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2:30 p.m. CEST: Aston Villa to replace Smith Rowe again
Aston Villa are preparing a third offer for Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe after their latest â¬ 35million offer was rejected. The 20-year-old has two more years left on his contract at Emirates Stadium and Arsenal are keen to tie him to a new contract.
2:00 p.m. CEST: AC Milan want to keep Kessie
AC Milan have already lost Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu this summer, and now they are determined not to see Franck Kessie come out, La Gazzetta dello Sport said. The 24-year-old will be offered a new contract that will earn him four million euros per year.
1:45 p.m. CEST: Ancelotti wants Richarlison at Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear to Real Madrid that he would like to reunite with Everton and Brazilian striker Richarlison, according to Goal. The Italian would have called Richarlison to express his interest in him.
1:30 p.m. CEST: Sergio Ramos undergoes a medical examination at PSG
Sergio Ramos is currently undergoing his medical examination in Paris ahead of his move to Paris Saint-Germain, which could be announced in the coming hours.
1:00 p.m. CEST: Arsenal replaces Aouar
Arsenal were determined to land Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar last summer, but refused to meet the Ligue 1 side’s asking price of â¬ 50m, but Le10Sport now claim the Gunners have made a bid. for the 23-year-old. Lyon won’t be demanding as much as last year, with him believing that a deal could be found for an amount of between â¬ 20m and â¬ 25m.
12:30 p.m. CEST: Tadic closes the door at AC Milan
AC Milan are looking for a playmaker to replace Hakan Calhanoglu, but Ajax’s Dusan Tadic has put an end to any rumors linking him to a move to Stadio San Siro. “I’m staying at Ajax, it’s the club of my dreams,” Tadic told Voetbal International.
12:00 p.m. CEST: Kane too expensive for Manchester City
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admitted that Tottenham Hotspur’s asking price for Harry Kane was too high, following reports the Premier League champions turned down an offer of nearly Â£ 100million for the English striker. “With the prices they are asking, it is impossible, we cannot pay that. All clubs have a bad economic situation, we are no exception,” Guardiola said on TV3.
11:30 a.m. CEST: De Gea will stay at Manchester United
There have been a lot of rumors about David de Gea’s future at Manchester United, especially after losing his place in the starting XI to Dean Henderson, but ESPN now reports that the Spain keeper wants to fight for the shirt. # 1 at Old Trafford. That said, no offers have been received for De Gea and, if there is, Manchester United would have a decision to make.
11h00 CEST: Sergio Ramos goes to Paris
Sergio Ramos has been captured by cameras from El Chiringuito arriving at Barajas airport, as he prepares to travel to Paris with his family ahead of his move to Paris Saint-Germain.
10:30 am CEST: Marcos Llorente-Fabian exchange agreement?
Antonio ‘Tonin’ Llorente, the uncle of Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente, has revealed that he believes a swap deal involving his nephew and Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz could be beneficial. “I wouldn’t see that as a bad thing. If Marcos decides to go to Napoli, that’s fine with me,” Tonin Llorente said, according to Corriere dello Sport.
10:00 am CEST: Real Madrid consider Sterling move
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola doesn’t want Raheem Sterling to leave the club, but Athletic note that it is too late and Real Madrid are now keen to bring the England star to the Spanish capital.
9:30 a.m. CEST: Bale could retire
Gareth Bale is set to retire from club football when his contract at Real Madrid expires next summer, according to the Mirror, but he will continue to play for Wales until the World Cup in Qatar, in assuming Wales qualify.