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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Man City make English record bid for Grealish

Saturday's transfer rumors - Man City make record bid for Grealish
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Manchester City make English record bid for Grealish

The Citizens have launched a £100 million offer for Jack Grealish. If the deal goes through, it will eclipse the £89m Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba in 2016 as the Premier League’s most expensive transfer in history.

Pep Guardiola has made signing Grealish a priority for this summer. The Manchester City coach rates the 25-year-old highly and feels he can add an extra dimension to his attack. He may allow Bernardo Silva to leave if the Aston Villa captain heads to the Etihad Stadium.

City are confident a deal can be done. Grealish will report back to Villa on Monday for pre-season training, suggesting the whole transfer saga could be resolved by next week [Telegraph]

Neuhaus out of Liverpool’s price range

 Florian Neuhaus is a wanted man these days. The 24-year-old midfielder’s reputation has soared at Borussia Monchengladbach recently and he was almost an ever-present figure in the club’s qualification for the Champions League knockout stages last season.

But a move away from Borussia Park looks unlikely. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may be keen on Neuhaus, but the Reds cannot match Gladbach’s €40 million (£34m) asking price. [Sport1 – in German]

Arsenal consider Xhaka u-turn

A surprise transfer u-turn could be on the cards for Granit Xhaka.

Despite being heavily linked with Roma, Xhaka could stay at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are considering offering the midfielder a new contract following his impressive showing for Switzerland in Euro 2020.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta regards Xhaka as an important part of his plans for the new season. Roma, meanwhile, have failed to make a suitable offer for the 28-year-old. [The Athletic]

West Ham target Chelsea’s Zouma

Kurt Zouma could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge soon. First Chelsea offered him to Sevilla as part of a player-plus-cash transfer deal for Jules Kounde. Now West Ham have thrown their hat in the ring.

Hammers boss David Moyes believes Zouma could help bolster his defense as the club prepare for European football. He also wants a new full-back and just signed Alphonse Areola on a loan-to-buy deal from Paris Saint-Germain.

Zouma, who fell out of favor under Thomas Tuchel last season, has two years left on his Chelsea contract. [Telegraph]

Lyon ‘very close’ to Onana capture

Andre Onana is very close to completing a transfer to Lyon.

Despite interest from Arsenal, Lyon appear to have won the battle for Onana. The Ligue 1 giants are on the verge of completing a deal with Ajax for the goalkeeper, with only a few minor details left to resolve. [L’Equipe – in French]

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