Transfer news LIVE! Mbappe to Man Utd; Saul Niguez to Chelsea FC, Kane latest; Arsenal, Spurs rumours today


Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a potential move for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe. The Red Devils have already signed Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane in this window and now have their eyes fixed on a huge striker deal in 2022.

Liverpool have also been linked with the likes of Saul and Mbappe amid new contract plans for Mohamed Salah, while Tottenham are now reportedly targeting Wolves star Adama Traore as well as Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic and West Ham may have fresh hope as they pursue the permanent return of Jesse Lingard.

Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip!

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Guardiola dismisses Lewandowski to Man City links

Pep Guardiola has given short shrift to those Robert Lewandowski to Manchester City transfer rumours!

“Next question,” he said when asked about the prolific Bayern Munich star at his pre-Norwich press conference this afternoon.

“Lewy is such an important player for Bayern Munich and he will stay at Bayern Munich.

“I’m not going to talk with 11 days left about the transfer market. I don’t know what’s going to happen, nobody knows.”

Guardiola also insisted that he would be happy with his squad if the window were to close with no further signings amid City’s ongoing struggles to convince Tottenham to part with Harry Kane.

“Absolutely – more than happy,” he said. “It’s the same team we had last season except for Sergio (Aguero) and for Jack (Grealish).”

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New Real contract for Benzema

Karim Benzema has put pen to paper on a new Real Madrid contract until 2023.

An interesting caveat – Fabrizio Romano reports that Benzema’s release clause is…. one billion euros.

Yep. One. Billion. Euros.

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Benitez casts doubt over James future at Everton

Rafael Benitez has faced more questions over the future of Everton duo James Rodriguez and Moise Kean ahead of tomorrow’s trip to face Leeds at Elland Road…

“A lot of speculation. We have to work with the players that are here. Until Aug. 31, yes, he’s [James] in my plans,” said the Spaniard, who also confirmed that former Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has signed for the club.

“Hopefully he’ll be fine for next week and he can carry on with training sessions, and we can see what happens until the end of the transfer window.

“Still we have some issues. It’s not just two to three days. Kean for example was coming back so we have some new faces but still some problems.”

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Sessegnon has no loan plans

Ryan Sessegnon says competition for places at Tottenham is pushing him “to the limit”, but revealed he has no plans to go back out on loan.

“There’s competition everywhere in the team but three good players in one position at left-back and it’s good for everyone involved,” Sessegnon said.

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“It pushes everyone to their limit. Everyone wants to be playing but only one can play at a time. Everyone is ready for the challenge and that’s what’s in front of us at the moment.

“It’s for me now to get on the pitch and try to play as many games as I can and try to stay injury-free. Last season I played a lot of games for Hoffenheim and I enjoyed my time there but I’m here now and I focused here on playing as many games as I can and the gaffer is giving me opportunities to play.

“I don’t have any plans to go back out on loan at the moment, I don’t think. I’m just really focused on doing my job here at Tottenham.”

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Nuno backs Romero to adapt quickly

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo says summer signing Cristian Romero will take no time to adapt to English football, despite the defender’s rough debut in Portugal on Thursday night.

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“We need to be patient with all the players because this is the Premier League,” Nuno said. “When a player changes country we need to realise that we need to support him. But honestly I think with the quality and talent that Romero has, his adaptation will be very fast.

“He played a good game [on Thursday night]. He was intense and this is what we want from our defenders, to be strong in duels.”

Asked if Romero could make his first Premier League start on Sunday when Nuno returns to his former club, the head coach said: “First we have return to London, prepare for the next game, work with all the group and then on Saturday we’ll make a decision.”

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Tuchel forced into Chalobah loan rethink

Those sustained links to Jules Kounde come despite a change of heart from Chelsea with regards to Trevoh Chalobah, as Standard Sport’s James Robson explains…

Chelsea are ready to keep hold of Trevoh Chalobah after the 22-year-old convinced Thomas Tuchel he has a role to play this season.

The Champions League winners are set to open contract talks with the defender, who has less than two years remaining on his deal.

Chalobah was expected to go out on loan this season – but his performances during the summer and in the opening game of the campaign against Crystal Palace have prompted Tuchel into a rethink.

He was particularly impressive in Chelsea’s Super Cup victory against Villarreal last week – and then scored on his Premier League debut in the 3-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Lille and Valencia had been interested in taking Chalobah on loan, as well as a number of Premier League clubs.

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Kounde and Saul Niguez to Chelsea?

Chelsea have made quite a splash in the transfer market already this summer, with Romelu Lukaku’s club-record £97.5m return from Inter Milan one of the most high-profile deals of the window so far.

But they don’t appear to be finished strengthening their Champions League-winning squad for a Premier League title challenge just yet.

Per Italian transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are still working on a deal to sign Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde, while they are also now said to be weighing up a potential swoop for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez before the deadline.

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Man United eye Mbappe move

One big transfer rumour is attracting perhaps more attention than any other this morning.

According to ESPN, Manchester United have added a certain Kylian Mbappe to their list of ambitious striker targets for next summer’s transfer window.

The French superstar has entered the final 12 months of his deal at Paris Saint-Germain – where he will form a truly formidable front three this season with Lionel Messi and Neymar – and is yet to agree an extension.

He has reportedly been added to a stellar list of United targets for 2022 that also includes Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Lautaro Martinez.

Liverpool and Real Madrid have also been heavily linked with Mbappe, who many still expect to agree fresh terms in Paris.

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Cahill joins Bournemouth

Former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has joined Championship side Bournemouth after his contract at Crystal Palace had come to an end.

Cahill spent two years at Selhurst Park under Roy Hodgson but, due to his high wages, did not reach an agreement for a third in the Premier League.

The former England international joins Scott Parker’s side on a one-year deal.

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Cahill joins Bournemouth

Former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has joined Championship side Bournemouth after his contract at Crystal Palace had come to an end.

Cahill spent two years at Selhurst Park under Roy Hodgson but, due to his high wages, did not reach an agreement for a third in the Premier League.

The former England international joins Scott Parker’s side on a one-year deal.



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