The summer transfer window is here, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling around who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumors, comings and goings, and of course, completed deals!
Important story: Juventus eye Depay amid Morata talks
Juventus held preliminary talks over a possible move for Barcelona Memphis Depayas it has Reported by ESPNWhile the club also has Chelsea Timo Werner And Manchester United Anthony Martial In their list of attackers to look for, according to Sky Italia.
The old lady is still carrying the Atlético Madrid striker Alvaro Morata As a priority for them after his loan period in Italy. However, having already spent €20m on his two-year loan, Juventus have turned down the opportunity to recover a €35m clause to sign him permanently and are looking to negotiate a €15-20m fee instead.
Sky Italia claim Depay, who has one year left on his Camp Nou deal, is an option, although Serie A want to sign him on loan while Barcelona hope to move the Netherlands international permanently.
During his first season with Barcelona after signing a free transfer from Lyon, Depay made 37 appearances in all competitions, 10 of them came off the bench, scored 13 goals and provided assists.
Chelsea are willing to let Werner leave, although his former club RB Leipzig is in pole position, while sources have told ESPN that Man United will not allow Martial to leave this summer.
11.27 GMT: Leicester City midfielder James Madison A new long-term deal is set to be introduced, according to daily mail.
Maddison, 25, has two years left on his contract but is a key player for the club and has been linked with Arsenal, Man United and a host of other top clubs.
The BBC It was reported that Newcastle made a £40m bid for the England international, but it was turned down.
10.53 GMT: Ajax agreed a deal to sign the Pisa striker Lorenzo Lucato me Fabrizio Romano.
Luca, 21, scored six goals in 35 games last season, after the second-division team Pisa missed out on promotion to the first division after losing to Monza in extra time in the final.
Ajax are set to get the 6-foot-7 Italy Under-21 striker on a loan fee of €1m plus the option to sign him permanently for €10m.
10.23 GMTMarseille left-back signed Nuno Tavares On loan for a season from Arsenal.
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09.50 GMT: Barcelona will listen to offers Sergino Dest As they continue to chase the Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta after signing Jules Condesources confirmed to ESPN.
ESPN revealed earlier this summer that Barcelona had informed Dest that it was part of their plans for next season.
Dest, 21, is happy at Barcelona and said earlier in July that he would “definitely” stay out of the transfer window.
Coach Xavi Hernandez also remains in favor of Dest staying as he offers different qualities to the other full-backs in the squad, but a series of factors have forced the club to reconsider its position on the USA international.
The failure to transfer players Xavi deemed redundant means Barcelona must now consider letting others leave.
09.00 GMT: Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski He attacked the former Bayern Munich club, accusing them of fabricating “bulls—” in order to appease the club’s fans over his departure.
Lewandowski was speaking exclusively with ESPN FC’s Christina Alexander in his first interview since he moved to Camp Nou earlier this month for an initial fee of €45 million.
Lewandowski was asked about reports that his desire to leave Bayern was based on rumors that he was pursuing the striker. Erling Haaland, Who then left Borussia Dortmund to join Manchester City.
“No, that has nothing to do with Erling,” he said. “I am the guy who even if nothing is good for me – the truth is more important. I don’t want to talk about what exactly happened. But if the question is whether the decision to move was because of him, no, I don’t see the problem if he joins Bayern Munich.
“But some people don’t tell me the truth, they say something different,” he continued. “For me it’s always been important to be clear, to be honest, and maybe that’s the problem for a few people. And eventually I know something isn’t working well with my person too, and I knew that, well, I see and feel that maybe The time is right to move from Bayern Munich and join Barcelona.
“I had a very good relationship with my teammates, with the coaching staff, the coach and these are all things I will miss because I had a great time there. We were not only friends from the pitch but also something more but in the end this chapter is over and I open a new page in my life and a chapter New in my career.
“So I feel like I’m in the right place, the right place. So everything that happened in the last few weeks maybe before I left Bayern Munich, that was of course also a lot of politics. The club tried to find an argument why they could sell me to another club because before that it would be hard to explain. Probably for the fans. And I had to accept that even though there were a lot of bulls…but in the end I learned that the fans, even in this period, are still very supportive of me.”
Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski has attacked Bayern, accusing them of fabricating lies in order to please the club’s fans about his departure.
Paper Chat (by Danny Lewis)
– Sky Sports Germany He says that Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong He will not join Bayern Munich this summer, whether on a permanent deal or on loan. The Dutch international has been closely associated with a move away from Blaugrana With Manchester United and Chelsea among those interested, it appears he will not be heading to Bavaria.
Chelsea looking to sign Inter Milan midfielder Cesar Casadeito me Gianluca Di Marzio. The Blues had mentioned the 19-year-old in negotiations Romelu Lukaku But Inter did not want to sign him, as Chelsea have since returned with an opening offer of between 7 and 8 million euros. Inter wants a clause allowing them to re-sign the teenager if he leaves.
– RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim reach agreement on David Raumto me Sky Sports Deutschland, who added that the deal will be worth 26 million euros initially, with the possibility of adding 4 million euros. While the contract has yet to be signed, the left-back will join RB Leipzig under a contract that will keep him with them until 2027 and with bonuses included, he could earn a total of up to €10m.
– Stade Rennais will sign Tottenham Hotspur centre-back on loan with the option to make the transfer permanent for around €20m, L’Equipe reports. Once that is sorted, Ligue 1 will be looking to bolster their attack, with PSG Arno Kalimundo The man wanted by their management.
Inter Milan are interested in a Udinese left-back Udogie’s fatereports Calccircatowho adds that Udinese refuses to budge on its €20m valuation for the 19-year-old. Valentino Lazaro Inter left but Robin Goossens And the Matthew Darmian It remains, which means that Inter is unlikely to be able to complete the move unless there is a major outbound.