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Chelsea to complete De Ligt and Ake signing, Southampton to sign Joe Aribo



Matthijs de Ligt has arrived Turin ahead of his move to Juventus

Chelsea hope to complete the signing of one of their two defensive targets this week, with negotiations continuing for Netherlands internationals, Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt, 22, and Manchester City’s Nathan Ake, 27. (Standard)

Juventus have reached an agreement to re-sign midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, on a four-year deal after the France World Cup winner’s contract expired at Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

New Paris St-Germain manager Christophe Galtier says he wants Neymar to stay at the club, despite speculation over the 30-year-old Brazil forward’s future at the club. (Metro)

Tottenham are still keen on signing Villarreal’s Spain international defender Pau Torres, 25, despite the impending arrival of France centre-back Clement Lenglet, 27, from Barcelona. (Mirror)


Ajax have offered Tottenham £28m to try to sign Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn, 24, from the London club. (Mail)

Fulham are close to signing Israel international winger Manor Solomon, 22, on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk. (Athletic – subscription required)

Newcastle are unwilling to meet Bayer Leverkusen’s £60m asking price for France international winger Moussa Diaby, 22. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and Everton’s English forward Anthony Gordon, who are both 21, are also of interest to Newcastle.(90 Min)

Brentford expect to confirm the £18.9m signing of Scotland international defender Aaron Hickey, 20, from Bologna this week. (Guardian)


Nottingham Forest have held talks with Bayern Munich to sign English left-back Omar Richards, 24, who is available for £8.5m. (Telegraph via Nottingham Post)

Joe Aribo scored one goal and made another as Rangers beat Dundee United

Joe Aribo has been linked to a number of clubs in this transfer window

Southampton are in talks to sign Nigeria international midfielder Joe Aribo, 25, from Rangers for £10m. (Athletic – subscription required)

Leicester have opened discussions with Feyenoord for 21-year-old Turkey international midfielder Orkun Kokcu. (Mail)

Everton have enquired about the availability of Chelsea’s Albania international striker Armando Broja, 20, as a replacement for Richarlison, who has joined Tottenham(Telegraph – subscription required)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, 50, is eyeing a return to the Premier League after being sacked by Paris St-Germain. (Sun)


Bournemouth want English defender Nathaniel Phillips, 25, to return on loan from Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Italy midfielder Jorginho’s contract with Chelsea runs out in summer 2023 and the 30-year-old’s agent says talks about a renewal are set to take place in September. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Goal)


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