The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Lukaku to undergo medical ahead of record Chelsea move
Chelsea have struck a club-record transfer deal worth €115 million (£97.5m) to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.
The striker, who played at Stamford Bridge between 2011-14, will sign a five-year contract worth around €12-13 million a year net. He’ll become the club’s highest-paid player and should arrive in London soon.
Lukaku will now take a medical in Belgium on Sunday before completing his transfer. [The Athletic]
Arsenal ‘explore’ shock move for Bernardo Silva
Mikel Arteta’s transfer search for a creative midfielder has led him to Bernardo Silva.
With Leicester City expecting at least £60 million for James Maddison, a deal for Bernardo could be easier. The Portuguese could leave Manchester City following Jack Grealish’s £100m arrival. Therefore, Arsenal are considering whether to make an offer.
Thanks to his spell as Guardiola’s No.2 at City, Arteta knows Bernardo well. And as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are short on cash, the Gunners boss may have a chance. [Sunday Mirror]
Messi press conference set
Lionel Messi will hold a press conference on Sunday at 12 pm (CEST).
The 34-year-old will not continue at Barcelona after the Catalan club announced his exit last week. He is reportedly waiting for an offer contract offer from Paris Saint-Germain. Talks have been positive so far, and PSG are confident of a deal.
Martial to replace Lukaku at Inter?
Inter Milan have reportedly lined up Anthony Martial as a potential replacement for the Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku.
The Serie A champions want to sign Martial on loan for the upcoming campaign. Manchester United are willing to sanction the deal as long as Inter accept an obligation to buy the forward.
Everton have also expressed an interest in taking Martial out on loan. [Sunday Mirror]
Atalanta to make a move for Abraham
The Tammy Abraham transfer saga takes a new twist as Atalanta throw their hat in the ring.
Inter Milan could make an approach for Duvan Zapata to replace the Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku. Therefore, Atalanta have turned their attention to Abraham. The club’s board has scheduled a meeting with Chelsea in London to discuss a deal.
Chelsea are holding out for around €40 million for Abraham, who also interests Arsenal and West Ham United. [Fabrizio Romano]