Headlines Today: Barca 2-2 Juve as Dembele Nets Brace; Real Madrid Tied 2-2 Despite Hazard & Benzema Goals

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s national newspapers…

HIGHLIGHTS | Real Madrid 2-2 Club América

Real Madrid and America played a friendly match. In the first half, the American players were the first to enter the game, while Real Madrid was the first to concede a goal, Henry Martin broke the deadlock, then Asensio and Benzema completed a fine collision with the wall, Benzema shot from a distance to break the score. The referee thought he had struck early and asked for a replay, but Fidalgo scored the penalty this time and Real Madrid drew 2-2 with America.

HIGHLIGHTS | Barca 2-2 Juve

Barcelona took on Juventus at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in the USA. In the first half, Aubameyang’s long-range shot went just wide and Di Maria’s long-range shot from outside the penalty area was confiscated by Ter Stegen. The following game Dembele single-handedly broke into the penalty area, passing several people and firing a shot into the goal. In the second half, Keane Jr. hit a shot through Peña’s goal and Juve equalised again. In the following match, Rafinha hit a free kick that bounced off the frame of the goal, then Fathi lifted a shot into the far corner and hit the post. The match ended with Barca drawing 2-2 against Juve.

Sassuolo striker Scamarca joins West Ham United on 5-year deal

West Ham United have officially announced that 23 year old Sassuolo striker, Sikamaka, has joined the team on a 5 year deal.

The deal is reportedly for a fixed fee of €36 million + €6 million floating, in addition to Sassuolo’s 10% share of the secondary transfer.

Scamarca, 23, is 1.95m tall and plays as a striker. He joined Sassuolo from Eindhoven in January 2017 for a €500,000 transfer fee and has played on loan at Cremonese, Zwolle, Ascoli and Genoa during his time there.

In the 21/22 season, Scamarca played 38 games for Sassuolo, contributing 16 goals and one assist.

Official: Bayern sign 17-year-old French striker Tel

The deal is reportedly for a fixed fee of €20 million and a floating fee of €8.5 million, i.e. up to €28.5 million, and will see Tel sign with Bayern until 2027.

Born in April 2005, Tel is only 17 years old and was born in Sarcelles, France, playing as a striker. Currently standing at 1.83m tall, Tel’s latest German transfer is worth €2m and is seen as a rising star with great potential up front.

Tel joined Rennes in 2020 and made his Ligue 1 debut against Brest on 15 August 2021, when he was just 16 years and 110 days old.

In the 21/22 season, tel played 10 games for Rennes’ first team, without scoring or assisting. He also played 6 games for Rennes B and scored 6 goals.

At this year’s U17 Europa League, Tel shone. He scored three goals and two assists in six games to help France win the tournament.

Tel becomes Bayern’s fifth addition in this summer window. Previously, Bayern signed Juve centre-back De Ligt for a fixed transfer fee of €67 million + €10 million float, Liverpool striker Mane for a fixed transfer fee of €32 million + €9 million float, Ajax midfielder Hrafenbech for a fixed transfer fee of €18.5 million + €5.5 million float and Ajax wing-back Mazravi on a free transfer.

Official: Paris Saint-Germain sign Leipzig right-back Mukiele until 2027

In his four seasons with Leipzig, Mukiele played 146 games, contributing 10 goals and 11 assists, and made 38 appearances for Leipzig in the 21/22 season, starting 28 of them.

Mukiele becomes the third new addition to Paris in the summer window, after Porto midfielder Vitinha and Reims striker Ekitiuk were announced as joining the team

According to previous reports, Paris will pay a base transfer fee of €12 million, plus variable bonuses of up to €16 million, to acquire Mukiele.

Mukiele, 24, plays as a defender and is 1.87 metres tall. He joined Leipzig from Montpellier in July 2018 for a transfer fee of €16 million.

OFFICIAL | Aaron Ramsey’s contract with Juventus has been mutually terminated.

Juve had one year left on his contract with Ramsey and now the two sides have agreed on a release, making the Welsh midfielder a free agent.

Ramsey, 31, joined Juve on a free transfer in the summer of 2019, having won Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup once each during his time with the club.

Manchester United gain new hope in pursuit of Ajax winger Anthony

Manchester United have not given up on signing Ajax winger Anthony, with the Red Devils ready to increase their offer, according to Goal’s Manchester United followers James Robson.

The report claims that United boss Ten Hague has been keen to bring Anthony to Old Trafford and they have been chasing him all summer. The Red Devils are planning one last attempt to bring the winger in, but Ajax don’t want him to leave and have thwarted the Red Devils with a high asking price.

United’s previous offer of €60m (£51m) was reportedly well below Ajax’s asking price for Anthony, with the Dutch giants still holding out for €80m (£68m).
According to Goal’s Manchester United followers James Robson, United have not given up on signing Ajax winger Anthony and the Red Devils are ready to increase their offer.

The report claims that United boss Ten Hague has been keen to bring Anthony to Old Trafford and they have been chasing him all summer. The Red Devils are planning one last attempt to bring the winger in, but Ajax don’t want him to leave and have thwarted the Red Devils with a high asking price.

United’s previous offer of €60m (£51m) was reportedly well below Ajax’s asking price for Anthony, with the Dutch giants still holding out for €80m (£68m).

Dybala’s appearance in the city of Rome

Within 24 hours of Dybala joining Roma, which had been announced days earlier, a huge number of Roma fans flocked to Roma’s online and offline stores to snap up the Roma number 21 shirt with Dybala’s name on it.

One Roma staff member exclaimed: “We didn’t stop for a single moment this morning, we didn’t do anything else but print Dybala’s shirt number. We couldn’t get out of the printing area at all, we had to do rotations to speed things up and had to request more jersey letters because we ran out of the letter Y.”

DAILY MAIL

Premier League clubs have unanimously voted in favour of Alison Brittain’s appointment as the league’s new chair. Brittain will take up her new role early next year.

England’s rampant Lionesses have made the nation dare to dream after their 4-0 semi-final win against Sweden.

Roy Keane is convinced “top-quality manager” Thomas Tuchel will be able to bring in players this summer.

THE TIMES

The nation united in celebration as England’s Lionesses swept into the Euro 2022 final.

DAILY RECORD

Dundee United are closing in on a deal to sign Aziz Behich.

DAILY MIRROR

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said a move for Cristiano Ronaldo is “practically impossible” for the Spanish side.

Liverpool’s pre-season is about to go up a gear as they prepare to face Red Bull Salzburg towards the end of a gruelling pre-season camp in Austria.

Sir Alex Ferguson was all set to manage Great Britain’s football team at the Olympic Games, Lord Coe has revealed.

THE SUN

Manchester United have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of winger Antony after his club Ajax refused to rule out selling the Brazilian.

Arsenal target Victor Osimhen has revealed he will stay at Napoli despite transfer rumours linking him away from the club.

Manchester United have brought in former Cardiff man David Hughes as their new Professional Development Phase coach.

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