Cristiano Ronaldo set to STAY at Juventus, Dortmund 'sign Haaland replacement', Grealish new contract – transfer news

CRISTIANO RONALDO is set to stay at Juventus after a summer of uncertainty, according to club chief Pavel Nedved.

The Portuguese superstar won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020 and Nedved has confirmed he will report to training this week.

Elsewhere, Dortmund are closing in on Donyell Malen with reports suggesting he is a replacement for Chelsea target Erling Haaland.

And Aston Villa are plotting to hand Jack Grealish a bumper new contract as they try and fight off Man City to keep their star man.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    MARTIAL ON THE MOVE?

    Jadon Sancho's arrival at Manchester United may have paved the way for Anthony Martial to exit Old Trafford according to The Daily Star.

    United are keen to recoup as much money as possible after Sancho's £73million move and value Martial at as much as £50million.

    Spurs are said to be interested in the Frenchman should Harry Kane leave the club, but Martial's wage demands are said to be more than the North London outfit are willing to pay.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    WILSON IN WEST LONDON

    The Sun's Tom Barclay reports that Harry Wilson's switch from Liverpool to Fulham is actually an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy.

    The Welshman, 25, completed what was initially thought to be a permanent switch from Liverpool to Craven Cottage on Saturday.

    Wilson has been borrowed for a season before Fulham are obliged to buy him for £9million, provided certain likely criteria is met.

    The deal could eventually rise to £12m with performance-related add-ons including winning promotion back to the Premier League.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    XHAKA MOVE IN DOUBT

    Reports emerging from Italy are suggesting that Granit Xhaka's proposed move from Arsenal to Roma is now in serious doubt.

    The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with Jose Mourinho's Roma for weeks now but it now seems the move may be cancelled.

    Il Tempo are reporting that negotiations have stopped as Roma are unwilling to meet Arsenal's £17million valuation.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    READY FOR RAPHA

    Manchester United are edging ever-closer to the transfer of Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane.

    The Express are reporting that talks are progressing well between Manchester United and Real Madrid officials over a £39million move.

    Varane signed for Los Blancos back in 2011 and has played 360 times for the club.

    In a glittering period at Madrid, the defender has won three LaLiga titles, the Copa del Rey and four Champions Leagues.

    During that time he has also won the 2018 World Cup with France where he was named in the team of the tournament.

    It would be a major coup for United and add some defensive steel in the backline alongside Red Devils skipper Harry Maguire.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MAYBE MERIH

    Juventus centre back Merih Demiral is a target for Borussia Dortmund according to Fabrizio Romano.

    Romano reports that Juve have set an asking price of £30million for the 23-year-old Turkish international.

    Both Manchester United and Arsenal have previously been linked with Demiral but it is Borussia Dortmund who look set to pounce.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    TA-RA TAMMY?

    Some more news concerning Chelsea forward department as Tammy Abraham edges closer to the exit door at Stamford Bridge.

    The Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are lining up a £40million bid for the 21-year-old who struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel last season.

    Abraham has also been linked with a cash-plus player deal as the Blues are seemingly putting all their efforts into signing Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    HELLO HAALAND?

    Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are closing in on signing PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Malen, according to reports.

    The alleged transfer is a boost for European champions Chelsea, who are reportedly after Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

    Should the German side complete a deal for the 22-year-old Malen, they may allow Haaland leave the club this summer.

    The 21-year-old is thought to be Chelsea's No1 transfer target as they are reportedly on the hunt for a new striker.

    Haaland's price tag is believed to be £150MILLION, although rumours suggest he'll be available for just £65m in 2022 due to a release clause.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MAGPIE PLAN B

    Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a deal for Chelsea's Ross Barkley should their attempts to sign Joe Willock fail.

    Willock spent the second half of last season on loan at St. James' Park and impressed Steve Bruce with eight goals in 14 games for the Magpies.

    Newcastle though will not hang around if they fail to sign Willock, with 27-year-old Ross Barkley on the Magpies radar.

    Barkley spent last season on loan at Aston Villa with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel making it clear Barkley is not in his future plans at Chelsea.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ANDERSEN THE EAGLE?

    Crystal Palace are closing in on Joachim Andersen.

    The Eagles look ready to strike a deal worth £19million – rising to a possible £23m with add-ons – for the Danish defender.

    Andersen, who has also drawn interest from Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester United, is believed to have held extremely positive talks with new Palace boss Patrick Vieira.

    The centre-back, 25, is set to agree a five-year contract with the South Londoners after impressing in his loan spell for relegated Fulham last season.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RONALDO STAYING PUT

    According to the Mail Online Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying in Turin amid speculation he may leave the Old Lady.

    Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved insists the superstar will stay at the club, telling Sky Sports Italia:

    "Ronaldo will return to training on Monday and he will stay with us."

    Ronaldo is entering the final year of his contract at Juve with reports suggesting PSG, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all interested in a move for the 36-year-old.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    OLSEN'S OFF

    West Ham are interested in signing Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, according to reports.

    The Swede, 31, spent last season on loan at Everton after being deemed surplus to requirements in the Italian capital.

    Olsen would be unlikely to usurp current first choice Lukasz Fabianski.

    But the Hammers are reportedly wary of their ageing set of keepers, with the Pole 36 and deputies Darren Randolph and David Martin 34 and 35 respectively.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DAL ME IN

    AC Milan remain interested in re-signing Man Utd right-back Diogo Dalot on loan.

    Dalot spent last season on loan at the Serie A giants and even played against his parent club, United, in the Europa League.

    But Milan were defeated over the two legs.

    According to Calciomercato, the Red Devils want a loan fee amounting to just under £4milllion.

    And United want an option to buy in the deal.

  • Jake Lambourne

    FREEDOM PASS

    The Premier League have revealed that they are 'anticipating mandatory checks' regarding Covid-19 status during the upcoming season.

    After playing the vast majority of last season behind closed doors, games are expected to go ahead in front of full stadiums when the English top flight returns next month.

    But the Prem are considering making it mandatory for fans to be double-jabbed in order to attend matches.

    And in an official statement, they revealed that they want all 'fans to be vaccinated'.

    They said: "Like everyone we had hoped for no restrictions, however we’d been planning on the basis that we might need something at some point in season.

    "Our priority is the safety of the supporters, players, and those working in the stadium.

    "In anticipation of mandatory checks at some point, we have been working with clubs to establish the best way of doing Covid-19 certification as well as learning from experience of other sports."

  • Jake Lambourne

    NEED NO MAR

    Man Utd will look to sell Anthony Martial after signing Jadon Sancho, reports say.

    United finally wrapped up and announced the a deal with Sancho, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund for £73million.

    It came one year after the England forward's move to Old Trafford collapsed as Dortmund held out for £108m.

    In the period since, Frenchman Martial, 25, failed to make an impact with only seven goals.

    It was instead veteran Edison Cavani, 34, who emerged as United's threat in front of goal, with Sancho, 21, now adding to the front line.

    But according to the Daily Star, Martial's future has now been left in the balance with the club hoping to sell him.

  • Jake Lambourne

    NED HAPPENING

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been tipped to stay at Juventus by vice president Pavel Nedved, ending any transfer speculation.

    Ronaldo has just one year left on his contract with the Italians and having not extended it, question marks over his future were raised.

    PSG and former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid have both been linked with the superstar forward.

    But Juve legend and now club chief Nedved have told them to forget about it, as Ronaldo is staying put.

    He told Sky Sport: "Ronaldo has been called up for July 26, he'll be back on Monday and will stay with us."

  • Jake Lambourne

    TAKING THE MIK

    Arsenal have signed former Fulham starlet Mika Biereth, according to reports.

    The 18-year-old banged in 21 goals in 21 games last season for the Cottagers' youth team.

    But after attracting interest from elsewhere, the Englishman snubbed a new deal at Craven Cottage in favour of a move.

    And according to The Athletic, Arsenal have won the race for his signature.

    Biereth will become the latest in a steady line of attacking talent to come through the Gunners academy, with an emphasis having been placed on promising strikers.

  • Jake Lambourne

    CAR BLIMEY

    Jamie Carragher has hit out at Georginio Wijnaldum after the Dutchman pointed to social media abuse when discussing his Liverpool exit.

    He appeared to exit on good terms with the Reds faithful, receiving a rapturous ovation after being substituted during his final game.

    But when discussing his departure with the The Guardian, he subsequently revealed that he felt scapegoated by the online section of the club's fanbase.

    And he also admitted that he didn't feel supported by owners FSG.

    Liverpool legend Carragher, however, isn't having his claims.

    The 43-year-old tweeted: "I love Gini but this is not right, social media is a circus & every club has clowns.

    "Turn off your notifications & if it’s bothering you that much delete the app! He wanted more money the club said no, that’s football!"

  • Jake Lambourne

    FEEL THE BERN

    Bernd Leno is unlikely to leave Arsenal this summer, despite links of a move away.

    According to journalist Charles Watts, “there’s no whispers about Leno going anywhere.”

    He said on his Youtube channel: “I can’t see Bernd Leno leaving this summer, so if he [Ramsdale] does come in, you’d imagine the two of them would be competing for the No 1 spot.

    “Unless Arsenal very secretly got something agreed for Bernd Leno, they’re going to have to do something very, very quickly if Ramsdale is to come in and be the absolute guaranteed No 1.

    “I haven’t heard anything about Leno, there’s no whispers about Leno going anywhere.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ZAK IT OFF

    Denis Zakaria has told Borussia Monchengladbach he wants to leave this summer, according to sporting director Max Eberl.

    The Bundesliga side have attempted to renew Zakaria’s contract, which expires in 2022, but to no avail.

    Instead, the midfielder has made it clear he wants to move on, and that could trigger the attention of Arsenal, who have been linked.

    Eberl revealed the update to reporters, saying: “With Denis, we have been trying to extend his contract since October.

    “Denis and his management told us pretty clearly that they would prefer a transfer this summer.”

    Manchester United and Manchester City could take note, having registered an interest in Zakaria earlier this year.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAT ON THE BAK

    Crystal Palace hope to pull off a double swoop for Ozan Kabak and  Conor Gallagher this week.

    Palace are in talks with Turkish centre-half Kabak about a return to the Premier League after his loan spell at Liverpool from German side Schalke.

    The Eagles want to thrash out terms quickly and will go back to Lyon in France for Danish defender Joachim Andersen if Kabak is too expensive.

    Chelsea midfielder Gallagher, 21, is due to be cleared to go out on loan, with Palace optimistic they can see off Newcastle and a late move from Leeds.

    New Eagles boss Patrick Vieira is keen to strengthen his squad as soon as possible.

    He has already snapped up Chelsea defender Marc Guehi, 21, on a five-year deal.

  • Jake Lambourne

    A GREAL BIG DEAL

    EXCLUSIVE – Aston Villa are prepared to offer Jack Grealish a club record £200,000 a week in a bid to keep him out of the  clutches of champs Manchester City.

    Villa are desperate to tie down their star player, 25, to a new contract and are willing to make him one of the highest earners in the Prem.

    City have made the England international one of their top targets this summer and are prepared to make him the first £100MILLION signing in English football.

    But Villa are pulling out all the stops and have come up with an offer they hope will ensure they keep the midfielder at the club for years to come.

    Grealish still has four years left to run on his current deal which was only signed a year ago.

    But City remain hopeful they can prise Grealish away.

  • Jake Lambourne

    FOOTBALL NEWS

    Manchester United insist they are still fighting to keep Paul Pogba – while Ben White's Arsenal move could finally go through.

    Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke defiantly after claims France midfielder Pogba had rejected a new contract and was close to a £45million switch to PSG.

    Solskjaer said: “The talks are ongoing between Paul’s representatives and the club’s representatives.

    “All that I’ve ever heard with Paul is he’s looking forward to the season.

    “We’ve seen Paul at his best, Paul knows what we feel about it and I’ve enjoyed my time working with him and hopefully we can continue working together."

    It's also claimed United plan to keep Brighton and Leeds target Dan James – despite Jadon Sancho's £73m arrival.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are confident their £50m deal for Brighton centre-back White could be completed this weekend.

    Elsewhere, Blackburn have rejected a £15m Watford bid for striker Adam Armstrong.

    But Aston Villa reportedly believe a £20m approach for Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell is making progress.

  • Kealan Hughes

    MAD PRICE

    Noni Madueke has been given a £20million price tag as PSV Eindhoven fight off interest from English clubs.

    The London-born attacker, 19, left Tottenham in 2018 after starring in their youth ranks and is now a major player in Holland.

    Madueke has caught the eye of Crystal Palace and Leicester with his displays — but the fee demanded by PSV is too much for his admirers at the moment.

    Last season the winger contributed seven goals and six assists in 24 league games, in what was his first full season as a professional.

    Madueke helped his club win the first leg of their Champions League qualifier with Galatasaray last week and his value will only rise as that competition progresses.

  • Kealan Hughes

    TRAFFIC JAM-ES

    Manchester United plan to keep Dan James and frustrate his fan club in the rest of the Premier League.

    Brighton and Leeds both want the Welsh flier and will look at a buy or a loan for the season to add his pace to their sides.

    The £73million signing of Jadon Sancho pushes James another rung down the first-team ladder, to raise the hopes of clubs on his trail.

    But Old Trafford chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reluctant to let James go, partly because Marcus Rashford may miss a chunk of the start of the campaign through injury.

    And Man Utd could even hand James, 23, a new contract to keep him happy as a squad man and reward him for staying in the camp.

  • Kealan Hughes

    BYE-BYE BERNARD

    Bernard has completed his move from Everton to Sharjah FC, the Premier League club have confirmed.

    The move had been announced by the Emirati outfit on Thursday but Everton say the paperwork was only finalised on Saturday.

    Bernard, 28, spent three years at Goodison Park, making 84 appearances in all competitions, including 49 starts, and scoring eight goals.

    The former Brazil international, who began his career at Atletico Mineiro, joined the Toffees on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2018.

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