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Soccer transfer news: Sunday 10 July 2022
Summer transfer window: headlines
- Chelsea poised to take Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge
- Bayern prepare for talks with Juve for De Ligt
- Blues boss Tuchel reportedly not keen on Cristiano Ronaldo move
- Paul Pogba has medical in Turin ahead of Juventus return
- Haaland presented to Man City fans: "When I have fun I score goals, I win games"
- Barcelona, Chelsea target Raphinha absent from Leeds' Australian tour
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Bayern to open talks for De Ligt
Juventus have not yet received a bid for centre-back Matthijs de Ligt but Fabrizio Romano reports that Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić will open talks for the Dutch player in Italy tomorrow.
Chelsea are also being linked with a move for the 22-year-old.
Spurs not interested in selling Kane
Despite rumours linking Harry Kane with a move to Bayern Munich, Tottenham are not going to sell the club captain to the Bundesliga side, according to Fabrizio Romano this evening.
Kane is currently on the club's pre-season tour of South Korea.
The Pogba posts continue... but no confirmation as yet
Juventus continue to post photos galore of Paul Pogba in club gear, but the Vecchia Signora are yet to properly confirm the signing of the France midfielder, who had a medical yesterday.
Here, Pogba can be seen renewing acquaintances with Leonardo Bonucci, a player he featured alongside throughout his previous spell in Turin.
Bayern reportedly consider Kane swoop
German soccer publication Kicker is reporting that Bayern Munich are eyeing Tottenham's Harry Kane as a potential replacement for wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski. Journalist Georg Holzner says a Bayern move for Kane this summer won't be straightforward, but shouldn't be ruled out.
Busquets to move to MLS in 2023?
Fabrizio Romano reports that midfielder Sergio Busquets, who is out of contract at Barcelona at the end of the 2022/23 season, has been approached by Major League Soccer clubs with a view to the World Cup winner crossing the pond next summer.
According to reports in the UK, Manchester City have given Phil Foden a new contract that places him on a par with superstar signing Erling Braut Haaland.
Álvarez, Phillips and Ortega also check in at City
City also unveiled Julián Álvarez, Kalvin Philips and Stefan Ortega today.
I'm sure you know all about Phillips already, but Álvarez and Ortega may be more unknown quantities.
Argentinian forward Álvarez, 22, signed for the Premier League champions in January, but remained at former club River Plate on a loan deal running until the end of the season.
German goalkeeper Ortega, 29, has joined City on a free transfer from Arminia Bielefeld.
Erling Braut Haaland during his unveiling as a Manchester City player outside the club's Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
(Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
Haaland: "When I have fun I score goals, I win games"
Manchester City presented star signing Erling Braut Haaland to their fans this afternoon.
“I’m just really looking forward to everything and I’m sure we’re gonna have a good time together,” Haaland said.
Asked about his expectations for his City career, the Norwegian said: “To have fun: when I have fun I score goals, I win games and so… it’s easy!”
Brobbey set to pass up Utd chance to join Ajax
The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester United expect transfer target Brian Brobbey to sign for Ajax rather than moving to Old Trafford.
Brobbey scored seven goals in 11 league appearances for Ajax last season, having joined the Dutch champions on loan from German club RB Leipzig.
It’s now thought that the 20-year-old Dutchman will make his move to Amsterdam permanent.
AS journalist Tomás Roncero takes a look at the remaining transfer business that Real Madrid can be expected to do ahead of a season in which they'll be defending their Spanish and European titles.
Forest confirm Richards signing
Newly-promoted Premier League club Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Omar Richards from Bayern Munich, the English left-back penning a four-year contract at the City Ground.
Since Diego Simeone was appointed as Atlético Madrid head coach just over a decade ago, Los Colchoneros have firmly established themselves among Europe's best teams. However, their transfer outlay in that time puts them outside the continent's top 50.
Haaland takes No. 9 shirt at Man City
Manchester City have confirmed that new signing Erling Braut Haaland is to wear No. 9 at the Etihad Stadium. The shirt became available when its former incumbent, Gabriel Jesus, signed for fellow Premier League side Arsenal earlier this month.
"Synonymous with goalscorers, the No.9 is iconic at City and has previously been worn by hugely popular figures such as Francis Lee, Brian Kidd, Joe Royle, Trevor Francis, Paul Dickov, Niall Quinn and Paulo Wanchope," the club said, in a quote that's a gentle reminder, if you needed one, that the Sky Blues haven't always led the way in England.
Thomas out to tank Cristiano bid
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel isn’t on board with the Blues' interest in wantaway Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, reports the Daily Mail.
According to the UK newspaper, Tuchel (not unjustifiably) fears the arrival of the 37-year-old would be rather a spanner in the works for his plans for a fluid forward line potentially made up of Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Raphinha.
Cristiano has told United he wants the club to listen to offers for him this summer, just a year after he returned to Old Trafford. The Portuguese is currently absent from the Red Devils’ preseason tour of Malaysia, albeit the club maintains he has stayed behind for family reasons.
(Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters)
Barça match Chelsea's Raphinha offer
Goal reports that Barcelona have matched Chelsea’s $72m offer for Raphinha, who is absent from Leeds United’s Australian tour as he bids to sort out a move from Elland Road. The 25-year-old Brazil international is said to prefer a switch to Barça.
(Photo: Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
Pogba set to re-sign for Juventus
In Serie A, Paul Pogba underwent a medical in Turin on Saturday, as the former Manchester United midfielder prepares to re-join Juventus. The Bianconeri have been liberally sprinkling us with social-media posts about Pogba's imminent return to the club, but are yet to confirm that the deal is 100% over the line.
Sterling set for Chelsea medical
Fabrizio Romano reports that Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is due for a medical at Chelsea, ahead of a move worth a rumoured $65m or so, including add-ons. The England international, who has been at City since 2015, is expected to sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
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