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Soccer transfers | live updates 23 July

Soccer transfers live | Friday 23 July 2021

Headlines:

- Mbappé tells Pochettino he doesn't want to renew at PSG (full story)

- Pochettino extends PSG contract

- Dortmund tying up Malen deal

- Chelsea offered possible Hazard return (full story)

- Barcelona unveil Memphis Depay

- Griezmann wants to stay in Spain

Take a look at our related news stories:

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Waiting for Godín

Besiktaş will represent Turkey in the upcoming Champions League and are therefore looking for an experienced centre-back to allow them to compete. According to AS sources, the Turkish club's first choice is Diego Godín.

The former Atlético Madrid captain has made no secret of the fact that he has received offers from Turkish and Russian clubs. His current club Cagliari are asking for him to take a salary reduction, as he is one of the highest paid players in the team, and this could see them part ways.

Spurs target Romero

Tottenham want to sign at least one centre-back this summer and Cristian Romero is one of their primary targets.

Talks remain ongoing and Spurs are prepared to pay at least £34m for the 23-year-old, who impressed as Argentina won the Copa America

Xavi brings Ayew to Al Sadd

Andre Ayew has been announced as a new player of Al Sadd, managed by Xavi Hernandez.

The 31-year-old attacker was released by Swansea and has committed to the Qatari club.

REAL MADRID

Mbappé tells Pochettino he doesn't want PSG renewal

Kylian Mbappé has joined up with the Paris Saint-Germain squad for pre-season training but he has made it clear to coach Mauricio Pochettion what his Real Madrid plans are.

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Pochettino extends PSG deal

Paris Saint-Germain have announced that Mauricio Pochettino has extended his contract at the club until 2023. That adds another year on to the deal Pochettino originally signed when he took over from Thomas Tuchel earlier this year.

SEVILLA

Real Madrid: Sevilla put a price on Koundé

Jules Koundé is with the Portugal squad for their summer stage in Portugal. The Sevilla defender has been linked to a number of top European clubs, including Real  MadridPSGChelsea and Manchester United. Sevilla, however, have no need to sell and have been clear about what kind of price they would be expecting for the French centre-back...

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Benfica snap up Meïté

Benfica have announced the signing of French midfielder Soualiho Meïté from Torino. Meïté, 27, spent last season on loan at AC Milan, making 21 appearances for the Rossoneri.

Old Lady following Jesus

Tuttosport reports that Juventus are confident Cristiano Ronaldo will stay, but are also preparing a contingency plan in the shape of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.

City are said to be seeking 50 million euros for the Brazilian, of whom Juve head coach Massimiliano Allegri is a firm admirer, but the Bianconeri are reportedly looking to take the striker to Turin on an initial loan.

Krasnodar sign Córdoba

Russians FC Krasnodar have announced the signing of Colombian striker Jhon Córdoba on a four-year deal from Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.

Bellerín

Inter look to sign Arsenal's Bellerín

Gazzetta dello Sport says the agent of Arsenal right-back Héctor Bellerín is to travel to Italy in the coming days to seek an agreement with Inter Milan, with the Gunners said to be ready to accept a loan deal with an obligation to buy.

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Eriksson to take over at Greek second-tier club?

Former England boss Sven-Göran Eriksson is reportedly in talks to take over at Greek second-division club SFK Pierikos. The Swedish media outlet SportExpressen says Pierikos could reach in agreement with Eriksson next week.

The 73-year-old, who has won league titles in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, has been unattached since leaving his post as the head coach of the Philippines in 2019.

Paul Pogba

Saúl, possible substitute for Pogba

Paul Pogba looks set to leave Manchester United this summer according to several outlets. Among the players in line to replace him are Leon Goretzka - the favourite; Neves, Camavinga and Atlético Madrid's Saúl Ñíguez.

Official: United pay 85 million euros for Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have formally announced the signing Jadon Sancho for 85 million euros. The England international joins from Dortmund and is the most expensive signing of this transfer window, so far.

Damsgaard

Tottenham bid for Damsgaard

After reaching an agreement with Sevilla for Bryan Gil just a few days ago, Spurs have tabled a 25 million offer for Sampdoria's Danish midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, Italian daily La Repubblica reports.

Dupont

Zidane and Dupont go their separate ways

Grégory Dupont, who was part of Zinedine Zidane's coaching staff last season at Real Madrid, has been named as the new performance consultant at Ligue 1 side Strasbourg.

It could mean that the working relationship which Zidane and Dupont enjoyed is now definitively over, as the fitness trainer was the only member of Zizou's team who has found employment elsewhere. The rest are waiting for the moment when the ex-Madrid coach accepts a new project.

Nice one Son

Son Heung-min has renewed terms with Tottenham. The club uploaded a video of the player captioned in Korean: "His history continues". Spurs confirmed that Son has penned a four-year extension (until 2025). With the new deal, Tottenham manage to hold onto one of their star players during what is turning out to be a complicated transfer window.

PG

Pogba rejects United offer

Paul Pogba has rejected a £50 million contract offer from Manchester United and could leave this summer, according to The Mirror. Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to land the French midfielder. 

Varane in Madrid

Raphaël Varane is in Madrid as he awaits the outcome of talks between Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Paulinho pens three-year deal with Al-Ahli

Former Brazil international Paulinho has signed a three-year contract with Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahli. The 32-year-old joins Al-Ahli as a free agent after his contract with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou FC was cancelled by mutual consent last month.

Griezmann

Spurs keeping tabs on Griezmann

Barcelona need to sell and Spurs, who could lose start striker Harry Kane this summer, must have a contingency plan in place. The Daily Star reports that the Londoners are closely following Antoine Griezmann's situation. Tottenham have not made any offers for the France international, who could be set for a return to Atlético Madrid. Spurs boss Nuno Espírito Santo is keeping track of the latest developments.

Bernard on board at Sharjah FC

With Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray recently joining Everton, the time has come for Brazilian forward Bernard to leave Goodison after three seasons at the club. The 28-year-old has signed for UAE side Sharjah FC on a two-year deal (until 2023), with Everton receiving a 1 million euro fee. Bernard bid his team mates and the fans farewell with a message on social media, "Everton is GIANT, has an incredible history and has the structure and capability to return to be and to conquer everything that it has been and conquered. I hope that Everton returns to the glories that it deserves".

Donyell

Dortmund deal for Malen

Dutch forward Donyell Malen is expected to join Borussia Dortmund in the coming days as Jadon Sancho's replacement, according to claims in Eindhoven Dagblad. The German club will pay PSV 30 million euros for the 22-year-old.

Lewandowski

Lewandowski,Chelsea's alternative to Haaland

The Polish striker is on Chelsea's radar, with the Londoners poised to place a60 million euros for him, Goal reports. After the frustration of failing to sign Haaland, on top of Giroud's departure and the likelihood that Tammy Abraham will also leave, Tuchel is keen to bring in a forward to compete with Werner.

Pogba

Pogba turns down new deal with United

The Mirror report that the French star has turned down a contract renewal with the Premier League side as rumours linking the midfielder with a move to PSG grow.

Xhaka

Xhaka, quality for Mourinho's Roma

Switzerland's captain, who enjoyed a superb Euro 2020, is set to leave Arsenal to commence a new adventure in Italy. According to Calciomercato, Roma will pay  Arsenal 20 million euros for the midfielder.

Lemina

Lemina close to making Nice move

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is poised to sign a three-year contract with Nice, according to claims by journalist Loïc Tanzi. He would become Christophe Galtier's fifth signing after the club acquired Todibo, Bard, Stengs and Kluivert. Lemina had been linked to Newcastle United.

Lemina close to making Nice move

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is poised to sign a three-year contract with Nice, according to claims by journalist Loïc Tanzi. He would become Christophe Galtier's fifth signing after the club acquired Todibo, Bard, Stengs and Kluivert. Lemina had been linked to Newcastle United.

Kane to City?

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeiri citing English media with a claim that the Tottenham striker is set to sign for Manchester City for a fee of 187 million euro. If this were the case, Kane would become the second most expensive player of all time!

Arsenal preparing Ramsdale bid

talkSPORT reports that Arsenal are preparing a £30m bid to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. The Times claims the Gunners have been told to raise their offer.

Funes Mori heads to Saudi

Villarreal have confirmed that the Argentinean international is to leave the LaLiga side having completed a move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr FC

Bryan Gil

Gil-Lamela swap close to conclusion

Tottenham's swap deal for Bryan Gil from Sevilla in exchange for Erik Lamela will soon be finalized according to Sky Sports. Spurs will also pay £21.6 million (€25m) for the winger.

Transfer window live updates: welcome

Hello and welcome to our live transfers blog for Friday 23 July 2021. We'll keep you updated right through the day with all the latest comings and goings in the transfer market as they emerge.

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