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The Magpies have given up on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and are now exploring potential deals with Liverpool and Arsenal.
Donnarumma demanding bumper new Milan contract.
AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is demanding a bumper new contract. The 21-year-old will commit to fresh terms with the Rossoneri if they agree to increase his wage packet to €10 million-per-year.
Donnarumma, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2021, has been heavily linked with Chelsea in recent months.
Barca willing to sell Semedo
Barcelona are willing to approve Nelson Semedo’s departure this summer. The Blaugrana will allow the 26-year-old to leave if a suitable offer is forthcoming, having been in contact with his agent Jorge Mendes.Semedo featured in 32 La Liga matches for Barca last season, scoring once.
Liverpool set to loan Ojo to Cardiff
Liverpool are set to loan Sheyi Ojo to Cardiff for the duration of the 2020-21 season.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the 23-year-old will be sent out on loan for the seventh time in his Reds career after slipping further down the pecking order at Anfield.Nottingham Forest are also interested in Ojo, but Liverpool and the player himself both view Cardiff as the best place for him to continue his development.
Inter determined to sign Kante
Inter are determined to sign N’Golo Kante from Chelsea during the summer transfer window.The Nerazzurri are ready to sell Joao Mario, Ivan Perisic and Dalbert Henrique in order to fund a swoop for the French midfielder, who is currently valued at £60 million ($79m).
Inter boss is eager to reunite with Kante at San Siro, having worked with the 29-year-old at Chelsea between 2016 and 2018.
Sunderland and Dynamo battling for Bajamich
Instituto forward Mateo Bajamich is attracting interest from Sunderland and MLS outfit Houston Dynamo. The Black Cats have offered £500,000 for the 21-year-old, according to the Sunderland Echo. While Houston have made a similar bid, based on reports out of Argentina.
Chelsea sign teenage goalkeeper Sharman-Lowe.
Chelsea have struck a deal with League One club Burton Albion to sign 17-year-old goalkeeper Teddy Sharman-Lowe. The England Under-19 international joins the Blues for an undisclosed fee but will remain at Burton on a season-long loan.
Sharman-Lowe joined the Brewers in 2017 from Leicester and enjoyed a breakout 2019-20 campaign as he was called up to Burton’s first-team and attracted the attention of England’s youth scouts.
West Ham fall short with Tarkowski bid
West Ham will have to nearly double their first offer for Burnley defender James Tarkowski, reports.The Hammers reportedly bidded around £27 million ($35m)for the Englishman but Burnley believes he is worth considerably more than that. Leicester City and Crystal Palace have also shown interest in Tarkowski.
Coutinho to remain at Barcelona
Ronald Koeman has told Barcelona he wants Philippe Coutinho to stay at the club this season, claims Marca. Coutinho returns to Camp Nou after a successful loan stint with Bayern Munich and will stay put unless a club is willing to pay a huge sum to sign him permanently. Philippe Coutinho.
Frankfurt circling for Aussie Hrustic
Australian midfielder Ajdin Hrustic has emerged as a target for Eintracht Frankfurt. Hrustic is currently playing for Eredivisie outfit FC Groningen and has made three appearances for the Socceroos.
No offers yet for Bale
Real Madrid haven’t received any offers for Gareth Bale this summer, reports Mundo Deportivo. The Wales star recently admitted he’s keen to leave the club but no suitors are yet to come forward.Jose Mourinho would like to sign him at Tottenham but doesn’t have the money to spend on a potential transfer fee nor his high wages.
Chelsea closing in on Mendy
The Blues’ signing spree is set to continue
PSG considering Choupo-Moting extension
Paris Saint-Germain are likely to hand striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting a contract extension, reports Telefoot. Both club and player are confident of agreeing a new deal with the 31-year-old currently a free agent after his last contract expired at the end of July.
Fulham set to sign Aina
PSG were tempted to make Messi move
Paris Saint-Germain’s interest was piqued when Lionel Messi declared his intention to leave Barcelona, sporting director Leonardo has admitted.The Argentina star sent shockwaves around world football when he declared his intention to leave the Spanish club for free this summer, though the Blaugrana insisted any buyers would have to match his €700 million release clause.
But Messi revealed to Goal this week that he will remain at the club because he does not want to fight the Catalan giants in court.