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Friday 1 July 2022

13:11 - Juventus make offer for Barcelona target Koulibaly

Barcelona could reportedly face the prospect of missing out on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the transfer window.

According to Italian publucation La Repubblica, Juventus have lodged an official opening offer for the 31-year-old defender, who has been linked to Barça for some time.

Koulibaly is in the final final year of his Napoli contract and has made no decision about signing a new deal yet.

Napoli club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to make some money out of a deal for Koulibaly during the current transfer window and has priced the Senegalese defender at €40 million.

13:09 - Baroka slim down Championship squad

Baroka have released nine players from their squad as they prepare for a season in the GladAfrica Championship.

Bakgaga were relegated from the DStv Premiership after finishing the 2021/22 campaign in last place.

Club chairman Khurishi Mphahlele said earlier in the wek that a number of players would be let go as they ended six years in the South African top flight following promotion in the 2016/17 campaign.

A Baroka statement read: "Baroka FC can confirm that the following players will not be part of the team for the upcoming season. Vusi Sibiya, Elvis Chipezeze, Lungelo Nguse, Richard Mbulu, Mohau Bowali, Athenkosi Dlala, Augustine Mahlonoko, Nhlanhla Mgaga and Thami Masiya."

12:49 - Comitis rules out imminent Fasika exit

Cape Town City boss John Comitis says he will only listen to serious offers for Nathan Fasika.

The highly-rated 23-year-old centre-back, who joined the Citizens from Congosele side FC Saint-Eloi Lupopo in 2021, has been linked with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Speaking to KickOff, Comitis said: "Fasika is too good to play in South Africa. He deserves to play in Europe.

"I am not going to listen to any mediocre offers. He is staying with us. He is going to help us in Africa next season as well."

12:47 - Mzava weighing up overseas option

Limbikani Mzava says he is considering a potential move overseas following his release from AmaZulu.

The 28-year-old centre-back was one of a host of players let go by the DStv Premiership club at the end of the 2021/22 season.

He said on KickOff: "I'm weighing up the option of heading overseas because I have that option available having engaged some people at some clubs.

"However, I have to be sure in terms of money about what I'm leaving South Africa for since this is now my home.

"I can't just say I'm going to Europe when the money is not worth it for me.

"The people that I have spoken to were just waiting for me to be free and since my contract is up on June 30 this will then become clearer.

"Maybe next week all will have become clear about where I'm going to play next."

11:41 - Man City sign goalkeeper Stefan Ortega from Arminia Bielefeld

Manchester City have signed Arminia Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old joins the Premier League champions as back-up to Ederson after his deal expired with the recently relegated Bundesliga side.

United States international Zack Steffen was number two last season but is reportedly set to join Middlesbrough on loan.

Ortega is City’s second summer signing following star striker Erling Haaland’s high-profile arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

10:35 - Tottenham announce Richarlison transfer

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Richarlison from Everton in a transfer worth a potential £60million.

The Toffees will receive an initial £50million with a further £10million payable in add-ons.

Richarlison has scored 48 goals in England's top division and is now a regular with his country, helping them achieve Copa America glory in 2019.

10:15 - Raphinha, Deco and Leeds waiting for Barcelona

Barcelona will have to hurry if they want to sign Brazilian Raphinha. 

According to Fabrizio Romano, Barca made an initial approach for the winger, but received a negative response: the figure was short of Leeds' asking price.

Chelsea have an agreement in place to buy the Brazilian for £60million and that remains the benchmark as the Catalan giants have still not reached that level.

This looks like it is belatedly heading towards some sort of conclusion, but it still isn’t entirely clear what that conclusion will be.

10:02 - Ousmane Dembele is a free agent

June 30th is finally over, and Ousmane Dembele’s contract with Barcelona has clocked up. The Frenchman has officially become a free agent, and is clubless.

Dembele has had an official renewal offer on the table from Barca since December, which he has not chosen to respond to. The terms in that offer amount to nearly €7.5 million in annual wages, plus €3.5 million in bonuses.

According to several reports, Barcelona rescinded that offer this week and instead tabled a ‘lower’ offer that summed to €6 million in wages plus €1.5 million in performance-related add-ons.

These terms are believed to be well below Dembele’s demands of a salary package of €20 million.

09:56 - Chelsea still confident of signing Raheem Sterling this summer

Chelsea remain confident of signing Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling this summer, according to reports. 

Thomas Tuchel is looking to bolster his attack in the summer transfer window and Sterling has been identified as a top target for the Blues. 

Despite no deal being struck yet, as reported by The Telegraph, there ‘remains optimism’ at Stamford Bridge that Sterling will make the switch to the capital. 

Chelsea are claimed to have held fresh talks with the Premier League champions ahead of an anticipated bid. 

09:32 - Kalvin Phillips to Man City at the finish line

Manchester City have all the paperwork ready to strike quick on the Kalvin Phillips deal.

The reported transfer fee for the English midfielder is in the region of £45m to £50m.

Medicals are already scheduled in order to announce the new signing soon. 

Brighton's Marc Cucurella remains the next top target.

08:24 - South African winger Mihlali Mayambela maintaining presence abroad

According to KickOff.com, Cypriot First Division side Aris Limassol have officially confirmed the acquisition of Mihlali Mayambela on a free transfer from Farense.

The 25-year-old has penned a two-year-deal with the club and has already begun training with his new teammates in a camp in Latvia.


08:15 - Man United still interested in free agent Christian Eriksen

Talks are progressing for Christian Eriksen to join Manchester United as a free agent, according to reports.

Erik ten Hag wanted him at Ajax last January, and is pushing to convince him to sign for the Red Devils.

Brentford want to keep Eriksen and Tottenham have distanced themselves from re-signing the 30-year-old midfielder.

A positive in the Bees' corner is that Eriksen loves London.

08:11 - Scamacca to PSG is a possibility

Sassuolo CEO Carnevali speaks to Sky Italia on the Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca: “We had no contact with PSG in the last 10 days for this Scamacca deal."

"Also, I can say that there are no talks with Serie A clubs”.

“We could have contacts with other clubs from abroad for Scamacca, there’s interest”.

The 23-year-old Sassuolo striker has also been linked with a move to Chelsea.

08:08 - Richarlison update

Richarlison has successfully completed his medical as new Tottenham player in Brazil under the watchful eye of a Spurs representative.

The 25-year-old Brazilian forward leaves Everton for a reported £50m + add-ons taking the deal up to £60m with the official announcement soon.

Spurs have also signed Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster this June.

Thursday 30 June 2022

15:47 - Barcelona receive cash injection

Barcelona have announced the sale of 10% of their La Liga television rights to investment firm Sixth Street, which could be worth up to $278 million to the club.

Sixth Street will invest an initial €207.5 million ($216 million) in the Catalans and receive 10% of their La Liga television rights for the next 25 years.

With the transaction, the club said, a total capital gain of €267 million ($278 million) will be generated for the current season.

The deal comes at an important time as Barca are currently in debts of around $1.5 billion and need money to make new signings ahead of the upcoming season, with top targets including Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Leeds United winger Raphinha.

14:50 - Arsenal's announcement of Gabriel Jesus is imminent

Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Man City for a fee believed to be around £45million and all that's left is an official announcement by the North London club.

The Brazil striker has been pictured with an Arsenal jersey on his back and, as expected, appears to have been handed the No.9 shirt.


14:40 - Man City schedule medical for Kalvin Phillips

Manchester City aim to close the signing of Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips by the weekend.

The England international saw City’s offer for him accepted by Leeds last week. However, Phillips’ summer break has delayed negotiations.

The Daily Mail says his medical tests are due to take place tomorrow and provided all goes according to plan his £45m move to the Etihad can be rubber-stamped.

City are set to make Phillips their second summer signing after Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. 

13:30 - Al Ahly find Pitso Mosimane replacement

Al Ahly have officially announced the appointment of Ricardo Soares as first-team head coach.

The Portuguese tactician has signed a contract for a period of two years, and will oversee the remaining matches of the current season. Soares is to succeed Pitso Mosimane, whose departure two weeks ago came as a shock to many.

The Red Devils' new coach makes his move after finishing fifth with Gil Vicente in the Portuguese Primeira last season and qualifying for the UEFA Europa Conference League.


12:40 - Vitinha is the first signing of the Campos'era at PSG

Vitinha's move to Paris Saint-Germain from Porto on a permanent deal is all but a signature away. 

The €40m transfer fee is coupled with a five-year contract.

The 22-year-old midfielder will be the first signing of the Luis Campos’ era at PSG.

12:34 - West Ham strike a speed bump in the pursuit of Danjuma

West Ham have been in talks with Villarreal on a reported £38.7m fee for Arnaut Danjuma.

The 25-year-old Nigerian winger's personal terms are the real issue in completing a deal.

West Ham want Danjuma, but only on their conditions.

12:22 - PSG want to replace Icardi with Sassuolo's Scamacca

Gianluca Scamacca could be a possible replacement for Mauro Icardi at Paris Saint-Germain.

Talks have opened between the Parisians and his agent Alessandro Lucci.

Sassuolo's asking price is €45m for the 23-year-old Italian national, and PSG have made the first bid to try to secure his signature: offered €30m + bonuses.

12:07 - Mamelodi Sundowns close to signing Moroccan defender

According to highly-respected journalist Mazola Molefe, Mamelodi Sundowns are in advanced talks to sign Moroccan defender Abdelmounaim Boutouil.

The Brazilians had identified the player when he was on loan at Belgian club Royale Union Saint Gilloise alongside Percy Tau in the 2018/19 season, but couldn't agree a deal with his parent club SCC Mohammedia for the transfer to go through at the time.

But Mazola claims that Sundowns are now very close to bringing Boutouil on board as talks with Mohammeedia are now at an advanced stage.

11:30 - Tottenham close in on Clement Lenglet

Apart from Richarlison, Tottenham are also closing in on a loan move for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet, with a deal expected to be completed in the coming days.

Spurs have been on the lookout for a left-sided centre-back all window and after seeing a move for Inter's Alessandro Bastoni fall through they turned their attention to Lenglet.

Spurs have beaten off competition from both Marseille and Roma to secure his signature, with Lenglet agreeing to the move after being informed that he has no future at Camp Nou.

11:17 - Clayton Daniels joins CT Spurs

Cape Town Spurs have confirmed the signing of Clayton Daniels on a free transfer.

Daniels moves back to the Western Cape to join his boyhood club Cape Town Spurs where then Ajax Cape Town promoted Daniels from the junior ranks to the first-team, before he made his move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 37-year-old centre-back joins CT Spurs on a free transfer after recently being released among a number of other names at Maritzburg United.

Daniels made 37 showings across two seasons, scoring one goal for The Team of Choice, while his first stint at "CT Spurs" saw the defender make 92 appearances.


11:11 - Barcelona back in the race to sign Raphinha?

Barcelona are reportedly trying to hijack Chelsea's move for Raphinha.

The Blues have struck a £60million agreement with Elland Road chiefs for the Brazilian, who has been given the green light to discuss personal terms with new owner Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel.

But Raphinha is understood to favour joining Barcelona after already agreeing personal terms with the Catalan giants and they hastily called in his representative Deco for face-to-face talks to discuss the prospect of hijacking Chelsea's move.

Barca remain hampered by financial difficulties off the field but still, they seem set on finding the cash to fund a move for Raphinha.

10:45 - Bayern reject third Barcelona offer for Lewandowski

Bayern Munich have turned down FC Barcelona's third bid for Robert Lewandowski, according to Bild.

Barcelona reportedly offered a guaranteed fee of €40 million plus €5 million in add-ons for the wantaway Polish striker.

However, it would take an offer of at least €50 million to make Bayern consider a sale.

10:33 - 'Williams move would be a mistake'

Former SuperSport United goalkeeper Brendan Wardle has warned Ronwen Williams against a potential move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Williams is reportedly a target for the DStv Premiership Champions despite the Brazilians possessing a more than healthy goalkeeper department.

The Matsatsantsa and Bafana captain would have to compete with a spot against Denis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene, Reyaad Pieterse, Ricardo Goss and Jody February if he was to make the switch.

Speaking to KickOff, Wardle said: "Are they guaranteeing Ronwen that he is going to be playing week in and week out? I think he is making a bad move.

"It is a bad move for him to be where he is not guaranteed of being number one when he is our Bafana Bafana first choice.

09:31 - Stoke sign winger McCarron from Leeds

Stoke have signed winger Liam McCarron from Leeds for an undisclosed fee.

McCarron was a regular in Leeds' matchday squad under former boss Marcelo Bielsa, but made just one senior appearance for the Premier League club.

Preston-born McCarron, who has represented Scotland at Under-19 level, joined Leeds from Carlisle in 2019 after making 20 first-team appearances for the Cumbrians.

He came off the bench to make his Leeds debut in a 4-1 Premier League defeat to Arsenal at Elland Road in December 2021.

09:29 - Wright signs a new two-year contract to stay with Sunderland

Bailey Wright has signed a new two-year deal at Sunderland which will keep him at the club until summer 2024

The 29-year-old has been on Wearside since January 2020 when he joined on loan from Bristol City before moving on a permanent basis six months later.

The defender has played 91 games for the Black Cats, scoring on four occasions and helped them earn promotion to the Sky Bet Championship after a play-off final win against Wycombe.

After the league campaign, Wright also helped Australia earn their spot in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. 

09:24 - Neymar to leave PSG?

Le Parisien report that Neymar’s departure from Paris Saint-Germain this summer now appears to be a given, with the Brazilian no longer comfortable at the club and the Ligue 1 Champions open to selling him at the right price.

Neymar’s priority is not to leave, although all options remain on the table – including a potential loan deal that would see a club take on all, or at least part of, his €35m wages.

Thiago Silva, who recently called on Neymar to join him at Chelsea, is in contact with his former teammate at PSG to try to convince him to move to London.

09:17 - Frenkie de Jong's move to Manchester United is getting closer

Nicolo Schira reports that Frenkie de Jong's transfer to Manchester United from Barcelona is at the final stage. 

United have offered €70m to the Spanish giants, and have already agreed personal terms with the Dutch midfielder for a five-year contract.

09:10 - Tottenham hopeful of completing transfer deal for Richarlison by Friday

Tottenham are hopeful of completing a deal to sign Everton's Richarlison in the next 24 hours.

Sky Sports reports that an agreement between the two clubs is close.

Richarlison would become Antonio Conte’s fourth signing of the summer.

Spurs have already signed Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster.

09:04 - Romelu Lukaku returns to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku has completed his loan move back to Inter Milan from Chelsea, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The Belgium striker will spend the 2022-23 campaign with Inter in Italy, the club he left to re-join Chelsea in a £97.5million deal last year.

The 29-year-old endured an underwhelming 2021-22 season at Stamford Bridge, although he still finished at the Blues' top scorer with 15 goals.

08:33 - Lille appoint Fonseca as new head coach

Lille has formalized the arrival of Paulo Fonseca as head coach.

The Portuguese technician (49), who worked for FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, and AS Roma,  has signed a two-year contract with the French Ligue 1 club.

He went on to make his first statement as head coach saying, “Becoming the new coach of LOSC is a source of pride and a great honor for me."

"I am aware that having been chosen to join this great French club, with its rich history and impressive track record, also gives me a great responsibility.

"I am therefore happy to begin this adventure with LOSC and eager to get to work with the staff and the players."


08:26 - Baccus moves abroad

Keanu Baccus, the sibling of former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Kearyn Baccus, has completed a move to Europe.

The 24-year-old defensive midfielder joins Scottish Premiership side St. Mirren where he has penned a two-year deal.

However, Keanu is South African born, he was raised in Australia and has represented the Socceroos at various age groups.

08:15 - De Ligt is Tuchel's priority centre-back target

Chelsea are planning to submit a new official bid in trying to sign Matthijs DeLigt from Juventus.

The centre-back is the main target of Tuchel to bolster his defence, while Man City's Nathan Ake is also on the list.

Should the soon-to-be 23-year-old Dutchman make the rumored move for around £70m-£80m, Juve are setting their sights on PSG's Presnel Kimpembe.

08:02 - Guendouzi to Olympique Marseille all but a signature away

To no surprise, a deal between Arsenal and Olympique Marseille for Matteo Guendouzi is done.

The deal has been in place since March, and the 23-year-old French midfielder will be announced as a Marseille player on a permanent deal.

Arsenal will receive around €10m fee for Guendouzi and will now also try to sell Lucas Torreira.

07:57 - Luka Jovic close to loan deal in Serie A

Fiorentina are in the final stages to sign Luka Jovic from Real Madrid.

The deal is in place for a loan worth an estimated €6m net and the salary will be shared between both clubs.

The 23-year-old Serbian striker is expected to arrive in Florence in the next week to undergo medical tests and sign the contract.

Wednesday 29 June 2022

16:31 - Lebogang Phiri moves to Paris

Paris FC have confirmed the one-year loan signing of Lebogang Phiri, which includes an option to buy.

The 27-year-old joins from Turkish Super Lig side Rizespor where he made 16 appearances.


16:09 - Gallants make triple signing

Marumo Gallants have unveiled three new signings for the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.

The club introduced the players at their media launch on Wednesday, where new head coach Romain Folz an Chairman Abram Sello were in attendance, along with former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United captain Lucas Radebe.

In a brief statement on social media, Gallants confirmed the capture of defender Makgobola Nkomo, defensive midfielder Koketso More and left wing-back Lesiba Nku.

Nkomo, (26) who can play at both right-back and centre-back, joins from Polokwane City while Nku (26) joins the club after parting ways with Rise and Shine at the end of last season.

14:47 - Renato Sanches in talks to finally get his big move

Paris Saint-Germain Director of Football Luis Campos and soon to be announced new coach Christophe Galtier considers Renato Sanches a priority for the Club. 

Talks with both Lille and Sanches are progressing - new contact already scheduled.

12:53 - Crystal Palace set to sign Cheick Doucoure

RC Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure is scheduled to undergo a medical with the Crystal Palace tomorrow.

An initial bid of a reported £14m was rejected, but the Eagles have upped their offer to meet Lens' valuation, which is thought to be around £18m.

The 22-year-old Malian is Patrick Vieira's top target this summer.

12:30 - Raphinha update

Chelsea are on the verge of signing Leeds United forward Raphina after latest reports claimed that an agreement is one step away. 

This according to SportItalia journalist Gianluigi Longari who reports that the Blues have offered the Brazilian star a five-year contract with a salary of around £115k-125k a week.

It seems to be a deal that is progressing rapidly. As it stands, Raphinha is on course to become the first signing of the Todd Boehly era at Stamford Bridge.

11:16 - Koeman: Frenkie told me he doesn't want to leave Barca

Former Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman says midfielder Frenkie de Jong told him that he wants to stay at Barca.

Manchester United are looking more and more likely to signing the Netherlands international and his compatriot Koeman reveals that he does not want to leave the Catalans.

"A couple of days ago he told me he wanted to continue. What I don't know is if Barca wants to sell him or needs money, because he is one of the few players for whom they can get a good amount," said Koemman.

Man United manager Erik Ten Hag - also a Dutch man - is very keen to collaborate with De Jong once again after the pair went to the semi-finals of the Champions League during De Jong's time at hometown club Ajax Amsterdam with Ten Hag in charge.

11:10 - Angel Di Maria agrees to join Juventus

Angel Di Maria, who is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, will be joining the Serie A heavyweights in Turin.

The Argentinian will arrive at the Allianz Stadium with an abundance of experience, having played for European heavyweights Real Madrid, Manchester United and PSG.

Di Maria has made 295 appearances for the Parisians, scoring 93 goals and contributing 113 assists. Last season, he managed 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals while creating nine assists.

10:59 - Sekhukhune confirm six new arrivals

Sekhukhune United have announced the signing of six new players for the upcoming DStv Premiership season.

Joining the ambitious club are Denwin Farmer, Abednego Mosiatlhaga, Linda Mntambo, Tshegofatso Mabasa, Elias Mokwana and Tshepo Mokhabi.

Sekhukhune had earlier in the month parted ways with head coach Owen da Gama and replaced him with former SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo.

They also announced the release of 14 players and the transfer of Yusuf Maart to Kaizer Chiefs.

10:31 - Bucs send four players out on loan

Orlando Pirates have confirmed the departure of four players on loan for the duration of the 2022/2023 DStv Premiership season.

Leaving the Buccaneers are striker Tshegofatso Mabasa, who will join Sekhukhune United, while midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu will play for Richards Bay.

Defender Bongani Sam will spend the season with Maritzburg United as DStv Diski Challenge top scorer Boitumelo Radiopane moves to Cape Town Spurs.

10:17 - Everton reject Bergwijn as part of Richarlison offer from Tottenham

Everton have rejected an offer from Tottenham including Steven Bergwijn for Brazilian forward Richarlison, according to reports.

Spurs head coach Antonio Conte has identified Richarlison as one of his top summer targets and the club are negotiating a deal with their Premier League rivals.

The Brazilian played a pivotal role in helping the Merseyside outfit stay afloat in the Premier League last season, scoring 10 goals and creating another five in 30 appearances.

10:09 - Stellenbosch release three players

Stellenbosch have released three players as they streamline their squad ahead of the upcoming DStv Premiership season.

Leaving the Cape-based side are Granwald Scott, Nathan Sinkala and Sibusiso Mthethwa.

Stellies enjoyed a fantastic 2021/22 league campaign as they ended in fourth place behind Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town City and Royal AM.

09:26 - Travers signs new five-year contract with Bournemouth

Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers has signed a five-year deal to stay with the Cherries until the summer of 2027.

The 23-year-old Republic of Ireland international established himself as Bournemouth's number one last term as Scott Parker's side won promotion to the Premier League.

Travers started 45 of Bournemouth's 46 league games last season and kept 20 clean sheets to win the Sky Bet Championship's Golden Glove award.

09:24 - Hull sign Figueiredo following release by Forest

Hull have signed Portuguese defender Tobias Figueiredo following his release by Nottingham Forest.

The 28-year-old centre-half, who made 28 Sky Bet Championship appearances last season as Forest won promotion to the Premier League, has agreed a two-year contract.

Tigers head coach Shota Arveladze told his club's official website: "We've been looking for a good and strong centre-back and we're more than happy to have brought Tobias in.

"He knows our league and how to play in the Championship. He's a solid and smart defender, who is good in position."

09:22 - McNally eager to get started after joining Burnley

Luke McNally admitted he "can't wait to start" after joining Burnley on a four-year contract.

The 22-year-old defender arrives at Turf Moor for an undisclosed fee from Oxford, where he spent 18 months with the Sky Bet League One side.

McNally told the club website: "It's unreal to be here, I'm absolutely buzzing and so glad to have got the move done.

"It's all happened so quick really, I just can't wait to start now and I'm really excited."

09:19 - Newcastle agree deal to sign Dutch defender Sven Botman from Lille

Newcastle have confirmed a deal in principle has been agreed to sign Dutch defender Sven Botman from Lille for an undisclosed fee.

Centre-back Botman, 22, has completed his medical on Tyneside and is set to join on a five-year contract in a reported £35million transfer deal.

Newcastle said the club had held off competition "from a host of European sides to secure the highly-rated centre-back", with the formalities of the transfer set to be concluded this week.

09:17 - Man United closing on double Dutch swoop as Erik ten Hag rebuild begins

Man United have made headway in negotiations with Barcelona over key target Frenkie de Jong and are attempting to sign Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.

Ten Hag coached De Jong at Ajax and reports suggest United have made positive progress in talks with Barcelona.

Malacia is represented by the same agency as his fellow Dutchman and may also be heading to Old Trafford.

Interest and admiration of the 22-year-old turned into a bid worth a reported 15million euros bid, plus 2m euros in add-ons.

09:14 - Takumi Minamino leaves Liverpool to sign for Ligue 1 side Monaco in £15.4m deal

Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino has completed his £15.4million move to Monaco after signing a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 club.

The Japan international will cost the French side an initial £12.9m with a further £2.5m in add-ons.

Minamino joined Liverpool for a cut-price £7.25m in January 2020 after featuring against them for Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League but was always a fringe player and made just five starts in 30 Premier League appearances.

09:00 - Chelsea set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Raphinha

Chelsea have emerged as the new favourites to sign Leeds winger Raphinha after offering a deal worth up to £65m including add-ons for the Brazil international.

The two teams have reached a full agreement, and the deal is pending personal terms between the player and Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano. 

Raphinha has enjoyed two fine seasons at Elland Road, scoring 17 goals in 65 Premier League appearances.


08:52 - Alex Witsel to Atletico Madrid is awaiting official confirmation

Axel Witsel is reportedly confirmed as an Atletico Madrid player - the club will make an announcement soon.

The Belgian national will join Atleti as a free agent from Borussia Dortmund.

Contract until 2023 with option for 2024.

08:45 - Lebogang Phiri in talks to move to Paris

Lebogang Phiri could soon be playing his football in Paris after being linked with a return to French football.

The 27-year-old, who previously played for Guingamp, is close to joining Ligue 2 side Paris FC who are said to be leading the race to secure his signature.

08:40 - Barca make another move for Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski has received communication from Barcelona of their new proposal to Bayern: €40m guaranteed plus add-ons.

Lewandowski has also been linked to Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain.

08:38 - Lukaku lands in Milan

Romelu Lukaku has arrived in Milan this morning to complete his loan move to Inter Milan.

Inter will cover Lukaku's full salary - €8m guaranteed fee plus add-ons to Chelsea.

The deal is completed with Chelsea for a loan until June 2023.

Tuesday 28 June 2022

15:35 - Man Utd talks to sign De Jong from Barca going well

Manchester United have made headway in negotiations with Barcelona over key summer target Frenkie de Jong.

Erik ten Hag coached the 25-year-old at Ajax and feels the midfielder would be an important part of the rebuild he is undertaking at Old Trafford.

United are understood to have made positive progress in talks with Barcelona and a deal of around 65million euros (£56million) plus add-ons has been lined up.

There remains issues to iron out but the first signing of the Ten Hag era appears to be edging closer.

15:16 - Xavi unhappy by lack of Barca signings

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez is reportedly getting concerned about the lack of transfer activities at the club head of the start of pre-season games.

The Catalans have targeted signing Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Angel Di Maria, Bernardo Silva, Jules Kounde, Marcos Alonso, and Cesar Azpilicueta, but due to them not offloading any players yet it makes things all the more difficult to get new players and overly inflate their squad which becomes expensive.

It remains to be seen what happens in the next few days and if Barcelona buy and offload any players during the June transfer window.

14:24 - Millwall bring in Honeyman and Afobe

Millwall have signed George Honeyman and Benik Afobe for undisclosed fees from Sky Bet Championship rivals Hull and Stoke respectively.

The Lions announced the deals in quick succession, with Honeyman agreeing a "long-term contract" and Afobe joining on a one-year deal after spending last season on loan at The Den.

Honeyman joined Hull from Sunderland in 2019 and scored five goals in 36 league appearances for the Tigers last term.

14:22 - Striker Josh King leaves Watford

Norway striker Josh King has left Watford halfway through a two-year deal.

King, 30, joined the Hornets as a free agent last summer following a short spell at Everton.

The former Blackburn and Bournemouth striker scored five goals in 33 appearances as Watford were relegated from the Premier League.

Watford have also announced that former Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has left after spending 17 months at Vicarage Road.

14:05 - Gabriel Jesus update

Gabriel Jesus has reportedly completed his medical as he gets set to complete his a £45million move to Arsenal from Manchester City.

The 25-year-old was seen getting out of a car and hugging the club's technical director and Brazilian compatriot Edu, as he arrived in north London on Tuesday morning.

Jesus is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Arsenal, as he looks to get regular starting time after failing to hold down a starting spot under Pep Guardiola.

12:47 - Man United close in on deal for De Jong

Frenkie de Jong is reportedly close to becoming Erik ten Hag's first signing as Manchester United manager.

According to Sky Sports, United are closing in on an agreement with Barcelona for De Jong, with growing confidence from the Premier League club that a deal will be reached for the Netherlands international.

Ten Hag worked with De Jong at Ajax from 2017-19, where the pair won the domestic double and reached a Champions League semi final in 2019.

He could be joined by a host of other Ajax stars, with Ten Hag also seeking reunions with Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Nicolas Tagliafico at Old Trafford.


10:42 - Fernandinho completes his return to former club Athletico Paranaense

Fernandinho has completed his return to former club Athletico Paranaense after leaving Manchester City at the end of the season.

The 37-year-old Brazilian midfielder spent nine years at the Etihad Stadium after joining from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk for £30million in June 2013.

Fernandinho made over 380 appearances and won a dozen major honours, including five Premier League titles, during his time at City.

He had expressed a desire to return to Brazil before his City departure and on Monday was unveiled as an Athletico Paranaense player, rejoining the Curitiba-based club where he began his career.

10:35 - Ousmane Dembele to decide between Chelsea and Barcelona contract offers

According to L'Equipe and carried by Get French Football News, Barcelona’s soon-to-be out-of-contract French international winger Ousmane Dembele is deciding between two proposals. One from his current club, the other from Chelsea.

With a place in France’s World Cup squad this November in the player’s sights, he is keen for a full and uninterrupted pre-season, meaning he will make his decision as soon as possible.

09:44 - Gabriel Jesus will have his Arsenal medical this morning

Arsenal close in on the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, and Fabrizio Romano has just shared a fresh update.

“Arsenal update. Been told Gabriel Jesus will undergo medical tests today morning – he’s already in London, ready to complete his move to Arsenal with official statement to follow. Contracts already completed. Gabriel signs until June 2027. Man City to receive £45m fee.,” Romano tweeted this morning.

09:39 - Gareth Bale relishing MLS move: 'The right place and the right time'

Gareth Bale says he is "extremely excited" by his move to the United States after Los Angeles FC (LAFC) confirmed his signing on a 12-month contract with options through to 2024.

Bale, whose contract at Real Madrid expires in the next few days, announced his move to the Major League Soccer side in a video posted on social media on Saturday.

The Wales captain had been strongly linked with a move to hometown club Cardiff ahead of the World Cup in November. But Bale chose to head to California instead and said: "I am extremely excited for this move to LAFC.

"This is the right place for me and my family and the right time in my career and I cannot wait to get started working with the team and getting ready to win more trophies in Los Angeles."

08:28 - Chelsea edge closer towards deal for Man City forward Raheem Sterling

Chelsea are edging closer towards a deal to take Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge, according to reports from England.

The Blues are thought to be hopeful of quickly striking a fee with Manchester City, with Sterling understood to be keen on the west London switch.

England forward Sterling would represent the kind of marquee signing that new Chelsea chief Todd Boehly promised when the US magnate completed his Blues takeover alongside main consortium partners Clearlake Capital.

08:25 - West Ham sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on permanent deal from PSG

West Ham have completed the permanent signing of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris St Germain.

The Hammers have recruited the 29-year-old on a five-year deal, after his successful loan stint in east London last season.

The Hammers are expected to chase a deal to bring Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium on a free transfer too, while Chelsea's Armando Broja is understood to be another target.

Monday 27 June 2022

16:03 - Ousmane Dembele has new offer from Barcelona

Barcelona have reportedly made Ousmane Dembele a new offer after meeting with the forward’s agent on Monday at the club.

Moussa Sissoko was spotted at Barcelona earlier in the day and was presumably at the club to talk about Dembele given the Frenchman’s contract expires in a matter of days.

It’s now being reported that Dembele has a “new offer” from Barcelona that is “lower” than the club’s previous proposal made back in December. However, the Catalans are “confident” he will accept the renewal because his priority is to stay, according to RAC1.

14:54 - Romelu Lukaku set for Inter medical

Romelu Lukaku is expected to complete his move back to Inter Milan on Wednesday after completing a medical. 

The Belgium international endured a nightmare return to Stamford Bridge following his £97.5 million arrival from Inter Milan last summer. 

Wednesday will be the day that Lukaku visits Inter to complete his medical, sign his contract and later be revealed as an Inter player.

14:13 - AmaTuks youngster linked to Serie A move

University of Pretoria defender Keegan Allan has been linked to play in the Italian Serie A.

The 21-year-old had an outstanding season at AmaTuks having joined in July 2021 from Mamelodi Sundowns reserve team. He helped his side finish runners up in the GladAfrica Championship this season.

According to KickOff.com, Allan is reportedly wanted by Serie A sides Spezia Calcio and Hellas Verona during the current transfer window.

13:45 - Man United want to sign Antony from Ajax

Manchester United are really interested in signing Brazilian winger Antony from Ajax this summer, according to reports.

Antony was a key player in the Ajax side that won the Dutch title last season under Erik Ten Hag and is said to be open to a reunion with the 52-year-old manager at United.

The Red Devils could certainly do with more quality on the wings, especially with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho struggling in recent times.

Meanwhile, United are making progress on a deal to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, with reports suggesting that a breakthrough has been made in the negotiations between the two clubs.

13:19 - Arsenal confirm signing of US keeper Turner

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of United States international goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution.

The 28-year-old was widely expected to complete the move after the Major League Soccer side announced an agreement with the Gunners as early as February.

Now the deal has been confirmed by Arsenal, with Turner becoming their third summer signing following moves for young Brazilian forward Marquinhos and Portugal Under-21 international Fabio Vieira.

13:16 - Richarlison wants to quit Everton for Chelsea or Tottenham

Chelsea are on the hunt for a Romelu Lukaku replacement and Everton ace Richarlison is reportedly on their list of targets.

Richarlison is said to have made it clear to Toffees boss and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard that he wants out with two years left on his contract.

He would be interested in a move to Chelsea and Tottenham this summer as it would provide him the opportunity to play Champions League football.

13:07 - Chelsea interested in Man City defender Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake has emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea as the club consider defensive options this summer.

Thomas Tuchel is in search of defensive reinforcements following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer, with the west Londoners considering a host of centre-back targets.

It has been reported that Man City would be open to selling Ake this summer for the right price which they have set at £50 million.

Ake is not the only City player that Chelsea are interested in as they have also been linked with Raheem Sterling.

11:47 - Everton eye Dennis as Richarlison replacement

Everton are reportedly eyeing a summer move for Watford's Nigerian international forward Emmanuel Dennis to replace Brazilian international Richarlison.

According to Daily Mail, The Toffees are keen to bring in the 24-year-old Dennis for around £20 million to replace star attacker Richarlison, who looks set to leave to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Dennis has made a name for himself at Vicarage Road after joining in 2021 from Club Brugge and has been the one standout player in the squad after a dismal season, scoring ten goals and provided six assists, leading both categories for Watford in the 2021/22 campaign.

10:57 - Mahrez wants long-term future at Man City

Algerian international forward Riyad Mahrez is reportedly prepared to commit his long-term future to Manchester City this summer.

According to a report from The Sun, with one-year left on his current contract the 31-year-old Mahrez's future will come up for discussion with City and a contract extension looks to be on the cards.

The 31-year-old is reported wanting a three-year-deal at the Etihad, with the possibility of an additional year later on.

According to The Sun, the Citizens are keen to secure the winger’s long-term future in order to prevent losing him on a free transfer next summer.

10:27 - Crystal Palace sign teenage Derby winger Ebiowei

Crystal Palace have announced teenage winger Malcolm Ebiowei is to join them on a five-year deal from July 1 when his contract with Derby runs out.

The 18-year-old was handed his Rams debut in February and ended up making 16 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship last term, with his first goal coming in April.

Prior to joining Derby – who went into administration at the start of last season and ended it relegated – in 2021, Ebiowei had youth spells with Arsenal and Rangers.

09:40 - Manchester United close in on Frenkie de Jong

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on an agreement with Barcelona for top transfer target Frenkie de Jong.

According to Goal.com, a breakthrough has been made in the negotiations between the two clubs, with a compromise reached.

Despite only being rated at £54m, Barcelona initially wanted a fee close to £86m, but could now be willing to accept a deal worth £69m.

09:29 - Arsenal agree fee with Man City for Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement with Manchester City for the signing of Gabriel Jesus in a £45million deal.

Jesus, who previously worked with Mikel Arteta when the latter was an assistant coach at City, will reportedly sign a five-year contract with Arsenal.

Jesus has long been identified as a key target for Arteta, who will hope that the Brazil international will provide his team with an extra edge in attack.

The Gunners are also hoping to wrap up a deal to sign his countryman Raphinha from Leeds United.


08:51 - Chelsea offer Timo Werner as part of Matthijs de Ligt deal

Chelsea have been encouraged by Juventus towards a move for long-term defensive target Matthijs De Ligt, and Germany forward Werner could be offered in a part exchange deal.

Werner has failed to hit his Bundesliga heights at Chelsea but still remains a squad and fan favourite due to his hard-working attitude and upbeat demeanour.

Chelsea are thought to be willing to let the 26-year-old depart this summer however, provided a deal can be struck to suit all parties.

Juventus would demand up to 100million euros in a straight cash sale for De Ligt, but Chelsea would not entertain such a high fee.


08:00 - Kompany makes Twine his first signing as Burnley boss

Vincent Kompany has completed his first signing as Burnley boss with the arrival of midfielder Scott Twine from MK Dons.

Twine, 22, has put pen to paper on a four-year contract after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Burnley said on their official website: "Burnley Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of Scott Twine on a four-year contract from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee."

07:57 - Gareth Bale agrees to join Los Angeles FC following Real Madrid exit

Wales forward Gareth Bale has agreed to join Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC on an initial one-year deal when his contract with Real Madrid expires.

The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for a new club ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup in Qatar, which starts in November.

Bale, 32, had been linked with a move to hometown club Cardiff following the end of a nine-year stay at Real Madrid, but he now appears set to continue his career with a move to the United States.

07:54 - Kodisang in talks with Amakhosi

Kobamelo Kodisang is in talks with Kaizer Chiefs over a proposed move, says his representative Mike Makaab.

The 22-year-old Braga B striker is reportedly keen to return to the DStv Premiership as he seeks regular first-team football, having joined the Portuguese side from Bidvest Wits in 2019.

He has a been a reserve team player for Braga over the past three seasons, and made his first-team debut at the end of the recently completed season.

07:51 - Barcelona to meet Foyth's agent over move

Barcelona are reportedly about to make a move for Villarreal defender Juan Foyth in the ongoing summer transfer window.

According to journalist Luca Bendoni, the Catalans are set to meet with Foyth's agents to discuss a potential summer move to Barcelona.

Despite Barcelona being expected to bring in free-agent Andreas Christensen from Chelsea, Barca coach Xavi Hernandez wants to reinforced the right-back position by bringing in Foyth.

07:50 - Notts Forest sign striker Awoniyi for club-record fee

Nottingham Forest have stepped up their preparations for a first Premier League season since 1999 with the signing of Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi.

The 24-year-old moves to the City Ground from Bundesliga side Union Berlin on a five-year deal for a club-record fee reported to be around £17million.

Awoniyi, who scored 20 goals in 43 games in all competitions in his last season in Germany, becomes Forest's first senior signing since gaining promotion back to the Premier League.

07:49 - Ntiya-Ntiya linked with KZN move

Recently released Kaizer Chiefs left-back Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya is reportedly close to a move to a KwaZulu-Natal based side, according to his representative.

In January 2018, Ntiya-Ntiya (26) was promoted from Chiefs' development side to the first team squad where he remained until being released by the club last week along with Ramahlwe Mphahelele.

The player's representative Jazzman Mahlakgane confirms to Soccer Laduma that talks are being held with another top-flight club for the defenders services.

07:48 - Sekhukhune make offer for Makume

Sekhukhune United have reportedly submitted a transfer bid to sign Baroka FC defender Bonginkosi Makume.

The 26-year-old Makume has recently been linked to a number of clubs, including - AmaZulu FC, Richards Bay FC and Orlando Pirates - but now according to KickOff.com Sekhukhune have submitted a bid for the defender.

According to KickOff.com source at Sekhukhune, the club are hoping to conclude the deal soon.

07:47 - Brighton sign Adingra from FC Nordsjaelland

Brighton have signed Ivorian striker Simon Adingra on a four-year contract.

The 20-year-old arrives from Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjaelland, for whom he has played since January 2020.

Adingra, a product of Ghana's Right To Dream Academy, scored 10 goals in 33 appearances last season.

07:45 - Manchester City agree fee for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips

Manchester City have agreed a potential £45million deal with Leeds to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

The Premier League champions have had a bid of £42m, with a possible extra £3m in add-ons, accepted by the Elland Road outfit.

A separate agreement has also been reached for City Academy midfielder Darko Gyabi to move in the opposite direction.

The deals are now subject to personal terms being agreed.

Friday 24 June 2022

16:09 - Suarez turns down Barcelona move

Barcelona reportedly approached former striker Luis Suarez over a possible return but he turned them down.

According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Barcelona approached the 35-year-old Suarez after it was confirmed he would be leaving Atletico Madrid, but the Uruguayan was not interested in a Camp Nou return.

The Blaugrana are reportedly also looking at possibly signing Suarez's Uruguayan compatriot, Edinson Cavani, who played at Manchester United last season.

15:15 - Thomas Tuchel promised six new signings and £200m to spend

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is set to receive £200m to spend in the transfer market this summer, with new owner Todd Boehly reportedly promising six new signings. 

Among the main targets are Matthijs de Ligt, Jules Kounde and Raheem Sterling, with Jonathan Clauss, Ousmane Dembele, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus also mooted. 

The club want to have the best players available in order to add depth in all areas of the pitch, with doubts over the futures of Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso among others.

According to the Telegraph, Boehly has set Tuchel the minimum expectation of a top-four finish in 2022/23 as Chelsea look to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.


13:58 - Dewsbury-Hall commits to Leicester with new five-year deal

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has signed a new five-year deal at boyhood club Leicester.

The academy graduate enjoyed a breakthrough 2021-22 campaign where he claimed the club's Players' Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards.

Having made 44 appearances in all competitions, Dewsbury-Hall has now put pen to paper on a contract with the Foxes until the summer of 2027.

13:57 - Pirates make more changes

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper coach Sjoerd Woudenberg has confirmed that he and Bucs have parted ways.

In 2021, Woudenberg joined Pirates after the departure of USA-bound Finnish goalkeeper coach Jyri Nieminen.

According to KickOff.com, Pirates goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands could take over the coaching role left by Woudenberg.

12:39 - Nottingham Forest agree deal for Dean Henderson

Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan for the season.

Henderson is an established goalkeeper and he arrives at Forest with 49 appearances in the Premier League already under his belt.

12:34 - Sevilla set asking price for Chelsea target Jules Kounde

Chelsea may be able to pay just £56million for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, according to reports, with the club willing to accept less than his release clause.

His contract states that the clause can be triggered for £69million, although they are said to be open to lower offers to wrap up one of the summer's longest transfer sagas.

Chelsea are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger out the door. 

12:04 - Orlando Pirates have shown interest in Victor Letsoalo

Orlando Pirates are in pole position to sign Kaizer Chiefs target Victor Letsoalo.

Chiefs were touted as the likely destination for Letsoalo after the AmaKhosi opened talks with Royal AM, but the clubs couldn't reach an agreement over a transfer fee.

11:59 - DONE DEAL: ABC Motsepe player Lesego Sebetlela joins Sekhukhune

ABC Motsepe League Player of the Tournament Lesego Sebetlela has signed a four-year contract with Sekhukhune United

A week after being crowned the player of the tournament during the play-offs hosted in Potchefstroom, Sebetlela will officially leave MM Platinum and form part of coach Kaitano Tembo’s new-look side.

The 23-year-old defender walked away with a cool R100 000 prize money for his performances in the ABC Motsepe League. - SABC Sport

11:05 - Romelu Lukaku update

Romelu Lukaku will undergo a medical in Milan next week ahead of completing his loan move to Inter from Chelsea.

A year after Chelsea signed him for a club-record fee of £97.5m, the club have agreed to loan him back to Inter this summer.
 
The two clubs have reached an agreement over a loan deal that will see the forward return to the San Siro in the coming days.

11:02 - Matthijs de Ligt asks to leave Juventus

Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt has reportedly handed in a transfer request and wants to play in the Premier League.

The Dutch defender, who joined Juve in 2019 in a deal worth around £67million, has told the Italian giants that he wishes to be sold - putting the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert.

With two years left on his Juve contract, the club is not under great pressure to sell, but could prefer to do so rather than keep an unhappy player and wait another year when buying clubs will have the upper hand in negotiations.


08:46 - Veteran duo leave Bucs

Orlando Pirates have announced the departures of both Linda Mntambo and Ntsikelelo Nyauza.

While Mntambo has found a new home with Sekhukhune United, Nyauza is yet to be picked up by another DStv Premiership team.

The 33-year-old Mntambo joined Bucs from Chippa United in 2018 and went on to play over 70 times for the club while Nyauza, 32, signed from Roses United in 2014. He competed in just under 200 games for the club.

07:36 - Marseille interested in Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares

Olympique Marseille are reportedly interested in signing Nuno Tavares on loan from Arsenal. 

The North London based club will consider sanctioning the 22-year-old left-back’s temporary exit if they manage to recruit in defence.

Lisandro Martinez of Ajax is the Gunners' priority target.

07:33 - Ten Hag pushes for Ajax's Antony

Manchester United are really interested and have already had contacts to explore a potential deal for Ajax's Antony.

Not only has the club showed interest, but United boss and former coach of the Brazilian winger, Erik ten Hag is also pushing.

The players representatives are now asking Ajax to listen to bids for Antony this summer, even if the price tag will be high.

07:28 - Themba Zwane committed to the Yellow Nation

Themba Zwane is reportedly on the verge of signing a new deal with Mamelodi Sundowns.

The length of contract has yet to be confirmed.

07:24 - DStv Premiership clubs in for Luvuyo Memela

Following the shock departure of Luvuyo Memela from AmaZulu, the 34-year-old has attracted interest from other DStv Premiership clubs.

Marumo Gallants, Maritzburg United, TS Galaxy and Sekhukhune United are reportedly interested in the former Orlando Pirates midfielder.

07:20 - Orlando Pirates looking for a head coach

Orlando Pirates are looking for a head coach and fans should not be surprised if a decision is around the corner.

The frontrunner has always been Benni McCarthy, while Gavin Hunt, Steve Komphela, and Pitso Mosimane are other targets being discussed.

07:17 - Barcelona make another bid for Lewandowski

Barcelona have made a €40m (£34.4m) offer for Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.

However, Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic tells Sky Germany: “Lewandowski situation to be fixed? It’s possible, I’m convinced. He's a professional, that’s why it’s fixable.

“Robert’s under contract until 2023. I wait for him on July 12, of course he’s welcome.”

07:11 - Pog'back to Juventus

Paul Pogba's move to Juventus deal is reportedly done.

Official announcement of the World Cup winner is imminent.

A full agreement is now completed on a free transfer, with the deal to be signed at the beginning of July.

Pogba will be in Italy in two weeks after Juve sold him back to Man United for €100m six years ago - now he’s back for free.

07:01 - Newcastle make Nick Pope their second signing

Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of England international goalkeeper Nick Pope.

The 30-year-old shot-stopper joins the club from Burnley for an undisclosed fee, after Matt Target joined Newcastle on a permanent move for £15m, which includes a £3m loan fee for last season.

Pope said, "Now I'm here, I can't wait to get started. The deal has taken a couple of weeks to come to fruition but it got over the line really quickly, and I'm delighted to be here and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it."


Thursday 23 June 2022

16:41 - Luka Jovic close to loan deal with Fiorentina

Luka Jovic is getting closer to Fiorentina from Real Madrid on loan.

Agreed personal terms between two clubs for the salary (Real will pay 50%).

Viola are confident to finalize the deal thanks to the work of the agent Fali Ramadani.

16:37 - DONE DEAL: Linda Mntambo joins Sekhukhune FC

Orlando Pirates Football Club confirmed that midfielder Linda Mntambo has moved to Sekhukhune United after agreeing terms with the Club.

Mntambo, who joined the Pirates in 2018 having had spells at Jomo Cosmos and Chippa United, went on to register 71 appearances for the Buccaneers in all competitions, scoring 8 times and recording 6 assists.

16:29 - DONE DEAL: Florian Wirtz extends contract with Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen top talent Florian Wirtz has just signed a new contract until June 2027, done and completed today.

Wirtz is on top clubs list for next summer as he’s now recovering from long injury.

15:53 - Moleiro wanted by clubs including Barcelona

Barcelona and Manchester City are reportedly both in a race to sign Las Palmas prodigy Alberto Moleiro this summer.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the 18-year-old attacking midfielder is wanted by a number of clubs other than Barcelona and City, namely, Real Betis, Villarreal and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Last season, Moleiro made his first-team breakthrough for Las Palmas, having begun life in their youth academy and made a big impression from the start. He made 35 appearances, scoring three goals and an assist in La Liga.

14:43 - Adrien Rabiot wants Premier League move

Adrien Rabiot wants to join Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

That’s according to The Telegraph. They claim that the Juventus midfielder has his heart set on playing in the Premier League and Champions League next season.

Rabiot has reportedly communicated his desire to Juventus, who have ‘agreed’ to his request. The 27-year-old is said to be keen to get his future sorted before Juve return for pre-season training on July 11th. 

14:38 - Mokwena: Watenga part of Downs first team plans

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena says goalkeeper Ismail Watenga would be part of the club's future first-team plans.

The 27-year-old has returned to Sundowns following a 19-month-loan-spell at Chippa United.

First-choice keeper at Downs is 37-year-old Denis Onyango but with him getting older the younger Watenga looks to be a future first-choice option.

14:07 - Gavi edging towards new Barca deal

Barcelona midfielder Gavi is reportedly very close to signing a new long-term deal at the club.

Gavi's contract will expire next June, and there has been a lot of speculation surrounding his future over recent months, with a lot of interest being shown by Premier League sides.

The 17-year-old's representatives and Barcelona have been locked in meetings hoping to tie down a long-term deal and according to journalist Helana Condis Edo, the players agent Ivan de la Pena and the club are getting closer to agreeing a contract.

12:18 - Dybala gets contract offer by Sevilla

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who will be a free agent in less than 10 days, has been reportedly linked with numerous clubs including La Liga outfit Sevilla.

At one stage, Inter Milan looked to be leading the chase to sign the 28-yer-old but they now seem to have slowed down their pursuit of the striker.

According to Calciomercato, Dybala has just received a contract offer from Sevilla.

The La Liga outfit have offered the Argentine international €3m to come play his football in Sevilla.

12:17 - Bonani signs on at Chippa

Chippa United have handed 17-year-old midfielder Asanele Bonani a contract with the DStv Premiership club.

Bonani excelled for the Chilli Boys' MultiChoice Diski team as they ended the recently completed campaign in fourth place.

The Grade 11 learner from Masiphathisane Senior Secondary school has now linked up with the Chippa first team for pre-season training.

12:13 - Newcastle might have to cash in on Saint-Maximin this summer

Clubs such as Tottenham and Chelsea have been alerted that Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin could be made available this summer.

The winger has reportedly grown frustrated with the wage structure in place at St. James’ Park.

Despite Newcastle’s new-found riches, the Magpies are claimed to have explored the prospect of selling Saint-Maximin this summer in order to raise further funds for transfers.

11:20 - Christopher Nkunku extends Leipzig contract

Chelsea target Christopher Nkunku has signed a contract extension at RB Leipzig until 2026.

A buy out clause of €60m has been placed in the two-year-extension.

The Frenchman was named 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Season.


10:57 - Christian Eriksen rejects Man United

Christian Eriksen has rejected a move to Manchester United, according to the Guardian.

Links to Tottenham Hotspur remain, and Brentford are still confident in keeping the Danish midfielder.

09:30 - Juventus are hopeful of agreeing the final details of Paul Pogba

Club representatives will meet Paul Pogba's agent Rafaela Pimenta today.

Pogba endured a challenging six years at Manchester United following his move back to the club from Juventus.

The 29-year-old Frenchman took aim at the club in his five-part documentary 'The Pogmentary', accusing United of not caring about him as well as criticizing them for their £300,000-per-week contract offer.

08:52 - Fredericks reunited with Parker at Bournemouth after West Ham exit

Bournemouth have signed defender Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer.

Fredericks, whose contract at West Ham was not renewed at the end of last season, has agreed a two-year deal and is Bournemouth's first summer signing following their promotion to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old is reunited with Cherries boss Scott Parker after the pair played alongside each other for two seasons at Fulham.

08:50 - Newcastle hope to tie up move for Pope before the weekend

Newcastle hope to tie up their move for England keeper Nick Pope before the weekend as he prepares to undergo a medical on Tyneside.

The 30-year-old is understood to be due in the north east on Thursday with the Magpies and Burnley having reached agreement on a deal.

Newcastle were remaining tight-lipped on the move on Wednesday, but sources have indicated they are closing in on their man, who would provide stiff competition for incumbent Martin Dubravka.

08:18 - DONE DEAL: AmaZulu have signed midfielder Rally Bwalya

The Zambian international signs from Tanzanian giants, Simba Sports Club. The 27-year-old netted twice in the CAF Champions league last season.

"Joining AmaZulu is a good achievement for me."


08:18 - Chelsea prefer Raheem Sterling over Ousmane Dembele

Chelsea are more keen on Raheem Sterling than Ousmane Dembele, according to reports from Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports.

He claims the club are more focused on the Man City winger – who has one year of contract left – than on Dembele, who is without a club, albeit with a deal on the table to stay at Barcelona.

With Thomas Tuchel’s side making Sterling a priority, it leaves Dembele with Barcelona as the only option unless Chelsea make swift a U-turn on their transfer plans.

07:55 - Manchester United enter the race for Stefan de Vrij alongside Chelsea

Stefan de Vrij has reportedly rejected Newcastle, but Manchester United now pose a threat to Chelsea in the race for the Inter Milan centre-back. 

The 30-year-old Dutch defender's contract runs up at Inter Milan in the summer of 2023.

However, Inter are reportedly ready to offer De Vrij in the deal to sign Gabriel Magalhaes, although Arsenal are expected to be uninterested in such a move.

07:45 - Olympique Marseille target Justin Kluivert and Bryan Gil

Olympique Marseille have had direct conversations with AS Roma for Justin Kluivert as a potential target. 

He's on the list alongside Bryan Gil, currently on loan at La Liga side Valencia from Tottenham Hotspur.

Gil remains a potential deal for Marseille, but is still considered difficult to complete.

07:30 - Cardiff City make enquiry for for Gareth Bale

Cardiff City have opened talks to try to sign Gareth Bale as a free agent. 

The Welsh winger left Real Madrid in the summer after nine years. Bale won the Champions League five times and La Liga three times. He joined Real from Tottenham for a then-record £85m in 2013.

There was a positive meeting in the past days and the Blue Birds are now confident to convince the winger.


Wednesday 22 June 2022

16:15 - Arsenal expected to make improved second bid for Raphinha

Arsenal are set to return with an improved bid for Raphinha after Leeds United rejected their opening bid, according to reports.

The Brazil international has made a huge impact at Leeds over the past two years, netting 17 Premier League goals in 65 appearances. 

Leeds have accepted that Raphinha is unlikely to pen a new contract at the club and are prepared to cash in this summer.

In the last week or so, Arsenal have emerged as a strong contender, with Mikel Arteta seeking the Brazilian to improve his attacking options.

15:30 - Arsenal closing in on Gabriel Jesus transfer from Man City

Arsenal made Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus their priority transfer target at the beginning of the summer and they are now edging closer to his signature.

Jesus has one year left on his contract and is keen to leave after Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez were signed by City for the upcoming season. City are pushing for £50million for his services.

According to Fabrizio Romano, negotiations between the two clubs are now ‘very advanced’ with Arsenal ahead of Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for Jesus.

14:30 - Mkhitaryan on the brink of joining Inter Milan from Roma

While a sensational return for Romelu Lukaku looks to be on the cards for Inter, the Nerazzurri are also on the verge of signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a free transfer after he rejected Roma's final contract extension offer.

The 33-year-old enjoyed a successful 2021/22 campaign, grabbing five goals and nine assists in all competitions to help Roma to Europa Conference League glory last month.

13:53 - Boehly to handle Chelsea summer transfers in interim sporting director role

Todd Boehly will act as interim sporting director to handle Chelsea's summer transfer dealings.

Chelsea's co-controlling owner has been confirmed as the Stamford Bridge club's new chairman, replacing Bruce Buck with immediate effect.

Marina Granovskaia has also been confirmed as stepping down from her directorship, leaving US magnate Boehly to spearhead Chelsea's recruitment negotiations in this summer transfer window.

Chelsea have been linked with the likes of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling and out-of-contract Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, while Sevilla's Jules Kounde could be recruited to bolster their defence.

13:43 - Timm cherished time at Gallants

Miguel Timm has sent a message of thanks to Marumo Gallants following his switch to Orlando Pirates this week.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who spent two seasons at Gallants, was unveiled by the Buccaneers on Monday alongside Evidence Makgopa, Bienvenu Eva Nga and Azola Matrose.

Timm wrote on Social media: "I just wanted to express my gratitude to the entire Marumo Gallants nation for granting me the opportunity and a home the past 2 seasons.

"I will cherish and take the experience gained, lessons learned and teachings with me into the future."

13:36 - Bayern stand firm on Robert Lewandowski amid Barcelona interest

Bayern Munich are still adamant that Robert Lewandowski will honour his contract with the German club and remain at the Allianz Arena.

Lewandowski is entering the final year of his contract with Die Roten and has decided against penning a new deal as he seeks a new challenge in his career.

The 33-year-old has made his wishes clear publicly, while also insisting that he is not considering any other offers apart from the one from Barcelona. Indeed, an agreement over a three-year contract is already understood to be in place.

However, Bayern Munich are unwilling to let go of their star striker and remain firm that he still has a year left on his contract, which they expect him to see out.

13:17 - DONE DEAL: Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have completed a deal to sign Sadio Mane from Liverpool, the club have confirmed.

The Senegalese star has penned a three-year contract and will move for a reported fee of up to £35million.

Mane departs Merseyside having made 269 appearances in all competitions since joining from Southampton in 2016, during which he scored 120 goals and registered 48 assists.

In his six years at Anfield he won the Premier League, the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

13:07 - DONE DEAL: Fabio Vieira completes Arsenal switch from Porto

Arsenal have completed the signing of talented Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.

The 22-year-old came through the Portuguese club's youth system and has just helped Sergio Conceicao's side win the league and cup double.

Vieira, who scored six goals and provided 14 assists in 27 league appearances last season for Porto, becomes Arsenal's second signing of the summer, having last week completed the acquisition of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.


11:43 - Comitis: No City clear-out

Cape Town City Commercial Director Michel Comitis says the DStv Premiership side are not planning a mass clear-out of players.

While both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have released large numbers of players, alongside making player signings as they prepare for the upcoming season, City have a more settled squad.

Only bit-part players Bongani Mpandle and Shane Roberts have so far left the Cape-based side.

They also recently tied defender Keanu Cupido and midfielder Mpho Makola to new deals with the club.

10:32 - Sadio Mane pictured in Bayern Munich shirt

Sadio Mane is on the verge of formally completing his transfer from Liverpool to Bayern Munich. 

The Senegal international was in Germany for his medical on Tuesday morning ahead of a transfer which could cost around £35m with add-ons. 

The Bavarian giants struck a deal for Mane late last week, and after some uncertainty the 30-year-old is about to put pen to paper with Die Roten.

Mane is set to be unveiled as a Bayern player imminently, and he has already been photographed in the famous red of the Bavarian powerhouse.

Sadio Mane

10:11 - Amakhosi release Mphahlele and Ntiya-Ntiya

Kaizer Chiefs have parted ways with Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.

The DStv Premiership side are busy preparing for the upcoming league season and have so far signed eight new players while releasing 12.

Joining Mphahlele and Ntiya-Ntiya in making their exits are Dumsani Zuma, Daniel Akpeyi, Lebogang Manyama, Kearyn Baccus, Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro, Lazalous Kambole, Daniel Cardoso, Anthony Akumu Agay, Bernard Parker.

09:53 - DONE DEAL: Amakhosi confirm Maart capture

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the signing of Yusuf Maart from Sekhukhune United.

The 26-year-old midfielder has signed three-year deal with the option of a further two years and becomes the DStv Premiership side's eighth signing of the off-season.

The former Orlando Pirates and Cape Umoya United player joins fellow new signings Ashley Du Preez, Zitha Kwinika, Dillon Solomons, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Lehlogonolo George Matlou and Siyethemba Sithebe at the club, alongside promoted reserve team player Mduduzi Shabalala.

09:50 - Watford sell Hernandez to MLS side Columbus Crew

Cucho Hernandez has left Watford to sign for Columbus Crew for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old forward was on the books at Vicarage Road for five years, spending four of them on loan in Spain.

Sporting director Cristiano Giaretta admitted the English Football League's 'Rule of Eleven' played a part in the Colombian’s departure from new head coach Rob Edwards' squad.

09:14 - Lukaku set for Inter Milan loan return

Inter chiefs are thought to have struck an 8million euro loan fee with the Blues, with Lukaku understood to have taken a pay cut to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Belgium striker only joined Chelsea in a club-record £98million deal last summer, but a number of controversies strained relations with the Blues.

Chelsea's new co-owner Todd Boehly has put an immediate stamp on his tenure by giving the green light for Lukaku's return to Inter.

US magnate Boehly has backed manager Thomas Tuchel over the decision to let Lukaku return to Italy.

And once the 29-year-old's Inter return is officially complete, the Blues will be able to turn attentions to wider transfer business.

09:11 - Newcastle keen to push through interest in England keeper

Newcastle hope to push home their interest in Burnley keeper Nick Pope as they step up efforts to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

The Magpies are one of a series of clubs to have expressed an interest in the 30-year-old England international and are keen to do a deal to bring him to Tyneside.

Pope has spent the last six years with the relegated Clarets and made 141 league appearances for them.