Uk news Transfer Talk LIVE! Thiago, Bale, Reguilon deals agreed; Aouar latest London news
MetiNews.Com - Welcome to the Evening Standard's rolling coverage of the summer transfer window. The window officially opened in July after the completion of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Clubs will now be busy tweaking their squads ahead of the new campaign, with the deadline pushed back until October 5.
Breaking News ! Welcome to the Evening Standard's rolling coverage of the summer transfer window. The window officially opened in July after the completion of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Clubs will now be busy tweaking their squads ahead of the new campaign, with the deadline pushed back until October 5. Tottenham are closing in on a sensational double deal for Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon having already signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty during the window. Arsenal have secured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future after signing Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes, and Lyon's Houssem Aouar appears to be the next target. Chelsea have confirmed the £90m arrival of Kai Havertz, having previously signed Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr, Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech - with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy expected to follow this week. Manchester United have signed Donny van de Beek while working on a deal for Jadon Sancho, and Liverpool are biding their time in pursuit of Thiago Alcantara. Liverpool to sign Thiago in £25m deal Bale to Tottenham latest | Reguilon medical Sancho to Man United | Traore alternative Aouar wants Arsenal move | Goalkeeper hunt Roma still interested in Toreirra Ancelotti responds to Everton, Tomori links Live Updates New updates availableRefresh SPURS NEWS 2020-09-17T09:59:30.583Z Bale due at Tottenham tomorrow Photo: Getty ImagesGareth Bale is expected to arrive in London on Friday to complete a sensational return to Tottenham on loan.Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett on Thursday morning told Standard Sport an agreement between Spurs, Real Madrid and the Welshman was "very close but not there yet".The 31-year-old is set to fly to the capital on Friday to complete a season-long loan move that will cost Spurs less than £15million in wages and fees.Real are understood to have agreed to pay more than half of Bale's reported £600,000-a-week salary for the season, although he is still expected to be Tottenham's best-paid player ahead of Harry Kane.The Spanish giants pushed for a permanent deal or for Spurs to cover 100 percent of Bale's wages for the duration of his loan, but they have reluctantly agreed to compromise in a bid to offload their highest earner, whose relationship with the fans, head coach Zinedine Zidane and the Spanish media.Read more here. LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-09-17T09:52:57.250Z More on ThiagoDavid Lynch reports that Liverpool have agreed a fee with Bayern Munich for Thiago.Liverpool will pay an initial £20m - possibly rising to £25m - and Thiago will wear the number six shirt at Anfield. LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-09-17T09:42:30.610Z 'Here we go' for ThiagoWe know Liverpool are closing in on a deal for Thiago Alcantara, and Fabrizio Romano has just offered a 'here we go' update that the move is 100 per cent agreed with the midfielder to sign a contract until June 2024. Advertisement SPURS NEWS 2020-09-17T09:31:46.656Z Spurs still want a strikerNot done with the imminent arrivals of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon, Tottenham will then try to sign a striker according to Fabrizio Romano.He just tweeted: "No Andrea Belotti [he’s gonna stay at Torino] and no Alexander Sørloth [he’s joining RB Leipzing on a permanent deal] as new Tottenham backup striker."The club is going to complete Bale deal and to announce Reguilon signing on next hours, then they’ll go for a new striker." SPURS NEWS 2020-09-17T09:30:54.536Z Bale in MadridGareth Bale has been pictured arriving at Real Madrid's training ground in his car this morning.It could well be his final journey to Real training though, with the Welsh winger expected to undergo a medical in the Spanish capital before flying to London. SPURS NEWS 2020-09-17T09:28:50.033Z 'I don't want Spurs to get Bale'Arsenal legend David Seaman is worried about Tottenham re-signing Gareth Bale, and fears the Real Madrid forward's potential return to north London will be a huge boost to Spurs.Seaman told talkSPORT: “Any team would have him, he’s a class player."I don’t want Spurs to get him because he makes any team better.” Advertisement LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-09-17T08:52:33.083Z Thiago to Liverpool: What you need to knowOur Liverpool correspondent David Lynch has the full details as Liverpool finally press ahead to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich... Thiago is available for a cut-price fee as he nears the end of his contract, and has made no secret of his desire for a new challenge.Bayern are believed to want around €30m for the midfielder, and talks have now opened over a fee.The German club's former president Uli Hoeness claimed last week that Thiago had an agreement with Liverpool and possibly Manchester United in place.But it is the Reds who are now strong favourites to secure his signature after firming up their interest this week.Jurgen Klopp has made no secret of his admiration for the Spaniard, who has won 16 trophies during his time in Munich.Thiago was arguably Bayern's man of the match as they defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final last month.Attempts to tie him down to a new deal have failed, however, with the midfielder's heart set on a move to the Premier League. LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-09-17T08:39:19.770Z Liverpool step up Thiago chaseLiverpool have made contact Bayern Munich over a deal to sign Thiago Alcantara, writes David Lynch.The latest development signals the first move of real intent from the Premier League champions towards signing the Spain international.We'll have more on these developments in the next few minutes... SPURS NEWS 2020-09-17T08:12:39.410Z Bale to cost less than £15m all inNo wonder Daniel Levy is keen on the deal.Standard Sport understands that the deal to sign Gareth Bale on loan will cost Spurs less than £15million, including wages and loan fees, with Real Madrid agreeing to continue paying more than half of Bale's wages. Advertisement SPURS NEWS 2020-09-17T08:09:34.120Z Bale and Reguilon announced 'tomorrow'An interesting update from Football London. Tottenham "hope to announce deals for both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon tomorrow."We understand Reguilon has undergone his medical, with this report adding that Bale has also "had a MRI checks and completed most of [his] medicals in Spain."Alasdair Gold adds: "On the loan deal for Bale, it's closer to a 60/40 split on his wages with Spurs picking up the 40." ARSENAL NEWS 2020-09-17T07:01:50.
.Arsenal have been interested for a while now, and their pursuit appears to be gathering pace - but cash is a problem for the Gunners.Fabrizio Romano says that the 22-year-old is Arsenal's "top target", and that Aouar would "like to join" the Gunners, who have spoken to the player's agent "many times".However, Lyon's €60m (£54.5m) price tag could be a sticking point, even if Arsenal recent made a cool £20m by selling Emi Martinez to Aston Villa.It would appear that Arsenal may have to sell more players before they can get hold of Aouar.
How Spurs could line up with Bale and ReguilonSurely this is good enough for the top four this season?
Suarez still in Koeman's plansRonald Koeman says Luis Suarez will be treated like any other player if he ends up staying at Barcelona.Suarez was left out of the squad for the second match in a row in Barcelona's Wednesday night friendly against Girona.Photo: Getty Images"I've spoken to him about his future and we are waiting to see whether or not he leaves, we still don't know," Koeman told Catalan network TV3 after the win over Girona."But we respect every contract here and if in the end he does not find a club and he stays, he will be just like any other player in the squad."
Ancelotti responds to Everton links with Chelsea’s TomoriEverton manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to transfer speculation linking the club with a move for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori, admitting that signing a centre-back before the end of the window has become a priority.Photo: Getty Images"Holgate is out and Jarrad we don't know his injury and how bad it is, we have to look tomorrow," said Ancelotti."There is a possibility to find a centre-back and I think we have to."The Holgate update is that he doesn't need the surgery so maybe he can recover earlier than normal but I think we can manage until Mason comes back with three centre-backs no problem."The Italian was keen on a loan deal for Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori but he is also attracting interest from Rennes and Everton's pursuit has gone somewhat cold."I am not talking about players that are not here," was his response when asked about Tomori.Click here for the full story.
Reguilon deal 'done' and Bale not far awayTransfer news guru Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Tottenham's pursuits of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale.
Anderton: ‘Bale is exactly what Tottenham need’Former Tottenham winger Darren Anderton believes Gareth Bale is ‘exactly what Spurs need’ with the Welshman on the verge of returning to club after seven years at Real Madrid.Photo: Getty Images“To come back to somewhere where you are loved really does make sense,” Anderton told talkSport. “It has to be great for all parties and after watching the game on Sunday oh boy do Spurs need it, someone who can go and win a game with a bit of magic and creativity and flair.“He has a great mentality, he carried the Wales team, he carried the Tottenham team when he was here, winning games on his own. He is exactly what Spurs need. This is one that everyone is very excited about.“He has still got that speed and once he gets going you can't catch him. He scores goals, makes goals, he does it all."Click here for the full story.
Roma still interested in Arsenal midfielderRoma have not dropped their interest in signing Lucas Torreria from Arsenal.Photo: Getty ImagesFiorentina and Torino have been closely linked with the midfielder but Calciomercato.it report Roma are still interested in bringing him to the Stadio Olimpico.
Arsenal's goalkeeper huntFollowing Emiliano Martinez's move to Aston Villa, Arsenal are now tracking Dijon’s Runar Alex Runarsson.The Gunners are in talks with Dijon and it is hoped a deal can be done for around £1.5m, with the 25-year-old Iceland international ready to sign a long-term contract.Click here for the full story.
MAN UTD NEWS
Man United want Amad TraoreManchester United have added Atalanta's Amad Traore to their list of right-wing targets, report the Mirror.Photo: Getty ImagesAny deal would not be as an alternative to Jadon Sancho and contact between the clubs over a deal has already been established.Traore, just 18 years old, is attracting plenty of interest across Europe and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to snap him up before competition for his signature intensifies.
Reguilon having Tottenham medicalSergio Reguilon is at Tottenham's training ground as the Real Madrid defender closes in on a move to the club.The left-back arrived at Hotspur Way on Wednesday ahead of completing a medical on Thursday, with official confirmation likely coming before Spurs take the field in Bulgaria to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League in the evening.Reguilon is expected to cost around £25million, with Tottenham agreeing to include a number of clauses in the deal.Real Madrid will have the option to buy back the 23-year-old for around £36m within two years and meet any fee Spurs agree with another club.Should the deal be finalised on Thursday, the club will be able to Reguilon in time for Sunday's trip to Southampton.Click here for the full story
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When does the 2020 summer transfer window close?
The window is now open for 10 weeks from July 27.
Following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will be added from 5 October, closing 5pm on 16 October.
During this window, Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL clubs (either loans or permanent registrations). No transfers can take place between Premier League clubs in this period.
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