Friday, June 26, 2015
Here is all today's latest football news and transfer gossip with Sergio Ramos, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Barcelona, Juventus, Paul Pogba, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Carlos Bacca, Arsenal, Liverpool, Christian Benteke, Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli and AC Milan all in the news!
Here is a round up of all the latest transfer gossip across Europe today!
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Real Madrid have slapped a huge £64m (90m Euros) price tag on Manchester United target Sergio Ramos, claims AS.
Widespread reports in the UK say United have offered £35m for the defender, but AS claims Real want much more, while also reporting that Louis van Gaal’s side will also offer the Spain international a lucrative five-year deal worth £39m - AS and Marca (Spanish national daily sports newspapers)
Real have already lined up Valencia's 27-year-old centre-back Nicolas Otamendi as a replacement should Ramos leave - Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)
Manchester United are close to signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, for £24m, meaning they will not sign Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 30 - Daily Star and skysports.com
Benfica and Argentina attacking midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, 27, has a deal agreed to join Manchester United - subject to his club's permission, according to his agent - Metro and A Bola (Portuguese newspaper)
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, "is very excited to come to Barcelona", according to the Catalan club's presidential candidate Joan Laporta - Daily Mail, via Catalunya Radio
The former Manchester United youngster is reportedly close to joining Manchester City for £60m - The Sun and skysports.com
Liverpool are preparing a £25m bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to the - Daily Mirror and The Times
It was reported earlier this week by Sky sources that Villa have yet to receive an any offer for the Benteke, who we understand has a £32.5m release clause - skysports.com
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is set for a medical today ahead of his proposed move to Arsenal. Earlier in the week the clubs agreed a £10.9m fee and it looked like the Czech would be undergoing the medical next week, but things appeared to have been brought forward - skysports.com
Arsenal are getting ready to make a £21.3m bid for Chile and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal - Daily Mirror.
Nathaniel Clyne is set to have a medical at Liverpool next week, with the club expected to complete a structured £15m deal for the Southampton full-back.
The clubs are currently negotiating an agreement which will include a £12.5m fee followed by additional payments based on conditions met by the player - skysports.com
Napoli want £67m - the buyout clause - for Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 27, a target for Arsenal, Liverpool and AC Milan - The Guardian
Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in Barcelona forward Pedro. The 27-year-old could be allowed to leave for £18m despite signing a new contract this summer - Talksport, via Mundo Deportivo (Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona) and Daily Mirror
Barcelona are set to rival Chelsea for the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan, Mundo Deportivo (Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona) .
West Ham are closing in on the signing of Barcelona defensive midfielder Alex Song, 27, on a free transfer. He spent last season on loan at Upton Park - Daily Telegraph
Marseille winger Dimitri Payet will complete his move to West Ham today after passing a medical ahead of his £10.7m move, but the French club are angry and say the 28-year-old has reneged on an agreement to see out the remaining two years of his contract - The Times and skysports.com
Borussia Dortmund say they will not sell striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, a reported £30m target for Arsenal - Daily Star and Bild (German tabloid newspaper)
Real Madrid were hopeful of sealing a deal for David de Gea this week but, with things dragging on, have revived their pursuit of Bernd Leno as a plan B. The Bernabéu chiefs have been tracking the Bayer Leverkusen shot stopper all season and have been in touch with his representative on several occasions. Leno, who is currently away at the European Under-21 Championship, where he is serving as Marc-André ter Stegen's understudy, has a €18m release clause. As such, any swoop for him would be a much simpler and cheaper task than the move for De Gea - Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)
After two seasons with Tottenham, and with two years still left on his current deal, Brazilian international central midfielder Paulinho (26) is getting more and more likely to join Luiz Felipe Scolari's Shanghai Shenhua - transfermarketweb.com
Tottenham are hopeful of signing Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld, 26, who was also wanted by Southampton after a loan spell last season - Daily Telegraph
Sevilla say they have not received any bids for striker Carlos Bacca, and hope that no club meets his buyout clause of £21m. Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with the 28-year-old, who scored 28 goals last season - The Independent
Fiorentina have made a £3m bid to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, 23, and the London club could accept, despite paying £11m for him last year. (Daily Express, via transfermarketweb.com and skysports.com)
Crystal Palace want Swansea City and Wales defender Ashley Williams, 30. He was valued at £12m by the Swans last summer - Daily Mirror
Stoke City have turned down a bid from Aston Villa for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic - skysports.com
Inter Milan are close to signing Giannelli Imbula from Marseille. Inter want to sign Imbula on a four-year deal, but Marseille want to send him to the San Siro on an initial year-long loan, with a view to sealing a permanent deal next summer. - Sky Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian daily sports newspaper based in Milan)
Arsenal want Zenit St Petersburg's Argentinian international centre-back Ezequiel Garay (28). Garay joined Zenit just last summer. The former Benfica, Real Madrid, Racing Santander and Newell's. Garay, who has a Spanish passport, might leave for a fee in the region of 18 million euros - transfermarketweb.com
Lazio have persuaded English midfielder Ravel Morrison, 22, to play for them next season, despite interest from QPR Talksport, via Il Tempo (Daily Italian newspaper published in Rome)
AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong has signed a new deal with the club to keep him at the San Siro for another three years - ESPN FC and skysports.com
Newcastle United's Italian international wingback Davide Santon, (24) who spent time on loan at Inter Milan last season and is due back at Newcastle is on Watford's radar. The player seems however willing to stay put at Neroazzurri - Sportitalia,
On loan at AS Roma from Genoa, Italian international offensive midfielder Andrea Bertolacci (24) has agreed to sign for AC Milan on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of 17 million euros - transfermarketweb.com