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Football transfer news and rumours

  • Published at 06:00 am August 2nd, 2018

Find all the latest updates and rumours about football transfers

Emery ignoring Ramsey rumours

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is focused on the club's Premier League preparations amid speculation over Aaron Ramsey, though he hopes the star midfielder remains at the Emirates.

Ramsey is out of contract at the end of the season and the Wales international has been linked with La Liga champions Barcelona and Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Mourinho knocked back over Bale & Kroos bids

Real Madrid pair were the Special One's top targets for the summer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw enquiries over both Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale knocked back during this transfer window, reports Marca

Mourinho is keen to strengthen his United squad after failing to land the Premier League in either of his first two seasons at Old Trafford. 

But his efforts to sign the Real Madrid pair were given short shrift in the Spanish capital, with the Special One told that both Bale and Kroos were "not for sale".

Everton battle Galatasaray for N'Diaye

Everton are in talks with Stoke over midfielder Badou N'Diaye, but face a fight with Turkish giants Galatasaray for him, The Daily Mail reports.

The Senegal international wants to find a way back into the Premier League after Stoke were relegated from the top tier.

Tottenham teen wanted by Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen are trying to lure Tottenham teenager Marcus Edwards to the Bundesliga, The Sunclaims.

The German side have already made contact with the London club to discuss a fee for the 19-year-old, who spent a brief spell on loan at Norwich last season.

Chelsea not giving up on Higuain

The Premier League side are still on the chase for the forward

Despite Gonzalo Higuain being near a move to AC Milan, Chelsea are not ready to give up the chase for the Argentine forward just yet, reports the Mirror

The Premier League side believe Higuain has balked at a loan move to Milan. 

The Blues are actively trying to offload Olivier Giroud to Marseille, which would give the club the cash to match any offer from Milan. 

FC Cincinnati lands Sweden international

FC Cincinnati continued to build toward its first MLS season with another signing on Wednesday. 

Having already landed Fanendo Adi from the Portland Timbers as the club's first designated player, the club moved to add Swedish defender Pa Konate on loan from Serie A side S.P.A.L.

While the side will not begin play in MLS until 2019, the 24-year-old, like Adi, will close the 2018 campaign in the second tier of U.S. soccer with FCC's USL side. The year-long loan will also require Cincy to either buy the defender or extend his loan for him to finish the 2019 season with the club. 

West Ham nearing £20m Thiago Maia deal

West Ham are on the verge of topping the £100 million ($131m) mark on their summer spending spree with the club nearing the signing of Thiago Maia, according to The Sun

The Brazilian is set to make a £20m move to the Hammers from Lille and will bring an end to Manuel Pellegrini's search for a defensive midfielder. 

Unhappy Sarri plans Willian talks

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is "not happy" with Willian following the Brazilian's delayed return to the team following the World Cup. 

Willian has been linked with a number of top clubs, and while the Blues boss offered no updates on the player's future with the club, he did say he found the situation strange. 

Kouyate swaps West Ham for Palace in £9.5m deal

Crystal Palace have signed Senegal international midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate from Premier League rivals West Ham.

Palace confirmed the reported £9.5million deal on Wednesday, with Kouyate arriving on a four-year contract.

West Ham fail in Maxi Gomez bid

West Ham have seen a £25 million ($32.8m) bid rebuffed for Celta's Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez, claims the Sun

Gomez represented his nation at the World Cup after a brilliant season in La Liga. 

And with Andy Carroll out, the Hammers have confirmed their interest in the striker and could yet improve their bid. 

Southgate to receive new England deal

Gareth Southgate is set to be rewarded for England's World Cup heroics with a new improved contract, claims the Mirror

Southgate's young Three Lions defied all expectations by reaching the semi-finals in Russia 2018, eventually going out to Croatia after extra time. 

And England are ready to extend his contract beyond its current expiry in 2020, although Southgate is not expected to earn more than the Premier League average of £5 million a year.

Madrid to hold Modric meeting amid Inter approach

Midfield star will decide his future after summit with Perez

Real Madrid star Luka Modric is gearing up for showdown talks with the club as interest from Inter intensifies, reports Gianluca Di Marzio

The Croatia midfielder has emerged as a shock option for the Italians who, like rivals Juventus, have been extremely active in the summer window. 

And the Nerazzurri are hoping Modric expresses his wish for a change of scenery to president Florentino Perez when the pair sit down at the weekend.

Man United turn to Yerry Mina after missing out on Maguire

Barcelona's Yerry Mina is the latest defender to come under Manchester United's gaze after efforts to land Harry Maguire failed to bear fruit, according to the Mirror

Mina, 23, is expected to move on from Camp Nou after just six months as the Catalans must offload a non-EU player to meet La Liga squad regulations. 

And while Leicester have refused to negotiate their England defender, Barca are likely to prove far more amenable to United's approaches having already talked with Everton over a possible move.

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