Cristiano Ronaldo wanted by Real Madrid, Kane in Spurs squad, Chelsea interested in Bellingham – transfer news live

CRISTIANO RONALDO has been linked with a blockbuster move to join up with Lionel Messi at PSG – should Kylian Mbappe leave.

While Tottenham – who have named Harry Kane in their Europa Conference squad for this week -are pursuing Villarreal's exciting young centre back Pau Torres, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku is nearing his second Chelsea debut after completing his £98million move.

And his wages have been revealed, with the Belgian becoming the club's highest earner by a distance.

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  • Kealan Hughes

    FANCY A NAND-OS?

    Tottenham are interested in signing Cagliari star Nahitan Nandez, according to reports.

    The North London club are believed to have approached the Serie A side for the 25-year-old but are yet to make an offer.

    According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham have contacted Cagliari about Nandez's availability.

    Spurs are not thought to have made an official bid for the midfielder, with the Italian club reportedly wanting €30million, around £25m.

    Nandez is rumoured to be one of several players the Premier League club are monitoring and will make a decision shortly on whether to bid.

  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants new contracts for FIVE of his Manchester United stars.

    Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are all in line for bumper new deals to bring them in line with the club’s top earners.

    And boss Solskjaer is also confident of tying Paul Pogba down to a long-term deal after his stunning start to the new season.

    SunSport also understands West Ham are set to scrap their bid to sign Kurt Zouma because of his massive wage demands.

    Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is on the verge of completing a £33m move to Serie A side Roma after having his medical.

    Lionel Messi will reportedly make his Paris Saint-Germain debut against Reims on August 29.

    PSG want to replace Kylian Mbappe with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

    Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez's agent has revealed that the Argentine wants to stay at Inter Milan, in a blow to Tottenham and Arsenal.

    Chelsea man Emerson Palmieri has admitted he is ready to leave Chelsea in search of regular football.

    Tottenham will beat West Ham to the signing of Fiorentina midfielder Nikola Milenkovic, according to reports.

  • Dylan Terry

    KURT-AIN CALL

    SunSport can exclusively reveal that West Ham are set to scrap their bid to sign Kurt Zouma because of his massive wage demands.

    The Hammers had reopened talks over a £20million move for the Chelsea defender, 26, who is free to leave.

    But with Zouma wanting £120,000 a week, West Ham have refused to meet those terms as it would blow apart their wage structure.

    Zouma, on around £65,000 a week at Chelsea, initially claimed he did not want a move to the East Enders — but later insisted he would be open to a transfer.

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  • Dylan Terry

    OLE'S AT THE WHEEL

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants new contracts for FIVE of his Manchester United stars.

    Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are all in line for bumper new deals to bring them in line with the club’s top earners.

    And boss Solskjaer is also confident of tying Paul Pogba down to a long-term deal after his stunning start to the new season.

    Fernandes has five years to run on his contract but is on £100,000-a-week and is already in talks for a new deal which could be worth between £250,000 and £300,000.

    Englishmen Rashford, Maguire and Shaw all earn between £180,000 and £200,000-a-week and will also be offered similar terms to Fernandes.

    Rashford and Shaw see their deals end in two years’ time but the club have options of further years, while Maguire’s contract ends in 2025.

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  • Dylan Terry

    RONBELIEVABLE

    Paris Saint-Germain want to replace Kylian Mbappe with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

    This would see the French giants unite six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi with five-time winner Ronaldo at Parc des Princes.

    The fantasy football pairing will reportedly only come to fruition, however, if Mbappe leaves for Real Madrid this month.

    Mbappe, 22, has entered the final year of his contract at PSG – and has shown no sign of wanting to a pen a new one.

    Madrid club president Florentino Perez is infatuated with the French superstar, and is expected to launch a bid for him before the end of the month.

    Spanish TV show El Chiringuito are teasing a huge announcement on this evening's episode.

    And according to Cadena Ser and El Transistor, the bombshell will be that Mbappe is about to tell PSG that he will not sign a contract and that he wants to move to Real Madrid.

    They then claim that this will set a transfer merry-go-round in motion – leading to the unification of Ronaldo and Messi in Paris.

  • Dylan Terry

    HAALAND'S ELECTRIC

    Noel Gallagher has urged Manchester City to sign Erling Haaland rather than Harry Kane.

    The rock star believes the Premier League champions should put all their efforts into landing the Borussia Dortmund striker.

    Man City super fan Gallagher told talkSPORT: “I think I speak for most Man City fans now when I say I’d rather the club wait for Haaland.

    “Unless something’s gone on behind the scenes with Haaland, there’s talk of Bayern Munich now.

    “We need a striker, that’s for sure, but if we couldn’t get Haaland, can we get Kane? Yes, because it’s not our money!

    “It’s not my money, it’s not your money, it’s the Sheikh’s [City owner Sheikh Mansour] money, and he’s got loads of money, so let’s spend it!

    “I kind of feel like £120m might do it for Kane.”

  • Dylan Terry

    BELL IS RINGING

    Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Jude Bellingham as they plot a transfer swoop for the midfielder as an alternative to Declan Rice.

    The Blues have only made two signings up until now this summer window.

    Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli arrived first on a free after leaving Fulham before Romelu Lukaku’s record £97.5m transfer from Inter Milan.

    But Thomas Tuchel is still looking for reinforcements and wants to add a midfielder and centre-back to his ranks.

    Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is their top target while Chelsea have also held a long-term interest in West Ham’s England midfielder Rice.

    Now that may be cooling as they allegedly switch their attention to Borussia Dortmund’s Three Lions ace Bellingham.

    Eurosport’s Dean Jones claims the Blues ‘have an eye’ on the 18-year-old after his impressive first year in the Bundesliga.

  • Dylan Terry

    HARRY BACK

    Tottenham could welcome Harry Kane back this week with the striker reportedly planning on making himself available for selection.

    Nuno Espirito Santo left the 28-year-old out of Spurs’ Premier League win over Manchester City on Sunday.

    After an extended holiday absence, Kane only returned to training on Friday and was not deemed fit enough to feature.

    City have been strongly linked with a £150million move for the England star, although Tottenham are determined not to sell him.

    Instead, Nuno has challenged him to get up to speed quickly with Thursday’s Europa Conference League trip next on their fixture list.

    According to The Athletic, Kane will be reintegrated into the team’s training sessions this week.

    And the forward plans on making himself available for selection as soon as possible.

  • Dylan Terry

    NAP TIME

    Emerson Palmieri admits he is ready to leave Chelsea in search of regular football.

    Emerson told ESPN Brasil: “I know it’s not easy, but I’m hungry to play. I want to play, I know I can be out on the pitch, I’ve proved that. I want to play, I want to feel important

    “So I’m going to do everything I can to be on the pitch. Of course, I still have two more years on my contract with Chelsea, which is a great club.

    “I’ve already proved that I can play here, but at the same time I want to be on the pitch. I want to play, I want to feel important, like I already did.

    “I want to have the same feeling I felt when I scored against Atlético Madrid, to have the same feeling when I won the Champions League.

    “And I will really choose the best option. If it’s to stay at Chelsea, if it happens to Napoli or another team.

    “I still have another 25 days practically to think about it, to be able to choose the best, the best place. Where they really want me, want me happy.

    “Last season I didn’t have the opportunity to maybe choose, to maybe have another option.

    “Today, I have others, I can choose, I have time to choose, so for sure next season will be the way I choose, not how things arrive and I have to accept them.

    “I will do everything to choose the best option, which is the one of being on the pitch as many times as possible.”

  • Dylan Terry

    SOD'S LAU

    Lautaro Martinez's agent has revealed that the Argentine wants to stay at Inter Milan, in a blow to Tottenham and Arsenal.

    The North London duo are interested in the striker, with Spurs having even reportedly lodged a bid of around £60million.

    But the 23-year-old appears set to stay at San Siro, and could even sign a new contract.

    Agent Alejandro Camano told FCInterNews: "Lautaro wants to stay at Inter. He believes in the Nerazzurri project and is aiming to win another Scudetto."

    Camano also revealed that contract talks are set to get underway, with the forward having just two years remaining on his current deal.

    He continued: "A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. We will do everything possible to stay in the Nerazzurri. Martinez is very happy in Milan, he has an excellent relationship with his teammates and with the new coach.

    "He has considered many offers, but at no point has he taken any of them seriously. He believes – and we believe – that there is still life at Inter."

  • Dylan Terry

    CLUBBING TOGETHER

    Nine members of the failed Super League breakaway have been readmitted into the European Club Association.

    But Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain bullishly committed to the hated and failed project.

    All six English teams; Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have been allowed to return to Europe's decision-making organisation.

    And they have been joined back in the fold by Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

    All 12 teams had initially withdrawn from the ECA back in April when they announced their commitment to forming the Super League.

    But after what the ECA describe as an 'exhaustive process of re-engagement', the repentant nine have been allowed back with fines and the promise of heavy punishments if they try and pull a similar stunt in future.

    The governing body, chaired by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, said in a statement: "The ECA executive board took into consideration the clubs’ acknowledgement that the so-called European Super League project was not in the interests of the wider football community and their publicly communicated decisions to abandon said ESL project completely.

    "The ECA board also acknowledged the clubs’ stated willingness to engage actively with ECA in its collective mission to develop European club football — in the open and transparent interests of all, not the few."

  • Dylan Terry

    LOVE XHAK

    Arsenal have reportedly triggered a clause to extend Granit Xhaka’s contract by a further year.

    The Athletic claims the Swiss midfielder is now tied down to the Emirates until 2024 following Arsenal’s decision to exercise his extension option.

    Xhaka, whose deal was previously set to run until 2023, was a top target for Jose Mourinho’s Roma this summer.

    The playmaker was eager to ditch Arsenal for the Italian capital.

    But Roma were unable to come up with a suitable transfer fee, prompting Arsenal to keep Xhaka at the club.

    They have now made sure the ex-Gladbach ace is going nowhere by extending his deal until 2024.

    And it’s claimed a further clause remains available to add another year on, meaning Xhaka could remain a Gunner until 2025.

  • Dylan Terry

    RAPHA READY

    Raphael Varane trained with Manchester United for the first time on Monday.

    The centre-back also revealed he plans on bringing his ‘winning mentality’ to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad after his £42million move from Real Madrid.

    Varane, 28, took part in Monday’s session at Carrington. He was pictured doing running and passing drills.

    And he also took time out to chat to fellow newbie Jadon Sancho.

    The Red Devils announced the arrival of the France international just moments ahead of their season opener against Leeds in front of a packed out Old Trafford.

    A deal was agreed last month which is said to be worth an initial £34m – with a further £8m in potential add-ons.

    But with Varane enjoying a post-Euro 2020 break, he’s only just passed his medical and put pen to paper on his contract.

    However, having been seen training with his new team-mates, the former Lens man is keen to get up to speed as quick as possible.

  • Dylan Terry

    ME$$I

    Lionel Messi is still the world's highest-paid footballer – despite HALVING his wages at PSG.

    The Barcelona legend's weekly salary has fallen from £2.1million to £1m, compared to second-placed Cristiano Ronaldo's £900k at Juventus.

    Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi, 34, joined mega-spenders PSG on a two-year deal worth £54m a season, down from £108m at the Nou Camp.

    And in a list of pay compiled by French newspaper L'Equipe the Argentina superstar was well clear of fellow PSG frontman and ex-Barca team-mate Neymar – on £31m a year.

    Ronaldo, 36, dwarfs everyone bar Messi with £46.7m in pure wages – as befits their long-running duel for the title of greatest player on the planet.

    Brazil main man Neymar earns £606,000 per week.

    And fourth in the list is the third member of arguably the greatest ever club attack – Luis Suarez, who famously linked up with Messi and Neymar at the Nou Camp.

  • Dylan Terry

    NIK OF TIME

    Tottenham will beat West Ham to the signing of Nikola Milenkovic, according to reports.

    The Hammers have been chasing the defender for most of the summer window.

    But frustrated boss David Moyes appears set to miss out on another target, with Spurs said to be in the driving seat.

    Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici has a good relationship with the Serbian's club Fiorentina, having secured the signing of Federico Chiesa from them for Juventus last year.

    And according to Alfredo Pedulla, Spurs are willing to pay more than the £12.7million that West Ham been offering.

    He claims that the North Londoners could pay around £15m for the 23-year-old centre-back.

  • Dylan Terry

    NO DEAL

    Atletico Madrid's attempts to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic have hit a dead end.

    The La Liga Champions tried entice Fiorentina to sell Vlahovic who has already scored three times in four games this season, with a £51million offer.

    But Atletico's valuation of the Serbian attacker has been scoffed at by the Serie A giants who want more, according to Sky Sports Italia.

    Sky Sports Italia also claim that the high demands of the Vlahovic's agent, Darko Ristic and Fiorentina have put Atletico off doing business.

    This is good news for Tottenham who also have an eye on the ex-Partizan Belgrade star, who scored 21 goals in 37 appearances last season.

    Spurs see the 21-year-old hotshot as the ideal alternative to Inter Milan ace Lautaro Martinez who turned down their advances, Sky Sports Italia claim.

  • Dylan Terry

    LUK AND LEARN

    Didier Drogba has helped Romelu Lukaku settle into life at Chelsea once again.

    And the Belgian is certain that he has improved since his last spell in the Premier League.

    Lukaku detailed how he and Drogba have been in constant communication ahead of his second debut for the club.

    He told the club website: "Our relationship means the world to me. It’s not like we talk once a month, I talk to the guy every few days!

    "We have a group chat so we’re constantly communicating and I’ve been on the phone with him a bit more in the past two weeks.

    "I had a lot of questions to ask and he still knows a lot of people here so he really prepared me well with the last details.

    "Now I just need to get to know the players and the manager a bit better and just be available as quickly as possible for the team."

  • Dylan Terry

    SUMMER STEAL

    Paul Merson thinks Manchester United have done the best bit of business this summer by signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

    The Arsenal legend thinks it was a shrewd move by United to snap up the French defender, he told the sportreview.

    And the ex-Gunner reckons Varane could help the Red Devils mount an assault for the Premier League title.

    The 53-year-old said: "Raphael Varane will turn Manchester United into title contenders – he’s the signing of the summer in the Premier League.

    "With all the class and experience he brings with him from Real Madrid, I think he’s going to have a massive impact."

  • Dylan Terry

    LIN BUSINESS?

    Jesse Lingard has been named as a West Ham player on the Premier League’s official website.

    But he very much still belongs to Manchester United.

    Lingard, who has been isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, enjoyed a stunning loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

    The Hammers are eager to bring him back to East London, but have so far been left frustrated in their attempts to get a deal over the line.

    On his profile on the Prem’s official website, however, he has been listed a West Ham player for the 2021-22 campaign.

  • Dylan Terry

    HARRY BACK

    Tottenham could welcome Harry Kane back this week with the striker reportedly planning on making himself available for selection.

    Nuno Espirito Santo left the 28-year-old out of Spurs' Premier League win over Manchester City on Sunday.

    After an extended holiday absence, Kane only returned to training on Friday and was not deemed fit enough to feature.

    City have been strongly linked with a £150million move for the England star, although Tottenham are determined not to sell him.

    Instead, Nuno has challenged him to get up to speed quickly with Thursday's Europa Conference League trip next on their fixture list.

    According to The Athletic, Kane will be reintegrated into the team's training sessions this week.

    And the forward plans on making himself available for selection as soon as possible.

  • Dylan Terry

    COURT UP

    Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid.

    The 29-year-old shot stopper's new deal runs until the June 30, 2026, when he'll be 34.

    Courtois' contract details have not yet been revealed but Madrid's financial woes could mean that he may have taken a pay cut on his £150,000-a-week wages.

    Last year it was reported that a number of Madrid's stars were being asked to slash their wages to help them recover from the losses they incurred at the height of the Covid pandemic.

    The Belgium international, who joined Los Blancos in 2018 from Chelsea for £38million, had three years left on his previous contract.

    Real Madrid's eagerness to keep hold of Courtois marks a remarkable turnaround in fortune for the ex-Blues star.

  • Dylan Terry

    MAD ABOUT HIM

    Manchester United winger Amad Diallo is reportedly wanted by Sheffield United.

    The Red Devils could be willing to loan out the winger to gain experience in English football.

    The Blades want to bolster their attack as they bid to secure an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation.

    Diallo has reportedly been one of their targets dating back to last season and would fit into Slavisa Jokanovic's attacking gameplan.

    United are considering sending the winger out on loan before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month.

  • Kealan Hughes

    DETAILS OF ABRAHAM TO ROMA?

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Sky Sports' Transfer Talk: "Everything has been completed for Tammy Abraham to leave Chelsea and join Roma. Abraham was in Rome during the weekend and met with the club's general manager Tiago Pinto to complete everything.

    "Chelsea will receive 40m euros and also 5m euros as add-ons for the player.

    "They also have a buy-back option of 80m euros which is valid from June 2023 so everything has been agreed between the two clubs. It's a five-year deal."

  • Kealan Hughes

    BLADES CLOSE IN ON DOUBLE SWOOP

    Ben Davies will undergo a medical today with Sheffield United ahead of his loan switch from Liverpool.

    Manager Slavisa Jokanovic is hoping the centre-back can be registered in time to be available for Wednesday night’s clash with West Brom.

    Sky Sports News exclusively revealed on Saturday that a season-long loan had been agreed for Jokanovic’s No.1 defensive target to move to Bramall Lane.

    The Blades are also expected to complete the loan signing of ex-Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira from Sampdoria in the next 24 hours.

  • Kealan Hughes

    SARR IN MAKING

    Manchester United have been joined by Chelsea and Manchester City in a transfer race to land teenage sensation Pape Matar Sarr.

    The 18-year-old Metz midfielder could be heading for a move to the Premier League with United leading the clubs chasing his signature.

    The 18-year-old burst on the scene with a series of impressive performances after breaking in to the Metz team.

    The Senegalese talent won his first cap for his country in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in March.

    Sarr made 22 appearances in Ligue 1 last season for Metz, scoring three goals as his all-action displays alerted several European heavyweights.

    United have been tracking the rising star and the Red Devils are set to face competition from Chelsea and champions Man City.

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