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Chelsea agree £47m for Kounde, Atletico Madrid contact Ronaldo



Jules Kounde has been a target for Chelsea

Chelsea have agreed personal terms and with 23-year-old France Jules Kounde and have offered 55m euros (£47m) to Sevilla(Marca – in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid have contacted Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives over signing the Portugal forward, 37, from Manchester United(AS – in Spanish)

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says Ronaldo could stay at Old Trafford beyond the year he has left on his contract. (Guardian)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag aims to tempt AC Milan to part with Ismael Bennacer, 24, and is prepared to offer Donny van de Beek as part of a swap deal for the Algeria midfielder, who is valued at 45m euros (£38m). (Calciomercato via Mirror) 


Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 31, is in talks with Juventus to settle the final year of his contract and allow him to leave on a free transfer. (Mail)

Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, has arrived in Germany to complete his move from Juventus to Bayern Munich after the clubs agreed a fee of 70m euros (£59m), plus 10m euros (£8m) in add-ons. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Ronaldo appeared to knock a young fan's phone to the ground as he walked down the tunnel at Goodison

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United

Barcelona are refusing to commit to paying Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong the 17m euros (£14m) from his restructured contract, delaying the 25-year-old’s potential move to Manchester United(Independent)

West Ham are confident of signing Lille’s Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 20, after making a new bid of about £30m plus add-ons. The Hammers are also interested in former loanee Jesse Lingard, with the England forward, 29, a free agent after leaving Manchester United(Standard)

Leeds and West Ham are interested in signing 25-year-old French striker Martin Terrier from Rennes, who want at least 40m euros (£34m). (L’Equipe – in French)


Wolves’ Portuguese striker Fabio Silva, 19, is set for a medical with Anderlecht after agreeing to join on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal’s hopes of signing Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 24, have been given a boost with Lyon dropping their asking price. (Media Foot – in French)

Manchester City have an official bid ready to sign Brighton’s Spain left-back Marc Cucurella, 23, to replace Arsenal-bound Oleksandr Zinchenko, 25. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City’s academy hope to seal a deal for Everton’s 16-year-old Scottish midfielder Emilio Lawrence, who has played for the under-23s at Goodison Park. (Manchester Evening News) 

Napoli are interested in signing 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea, either on a permanent basis or on loan. (Standard)


Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 28, has agreed to join Roma on a reduced salary compared to what Napoli would have offered. He is a free agent after leaving Juventus(Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Paris St-Germain’s Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 31, has been offered to Roma and AC Milan, who are considering a loan move with the option to buy. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

AC Milan hope to sign Tottenham’s English defender Japhet Tanganga, 23, on loan this week with an option to buy. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Chelsea are looking to sell former England midfielder Ross Barkley, 28, before the start of the season. (Mirror)


Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, is set for another loan spell away from Chelsea after being released from the pre-season training squad. (Mail)

Wolves are the only club to have made a concrete move to sign Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 23, from Sporting Lisbon(Record via Teamtalk)

Nottingham Forest have joined Everton in the race to sign Ivory Coast forward Maxwel Cornet, 25, from Burnley(Times – subscription)

Middlesbrough are plotting a move to sign Brentford striker Marcus Forss, the 23-year-old Finland international who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City(Football Insider)


QPR and Blackburn want Brighton’s 21-year-old English midfielder Taylor Richards, who had a spell on loan at Birmingham City last season. (Football Insider)

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