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Soccer transfe summary news: June 7

The latest news today on the biggest transfer deals in soccer, as clubs use the summer window to strengthen their squads ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Soccer transfer market: Thu 7 July

Juventus close in on Di María

Fabrizio Romano reports tonight that Ángel Di María is on the verge of officially becoming a Juventus player. 

He will be joined in Turin by former Manchester United player Paul Pogba.

Cristiano Ronaldo set to miss Man United tour to Thailand and Australia


Cristiano Ronaldo set to miss Man United tour to Thailand and Australia

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not travel with the squad for their pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia after being given time off to deal with a family issue, a source at the Premier League club said on Thursday.

The 37-year-old Portuguese’s future at Old Trafford has been the subject of intense speculation after he reportedly told the club of his desire to leave.

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West Ham complete the signing of midfielder Flynn Downes

West Ham United have completed the signing of Flynn Downes from Swansea City.

The midfielder has signed a five-year contract with West Ham.

The London club will pay an initial £9 million for Downes but the fee could rise to as high as £14 million if several clauses are met.

Downes told the West Ham website upon completing his move: “It’s a surreal feeling to have joined my boyhood club. I feel like I’m dreaming.

“It’s been my dream since I was a little boy to join this club – it’s an absolute privilege. This is my club, so I couldn’t be more delighted."

Ronaldo not part of Man Utd's pre-season tour

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of Manchester United's pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

The Portuguese forward has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo's agent has held talks with clubs, including Chelsea.

His future at United remains up in the air. 

Manchester United willing to listen to offers for Cristiano Ronaldo


Manchester United willing to listen to offers for Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Ronaldo has not turned up for pre-season training for four days in a row, citing family reasons, something United have accepted.

Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has spent the past few weeks selling the ‘Cristiano effect’ to potential suitors.

The Portugal international’s brand would automatically enhance a club’s status through his social media channels and ‘new markets’ influence.

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Luis Suárez rules out River Plate move following Copa Libertadores elimination


Luis Suárez rules out River Plate move following Copa Libertadores elimination

We now know where Luis Suarez won't be playing after the prolific Uruguayan rejected a move to River Plate.

Tyler Adams becomes the third most expensive transfer in US history


Tyler Adams becomes the third most expensive transfer in US history

In what is certainly a big move for US Soccer, the 22-year old American moves to the Premier League side where he is sure to be a welcome addition after displaying decent progress over the last year.

Italians love Canada!

Reports indicate that yet another Italian may be on his way to Major League Soccer. Toronto FC are close to signing free agent Federico Bernardeschi, according to Sky Italia. The Italian winger saw his contract with Juventus expire this summer and is understood to be open to joining a new league, after negotiations with several Serie A clubs failed.

Should the move get the green light, Bernardeschi would be the third Italian player to join Toronto FC roster, following the transfers of Domenico Criscito and Lorenzo Insigne. 

Juventus keen on Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt is has made it clear that he intends to leave Juventus this summer, with both Chelsea and Bayern Munich having openly expressed an interest in signing the big Dutch defender. Juventus are in fact open to selling him, but are demanding a high price given that they paid him close to €75 million in the summer of 2019.

It is understood that Bayern Munich held talks with the player and will now start a direct conversation with Juventus to reach an agreement. Additionally, it's been reported that in their attempt to bring him to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea proposed the inclusion of Timo Werner in a deal, but the Bianconeri refused the option. 

De Ketelaere snubs Leeds in favor of AC Milan

It's clear that AC Milan are on a mission to reinforce their ranks during the transfer window. As things stand it now appears that they are in talks with the talented Belgian, Charles De Ketelaere

The player indicated that he was not interested in signing for Leeds United, who showed interest in the past weeks, with reports suggesting that they made an offer of a €35 million with bonuses, according to Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws.

De Ketelaere at the moment would prefer to join the Italian side, after having talks with both coach Stefano Pioli and AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini. 

Zlatan to stay in Milan for one more year!

It looks like the King will sit on his thrown for another season. Reports now confirm that Zlatan Ibrahimović will play another year with AC Milan. This despite undergoing a knee surgery that will keep him out until the end of the calendar year, proving that the 40-year-old Swedish striker is still as good as it gets. The deal with the Rossoneri runs until the summer 2023.and will see Ibrahimović receive a salary of around €1.5 million, with add-ons related to goals and assists, Sky Italia reports. Zlatan Ibrahimović decided to stay and to postpone his retirement from soccer at least for another season. 

Di Maria to join Juventus

Juventus are finally set to announce Angel Di Maria as their new signing after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired last June. The Argentinian winger is expected to arrive in Turin before the end of this week to undergo his medical exam with the Italian club and then to sign a one-year deal until the summer of 2023. After long conversations that started in May, Di Maria has finally decided to join Juventus and to start a new chapter in Serie A soccer.

Raheem Sterling agrees personal terms

With terms now agreed, it's simply a matter of time before Sterling becomes the latest to join the Londoners. A consistent performer for Manchester City, it will be interesting to see how the England international fits in with his new club, who incidentally he's never scored against.

Lenglet set for Spurs move

Barcelona defender Clément Lenglet is poised to join Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan, Fabrizio Romano reports. Per Romano, there will be no purchase option included in the deal for the 27-year-old Frenchman, who has been at Barça since 2018.

Cristiano Ronaldo would have no hesitation in rejoining Real Madrid - Sainz

AS journalist Manu Sainz says Cristiano Ronaldo would jump at the chance to rejoin Real Madrid - and that head coach Carlo Ancelotti would be “delighted” if the Portugal captain returned to the Bernabéu.

“It’s five to nine right now… at the latest, he’d be in Madrid by ten-thirty, ready to sign on the dotted line,” Sainz told an online AS Q&A when asked how the Manchester United star would respond to an offer from Madrid. “The money on offer wouldn’t matter to him."

Sainz added: “‘Carletto’ [Ancelotti] would be delighted to have Cristiano in his squad again, and Cristiano would cry tears of joy if [Madrid general manager] José Ángel Sánchez or [club president] Florentino Pérez told him they wanted him.”

Leeds sign Sinisterra

Leeds United have confirmed the signing of winger Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord, the Colombian international putting pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Premier League club.

Christensen unveiled by Barcelona

Barcelona have unveiled defender Andreas Christensen following his summer switch to the Camp Nou on a free transfer.

Speaking at his presentation, the former Chelsea player said of his move to Barça: “I’m very proud, as the president [Joan Laporta] just told you it’s been a dream for a very long time, since I was a kid - as long as I can remember.

“I can’t wait to get started.”

Cristiano Ronaldo move ruled out by Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn


Cristiano Ronaldo move ruled out by Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn

Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has played down talk that the German champions could move for wantaway Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

“As much as I appreciate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest, a transfer would not fit into our philosophy,” Kahn told Kicker.

Gareth Bale set to miss El Tráfico derby between LAFC and LA Galaxy


Gareth Bale set to miss El Tráfico derby between LAFC and LA Galaxy

Gareth Bale is set to miss out on making his Los Angeles FC debut in Friday's derby clash with Los Angeles Galaxy, as the 32-year-old waits for his visa and international transfer certificate to come through in the wake of his move to the MLS franchise.

“The process is still ongoing, so I don’t have an answer for you,” LAFC head coach Steve Cherundolo said on Wednesday, when asked about Bale’s paperwork.

AS USA's Rodrigo Serrrano has more

Juventus eyeing Koulibaly

In Italy, Gazzetta dello Sport's front page leads with news of a potential Juventus swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 31. The Bianconeri, who are expected to sell fellow centre-back Matthijs de Ligt this summer, are said to be ready to part with around $30m to sign Senegal international Koulibaly, who has spent the last eight years in Naples. 

Chelsea close to sealing Sterling deal

Cheslea are closing in on a £45m ($53m) deal to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City. Fabrizio Romano reports that Sterling, 27, has already held discussions with Stamford Bridge head coach Thomas Tuchel. The Blues will be in touch with City today as they bid to wrap up the signing of the England international, Romano adds.

De Jong Utd move held up over unpaid wages

The Telegraph's James Tucker reports that Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong's summer transfer to Manchester United is being held by unpaid wages at the Camp Nou. Tucker says Barça owe De Jong around $20m - money that the Dutch international agreed to defer earlier in the pandemic, as the cash-strapped Catalans sought to deal with the financial impact of covid-19.

Atlético confirm Witsel signing

Atlético Madrid on Wednesday announced the signing of Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, who has penned a one-year contract at the Wanda Metropolitano. Witsel, 33, arrives in the Spanish capital after four years at Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

Soccer transfer news, live updates: welcome

Good morning! Welcome to our daily live blog for Thursday 7 July 2022, bringing you the latest transfer news as clubs get their squads ready for the 2022/23 season.


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