Transfer News LIVE: United agree Zirkzee deal, Barcelona preparing Williams bid


Transfer News LIVE: United agree Zirkzee deal, Barcelona preparing Williams bid

Williams has impressed at the Euros
Williams has impressed at the EurosReuters, Flashscore
With the season long gone, clubs have now turned their full attention to the transfer window. You can keep up with all of the latest developments, from rumours to confirmed deals, right here!

July 12th

22:39 CET - David Ornstein is reporting that Chelsea are holding talks with Saudi club Al Ittihad as they aim to ship off goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga (29) on a permanent deal this summer.

22:36 CET - Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (27) has penned a new contract that will see him remain at the club until 2027.

See more here.

17:45 CET - Veteran centre-back Jonny Evans (36) will remain at Manchester United for another season after the club announced that he has signed a one-year contract extension.

Read more here.

17:15 CET - It looks like Lazio striker Ciro Immobile (34) is on his way to Turkish club Besiktas, with Fabrizio Romano stating that a two-year deal has been agreed, and he is now set to fly to Istanbul to undergo a medical.

Read about that deal here.

17:11 CET - Portuguese paper Record are reporting that Crystal Palace have made a 15 million euro offer for Sporting Lisbon winger Marcus Edwards (25), as they eye up a replacement for Michael Olise.

09:40 CET - According to Mundo Deportivo, Nico Williams (22) is likely to leave Athletic Bilbao for Barcelona after the Euros, with the Spanish giants deciding to trigger his release clause in the coming weeks.

July 11th

17:04 CET - Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Manchester United have agreed a deal with Bologna to sign striker Joshua Zirkzee (23). He will sign a contract until 2029.

14:48 CET - SPECULATION - According to Bundesliga expert Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich centre-back Matthijs de Ligt (24) has his heart firmly set on a move to Manchester United, and is waiting for the clubs to agree a deal.

10:07 CET - CONFIRMED - Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Joao Palhinha (29), who joins from Fulham on a four-year deal.

09:37 CET - Fabrizio Romano has reported that Arsenal are pushing to sign Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori (22), with negotiations firmly underway. 

July 10th

17:22 CET  After a year on loan with Al-Duhail in Qatar, Aston Villa midfielder Philippe Coutinho (32) looks set for a move back to his country of Brazil and Vasco da Gama, where he started his career.

17:02 CET - CONFIRMED  - Napoli have added to their squad with the free transfer of Leonardo Spinazzola (31), after his contract ran out with Roma.

Meanwhile, another Italian could be heading to Naples, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that Alessandro Buongiorno (25) set to move from Torino at the behest of Antonio Conte. The deal is said to be worth around 35 million euros and will be a five-year contract for the defender.

14:09 CET - According to David Ornstein, Arsenal are interested in Wolves goalkeeper Dan Bentley (30), and have had an opening offer turned down for the player.

14:05 CET - Fenerbahce have agreed a deal with Saudi outfit Al Ahli to sign former Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin (27) on loan until the end of the season, according to Fabrizio Romano. Jose Mourinho has his man.

09:41 CET - According to the Athletic, Arsenal are interested in signing Real Sociedad and Spain midfielder Mikel Merino (28).

July 9th

19:52 CET - Big update on one of the transfer stories of the day as the Athletic's David Ornstein is reporting Marseille have reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign Mason Greenwood. 

The proposed deal remains subject to 22yo forward’s approval which is said to not yet be in place and fee is thought to be around £30million.

19:07 CETCONFIRMED - More completed business in Serie A as Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of Spanish goalkeeper Josep Martinez (26) from Genoa on a five-year contract.

Martinez was a key player for Genoa in the league last season, keeping eight clean sheets and helping the newly promoted club secure a surprising 11th-place finish.

18:01 CET - CONFIRMED - Having rumbled on for the past few days, Fiorentina have now confirmed the arrival of Juventus striker Moise Kean

The striker arrived in Tuscany on Sunday afternoon, and after successfully completing his medical, has been officially announced today. 

17:49 CET - We reported earlier that Dominic Calvert-Lewin (27) was on Manchester United's radar; well now the Athletic are suggesting that the Everton man has indicated he will not be signing fresh terms at the club and is looking to move.

It's thought the Merseyside club could be open to selling the 27-year-old - who has 12 months remaining on his current deal - for £30million. 

17:28 CET - CONFIRMED -  Leicester City have confirmed that Caleb Okoli (22) has joined on a permanent deal from Serie A side Atalanta, subject to Premier League and international clearance.

The 22-year-old centre-back, who represented Italy at the EURO U21 Championships in 2023, has signed a five-year-deal.

16:05 CET - Each week Tribal Football’s resident transfer expert Rudy Galetti lends us the biggest rumours that caught his attention in recent days.

This week, he talks about David de Gea (33) finding a new home, Pepe (41) possibly moving to Saudi Arabia and Manchester United cranking up their transfer activity.

Read Rudy's Rumour Mill here.

14:00 CET - The Athletic’s David Ornstein is reporting that Premier League newcomers Ipswich Town have agreed on an £18 million deal to sign English talent Jaden Philogene (22) from Hull City. The forward scored 12 goals in the Championship last season.

09:33 CET - Another day of transfer rumours, so let's catch you up on those going around this morning.

Manchester United seem keen on a striker to add depth to their squad, and also seem to be targeting a homegrown player too. The Athletic are reporting that both Ivan Toney (28), currently with England at EURO 2024 and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (27), not with England, are being considered.

Elsewhere, Jean-Clair Todibo (24) of Nice is on the radar of Juventus, reports Fabrizio Romano. The Nice centre-half is rated highly after a good season on the French riviera and has a few suitors lined up, but the Italian side seem closest to a deal.

And finally, for now, Allan Saint-Maximin (27) could be on his way to Turkey. The Al Ahli star is the top target for new Fenerbahce manager Jose Mourinho, but as ever with any deal involving a Saudi Arabian side, you'd think wage demands could put pay to this move.

July 8th

20:25 CET - CONFIRMED - Borussia Dortmund have signed defender Waldemar Anton (27) from Stuttgart, both Bundesliga sides have announced.

The former Stuttgart captain has signed a deal to stay at Signal Iduna Park until 2028 in a transfer German media reported to be worth 22.5 million euros. Read more about the deal here.

19:08 CET - As per Rudy Galetti, Al Ahli manager Matthias Jaissle wants to replace Roberto Firmino (32) with another striker for the 2024/25 season, with Inter's Lautaro Martinez (26) a dream target.

14:50 CET - Following up on a rumour that we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ligue 1 side Marseille have allegedly sent a formal bid to Manchester United for Mason Greenwood (22), according to Fabrizio Romano. A loan deal looks likely with an obligation to buy.

09:45 CET - Roma are closing in on the signing of Rennes' Enzo Le Fee (24), with the midfielder set to join Daniele De Rossi's side for a fee in the region of 23 million euros.

July 7th

18:30 CET - CONFIRMED - Brighton & Hove Albion have added a player of future to their side with the addition of Amario Cozier-Duberry (19) from Arsenal. He made 19 appearance for the Gunners' under-21 side last season, scoring 11 goals.

13:17 CET - Something that we have reported before, Michael Olise (22) is now just one step away from his move to Bayern Munich from Crystal Palace.

He is set to sign a five-year deal and has arrived in Munich this morning for his medical.

09:17 CET - According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek (27) is set to join Girona in a deal based largely on add-ons.

July 6th

18:28 CET - CONFIRMED - Inter Milan have signed Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski (30) on a four-year deal, the Serie A club said on Saturday, after his Napoli contract expired at the end of June.

Read the full story here.

15:12 CET - CONFIRMED - Swiss attacker Alisha Lehmann (25) has left Aston Villa to join Juventus on a three-year deal, the Serie A club said on Saturday.

Lehmann, who has made more than 50 appearances for Switzerland, is a former Women's FA Cup finalist with West Ham United and played in 58 Women's Super League (WSL) matches for Villa during her three-year stay, scoring nine goals.

Lehmann's boyfriend, Brazil international Douglas Luiz (26), signed for the Juventus men's team from Villa last week.

13:36 CET - CONFIRMED - Leicester City have added the former Fulham player Bobby De Cordova-Reid (31) to their squad ahead of the new Premier League season. The Jamaican was a free agent this summer after not signing a new contract with the Craven Cottage club.

11:41 CET - CONFIRMED -  West Ham United have signed Maximilian Kilman (27) from Wolverhampton Wanderers with the English centre-back signing a seven-year deal, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Read the full story here.

09:13 CET - CONFIRMED - Netherlands international Mats Wieffer (24) has agreed a five-year deal to join Brighton from Feyenoord, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

Read more here

July 5th

16:36 CET - As per reports, Bournemouth are interested in Real Madrid's Fran Garcia (24), with the full-back in high demand after making 31 appearances for Carlo Ancelotti's side last season.

11:56 CET - Brighton look to be on the verge of signing Feyenoord's Mats Wieffer (24), with the Dutch midfielder moving for a fee in the region of 30 million euros.

10:18 CET - Dutch forward Vivianne Miedema (27) has signed a three-year contract with Manchester City, the Women's Super League (WSL) club said on Friday, after the league's all-time top scorer left Arsenal at the end of the 2023-24 season.

Miedema, who has netted 80 goals in the WSL, won four trophies with Arsenal during a seven-year stay with the club.

08:30 CET - Napoli are closing in on the signing of free agent Leonardo Spinazzola (31) after the Italian full-back was released by Roma at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

July 4th

20:49 CET - Nottingham Forest defender Moussa Niakhate (28) has returned to Ligue 1, joining Lyon for a fee believed to be around £26 million.

Read about that here.

16:18 CET - Arsenal have signed David Raya (28) on a permanent deal from Brentford after the goalkeeper impressed on loan last season, winning the Premier League's Golden Glove award.

14:54 CET - Wolves skipper Max Kilman (27) looks to be heading to West Ham, with his former manager at Wolves, Julian Lopategui, extremely keen to bring him over to London. And now according to a number of reliable reports in England, the Hammers are on the verge of agreeing a deal for Kilman worth £40 million.

13:55 CET - It is being reported by Rudy Galetti that Manchester City's midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne (33) has reached a verbal agreement with Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad

12:26 CET - Breaking news! Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag (54) has extended his contract at the club until 2026. 

The Dutchman said: “I am very pleased to have reached agreement with the club to continue working together. Looking back at the past two years, we can reflect with pride on two trophies and many examples of progression from where we were when I joined."

Read the full story here.

08:38 CET - As per Fabrizio Romano and other reports, West Ham United's Lucas Paqueta (26) is in talks with former club Flamengo over a possible loan move. The midfielder is facing a lengthy suspension after being hit with several FA betting charges.

July 3rd

21:53 CET - Galatasaray midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo (25) looks to be returning to Italy. According to Fabrizio Romano and reports in Italy, Atalanta have struck a loan deal with the Turkish club that includes an obligation to buy next summer should Zaniolo play in 60% of Atalanta's games.

19:18 CET - According to Rudy Galetti, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson (30) is continuing to be monitored by Saudi clubs, with the Brazilian's entourage having recently met with the Public Investment Fund.

16:24 CET - Arsenal appear to be closing in on Italian Riccardo Calafiori (22), with the Bologna centre-back keen on making the move to the Premier League.

As per Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal and Chelsea are the only two clubs currently in talks with the defender.

13:57 CET - The Joao Palhinha (28) to Bayern Munich saga looks to be coming to an end. According to Florian Plettenberg, a deal of around €46 million has finally been reached, with the Fulham man due to have a medical after the EUROs.

13:54 CET - Everton has confirmed the signing of Marseille forward Iliman Ndiaye (24) on a five-year deal in an attempt to bolster their attacking ranks.

Read more about that here.

10:54 CET - Celtic's Matt O'Riley (23) is in high demand this summer, with Southampton one of a number of clubs interested in his signature. 

It is being reported that Celtic want a club record £30 million for the talismanic midfielder.

July 2nd

20:27 CET - Fresh news coming from transfer guru Fabrizio Romano suggests that Juventus and OGC Nice have agreed on a deal for the transfer of Khephren Thuram.

The midfielder - son of former Juve defender Lilian and younger brother of Inter striker Marcus - is expected to cost the Serie A giants north of £20m. 

18:30 CET - CONFIRMED - Malawi captain Tabitha Chawinga has joined Olympique Lyonnais on a three-year contract, the Division 1 Feminine club announced on Tuesday.

Chawinga, 28, played last season for Paris St Germain on loan from Chinese club Wuhan Jianghan University, emerging as the top scorer in the French league with 19 goals in 21 games.

"It was an ambition of mine to sign for a great club," the striker said in a statement. "I hope to be able to inspire other people from Malawi to follow in my footsteps by playing here, in Europe."

Lyon dominated the league last season, finishing 11 points ahead of PSG, and reached the Champions League final, where they were defeated by Barcelona.

18:05 CET - CONFIRMED - Midfielder Orel Mangala has completed a permanent transfer from Nottingham Forest to Lyon. The move brings an end to the Belgian’s two-year spell in England.

17:02 CET - COMFIRMED - Southampton have started life back in the Premier League on the right foot after announcing their manager Russell Martin (38) has signed a new deal with the club. It could see him stay at St Mary's until 2027.

He had this message for the fans...

15:52 CET - CONFIRMED - Wolves have announced their first signing of the window with the announcement that Jorgen Strand Larsen (24) has joined the club from Celta Vigo. The Norwegian has signed a four-year deal and is likely to be the first of two signings today for Wolves.

15:23 CET - One of the stars of the show at EURO 2024, Riccardo Calafiori (22) is being touted with a move to the Premier League and Bologna are willing to listen.

Their director said: "I can confirm that we will consider proposals for Riccardo Calafiori. It'd be fantastic to keep him but we have to be realistic," as per Fabrizio Romano.

11:41 CET - A transfer we have been expecting in the past few days has been confirmed. Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Archie Gray (18) from Leeds United on a six-year deal that could see him remain in London until 2030 and wear the number 14 shirt.

Going the other way, as expected, is Joe Rodon (26) in a deal worth around 10 million pounds.

Read the full story here.

09:22 CET - One transfer saga that looks set to roll on for a while is who will get their hands on Spain star Nico Williams (21). The Athletic Club winger reportedly has a release clause in his contract worth €60million and Chelsea have been linked with him (shock) since earlier in the year.

However, there are rumours circling that the player’s preferred destination is Barcelona. One thing is for sure, Williams is one of the hottest properties in Europe right now.

06:45 CET - One story that was doing the rounds yesterday was that Chelsea have reached an agreement with Argentine giants Boca Juniors to sign defender Aaron Anselmino (19) in an $18 million deal. It is yet to be confirmed but sources claim it is near finalisation.

Read more about that story here.



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