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Football transfer news and rumours

  • Published at 02:09 pm August 6th, 2018
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Find all the latest updates and rumours about football transfers

Man Utd back in for Maguire

Manchester United are poised to make a late bid to sign centre-back Harry Maguire from Leicester, Sky Sports report.

The England ace has been on the Red Devils' shortlist throughout the summer but will be forced to spend a "new world record fee" for a defender if they are to be successful.

That means shelling out more than the £75m ($97m) Liverpool spent to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in January.

Arsenal consider Rodriguez swoop

Arsenal boss Unai Emery may make a move for AC Milan full-back Ricardo Rodriguez, according to the Daily Mail.

The Spaniard faces the prospect of going into the campaign with injury problems at full-back as Sead Kolasinac is out for 10 weeks and Nacho Monreal is still not fully fit after knee trouble.

The 25-year-old Switzerland international is seen as a solution but will cost around £30m (€33.7m).

Fekir's Lyon future remains in the balance

Lyon star Nabil Fekir's future remains uncertain before the close of the transfer window, L'Equipe reports.

Liverpool's interest in the France international playmaker has cooled, and though the likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona have studied the possibility of a move, they are unlikely to make one this summer.

The 25-year-old is, therefore, likely to stay at OL until 2019 before moving on, although he will likely sign a new deal in the meantime.

Man Utd-linked Rebic: I've had concrete offers

Croatia World Cup hero Ante Rebic has admitted he could leave Eintracht Frankfurt this summer as he has "concrete offers".

Manchester United are one of the clubs chasing the attacker, while Sevilla and Tottenham are interested too.

Rebic is forecast to cost around €50 million (£44m/$58m), and has exclusively told Goal that he knows there is interest in him.

Lyon hoping to pinch Barcelona star Mina from Everton

While Everton appear to be closing in on the signing of Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, L'Equipe reports that Lyon remain in the hunt.

The French daily has a source close to OL who suggests the Colombia World Cup star would prefer a move to them due to their presence in the Champions League.

Additionally, they are hopeful their good relationship with the Catalans can allow them to pay a smaller fee than the Premier League side.

Tottenham consider Lobotka move

Tottenham are considering a late bid for Celta Viga midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, according to the Mirror.

The 23-year-old Slovakia international impressed in La Liga last season, with Napoli also reportedly keen on signing him.

Lobotka has a £31m (€35m/$40m) release clause in his contract.

Dembele rejects £20m Inter move

Mousa Dembele has rejected a £20m (€22m/$26m) move to Inter, reports the Daily Mail. The 31-year-old has one year left on his contract, and has been rumoured to be seeking a move away from north London.

But Dembele has turned down the chance to partner international team-mate Radja Nainggolan in central midfield at San Siro.

Honda joins Melbourne Victory

Japanese star Keisuke Honda has joined Melbourne Victory of the A-League. Honda, 32, had been a free agent since departing Mexican club Pachuca.

The former Japan international, who retired from international duty following the World Cup, has also represented CSKA Moscow and AC Milan among others.

Ghezzal joins Leicester from Monaco

Leicester City have agreed terms with AS Monaco to sign Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.

The 26-year-old's style of play has been compared to fellow Algeria international winger Riyad Mahrez, who left Leicester to join Manchester City in July.

Ghezzal will be reunited with the Foxes' French manager Claude Puel, who was in charge of Olympique Lyonnais as the player moved through the Ligue 1 club's academy.

*** Source: AFP, Reuters, Goal.com, BBC 

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