Friday’s Edition of Football Transfer Gossip around the World 27/08/2021


Liverpool have made an opening move for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma. (Daily Express)

West Ham stars Declan Rice, Thomas Soucek and Michail Antonio are all set to be offered new deals next year.(Daily Express)

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has declared that he would reject any offers coming from clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal to remain with the Foxes until the end of his career.(Daily Express)

Cristiano Ronaldo wants £510,000-a-week to join Manchester City from Juventus, although making him the club’s highest earner could upset others in the squad.(The Sun)

Tottenham are ready to offer Harry Kane a £100,000-a-week pay rise in a bid to keep him out of Manchester City’s clutches.(The Sun)

Pressure is increasing on UEFA to allow away supporters to attend fixtures in club competitions this season, although a decision is yet to be made on whether they will be permitted at fixtures starting from next month.(Daily Mail)

Donny van de Beek has been advised to look for a route out of Manchester United by Dimitar Berbatov after a disappointing spell at Old Trafford following his £35m move from Ajax last year.(Daily Mail)

Manchester City have agreed a deal with Juventus to bring Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, to the club. (AS – in Spanish)

Juventus want between 25-30m euros (£21-25m) for Ronaldo, with City expected to offer him a two-year deal. (Guardian)

The Italian club expected Ronaldo to stay but are keen to sign City’s Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 24, as his replacement. (Sky Sports)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have rejected a loan bid for Spain winger Adama Traore, 25, from Tottenham Hotspur, as they are committed to keeping him. (Telegraph)

West Ham United are targeting CSKA Moscow and Croatia forward Nikola Vlasic, 23, as they look for alternatives to Manchester United’s England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard. (Sky Sports)

Watford have opened talks with Tottenham over a possible deal for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 32. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain are targeting moves for a number of players, including Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, and Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, as they prepare for a season without Kylian Mbappe. (L’Equipe, via Mail)

Real Madrid have made an improved £145m bid for France and PSG forward Mbappe, 22, after their initial offer of £137m was rejected. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have missed out on England Under-21 winger Noni Madueke, 19, after he signed a new contract at PSV Eindhoven. (Mirror)

Tottenham and England captain Harry Kane is in talks about an improved contract. The striker, 28, is hoping for a deal worth up to £400,000 a week after committing to stay at the club this season. (Times – subscription required)

Chelsea are close to signing Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde, 22, in a deal worth £42m. (Sky Italia, via Star)

Meanwhile Blues defender Kurt Zouma, 26, will undergo a medical before the France centre-back’s £26m move to West Ham on a five-year contract. (Sun)

Tottenham have opened talks over a possible £40m move for Juventus and United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 22. (Independent)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has ruled out the possibility of captain and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving the club. (ESPN)

Everton are interested in Brighton’s 25-year-old French striker Neal Maupay. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United will target a central midfielder before the transfer window closes, but may have to wait to move for England and West Ham’s Declan Rice, 22. (Independent)


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