The Harry Kane saga rumbles on at Tottenham with Manchester City still hoping for a British record deal before the August 31 deadline despite fresh links to Robert Lewandowski, but we saw the England captain back in Spurs action at Wolves on Sunday.
It still seems slightly unreal, but Lionel Messi been officially unveiled as a PSG player after Barcelona were unable to afford a new contract and now the other megastar could be on the move as Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly weighs up his options.
Liverpool have also been linked with the likes of Saul and Mbappe amid new contract plans for Mohamed Salah, while Tottenham are now reportedly targeting Metz wonderkid Pape Matar Sarr as well as Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic and West Ham may have fresh hope as they pursue the permanent return of Jesse Lingard.
Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip!
Pogba talks continue
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed talks with Paul Pogba over a new Manchester United contract continue.
“That’s going to be the question every week now until he does,” Solskjaer said.
“As I’ve said all the time, Paul is a top player and the talks between the club and his representatives, which I am not involved in, continue. But he knows how much I care about him and we want him to play well.”
…or is he?
According to Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved, Cristiano Ronaldo is not starting due to a lack of fitness after Euro 2020.
Nedved told DAZN: “We must not look for things where there are none, it was a choice shared with the player.
“Not everyone is at the top at the start of the season. Giorginio] Chiellini is European champion and has remained on the bench, we want to be competitive tonight.
Does Cristiano stay? Absolutely yes.”
Ronaldo looking to leave Juve
Cristiano Ronaldo has requested to be on the bench for Juventus’ Serie A opener at Udinese tonight, reports Sky Sports, amid uncertainty over his future.
The 36-year-old is willing to listen to offers from elsewhere, despite manager Max Allegri insisting the player is committed.
Allegri told reporters: “He has never wanted to leave. He told me that he’s staying and he will be in Udine.”
According to Fabrizio Romano, Juve will ask for around £25m for the player.
Sancho and Varane on bench
Raphael Varane is involved in a Man United squad for the first time today as he takes his place on the bench for the trip to Southampton, where he is joined by Jadon Sancho.
“Both of them are getting there, they’re still lacking a bit of fitness,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said ahead of kick-off. “If they’re needed they’ll come on.”
Kane to play?
Tottenham have named Harry Kane is on the bench for today’s clash at Wolves.
He was greeted with boos by the home fans, of course.
Bakayoko heading back to Milan
Tiemoue Bakayoko has agreed a return to AC Milan on loan, according to reports in Italy.
The long-forgotten Chelsea midfielder has agreed a salary cut to complete the move, which is expected to be finalised over the next few days.
PSV want £40m for Madueke
PSV have reportedly put a £40m price-tag on the head of Noni Madueke, the England U21 international.
Madueke is said to have attracted interest from several Premier League clubs, including Tottenham, whose academy he left to join the Dutch side two years ago.
Inter desperate to keep Martinez
Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says star forward Lautaro Martinez has been given “lucrative offers” to stay at the club this summer.
Martinez has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham and Arsenal, but Inter are desperate to keep him at the San Siro having already sold Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea.
Palace close on Hughes
The Sun are today reporting that Crystal Palace are poised to wrap up the signing of Will Hughes from Watford after beating off competition from Burnley.
The report suggests the Eagles, who picked up their first point of the season thanks to a 0-0 draw with Brentford yesterday, will seal a £10m deal.
City ‘£50m short’ on Kane valuation
The Mirror say that Manchester City remain a full £50million short of Tottenham’s valutation of striker Harry Kane.
The report claims Spurs are holding out for £150m for the wantaway forward, with time running out as the window nears its end.
Kane has travelled to Molineux with the Spurs squad for this afternoon’s meeting with Wolves and could make his first appearance of the season if named among the substitutes.