All the top stories and transfer rumours from Friday’s national newspapers…
Official: Paris sign Lille midfielder Renato Sanches until 2027
Paris have officially announced that Lille midfielder Renato Sanches has joined the squad.
Paris have officially announced that Renato Sanches has joined the team, with the two sides signing until 2027. The transfer fee for this deal is €15 million, according to Romano previously revealed.
Renato Sanches, 24 years old, played 32 games in all competitions for Lille last season, scoring 2 goals and giving 5 assists. During his career, Renato Sanches has also played for Bayern, Swansea, Benfica and won the Euro 2016 with the Portuguese national team.
Official: Manchester United defender Telles joins Sevilla on a season-long loan
Manchester United have officially announced that Brazilian left-back Telles has joined Sevilla on loan.
According to previous news from Romano, Sevilla will cover Telles’ €2 million salary. His loan deal will last until the end of the summer of 2023, with no buy-out clause.
Official: Chelsea extend captain Azpilicueta’s contract for 2 years
Chelsea have officially announced that they have extended the contract of their captain Azpilicueta for 2 years.
Azpilicueta, 32, was rumoured to be linked with Barcelona this summer, but he eventually opted to extend his contract with the Blues for 2 more years.
Chelsea wrote on social media, “Mr Chelsea, two more years.”
Azpilicueta joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2012, where he gradually established himself in the team and became its captain.
During his 10 years at Chelsea, Azpilicueta has played in various positions including left back, right back and right centre back and his experience can add to the security of Chelsea’s back four.
Atletico 4-1 Cadiz
Atletico Madrid and Cadiz played a friendly match. In the first half, Griezmann assisted and Morata broke the deadlock for Atletico from a small angle. Just before half-time, the Bedouins broke through on a free kick, although slow-motion footage showed that Saúl was suspected of having handballed the ball first. The second half opened shortly afterwards with Vos and Griezmann scoring twice in four minutes to seal the win. Negredo pulled one back for Cadiz just before the end. The match ended with Atletico Madrid edging out Cadiz 4-1.
Official: Barcelona midfielder Puig joins LA Galaxy
Barça have officially announced that the team’s midfielder Puig has joined USL side LA Galaxy.
Barça officials said that Puig joins LA Galaxy and that Barça has the right to buy back Puig and a 50% share of future transfers.
According to previous media reports, Puig is joining LA Galaxy for a zero transfer fee. LA Galaxy officials confirmed that Puic is signed until the end of 2025.
Puig, 22, joined FC Barcelona back in 2013 and made his debut for the Barca first team in 2018. In his career at Barca, Puig has played 57 matches, winning the Copa del Rey and La Liga titles. The official poster thanked Puig for his contribution and wished him luck for the future.
Manchester United’s primary shirt sponsor TeamViewer have confirmed they will not renew their partnership with the club, just 12 months into a five-year £235m deal.
Chelsea have had an opening £60m offer for Wesley Fofana rejected – but Leicester fear the Londoners are willing to go beyond the £80m world-record fee for a defender in order to land the Frenchman.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered an unlikely escape route from his Manchester United nightmare – after Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves confessed he wants to do a deal.
Four senior Chelsea players have been told their futures lie away from Stamford Bridge – while young defender Levi Colwill is heading out on loan.
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has played down reports linking his club with a move for Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has said he is ready to race for Ferrari should the opportunity present itself.
Barcelona’s richest player Martin Braithwaite is refusing to leave the La Liga giants unless they fork out his £5m-a-year wages in full.
Brighton have reportedly told Chelsea-bound defender Marc Cucurella to “stay away” from first-team training.
Chelsea are considering an improved offer of £70m for Leicester defender Wesley Fofana and are also interested in Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Demba Ba has revealed he almost joined Manchester United’s coaching staff during Ralf Rangnick’s difficult spell as interim manager.
Barcelona have told Manchester City they will be submitting an offer for Bernardo Silva, according to reports.
Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate will miss the opening weeks of the season with the knee injury he suffered in last Sunday’s friendly defeat to Strasbourg.