Tuesday Transfer News: Man Utd Lures Pogba Back To Old Trafford; PLUS All The Latest From Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool & More
What a start to the week in the summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola take charge of their clubs Manchester United and Manchester City respectively, as Conte makes his way to Chelsea following Italy’s ousting at the Euro 2016.
A recap of transfer news and gossip so far:
- Fernando Torres Signs New One-Year Contract With Atletico Madrid
- Jose Has Arrived, “Glory, Glory For Manchester United”
- Pep Guardiola Says ‘Dream Come True’ After Manchester City Unveiling, But Won’t Sign Messi
Tuesday LIVE Transfer News:Aston Villa are close to signing goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Hellas Verona in a £4.25million deal.
Matty Philips undergoes medical ahead of£5.5million transfer to West Brom.
Everton are closing on a £1million deal for Sheffield United forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The 19-year-old had a spell on loan at League Two Northampton last season before returning to Bramall Lane.Swansea City have completed their first business of the summer after signing Holland international Leroy Fer from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.
Everton are exploring the possibility of signing Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester City.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 5, 2016
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi goes on record to deny reports that the club have held talks with Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez.
The 24-year-old, hampered by injury, fell out of favour with Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane last season. It was thought PSG were leading the race, but looks like Chelsea and Manchester City might rope him in.Crystal Palace are on the verge of upping their bid for Christian Benteke – worth up to £31.5million.
The Selhurst Park club plan to offer up to £27million up front with the rest in add-ons.Arsene Wenger is going all guns blazing for Lyon’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette, as well as number one striking target Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Everton, according to The Sun.
— The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) July 4, 2016
Everton are demanding a staggering £65m for Lukaku but it is thought they would be willing to let him leave for around £40m; Wenger has been a long-time admirer of Lacazette, but he is the Gunners second option with a potential £38m cost to the club.Will he, won’t he? The Pogba saga continues, this time United have no issues with spending £80m on a player they let go for free four years ago! The Red Devils are increasingly confident about bringing former midfielder Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford – possibly for a world record fee.
According to Daily Mail, it seems United will have to convince Pogba’s mother that a return to Manchester is a wise move after she hit out at his treatment previously, claiming the club had driven him to tears.Everton boss Ronald Koeman is hoping for a reunion with Graziano Pelle.
Koeman during his Southampton stint in 2014, has signed Pelle from Feyenoord and now he wants to do the same again having arrived at Goodison Park. Another option being considered by Koeman is Hal Robson-Kanu, impressing the Toffees while playing for France at the Euro 2016.
Watford have confirmed the departure of their midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado to Espanyol. Guard joined Watford from Spartak Moscow in July 2015.
A statement on the Watford website read: ‘The Hornets can confirm that Jose Manuel Jurado has today completed a permanent transfer to Espanyol….. All at Watford FC wish Jose well for the future.’