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We bring you the latest on Zaha, Manchester United, Dybala, Neymar, Maguire, AC Milan and others.

The transfer window is wide open and we have had some very surprising moves. With just over 45 days of the window left, it would be very exciting to see what the decisions are made by the clubs and the players.

Khel Now takes a look at all the interesting developments of the transfer window of the past 24 hours.

Nicolas Pepe on his way to the Emirates

Fabrizio Romano has reported that there is a total agreement between the two clubs Arsenal and LOSC Lille. Deal would cost around 80 million euros plus bonuses. Talks are ongoing with the players about his personal terms but Arsenal are expected to close the transfer soon.

Juventus want to swap Dybala with Lukaku

Inter Milan are facing serious competition in their chase of Romelu Lukaku with the club from Turin also getting in on the act. As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Juventus could also involve Dybala in ther pursuit of Lukaku but it is still unclear whether the Argentine striker would consider a move to Old Trafford.

 



Inter make a new bid for Romelu Lukaku



After their 54 million pound offer for Lukaku was rejected by Manchester United, Inter are trying to bid 70 million euros for the Belgian striker according to Gianluca di Marzio. It is also believed that manager Antonio Conte has held talks with Lukaku.

Gareth Bale considering big money move to China?

The cold war between Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane is still going strong at Real Madrid and it is believed that the Welshman's camp is holding talks with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning as per Sky Sports reports. Suning have offered Bale titanic wages of 1 miillion pounds per week which would make him the richest player in the world.

James to stay at Real?

Journalist Josep Pedrerol who is a presenter of the Spanish football show 'El Chirniguito' reported that Real Madrid are not willing to offload James and will include him in the squad for the upcoming season. Marco Asensio suffered a terrible injury in the friendly that rules him out for the season and James might come in handy for Zidane.

Arsenal complete the signings of Dani Ceballos and William Saliba

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid for the 2019/20 season. Arsenal however, do not have a permanent option on him. They also completed the singing of young French defender William Saliba. Saliba is believed to have cost around 27 million pounds but ahs been loaned back to his former club Saint Etienne. 

Everton make an offer for Zaha

According to Sky Sports, Everton have made a 60 million pound offer for Wilfried Zaha. Crystal Palace want 80 million for Zaha and reports suggest that the player still prefers a move to Arsenal and is waiting for an offer from the London based club.

Barcelona still in talks with Real Betis over Junior Firpo

Having closed the agreements of Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona now turn their attention towards addressing the left-back spot. Junior Firpo is the topmost priority and contacts have been made with Betis over his transfer. The Andalusian club wants 30 million euros, but Barcelona are expxected to lower the price and at the moment, it seems like Junior is headed to the Catalan club as a deal is likely to be closed soon.

Barcelona receive offer for Malcom

Borussia Dortmund have offered around 40 million Euros for the Brazilian forward who hasn't seen enough game time at Barcelona following his big money move from Bordeaux last summer. Malcom is believed to be in the list of players Barcelona is trying to offload to fund a move for Neymar. 

Thomas Vermaelen joins Japanese club Vissel Kobe



Following the expiration of his contract at Barcelona, Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has joined Vissel Kobe who play in the J League. This transfer makes Vermaelen with Barcelona links to play for Vissel Kobe after Iniesta's famous move last summer was followed by David Villa and Sergi Samper.

Javier Hernandez not sure where his future lies


The former Manchester United forward played for West Ham United last season. The Mexican international although has publicly stated that he's okay to leave the club or continue depending on the wishes of the club.

He said to Sky Sports that he has no guarantee right now.

Neymar praises Messi amidst speculations of rejoining Barcelona


Neymar has been linked with a move away from Parc des Princes. The forward has come under scrutiny for having the 'superstar' attitude and is reported to be on his way out of the club.

Barcelona is said to be potential suitors and Neymar has now given more reasons to believe that the move might happen by claiming Messi to be the best. 

AC Milan look to sell Patrick Cutrone and Andre Silva

AC Milan wants Atletico forward Angel Correa but the Italian club will have to raise cash for the move.

They have decided to sell Silva and Cutrone for £25million each to Monaco and Wolverhampton Wolves respectively.

Hodgson expects Zaha to stay


Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson expects his talisman Wilfred Zaha to stay at the club amidst all the speculations of him linking with a move to Arsenal.

The manager hasn't spoken with the former Manchester United man but sees him joining the team soon.

Sir Alex Ferguson wanted David Moyes to sign Harry Maguire


After deciding to retire from management, Sir Alex instructed Manchester United to appoint David Moyes as his replacement. The Scottish former manager also instructed his successor Moyes on the potential transfers he should be looking to complete.

One of the names was that of Harry Maguire. Sir Alex is said to be a fan of him ever since his United met in an FA Cup game against Sheffield United in 2011.

Wolves manager not keen to answer Diego Costa speculations


Diego Costa has been linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wolves, given how good the relations are between Costa's agent Jorge Mendes and the club.

However, Wolves manager Nino Espirito Santo refuses to entertain these speculations claiming he won't be speaking about any player who doesn't belong with Wolves.

Moise Kean could be joining a Premier League club


Juventus' 19-year-old forward Moise Kean is linked with a move to a Premier League club with Arsenal and Everton being the favourites.

Juventus have plenty of options while going forward and are unable to find potential suitors for Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic and would hence be forced to sell Kean.

Marcelo thinks Neymar is better than Hazard


Marcelo thinks his international teammate Neymar is better than his club's most important arrival of the summer, Eden Hazard.

The Brazilian left-back chose his Brazilian compatriot over the Belgian when asked who was the better of the two.

More trouble for Barcelona on the Griezmann issue


Spanish football federation has agreed to investigate the transfer of Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona paid for the French forward's release clause after July 1 but was under negotiations with the forward long before his release clause was brought down. 

PSG look for Dybala to replace Neymar

PSG have opened the gates for Neymar to leave and are already looking for replacements for the Brazilian.

The French club has identified Paolo Dybala as the potential replacement for the former Barcelona man.

Published: Sat Jul 27, 2019 06:16 PM IST

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