1st July, 2019
Arsenal and Tottenham are going to be offered the chance to sign Barcelona ace Malcom this summer.
The Brazil forward is expected to leave Camp Nou this summer after a poor debut season, and a move to north London is on the cards having been linked with both Spurs and Arsenal previously.
AS say he will be offered out with Barca preferring a sale to an English club as they will make a larger fee than if Malcom joined Borussia Dortmund – the club he wishes to sign for.
Mel Morris, the Derby county owner, has given an exclusive update on Frank Lampard’s move to Chelsea LIVE on talkSPORT.
Lampard has today been excused from Derby pre-season training as talks continue over a deal taking him to Stamford Bridge, and Morris says it’s just a matter of time before the move is completed.
“Frank was away on vacation, he didn’t come back until Friday,” Morris told talkSPORT.
“A lot of activity is expected throughout the course of this week, and we’re still very keen to get something sorted out before the forthcoming tour to Florida.
“I’m assuming [it’s just a matter of time]. Obviously it’s a matter between Chelsea and Frank, but they’ve now got the opportunity to finalise matters.”
Leeds United have signed young Brighton defender Ben White and Man City winger Jack Harrison on loan for the 2019/20 season.
The duo pen temporary deals with the Whites, though Harrison’s transfer can be made permanent at the end of the campaign.
Harrison spent last season with Leeds, scoring five times in 42 appearances.
Lyon are planning to move for Man United star Eric Bailly this summer, reports claim.
The centre-back is one of many defensive targets for Lyon this summer, with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny also wanted.
The French club are likely to move for a defensive target when their transfer budget has been boosted by the sale of Tanguy Ndombele to Spurs.
Tottenham are ‘seriously interested’ in Arnaut Groeneveld, the Dutch winger.
Groeneveld, 22, plays for Club Brugge in Belgium and was linked with a big-money move to one of Europe’s top clubs during the January transfer window.
No deal was finalised, however, and it seems he will now seal a switch over the next few weeks.
According to Voetbal International, Groeneveld is preparing to complete a transfer with interest from Spurs ‘serious’.
Victor Camarasa spent last season on loan at Cardiff, and he hopes to secure a return to the Premier League this summer – and Tottenham are being linked with him.
The Spain midfielder was a bright spot in Cardiff’s tough campaign, and he has not future at parent club Real Betis.
Camarasa, 25, enjoyed his time in England and wants to play next season in the country’s top flight.
And, according to Estadio Deportivo, he is waiting for one of Spurs, Leicester or West Ham to swoop for him.
Other unnamed clubs are also said to want Camarasa, who scored five goals in 32 league appearances last term.
Petr Cech has revealed Frank Lampard is not the only name in the frame to become Chelsea’s next manager.
The Blues were given permission by Derby County to speak to Lampard last Tuesday over the prospect of replacing Maurizio Sarri, who has joined Juventus.
But there has still been no announcement by the Premier League club over a deal for the 41-year-old.
Cech, recently appointed Chelsea’s new technical and performance advisor after leaving Arsenal and calling time on his playing career, wants a new boss to be in place before the club start pre-season training on Friday.
But he has offered no guarantees that his old teammate Lampard will land the job, saying that he has given his opinion to director Marina Granovskaia and owner Roman Abramovich about a number of candidates who could succeed Sarri.
“The situation is open, Frank is one of the candidates. I could speak about all the candidates with the leadership, they know my ideas,” Cech said.
“By the time the first team will start the preparation we would like to solve the coach’s question.”
Rafael Benitez has spoken out after leaving Newcastle United.
The Spaniard has left the Premier League club after just over three years in charge having failed to agree a new contract.
Benitez says he did not pen fresh terms because Mike Ashley did not share his vision for the Mapgies.
He said in a statement on his Twitter account: “I wanted to stay, but I didn’t just want to sign an extended contract, I wanted to be part of a project.
“I’m very sad about that, but I do not regret for one moment my decision to come to Tyneside and I’m very proud about what we achieved together.”
Wolves have completed the signing of Leander Dendoncker on a permanent basis.
The 24-year-old midfielder moved to Molineux on a season-long loan last summer from Anderlecht and impressed as the club secured a seventh place finish in the Premier League.
Wolves have now taken up their option to buy the Belgian for a fee of around £12million.
Inter Milan have signed Diego Godin on a three-year deal.
The 33-year-old defender– linked with Manchester United last summer – ended his nine-year stay at Atletico Madrid after his contract expired in June.
He links up with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at the San Siro. “FC Internazionale Milano announces that a contract has been agreed with Diego Godin that will run until 30 June 2022,” Inter said.
Manchester United could yet pip Tottenham to the signing of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Spurs have agreed a fee with the Ligue 1 club for the 22-year-old midfielder worth an initial £55milliom.
However, they have yet to finalise personal terms with the France international and L’Equipe say that has left the door open for Man United to make a move.
United are keen to strengthen their midfield options this summer and are said to be weighing up whether to match Spurs’ offer.
Real Madrid are reportedly set to offer Marco Asensio to Liverpool as part of a deal for Sadio Mane.
According to the Express, the Spanish giants Asensio, 23, leave the Bernabeu this summer and are ready to use him as bait to land Mane.
Mane has been an outstanding success at Liverpool since arriving from Southampton and played a key role in their Champions League triumph last season.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has little interest in selling the Senegalese forward but Real are known for playing hardball tactics to get who they want.
According to reports in L’Equipe, Manchester City forward Thierry Ambrose, who spent last season on loan at Ligue 2 side RC Lens and has never played for the City first team, is set to complete his move to FC Metz in a deal worth between €2m and €3m.
The 22-year-old underwent a medical on Saturday with success and will imminently sign a contract until 2023 with FCM.
The nature of the fee agreement, that still has to be finalised between the two clubs, and the size of the transfer sum, are not yet disclosed, although the contract is expected to be until 2023.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is meeting with Paul Pogba tomorrow to discuss his future at Manchester United.
According to the Evening Standard, the club are aware that Christian Eriksen is available for £75m should Pogba leave.
Tottenham and Lyon have completed an agreement for the transfer of Tanguy Ndombele – an initial €62m + a potential €10m in bonuses.
L’Équipe transfer guru Hugo Delom reports tonight that an agreement worth €72m for the transfer of Tanguy Ndombele – however, Spurs are yet to finalise personal terms with the French international.
The bonuses are understood to be easily attainable and relate to Spurs qualifying for the Champions’ League on multiple occasions.
Wolves have expressed an interest in Argentine centre back Walter Kannemann with negotiations starting at around £11m.
According to the Daily Mail, Nuno Espirito Santo wants to bring the 28-year-old centre-half (known as ‘The Viking’) to Molineux.
Arsenal and Atletico Madrid have made enquiries in the past year, with Gremio willing to sell Kannemann.
According to A Bola, Liverpool transfer target Ferro is expected to sign a new contract with Benfica which would see his release clause increased to €120m.
The Reds are looking at a potential world-record move for the highly-rated 21-year-old, making him the most expensive player in the club’s history.
Benfica are believed to have rejected their interest, however, with the Portuguese giants keen to keep hold of one of their most prized assets.
Liverpool attempted to sign Ferro on loan two years ago, with a view to signing him permanently for £10million.
Kylian Mbappe is another star who reportedly wants to ply his trade with Real Madrid, according to Marca.
He has reportedly told PSG he will not be staying at the club beyond his current deal, which expires in 2022.
Eden Hazard has already competed his move to the Bernabeu, while Paul Pogba is said to be desperate to join Los Blancos.
Atletico Madrid and Alvaro Morata are both confident the striker will remain with the La Liga club next season, despite Chelsea’s threats to recall the Spaniard unless they pay the €55m purchase option this summer, AS reports.
Morata joined Atleti on an 18-month loan in January but with Chelsea now under a transfer ban, they are threatening to recall the striker.
The former Real Madrid striker has previously admitted he wants to stay in his home country after a torrid 18 months at Stamford Bridge.
Philippe Coutinho is the ‘obvious candidate’ to replace Neymar at PSG if a swap deal is to be agreed to take him back to Barcelona.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a return to Camp Nou this summer, two years after his world-record move to the French capital.
South American football expert Tim Vickery told Sky Sports News he feels as though the former Liverpool talisman is the player most likely to go.
“If this is going to happen, it is going to take some work there with the financial architecture with players going the other way,” Vickery told Sky Sports News.
“The obvious candidate to go the other way would be the former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho.”
West Ham have cooled their interest in Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, according to L’Equipe, but are still open to a deal if the terms are right.
The Ligue 1 side are reportedly struggling financially and several key players have been linked with a move.
Manuel Pellegrini has moved quickly to bring in Pablo Fornals already in this window from Villarreal.
Newcastle United have also reportedly expressed an interest in the past.