Premier League transfers: All the stars linked with moves before summer window closes
In the latest summer transfer news, Manchester United are considering a shock move to bring back Memphis Depay to the club. The winger has agreed to leave Barcelona and looked set to join Juventus but United are now reportedly considering a €10m offer to add the 28-year-old to their ranks, according to Marca, giving him a second chance at Old Trafford after one season with the club in 2015-16.
Arsenal retain hope of signing Youri Tielemans after Leicester lowered their asking price to £38m due to his contract situation with the Belgian’s current deal set to end this season, according to The Sun. Chelsea meanwhile are set to let winger Callum Hudson-Odoi join Bayern Munich on loan, having been linked to the Bundesliga cub two summers ago. The Blues are still hopeful of signing Everton’s Anthony Gordon – though Everton are demanding players on loan in return – and Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a way out of Manchester United by Sporting Lisbon. Follow all the latest news, rumours and done deals below.
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Chelsea swooping in on Pepe?
According to Portuguese outlet Record, Chelsea are considering a bid for Porto winger Pepe despite the Brazilian not being available for anything less than his £59m release clause.
The 25-year-old attacker has previously been the subject of a £25.3m bid from Arsenal but the offer was instantly rejected by Porto, who continue to hold out for over double that.
There have been no further bids since but the report claims Chelsea have started to send inquiries to the Primeira Liga side.
Pepe made 40 total appearances last term, netting six goals and laying on five assists.
Michael Jones24 August 2022 09:16
Pay Ronaldo up says Kilbane
The rumours surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo continue to circulate and it is still unlcear whether or not he will be playing for Manchester United this season.
His agent is actively pursuing a move away from Old Trafford for the 37-year-old who is believed to want to quit the club this summer in pursuit of Champions League football.
Erik ten Hag has benched Ronaldo twice in United’s opening three Premier League games and he only came off the bench in the 86th minute against Liverpool in place of goalscorer Marcus Rashford.
Former Everton star Kevin Kilbane has suggested that the club may need to pay up to £30million to end this particular transfer saga and release Ronaldo from his contract to allow him to join another club on a free transfer.
“Cristiano Ronaldo, it just seems to be that United have got to pay him up,” Kilbane told Off The Ball. “If they want him out of the door, if he is not going to go quietly just pay him up. They are paying over the odds on transfer fees, it seems for everyone that goes into the club by £20-30million.
“That’s probably the amount they are going to have to pay Ronaldo up to go. If they are going to get rid of him, that seems to be the only viable option I think. Pay him up, make Ronaldo a free [agent] and then there will be suitors around Europe to take him.”
Michael Jones24 August 2022 09:10
West Ham sign Emerson
West Ham United have announced the signing of Italy international defender Emerson Palmieri who joins the club on a four-year contract with a one-year option from Chelsea.
Emerson has won the European Championship, Champions League and Europa League during his career. He moved to Italy from Brazil in 2014 was granted citizenship and switched international allegiance three years later, winning 27 caps, including a start in Italy’s Euro 2020 final victory over England at Wembley a year ago.
“I’m very happy to be here and to arrive here,” said Emerson, who will wear the No 33 shirt. “It’s a big challenge for me, it’s a big team, so I’m very happy to be here and I’m ready.
“Personally, since the first day I arrived here in England, I always saw the big clubs and I always watched the big games and I knew the history about West Ham. The history is so, so big for this team and so when I knew about the interest for sure I said ‘Yes, let’s go, I want to go there’ and I’m here now!
“I can’t wait to get started in a West Ham shirt.”
Michael Jones24 August 2022 09:04
Brendan Rodgers explains Wesley Fofana absence as Chelsea transfer interest continues
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has said Chelsea target Wesley Fofana was left out of the matchday squad after not turning up for first-team training last week and has been working with the under-23s.
Having been dropped from the squad for Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League loss to Southampton, with Rodgers saying the defender was not in the right frame of mind to play, Fofana was absent again on Tuesday as the Foxes edged into the Carabao Cup third round with a 3-1 win on penalties at Stockport.
Prior to the game it had been reported Leicester had turned down a third bird from Chelsea for Fofana, and Rodgers said in his post-match press conference: “There was an offer gone in and it’s been been rejected. Apart from that, I’m not 100 per cent on the other details, because we were focusing on the game.”
Brendan Rodgers explains Wesley Fofana absence as Chelsea interest continues
Fofana was absent again as Leicester edged past League Two strugglers Stockport on penalties
Michael Jones24 August 2022 08:59
Manchester United consider bringing back Memphis Depay
Manchester United are considering a shock move to bring back Memphis Depay to the club. The winger has agreed to leave Barcelona and looked set to join Juventus but United are now reportedly considering a €10m offer to add the 28-year-old to their ranks, according to Marca, giving him a second chance at Old Trafford after one season with the club in 2015-16.
Memphis Depay in action for Barcelona last season
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Lawrence Ostlere24 August 2022 08:54
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