Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht. The 21-year-old Spanish defender joins on a four-year deal having made 49 appearances for the Belgian club across the 2021-22 campaign which saw him voted as the Belgian club’s Player of the Year.
“I am incredibly proud and happy to have joined Manchester City,” Gomez said. “City are the best team in England and in Pep Guardiola I have a chance to learn and develop under the most outstanding manager in world football.”
Elsewhere, Manchester United continue to chase Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong with a new report coming out saying that the club could be willing to pay the midfielder’s deferred wages which has been a major sticking point in any deal.
Wolves are also making moves and have agreed a club-record £42.2m deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes but personal terms are yet to be finalised whilst Leicester’s Wesley Fofana is annoyed at the club for pricing him out of a potential move to Chelsea.
Follow all the latest news, rumours and done deals below.
Vestergaard rejects Fulham move
The Athletic reports that Jannick Vestergaard has rejected a move to Fulham after the Cottagers agreed a £10million move for the centre-back.
The Denmark international is currently fifth-choice at Leicester City and the Foxes are hoping to offload the former Southampton man, despite only signing him a year ago.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 13:15
Will Ferrell sent Gareth Bale ‘personal message’ to help convince Wales winger to sign for LAFC
There was intense speculation about the 33-year-old’s future – and even talk about his love for the sport – after a medal-laden spell with Real Madrid came to a frustrating end.
Bale was linked with a move to hometown club Cardiff ahead of Wales’ appearance at the winter World Cup, but LAFC swept in under the radar and brought him to Major League Soccer.
The forward has signed a 12-month contract in LA
Michael Jones16 August 2022 13:10
Runarsson moves to Turkey on loan
Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson has completed a move to Turkish club Alanyaspor.
The Icelandic goalkeeper joined the Gunners in September 2020 and spent last season on loan at OH Leuven.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 13:02
Fofana unsettled at Leicester
Sky Sports reports that Wesley Fofana is becoming increasingly unsettled at Leicester and feels the club are pricing him out of a move to Chelsea.
The 21-year-old centre-back wants to play in the Champions League to increase his chances of being picked for France at the World Cup this winter.
The Foxes have so far rejected two bids from Chelsea in the region of £60m which has displeased Fofana who is said to have been under the impression that Leicester would listen to any substantial offers for him from Europe’s top clubs.
Leicester are understood to want more than the £80m they sold Harry Maguire for to Manchester United in 2019; considering Fofana to be a better player at his age and with stronger potential.
Any fee above that would be a world record transfer for a defender.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 12:56
Brighton interested in Estupinan deal
Brighton are pressing to complete the signing of Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan after positive talks with the La Liga club. According to The Mirror there is optimism that the 24-year-old could arrive in England as soon as this week to undergo a medical after the Seagulls identified him as their ideal replacement for Marc Cucurella.
The deal is said to be worth around £15m and is now close to being finalised between the two clubs with Estupinan expected to seal his move to the South Coast.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 12:49
West Ham close to completing Kehrer deal
West Ham United are closing in on a deal for PSG’s Thilo Kehrer with Fabrizio Romano reporting that a meeting between the club and the player took place yesterday where personal terms were agreed.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 12:43
Atletico to offer Griezmann or Morata for Ronaldo
This seems to be a big rumour but apparantly Atletico Madrid are willing to offer Antoine Griezmann or Alvaro Morata to Manchester United in exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The LaLiga side are interested in signing the 37-year-old forward despite backlash from fans against the idea earlier in the summer. Manchester United are also more open to letting Ronaldo leave as the club is reportedly unhappy with his attitude.
For his part, Ronaldo is said to have been impressed by Atleti boss, Diego Simeone’s, eagerness to bring him to the club and according to The Times the Spanish are willing to swap either Griezmann or Morata to help any potential deal along.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 12:37
Darwin Nunez and Liverpool left to rue and reflect on unwanted first
Jurgen Klopp has seen his Liverpool players win the Premier League and the Champions League, watched them beat Barcelona 4-0 and Manchester United 5-0, but there was something he had never witnessed in his first 383 games as Liverpool manager.
That changed on Darwin Nunez’s Anfield bow as, in something that had never happened in a reign that began in 2015, one of his charges was dismissed for violent conduct.
“There is always a first time,” said the German, but his downbeat demeanour showed that this was one he would rather not have happened. Initially, he was not sure how it had: he spotted Joachim Andersen on the Anfield turf and Nunez walking away.
It was not until he was shown a replay that he realised the £64 million striker had headbutted the Crystal Palace defender. “Yes, it is a red card,” he said.
In a weekend when one German manager found fault with refereeing decisions, another did not.
Jurgen Klopp had no excuses for the Uruguayan’s behaviour, which while being a first under the German’s stewardship could also prove hugely costly in the title race
Michael Jones16 August 2022 12:30
Newcastle target Ramos
Newcastle United are set to increase their efforts to land Benfica starlet Goncalo Ramos.
The 21-year-old has four goals already for Benfica this year and has helped the team to successive domestic wins and a progession in Champions League qualifying.
The Portuguese club want at least £35million for the youngster who made his debut for them in 2020 and with Newcastle boss Eddie Howe interested in more firepower to provide competition with Callum Wilson the Magpies could complete this deal soon.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 12:22
Gordon ‘not for sale’
Chelsea are continuing to pursue the signing of Everton’s Anthony Gordon but the Toffees have dismissed the London club’s latest approach.
Chelsea are understood to have made contact with Everton again last night to discuss a deal which could rise to above £44m with a series of bonuses and add-ons for the 21 year old.
The Mirror reports that Frank Lampard and chairman Bill Kenwright are determined to keep the England U21 star, and it will take a significantly increased offer to get them to come to the table.
Everton have made clear their valuation of Gordon, who is a vital assest to the starting XI, and that he is simply not for sale at the price Chelsea are offering.
Michael Jones16 August 2022 12:15