Transfer News and Rumours for Monday
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has warned that the side faces a “difficult” season if his squad isn’t strengthened by Thursday’s transfer deadline. United are expected to make a world-record bid for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. Transfer target Yerry Mina looks set to move to Everton from Barcelona for a fee of £28m. More on those stories here.
Everton are also being linked with a move for one of Manchester United centre-backs Chris Smalling or Victor Lindelof if they fail to sign Marcos Rojo. However, a successful move for Mina by the Toffees could rule out the need for any centre-back from United.
Manchester United have also contacted Bayern Munich over the availability of Germany international centre-back Jerome Boateng. United central defender Axel Tuanzebe could be heading to Aston Villa on loan. Timothy Fosu-Mensah could be heading on loan to Hertha Berlin.
Arsenal are being linked with a move for AC Milan full-back Ricardo Rodriguez as Unai Emery faces an early-season injury crisis. West Ham United could put in a late bid for Gunners striker Lucas Perez to take their summer spending to over £100m. Click here for details.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is denying he has asked for a contract worth £300,000 a week. Defender Calum Chambers is set for a loan move to Fulham.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has hinted at the sale of Thibaut Courtois if he wants to leave Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid are known to be keen.
Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka. However, the Slovakia international has a £31m release clause in his contract with the La Liga side.
Leicester City have had a £10m bid rejected for Brentford defender Chris Mepham. Bournemouth are keeping tabs on the situation.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have offered to pay £22m in instalments for Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore rather than a lump sum payment of £18m.
Crystal Palace have opened talks with Austrian side Salzburg over Israeli striker Munas Dabbur.
West Ham United have bid £10m for the 20-year-old Le Havre centre-back Harold Moukoudi. Burnley are also keen. However, the Hammers are no longer interested in Porto winger Yacine Brahimi after failing to agree personal terms.
West Ham United, Newcastle United and Leicester City transfer target Stefano Sturaro has had an £18m price tag put on him by Juventus.
Fulham are hopeful over a loan deal for Real Madrid full-back Theo Hernandez although he prefers a switch to Real Sociedad. The Cottagers are also interested in Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata.
Brighton are keeping tabs on Esbjerg winger Anders Dreyer.
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster is likely to leave the club.