Monday, July 23, 2018

All of today's very latest football news across Europe!

Liverpool officials will fly to Turkey to complete a move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida, according to reports.
Turkish newspaper Milliyet claim Besiktas have rejected a £19.7m bid from West Ham and snubbed an approach from Everton which did not match their valuation.
Besiktas reportedly want £26.8m for Vida, and it is understood Liverpool will step up their pursuit of the 29-year-old - and Daily Star

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 28, is the player most likely to make way if Manchester United manage to sign England centre-back Harry Maguire, 25, from Leicester City - Daily Mirror

Manchester United want to sign one of Leicester's Harry Maguire, Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld or AC Milan's Leonardo Bonucci this summer - Daily Mail

Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer. Gunners boss Unai Emery has already made five signings this summer, including goalkeeper Bernd Leno. But with Petr Cech and David Ospina expected to leave the Emirates following Leno's arrival from Bayer Leverkusen. Arsenal may turn to Sommer to provide competition for the Germany international - Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)

Arsenal are interested in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. Gomes is believed to be surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou after failing to impress since his 2016 move to the Catalan giants from Valencia - AS (Spanish daily sports newspaper)

The race for Anthony Martial's signature is hotting up. Chelsea are locked in a three-way battle with Bayern Munch and Borussia Dortmund to sign Manchester United forward Martial. All three clubs fancy their chances of landing the 22-year-old, who has a year left on his contract at Old Trafford -

Chelsea are considering whether to accept a £65m bid from Barcelona for midfielder Willian, with Manchester United also keen on the 29-year-old Brazil international - Daily Mail

Chelsea are reportedly holding out for £70m for Willian having rejected £53m last week.
Martial, meanwhile, is not for sale, according to the report, but is also wanted by Tottenham and Bayern Munich - London Evening Standard

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says the club are interested in signing Manchester United's 28 year-old Italian defender Matteo Darmian - The Sun

Chelsea are considering signing Everton's Jordan Pickford or Stoke's Jack Butland in a goalkeeper revamp at the club should Thibaut Courtois leave for Real Madrid - The Sun

Thibaut Courtois' potential move to Real Madrid is being held up while Chelsea attempt to replace the goalkeeper. The Premier League club are interested in bringing Petr Cech back to Stamford Bridge and are also considering a move for Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel - Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)

Chelsea remain interested in Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to .It is understood the Serie A champions are willing to listen to offers for Higuain following Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival. The Argentina international played under newly-appointed Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli. However AC Milan have also made contact about Higuain. - Sky in Italy

Fulham have joined Lazio in showing interest in signing Borussia Dortmund's 27-year-old Germany winger Andre Schurrle, who has also been offered to Crystal Palace and Everton - Daily Mail

Watford striker Richarlison has arrived on Merseyside and started his medical ahead of his proposed £50m move to Everton. The striker is expected to join up with his former manager Marco Silva and become Everton’s first signing of the summer -

Chelsea have told Real Madrid they will not be bullied into selling Eden Hazard, not even for £170m - Daily Mirror

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has slammed Mesut Ozil following his decision to stop playing for Germany, saying "he's been playing dirt for years". The Arsenal midfielder announced on Sunday he would "no longer be playing for Germany" after accusing German FA (DFB) officials of racism. Ozil - who was born in Germany but has Turkish heritage - has been the subject of criticism in Germany after posing for a photograph with Turkish president Recep Erdogan before the World Cup.
Germany went on to exit the tournament at the group stage - with Ozil being dropped for the second game - and now Hoeness has launched a scathing attack on the 29-year-old.
The former West Germany international said: "I'm glad it is over. He's been playing dirt for years. His 35 million follower boys, who of course do not exist in the real world, think he has played excellently if he plays a cross to a man. He last won a tackle before the 2014 World Cup. And now he hides himself and his c*** performance behind his photo."

Wolves have agreed a fee with Monaco for the Portuguese international midfielder Joao Moutinho. It’s understood the 31-year-old will sign a two-year contract, for a fee in the region of £5m - and Daily Mail

Crystal Palace and Fulham have joined Tottenham in wanting to sign English midfielder Jack Grealish and have contacted Aston Villa about a move in the past few days - Daily Mirror

Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri is in the process of undergoing a medical at Motspur Park ahead of completing a £5m switch to Fulham -

Liverpool's chances of signing Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir look to have ended with claims in France that a deal for the 25-year-old will now not happen - Daily Express

Mateo Kovacic remains firm in his desire to leave Real Madrid. Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United are among the interested clubs who have contacted him. The 24-year-old wants to begin pre-season at a new club after his summer holiday. Madrid are starting to feel that they will have to facilitate the Croatian’s departure and would seek a fee of at least €50m - Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)

Juventus have reportedly made a 30m euros (£26.8m) bid for Brazilian defender Alex Telles of Porto, but the Portuguese club are insisting on a 40m euros (£35.7m) release clause - Football Italia (Italian football news website)

Newcastle have rejected attempt by West Brom to sign 27-year-old English striker Dwight Gayle on a season-long loan deal as part of a deal taking Venezuela forward Salomon Rondon, 28, the other way - Newcastle Chronicle

Barcelona's Colombia defender Yerry Mina, 23, is set for a move to the Premier League with Everton the most likely destination. - Goal (International association football news website)

Liverpool's new Brazilian keeper Alisson, 25, is set to make his first appearance for the club in a pre-season friendly against Napoli in Dublin on Saturday 4th August - Daily Telegraph

Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid looks secure with the Wales attacker expected to be one of their key players next season. Bale raised doubts over his status at the club, after their Champions League final win over Liverpool, regarding his lack of regular football. The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus has put the focus back on Bale and it seems likely he will remain with the European champions - AS (Spanish daily sports newspaper)

Bas Dost has performed a U-turn and signed a new deal with Sporting Lisbon, just over a month after telling the club he was terminating his contract -

Mark Hughes says Southampton will have to sell players before they consider adding anyone else to their squad this summer. Speaking to the Southern Daily Echo, Hughes said: "We will probably have to sell or allow players to go out of the club if we're likely to bring anybody in now I would think -

Bristol City have completed the signing of Mo Eisa from Cheltenham. The striker has agreed terms on a three-year deal at Ashton Gate, with the option of a further 12 months -

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