Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants Man City transfer' LATEST, Chelsea in for Saul Niguez and Jules Kounde – transfer news live
24th August 2021

CRISTIANO RONALDO has been linked with a SENSATIONAL transfer to Man City which could be completed "this week" according to reports.

Elsewhere, Spurs are also said to be in talks to sign Franck Kessie of AC Milan and Adama Traore of Wolves.

And Chelsea are desperate to complete a deal for Sevilla's Jules Kounde in the final days of the transfer window.

Meanwhile there's concrete interest from the Blues in another Spain-based player in the shape of a loan-to-buy bid for Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez.

Follow ALL of the latest news and updates below…

  • Anthony Chapman


    Man Utd legend Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to 'engineer' a stunning move to Man City, reports in France have claimed.

    L’Equipe says the former Red Devil has seen his representatives contact Premier League champions City.

    It comes amid speculation Ronaldo has asked to leave Juventus after three years in Italy.

    He was only named on the bench for their Serie A opener against Udinese over the weekend, which ended 2-2.

  • Anthony Chapman


    PSV youngster Noni Madueke is one of the hottest young prospects in Europe.

    And three of England's biggest clubs are sending scouts to watch the 19-year-old starlet in action tonight.

    The Mail claims representatives from Man United, Liverpool and Spurs will be present to see Madueke take on Benfica in tonight’s Champions League second-leg qualifier.

    Interest is high in the former Tottenham academy starlet.

    And no less than TEN Prem clubs turned up for the first leg of the tie.

  • Anthony Chapman


    Arsenal will let skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave if he wants to go and they get the right offer for him this summer.

    The Telegraph claims Aubameyang remains a big part of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s plans but is no longer considered "indispensable”.

    And with two years left on his deal the time could be right to cash in, with Man City and Barcelona reportedly interested.

  • Anthony Chapman


    Tottenham have agreed to sign Pape Sarr from Metz, according to reports.

    But Spurs fans will have to wait to see the midfielder play as the clubs have agreed he will return to Metz on loan until next summer.

    Sky Sports says Tottenham will pay around £14million for Sarr.

    However, talks are continuing to take place about when he will move to London, with an extra year at Metz looking increasingly likely.

  • Anthony Chapman


    Man Utd are reportedly set to battle Chelsea for the transfer of Saul Niguez.

    The central midfielder is ready to end his time with Atletico Madrid for a new challenge in the Premier League.

    According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea 'opened talks' with the 26 year old 'days ago'

    There is 'an official bid on the table' which is believed to be a loan with a buy option.

    But United are set to show their hand – although they remain keen on Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.

  • Anthony Chapman


    Chelsea are reportedly set to make a new bid for Jules Kounde.

    Fabrizio Romano claims an offer for the Sevilla star is incoming after Chelsea agreed to sell Kurt Zouma to West Ham.

    Kounde has already struck personal terms with the Blues.

    But Chelsea may have to meet his £63million release clause to get a deal over the line.

  • Anthony Chapman


    Kurt Zouma is on the verge of joining West Ham after finally agreeing personal terms.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the Chelsea defender will now move across London to join their rivals in a deal worth £26million.

    Zouma could also become West Ham's best-paid player on wages of £120,000-a-week.

  • Anthony Chapman


    Brighton are reportedly edging closer to bringing Getafe ace Marc Cucurella to the club.

    Marca claims the Seagulls have agreed to pay the 23-year-old defender's release clause of £15million.

    And the move for the highly-rated left-back, which will be a transfer record fee for the La Liga side, is set to be completed in the next 24 hours.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Cristiano Ronaldo is 'key' to Kylian Mbappe's potential transfer to Real Madrid – because he reportedly 'wants to quit Juventus'.

    The Portuguese legend's future has been a hot topic throughout the summer transfer window.

    He was left out of the starting XI to face Udinese last weekend as he tries to sort out where he will be playing this season, amid reports he asked to be put on the bench.

    And according to AS, the ex-Real Madrid icon could be prepared to quit Juve before next week's deadline day.

    The report adds PSG would be keen to swoop and make a move to sign Ronaldo.

    That, in turn, could see them allow Mbappe, 22, to leave – with Ronaldo's former employers at the Bernabeu ready to pounce.

    AS do say this is merely a 'train of thought' at this stage – and it would take something spectacular for both deals to get over the line in time.

    Both superstars are out of contract at their respective clubs next year so can negotiate free transfers from January.

    Mbappe and Ronaldo's futures have been causing a stir in Spain
  • Etienne Fermie


    Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly battling for Porto's Colombia star Luis Diaz.

    The left winger finished joint top scorer at last month's Copa America, alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, with four goals.

    Lisbon outlet MaisFutebol claims Diaz's advisors have travelled to England for talks over a move to the Premier League.

    And both Chelsea and Spurs officials are set to meet them to discuss a potential deal.

    The representatives are understood to have spent time in Portugal and Spain before offering the winger to the bitter London rivals.

    Diaz is under contract with Porto until 2024, and has a £68million release clause.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Tottenham have signed Metz midfielder Pape Sarr, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

    Spurs have agreed a deal worth £12.8million to sign the 18-year-old.

    Romano reports that the North Londoners have verbally agreed personal terms with Sarr, with the contract to be signed imminently.

    Tottenham could now allow Sarr to return to Metz on loan for the duration of the 2021-22 season.

    Pape Sarr is a regular for Metz as a teenagerCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie


    Andrew Robertson has signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool.

    The left-back has starred for Jurgen Klopp's side since joining in 2017, playing an instrumental role in winning the Champions League and the Premier League.

    Upon penning his extension, Robertson told Liverpool's official website: "Obviously when the negotiations started and it looked as if my future was going to be here longer term than what it was, then I think it’s no secret that I’m happy at this club.

    “I want to stay at this club for as long as possible and to extend my stay, it’s always a happy time for me, for my family. We’re settled here, we love everything about this football club and I’m glad that the journey is continuing.”

    Andy Robertson has committed his future at Anfield until 2026Credit: The Times
  • Etienne Fermie


    Saul Niguez is set to leave Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

    And the Spanish international could be headed to the Premier League.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that Chelsea opened talks 'days ago' to sign the midfielder – with an initial loan bid with an option to buy on the table.

    He also claims that Manchester United sensationally re-entered the mix in the last 24 hours, and that Saul is being targeted by the Red Devils as a potential alternative to Eduardo Camavinga.

    Saul Niguez is on the verge of waving Atletico goodbyeCredit: Rex
  • Etienne Fermie


    SunSport Exclusive by Derek McGregor

    Liverpool could battle Merseyside rivals Everton in the bidding for Rangers and Scotland starlet Nathan Patterson.

    SunSport understands Jurgen Klopp’s side have been tracking right-back Patterson since the start of the year.

    And while it isn’t a priority position for the Reds, who already have England ace Trent Alexander-Arnold and Welsh international Neco Williams, they are keeping a keen interest in the 19-year-old’s development.

    Gers boss and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has branded Everton ‘jokers’ after tabling a £5million bid for the twice-capped academy graduate.

  • Etienne Fermie


    West Ham are preparing to turn to Nikola Vlasic as a Jesse Lingard alternative, according to reports.

    David Moyes is eager to bring Man United star Lingard back to London Stadium, after the 28-year-old's fantastic loan spell.

    But having so far failed to agree a deal, the Hammers are looking at other options.

    According to the Telegraph, West Ham are 'lining up' a move for CSKA Moscow star Vlasic – who was on Everton's books between 2017 and 2019.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Donny van de Beek is so determined to make it at Manchester United that his agents don’t bother telling him of transfer interest.

    The 24-year-old Dutch midfielder, who joined from Ajax for £39million, remains on the fringes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI.

    He has failed to see any pitch-time in United’s opening two games – a 5-1 thrashing of Leeds and a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

    But according to The Times, Van de Beek is refusing to call time on his United future.

    The newspaper claims that ‘his representatives received offers in the close season’.

    But these were not sent on to the player as ‘he made it clear earlier in the summer that he wanted to stay’.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Tottenham are NOT currently in negotiations with Juventus over a move for Weston McKennie, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The American midfielder, 22, has been linked with the Lilywhites this summer.

    Suggestions of a swap deal involving Moussa Sissoko have circulated.

    But Romano claims there is no truth in such rumours, and that Juve will only sell McKennie for more than £20-25million.

    Weston McKennie has been linked with Tottenham
  • Etienne Fermie


    Paris Saint-Germain have accepted that Kylian Mbappe could leave the club this summer.

    The wantaway 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been strongly linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes.

    And if Mbappe does get his move the Paris club have lined up Everton's Richarlison as a replacement.

    That's according to French outlet RMC sport and journalist Hadrien Grenier, who report that PSG have made contact with Richarlison's representatives regarding a possible transfer.

    The 24-year-old Everton forward is a close friend of Neymar and has been targeted as a replacement for Mbappe should he leave before the end of the transfer window.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Manchester United have reportedly made West Ham midfielder Declan Rice their ‘dream transfer target’ but will have to cough up £100million to seal the deal.

    The 22-year-old England international still has three years left on is current contract at the London Stadium, with the club also holding the option of extending it for another 12 months.

    But according to Manchester Evening News that is not fazing the Red Devils, who are keen to add a central midfielder to their squad.

    Rice has been ever-present for the Hammers since breaking through into their first team in 2017.

    He has featured 144 times over the past four seasons for his boyhood club and earned himself the tag of ‘England regular’ as a result of his consistent performances.

    Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been alerted to Rice’s impressive form and is keen to sign him, with Chelsea also said to be interested.

    But United will be forced to break the club’s record transfer fee if he wants to acquire the West Ham man’s services as the East London outfit have placed a £100m price tag on his head.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Paris Saint-Germain are 'increasing likely' to sell Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.

    The Frenchman, 22, remains a long-term target for Los Blancos as the successor to Karim Benzema up front.

    He is into the final year of his contract at the Parc des Princes.

    And according to RMC, the Paris giants have seen yet another contract offer turned down by the World Cup winner.

    This one was reportedly for five years with the option of a sixth and a significant pay rise – but still left him third in the salary ranks behind both Lionel Messi and Neymar.

    And with the prospect of losing him for free next summer, PSG are thought to be seriously considering allowing Mbappe to go this year – and get a fee for him.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn has joined Hearts in a season-long loan move.

    Speaking on his Scottish switch, the 21-year-old said: "I’m delighted to be here and get the deal done.

    "It’s been a couple of weeks now that I’ve known Hearts were interested and now I’m here I just can't wait to get started.

    "It just looks like a massive club. I can’t wait to play in front of the fans and see the atmosphere.

    "I’m buzzing to be here and hopefully I can prove to them (the fans) that I can be a great player for you."

  • Etienne Fermie


    Lucas Torreira is closing in on a loan transfer to Fiorentina, according to reports.

    The Uruguayan midfielder, 25, has been frozen out by Mikel Arteta and his future appears set to be away from the Emirates.

    According to Football London, a £1million loan fee will be agreed with the Serie A club to take him for the 2021-22 campaign, covering all of his wages.

    And it is understood a £13m option to buy may well be included in the deal for next summer.

    Arsenal have given the green light for the switch to go through.

    It is now dependent on Torreira completing a medical after he opted for Fiorentina over German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.

    His transfer should be confirmed and announced in the coming days.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Chelsea are interested in signing Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez, according to reports.

    According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are considering signing a new midfielder before the transfer window closes.

    It's believed Saul, 26, is one of their potential targets as he's been linked with a move away from Atletico throughout the summer.

    The Blues are considering a loan move for the player – as per a report in the Telegraph – who has five years left on his existing deal.

    Rumours suggest the LaLiga champions want the 19-cap Spain international to stay in the Spanish capital but are yet to make a decision on his future.

    The Blues are reportedly interested in signing Saul Niguez
  • Etienne Fermie


    Manchester United ‘still want to sign’ Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.

    But according to ESPN, the Rennes midfielder is unlikely to join the Red Devils.

    United are keen on the 18-year-old.

    Although reports in France suggest that he would rather join PSG or move to Spain.

    Eduardo Camavinga may have played his final game for Rennes
  • Etienne Fermie


    Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira is in Italy today to seal a deal with Fiorentina.

    The midfielder, 25, hasn’t been training with the Gunners, as they tried to find him a new club.

    Torreira rejected a transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt.

    But according to Fabrizio Romano, he will join Fiorentina on loan today, with Arsenal receiving a £1.3m loan fee.

    Lucas Torreira spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid

    Source: Read Full Article