Welcome to the transfer news live blog.Each day, we will keep you updated on the latest transfer news and rumours from what will surely be a busy summer of transfer moves.
To see the latest updates, keep scrolling down to the live blog.
2021 transfer market.At the start of the summer, it was reported that Manchester United were planning to sign at least four players, with Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice and Pau Torres said to be among those on their shortlist. The deal for Sancho has finally been completed, with Raphael Varane said to be the next transfer on the club’s radar. Liverpool, meanwhile, have already started to improve their squad after a testing season for Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Reds have signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, after paying his £36m release clause. The French centre back, 22, made 21 appearances for Leipzig last season. Elsewhere, it looks set to be a long summer for Harry Kane. The England captain has made it clear that he sees his future away from Tottenham Hotspur. But he faces a fight to get out of north London. Manchester City and Man United are interested in signing the striker, but it remains to be seen if Spurs are willing to do business.
Transfer news.Meanwhile, away from the Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to be on the move from Juventus after signalling that he has achieved his goals in Italy. Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has attracted interest from every top club in European football, while Kylian Mbappe has only one year left on his contract with Paris-Saint Germain. To complicate matters further, the pandemic means that clubs will not be able to splash the cash as they have in previous transfer windows. While several of the top European clubs are in flux and looking for new managers. We will keep you updated on every major move in this summer’s transfer market.
Live transfer news updates.Keep scrolling below to see the latest updates.
Anthony Martial has rejected the chance to join Lyon on loan from Manchester United, according to L'Équipe.
Martial could find his playing time reduced at the Red Devils reduced following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, but is seemingly keen to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place in the starting XI.
According to The Athletic, Man United had no intention of selling Martial or Edinson Cavani on deadline day.
The French forward, 25, played for Lyon between 2009 and 2013, before joining AS Monaco, but only made three first team appearances for the club.
Martial has been with Man United since 2015. He has scored 78 goals in 261 appearances for the club.
Breaking | Lyon approached Manchester United about a loan for Anthony Martial today, but the player rejected, according to L'Équipe. More follows.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 31, 2021
Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for Daniel James, according to The Athletic.
Leeds United and Brighton and Hove Albion are reportedly interested in the Welsh winger, who started two of Man United's opening three Premier League games of the season.
The Red Devils value James at £20m and are also prepared to let him leave on loan. Leeds maintain a long-term interest in the winger and almost signed him in January 2019 from Swansea City,
After Sunday's match between Man United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested that some players in his squad may have to leave following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
“There has been a couple of enquiries for some of our players. With the signing of Cristiano we might give less playing time to a few. Dan is a Man United player at the moment.”
Cristiano Ronaldo completed a medical in Lisbon over the weekend ahead of his return to Manchester United and he has agreed on personal terms on a two-year contract with the Premier League club, Sky Sports reported on Monday.
United said last week they had agreed a deal to re-sign Ronaldo from Juventus after he told the Serie A club he had no intention of staying, but the transfer was still subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.
The clubs have yet to confirm the Portugal forward's transfer. The Premier League's summer transfer window closes on Tuesday.
Sky reported the fee agreed for the 36-year-old Portuguese was around €15m plus €8 in add-ons.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was relishing Ronaldo's return and said on Sunday that the announcement would be made once the paperwork was done.
With the league paused for the international break, Ronaldo is expected to play his first game when United host Newcastle United at Old Trafford on September 11.
Ronaldo won eight major trophies at United from 2003-2009, and the Ballon d'Or as the world's best player in 2008, before sealing a then-world record £80m move to Real Madrid.
Manchester City have rejected the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, according to The Times.
Ronaldo's agent has reportedly been trying to get him a move to the Premier League but has been unsuccessful so far.
The Portugal captain was “particularly interested” in joining Man City – despite his legendary status at Manchester United, where he played for six years and won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Balon d'Or.
Man City are said to have rejected the chance to sign Ronaldo, and are only interested in adding Harry Kane this summer.
Ronaldo, 36, is out of contract at the end of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo situation ⚪️🇵🇹— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2021
He wanted to “look for potential new options”.
PSG are currently not interested.
Mendes contacted Manchester City but Juve want €25m and #MCFC have NO intention to pay any fee. “Complicated”.
Juve are still convinced that Cristiano will stay. pic.twitter.com/zGTF5Bymtp
Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to give Paul Pogba a contract worth €600,000 a week, according to The Independent.
Pogba has one year left on his contract with Manchester United. He is reportedly keen to leave the club for a second time, after departing on a free transfer for Juventus in 2012.
PSG want the France midfielder, 28, to see out his contract and join them on a free transfer next summer.
Pogba reportedly prefers a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, but both are experiencing financial difficulties and are unlikely to be able to match PSG's offer.
Pogba is free to speak to non-English clubs from January.
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