Follow the latest updates live from the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs look to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season. Liverpool face competition for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara after reports in Germany linked Manchester City to a potential hijacking of the deal, with the 29-year-old wishing to move to England.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are stuck in a stalemate with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Jadon Sancho, with the two clubs so far unable to agree on a transfer fee that would see the England international come back in. Premier League. United saw an offer of £ 89million rejected, with Dortmund holding £ 108million and not a penny less.
Juventus, meanwhile, are keen on Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and have offered several players a more cash player deal that includes Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa and Christian Romero. The Gunners are also set to sign Willian following his departure from Chelsea and continue to show interest in Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Follow the live updates below.
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While the deal was expected to be done sooner than that, it is understood that Willian had his medical exam as early as Monday, with personal terms agreed upon except for one or two minor details.
However, an announcement could come from the Premier League club shortly.
After Javi Gracia, Quique Sanchez Flores and Nigel Pearson all received the boot in 2019/20, Watford has been relegated to the Championship where they will look to rebuild in an effort to secure a return to the top flight.
The man they believe can lead them is Vladimir Ivic, who recently stepped down as manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv after leading them to back-to-back titles. This isn’t the first time Watford has turned to the Israeli club for his manager, after luring Slavisa Jokanovic to Vicarage Road five years ago.
Jadon Sancho addressed the intense transfer speculation surrounding his eventual transfer to Manchester United.
The young Englishman started in Borussia Dortmund Victory 6-0 over Altach yesterday in a preseason friendly – which also saw another young England rookie make his unofficial debut at Jude Bellingham – and although he failed to secure the leaf match, he looked sharp on his first outing for over a month.
And Sancho was asked about his current situation after the game, with United determined to sign him in a deal that could cost more than £ 100million.
“I love to play with this lot. It’s a special group. We have some special young players coming up, ”said Sancho.
“I am really happy to share the pitch with them and to guide them. I was once in their place, playing with the seniors, I’m happy for them.
“I joined when I was 17. Some boys are the same age. I went there and did this. I can guide them in what is good and what is not. I also hope to be able to motivate them.
If United are hoping Sancho will attempt to force a move to Old Trafford, it looks like they are going to be disappointed.
We start the day with De Liverpool interest in Thiago Alcantara, which becomes more and more vocal with Bayern Munich about a move to the Premier League.
Liverpool have so far been timid in their pursuit of the Spaniard, with conflicting reports suggesting they may or may not move for the 29-year-old this summer. The former Barcelona midfielder is without a contract next summer, and Bayern would rather sell now than allow him to leave for nothing next year.
However, their £ 30million valuation did not impress Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp is said to have doubts about Thiago’s suitability to fit into what he has built at Anfield.
According to the German publication image, Liverpool’s delay in making an offer allowed Manchester City to spark their own interest, with Pep Guardiola potentially reuniting with Thiago after leading him to Barcelona and Bayern.
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With the longest Premier League season in history finally over and written into the history books, attention is once again turning to the summer transfer window, which opens almost two months later than normal .
Clubs are set to spend 10 busy weeks until the October 5 transfer deadline, with a number already confirmed in the market to strengthen their squads ahead of the 2020/21 season – which kicks off the weekend of September 12 in less. of five. weeks.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the headlines this morning.
Watford will demand a record fee from Liverpool to sign striker Ismaila Sarr, the relegated club looking around £ 40million if they are to let the Senegal striker leave to stay in the Premier League this summer.