Everton are keen to secure a permanent deal to sign Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma following his successful loan spell at Goodison Park last season.
The France international played a key role under Marco Silva last term, and Goal can confirm the former Watford boss wants Zouma to return so as to retain continuity in his backline.
Chelsea are likely to ask for upwards of £30 million ($38m) for the 24-year-old, who has four years left to run on his current contract at Stamford Bridge.
Rafael Benitez sign for Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang
Rafael Benitez has confirmed his arrival at Chinese side Dalian Yifang a week after his departure from Newcastle
The 59-year-old Spaniard, who became a free agent at midnight on Sunday when his Newcastle contract expired, posted a picture captioned “Welcome Rafa Benitez” on his official Twitter account on Tuesday morning.
It was accompanied by the message: “#DalianYifang #ChinaSuperleague #China #Dalian #NewChallenge #NewChapter,” and a second post added: “After a long path… We start a new challenge! I´m happy to begin this new project with Dalian Yifang.
Paris Saint-Germain confirmed their Second Signing of the Season
Paris Saint-Germain has signed midfielder Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla on a five-year contract for a Reported fee around £16m.
The 27-year-old becomes the French side’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of young goalkeeper Marcin Bulka from Chelse.
Sarabia spent three years with Sevilla after joining from Getafe, going on to score 43 goals in 151 games for the La Liga side.
Following Sarabia’s exit, Sevilla said: “Sevilla FC would like to thank Sarabia for his extremely hard work over the past three years and wish him all the best for the next step in his career.
- Herrera is expected to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain this week and will be joined in the French capital by Pablo Sarabia, who has signed from Sevilla for just £16m. (Marca)
Man Utd Personal Terms with Bruno Fernandes
Man Utd close on Fernandes deal
Manchester United have agreed on personal terms with Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes but have yet to agree on a fee with the Portuguese club, who want around £50m for the midfielder. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Juventus top the List on De Ligt Deal
Juventus are closing on a deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt. The Serie A champions have agreed personal terms with the players and Juve have submitted an offer worth around £70m for the Dutch center-back. (Sky Italy)
Juventus Set to Bid for Chiesa
Juventus will pursue a move for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa this summer but need to offload Gonzalo Higuain first. (Tuttosport)
Tottenham signed Clarke from Leed Utd
After 517 days out of the transfer market, Tottenham have confirmed their first summer signing- Jack Clarke
The 18-year-old winger has joined Tottenham for an undisclosed fee from Leeds United, becoming boss Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing since Lucas Moura on the final day of the January transfer window in 2018
Tottenham have sent jack Clarke back to the championship on a season-long loan for the 2018/2020 season
Real Madrid prepared Bid for Eriksen
The agent of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen will meet Real Madrid representatives this week to discuss a potential move to the Bernabeu. However, at this stage, Real’s priority remains Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. (Marca)
Erikson wants Madrid move
Tottenham midfielder has reportedly told his teammate that is looking for a new challenge and a move to Real Madrid is likely before the transferred close.
- Liverpool target Junior Firpo has hinted he would be open to a move away from Real Betis. “When the summer is over I will sit down and talk about my future,” the wing-back said. (AS)
- Atletico Madrid will complete the signing of Hector Herrera on a free after his contract at Porto expired. The Mexico international has also gained Portuguese citizenship and will not take up one of the non-EU spots in their squad. (AS)
Barcelona are set to bid £7m signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng, who played just four times for the club after arriving in January on loan from Sassuolo. (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Betis are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias. The 26-year-old, who has also been linked with Everton, scored 17 times in La Liga last season and would cost in the region of £25m. (AS)
Tottenham target Dani Ceballos does not want to leave Real Madrid this summer permanent basis but is keen on a loan move away from the Bernabeu to seek for more first-team football. “I don’t know when my time will come, but my objective is to succeed in Madrid and excite the Bernabeu.” (Mundo Deportiv)
Manchester United set to make their first formal offer to West Ham United for center-back Issa Diop. Several discussions have taken place between United and the defender’s representatives in recent weeks. (L’Equipe)
- Bayern Munich has made Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele their top transfer target after their attempt to man city winger Sane fail. With Antoine Griezmann set to join and the possibility of Neymar’s return, Barca may opt to sell the France winger for around £100m. (France Football)
Bayern will not able to match the £100m asking price for Dembele and can only spend around £80m on the World Cup winner as he seek to move away from Camp Nou. (Bild)
Manchester United’s £70m Harry Maguire bid rejected by Leicester
Leicester have turned down Manchester United’s £70m bid for Harry Maguire, Sky Sports News understands.
United moved ahead of rivals Manchester City in the chase for the England defender by increasing their offer from the initial £65m.
But Leicester has made it clear they are not interested in selling at that price, especially after seeing United pay £50m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who they feel cannot compare to Maguire in proven international quality and experience. Maguire is understood to be happy at Leicester and will not attempt to force a transfer, but is open to the idea of a move to one of the Premier League’s leading six sides.
Leicester’s position has always been that they have no desire or need to sell and would only consider a bid in excess of the £75m world-record fee paid by Liverpool for Virgil van Dijk.
Claudio Marchisio leaves Zenit Saint Petersburg one year early
Claudio Marchisio has left Zenit Saint Petersburg by mutual consent after a single injury-affected season in Russia.
The 33-year-old midfielder, who was reportedly one of the highest earners in the Russian league, signed a two-year deal last summer but he and the club mutually “reached an agreement on the early termination of his contract
Marchisio only managed 15 games and two goals in all competitions before an old knee injury resurfaced, meaning he missed the 11-game unbeaten run which helped Zenit win the Russian Premier League title and qualify for the Champions League.
He joined Zenit in September after leaving Juventus, previously his only permanent club and where he made almost 400 appearances in all competitions after promising the Italian champions he would not move to a rival Serie A side.
Meanwhile, Zenit are interested in Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic to replace Claudio Marchisio after his departure from the club for a reported fee in the region of £9m, but the Scottish champions want around £15m.
Adrien Rabiot – PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has revealed he has a decision to make over his future, with Juventus, Manchester United and Spurs liked with the Frenchman, who becomes a free agent on July 1 (Corriere Dello Sport, June 25)
Tanguy Ndombele -The Lyon midfielder is expected to have a medical on Tuesday ahead of a club-record deal worth up to £65m (Daily Mail, July 2). Spurs have agreed a fee with Lyon for the midfielder and the north London club will pay around £56m for the player with another £10m in add-ons (Telefoot, July 1).
Edin Dzeko – Spurs have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko this summer (Daily Star, June 28)