Latest Football News

  • Manchester United have rejected a bid from Tottenham for 21-year-old France forward Anthony Martial.
  • United have re-opened talks over a move for Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, and are close to matching the Italian side’s £48m asking price.

  • Diego Costa faces a Chelsea fine after failing to report back for the new season two weeks ago.
  • Schalke are in talks with Chelsea over bringing defender Baba Rahman back to Gelsenkirchen on loan.
  • Chelsea will make a second bid of around £25m for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, this week after having a £15m offer turned down by the Foxes earlier this summer.

  • Barcelona have signed Brazil and former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, 29, for 40m euros (£36.6m) from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
  • Barca will return with an offer in excess of £100m for Brazil international Coutinho.

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will target Napoli and Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne, 26, if playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, forces through a move to Barcelona.

  • PSG have secured the signing of Kylian Mbappe for a fee that will exceed the £200m they spent on Neymar. They will pay an initial fee of £173m plus add ons.
  • Paris St-Germain could spend more than 60m euros (£54.9m) on Monaco defender Fabinho, 23, on top of any deal for the Brazil international’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe, 18.
  • Both Jese and PSG are unconvinced by Fiorentina’s proposal of a two-year loan with an option to buy and a deal for the Spaniard to move to Italy is in doubt.
  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he knew Neymar was leaving for PSG even when he Tweeted a photo of the pair with the caption “he stays”.
  • Fiorentina are set to sign Genoa forward Giovanni Simeone for €18m (£16m). The 22-year-old forward had been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

  • Barcelona decided against signing Paulo Dybala because they believe the Juventus forward is incompatible with Lionel Messi.
  • Chelsea would be willing to sell Belgium’s attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, to Barcelona for 120m euros (£110m).
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told by Manchester United medics and American specialists to ease up as the striker pushes himself to recover from knee ligament injury.
  • Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, does not want to stay at Arsenal and is pushing for a move to Barcelona.
  • Arsenal have given up on signing 21-year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco, with manager Arsene Wenger now focused on selling fringe player to cut the club’s wage bill.
  • Former Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia is in Seville to complete his move to Real Betis from Zenit St. Petersburg.
  • AC Milan are preparing an offer €75m (£68.5m) plus M’Baye Niang to try and tempt Torino into selling Andrea Belotti.
  • Inter have abandoned their plans to sign Emre Mor. That’s despite a deal being almost complete to take the Turkey international on loan with an obligation to buy next summer. The imminent arrival of Patrik Schick has put an end to the deal for the Borussia Dortmund man.
  • Manchester United transfer target Serge Aurier is also on Inter’s wishlist. They have narrowed down their full-back search to the PSG right-back, or Valencia’s Joao Cancelo.
  • Liverpool have told Emre Can, 23, he is going nowhere despite Juventus lining up a £23m offer as the Germany midfielder enters the final year of his contract.

  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman will not end his summer spending with Sigurdsson and is keen on a move for Fiorentina and Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic, 29. But Kalinic, 29, prefers a move to fellow Italian side AC Milan.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, will finally compete a transfer to Everton this week, which will see Swansea move for West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli, 28, and trigger Tottenham to sign Ross Barkley, 23, from the Toffees.
  • France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, could leave Atletico Madridif they sell Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 24, to Paris St-Germain.
  • No club has reached the €30m (£27m) asking price for Sporting captain Adrien Silva. The only bid received so far this summer was €20m (£18m) from Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is stepping up his pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, with the England international resigned to leaving the Gunners.

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