20.09. United didn’t sign Isco in 2013… because of the size of his head!
As reported by ESPN, United scouts studied Isco’s hiring four years ago, before Real Madrid did their job, but they dismissed the idea for a reason more than peculiar. “He’s good, but he’s not fast enough and his head is too big for his body,” was the verdict.
20.01. Barcelona won’t ‘transfer’ Neymar to PSG until they receive the 222m euros
Barcelona will not give Paris Saint-Germain the international transfer certificate so that striker Neymar da Silva can play with the French team until they have the 222 million euros of the termination clause in their bank account.
19.40. Gaya: I’m happy and focused here
Regarding the possibility of leaving Valencia, Gaya has stated that nobody has said anything about that possibility and that in Valencia he is “happy and excited”.
19.07. Alexis will miss first two games of the season
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed Wednesday that Chilean international Alexis Sanchez will miss the first two matches of the Premier League 2017/2018 – on Friday 11 August at home against Leicester and Saturday 19 at home against Stoke because of injury.
18.49. Klopp doesn’t talk about Coutinho
The Liverpool coach, in a press conference, has avoided referring to the future of the footballer intended by Barcelona, leaving the room before journalists could ask their questions.
18.37. Watford sign Andre Gray for 20.5m euros
England striker Andre Gray has officially become the seventh new Watford player to arrive this summer. Gray, 26, comes from Burnley for 18.5 million pounds (20.5 million euros), and has become the most expensive signing in the history of the club.
17.50. Jese, Jovetic, Paletta and Gli are interested in Fiorerentina
Fiorentina wants to strengthen its squad and for that it has four names, two who are particularly well-known for the Spanish fans: Jese and Jovetic.
17.41. Atletico is the most economically efficient club in Europe
The rojiblancos become the most efficient club of the teams with most income in Europe.
17.24. Coutinho and Dembele, still just an illusion
The Barcelona delegation, composed by Oscar Grau, Raul Sanllehi and Javier Bordas, departed from the City of Barcelona with the intention of signing both players. However, the Catalans, although they have 222 million euros, are not prepared to squander them.
16.57 Inter looking at Paulo Diaz
The Italian team have already chosen Murillo’s replacement, in case the Colombian will sign for Valencia. The man is Paulo Diaz, a 22-year-old playing at San Lorenzo de Almagro, according to Tuttosport.
16.31 Chelsea and Manchester United after Aurier
The arrival of Dani Alves at PSG has left Serge Aurier out in the cold. According to the Daily Mail, this makes the Ivorian look favorably on a possible move and both Chelsea and Manchester United are very interested in his services.
16:55 Berizzo won’t discuss moves for striking duo
“I like [Jovetic and Bacca] both exactly the same, they have different characteristics and I have suffered duo to them both so I know of their very high quality, but I do not want to talk about their futures as I respect them a lot,” Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has stated amid talk of his pursuit of Carlos Bacca and Stevan Jovetic.
16:39 Can Juve sign Liverpool man?
Emre Can is the main priority for Juventus, according to Corriere dello Sport, with the Bianconeri willing to hand 30m euros over for the German.
16:24 Dalbert is Inter’s newest addition
Nice have allowed Dalbert to leave for Inter, the Brazilian costing 20m euros and signing on until 2022.
16:14 Transfer failings anger Benitez
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is unhappy with the club’s progress in the transfer market, saying the newly promoted team are paying the price for failing to land their main targets early in window: “I’m not happy with it, but at the same time, for me, it’s a challenge and I will try to do my best.”
16:10 Villarreal bid farewell to Soldado
Subject to a medical and final details, Roberto Soldado has been confirmed as a Fenerbahce player, the striker leaving Estadio de la Ceramica for around 10m euros.
15:45 Saints to stay strict with Van Dijk
Daily Express reckon that Southampton would rather have Virgil Van Dijk sit in the stands than send another of their star players to Liverpool.
15:37 Door still open for Zlatan
“Maybe he’ll stay with us,” Jose Mourinho has said on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, sparking rumours that the Swede is due to return to Old Trafford once he’s overcome a knee injury.
15:27 Cafu signs for Bordeaux
Okay, not that Cafu. This is Jonathan Cafu, putting pen to paper on a contract until 2021 after leaving Ludogorets.
15:11 Barkley interesting Premier League duo
With just one year left on his Everton contract, Chelsea and Spurs are chasing Ross Barkley. Although the North Londoners haven’t spent a penny this summer, Daily Telegraph have them and the Blues down for a 30m euro bid, far short of his 55m euro price tag.
14:59 Girona fixated on Muniesa
Stoke defender Marc Muniesa has plenty of admirers in the Girona boardroom and dugout with the LaLiga newboys keen to strike a deal.
14:53 Benassi heads to Tuscany
Torino midfielder Marco Benassi has joined Fiorentina on a permanent move,both clubs said on Wednesday.
14:48 Betis announce Voulez Vous. Sorry, I mean Boudebouz
14:18 Strootman on Juve radar
Juventus are targeting a 30 million euro deal for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, so say Tuttosport.
14:04 More signings for the Blues
Antonio Conte has told Sky Sports that Chelsea need more signings to defend their Premier League title: “I hope to be able to improve our squad. The transfer market is not finished. We want to be competitive and we want to fight for the title again. The club knows my priorities.”
13:38 Hull sign Larsson
Former Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson has moved to Championship club Hull on a one-year deal after being released by his old club.
13:27 Roma to make final play for Mahrez
Roma sporting director Monchi considers Riyad Mahrez the perfect candidate to complete Lupi frontline and reports in Italy suggest one last bid will arrive at Leicester’s desk for the Algerian, after knocking back the previous 35m euro offer.
13:17 Everton dropping out of Sigurdsson race
It seems that Everton are failing to meet Swansea’s demands for Gylfi Sigurdsson as Sky Sports report on the Toffees’ decision not to satisfy the Welsh side’s 50m euro price tag.
12:58 Wenger rebuffs Sanchez talk
“They are looking for Mbappe, that’s what I read in the papers. I have had no contact with PSG. We are not open to any offers anyway,” Arsene Wenger has responded when asked about Alexis Sanchez’s potential move to Paris on Wednesday.
12:45 Where will the Ox end up?
Daily Mail report on Chelsea continuing their interest in Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain via a 30m euro bid.
12:36 Samaras heads to Turkey
Turkish second-tier side Samsunspor have pulled off the coup of signing Greek forward Georgios Samaras, after the ex-Celtic man was left as a free agent.
12:27 Watford raid Turf Moor
Sky Sports claim that Burnley striker Andre Gray is heading to Hertfordshire as Watford fork out 13 million euros for the Englishman.
12:05 Kranevitter, the latest flop
It’s hardly been a positive summer for Diego Simeone as, of the 10 signings Atletico Madrid made in 2015, only five remain after the sales of Matias Kranevitter and Rafa Santos Borre.
11:49 Chelsea join Cancelo race
In need of an alternative right wing-back option, Chelsea could turn to Valencia’s Joao Cancelo according to Sky Sports. Juventus have also been linked with the Portugal international.
11:24 Rossoneri on the lookout for goals
AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has acknowledged where the Serie A club need to strengthen, with a striker topping their wishlist: “Kalinic, Diego Costa, Aubameyang… We need a striker, but we cannot get it wrong.”
11:15 Viera not going anywhere
“This has been a very important week and the president has taken a big step to confirm my future,” Jonathan Viera has told Las Palmas fans, reassuring them of his future on Gran Canaria.
11:07 Castillejo agents rejects Roma talk
Samu Castillejo’s agent Rafael Zurro has told a Rome radio station that the midfielder isn’t heading to Roma. Stating that he knows sporting director Monchi very well and is in regular contact with the transfer maestro, Zurro asserts that they have never discussed the Villarreal star’s future.
10:55 Good morning all!
Well. According to Telefoot, Kylian Mbappe has decided to sign for Paris Saint-Germain. Convinced by the Ligue 1 side’s ambitious purchase of Neymar, the Monaco forward is said to be the subject of a 155m euro PSG bid, plus add-ons, in the coming days.