LIVE Transfer Talk – Ousmane Dembele set to sign new Barcelona deal

The summer transfer window is here, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Dembele ready to sign new contract

Became a free agent at the end of June, Ousmane Dembele decided to return to Barcelona, ​​writes fabrice romano.

It is reported that a full agreement has been reached with the Blaugrana on a new deal which will see the 25-year-old France international accept a reduced salary to continue his career at Camp Nou.

While Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with him, it seems Dembele’s priority has always been to continue with Barcelona, ​​despite his agents testing the waters across Europe; and it is now understood that only final approval is required for his new contract which will guarantee him at the club until June 2024.

Dembele has been a priority for Xavi Hernandez this summer, having impressed the La Liga manager when he welcomed him into first-team activities. He made 21 appearances for the Spanish top flight last term and bagged 13 assists.

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10.30am BST: Paul Pogba joined Juventus on a four-year contract, the club announced, following his departure from Manchester United as a free agent last month.

The France international had a successful first stint at the club between 2012 and 2016, winning Serie A four times in a row and the Coppa Italia twice.

The midfielder traveled to Turin on Friday and met hundreds of Juventus fans celebrating his comeback. He passed his medical examination at the club on Saturday.

Sources told ESPN in May that Pogba wanted a return to Juventus after turning down interest from Premier League champions Manchester City.

10.06 BST: Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of the Wales international defender neco williams of Liverpool.

The 21-year-old joins the newly promoted club for a fee of around £17million. Liverpool signed teenager Calvin Ramsey from Aberdeen as cover at right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold earlier this summer.

Williams is the second defensive signing in as many days for Forest, who signed Omar Richard from Bayern Munich on Sunday. He posted a farewell message to Liverpool, who had been with Liverpool since the age of eight, shortly before the transfer announcement.

09:58 BST: AC Monza CEO Adriano Galliani has neither confirmed nor denied reports that his club are in talks to sign Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan striker is a free agent after his contract with Atletico Madrid expired last month.

Monza have recently been promoted to Serie A for the first time in the club’s history and are looking to strengthen their attacking line.

“One or two forwards will arrive,” Galliani said. “But for now I prefer not to say anything else. Contact with Luis Suarez? I have a short memory, I neither confirm nor deny. There are so many players who would like to come [Monza owner] Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza.”

Suarez, 35, has an offer from Argentina side River Plate but would prefer to stay in Europe.

09.21 BST: Celta Vigo are in advanced talks to sign the Brazilian keeper netoaccording to Diario AS.

Neto, 32, must first reach an agreement with Barcelona to terminate his contract, which currently runs until June 2023, before he can join Celta.

Understudy for Marc-André Ter Stegen, the former Valencia goalkeeper made just four appearances for Barca last season and is keen to leave in search of playing time.

Barca are reportedly ready to let Neto leave this summer as he works to reduce his wage bill.

08:46 BST: Two big transfers should be completed at the beginning of the week, maybe even today: Paul Pogbais back at Juventus and Rahim Sterlingfrom Manchester City to Chelsea.

Pogba is a free agent after his contract at Manchester United expired this summer, and he is on his way back to the club where he made a name for himself in four years between 2012 and 2016. Juve spent the weekend -end to posting numerous photos of the French midfielder undergoing his medical, and the 29-year-old is expected to officially sign for them in the coming days.

Sterling, meanwhile, is reportedly awaiting the results of his medical with Chelsea before finalizing his move to Stamford Bridge from Premier League champions City. Sources told ESPN’s James Olley last week that England international Sterling has agreed personal terms on a deal that will make him the Blues’ highest-paid player. The exact transfer fee is yet to be finalized as talks continue, but Sterling is expected to move for a figure in the region of £45m plus add-ons.

08:00 BST: Wayne Rooney has agreed to terms to be DC United’s next manager and will join the club once final details are ironed out and he has been granted the necessary work visa, a source has confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle.

Rooney replaces Hernan Losada, who was fired in April. The Black-and-Red have since been under interim manager Chad Ashton, but the results haven’t improved, including last Friday’s 7-0 bombardment at the hands of the Philadelphia Union. DCU is currently tied with Chicago for the fewest points in Major League Soccer, with just 17 in as many games.

Rooney will lead the side he spent 15 months as a player with in 2018-19. This spell was widely seen as a success, although there was a sense that he could have had an even greater impact had he remained for the entirety of what was originally a contract of 3 and a half years.

Instead, Rooney returned to England not only to join Derby County as a player-coach, but also because his family had struggled to settle in the United States. He eventually became Derby manager after Phillip Cocu was fired after a dismal start. 2020-21 season. Under Rooney’s leadership, Derby managed to avoid relegation on the final day of the campaign.

Things got considerably tougher in the 2021-22 season. Last September, the English Football League wiped out Derby by 12 points for entering administration. The Rams were then deducted an additional nine points for breaking EFL accounting rules. While Rooney was praised for keeping Derby competitive, the penalties proved too big and the Rams were relegated.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

– Barcelona are close to winning the signing race Raphinha, according to the Daily Mail. Leeds United were seeking a fee of around £63million to part ways with him, and although Chelsea have accepted a proposal, the LaLiga side have now reached Leeds’ valuation. The 25-year-old winger was determined to wait for the Blaugranahaving chosen them as a priority destination.

Kyle Walker-Peters is attracting interest from Arsenal and Manchester United, Athletic report. Although neither club has yet advanced negotiations for him, it is reported that the 25-year-old right-back is on both of their radars. He made 32 Premier League appearances last season, contributing three goals for Southampton.

– Bayern Munich will meet Juventus this week as they look to place a bid for Matthijs DeLigt, reveals Gianluca Di Marzio. The 22-year-old centre-back has been on the radar of Manchester United and Chelsea in recent weeks but, having heard of interest from the Bundesliga champions, is said to be waiting for a deal to be agreed between Julian Nagelsmann’s side and the Bianconeri. It is understood he has a €125m release clause.

– Barcelona are about to end their interest in Bernardo Silva if they can’t move on Frankie de Jong this summer, writes Mundo Deportivo. Division among the Blaugrana The camp have seen conflicting reports regarding the future of the 25-year-old Dutch international midfielder, but the latest says Xavi will only get one of his main goals this summer using funds raised from parting ways with DeJong. Manchester City are reportedly looking for around €100million for Silva, with the 27-year-old attacking midfielder still considered an important part of Pep Guardiola’s squad.

– Despite speculation linking Harry Kane with Bayern Munich, Image understands he’s not on their shortlist this summer. Reports suggested the Bundesliga side were considering the 28-year-old Tottenham Hotspur striker as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who is expected to leave the Allianz Arena. After being linked with a North London exit last season, Kane is now said to be happy at the club following the appointment of Antonio Conte.

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