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Soccer transfers updates: Thursday 15 July

Transfer talk: 15 July (2021)

Transfer news live: Thursday 15 July


- 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

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Lukaku's agent confirm's Inter stay

The agent of Romelu Lukaku's, Federico Pastorello, has cleared up and doubts about the future of his client and sent a reassuring message to the Inter fans: "He is taking a well-deserved vacation. Inter can be calm about Romelu's future, there is no problem," he said.

Official: Ryan Bertrand joins Leicester

The Foxes have confirmed the signing of Ryan Bertrand, who arrives from Southampton on a free transfer after seven seasons at Saint Mary's Stadium...

Wolves confirm José Sá signing

Wolves have confirmed the signing of José Sá. The Portuguese keeper arrives from Olympiakos to replace Rui Patricio, who has joined Roma. €8m Sá becomes Wolves fourth signing after Ytrerson Mosquera, Francisco Trincao y Rayan Ait-Nouri.


Camavinga wants move to Spain

Sought-after Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga has ruled out going to the Premier League, as his dream is to play in the LaLiga, according to The Telegraph. Despite the interest of Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal and even PSG, the French midfielder is understood to be waiting for Real Madrid or Barcelona to move, although they have not yet contacted his club.

Marc Cucurella

Mourinho keen on Cucurella

According to The Athletic, the Roma coach has Getafe's Marc Cucurella in mind to reinforce the left flank. Brighton are also believed to be interested in the former Barcelona wing-back.

Brentford to set new club transfer record

Brentford, who returned to the English top flight for the first time in 74 years, are close to signing Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer for 13.5 million pounds which would be a club transfer record. Both clubs have agreed a fee, now all that remains is for the Norwegian to sign his contract.

Jose Sa Wolves

José Sá in England to complete Wolves move

Portuguese goalkeeper José Sá is reported to have travelled to England to complete his move to Wolves, who he will join as replacement for Rui Patrício. The 28-year-old Olympiacos keeper is expected to join on a deal worth 7 million euros and will be the club's fourth signing of the summer, after Yerson Mosquera, Francisco Trincão and Rayan Ait-Nouri.

Aloisi on board at Western United

Former Brisbane Roar manager John Aloisi has been named Western United's head coach for the next two seasons, the A-League club said on Thursday.

The former Australia striker managed Brisbane from 2015-18, leading them to a top-four finish in his first two seasons. The 45-year-old also previously worked at Melbourne Heart. He joins United after the club parted ways with coach Mark Rudan at the end of last season following a 10th-placed finish.

"In this role, I'm privileged not only to coach, but to be part of building a club and a football future for the people of the west," Aloisi said in a club statement.

Aloisi played 55 times for Australia and is best known for scoring the decisive penalty in 2005 which secured qualification for the World Cup the following year.


Xhaka close to Mourinho's Roma

The Swiss midfielder is a step away from completing his move to RomaMourinho has requested the Arsenal player and a deal worth 15 million euros plus 2.5M in add-ons is close to being sealed.


Benitez bid for Napoli's Koulibaly

According to reports in Italy, Everton have placed an undisclosed offer for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. The defender, who turned 30 last month, is valued at around 48 million euros.

Inter need to offload 11 players

With Achraf's transfer to PSG, Inter have managed to reduce their wages bill considerably but they still need to get some salaries off the books. The club must sell 11 players to comply with a wage cap and have 80 million euros surplus after all of their transfer dealing. They need to slash their salaries by 15% according to Corriere dello Sport. Some players, such as Arturo Vidal present problems. Inter want to sell him because of his 6M euro salary but few clubs would be able to pay him something similar. 


Brahim Díaz is poised to return to Milan. The 21-year-old knows that it will be difficult for him to get playing time at Real Madrid this season and the club is negotiating with AC Milan for him to return to Italy - the only option which the player considers would help to further his career.

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Calò to Benevento on loan

The 24-year-old midfielder has moved to Serie B side Benevento on loan from Genoa ahead of the 2021-22 season.


Sarr linked with Merseyside

Watford's Senegalese international Ismaila Sarr is being linked with a move to Liverpool according to outlets based in the northern city.


BVB reject Chelsea Haaland bid

Sky Germany claim that German giants Borussia Dortmund have turned down Chelsea's opening offer for striker Erling Haaland. The Premier Leagiue side reportedly have offered either Callum Hudson-Odoi or Tammy Abraham plus cash in exchange for the in-demand Norwegian striker.

Luan Peres joins OM

The Brazilian swaps Serie A side Santos for the south of France following a 4 million euro move to Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseilleas the French club contrinue to significantly reinforce their squad as the new season looms.

Duggan returns home at Everton

After spells in Spain with FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, striker Toni Duggan returns to her native Liverpool signing for Everton Women.

Kluivert expected to depart AS Roma

With Jose Mourinho's arrival in the Italian capital, change was anticipated at the Serie A side with Dutch player Kluivert (son of Patrick) expected to pursue his career in France with Nice.

Donnarumma bids AC Milan farewell with open letter


Donnarumma bids AC Milan farewell with open letter

The Italian goalkeeper published a farewell note on social media, explaining that “it was the right moment for a new challenge”.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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