Sunday, July 14, 2024

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd get green light, Chelsea agree two deals, Gordon to Liverpool – Express

Express Sport provides the latest transfer news LIVE.The summer transfer window has now been open for two weeks but there has been very little action among the Premier League’s top clubs. However, with the European window set to commence on Monday and Euro 2024 entering its final stages, recruitment is likely to accelerate in the coming days.
Chelsea have, characteristically, been among Europe’s busiest clubs in the transfer window so far, wasting no time overseeing incomings and outgoings.
The Blues completed two deals on Friday to help them stay in line with Financial Fair Play and the Premier League‘s Profit and Sustainability Rules.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are working tirelessly behind the scenes to supply Erik ten Hag with new recruits ahead of INEOS’ first full season at the helm.
And one of the Red Devils’ priority targets is claimed to be open to an Old Trafford switch, potentially paving the way to a straightforward deal.
Express Sport provides all the latest transfer news from elsewhere as the window enters its third week.
Chelsea have discussed the possibility of including Nicolas Jackson in a potential swap deal for Alexander Isak, according to The Guardian.
It is said that Chelsea have already contacted Newcastle to express their interest in securing Isak’s signature.
They have spoken about including Jackson in part exchange but such a deal is thought to be unlikely because he is still thought of as a ‘key player’.Chelsea are reportedly keen on bringing Alexander Isak to Stamford BridgeChelsea are still negotiating with Leicester City over a move for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The two clubs are yet to agree a transfer fee and Chelsea are said to be pushing for ‘at least one player’ to be included in the deal.
Dewsbury-Hall has already given the green light, with the Foxes midfielder keen on moving to Stamford Bridge.
Wolves have agreed a deal with Celta Vigo to sign Norwegian striker Jorgen Strand Larsen, according to AS.
The move is set to be completed next week, with Larsen set to make the switch to Molineux for around £25m.
He scored 13 goals and registered three assists in La Liga last season, with Gary O’Neil said to be convinced that he can replicate that form in the Premier League.
Matthijs de Ligt is eager to join Manchester United this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
It is said De Ligt has not been put off by United’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
United are thought to have already made contact with the Dutchman’s representatives with a view to securing his signature.
Bayern Munich are reportedly open to doing business with United for the right price, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be agreed.Matthijs de Ligt is thought to be keen on joining the Red DevilsBrentford are set to sign Leeds United youngster Archie Gray in a deal worth around £35m, according to The Athletic.
The Bees have reportedly fought off competition from a host of top clubs in the Premier League as well as in Spain and Germany.
Gray is said to have agreed personal terms and will undergo a medical at Brentford in due course.
The likes of Tottenham and Liverpool were previously linked with Gray, who was one of the standout players in the Championship last season.
Arsenal will receive around £4.5m from Omari Hutchinson’s impending move to Ipswich Town from Chelsea.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who is reporting that Arsenal inserted a sell-on clause into the deal which saw Hutchinson join the Blues in 2022.
The Gunners are due to receive up to 20 per cent of the £22.5m fee Ipswich have agreed to pay Chelsea.
The deal is said to be worth around £20m up front plus another £2.5m in add-ons.
West Ham United have approached Metz over a potential move for Georges Mikautadze, according to The Guardian.
Mikautadze has been one of the breakout stars of Euro 2024 and is currently the top scorer with three goals for Georgia.
It is said the Hammers have reached out to Metz to express their interest in a move, but an agreement is yet to be reached.
They are also said to be interested in Lille striker Jonathan David and Lyon defender Jake O’Brien.Georges Mikautadze is said to have emerged as a target for West HamTottenham Hotspur are among the clubs circling Leeds United midfielder Archie Gray this summer.
TalkSPORT report the highly rated 18-year-old has plenty of suitors after a sensational breakout campaign, including from Spain and Germany.
Leeds could be forced to cash in after missing out on Premier League promotion.
Manchester City will be due around £5m once Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz completes his £42m summer transfer to Juventus.
City signed Luiz for £10m in 2017 before selling him to Villa in a £15m deal two years later.
Five years on, they are set to pocket another £5m from his next move after including a 20 per cent sell-on clause in his contract.
Newcastle United are reportedly in talks with Nottingham Forest over a potential swap deal involving Anthony Elanga and Elliot Anderson.
The Magpies were interested in Elanga before he left Manchester United for Forest in a £15m deal last summer.
And the Swede has impressed at the City Ground, scoring five goals in 39 appearances.
Liverpool were in talks with Newcastle United for Anthony Gordon earlier this summer, according to reports.
The Mail claim that discussions were so advanced that a potential medical in Leipzig was explored.
However, Newcastle‘s demand for Jarell Quansah as part of the deal cooled Liverpool‘s interest.
It’s said that talks could resume this weekend.
Chelsea have announced the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Omari Kellyman in a £19m deal.
The 18-year-old has signed a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge, with the option of a further year.
Chelsea negotiated a deal for Kellyman during talks that saw Ian Maatsen leave for Villa Park for £37.5m.Chelsea have signed Omari Kellyman.Raphael Varane has landed in Como for discussions over a potential summer switch to the Serie A club.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the former Manchester United defender will hold face-to-face talks with the Como board and Cesc Fabregas.
Varane is available as a free agent and could be set to play in Italian football for the first time in his illustrious career.
Liverpool have approached Newcastle United about a potential summer deal for Anthony Gordon, according to reports.
HITC claim that Liverpool are very keen on the former Everton winger, who they believe has enough quality now and significant potential for the future.
Arne Slot wants to bolster his attack, and the 23-year-old has been identified as a target.
On Friday, Chelsea confirmed that Ian Maatsen and Hakim Ziyech had both left the club on permanent transfers.
Maatsen has joined Aston Villa in a £37.5m deal, while Ziyech’s loan at Galatasaray has been made permanent.
The Blues are balancing the books, having already lined up multiple deals early in the window.Chelsea have sold Ian Maatsen.PSG midfielder Manuel Ugarte is open to sealing a switch to Manchester United ahead of his expected summer departure.
The 23-year-old has emerged as a top target for United just one year after his £51m move to Paris from Sporting Lisbon.
Fabrizio Romano reports that he is set to leave the Parc des Princes and would be keen on a United move, even without Champions League football on offer.
But it’s claimed that the Red Devils aren’t his only suitors, which could spark a bidding war.
Good morning and welcome to another day of transfer coverage brought to you by Express Sport.
Things are hotting up across the Premier League as clubs complete deals before the July 1 PSR cut-off point.
And with the European transfer window opening imminently, it’s only set to get busier.
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