Soccer transfers updates: Thursday 15 July

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Transfer news live: Thursday 15 July

Headlines:

- Sergio Ramos: "I advise Mbappé to stay at PSG" (full story)

- Lionel Messi reportedly reaches verbal agreement with Barça over new contract (full story)

- Chelsea striker Giroud "what we were looking for" - Milan director Maldini

- Chelsea join the queue for Sevilla's Jules Koundé (full story)

- Bayern boss Nagelsmann sows doubt over Lewandowski staying

- Malen reportedly set for Borussia Dortmund

Related news stories:

Spurs moving in on Tomiyasu

Premer League outfit Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the signing of Bologna and Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, 22, with the fee expected to be in the region of 16 million euro plus add-ons.

Nice sign Stengs

The 22-year-old Dutch international moves from AZ to the Ligue 1 side for a fee of 9 million euro.

Baggies turn down Johnstone offer

West Bromwich Albion have turned down West Ham's offer for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, claims The Athletic.

Napoli

Everton make offer for Koulibaly

Everton have submitted a £30m (€35m) bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, but the Italian club have told the Toffees to double the offer, claims Calciomercato.

AA

Alphonse Areola to become a Hammer?

The former Real Madrid stopper and current PSG player is close to swapping Paris for the English capital with West Ham interested kn his services maintain the London Evening Standard.

PL

Pedro Leon eyeing Segunda sides

The Murcia born central player has left recently relegated Eibar but is planning on staying in the second tier with both Zaragoza and Cartagena cited as possible destinations for the man who made his name with Real Madrid and Getafe.

KT

Trippier angling for Premier return

The current LaLiga champion with Atleti is anxious to return to his native England and is strongly linked with a move to Manchester United according to the Telegraph.

Giroud

AC Milan expect to unveil Giroud today

Speaking to DAZN Italia, Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini confirmed that the French striker would be joining the club for a two year spell and the deal would be announced today (Thursday).

Cucu

Brighton and Roma chase Cucurella

The current Getafe central player is creating a stir in Europe's major leagues with suitors for his signature in both Serie A and the Premier League

GC

Giorgio Chiellini waits for Juve

The Azzurri captain is currently out of contract with the Turin based club but is anxiously waiting for a call from the club with his interest to wear the black and white shirt next season in Serie A.

DL

After Ballotelli, Adana Demirspor set sights on Luiz

Newly promoted Turkish side Adana Demrispor surprised many with their acquisition of the high profile Italian striker as the SuperLig outfit now set their sights on veteran Brazilian defender David Luiz.

Chelsea join the queue for Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé

Reports in England claim that Thomas Tuchel has the Sevilla defender and Eduardo Camavinga as Chelsea's key objectives this summer.

Grealish kit biggest Villa seller as speculation continues

Despite the constant flow of rumours linking the England player with a move away from Villa Park. Jack Grealish is the most popular name on the back of the new recently released Aston Villa x Kappa 2021/22 home kit.

MR

New Real Sociedad keeper Ryan presented

Australian Ryan was unveiled in San Sebastian with the goalkeeper anxious to impress 'Txuriurdin' fans following how switch from Premier League side Brighton.

HK

Man City to up Harry Kane bid

The Manchester Evening News reports that Premier League champions City are set to top a bid of £100million for the 27-year-old, a claim denied by the English side.

Lewy

Lewandowski speculation to be expected, says new Bayern boss Nagelsmann

Robert Lewandowski has been linked with Real Madrid, but Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann is not concerned about the speculation.

Nagelsmann is not surprised Robert Lewandowski is being linked with a move away from Bayern Munich and has revealed he has already held talks with the star striker.

"The rumours about Robert have been around for ages, ever since he has been with FC Bayern," he told Sky Sport.

"I think it's somewhat normal when someone scores so many goals that almost every club puts out its feelers.

"On one hand Robert knows what he has in Munich, what he has in this team. Point two is his contractual situation – this is also clear.

"I've spoken to him. I'm not very fond on the first act with a player being to immediately discuss his contractual situation."

Transfer news live updates: welcome

Hello and welcome to our live transfer-news blog for Thnursday 15 July. We'll endeavour to keep you abreast of all the happenings in this summer's transfer window as news breaks.

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