LATEST – Birmingham City in the hunt for Nigerian defensive midfielder Ogenyi Onazi (News, gossips, gists, rumours, transfer speculations & updates)

Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club are chasing Trabzonspor and Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and Bristol City’s Aden Flint.

 

AC Milan are hoping to continue their summer recruitment spree with a sensational move for 35-year-old former Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 
Liverpool are stepping up their interest in Gremio’s Brazilian forward Luan, dubbed ‘the new Ronaldo’, by sending a scout to watch the 24-year-old.

 

 

Luka Modric will miss Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup first leg away to Barcelona because of a red card picked up in the second leg of the trophy’s 2014 edition. Under current rules, the Croatia midfielder would have already served the ban but this is Real’s first appearance in the event for three years.

 
Man United boss Mourinho is intent on making at least one more signing before the transfer window closes – with Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 27, and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, potential targets. Meanwhile, Rose says he is not planning to leave Spurs, but he would consider a concrete offer from another club, and believes he should be paid more than he is. The England international has also urged Spurs to spend money, but not on ‘players you have to Google and say,Who’s that?‘.

 
Liverpool took just 35 minutes to reject Barcelona’s increased offer of £90.3m (£76.8m) up front, with (£13.6m) add-ons for 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho. In the mean time, The Catalans will return with a fourth improved offer for the Brazilian forward. However, Liverpool have reiterated their stance that he is not for sale and now consider the matter closed.
The La Liga giants had a £72m bid for the Brazil international rejected in July and, having sold Neymar to PSG for a world-record £200m last week, turned their attentions to pursuing him.

 

 

Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 29, had talks with Man United this summer about rejoining former boss Jose Mourinho.

 
Newcastle have secured a season-long loan for Chelsea winger Kenedy, 21. The Brazilian was sent home from the Blues’ pre-season tour in China last month following a social media row.

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is continuing to work hard on his rehabilitation, and has told United boss Jose Mourinho that he wants to return to Old Trafford.

 
RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick has admitted the German club will likely sell 22-year-old midfielder and Liverpool target Naby Keita, but not until next season.

 
Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk is adamant that 24-year-old defender Ben Gibson, who has been the subject of interest from Southampton and West Brom, is not for sale.

 

 

It is now understood that Barcelona are looking for alternatives to Philippe Coutinho. This piece of news is sure to please Liverpool fans. This is according to a Spanish football expert Guillem Balague who tweeted to say: “Liverpool rejected second offer of Barcelona of €85m plus €15m adds on within 35 minutes of getting it.
They plan to reject the next one too. They do not want to sell. FCB admit they might return but they also looking for alternatives. FCB always knew it’s a long saga and the search for media clicks (not the club) is what brought about false stories of imminent transfer.

 

 

Chelsea have reportedly made a £35m bid for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The 23-year-old is in the final year of his contract and has been offered a new deal. There is also interest from Liverpool.

 
West Ham striker Javier Hernandez admits he does not know if he will celebrate a debut goal against former club Man United. The Hammers travel to Old Trafford live on Sky Sports Premier League on Super Sunday.
I don’t know if I will celebrate if I score at Old Trafford,” he said.
It’s my old club, my old fans, my old stadium but it’ll be my first goal for West Ham.
I am not thinking about the celebration, I just want to have the chance to start and get my team the result.
I am very happy and glad, it’s the best way to come back and open at Old Trafford.
I am a Hammer, a West Ham player, I want to do even better than I did in Manchester.

 

 

Brighton have confirmed they have agreed terms with Club Brugge for the club-record transfer of Jose Izquierdo. The 25-year-old has also agreed personal terms as the Seagulls break their record for the third time this summer, with the fee believed to be around £16m.

Manager Chris Hughton told the club website: “Jose is someone we have been aware of for sometime and has been one of the standout players in the Belgian league over the past three years.

 
PSG are close to signing France and Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, 18, for Euros180m (£163m) and already have a deal in place for team-mate Fabinho, 23, who can play in defence and midfield. Meanwhile, if Mbappe leaves, Monaco will bid for 30-year-old AC Milan and Colombia striker Carlos Bacca.

 
Arsenal have warned that Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, could revive his attempts to force a move away from the Emirates.

 
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is the biggest obstacle to any negotiations between Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, and Barcelona it is understood. But Coutinho will not hand in a transfer request to force through a deal.

 
Man United have opened talks with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic over a new contract, despite the 35-year-old still recovering from a knee ligament injury that will keep him out until next year.

 
Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona they must pay 150m euros (£135m) for France forward Ousmane Dembele, 20, as the Spanish club search for a replacement for PSG and Brazil striker Neymar, 25.

 
Olympique Marseille boss Rudi Garcia says Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud would be the “ideal” signing, but the 30-year-old is not interested in joining the Ligue 1 side.

 
Man United boss Jose Mourinho is intent on making at least one more signing before the transfer window closes – with Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 27, and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, potential targets.

 
Middlesbrough and Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon, 26, is set to rejoin former club Atalanta, despite only leaving the Italian side for Boro last summer.

 
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has spoken to his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger about signing Spanish striker Lucas Perez, but the Gunners are holding out for £13.4m for the 28-year-old.

 
Spain midfielder Isco, 25, is close to signing a new deal at Real Madrid – ensuring Man United and Arsenal will miss out on a move.

 
Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi flew to Marseille on Wednesday and could have a medical with the French club on Thursday as the 23-year-old looks set to sign on a season-long loan.

 
Sunderland are interested in signing former midfielder Grant Leadbitter, 31, from fellow Championship side Middlesbrough.

 
Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 32, has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce from Spanish outfit Villarreal.

 
Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback, 27, is set to be left out of the promoted side’s 25-man Premier League squad.

 
Manager Antonio Conte has told the Chelsea board to sign 25-year-old Barcelona and Spain full-back Sergi Roberto, who has a release clause of 40m euros (£36.2m).

 
Watford are ready to end their pursuit of left-back Kieran Gibbs, 27, because they refuse to match Arsenal’s £16m asking price.

 
Valencia and Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo,23, is close to joining Premier League champions Chelsea.

 
Ex-Newcastle and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, 41, has criticized former Stoke team-mate Giannelli Imbula. The Potters’ club record signing looks set to be sold to French side Monaco.

 
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has told the media in a public statement that the club have no plans to sell Gareth Bale, 28, following interest from Man United.

 
Inter Milan have joined the race for Leicester’s playmaker Riyad Mahrez, after Roma had a £32m bid for the 26-year-old turned down. The Foxes want £50m for the Algeria winger.

 
West Ham are preparing a £25m bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, previously linked with the likes of Arsenal and Man City.

 
Tottenham have targeted Ajax’s £35m-rated Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez as their first summer signing.

 

 

Real Betis have completed the signing of Algeria midfielder Ryad Boudebouz from Montpellier on a four-year deal. The Spanish club have paid a reported €7m (£6.3m) – plus potential bonuses – for the 27-year-old, who scored 11 goals and made nine assists in Ligue 1 last season.

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