Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea offer € 80 million for Man United target De Jong

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Newcastle’s Eddie Howe says Benfica’s game is ‘difficult’ after 3-2 preseason defeat

Chelsea have been extremely busy this week announcing the surprise signing of midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, while also negotiating for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella and Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. In addition, the Blues are trying to bring in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has been associated with Manchester United all summer. Should the Catalan squad manage to finally sack the Dutchman, the latest reports suggest they will be ready to attack Bernardo Silva, with the Man City playmaker keen to join in.

Outside of the Champions League clubs, Leicester City have told Newcastle United it will cost at least £60m to sign James Maddison – double the Magpies’ original offer and still well above their second offer for the attacking midfielder . Brendan Rodgers hasn’t been able to sign anyone to the Foxes this summer, but it looks like the Englishman isn’t someone he’s willing to part with to raise money for inbound deals.

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Elsewhere, Liverpool’s transfer business could be finalized, but they have announced a new contract for striker Diogo Jota, while Fulham have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno to increase the numbers available for manager Marco Silva, who is unhappy with the lack of transfers . this summer. Everton, meanwhile, hopes to strike a deal to bring Idrissa Gueye back from PSG.

Follow all the latest transfer news, rumors and updates below.

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Nikita Parris ready for transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United

WSL transfer news now and Nikita Parris is moving from Arsenal to Manchester United.

The English forward – part of the Euro 2022 winning squad – had already largely agreed to the switch for this summer’s tournament, with personal terms already in place.

Meanwhile, regarding the Lionesses, their upcoming friendly against world champions USA is already proving to be a huge hit with the fans:

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West Ham agree to £33.5m fee for Lille midfielder Onana

West Ham are hoping to make a big leap in the transfer market this week after reaching an agreement with Lille on the transfer of central midfielder Amadou Onana.

Sky reports that the deal is worth a total of €40 million (£33.5 million), including add-ons, but there is no deal yet between the Hammers and the Belgium international, who has won one cap.

The 20-year-old played in the Champions League last season and has only been with Lille for one season, mainly in a defensive role in midfield.

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Aaron Ramsey goes on a free transfer to Nice after leaving Juventus

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is on a free transfer to Ligue 1 club Nice.

The 31-year-old has played for Juventus since 2019, making 69 appearances for Serie A before being loaned to Rangers for the first six months of 2022.

Ramsey, who won three FA Cups at Arsenal in eight years, has earned 74 caps for Wales and remains the youngest man to wear the captain’s armband for his country, which will play at the World Cup for the first time in November. since 1958.

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Borussia Dortmund is looking for a new striker after operation Sebastien Haller

Borussia Dortmund may sign a new striker to fill the gap left by striker Sebastien Haller after his surgery and treatment for a malignant tumor, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Wednesday.

With the Bundesliga season starting Friday and Dortmund facing Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, Watzke said the club should look for a new striker quickly as all the pressure would be on teenager Youssoufa Moukoko.

“Obviously his absence (Haller) will be relatively long and to put everything on Youssoufa Moukoko’s shoulders now – he’s 17 – would be a bit too much,” Watzke told ARD’s Sportschau program.

“So I think we’re going to do something at the personnel level. Although it is also difficult to find the right solution because the market supply is not extensive,” he says.

Haller was signed last month to replace Erling Haaland, who came to Manchester City. But less than two weeks later and during Dortmund training camp, a malignant testicular tumor was discovered.

The Ivory Coast international underwent surgery at the end of July and will now require chemotherapy and be sidelined indefinitely.

Dortmund, which finished second to Bayern last season, is also participating in the group stage of the Champions League.

“Ideally, something should happen in the next eight to 10 days,” Watzke said of the timing of a potential transfer.

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Barcelona wants Bernardo Silva Frenkie de Jong . replaces

Barcelona president Joan Laporta aimed to give Xavi Hernandez the best possible squad this summer, Sport reports.

The Portuguese attacking midfielder will cost “no more than €70 million,” the report says, meaning they can fund the deal – if they can sack Frenkie de Jong as planned.

At the moment, De Jong’s transfer will fetch 80 million euros, although Barcelona has not yet agreed terms with their player regarding his departure in terms of unpaid wages. Chelsea are in the running for him, according to latest reports in Spain, but Man United have also been linked all summer.

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Football rumours today: Foden strikes new deal as Chelsea chase Walker-Peters

There has been quite a bit of talk in the media about possible Man City deals, starting with a new deal for Phil Foden – now agreed on terms of £225,000 a week, according to the Mail – and going ahead with a bid for Sergio Gomez.

The Times claims he is the alternative Pep Guardiola wants if City fail to sign Brighton’s Marc Cucurella, who is now closely linked to Chelsea.

Here’s more, including Brighton’s potential Cucurella replacement:

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Chelsea ready to offer €80 million for Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong

According to Spanish reports, Chelsea’s interest in Frenkie de Jong has kicked up a notch today, with Sport reporting that the Blues are willing to pay Barcelona’s €80m asking price.

The Dutch midfielder has been heavily linked with Man United all summer, with many claiming a deal had been reached on the move, but De Jong’s future still hinges on an agreement with his current club over unpaid wages.

There is still no immediate way out of that tangle, but Sport say Chelsea “has appeared hard on the scene” for him and will pay the full amount Barca want.

In separate Camp Nou news, centre-back Samuel Umtiti and forward Martin Braithwaite have been told they will not be given squad numbers for the new season, in an effort to reinforce the fact that they are not wanted and need to find new clubs.

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Former Lionesses manager Riise takes charge of Norway

A brief follow-up to the Lionesses after their Euro 2022 triumph: Hege Riise, former England and Great Britain interim coach, has been appointed as Norway’s new manager.

The 53-year-old – a World Cup, European Championship and Olympic champion during her record 188 cap career with Norway – succeeds Martin Sjögren, who resigned last month after the team failed to get out of a Euro 2022 group in which they were defeated 8–0 by host nation England.

Riise oversaw the Lionesses for three games in 2021 before Sarina Wiegman took charge in September, and also led GB at the Tokyo Olympics, where they reached the quarter-finals.

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Dean Henderson lashes out at ‘criminal’ broken promises at Manchester United

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan believes Manchester United treated him “criminally” last season.

The 25-year-old, who joined the newly promoted squad for their first top campaign since 1999, claims 12 months ago that he was told by Old Trafford’s hierarchy that he would be the first choice for last season.

However, when an injury limited his entry into Euro 2020 with England and Covid long delayed his availability for the new campaign, David De Gea kept his place as United’s number one.

As a result, Henderson only played three times in three different leagues and that frustrated him.

“To be honest, it’s probably been the hardest 12 months of my career,” he told talkSPORT.

“The conversation I had when I came out of the European Championship team was ‘You’re coming back here to be number one’.

“I got Covid-19, came back, so I should still have been number one, but then no one followed what they told me.

“It was frustrating because that’s why I turned down so many good loans last summer and they wouldn’t let me go.

“To sit there for twelve months, it’s really criminal, at my age I was furious.

“I told the hierarchy to play football and let me go, and I was almost gone before the manager (Erik ten Hag) came through the door. I haven’t spoken to him since.”

Meanwhile, a report shows that United players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire, were the most abused on one social media platform in 2021/22. Research by the Alan Turing Institute revealed an alarming level of online hatred last season, with nearly 70 percent of Premier League players being abused on Twitter in the first half of last season.

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Fulham signs Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno for three years

Germany international goalkeeper Bernd Leno has completed his move from Arsenal to Fulham after signing a three-year deal.

The Cottagers, who have the option for a further 12 months, have agreed a deal worth up to £8million for the 30-year-old, for whom the Gunners paid around £20million when they signed him from Bayer Leverkusen in June 2018.

Leno, who lost his seat to Aaron Ramsdale last season, told FFCtv: “It feels great to finally be here. I can’t wait to join the team, train and play with the team.

“I am relieved that everything is done. I’m just happy to be here. It took a while, but in the end we made it and that’s the most important thing.”

Full report on the completed transfer:

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