Manchester United target Jerome Boateng has rejected advances from Jose Mourinho in a bid to play under new manager Niko Kovac.
With hardly any time left for the English transfer window to end, clubs and manager are in a state of mania to bolster their squads from all possible angles. Chelsea are almost done with sealing the move for Atletico Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Meanwhile, Barcelona have been given a firm no in their bid for Paul Pogba.
In this article, we at Khel Now will take you through the important transfer news of the day:
Luka Modric to be offered £7.2m per year?
The 32-year old World Cup Golden Ball winner will be offered around £7.2m per year, by Florentino Perez. Perez has already stated that Modric won’t go for less than his release clause which is at £670m.
Barcelona to make a move for Ajax playmaker
Barcelona are planning on making a move for 21-year old Ajax playmaker Frenkie de Jong, due to Manchester United’s refusal to sell Paul Pogba, reports Sport. Ernesto Valverde wants to reinforce his midfield after the arrival of Arturo Vidal and Arthur and the departure of Andres Iniesta. It is being reported that the Dutch outfit don’t want to part ways with their midfielder.
Watford eye Barcelona striker
The Catalans want to sell the 24-year-old permanently, but their £27m valuation seems to be putting clubs off.
Real Madrid looking for midfield reinforcements
Real Madrid are looking to bolster their midfield options due to the scheduled departure of Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea on loan, reports AS. Los Blancos are planningto acquire Bayern Munich’s £54m Thiago and Juventus’ £72m Miralem Pjanic.
West Ham to make a move for Maxi Gomes
According to Marca, West Ham are planning on making a move for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomes.
The 21-year old scored 18 goals in La Liga last term and has a £45m release clause, which could be too much for the Hammers.
Jerome Boateng says no!
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has personally called Jose Mourinho to inform him that he will be staying in Germany this summer, reports Bild.
The 2014 World Cup winner prefers to work with Niko Kovac according to multiple reports.
Steven Nzonzi stalls Roma move
Roma‘s hopes of signing Steven Nzonzi have been stalled for 48 hours with the news that the Sevilla man is waiting to see if a move to the Premier League materializes before England’s transfer deadline. Arsenal and Everton are seen as possible suitors, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.
Chelsea deal with Kepa Arrizabalaga almost done
Chelsea have paid the £70m release clause of Atletico Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Spanish shot-stopper will become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, more than Alisson’s £62.5m move to Liverpool from Roma.
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) August 7, 2018
FC Porto sign Brazilian youngster
FC Porto have signed Eder Milato from Sao Paolo. The 20-year-old is a defender and a former Brazil U-17 international.
— Wolves (@Wolves) August 8, 2018
Wolves sign former La Masia product
Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the signing of Adama Traore from Middlesbrough. The former Barca forward scored four goals last season in the Championship and played in the 2016-17 Premier League. His transfer value could be somewhere around £18m.