LATEST – Following Neymar’s world-record switch to PSG, rivals Monaco throw in £45m bid for Alexis Sanchez (News, gossips, gists, rumours, transfer speculations & updates)

French champions Monaco are preparing a £45m bid for Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Gunners.

 

Neymar is expected to be unveiled as a PSG player ahead of the club’s season opener against Amiens on Saturday afternoon. While that match will come too soon for the Brazilian, Neymar could make his debut for the club against Guingamp the following weekend.
Unai Emery’s side travel to the Stade de Roudourou on Sunday, August 13.

 

The Gunners’ Emirates Stadium has gone 100% ‘green‘ by switching to renewable energy.
PSG attacking midfielder Javier Pastore has offered Neymar his number 10 shirt, saying: “I want to make him feel comfortable and happy from day one.

 

Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho, 20, has put pen to paper on a five-year contract on Thursday, having undergone a medical at the club’s training ground earlier in the week.
The deal represents quite a coup for new manager Craig Shakespeare and Iheanacho who was also a reported target for West Ham earlier this summer. He could make his Leicester debut in Friday’s friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach at the King Power Stadium. The fee is understood to be around £25m.

 

Lucas Perez has handed in a transfer request at Arsenal, according to sources. The 28-year-old found his opportunities limited after joining last summer and now has an eye on next year’s World Cup. Perez’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle says that Arsenal are asking for £13.4m for the forward.

 

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is still hoping to sign another forward this summer, with Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud, 30, a potential target.

 

Aston Villa are set to land highly-rated Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah on a season-long loan. The 20-year old is one of the most highly rated prospects in Spurs’ ranks and starred as England Under-20s won the World Cup last month.

 

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes the club must sell winger Gareth Bale, 28, if they are to sign Monaco’s 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe. Meanwhile, Man United are tracking the situation at the Bernabeu and are poised to make a £90m offer for the Wales international. However, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is convinced he can sign Bale for less than £90m.

 

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, will hand in a formal transfer request with the Premier League champions. In the mean time, the striker’s lawyer has threatened legal action against Chelsea after the Blues vetoed a loan move to Italian side AC Milan before a January return to former club Atletico Madrid, after the Spanish side’s transfer ban ends.

 

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, is likely to miss the opening of the Premier League season with his future looking increasingly uncertain. Also, Chelsea are ready to challenge Liverpool for the defender’s signature by offering the Saints £50m for the Netherlands centre-back.

 

Kylian Mbappe will only join Real Madrid this summer if Gareth Bale leaves, it is understood. It is said a deal is close with Monaco to secure the signing of Mbappe. However, coach Zinedine Zidane apparently doesn’t think Mbappe and the entire BBC are compatible. He thinks “managing the allocation of minutes between them would cause excessive conflict”. Bale’s injury problems mean that he is the one who could miss out.

 

Defender Leonardo Bonucci could find himself back at Juventus after the bank reportedly rejected AC Milan’s £35m payment.
Tottenham Hotspurs are set to step up their interest in Schalke star Max Meyer.
Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz insists he isn’t worried about talk of Ousmane Dembele replacing Neymar at Barcelona.

 

Juan Mata has emerged as a target for Roma according to reports in the Italian media. It is also understood that Italian club are still pursuing Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez as their top transfer target – but could turn to the Man United playmaker if they can’t seal that deal.

 

Newcastle will face competition from a host of clubs for the signature of 28-year-old Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.

 

Bournemouth have had a bid of around £20m for winger Demarai Gray, 21, rejected by Leicester. But the Cherries could return with an improved offer for England Under-21 international Gray.

 

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is interested in signing 19-year-old Man United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who played under his fellow Dutchman De Boer at Ajax.

 

Arsenal have made an offer for Borussia Dortmund wide man Ousmane Dembele. However, the Bundesliga club have turned down the Gunners’ bid for the player, who is also reportedly interesting the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

 

Tottenham are interested in Genoa forward Giovanni Simeone, the 22-year-old son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego.

 
Sunderland are set to sell 29-year-old winger Jeremain Lens after agreeing a £4.5m fee with Besiktas. Meanwhile, The Black Cats are in advanced talks with Aston Villa over a loan for Scottish striker Ross McCormack, 30.

 
Belgian club Anderlecht have entered the race to sign 31-year-old Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, who is also a target for West Brom.

 

Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, is in talks over a loan move to Turkish side Trabzonspor.

 
Watford have made an enquiry about Liverpool’s 25-year-old left-back Alberto Moreno. The Hornets hope to bring in Everton’s 30-year-old winger Aaron Lennon on loan before the new season starts.

 
Middlesbrough’s England Under-20 midfielder Harry Chapman, 19, has held talks with Blackburn Rovers.

 
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez kissed the club badge in front of the cameras during training on Thursday.

 

Ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, now in charge of Birmingham, says Spurs have the best starting XI in England.

 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to make Argentine goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, 25, his first summer signing from Southampton in a £2m deal.

 
Chelsea are in no hurry to sell Costa and are determined to hold out for their asking price.