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Sunday’s transfer news, rumours and done deals

The latest done deals, reports and rumours from the transfer world

Sunday 04 August 2019 12:52
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Transfer deadline day summer 2019: The deals done so far

The transfer window closes next week meaning that we are set for a busy few days of action as the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea scramble to bolster their squads ahead of the August 8 deadline.

Manchester United have dominated the headlines in recent days, wrapping up a record deal for Leicester's Harry Maguire. The defender is set to be announced as the club's latest signing in the coming days. United also continue to be linked with a transfer for Juventus' Paulo Dybala, with striker Romelu Lukaku poised to move the other way.

Arsenal have also enjoyed a busy week, completing a club-record move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. The Gunners remain in the market for a defender; Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is their top target. Follow LIVE updates below:

The summer transfer window closes at 5pm on Wednesday 8 August for all Premier League and Championship clubs, with teams in League One, League Two and across Europe able to sign new players until 11pm on Monday 2 September.

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Good morning everybody and welcome to our live coverage of Sunday's biggest transfer news, rumours and done deals.

Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 10:21
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba remains committed to Manchester United after missing the club’s final pre-season game.

Pogba – who said in June that “it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else” – was absent for the International Champions Cup penalty shoot-out win over AC Milan in Cardiff with what Solskjaer had described as a “back spasm”.

It was reported on Friday night that staff and players were shocked when the France midfielder failed to turn up for the scheduled flight.

But Solskjaer said Pogba’s name being included in the party was down to an administrative error, and he was aware that the World Cup winner would not be travelling to Cardiff.

Asked whether he was concerned about Pogba’s commitment to United, Solskjaer replied: “I’ve no doubts at all.

“I wasn’t expecting him (on the plane). I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right.

“Paul will probably be back early next week training. It’s not an injury, he just felt some pain. We didn’t want to risk anything this weekend and he should be OK for Chelsea. I hope so.”

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Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 10:23
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Leicester City have identified a replacement for Manchester United-bound Harry Maguire, according to reports.

The Sun claims that Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing Kristoffer Ajer as a late summer signing.

Rodgers worked with £15million-rated centre-back Ajer, 21, during his time at Celtic.

Although happy with his current centre-back options at Leicester, which include Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu and captain Wes Morgan, Rodgers is an admirer of the Norway international and has reportedly placed him on his long-term shortlist.

Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 10:25
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AC Milan have announced the signing of Ismael Bennacer from Empoli FC.

The Algerian midfielder joins on a five-year contract after two years with the Tuscany-based club.

Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 10:28
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Brighton are preparing to launch a bid for Chelsea's Danny Drinkwater, according to reports.

After completing a club-record signing to land Bristol City's Adam Webster, the Seagulls have now set their sights on Drinkwater.

The Sun claims that Graham Potter wants the out-of-favour midfielder on a season-loan loan deal to power up his engine room.

Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 10:56
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Sheffield United have reportedly made an inquiry into signing Arsenal's Calum Chambers on a season-long loan.

According to the Daily Mirror, Blades manager Chris Wilder has identified the 24-year-old as an option to bolster his backline.

Wilder is waiting for a final decision on Chambers' availability from Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who is facing his own defensive worries for the season ahead.

Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 11:17
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Everton have announced the signing of Moise Kean on a five-year contract from Juventus for an initial £27.5m.

The Italy forward could end up costing £37m with add-ons.

The 19-year-old is Everton’s fifth summer signing and a second in quick succession after Jean Philippe-Gbamin’s arrival from Mainz on Friday night. 

Philippe-Gbamin is a replacement for Idrissa Gueye, who has joined Paris Saint-Germain.

Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 11:40
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Barcelona have signed Spanish left back Junior Firpo from Real Betis on a five-year deal for an initial transfer fee of 18 million euros, the Spanish champions said on Sunday.

Firpo, 22, is Barcelona's fourth recruit of the close season after the Catalans signed forward Antoine Griezmann, midfielder Frenkie De Jong and goalkeeper Neto.

"FC Barcelona and Real Betis have reached an agreement for the transfer of Junior Firpo for an amount of 18 million euros plus 12 million euros in variables," Barcelona said in a statement.

"The player will sign a contract with the club for the next five seasons, until June 30, 2024, with a termination clause of 200 million euros."

Firpo played 24 times in La Liga last season, scoring three goals and grabbing four assists as Betis finished 10th.

Barcelona begin their league title defence on Aug. 16 when they travel to Athletic Bilbao.

Vithushan Ehantharajah4 August 2019 12:55
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Everton have signed teenage Italy striker Moise Kean from Juventus and the teenager is raring to get going.

The 19-year-old Italy forward has signed a five-year deal with the Toffees, to become the club's fifth summer signing.

The highly-rated hitman scored six goals in 13 appearances in helping Juventus claim last term's Serie A title, having made his club debut as a 16-year-old. The Italian club said the fee was an initial 27.5million euros.

"I am very proud and honoured to wear the Everton shirt; I will give my best to this team," said Kean.

"I was convinced to sign because Everton is a club looking to the future and so am I.

"I know about the size of the club. It has big ambition and I will work very hard to help us fulfil what we want to achieve.

"I am used to winning and I want to bring this winning attitude to the team. I hope I will be very good on the field and bring the fans joy."

Vithushan Ehantharajah4 August 2019 12:57
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Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sørloth has joined Trabzonspor on loan until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Sørloth, who has featured in 20 games for the Eagles, will be joining the Turkish Süper Lig club after last season’s loan spell with Belgium side KAA Gent.

Samuel Lovett4 August 2019 13:50

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