Tuesday, July 5

Transfer rumours: Barcelona join Mane race, Arsenal target Gnabry

Barcelona have joined Bayern Munich in the race to sign Sadio Mane, and the Liverpool star would be interested in a move to Catalonia in order to increase his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or.

Arsenal have added former academy graduate Serge Gnabry to their transfer shortlist this summer with the winger’s Bayern Munich future up in the air.

Antonio Rudiger is expected to earn over £300,000-a-week at Real Madrid after agreeing to move to the Spanish capital on a free transfer from Chelsea.

Juventus‘ contract offer to Paul Pogba includes wages significantly less than what he currently earns at Manchester United. PSG and Real Madrid also remain in the race to sign him on a free transfer.

Newcastle are looking to beat Aston Villa to the permanent signing of Philippe Coutinho, who joined the West Midlands club on an initial loan in January. Steven Gerrard’s side are looking to tie the Brazilian down and have already opened fresh negotiations with Barcelona.

Raphinha has told Barcelona that he will join the club this summer should Leeds be relegated from the Premier League. The Whites are currently 18th in the table with a tough schedule on the horizon.

Listen now to 90min’s brand new podcastTalking Transfers, with Scott SaundersGraeme Bailey & Toby Cudworth. On this week’s agenda is Erling Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City, Ralf Rangnick recommending Konrad Laimer to Manchester United and the latest on the contract situations of Youri Tielemans and Sadio Mane.

Lazio have confirmed that they have turned down a £120m offer for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is a target for Man Utd, PSG and Fulham.

West Ham have identified Ollie Watkins as a striker target, though Aston Villa would demand £50m for the England international. Brentford’s Ivan Toney has also been linked but would only be sold for a similar fee.

Tottenham are the favourites to sign England and West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as the club look to bring in more players to fill their homegrown quota. Former club Man Utd have also been linked.

Giorgio Chiellini has received an offer to join MLS side LAFC, though his interest in a move to the United States is currently unknown.


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