Premier League transfers: All stars linked to moves before summer window closes
In the latest summer transfer news, Manchester United are set to make an improved offer for Ajax winger Antony, reportedly in the region of €90m, while Chelsea remain in pursuit of Wesley Fofana and Anthony Gordon. It comes after United considered a shock move to bring Memphis Depay back to the club, but Antony is the clubs priority with two weeks of the window remaining – however, PSV’s exit from the Champions League could also determine the future of Cody Gakpo.
Arsenal have been linked with Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans and Wolves striker Pedro Neto, with Nicolas Pepe set to leave on loan at Nice. Chelsea, meanwhile, are set to let winger Callum Hudson-Odoi join Bayer Leverkusen on loan, as talks continue with Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Elsewhere, West Ham have submitted a bid for Lucas Pacqueta and Newcastle have agreed a club registration deal for striker Alexander Isak. Cristiano Ronaldo remains linked with the moves and has been offered a Manchester United exit by Sporting Lisbon. Follow all the latest news, rumors and closed deals below.
Casemiro ‘satisfied’ with move to United
Manchester United’s latest midfielder Casemiro has praised the club.
He said via Sky: “I’m coming back here 15 years later, I don’t know if many people know this, but I played in a competition here when I was 15 when I was in Sao Paulo,” did he declare. “You have this movie going through your mind that 15 years later you come back here to play for Manchester United and you couldn’t imagine yourself playing here in your wildest dreams.
“Obviously when I played in this Nike Cup I would have loved to come here and now that I’m back I’m the happiest man in the world.
“I look forward to performing on the pitch and helping my teammates and helping Manchester United win games and win trophies.”
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 6:00 p.m.
West Ham’s offer rejected
Lyon have rejected West Ham’s £33.8million bid for midfielder Lucas Paqueta, but talks are ongoing between the two clubs.
It is believed, according to Sky Sports, that David Moyes’ side will return to the French club with an improved offer.
It comes after the manager said fans would “laugh” at the number of players the club have tried to target in this window.
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 5:30 p.m.
Anthony at United
A recap on one of the biggest rumors of the day.
Ajax striker Anthony is “determined to push through a move to Manchester United in the next few days” with the 22-year-old’s representatives remaining in England for the remainder of the transfer window to try and complete the deal, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper adds that the Premier League club have so far had two offers worth £51m and £68m rejected by the Dutch champions. Ajax are understood to be expecting a package worth up to €100m (£84m).
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 5:00 p.m.
Aurier in talks with Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest have started talks with free agent Serge Aurier.
The defender’s contract with Villarreal has expired so he is looking for a new club. Forest believe he would be a good addition to their squad, especially as he can play at both right-back and left-back.
Forest are also interested in Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon and are looking to make more moves after already signing 16 new players this summer.
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 4:30 p.m.
Euro stars set for payday
England’s Euro stars are attracting interest from many rival clubs as many players’ contracts expire at the end of the season, according to The Telegraph.
Players like Manchester City’s Keira Walsh and Alex Greenwood are among those coming to the end of their deals. It has been reported that City have rejected two offers from Barcelona in this transfer window.
Not only are the players in demand, but they could also be purchased at a much higher price than before the summer hit.
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 4:00 p.m.
Hudson-Odoi close to loan
Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to sign a season-long loan from Bayer Leverkusen, according to Sky Sports News.
There was interest from another club but Hudson-Odoi wants to join the German team. The player listened to several proposals and chose Leverkusen because it is the best for his development.
The deal could be announced in the coming days.
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 3:30 p.m.
Umtiti joins Lecce on loan
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has joined the Serie A club on loan for the rest of the season.
Injuries have meant the star has made just 35 appearances in three seasons and the loan is believed to be a bid to get the World Cup winner’s career back on track.
He is due for his medical on Friday and the deal does not include an option to buy the player.
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 3:00 p.m.
Stoke City bag handler
Stoke City have sacked manager Michael O’Neill after winning just one of their first five league games.
The boss has been at the club since 2019 and is the first manager to be sacked in the Second Division this season.
In a statement, chairman John Coates added: “Michael joined us in November 2019 when the club was in a difficult situation and the work he has done to stabilize our position in the Championship should not be underestimated. .
“Michael has worked tirelessly and with extreme professionalism, especially to reshape our team and develop young players, but we believe the time has come to move in a different direction. I want to thank him for his efforts and he wish you every success for the future.
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 2:30 p.m.
Trapp talks about United
Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has confirmed he rejected an offer from Manchester United as he wants to stay at the German club.
“There has been a lot of talk in recent days about an interest from Manchester United,” Trapp said on social media. “It is correct that I have a written offer.”
“Manchester United are a world-class team and I think that’s something I’m sure everyone can relate to. Yesterday, however, I informed both clubs that I had decided on the ‘Eintracht.’
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Hammers fans would laugh at targets, says Moyes
David Moyes says people would ‘burst out laughing’ if they knew who West Ham made a bid for this summer and admits he has lost count of how many players they have targeted.
The Scot admitted he had probably lost count of the number of players West Ham had bid for, saying: “You know what, I would probably say yes.
“We made offers for a lot of players and if I told you who you would laugh and say ‘you’re kidding’.
“Maybe we tried to go way above our station, but we tried to have really the best players because I knew we needed them.
“For us, the arrival of some top players would give everyone a boost and help ease the pressure on Declan Rice, Michail Antonio and Tomas Soucek.”
David Moyes: West Ham fans would ‘burst out laughing’ if they knew transfer targets
Moyes has confirmed the club have made offers for Lucas Paqueta from Lyon and Hans Vanaken from Club Brugge
Sarah RendelAugust 25, 2022 1:30 p.m.