SUNDERLAND IN FOR MASON
Sky Sources understand Hull City face competition from
Sunderland for the signing of Ryan Mason from Tottenham.
Hull and Spurs
agreed a fee for the midfielder and the Yorkshire club has made him an offer on
personal terms. However, we understand the player is now speaking to
MEDICAL FOR PEREZ TOO
Lucas Perez is flying to London for a medical at Arsenal, according to Sky sources.
The Gunners have triggered his £17m release clause, with Arsene Wenger 99 per cent confident of making a signing before the deadline.
As earlier reported, Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi is also heading to the Emirates for his medical ahead of a move.
Sky in Germany are reporting Mustafi will sign a five-year deal after weeks of negotiations between the two clubs, with a fee which could rise to £35m agreed.
CONTE'S TRANSFER FRUSTRATIONS
NEIL CONFIRMS OLIVEIRA INTEREST
Alex Neil has confirmed Norwich City are close to signing
Benfica forward Nelson Oliveira, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham
Neil said: “He’s one of many that we looked at, and he’s a
quality player. He has good attributes which suit us.
“We’re hoping to complete a permanent deal in the next day
INTER'S DOUBLE SIGNING
Inter Milan are set to sign Gabriel Barbosa from Santos and Joao Mario from Sporting.
Mario starred for Portugal at Euro 2016, while Barbosa featured for Brazil as they won Olympic gold earlier this month.https://twitter.com/Inter_en/status/769157267631529984
MARTINEZ EXPLAINS HENRY ROLE
New Belgium boss Roberto Martinez explains his decision to appoint Thierry Henry as his assistant coach...
GUARDIOLA ON HART AND MORE
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the press this afternoon, and on Joe Hart's situation said: "We want the best for (Hart). The club will help him find the best option. I will treat him like anyone if he stays, I will be fair."
On possible Man City outgoings, he admitted he may look to sell the likes of Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony.
He continued: "Maybe they stay, maybe they go. After West Ham, we continue to speak and we’ll see what the situation is."
Rovers have signed defensive pair Tommie Hoban and Derrick Williams.
joins on a season-long loan from Watford, while Williams has signed a
three-year deal from Bristol City.
strengthen Rovers’ back-line following the departure of Shane Duffy to
MOURINHO ON SCHWEINSTEIGER
Jose Mourinho says it is unlikely Bastian Schweinsteiger will play for the club this season, even though the German midfielder insists he is ready to stay and fight for his place.
Mourinho said: "I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm saying that it is very difficult because we have Pogba, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Fellaini and Michael Carrick.
"We have five players for two positions. It's very difficult that an opportunity will arrive [for him]."
On possible transfers before the deadline, Mourinho added: "I
think we are going to have a very quiet week. Not surrounded by helicopters
waiting for someone to arrive or leave - I am more than happy with the squad I
AMOS JOINS CARDIFFhttps://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/769157500276965377
VALE SIGN PATERSONhttps://twitter.com/OfficialPVFC/status/769153722928754689
SKY BET TRANSFER SPECIALS
Who can afford James Rodriguez? Juventus have spent plenty of their Paul Pogba money already but the Italian giants are 3/1 favourites to add the Real Madrid forward to their ranks. Chelsea are next in the betting at 9/2, with Everton 18/1 and Arsenal 25/1. Place your bets right here.
‘NO CHELSEA BID FOR JAMES’
Real Madrid are pushing James Rodriguez out of the club but
won’t sell him cheaply amid Chelsea interest, says Guillem Balague.
In his Q&A this afternoon Balague said: “"Chelsea
have not made a bid. I don't believe that they are willing to pay €70m as it
has been published in the Spanish media.
"But Real Madrid have opened the door
to him should he want to leave - he is not expected to start at the weekend in
La Liga. Zinedine Zidane wants him out but the player told Real he wants to
stay. He is being pushed out but will not be sold on the cheap."
Read the full Q&A HERE
CONTE 'HAS TARGETS'
Chelsea have already brought in Michy Batshuayi and N'Golo
Kante this summer but Antonio Conte admits the club may find it difficult to
secure any further signings before the close of the window.
He said: "With this market, it’s very difficult to
believe in something. I have some targets. These targets will be very difficult
to buy. But now we have a game against Burnley which is more important than the
"This market is very crazy and now we are seeing that
it’s very difficult to reach our targets."
DUFFY JOINS BRIGHTON
Shane Duffy has completed his move from Blackburn Rovers to Brighton for an undisclosed fee.
The Republic of Ireland international has signed a four-year deal at the Amex Stadium.
KARANKA ON TRANSFERS
Middlesbrough have been one of the most active clubs in
England during this summer transfer window.
However, Karanka says he is not yet
finished in the market and expects to sign more players before the window
He said this afternoon: "Yes, we are working but since last season
finished the club has been working really well behind the scenes.
"It gives me the opportunity to focus on the games. We
know which positions we have to strengthen."
HULL AGREE MASON FEE
Hull City have agreed a fee for Tottenham midfielder Ryan
Mason, according to Sky sources.
It is understood Hull are one of a number of Premier League
clubs interested in signing Mason, who is a product of Tottenham's academy,
before the transfer deadline.
FORSHAW'S NEW CONTRACT
Adam Forshaw has agreed a new four-year deal with Middlesbrough.
On the deal, manager Aitor Karanka said: "I am really pleased for Adam Forshaw's contract. He deserves it for his performances on the pitch.
"Adam's attitude is amazing. He always trains and plays with intensity. He's more than capable of playing in the Premier League."
CHELSEA MOVE FOR ALONSO
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has looked to address his squad’s
shortcomings in defence by moving for Fiorentina left-back Marcos Alonso.
According to Sky in Italy, Conte wants
the former Bolton and Sunderland defender to provide cover for Cesar
Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic.
MUSTAFI HAVING ARSENAL MEDICAL TODAY
Valencia centre-back Shkodran
Mustafi will travel to London this afternoon to undergo a medical at Arsenal, according to Sky Germany sources.
The Germany international will sign a five-year deal at the Emirates.
N'KOUDOU TRAINING WITH SPURS
Sky sources understand winger Georges-Kevin
N'Koudou is training with Tottenham ahead of a move from Marseille.
French club gave permission for N'Koudou to join up with the Spurs players as
work continues to finalise the transfer.
N'Koudou has been training at
their Enfield base since Thursday, with frontman Clinton N'Jie expected to join
Marseille on loan as part of the deal.
PARDEW: ZAHA GOING NOWHERE
In case you missed the news we brought you earlier, Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has insisted winger Wilfried Zaha, who Spurs are after, is staying at Selhurst Park...
WENGER ON 'STRANGE' TRANSFER MARKET
Arsene Wenger gives Arsenal fans an update on the club's transfer business - he's 99 per cent certain they will make a signing...
FULHAM MAKE SIGNING
Fulham have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Neeskens Kebano on a three-year contract from Genk for an undisclosed fee.
The club holds the option of an additional year.
TONER JOINS WALSALL
Kevin Toner has joined Walsall on loan until January from Aston Villa.https://twitter.com/WFCOfficial/status/769127300734545920
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PULIS ON TRANSFERS
NEW DEAL FOR STERRY
Newcastle have confirmed a new four-year contract for
defender Jamie Sterry.
He made his full debut for Rafa Benitez’s side in Tuesday
night’s EFL Cup win over Cheltenham.
PHELAN: HULL TRANSFER UPDATE
THIERRY HENRY NAMED BELGIUM ASSISTANT
Thierry Henry has been named assistant coach of the Belgium national team.
He will work under former Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who replaced Marc Wilmots as Belgium head coach following Euro 2016.https://twitter.com/ThierryHenry/status/769121149833936896
Leicester City will have to pay Steven N'Zonzi's buyout clause if they want to sign the former Stoke midfielder, according to Guillem Balague.
The Sky Sports Spanish football expert says Sevilla won't budge otherwise.https://twitter.com/GuillemBalague/status/769112231971659776
ZAZA TO WEST HAM
More on West Ham, and the news that Slaven Bilic expects the deal for Juventus forward Simone Zaza to be completed shortly.
Let's hear from the Hammers boss...
OXFORD SENT OUT ON LOAN?
West Ham's highly-rated youngster Reece Oxford could be sent out on loan this summer, according to Slaven Bilic.
He said: "Probably one or two of the young players will go out on loan, now we are out of Europe. [Martin] Samuelsen and [Josh] Cullen have already gone.
"[Reece] Oxford or [Reece] Burke - one of them will probably stay here with us and one will go out on loan."
BALAGUE'S LUCAS PEREZ UPDATE
Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has played down reports Arsenal initially rejected Lucas Perez before going back in for the striker this week.
The Gunners have triggered his release clause, according to Sky sources, and are expected to complete the deal before the deadline.https://twitter.com/GuillemBalague/status/769106463168094208
LEEDS DEAL CLOSE
Sky sources understand Leeds are close to agreeing a deal with Roma to sign
Italy U17 player Dario Meadows.
CHAMBERS COULD LEAVE ON LOAN
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Calum Chambers could leave Arsenal on loan before the deadline.
“Future, no,” said Wenger when asked if the arrival of
another defender could affect Chambers.
“The fact that he could go out on loan somewhere and play, yes.”
ZAZA FEE AGREED
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed the club expects to sign Juventus forward Simone Zaza.
Speaking in his press conference, Bilic said: "The personal terms are agreed and he is due in London today, so we hope it will be done.
"It's very positive and is a boost. We've been trying for a long time to get a top-quality striker and he was always mentioned."https://twitter.com/WestHamUtd/status/769099867973115904
FULHAM CLOSE ON JOHANSEN
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his club are close to selling Stefan Johansen, with Fulham linked.
Rodgers said: "It is not yet complete, but it could happen in the next few days."https://twitter.com/celticfc/status/769097629804421120
HART TO SUNDERLAND?
Plenty of transfer lines from David Moyes' Sunderland press conference this morning - here's the latest. Could Man City's Joe Hart end up at Stadium of Light?https://twitter.com/SkySports_Keith/status/769096873583992832
SAMPER 'DEAL AGREED'
Barcelona and Granada have reached an agreement over the
loan of Sergi Samper, reports Marca.
Samper, who came through the ranks at the Nou Camp, will
spend the rest of the 2016/17 season on loan at Granada.
He signed a new deal at Barca earlier this summer but the
arrival of new midfielders, including Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes, has
heightened competition for places under Luis Enrique and he will continue his
short-term development elsewhere.
WHY JOIN HEARTS?
Bjorn Johnsen explains why he chose to move to Hearts...
MOYES CONFIRMS IBORRA BID
Vito Mannone faces a minimum of three months out with a torn ligament in his elbow, so Sunderland boss David Moyes admits he's in the market for a new 'keeper before the deadline.
"We definitely need to look for another goalkeeper because we only have a young 'keeper after Jordan Pickford," he said.
He's also told his pre-match press conference that new signing Jaiver Manquillo is in contention to start against Southampton, and confirmed he's made a bid for Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra. https://twitter.com/SunderlandAFC/status/769095955987697664
PULIS ON SIGNINGS
West Brom have been one of the least active Premier League clubs in the transfer market but Tony Pulis is confident of securing more signings before the window closes.
He said: "I still think I'll get my five players, I know it's been two weeks but these things take time but I still think these deals will get over the line.
"I've been here 22 months and signed the likes of Rondon, Fletcher and Evans and we are trying to bring in players of that quality."
BALAGUE ON IBORRA
Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has this update for Sunderland fans following reports of a bid tabled for the Sevilla midfielder.
Keep an eye out for Balague's Q&A today too - tweet your questions using the #AskGuillem hashtag.https://twitter.com/GuillemBalague/status/769088522783424512
NO ARSENAL DEAL TODAY
Arsene Wenger has put the brakes on reports Arsenal could announce the signings of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi this afternoon, saying talks are under way but not near completion.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference just now, he said: "We are working on the deals, we are not close enough to announce
today [but] I'm 99 per cent confident we will make a signing.
"It was a strange transfer market, I expected it to be easier than ever, it has been more difficult.
"It looks like it will be frenetic in the last three days, everyone has sat on money but we know they will all splash out now."
PARDEW ON ZAHA
Alan Pardew has commented on Tottenham's bid for his Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, saying the decision to reject the offer was the right one.
“Ispoke to Wilfried Zaha and said we'd have to see what the
bid was, then spoke with the chairman," he said. "He put the stop to it, that was the
"We just reacted to it (the
bid) and I think we've reacted correctly."
And on potential incomings before the deadline, Pardew added: "We're
close with someone at the moment, we're hoping to get that over the line. We're
looking to bring in two or three more."
ROB HOLDING INTERVIEW
Arsenal defender Rob Holding admits his life has
"changed massively" since joining from Bolton Wanderers this summer.
"I'm living on my own now
for the first time, learning how to cook, giving it a go and not just getting a
takeaway every day," he said.
After the draw at Leicester, Arsene Wenger joked:
"Nobody is speaking about the performance of Rob Holding today. You
should be happy; he is English, he is 20 years old, but I'm sorry he didn't
cost £55m, so it cannot be good."
Holding admits he took the comments as a big compliment, saying: "Even if it was a bit of sarcasm to the media, I enjoyed it.
"[Wenger] has helped me settle in really easily,
he's spoken to me on a one-to-one basis, he talks you through games and reviews
Read the interview with Holding HERE - you can also watch the extended version of the interview on Sky Sports News HQ today
HOWE ON TRANSFERS
Eddie Howe has been speaking to the press ahead of Bournemouth's match against Crystal Palace, and expects one more signing before the deadline.
He said: "We're not imminently ready to announce a signing. I've made it clear we're looking for one more, but it may not be a high profile signing."
SAINTS' BOUFAL BID
Soccer Saturday pundit and Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier is hoping for some big transfer news on the south coast today.
Sky sources understand Claude Puel's side have had a club-record £21m bid accepted for Lille attacker Sofiane Boufal. https://twitter.com/mattletiss7/status/769073313293430784
OFFER FOR IBORRA
Sevilla president Jose Castro has revealed that the club
have received an “important offer” for Sunderland target Vicente Iborra.
Recent reports from Spain have claimed that Sunderland tabled a £7m bid for
“Iborra? We have [received] an important offer for him. We are unclear about
whether to accept it or not,” Castro is quoted as saying in AS.
Meanwhile, Castro says the club have not received any bids for Ukraine
midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka, who recently claimed he had been the subject of
offers in recent weeks.
Castro added: “Konoplyanka? There is no [offer]. The policy of this club is to
study all of the offers that arrive.”