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The done deals from the summer transfer window

JESUS TO ARSENAL A 'DONE DEAL'

Gabriel Jesus' move to Arsenal is all set to be completed, according to Fabrizio Romano.

It is reported that personal terms have been agreed with the fee set at £45m for the forward from Manchester City.

Jesus - who signs a deal until 2027 - scored eight goals from 9.79 xG in the Premier League last season.


DERBY BID ACCEPTED

Derby’s joint administrators Quantuma announced they had formally accepted Clowes Developments’ bid to acquire the club, with the company being granted preferred bidder status.

A spokesperson on behalf of Quantuma said in a statement: “The joint administrators will now enter into a period of exclusivity with Clowes, with a completion of the acquisition of the business and the assets of the club targeted for June 29.

“All parties are now working hard to conclude what is still a complex legal transaction within a very short timeframe. Once concluded, the transaction will enable the club to move forward and prepare for the upcoming season out of administration.”


LEWANDOWSKI'S PRICE TAG

Bayern Munich will be looking for at least €60m if they are to sell Robert Lewandowski, according to various reports.

La Liga side Barcelona have been linked with a move for the forward, who is expected to move on either this summer or next.

Lewandowski netted 35 goals from 36.10 xG in the Bundesliga last season, adding a further three assists from 3.90 xA.


BURNLEY BRING IN TWINE

Burnley have completed the signing of MK Dons forward Scott Twine.

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Turf Moor club following a 2021/22 campaign that saw him named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season.

Twine scored 20 goals and assisted a further 13 in England's third tier last season.


AREOLA SET FOR WEST HAM MOVE

West Ham are set to complete the permanent signing of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, according to various reports.

The Premier League club have agreed to a five-year deal with the 29-year-old - who spent last season on-loan at the London Stadium from PSG.

Areola made 17 appearances across all competitions with the majority coming in the Europa League.


BALE CONFIRMS LA MOVE

Wales forward Gareth Bale has confirmed he is set to join Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC when his contract with Real Madrid expires.

The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for a new club ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup in Qatar, which starts in November.

Bale, 32, had been linked with a move to hometown club Cardiff following the end of a nine-year stay at the Bernabeu, but will now continue his career with a switch to the United States.

The Wales captain confirmed his move to LAFC, currently top of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference, via his official Twitter account.

EBIOWEI 'SIGNS PALACE CONTRACT'

Malcolm Ebiowei has signed his contract with Crystal Palace, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The 18-year-old completed a medical in the past few days as a compensation fee with Derby has now been reached.

The forward featured in 16 games in the Sky Bet Championship last season - 11 of which were starts - with one goal from 1.75 xG and two assists from 2.29 xA.


RONALDO NOT FOR SALE

Cristiano Ronaldo has been told he is not for sale, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly spoke with the Manchester United forward's agent Jorge Mendes, talks which have left Old Trafford senior management furious.

Ronaldo scored 18 goals from 17.21 xG in the Premier League last season, contributing a further three assists from 3.61 xA.


WEST HAM CLOSE IN ON LINGARD

Jesse Lingard will soon be returning to West Ham according to reports in the Mail.

Lingard produced some excellent displays when on-loan with the Hammers during the 2020-21 season and is a free agent as of July 1.

West Ham are set to be busy in the coming weeks, with PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on his way in a £10.5m deal, while talks have taken place with Chelsea over striker Armando Broja.


ABERDEEN GOING DUTCH

Aberdeen have agreed to sign experienced Dutch goalkeeper Kelle Roos from Derby.

Roos, 30, has signed a pre-contract with the Dons and will join on a two-year contract when his current deal expires.

The Dutchman spent eight-and-a-half years at Pride Park, making 89 appearances.


MINAMINO JOINS MONACO

Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino has completed his move to French side Monaco.

The Japanese forward had limited playing time at Anfield since joining from Salzburg.

The deal is reported to be in the region of €15m plus €3m in add-ons.


BALE AGREES TO JOIN LAFC

It is being reported by The Athletic that Gareth Bale has agreed to join LAFC on a year-long deal.

Bale, who left Real Madrid as a free agent this summer, has signed for the West Coast side, and his deal has an option to extend for a further 18 months.

The Welshman was keen to secure regular playing time as he gets ready to lead his country at the 2022 World Cup later this year.


PRICE CRASH ON BALE TO MLS

The price around Gareth Bale's next club to be in the MLS has crashed in the last few minutes.

From 6/4, Bale is now 1/20 in that market, with it being reported that he has agreed terms with MLS side LAFC.

Stay tuned for more.


SPURS-EVERTON REMAIN IN WINKS TALKS

Tottenham and Everton remain in talks over the transfer of midfielder Harry Winks.

Spurs want a permanent deal, but Everton would prefer a loan with an obligation to buy.

Winks is aware he is not in Tottenham boss Antonio Conte's plans.


AC MILAN IN TALKS FOR ZIYECH

Italian champions AC Milan are in talks to sign Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, reports Sky in Italy.

The winger moved to west London from Ajax in a £33m deal two years ago but has failed to transfer his impressive form with the Dutch champions.

Ziyech could become the third Chelsea player in the last 12 months to join AC Milan with Olivier Giroud and Fikayo Tomori making the switch to the Italian giants last summer.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Ziyech would be open to the move.


NEWCASTLE CLOSE IN ON BOTMAN

Newcastle have agreed a deal with Lille to sign centre-back Sven Botman, with the fee for the defender believed to be in the region of £35m.

Botman is expected to travel to Tyneside for a medical next week and to finalise personal terms and complete the deal.


GUNNERS TO UP RAPHINHA BID

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are expected to make an improved bid for Leeds forward Raphinha.

The Gunners' opening bid for Raphinha was rejected as it fell below Leeds' valuation of the Brazil international.

Leeds are under no pressure to sell Raphinha, 25, as he has two years left on his contract - although he is not expected to sign a new deal at Elland Road.


CHERRIES PICK UP ROTHWELL

Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of midfielder Joe Rothwell on a four-year deal.

Rothwell joins the Cherries on a free transfer after his contract at Blackburn expired.

He provided 10 assists in the Championship last season.


SEVILLA AND ROMA EYEING VELTMAN

Roma and Sevilla are two clubs monitoring Joel Veltman's situation at Brighton.

The 30-year-old Netherlands international has only a year left on his contract at the Amex Stadium.


FOREST ANNOUNCE AWONIYI

Nottingham Forest have signed Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin for a club-record fee in the region of £17.5m.

The 24-year-old joins Forest from the Bundesliga club on a five-year deal and becomes the newly-promoted Premier League side's first international signing of the summer.

21/22 Bundesliga xG /95 leaders

Awoniyi was excellent last season for Union Berlin, and Ninad Barbadikar assessed what he would bring to Forest HERE.


LIVERPOOL TO LOSE SALAH THIS SUMMER TOO?

It is being reported by The Sun that Liverpool are considering letting Mohamed Salah follow Sadio Mane out of the door this summer.

The Egyptian has been sensational for the Reds since signing, and won the Premier League Golden Boot yet again last term.


SHOULD CITY SELL STERLING TO CHELSEA?

As one England player (Kalvin Phillips, see below) prepares to join Manchester City, rumours persist that another, Raheem Sterling, could be on his way out of the Etihad.

Chelsea are the team linked above all others with the 27-year-old - but would he be a smart buy by the Blues?

Andrew Beasley analyses the pros and cons of the potential move - READ MORE HERE.

Raheem Sterling's Manchester City stats.


CITY AGREE £45M PHILLIPS FEE

Manchester City have agreed a fee of up to £45million with Leeds for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

The Premier League champions have had an offer of £42m for the 26-year-old, with an extra £3m in potential add-ons, accepted by the Yorkshire club.

An agreement has also been reached for City academy midfielder Darko Gyabi to move in the opposite direction.

READ MORE HERE


RINOMHOTA LEAVES ROYALS FOR CARDIFF

Cardiff have signed midfielder Andy Rinomhota on a three-year contract.

Rinomhota, 25, has spent the last seven years at Cardiff’s Sky Bet Championship rivals Reading, where he played 139 games and scored four goals.

Bluebirds boss Morison said: “He’s a top player, and he wanted to come and play for us. He had a tough year last year with a couple of injuries, but before that he played two 40-plus game seasons."


WEST HAM WELCOME WARBURTON

Mark Warburton has been appointed first-team assistant coach at West Ham.

The 59-year-old has had spells in charge of Brentford, Rangers, Nottingham Forest and QPR and led the Hoops to a top-half finish in the Championship last season before leaving the club in May.

Warburton will take up his new role when the Hammers return for pre-season training at the weekend and will join Billy McKinlay, Paul Nevin, Kevin Nolan and Xavi Valero on David Moyes’ coaching team.

Moyes said: “Mark is hugely experienced and has a fine track record, having managed at a number of clubs over the course of his career.”


ROONEY RESIGNS AS RAMS BOSS

Wayne Rooney has left his role as Derby manager after informing the Rams he wished to be relieved of his duties, the League One club have announced.

The Manchester United and England great ended his playing career with the Rams before taking his first step in management with the club in November 2020.

Derby were plunged into administration at the start of last season and were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship despite Rooney leading a valiant fight against the drop in the face of a combined 21-point deduction.

Rooney said of his decision: “Today I met with the administrators to inform them of my decision that it was time for me to leave the club. In fairness to them, they tried tremendously hard to change my decision but my mind was made up."

READ MORE HERE


MCCART TO BE A MILLER

Defender Jamie McCart has provisionally agreed terms on a move to Rotherham when his contract at St Johnstone expires.

The newly promoted Sky Bet Championship club made the announcement on Friday afternoon, confirming an initial agreement was in place for the 25-year-old to head south.

Former Celtic youngster McCart had been a key player for Callum Davidson’s side, having signed from Inverness during January 2020, but now appears on the verge of leaving McDiarmid Park.


SWANS SIGN SORINOLA

Swansea have signed former MK Dons wideman Matthew Sorinola on a season-long loan from Belgian club Union SG.

The move reunites Sorinola with Swansea boss Russell Martin as the 21-year-old played for the former Scotland defender in Milton Keynes.

Lambeth-born Sorinola made 46 appearances for the Dons before moving to Belgium last July and can operate as a winger or a wing-back. Sorinola follows defenders Nathan Wood, Harry Darling and Wasiri Williams in arriving at Swansea this summer.


KOMPANY NOT FAZED BY REBUILD

New Burnley manager Vincent Kompany is not fazed by the squad rebuilding job required at Turf Moor.

The Clarets have lost a raft of players, including Ben Mee, James Tarkowski and Nick Pope, since their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.

Kompany, who was appointed last week, said at a press conference: “It goes with a potential drop in revenues when you fall out of the Premier League.

“You have to expect players to move on, but we still have some experienced players and a depth of quality and we are looking forward to bringing in some exciting players.”


WHERE NEXT FOR ERIKSEN?

Christian Eriksen’s return to professional football was one of the most compelling storylines of last season.

Not content with merely making it back on a pitch, the Dane shone for Brentford on a six-month contract, registering one goal and four assists in 11 Premier League appearances.

Graham Ruthven looks at which club would suit the midfielder next season - with Manchester United, Newcastle and Tottenham all linked.

READ MORE HERE

Christian Eriksen

DONE DEAL! BORO SIGN LENIHAN

Middlesbrough have signed Blackburn captain Darragh Lenihan on a free transfer.

The Republic of Ireland international, 28, has signed a four-year-deal at the Riverside after turning down a new contract at Ewood.

EVERY PREMIER LEAGUE DONE DEAL

The window is really starting to get busy now, so it's now surprise if you can't keep track of what every Premier League club has been doing.

Luckily for you, we have:

Track every Premier League club's completed transfers
Track every Premier League club's completed transfers


FOREST AGREE HENDERSON DEAL

Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal to sign Dean Henderson on loan from Manchester United for the upcoming season, according to Sky Sports News.

It's yet to be confirmed by either club but is expected to be later today.


DEWSBURY-HALL COMMITS TO FOXES

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has signed a new five-year deal at boyhood club Leicester.

The academy graduate enjoyed a breakthrough 2021-22 campaign where he claimed the club’s Players’ Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards.

Having made 44 appearances in all competitions, Dewsbury-Hall has now put pen to paper on a contract with the Foxes until the summer of 2027.


ICYMI: POGBA TO COMPLETE JUVE RETURN

Transfer Window 🤝 Paul Pogba.

A player Manchester United would probably like to pretend never existed having lost to Juventus for free, bought back for a world record £90m, then lost to them again for free six years later.


SPURS LOVE A BRAZILIAN

After being linked with a move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, in a head-to-head battle with Arsenal, Tottenham have let that one go according to the Daily Mail. Instead they're focusing on two of his international team-mates.

Leeds winger Raphinha, believed to be at the centre of a tug of war between Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea, and Everton forward Richarlison are now top of Antonio Conte's wanted list.

You could read our piece on whether Richarlison would fit into Conte's system here.


SONNY IN SPAIN?

A packed Paper Talk this morning includes Heung-min Son being linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The Champions League winners are reportedly interested in the Tottenham forward following failed moves for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Son won the Premier League's Golden Boot last season, scoring 23 goals from chances equating to 15.42 expected goals (xG).

Heung-min Son is being linked with Real Madrid


FULHAM IN MBABU TALKS

Newly promoted Fulham are in talks with Wolfsburg over the signing of Switzerland international Kevin Mbabu.

The 27-year-old former Newcastle defender is one of three players Fulham are looking at in the right-back position.


ERIKSEN DECIDING BETWEEN UNITED AND BRENTFORD

It is understood that Christian Eriksen is deciding between whether to join Manchester United or stay at Brentford.

Both clubs have made him very good offers - but United's is thought to be more financially lucrative.

Working again with Erik ten Hag, with whom he trained at Ajax before his return to football, as part of United's anticipated new era has its attractions.

But sources close to the midfielder say he and his family are settled in London and have reservations about relocating to the northwest.


NEWCASTLE CONFIRM POPE SIGNING

Nick Pope has completed his move from Burnley to Newcastle after signing a four-year deal.

Read more here


BARCA MAKE LEWANDOWSKI BID

It is being widely reported that Barcelona have made a big of around €40m (£34.4m) offer for Robert Lewandowski.

Current club Bayern Munich insist he is not for sale even though he has only a year left on his contract.

Bayern have not told Lewandowski's representatives how much they would accept for the Poland striker.


POGBA TO JUVE CONFIRMED

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has given his famous 'here we go' line over Paul Pogba's move to Juventus.

He reports that a full agreement has been made between Pogba and the club, and the Frenchman is set to join on a free transfer at the end of the month.


PALACE SET TO SIGN EBIOWEI

Crystal Palace are close to signing Derby youngster Malcolm Ebiowei.

The 18-year-old completed a medical with the Premier League club on Thursday.

He has been among Manchester United's targets and is one of many players out of contract at Derby after their relegation to League One.


NEWCASTLE STILL WORKING ON EKITIKE

Newcastle remain in talks to sign Reims youngster Hugo Ekitike, but are prepared to walk away from the deal if progress isn't made.

Negotiations between the two clubs have been described as “difficult”, with one source also telling Sky Sports News that PSG are interested in the France U21 International and that other clubs are keen too.

Ekitike had a breakout season in Ligue 1 last term, scoring 10 goals, but impressively racked up the ninth best expected goals (xG) per 95 minutes average in the league.

Ligue 1 xG per 95 leaders


SEAGULLS SET TO COMPLETE ADINGRA SIGNING

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Brighton are close to sealing a deal for Ivory Coast forward Simon Adingra.

Adingra is set to have medical ahead of a move from Danish club Nordsjælland, with the deal rumoured to be worth around £6million for 20-year-old.


BORO SIGN WOLVES YOUNGSTER

Chris Wilder's Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Ryan Giles on a season-long loan from Wolves.

The 22-year-old left-sided player has nearly 100 English Football League appearances under his belt already and has had loan spells at Shrewsbury, Coventry, Rotherham, Cardiff and Blackburn.


BRONZE ON BARCA MOVE

Lucy Bronze is delighted her club future has been sorted ahead of the start of this summer’s Euros campaign with England after she chose a move to Barcelona over a return to Lyon.

“It was pretty much done the week after the end of the season, I just had to find the time to sort it all out. It was hard keeping my mouth shut because it was obviously so exciting," Bronze said.

“The one thing I said to Barca and my agent was that I want it done before the tournament, get it done, get it out the way. I want to be able to focus on England, I don’t want questions about what club you’re going to next and all the talk and the gossip around that. I just wanted to be focused on playing well for England.

“At the end of the season it gave me a lot of confidence. I had offers from Lyon and Barca, the two best teams in the world. It wasn’t bad to be able to pick from that and make my decision.

“It gives me loads of confidence as a player knowing that these big teams who are so successful want to sign me, want me to play, know that I can make a difference to their team.”

Sporting Life has full video content from the England Euro 2022 squad on our Instagram page - which you can view by CLICKING HERE


LEEDS LOOK AT RAPHINHA REPLACEMENT

Reports on the continent suggest Leeds are looking at PSV Eindhoven's Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo as a possible replacement for wanted man Raphinha.

Gakpo, 23, would be a cut-price replacement for the Brazilian, 25, who is interesting a host of clubs in the Premier League and abroad.

Arsenal are reported to have already had a bid rejected for Raphinha while Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona are among the teams believed to be considering a move for a player who Leeds value at £65m.

Raphinha shot map since joining PL

MACEDONIA'S MIOVSKI JOINS ABERDEEN

Aberdeen have agreed personal terms with striker Bojan Miovski on a four-year deal from Hungarian side MTK Budapest.

The move is subject to the completion of the UK immigration process, with Miovski set to follow Albania international Ylber Ramadani to Pittodrie.

North Macedonia forward Miovski, who turns 23 on Friday, scored nine goals in 29 appearances in Hungary’s top-flight last season.

Dons boss Jim Goodwin said: “He’s a striker with all the key attributes needed to be a success in the Scottish Premiership. He’s got pace, power and fantastic movement which enables him to get numerous goalscoring opportunities on a consistent basis.


MANE: I NEEDED A NEW CHALLENGE

Sadio Mane says his desire for a "new challenge" was the driving force behind his £35m switch from Liverpool to Bayern Munich.

"I had six wonderful years at Liverpool with some very, very nice people and great fans," the Senegal striker said.

"But I have spent the last eight years in the Premier League and I need a new challenge - and Bayern, for me, is the right club.

"Bayern is one of the best teams in the world and to be here is very special."


KILLIE SIGN GERS PROSPECT

Kilmarnock have signed Scotland Under-21s defender Lewis Mayo on a season-long loan from Rangers.

Mayo, 22, heads to Rugby Park following successful loan spells with Dunfermline and Partick Thistle, where he made 33 league appearances last season.


NKUNKU PENS NEW LEIPZIG DEAL

The gaggle of Premier League clubs chasing France attacker Christopher Nkunku have been dealt a blow after the 24-year-old signed a two-year contract extension with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea were among the clubs linked with a big-money move for Nkunku this summer but his new deal keeps the Bundesliga's Player of the Season in Germany, in theory, until 2026.

Sky Sports sources in Germany reported that United, Liverpool and Chelsea all showed interest in Nkunku but their bids all fell sort of Leipzig's valuation.

Nkunku has scored 47 goals and contributed 46 assists in 134 games since joining Leipzig from Paris St-Germain in 2019.

Bundesliga top scorers 2021-22


BAGGIES SIGN WINGER WALLACE

West Brom have signed winger Jed Wallace on a four-year deal.

The 28-year-old joins Albion from Sky Bet Championship rivals Millwall where, across 210 appearances for the Lions, he scored 37 goals and provided 39 assists.

Wallace is the Baggies’ second signing of the summer, joining midfielder John Swift in moving to the Hawthorns.

Boss Steve Bruce told the club website: “Jed will be a massive asset to our team. He is somebody who I’ve admired for a long time and have tried to sign before. He’s got pace, power, penetration in the final third and, above all, is a top pro."


POGBA ON VERGE OF JUVE RETURN

Serie A giants Juventus are confident of finalising the return of Paul Pogba to Turin later today, say Sky Italy sources.

It is understood terms are currently being finalised with the France midfielder likely to sign either a four-year deal or a three-year contract with the option of an extra year.

Pogba spent four seasons with Juventus from 2012-16 before returning to first club Manchester United, where he has spent the past six campaigns before leaving as a free agent this summer.

Paul Pogba's statistics for Manchester United and Juventus (domestic league and European cup competitions only)
Paul Pogba's statistics for Manchester United and Juventus (domestic league and European cup competitions only)


EFL FIXTURES RELEASED

The Football League have released the 2022-23 season's fixtures this morning - with Vincent Kompany's Burnley travelling to Huddersfield in the headline match of the Sky Bet Championship weekend.

To find out who your team plays first, click our roundup here.

And for all the fixtures, by date, head here.


BROJA HAPPY TO BE A HAMMER?

Chelsea striker Armando Broja is open to a move to West Ham, with David Moyes' side believed to be interested in the 20-year-old, reports the Express.

The Albania forward spent last season on loan at Southampton, scoring six goals in 32 appearances with an Expected Goals tally of 6.51.


BAYERN EXPECT LEWANDOWSKI TO STAY

Bayern Munich expect Poland forward Robert Lewandowski to stay at the German champions this summer, Sky Sports are reporting.

The veteran striker's contract expires next summer and the Bundesliga giants were previously reported to be keen to offload him.

However, negotiating a suitable fee has proved troublesome given the 33-year-old's age and wage levels - and he is likely to remain at the Allianz Arena despite the arrival of Sadio Mane from Liverpool.


SMITH MAKES OWLS SWITCH

Sheffield Wednesday have announced the signing of striker Michael Smith from local rivals Rotherham.

The 30-year-old was out of contract at the Millers, having led them to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship last term.

Smith, who scored 25 goals in all competitions last season, follows Ben Heneghan, David Stockdale and Will Vaulks through the door at Wednesday so far this summer.


FREDERICKS JOINS BOURNEMOUTH

Bournemouth have signed defender Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer.

Fredericks, whose contract at West Ham was not renewed at the end of last season, has agreed a two-year deal and is Bournemouth’s first summer signing following their promotion to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old is reunited with Cherries boss Scott Parker after the pair played alongside each other for two seasons at Fulham.

Fredericks, who started out in Tottenham’s academy, joined West Ham from Fulham in 2018 and made 77 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers, but made just three Premier League starts last season.


NEWCASTLE CLOSE IN ON POPE

Newcastle hope to tie up their move for England keeper Nick Pope before the weekend as he prepares to undergo a medical on Tyneside.

The 30-year-old is understood to be due in the north east on Thursday with the Magpies and Burnley having reached agreement on a deal.

Pope, who has spent the last six years at Turf Moor, would become head coach Eddie Howe’s second summer signing following the capture of full-back Matt Targett, who spent the second half of last season on loan at St James’ Park from Aston Villa.

Newcastle were remaining tight-lipped on the move on Wednesday, but sources have indicated they are closing in on their man, who would provide stiff competition for incumbent Martin Dubravka.


MACEY MAKES HATTERS MOVE

Luton have signed goalkeeper Matt Macey from Hibernian for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old had a spell on loan at Kenilworth Road from Arsenal in early 2017 and has returned to the Hatters on a permanent deal.

Macey is thrilled to be back at Luton, who finished sixth in the Sky Bet Championship last term before losing to Huddersfield in the play-offs.

'I’m really excited," he told the Hatters’ website. "When I heard there was some interest I was desperate to come back. I had such a good time here, even though it was very brief last time."


ERIKSEN TO NEWCASTLE?

An interesting market mover over the past 24 hours...

Newcastle are now the 2/1 second-favourites with Sky Bet to complete the signing of Christian Eriksen this summer.

Manchester United remain at the top of the market at 6/4, with Brentford 3/1 and Tottenham now out at 5/1.


BALE IN CARDIFF FOR TALKS

Gareth Bale has visited Cardiff City's training ground this morning and held talks with manager Steve Morison, according to WalesOnline.

The Welshman left Real Madrid this summer after nine years, and is looking for a new club.

Gareth Bale to sign for before 3rd September (via Sky Bet)

  • 1/2 - Cardiff
  • 6/4 - Any MLS club
  • 16/1 - Newcastle
  • 20/1 - Nottingham Forest
  • 25/1 - Getafe, Rangers, Tottenham

Sky Bet latest odds

Odds correct at 1505 (22/06/22)


WALLACE UNDERGOING WEST BROM MEDICAL

Millwall forward Jed Wallace is having a medical at West Brom today, according to various reports.

The 28-year-old is a free agent at the end of the month following the expiration of his contract.

Wallace netted six goals from 7.27 xG in the Sky Bet Championship last season - adding a further 12 assists from 9.69 xA.


MKHITARYAN IN INTER MEDICAL

It's set to be a busy few days for Inter Milan, as they are closing in on the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as well as Romelu Lukaku.

The former Manchester United midfielder is undergoing a medical in Milan after agreeing terms on a free transfer.


BAYERN ANNOUNCE MANE

Sadio Mane has completed his £35.1m move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich.

The 30-year-old, who was in the final year of his contract at Anfield, has has agreed a three-year contract with the German club.

“I’m very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich,” the Senegal international told fcbayern.com.

“We had a lot of talks and I felt the great interest of this big club from the start so there was no doubt in my mind right from the start.

“This is the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally.”


CHERRIES CLOSE TO SIGNING FREDERICKS

Bournemouth are understood to be in the advance stages of agreeing a deal with full-back Ryan Fredericks, according to Sky Sports News.

Fredericks is set to be released by West Ham when his contract expires at the end of the month.


NEWCASTLE AGREE POPE DEAL

Newcastle have reached an agreement with Burnley over a deal to sign goalkeeper Nick Pope.

The England goalkeeper will travel north to complete a medical on Thursday ahead of his move to St James’ Park.


ARSENAL UP RAPH INTEREST

On Tuesday night, Arsenal made their opening bid for Leeds' Brazilian winger Raphinha, though it is reported that the first bid was well below his £60m price tag, according to the Daily Mail.


ARSENAL SIGNING VIEIRA - THE STATS

Arsenal have completed the signing of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.

The 22-year-old came through the Portuguese club’s youth system and made 27 appearances during last season’s Primeira Liga triumph.

Can Mikel Arteta get the best out of him at the Emirates?

Fabio Vieira stats


LUKAKU SET FOR INTER RETURN

Romelu Lukaku will return to Inter Milan on a one-year loan deal.

Inter chiefs are thought to have struck an 8million euro loan fee with the Blues, with Lukaku understood to have taken a pay cut to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Belgium striker only joined Chelsea in a club-record £98million deal last summer, but a number of controversies strained relations with the Blues.

Romelu Lukaku statistics comparison for 2020-21 with Inter Milan and 2021-22 with Chelsea


SAINTS SIGN GERMAN U21 DEFENDER

Southampton have signed Germany Under-21 defender Armel Bella-Kotchap from VfL Bochum, the Premier League club have announced.

The 20-year-old has signed a four-year deal at St Mary’s after making 74 appearances for the German side.

French-born Bella-Kotchap helped Bochum win promotion back to the top flight in 2021 before making 26 appearances as they maintained their Bundesliga status last season.


NEWCASTLE WANT POPE

Newcastle hope to push home their interest in Burnley keeper Nick Pope as they step up efforts to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

The Magpies are one of a series of clubs to have expressed an interest in the 30-year-old England international and are keen to do a deal to bring him to Tyneside.

Pope has spent the last six years with the relegated Clarets and made 141 league appearances for them.


WOODROW JOINS LUTON FROM BARNSLEY

Luton have re-signed their former youth striker Cauley Woodrow from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

The 27-year-old came through the youth ranks at Kenilworth Road and made his first-team debut for the then non-League Hatters at the age of 16 in 2010.

Woodrow scored four goals from an xG of 6.12 across 28 games in the Championship last season.


ARSENAL SIGN VIEIRA FROM PORTO

Arsenal have completed the signing of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.

The 22-year-old came through the Portuguese club’s youth system and made 27 appearances during last season’s Primeira Liga triumph.

Vieira joins Arsenal for a reported 40million euros (£34.36million) and signed a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium.


BORO'S HOWSON SIGNS NEW DEAL

Jonny Howson has signed a new one-year deal at Middlesbrough.

The 34-year-old, Boro’s player of the year last season, has made 230 appearances for the club.

Boro boss Chris Wilder told the club’s official website: "We’re delighted we’ve managed to come an agreement with Jonny."


WATFORD FORWARD LEAVES FOR MLS

Cucho Hernandez has left Watford to sign for Columbus Crew for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old forward was on the books at Vicarage Road for five years, spending four of them on loan in Spain.


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