former Blanco captain Ramos has told L'Equipe that he hopes that the French star will remain at PSG.
Nothing has changed with Haaland, say Borussia Dortmund
Borussia's Dortmund's Director of Sport Sebastian Kehl has spoken about Erling Haaland's future amid reports from England that Chelsea are preparing a mammoth bid for the striker. But as far as Dortmund are concerned, the situation remains the same. "Haaland to Chelsea? Yes I read about that, but for us, nothing has changed. We have plans for Erling next season, both the player and his agent know that. We are expecting him back later this week".
Granada sign Bacca
Granada have announced the signing of striker Carlos Bacca from Villarreal. The Colombian is to be officially unveiled by the Andalusian club on Wednesday at 6pm CEST.
Roma eye Telles
Serie A club Roma are keen on Manchester United left-back Alex Telles as they look to replace long-term injury victim Leonardo Spinazzola, Fabrizio Romano reports. However, Romano adds that Roma are looking to take the Brazilian to the Italian capital onloan and United are not interested in such a deal.
Transfer news live updates: welcome
Hello and welcome to our live transfer-news blog for Wednesday 14 July. We'll endeavour to keep you abreast of all the happenings in this summer's transfer window as news breaks.