Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a potential move for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe next summer. 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 Metz wonderkid Pape Matar Sarr 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!
Pobga staying put
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba will still be a Manchester United player when the transfer window closes.
Solskjaer said: “Yes, I expect Paul to be here when the first of September comes.
“If you’ve got a five-year contract or a one-year contract, when you sign for Man United you have to rise to the challenge of performing on a consistent level.
“I’m not worried whatsoever that the length of any player’s contract is changing the level of their motivation and inspiration.
“You want to play well for your team, your team-mates, yourself, your family, every time you play. What I expect is that the attitude and the approach to every game is the right one.
“That we have the same focus, the right focus, the right professionalism and. With that, I have no worries about Paul whatsoever.”
Noble heading upstairs?
Mark Noble could be set for a role as sporting director at West Ham once he hangs up his boots.
The 34-year-old midfielder is in his final season as a Hammers player after 17 years at the club.
It was widely assumed Noble would move into coaching when his playing career came to an end.
But manager David Moyes revealed: “I think Mark has other ideas, maybe a role as a sporting director or a technical director rather than on the footballing side.
“We’re already starting to use Mark in other roles behind the scenes.”
Fiorentina rule out Vlahovic sale
Atletico Madrid looked to be closing in on the signing of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, who has been linked with Tottenham.
However, reports in Italy suggest Fiorentina have rejected a bid worth €60m and Atleti will now turn their attentions to Matheus Cunha of Hertha Berlin.
Salah in new contract talks
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool are in talks with Mo Salah over a new contract.
“There are talks and when there is a decision we will tell you,” he said.
“Until then it is only important how the parties work together. With two years left you can imagine there are talks and that is it.”
Sarr set for Spurs medical
Pape Matar Sarr will undergo a medical in France to complete a move to Tottenham, Football Insider reports.
The 18-year-old wonderkid has agreed a six-year deal with Spurs, but will spend the first season of that back on loan at Metz.
Kane travels with Spurs squad
Another twist in the Harry Kane tale.
Sky Sports reporting that Harry Kane has travelled with the Tottenham squad for their Premier League trip to Wolves.
Inter close in on Thuram
Inter Milan have started their defence of Serie A with a win and are now closing in on new attacking talent.
Sky in Italy report Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram has been lined up for a move to the San Siro, though Inter are currently €5m short of the €25m price tag.
Lazio’s Joaquin Correa is also a target at €40m.
Rice frustrated at West Ham
Declan Rice is unhappy with West Ham’s £100m price tag for him and is prepared to run down his contract to force a move if necessary, reports the Telegraph.
Rice feels he has been priced him out of a move to a Champions League club and will not sign any extension to his contract, which still has three years to run.
Jesus out wide ahead of Kane arrival?
Pep Guardiola says striker Gabriel Jesus is enjoying playing “wider” as Manchester City continue their pursuit of Harry Kane.
Gabriel, a no9, notched two assists and was unlucky not to get more, as Norwich City were thrashed 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
“He is a player who likes to play wider than central positions,” said Guardiola. “One of the reasons why I am a manager in the best moments of my career is because you can work with people like Gabriel. He never complains. If he plays five minutes, he plays the best five minutes he can do. Play right he is happy, play central he is happy play left he is happy.
“The combination with Kyle [Walker] was exceptional. An incredibly important performance for us. I am so happy for Gabriel. In life he deserves the best because he is so generous.
“We have an exceptional squad and I never complain about that. We have the same team last season and we lost the absolute legend Sergio and in came Jack and I am more than pleased with the squad we have.”
Martinez not leaving Inter
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed Lautaro Martinez will sign a new contract and ignore interest from the likes of Tottenham.
Marotta said: “He is one of those players who explicitly wanted to stay with us, despite having had offers from other clubs.
“We are proud and confident.”