Transfer news LIVE: Man United target Frenkie de Jong picks preferred clubs, Chelsea near Jules Kounde


Ten Hag tight-lipped on Ronaldo; Rashford says Guy Utd ‘so much more healthy than closing season’

Frenkie de Jong desires to stick at Barcelona but when he should go away then his most well-liked vacation spot isn't Manchester United, in step with Game, in spite of the large lengths the United hierarchy are going to to signal Erik ten Hag’s number one goal on this summer season switch window. As an alternative, it's reported the Dutch 25-year-old would best imagine switches to both Bayern Munich or United’s Premier League opponents, Chelsea. This protracted deal looks as if working proper to switch closing date day on 31 August.

In the meantime Chelsea have moved a step nearer to signing the extremely rated Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. The Blues have agreed non-public phrases with the 23-year-old France global centre-back and feature now met the Spanish membership’s asking worth of £55m, in step with a number of reviews, with Kounde set to have a scientific over the following 48 hours. Thomas Tuchel is rebuilding his defence after the departure of Antonio Rudiger to Actual Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona, leaving the aging Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta as Chelsea’s frontline centre-halves. Kounde would upload to the hot arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly at Stamford Bridge.

In different places, Actual Madrid don't need to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, in step with Marca. The Mail reviews Leicester have rejected a £15m bid from Monaco for Boubakary Soumare. And Leicester are prepared to imagine big-money provides for James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho to be able to lift finances to reinforce the squad, the Telegraph claims.

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West Ham are in for 3 attacking reinforcements, in step with the most recent reviews.

A number of British shops have already been claiming {that a} deal for Armando Broja might be shut, with the striker shifting from Chelsea, however Italian media additionally say they would like Sassuolo attacker Gianluca Scamacca.

He can be expensive at €40m, with PSG already dispose of by means of that rate this summer season.

In any case, there’s additionally a reported Hammers enquiry for Napoli winger Hirving Lozano.


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Newest on Josko Gvardiol: Not anything in any respect.

That’s in step with Bundesliga reporter Stefan Bienkowski, who says there were no bids from anyplace but however that Guy Town are into the combo along side Chelsea – related to the defender the day gone by as a Presnel Kimpembe choice – as Leipzig glance to carry onto their proficient teenager.

He has performed at left-back and centre-back, and used to be probably the most massive causes for permitting each Konate and Upamecano to depart Leipzig a yr in the past.


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Leeds United are “actively pursuing” a brand new striker and left-back as Jesse Marsch continues arrangements for the brand new season in Australia.

The West Yorkshire membership have noticed famous person males Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips go away for Barcelona and Manchester Town respectively since heading off relegation at the ultimate day of closing season.

Leeds have moved briefly as they try to substitute the duo and bolster their choices for the 2022-23 marketing campaign, however there stays paintings to do as Marsch works with the crowd Down Beneath.

The Elland Highway outfit had been making an attempt to signal Membership Brugge’s Charles De Ketelaere however face stiff festival from Serie A champions AC Milan, with the American pinpointing striker and left-back as spaces to fortify.


What Guy Town’s willingness to promote to key opponents says about Pep Guardiola

In the meantime, Guy Town’s alternate of way within the switch marketplace this summer season is an actual distinction for Pep Guardiola to care for, writes Wealthy Jolly.

It used to be a name gained from the bench, by means of 4 males who began at the sidelines. Pep Guardiola remained there, too – he has made some leftfield strikes in his time however bringing himself on at 51 mins would had been a stretch too a ways – however his replacements made the adaptation. Ilkay Gundogan scored two times. The primary used to be arrange by means of Raheem Sterling, every other who used to be introduced on. Sandwiched by means of the German’s brace got here a objective for Rodri; the help, with an exact cutback capping an influential show in the second one part, got here from Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Within the aftermath of Manchester Town’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa to win the Premier League at the ultimate day of closing season, it didn't cross ignored that Guardiola had grew to become to Zinchenko, Gundogan and Sterling forward of the £100m guy, Jack Grealish. Two months on, it assumes every other significance. They proved Zinchenko and Sterling’s valedictory contributions in a Town blouse. Gabriel Jesus began that day, however the Brazilian proved a placeholder till Erling Haaland’s arrival.

Now every will play his house video games in London this season, the Ukrainian and the Brazilian for Arsenal, the Englishman for Chelsea. Sterling will have been joined at Stamford Bridge by means of Nathan Ake, had Chelsea been ready to check Town’s asking worth and Guardiola been in a position to discover a appropriate successor.

If one pertinent level is Town’s willingness to promote to home opponents – or, to place it differently, the truth that Premier League golf equipment are paying them some £120m, greater than investment the switch charges for Kalvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez and Haaland – every other is Guardiola’s willingness to cull his squad avid gamers, to dispense with the depended on who've made an important interventions even if no longer computerized possible choices.


Georgia Stanway mixes teamwork and timing to supply England’s maximum impressive second

Let’s transfer clear of the transfers for a second and try closing evening, the place England overcame Spain in additional time to e-book their spot within the Euro 2022 semi-finals. Mark Critchley discusses the Lionesses’ matchwinner:

It used to be the kind of objective that Georgia Stanway, rising up within the footballing outpost of Barrow-in-Furness, enjoying within the again lawn together with her brothers, would all the time have imagined herself scoring. Such a emphatic, long-range strike this is befitting of this kind of degree, that deserved to e-book England’s position within the semi-finals of every other main global match.

However within the white warmth of the additional time win over Spain in Brighton, when that dream had transform a truth, it used to be a second she may just slightly be mindful.

“All of it appears like a large blur these days,” the Bayern Munich-bound midfielder mentioned after the overall whistle. “I want to watch it again and notice the place I used to be, the way it went within the web, I actually can’t be mindful. I be mindful announcing to probably the most ladies, ‘At what second did we in truth ranking?’”

That is among the nice ironies of such moments in elite recreation. Whilst a objective as impressive and as vital as Stanway’s will are living lengthy within the reminiscence of many that witnessed it, whether or not they have been probably the most 28,994 throughout the Amex or the tens of millions gazing at house, it's going to best be a obscure, hazed mess of sweat, traces and lactic acid within the thoughts of the lady who scored it. You wait your whole existence to attain a objective like that after which combat to bear in mind how you probably did what did, and even why you probably did.


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Leicester might imagine provides for England midfielder James Maddison, in step with The Telegraph. The Foxes are but to make a signing this summer season as they give the impression of being to promote prior to they purchase, with ahead Kelechi Iheanacho and full-back Timothy Castagne additionally reportedly at the slicing block.

Staying with Leicester, the Day by day Mail says the membership have rejected a £15m bid from Monaco for midfielder Boubakary Soumare as they cling directly to a better worth for the 23-year-old.


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Breaking information, or possibly no longer: Thomas Muller does no longer fancy a transfer to the Emirates. Every other season of successful trophies as an alternative, then.


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Uncertainty over Aaron Ramsey’s long run grew on Thursday when he used to be overlooked of Juventus’ squad for the Serie A membership’s pre-season excursion to the US.

The 31-year-old Wales midfielder, who spent the second one part of the 2021-22 marketing campaign on mortgage at cinch Premiership Rangers, has been unnoticed from Massimiliano Allegri’s travelling birthday celebration along side Federico Chiesa, Mattia De Sciglio, Kaio Jorge, Arthur Melo, Marko Pjaca and Adrien Rabiot.

Ramsey is within the ultimate yr of his profitable contract at Juve, for whom he made simply 5 appearances closing season, and has been related with a go back to former membership Cardiff.

The ex-Arsenal participant’s occupation has been blighted by means of damage, however he stays a key member of the nationwide crew as they get ready for his or her first Global Cup since 1958 later this yr.

Apparently his long run lies clear of Turin, despite the fact that his scenario is difficult by means of a reported £400,000-a-week pay packet.


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Fabio Paratici is “pleased with the squad” at Tottenham now and can flip his attentions to promoting avid gamers this summer season, says Fabrizio Romano.

Six additions had been made to the senior squad this summer season, with Richarlison the costliest and Djed Spence the latest, however now it’s time to dump those that don’t have a long run beneath Antonio Conte.

Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks aren't any

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Steven Bergwijn are the most important departures up to now.

“I feel in August, Fabio Paratici will take a look at some alternatives, however as of now, they’re in reality pleased with the marketplace they'd.”

“Tottenham is that specialize in promoting avid gamers, as a result of they've too many avid gamers with Antonio Conte at this time.”


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Sky Sports activities reporter Mark McAdam says Guy Town’s way for Brighton wing-back Marc Cucurella is a ways from over in spite of having a £30m be offering rejected.

Alternatively, it’ll take a large growth to prise him clear of the Amex.

“We all know this will likely elevate on. Pep Guardiola is hugely interested in Cucurella and he's on the best in their record on the subject of changing Oleksandr Zinchenko. This can be a scenario I feel will rumble on for a while,” McAdam mentioned.

“It’s our figuring out that Brighton will best entertain an be offering this is in way over £50m. He has been this kind of distinguished determine for Graham Potter, he's a massively cherished member of the dressing room.”

Now not a foul benefit for three hundred and sixty five days, when they signed him for round £15m.