Transfer Market The top stories from this Friday
22:30. That is everything for today. Make sure to check back tomorrow to see the latest rumours and completed deals.
21:25. Manchester United are on the lookout for a potential replacement for David de Gea and are tracking Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret, according to The Mirror.
20:47. Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick admitted in an interview with Sport1 that the club cannot sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz. Everything is pointing towards the 21-year-old joining Chelsea.
19:25. Istanbul Basaksehir have announced that Robinho has departed the club.
Hem mtevaz kiilii, hem de karakteriyle rnek bir sporcu olan Robinho’nun kulbmze vermi olduu emekler iin teekkr ediyor, kariyerinin geri kalan blmnde baarlar diliyoruz.
? stanbul Baakehir #TrkiyeninYeniampiyonu (@ibfk2014) August 7, 2020
19:00. Real Betis want to sign a goalkeeper to compete with Joel Robles and Mundo Deportivo say that they have identified the soon-to-be free agent Claudio Bravo, who previously worked with Mauricio Pellegrini at Manchester City.
18:25. Real Sociedad are planning to rejuvenate their squad by selling two of their most important players, according to Mundo Deportivo: Diego Llorente and Willian Jose. Thus far, no offers have come in for either player.
17:55. Valencia are on the verge of signing Porto centre-back Diogo Leite for 15 million euros plus a further five million euros in add-ons. However, it is worth noting that the club must also make sales to free up funds.
17:35. Chris Smalling shone during a loan spell at Roma in the 2019/20 season and, according to The Sun, the Giallorossi’s expected takeover by Dan Friedkin could see the club try to keep the Manchester United centre-back on a permanent basis.
16:40. Unai Emery and Villarreal could try to pinch Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo from their local rivals Valencia. That’s according to France Football.
16:25. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Lucas Torreira is set to leave Arsenal and is wanted by both Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina.
15:50. Even though Chelsea are aware of the need to sell some players before continuing their spending spree, they’re hopeful of doing so and they’re looking at a potential move for West Ham’s Declan Rice. That’s according to The Daily Mail.
15:20. Stuttgart forward Nicolas Gonzalez has many admirers in Italy, with AC Milan, Inter, Roma, Lazio and Napoli all believed to be monitoring the Argentine. The Daily Mail are also reporting that Leeds United are keen.
14:50. According to reports from Italy, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Mario Rui will renew their contracts at Napoli until 2025.
14:30. According to The Telegraph, Chelsea would be open to selling Jorginho and he could be set for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri, this time at Juventus.
14:00. Leeds United may try to sign Borna Barisic from Rangers, according to Sportske Novosti.
13:30. Inter have put Marcelo Brozovic on the market and there are several interested clubs, including Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
13:00. According to L’Equipe, Rennes are interested in Fiyako Tomori.
12:45. It’s still not clear where David Silva’s future lies, even if we know he is set to leave Manchester City. His father, though, has told Onda Cero that Silva wants to stay in Europe. He even mentioned Italy and the city of Rome during the interview.
12:00. Manchester United are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Jesse Lingard. However, The Guardian are reporting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a big fan of the player.
11:35. Manchester City would demand around 35m euros to allow Barcelona to sign Eric Garcia this summer, according to reports.
10:55. Hansi Flick has confirmed that Thiago Alcantara wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Liverpool his likely destination.
10:30. According to The Daily Mirror, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal are very close to agreeing a contract extension.
10:05. Arsenal have reportedly requested a loan deal for Philippe Coutinho. That’s according to The Telegraph.
09:50. Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu is a target for Barcelona, according to Turkish website NTV Spor. Barcelona are said to be considering a bid of around 40m euros.
09:32. Tottenham and Southampton are reportedly considering a swap deal. According to The Sun, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will move to London for 20m pounds at the same time as Kyle Walker-Peters goes to the south coast for 12m pounds.
08:20. Edinson Cavani is being linked with a move to Brazil by Globo Esporte. It is being reported that he could join Jorge Sampaoli’s Atletico Mineiro. However, Cavani is currently believed to be most interested in an offer from Benfica.
08:00. Good morning and welcome along to this Friday’s transfer market live blog, where we’ll have the latest completed transfers and the most interesting rumours.