The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Bayern Munich plot move for top Chelsea target
The Bundesliga champions plan to rival Chelsea for the transfer of Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.
De Ligt favors a move to Germany, although Bayern Munich are reluctant to match Juventus’ €70 million asking price. They’re also aware that Chelsea can offer Juve more money. [Christian Falk – Bild]
Could Ronaldo join Chelsea?
Chelsea are considering a transfer for Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
New Blues co-owner Todd Boehly has stayed in contact with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, since their meeting last month. The idea of signing a five-time Ballon d’Or winner intrigues him.
However, for any possible deal to go through, Boehly needs the approval of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. [The Athletic]
Barcelona sign Andreas Christensen for free
Welcome to Barcelona, Andreas Christensen! pic.twitter.com/mHy0sO9FvK
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 4, 2022
Eriksen responds to Man Utd’s transfer offer
Christian Eriksen has agreed in principle to join Manchester United on a three-year contract. The Danish midfielder is available for a free transfer after his contract at Brentford expired at the end of last month.
Man City and Chelsea are in advanced Sterling talks
Chelsea have entered advanced talks with Manchester City for Raheem Sterling.
The 27-year-old winger can leave City, even to a rival club, for a £50 million (€58m) transfer fee. He has one year left on his contract with the Premier League champions. [Sky Sports]
Nuno Espirito Santo becomes the new Al Ittihad manager
The former Wolves and Tottenham boss has signed a contract with the Saudi Arabian outfit until June 2024.
Nuno Santo is here 💛🖤
Welcome Coach 🤝 pic.twitter.com/3yL0aqaWLC
— Ittihad Club (@ittihad_en) July 4, 2022
Ronaldo to Barcelona rumors denied
While Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, met Barcelona president Joan Laporta on Monday, a move to Camp Nou for the Manchester United forward is not on the agenda.
It’s understood there is nothing going on between Barcelona and Ronaldo despite reports stating otherwise. [Gerard Romero – in Spanish]
Ziyech appears set for AC Milan loan move
Serie A champions AC Milan are working on a deal to sign Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech on loan.
The 29-year-old Moroccan has struggled to live up to expectations since his €40 million transfer from Ajax in 2020. Therefore, Chelsea are in talks with AC Milan over a loan agreement. [The Athletic]
Tottenham make a move for Depay
As the Lilywhites near a deal for Clement Lenglet, they now set their sights on the Barcelona defender’s teammate Memphis Depay.
Tottenham have enquired about Depay to Barcelona, who might agree to sell the 28-year-old forward for around €20 million. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]