Harry Kane swap rejected by Man City's Bernardo Silva, Messi debut, Mbappe pictured ALONE in PSG training – live updates

KYLIAN MBAPPE is once again being linked with Real Madrid after being pictured alone while his PSG team-mates went to training in a group.

Meanwhile Bernardo Silva has reportedly refused to be used as a makeweight in a deal to bring Harry Kane to Man City from Tottenham.

And Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to furiously deny rumours that he will join Real Madrid.

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  • Dylan Terry

    ODE TO JOY

    Arsenal have announced the permanent signing of Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.

    The 22-year-old has joined until 2026 in a deal rising to £34million, with the exciting youngster to wear the No8 shirt in his second spell at the Emirates.

    Odegaard impressed during his loan stint in North London last term where he chipped in with two goals and as many assists in 20 outings.

    Though the player will not make his second debut in the London derby against Chelsea on Sunday with Arsenal still waiting for visa clearance.

  • Dylan Terry

    CHALOBAH TO STAY

    Chelsea have taken defender Trevoh Chalobah off their loan list after a stellar start to the season, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old is believed to have impressed Blues boss Thomas Tuchel following his performances against Villarreal and Crystal Palace.

    According to Goal, Tuchel has told Chalobah he is no longer interested in sending him out on loan and wants to offer him a new contract.

    It’s thought Lille, Valencia and Club Brugge were all interested in signing the ace – who can also play in midfield – on loan.

    Premier League rivals Brentford, Championship hopefuls West Brom and former side Lorient were also linked with Chalobah in July.

    The player, who is the brother of ex-Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel, currently has two years remaining on his Stamford Bridge deal.

    Tuchel’s alleged change of heart comes after Chalobah’s excellent start to the season, starring in their Super Cup victory over Villarreal.

    And the academy graduate was even more impressive in their 3-0 Premier League win against Palace, scoring the final goal from distance.

  • Dylan Terry

    TABLE TOPPERS

    Manchester United have announced that summer arrivals Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane are both in contention to start against Southampton.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face the Saints at St Mary’s on Sunday following their 5-1 win against rivals Leeds at Old Trafford last week.

    And while there may be temptation for the Red Devils to name an unchanged team, the club have declared the starting XI could be tinkered.

    Sancho made his United debut against Leeds as a second half substitute, while Varane was announced as a new signing prior to the clash at the Theatre of Dreams.

    In a statement released on United’s website, the table-toppers said: “Jadon Sancho came off the bench last time out and is pushing for his first start since his summer switch from Borussia Dortmund.

    “Another of our close-season captures, France international Raphael Varane, has been training all week after being unveiled at Old Trafford before the Leeds opener.

    “The classy centre-back could also be in contention for a place, although he was not involved in the friendly with Burnley in midweek."

  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United this summer in search of first-team football.

    The 28-year-old missed out on the opening match of the season against Leeds due to Covid-19 but scored in a behind closed doors friendly against Burnley in mid-week.

    After Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba grabbed four assists in the win over Leeds, Lingard could struggle for game time.

    And that could lead the attacking midfielder to search for a move elsewhere, according to The Times.

    James Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year deal at Southampton, keeping him at the club until 2026.

    The new contract ends Aston Villa's interest in the England international.

    Man Utd are interested in signing French midfield sensation Aurelien Tchouameni, according to reports.

    And could launch a late move to sign the £34m-rated Monaco midfielder.

    According to journalist Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, with Paul Pogba’s current contract situation – United are preparing for the possibility of life after the Frenchman.

    West Ham are interested in signing Sevilla forward Luuk De Jong, according to reports.

    90Min are reporting that De Jong is on the Hammers’ radar, who are frantically trying to find a striker before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.

    The 30-year-old is a potential option for the Hammers, with Michail Antonio proving unreliable at staying fit.

    Kylian Mbappe has more chance of signing for Real Madrid after Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    That is according to Los Blancos midfielder Toni Kroos.

    Speaking to his brother on their podcast Einfach mal luppen, the German said: “We’ll see how it all works out (Messi to PSG).

    “Maybe the move is good for us because our biggest competitor has lost their best player.

    “And maybe even more good things will come out of it as a result.

    “Maybe [a player] from Paris joins us… If that (Mbappe joining Madrid) should actually happen – I don’t know – this whole Messi deal would certainly not be a disadvantage for us.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LUC-ING TO MOVE

    Arsenal ace Lucas Torreira is back in London but he could soon be on his way to Italy, according to reports, writes KEALAN HUGHES.

    The midfielder, 25, has been on an extended holiday following his participation in the Copa America with Uruguay over the summer.

    And on Friday Torreira posted a snap of him and his friends enjoying themselves at a theme park in Madrid, Spain, while Arsenal were losing to Brentford in their opening Premier League match.

    Now Torreira has shared a photo of himself back in a London gym on Instagram, but he could be on the move again soon.

    According to Calciomercato, Roma are interested in the Arsenal man with Jose Mourinho keen to upgrade his midfield options.

  • Joshua Mbu

    QUITE THE COUT

    Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool is the most expensive Premier League outgoing to date.

    Jack Grealish's £100million transfer to Man City is the British transfer record.

  • Joshua Mbu

    IT'S LEO TIME 

    Lionel Messi could make his Paris Saint-Germain debut against Brest on Friday, WILLIAM PUGH.

    PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said the Argentine has settled in well and refused to rule out an appearance for the 34-year-old.

    The French giants travel to Brest on Friday night for their third Ligue 1 game of the season.

    Messi sat out their 4-2 home win against Strasbourg on Saturday.

    But after 'settling in well' in training, could feature as soon as Friday.

    Poch said on Thursday: 'We haven't decided the squad yet. We will assess whether Messi can be a part of it.

    "Everything is positive. There is a good atmosphere in the squad and he has settled in well and quickly. 

    "There is a very good feeling."

  • Joshua Mbu

    NOT GONNA LINGER

    Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United this summer in search of first-team football, KEALAN HUGHES.

    The 28-year-old missed out on the opening match of the season against Leeds due to Covid-19 but scored in a behind closed doors friendly against Burnley in mid-week.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has publicly praised Lingard, stating he is part of his plans for the season.

    But, after Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba grabbed four assists in the win over Leeds, Lingard could struggle for game time.

    And that could lead the attacking midfielder to search for a move elsewhere, according to The Times.

  • Joshua Mbu

    EM'S THE MAN

    Lyon are closing in on the signing of Chelsea left-back Emerson on loan.

    According to reputable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Emerson will join the French club on loan for the season.

    And the Italian has also extended his contract until June 2023.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BAC AGAIN

    Rangers have completed the signing of Juninho Bacuna.

    The 24-year-old midfielder joins Steven Gerrard's men ahead of a crucial campaign in which they will seek to defend their Scottish title.

    And they will want a good run in Europe as they look to reach the group stages of the Europa League.

  • Joshua Mbu

    LUC AT THAT

    Lucas Torreira’s Arsenal nightmare could finally come to an end. 

    Serie A duo Roma and Lazio are tracking the midfielders situation and could make a move.

    According to Football.london, a decision hasn’t yet been made on which outfit he will join.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DONE DEAL: WARD-PROWSE EXTENDS

    James Ward-Prowse has signed a new five-year deal at Southampton.

    The 26-year-old captain has made 323 first-team appearances for the Saints.

    On the extension, he said: "I’m over the moon. I think I’m probably the happiest man in the world right now. To come to this decision, I think has been massive and is a big step forward.

    “To commit my future again to this football club is something I’m incredibly proud of and a new chapter begins now for me. 

    “It’s probably the first time in my career that I’ve had that link away and that talk, but I think I was very keen to sit down and talk to the club and it’s worked both ways; they’ve sat down and told me their admiration for me and the way they want me to lead the team – and this club has done so much for me, I can’t put into the words the opportunities and chances that they’ve given me and I’m incredibly grateful for the club for doing that.

    “I’m not finished yet here, I still have a lot left to give to this football club and I want to be there leading this team and ensuring I can give everything back and repay that faith the club have shown in me since I was eight-years-old.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    TRIO TROUBLE

    Arsenal are reportedly desperate to ditch three senior stars before deadline day, writes ANTHONY CHAPMAN.

    Fabrizio Romano claims Willian, Hector Bellerin and Lucas Torreira have all been transfer listed by Arsenal.

    But there are no takers as of yet, with the Gunners ‘looking for bids’ after the trio were made redundant by Mikel Arteta.

    Brazilian winger Willian, 33, only joined the club on a free transfer from Chelsea last summer.

    But he failed to impress at the Emirates and no longer has a future under Arteta.

    Romano claims links with top Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli were ‘completely fake’.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RAF THAT

    Former Man Utd defender Rafael da Silva has revealed what current player at the club he loves watching. 

    Like many other United fans, the defender singled out Bruno Fernandes.

    Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “He is crazy. When he came to Manchester United everyone knew he was a good player, but not that good.

    “He’s been amazing. It’s fun to watch him play. He’s a very clever player.

    “I love watching him play for United.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    DONE DEAL: BAMFORD EXTENDS

    Leeds United talisman Patrick Bamford has signed a new five-year deal keeping him at the club until the summer of 2026.

    The forward has incredibly scored 43 goals in 111 matches since joining in July 2018.

    Bamford incredibly scored 17 league goals in Leeds' first season back in the top flight of English football.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GUNNING FOR HIM

    Aaron Ramsdale has been targeted with a torrent of vile abuse by ‘pathetic’ Arsenal ‘fans’, writes DAVE FRASER.

    It’s forced the Gunners’ transfer target to limit who can comment on his Instagram posts.

    The England stopper, 23, is now just hours away from signing for the Gunners in a £30million move from Sheffield United.

    Ramsdale is expected to sign his contract at the Emirates on Thursday after the two clubs agreed on a fee on Wednesday evening.

    The move has been widely panned by pundits in recent weeks.

    Jamie O’Hara claimed selling Emiliano Martinez for £20m and signing Ramsdale for £30m a year later was a mistake.

    The talkSPORT star is not alone either, with others suggesting spending £30m for a ‘backup’ goalkeeper is paying over the odds.

    But a small section of sick Arsenal supporters have gone too far, trolling and even appearing to threaten Ramsdale on Instagram.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TCHOU OF CLASS

    Man Utd are interested in signing French midfield sensation Aurelien Tchouameni, according to reports.

    And could launch a late move to sign the £34m-rated Monaco midfielder.

    According to journalist Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, with Paul Pogba’s current contract situation – United are preparing for the possibility of life after the Frenchman.

    Castles said: “Manchester United, [Tchouameni] very much falls within their scouting remit.

    “The targeting of that kind of younger cadre of players who can develop into top stars has been more of a focus in recent years.

    “He is an obvious fit for Manchester United if the change in midfield happens that we’ve been talking about for so long, which is that Paul Pogba doesn’t sign a new contract at Man Utd or is sold this summer.

    “Again, most likely avenue for that to happen is Paris Saint-Germain at present.

    “Then you bring in Tchouameni who would certainly be much lower maintenance than Pogba, should be more consistent in his performance.

    “If they have that space in their squad created by Pogba, then Tchouameni is one of the options to replace.

    “He would be cheaper than options like Declan Rice, who has been mentioned as an option for them. I’m told Monaco value him at around €40m.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    DEAL TO BE DONE

    Former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell believes there’s a deal to be done should Barcelona come calling for club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    It is believed that the cash-strapped LaLiga giants are willing to offer Philippe Coutinho as part of the deal.

    But Campbell would rather see the Gunners sign others from Barca.

    He told Football Insider: “Coutinho has suffered a lot of injuries.

    “On his day he’s world-class, the problem is there haven’t been many of those days in the last 18 months. 

    “That’s a big risk. If Aubameyang wants out, Barcelona want to use trades. 

    “Even if it’s not Coutinho, Barcelona have a good right back, they have a good goalkeeper in Ter Stegen. 

    “I don’t think Coutinho is the answer but there are plenty of other players who we could take. 

    “If Barcelona come in for Aubameyang, there is a deal to be done. Arsenal hold the cards.

    “But another attacker? No, not for me.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LUUK AT THAT

    West Ham are interested in signing Sevilla forward Luuk De Jong, according to reports.

    90Min are reporting that De Jong is on the Hammers' radar, who are frantically trying to find a striker before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.

    The 30-year-old is a potential option for the Hammers, with Michail Antonio proving unreliable at staying fit.

    And Antonio is set to change his international allegiances to Jamaica, adding more fixtures to the already stacked calendar for the forward.

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  • Dylan Terry

    MILAN MOVE OVER

    AC Milan look set to throw in the towel in their pursuit of Hakim Ziyech, according to reports in Italy.

    Calciomercato claim the club believe it will be impossible to secure a loan move for the winger with Thomas Tuchel keen on seeing the player return to action.

    The news comes as the winger, who had a decent pre-season, continues his recovery from a shoulder injury sustained during Chelsea's Super Cup win against Villarreal.

    And it is reported Tuchel sees the forward, 28, who battled with knee and hip injuries last season, as being part of his plans for the Blues' campaign this term.

    Before his side's defeat of Crystal Palace, Tuchel said: “The situation (with Ziyech’s injury) is we don’t need surgery, which is very good news for this kind of problem.

    "We hope it will continue like this and he will be back on the pitch within the next two weeks. We hope this, we cannot promise, but this is what we hope."

  • Dylan Terry

    'MORE GOOD THINGS'

    Kylian Mbappe has more chance of signing for Real Madrid after Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    That is according to Los Blancos midfielder Toni Kroos.

    Speaking to his brother on their podcast Einfach mal luppen, the German said: "We'll see how it all works out (Messi to PSG).

    "Maybe the move is good for us because our biggest competitor has lost their best player.

    "And maybe even more good things will come out of it as a result.

    "Maybe [a player] from Paris joins us… If that (Mbappe joining Madrid) should actually happen – I don't know – this whole Messi deal would certainly not be a disadvantage for us."

  • Dylan Terry

    TOR BLIMEY

    Arsenal flop Shkodran Mustafi has been thrown a career lifeline by Torino, according to reports.

    The Gunners paid Valencia £35million for the German international in 2016.

    However centre-back Mustafi, 29, failed to live up to expectations and made a series of high-profile blunders.

    He was released in February and joined Schalke, but the German club let him go following their relegation from the Bundesliga.

    Reports in Italy and Germany now claim Mustafi's father – who acts as his agent – has held talks with Torino officials.

    The former Everton youngster is understood to be seeking a three-year deal worth around £5m.

    Serie A Torino are seeking a new central defender after French stalwart Nicolas Nkoulou's contract expired.

  • Dylan Terry

    TIME TO STRIKE

    Manchester City remain odds-on to sign Harry Kane this summer despite Tottenham’s reluctance to let him go.

    City are still keen to add Kane and could go as high as £150m to get him.

    And Betfair have priced City at 4/6 to get their man.

    He is 11/10 to stay where is and not leave Tottenham.

    PSG are 25/1 to sign him this summer while Manchester United are 33/1.

    Harry Kane next club – Betfair odds

    • Manchester City – 4/6
    • Remain at Tottenham – 10/11
    • Paris Saint-Germain – 25/1
    • Manchester United – 33/1
    • Chelsea – 40/1
    • Real Madrid – 40/1
    • Liverpool – 40/1

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    RACE AGAINST TIME

    Arsenal face a race against time to complete the signings of Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale if they are to make the squad for this weekend's clash with Chelsea.

    The Gunners are on the brink of completing £30million deals for the attacking midfielder and goalkeeper from Real Madrid and Sheffield United respectively.

    Mikel Arteta is hoping to bolster his squad following his side's shock Premier League opening day defeat the hands of newly-promoted Brentford.

    But Arsenal next go up against rampant Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday.

    And should Arteta want Odegaard and/or Ramsdale to make the match-day squad, they must be registered by midday on FRIDAY.


    M-ORE TO COME

    Tottenham will make an approach for Wolves star Adama Traore if Harry Kane leaves the club, according to reports.

    The Spanish winger enjoyed considerable success under new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo during his time at Molineux.

    According to the Daily Mail, Wolves are bracing themselves for an offer from Tottenham for Traore if Kane joins Manchester City.

    Kane, 28, has been linked with City for weeks and Spurs can expect a windfall of around £150million if the deal goes through.

    Traore, 25, has flourished at Wolves since joining the club in August 2018 – and much of that has to do with his former coach Nuno.

    The winger struggled to show his best before moving to Wolves, enduring tricky spells at Barcelona, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

    Traore is now one of the brightest talents in the Prem and a six-cap Spain international, earning a place in Luis Enrique's squad for Euro 2020.

    The Wolves ace has two years left on his existing deal and is thought to be valued at £45m – around a third of what Spurs could receive for Kane.

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