The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Presnel Kimpembe is set to stay at PSG

Presnel Kimpembe looks set to stay put this summer, despite uncertainty over his future in the France capital, according to L’Equipe.

The 26-year-old centre-back has been on the radar of clubs in Europe in recent weeks, but after he impressed the Paris Saint-Germain staff in training, new manager Christopher Galtier now wants to keep him at Parc des Princes.

With Chelsea turning their attention to Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, the Ligue 1 champions don’t expect to part ways with Kimpembe this summer, and having found clarity over his future, it is expected that he will feature in the squad for the league opener against Clermont on Saturday.

The France international is contracted at PSG until the summer of 2024, having last signed an extension in 2020.

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18.22 BST: It was just a year ago when Willian called time on an eight-year career in the Premier League with Chelsea and Arsenal, but he could be set for a sensational return to west London with Fulham, according to Goal. The 33-year-old former Brazil international has spent the past season with boyhood club Corinthians – where he played between 1998 and 2007 – but his family famously settled into life in the English capital, making a move to Craven Cottage an appealing prospect.

17.55 BST: Manchester United have registered their interest in Bayern Munich attacker Leroy Sane, the Mirror writes. The 26-year-old Germany international left Manchester City for Bavaria just two years ago, but following a pair of underwhelming campaigns and the arrival of Sadio Mane from Liverpool, opportunities at the Allianz Arena appear to look more limited than ever in 2022-23.

17.28 BST: The dust has just settled on the LA Galaxy’s signing of midfielder Riqui Puig from Barcelona, and already AS reports that a second member of the Blaugrana could be following the 22-year-old from Camp Nou to Los Angeles. The report states that the Galaxy had been hopeful of securing a deal for midfielder-turned-right-back Sergi Roberto, and several publications since have suggested that it is indeed the 30-year-old La Masia graduate who could be on his way to MLS.

17.01 BST: Former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is one step away from joining Boca Juniors, according to ESPN Uruguay. Although nothing has been signed yet, the 35-year-old Uruguay international’s will is to move to Buenos Aires and everything is on track for that to come to fruition.

16.34 BST: Chelsea have tabled a new offer to sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, according to Sport, proposing a €70m transfer fee plus left-back Marcos Alonso. The 25-year-old Netherlands is considering taking a pay cut to remain in the Catalan capital and would need to be convinced to move to west London, but even if negotiations on that front break down, the 31-year-old Alonso is still expected to complete a transfer to the Camp Nou for a transfer fee of less than €10m.

16.05 BST: Inter Milan are looking for a transfer fee of €15m plus bonuses of around €5m to allow Cesare Casadei to join Chelsea, reports journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

Casadei, 19, has been capped by Italy through to under-19 level and had been linked with Juventus, with Chelsea reported to only have offered up to €8m.

He has scored 24 goals in 65 appearances for the club’s youth team, but if another club matches Inter’s demands he could be allowed to leave.

15.23 BST: Manchester United have added to their Euro 2022-winning contingent by signing England international forward Nikita Parris from Women’s Super League rivals Arsenal.

The 28-year-old has signed a contract until the end of the 2023-24 season, United said in a statement on Saturday.

14.43 BST: United States international Matthew Hoppe is on the brink of a move to English football, reports Football Insider.

Hoppe, 21, is set to move to Championship club Middlesbrough from Mallorca, where he made only one start in LaLiga last season.

The forward made his name in Germany with Schalke before moving to Spain 12 months ago. He has won six senior caps with the United States.

14.00 BST: Sky Sports is reporting that Crystal Palace are interested in signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka on loan from Manchester United.

Wan-Bissaka, 24, started his career at Palace before joining United in a £45m deal three years ago.

Diogo Dalot is set to be the club’s first-choice right-back under Erik ten Hag, and United could be prepared to allow Wan-Bissaka out on loan if the deal is right.

13.11 BST: Barcelona face a race against time to be able to register all of their new signings for the start of LaLiga next weekend, sources have told ESPN‘s Sam Marsden.

LaLiga informed Barca this week they will need to pull a fourth financial lever if they want to have everyone available to face Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou on Aug. 13.

Barca have spent over €150 million this summer on Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde, while Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie have arrived on free transfers.

12.33 BST: Everton are edging closer to a deal for Belgium international Amadou Onana, having beaten West Ham to his signature.

The Daily Mirror reports that Everton will play a transfer fee of £33.7m for the 20-year-old midfielder.

It adds that Onana will have a medical on Saturday ahead of completing a move from Lille, and he could make his debut against Aston Villa next weekend.

11.50 BST: The Daily Mail reports that Marcos Alonso has said his goodbyes to the Chelsea staff as he prepares to move to Barcelona.

Alonso, 31, finds himself pushed down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge after the club signed Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion in a deal worth an initial £56m, with a possible £7m in add-ons.

The report says that Alonso agreed personal terms with Barca over a two-year deal months ago, and it is now set to go through.

The story is supported in Spain by Sport.

11.06 BST: Could Manchester United turn to a former Premier League striker to solve their attacking problems? Former Stoke City and West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic, 33, is reported to be on Erik ten Hag’s list of targets.

Gazzetta dello Sport says that United have explored the possibility of bringing the Austria international back to England from Bologna. He scored 14 goals in 31 Serie A appearances last season.

Arnautovic had previously been linked with Juventus, but they were not prepared to match Bologna’s demands of €15-20m.

10.25 BST: Chelsea are prepared to break the world record transfer fee for a defender to sign Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana, according to the Daily Telegraph.

On Saturday morning, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that Chelsea have made a new transfer offer worth in excess of £70m for the 21-year-old, and are awaiting an answer.

Leicester already hold the world record for the highest transfer fee received, for Harry Maguire’s move to Manchester United in 2019, and if the Foxes play hard ball with Chelsea they could get even more for Fofana.

09.43 BST: ICYMI, AS Roma completed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain’s Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season on Friday evening.

The former Liverpool midfielder leaves French champions PSG having scored three goals in 38 appearances after joining on a three-year deal in 2021.

“It’s a really good feeling to be a Roma player,” Wijnaldum, 31, said. “Everyone I have spoken to has given me great feedback about the club and its fans.

“The club made it clear just how much they wanted me in the efforts they made to complete the deal, which always gives a player a lot of confidence and belief.”

09.00 BST: Arsenal‘s debutants paved the way for a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening night of the Premier League season on Friday and coach Mikel Arteta said there might be some more new faces coming in before the end of the transfer window.

“We are going to try,” Arteta told Sky Sports after his side got off to the perfect start. “We have a few things going on now and if we get them it will be great – but for now, we have to work with the players we have.”

PAPER GOSSIP

Leeds United will have to make an offer of £22m if they are to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Arnaud Kalimuendo, reports CBS. There is a difference of opinion between PSG sporting director Luis Campos and manager Christophe Galtier, with the latter keen to keep the 20-year-old. Stade Rennais are also interested in his services.

– Galatasaray have joined the race to sign Turkey striker Serdar Dursun, reveals Ekrem Konur. The 30-year-old has been on the radar of Union Berlin and Schalke 04 this summer, and he is now attracting interest from the Super Lig club. Darsun contributed 19 goals in 33 league appearances last season.

– A deal is expected to be completed next week between Tottenham Hotspur and Udinese for Destiny Udogie, writes Gianluca Di Marzio. The 19-year-old wing-back will join the north London club for a transfer fee of €26m before being loaned back to the Serie A side for the 2022-23 campaign. Udogie contributed nine goals in 35 games for the Friulani last season.

– Goalkeeper Keylor Navas is on the shortlist of Napoli, according to Calciomercato. Talks have begun with Paris Saint-Germain over a potential deal for the 35-year-old, who faces competition for his place at PSG with Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma.

– Also from Calciomercato, Alexis Sanchez is close to completing his move from Internazionale to Marseille. The Nerazzurri are set to offer the 33-year-old €7m as severance, and that has allowed talks to advance between the Ligue 1 club and former Premier League star.





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