CRISTIANO RONALDO is set to stay at Juventus after a summer of uncertainty, according to club chief Pavel Nedved.
The Portuguese superstar won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020 and Nedved has confirmed he will report to training this week.
Elsewhere, Dortmund are closing in on Donyell Malen with reports suggesting he is a replacement for Chelsea target Erling Haaland.
And Aston Villa are plotting to hand Jack Grealish a bumper new contract as they try and fight off Man City to keep their star man.
Follow ALL of the latest news and updates below…
READY FOR RAPHA
With Manchester United edging edger closer towards a deal with Real Madrid for French centre back Raphael Varane, here’s THOMAS BLOW with the full story.
SunSport understands the two clubs are nearing an agreement over a fee for the Frenchman, who is believed to have already agreed personal terms.
BATTLE FOR BAILEY
Bayer Leverkusen’s £25million rated winger Leon Bailey is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs.
90min are reporting that Aston Villa are prepared to meeting Leverkusen’s valuation, although Leicester, Everton, Wolves and Southampton are also keen on the 23-year-old Jamaican.
Bailey has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea but it Dean Smith’s Villa who are currently in pole position to sign the winger.
KESSIE GOING NOWHERE
Liverpool are just one of a host of clubs who have been linked with AC Milan midfielder Frank Kessie.
The Ivory Coast midfielder has just one year left on his current contract with Liverpool in the market for a midfielder following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum.
But Kessie has confirmed he plans to stay at San Siro, telling Gazzetta dello Sport:
“I’m proud to have chosen Milan and my intention isn’t to leave.
“On the contrary, I want to stay forever. Now I have the Olympics, but when I come back I will sort everything.”
Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard impressed while on loan at West Ham United last season.
The 28-year-old spent the second half of last season in East London, scoring 9 goals in 14 games and seemingly forcing his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans at Old Trafford.
David Moyes was reportedly keen on a permanent deal but the Daily Express are reporting the Hammers could turn their attention away from Lingard and instead focus on Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Liverpool midfielder is returning from injury and could seek a loan spell to return to form and force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s long-term plans at Anfield.
Liverpool fans will be delighted after breaking news has emerged that Virgil Van Dijk is in contention to feature in a Liverpool shirt again this week.
The Dutchman could play against Hertha Berlin on Thursday as he continues to near full fitness following a long-term knee injury.
Jurgen Klopp shared the news that Van Dijk could play as soon as Thursday, with fellow centre back Joe Gomez also nearing a return after nearing a complete recovery from a long-term knee injury himself.
THREE HORSE RACE
It was reported yesterday that Leeds United are keen on bringing Manchester United winger Dan James to Elland Road.
James was on the verge of a transfer to the Whites in 2019 before Swansea pulled out of the deal at the eleventh hour and James moved to Old Trafford.
Leeds are eager to make another move for James, but now the Telegraph are reporting that Brighton and Burnley are also interested in a move for the 23-year-old.
After an up-and-down eight year spell in North London Erik Lamela has left Tottenham for Sevilla.
He’s included in the deal that sees Bryan Gil move the other way after making 257 appearances for Spurs.
The 30-year-old Argentinian joined Spurs in a £27million deal in 2013 following Gareth Bale’s departure, but has never really hit the heights that were expected of him after his arrival.
Sevilla’s Bryan Gil is now officially a Tottenham Hotspur player.
The 20-year-old joins up with the North London club in a deal which sees Erik Lamela going the other way.
Gil has made three appearances for Spain and is a very highly young talent.
It looks like a smart move by new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
AARON ON THE MOVE
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey may leave Juventus this summer, according to reports.
Gazzetto Dello Sport are reporting that the 30-year-old Welshman is attracting interest from Tottenham and Wolves, with Juve willing to let Ramsey leave Turin.
Ramsey has been a Juve player for two years after joining on a free in 2019 but has been unable to establish himself as a regular starter, despite earning £6.8million per year.
CHOICE OF CLUBS
It’s not just Lazio who are keen on a deal for Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.
Sky Sports are reporting that Sevilla, Villarreal and Napoli are also keen on the 29-year-old.
Shaqiri impressed for Switzerland at Euro 2020, scoring three goals in five games for his country to get clubs from around Europe sniffing for his signature.
Sky Sports are reporting that Raphael Varane and Manchester United are close to agreeing personal terms ahead of the Frenchman’s proposed move from Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old World Cup winner has been strongly linked with the Red Devils in the last few weeks with a deal now seemingly inevitable.
The Real Madrid defender has been eager on a switch to the Premier League but cautious not to break his relationship with Los Blancos.
That danger has now been averted with a transfer edging ever closer.
LOOKING FOR LEE
Arsenal and Celtic are set to go head-to-head as they battle to sign Derby County youngster Lee Buchanan.
Reports by the Daily Record suggest the 20-year-old could be sold against Derby’s will due to their transfer Embargo and financial situation.
Buchanan can play at the heart of defence or more naturally at left back, as well as further forward on the left side of midfield.
It also represents a low risk move for Mikel Arteta but one that could have a high reward.
CENTRE BACK SWOOP
With Raphael Varane edging ever closer to a move to Old Trafford it seems that the Red Devils will not stop there when it comes to signing centre backs.
The Daily Mail are reporting that United are keen on making a move for Sevilla star Jules Kounde, a player they have been linked with continuously in the last year.
The 22-year-old Frenchman has a buyout clause of £68.5million and is one of the hottest young properties in world football.
MATT ON THE MOVE
Swansea City captain Matt Grimes is set for a move to relegated Fulham, according to the Daily Mail.
Grimes reportedly has a deal booked with the Cottagers this week after choosing to stay in the Championship amid interest from the Premier League.
Newcastle and Southampton were also keen on the midfielder but he now looks set to move to West London.
Aston Villa have revealed John Terry has left the club to pursue his ambition of being a manager.
The Chelsea legend finished his playing days with the club before returning to be Dean Smith’s assistant.
ERL OF MANCHESTER
Utd could try offloading Anthony Martial as part of a swap deal to bring Erling Haaland to the club.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund striker for some time, which interest appearing to die down when they opted to secure the team-mate Jadon Sancho instead.
And after splashing out £73million on Sancho, Man Utd would now not be able to afford a cash deal for Haaland this summer.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, the Old Trafford side are trying to think of creative ways to bring the Dortmund man to Old Trafford.
One of those is to offer forward Martial as part of the deal reducing the transfer fee required to buy Haaland.
Liverpool have been joined by Manchester United in their pursuit of Saul Niguez, with Utd ‘confident’ of beating their bitter rivals to his signature.
Saul has been linked with a move away from Atletico all summer, with Premier League giants circling.
According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old midfielder has a whopping £126million release clause in his contract.
But he could go for as little as £45m due to Atletico’s dire financial situation.
‘CLOSER AND CLOSER’
Real Madrid are now prepared to sell Raphael Varane to Manchester United, as per the player’s wish.
Varane is at training at Real Madrid City this morning but Fabrizio Romano says a deal has moved even closer.
Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has told CorSport that the club won’t stand in his way this summer as he gets set to depart the club.
He has been a bit-part player and has his eyes on a return to Italy.
Tying in with the Correa news earlier, Lazio are his club of choice and they may need to free up funds, should they wish to strike a deal.
I told Liverpool board I feel ready for a new challenge. They accepted my decision and will now consider bids to sell me. Liverpool won’t stop me this summer. “I’d love to come back to Italy, and I’d like to play for Lazio.
Everton join Arsenal and Spurs in the race to sign Lazio ace Joaquin Correa.
The player has asked to leave Lazio this summer, with the club’s transfer plans revolving around his sale.
Concrete offers are expected to be made for the 26-year-old, with offers around £40million set to be enough.
According to Corriere dello Sport, PSG’s interest has cooled over the past few days.
MOURINHO MARKET MOVE
Jose Mourinho is trying to lure Clement Lenglet from Barcelona.
It has been reported an initial 15million euros bid has been turned down, with Barca holding out for closer to 25million euros.
Lenglet is one of a number of Barca stars set to leave the Camp Nou as the Catalan side look to trim their wage bill.
Arsenal look set to miss out on a move for Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, with Brighton poised to land the striker.
The Seagulls are likely now to wait until after the Hoops’ Champions League qualifier with Midtylland in midweek.
That tie is poised at 1-1 after the Parkhead draw last week.
Crystal Palace are also credited with an interest in the £20million star.
JULE IN THE CROWN
Man Utd are looking to add Jules Kounde AND Raphael Varane, reports claim.
The Frenchman’s youth and versatility credited as the reason for the swoop.
The Sevilla centre-back has been on United’s radar for a while and can also play at right back.
Chelsea and Spurs have also been registered as interested parties.
The Daily Mail claim Solskjaer wants both Frenchman for his back-line next season.
Arsenal are set to finalise a move for Brighton star Ben White this weekend.
The Gunners have chased White for much of the summer and had a £50million bid accepted earlier this month.
The defender then agreed personal terms before the move was delayed by his late call-up into Gareth Southgate’s final England squad for Euro 2020.
But the wait could be over soon since the 23-year-old is booked in for a medical this weekend, according to the Daily Mail.
That delay has been caused by White’s post-tournament holiday in the Greek island of Mykonos.
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