Transfer News: Chelsea Lavia HIJACK, Pavard wants Man Utd says Romano, Greenwood 'PREFERENCE'

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 10 Aug 2023 08:37 BST
  • 13 min read
Romeo Lavia is subject to a transfer tug of war between Chelsea and Liverpool
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With just a few weeks left in the summer transfer window and the domestic league campaigns around Europe on the verge of starting up again, clubs are desperately scrambling to complete their final signings in a bid to be ready for the upcoming season.

FootballTransfers has compiled all of the big transfer stories around world football on August 9 in one handy piece.

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Arsenal Transfer News

* Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign David Raya from Brentford for 'close to close to £30 million.' This confirms FootballTransfers' exclusive reporting from August 6 that the Raya transfer is a done deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

* Inter have demanded that the Gunners lower their asking price for Folarin Balogun. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

* Matt Turner has completed his medical at Nottingham Forest and will be announced shortly. (Fabrizio Romano)

* Kieran Tierney has emerged as a surprise target for Real Sociedad. (The Telegraph)

* Arsenal have made a 'tempting' offer for Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati. (SPORT)

* Jorginho is being linked with a move to Fenerbahce just seven months after signing for Arsenal. (The Times)

* Marquinhos appears to be heading on loan to Ligue 1 side Nantes after an agreement in principle was reached. (L'Equipe)

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Man Utd Transfer News

* Mason Greenwood is still waiting to hear his Man Utd fate, but has made it clear his preference is to remain in the UK rather than move abroad (The Express).

* Bayern Munich star Benjamin Pavard is keen on a move to the Premier League and would love to join Man Utd (Fabrizio Romano).

* Sofyan Amrabat and Jean-Clair Todibo are Manchester United's transfer priorities, but they will only be signed once some outgoings have been finalised. New talks over the departures of Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Fred are scheduled. (Fabrizio Romano)

* Former Man Utd flop Wout Weghorst is heading to Hoffenheim on loan. (BILD)

* Everton are considering making a move for Harry Maguire. (The Independent)

* Al-Nassr are in talks to sign Eric Bailly, but no bid has as yet been made. (Sky Sports)

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* Despite Matt Turner's imminent transfer, Nottingham Forest still want to sign Dean Henderson. (Fabrizio Romano)

* United are making progress in talks with Facundo Pellistri over a new contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

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Chelsea Transfer News

* Chelsea have made a last-ditch bid to snatch Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia from under the noses of Liverpool. The Blues have offered £48m including add-ons - the closest bid yet to matching the Saints' £50m valuation. Liverpool have offered £46m (The Mirror).

* Chelsea are on the verge of completing the signing of Deivid Washington from Santos. He will join Angelo Gabriel and potentially Lesley Ugochukwu on loan at Strasbourg. (Evening Standard)

* Chelsea will not attempt to sign Neymar this summer. (Evening Standard)

* Lewis Hall is set to head on loan to Crystal Palace. (Fabrizio Romano)

* Genoa have joined Leicester as a potential loan option for Cesare Casadei, while Andrey Santos 'has good chances to stay at Chelsea.' (Fabrizio Romano)

* Gabriel Slonina will join KAS Eupen on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool Transfer News

* Jurgen Klopp will consider moving on from Liverpool at the end of this season unless the Reds enjoy a successful season and his targets are met in the transfer window. We are told that the German coach has privately admitted that he thinks he’s taken the squad as far as he can, while he has become frustrated at the lack of investment from FSG this summer (FootballTransfers Exclusive).

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* Mohamed Salah's agent has once again denied that his client is open to a move to Saudi Arabia. (Ramy Abbas)

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Man City Transfer News

* Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva are both close to signing new contracts at Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle Transfer News

* Newcastle have completed the signing of Tino Livramento from Southampton. (Newcastle United)

* Youngster Garang Kuol has joined Eredivisie side Volendam on loan. (Newcastle United)

Tottenham Transfer News

* Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg. (Tottenham Hotspur)

* Spurs have also snapped up Alejo Veliz from Rosario Central. (Tottenham Hotspur)

* Harry Kane has told Bayern and Spurs to sort out his transfer before the start of the Premier League season or he will stay put. (Fabrizio Romano)

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Barcelona Transfer News

* Xavi has refused to rule out the sale of Ansu Fati. (Fabrizio Romano)

* Joan Laporta is trying to convince a Saudi club to buy Neymar permanently and loan him to Barcelona for one season. (SPORT)

* Franck Kessie has completed his move to Al-Ahli. (FootballTransfers exclusive)

* Barcelona have confirmed the signing of 16-year-old Freiburg wonderkid Noah Darvich. (FC Barcelona)

*Ousmane Dembele has arrived in Paris ahead of his move to PSG. (COPE)

Real Madrid Transfer News

* Kylian Mbappe has rejected another offer from Paris Saint-Germain to extend his contract at club (ESPN).

* Real Madrid youngster Sergio Arribas has joined Almeria. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus Transfer News

* Romelu Lukaku has been publicly mocked by Juventus’ Ultras, who made it clear he is not welcome at the club. The prospect of Lukaku moving to Juventus has not gone down well with most Bianconeri fans. And Juve’s Ultras took matters a step further by making an anti-Lukaku banner which they held outside Juventus Stadium. The banner read: “Lukaku stay in Milano. We already have a second goalkeeper.”

PSG Transfer News

* AS Roma have made a loan offer with an option to buy for Renato Sanches, but PSG have not responded yet. (Fabrizio Romano)

* Al-Hilal have made an improved offer for Marco Verratti that was swiftly rejected by PSG. (Fabrizio Romano)

Saudi Pro League Transfer News

* Napoli could be raided by Saudi Arabia shortly before Serie A kicks off, according to Italian media. With just 10 days to go until the new Italian league season commences, two of Napoli's biggest stars are being courted by Saudi clubs. Having already rejected two offers from Al-Hilal for Victor Osimhen, while demanding €200 million for the striker, it appears that the reigning champions are now actually faced with the threat of losing the Nigerian. According to Corriere dello Sport (via Footmercato), Al-Hilal have improved their offer for Osimhen to the desired €200m, but they didn't stop there. They added another €30m on top to also get midfielder Piotr Zielinski, claims the report.

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