The transfer window will finally close this week which means that it’s set to be a busy few days for the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and the rest of the Premier League as every club scrambles to bolster their squad before the deadline.
Manchester United have dominated the headlines in recent days, wrapping up a record deal for Leicester’s Harry Maguire. The defender is set to be announced as the club’s latest signing in the coming days. United also continue to be linked with a transfer for Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, with striker Romelu Lukaku poised to move the other way.
Arsenal have also spent big and signed Nicolas Pepe earlier this week, while they continue to work on a deal for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney. Follow all of the latest rumours LIVE below:
Pep Guardiola has spoken of his admiration for recent United acquisition Harry Maguire…
Manchester United still hope to sign Mario Mandzukic despite the collapse of Romelu Lukaku’s move to the Serie A champions, according to reports.
The Sun claim that United have hopes of signing the Croatia international on a separate deal, as Juventus look to free up some of their wage budget.
The 33-year-old had an important first-team role last season, making 33 first-team appearances, but could find chances hard to come by next season.
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is hopeful of finalising a deal for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the coming days.
The Italian club have been chasing Lukaku all summer and have reportedly returned with a fresh bid of around £65million as they try and get the deal over the line.
They have until September 1 to sign the Belgium striker, who has not played a single minute of United’s pre-season campaign, and Conte is hopeful of bringing the 26-year-old to the San Siro.
“We continue to work on it in the best possible way,” he said after his side drew 1-1 at Tottenham in a pre-season friendly.
“I understand there are some gaps that need to be filled but at the moment I am very hopeful that this will happen.
“At the same time I’m working with a great group of players that gives me lots of satisfaction.”
An obstacle in Inter’s chase of the Belgian would be a possible swap deal between United and Juventus that could see Paulo Dybala move to Old Trafford in exchange for Lukaku, although on Sunday it was reported their pursuit of the Argentinian was over.
“Honestly I can’t know, I don’t know,” the former Chelsea boss added. “I’m reading (about) this swap in the papers.
“For sure Lukaku, we are talking about a good player, a striker that in the past I tried to buy when I was Chelsea’s coach.
“We’re talking about two big clubs, Juventus and Inter Milan, but honestly I don’t know. Only my way is to work with this group of players, to try to improve this group and instil the right mentality.”
One big transfer saga that will conclude this week is the future of Leroy Sane.
Our Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney was at the Community Shield yesterday and wrote this about the young German:
“I was concerned about his injury,” the Catalan snapped back, shaking his head and muttering.
Guardiola reckons that Sane will be “OK” after having gone off in the 10th minute of the eventual shoot-out victory over Liverpool, but is just another element that serves to further complicate what is already a complex situation, that Guardiola’s very reaction hinted at.
In all of that, as City remarkably may be willing to sell one of the Premier League’s most electric young players, only one thing is absolutely certain.
Bayern Munich badly want Sane.
Good morning and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Monday’s transfer news, rumours and done deals.
The summer transfer window closes at 5pm on Wednesday 8 August for all Premier League and Championship clubs, with teams in League One, League Two and across Europe able to sign new players until 11pm on Monday 2 September.