Fernandes, Brahimi, Lovren
Manchester United have had a £31 million transfer bid rejected by Sporting Lisbon for Portugal international midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the club to sign Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff. Marcus Rashford has signed a new deal with United that runs to 2023. Details here.
Arsenal are in talks with former FC Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi. The 29-year-old became a free agent after his contract with the Portugese side expired at the end of last month. Reports claim the Gunners have been offered Lyon winger Nabil Fekir for just £30 million. The Frenchman saw a £53 million move to Liverpool collapse last summer over an old knee injury. The Gunners are being linked with a £12 million move for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen. Crystal Palace want Carl Jenkinson as the replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka who joined Manchester United last week.
Barcelona are closing in on two potential new signings. Officials are set to meet this week with representatives of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. A deal looks set to be done for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann after his release fee fell from £179 million to £107 million on 1 July.
Former Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is set to be named as the new manager of Chinese side Dalian Yifang. Patrick Vieira has ruled himself out of the running to be manager at St James’s Park. The Frenchman says he intends to remain at Nice for the foreseeable future.
Liverpool central defender Dejan Lovren is closing in on a move to AC Milan after the Croatian’s representatives held talks with the Serie A side.
Chelsea have agreed a £4 million-a-year contract with Derby County boss Frank Lampard to take over at Stamford Bridge. The Blues agreed the deal on Monday and will now have talks with Derby bosses over a compensation package.
Manchester City look set to sign 18-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger Felix Correia for a transfer fee of £3.1 million.
Manchester United, Manchester City and AC Milan are all being linked with 16-year-old Dutch forward Hossein Zamani after it emerged he is considering leaving Ajax.