All the top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday’s national newspapers…
Anderlecht defender Gomez is set to join Manchester City
Anderlecht defender Sergio Gomez is set to join Manchester City, according to Romano.
Man City have reached a verbal agreement with Anderlecht for a fee of between 10 and 15 million euros and a written agreement will be signed soon.”
There is also a good chance that Sergio Gomez will be able to play directly for City, otherwise, he will be loaned out to La Liga to join Girona.
Real Madrid win 5th ever UEFA Super Cup 2-0 Frankfurt
The European Super Cup final was contested at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland, with Real Madrid taking on Eintracht Frankfurt. In the first half, Courtois saved a half-volley from Kamata and a low shot from a tight angle from Knaouf, while Vinicius’ goal was cleared by Tuta on the goal line; Casemiro then assisted Alaba. In the second half, Casemiro hit the bar with a long-range shot; Benzema pushed the ball home to overtake Raul for second place in Real Madrid’s all-time scoring list with 324 goals. In the end, Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 to win their fifth ever UEFA Super Cup.
Barca fans attack De Jong with insulting words: lower your wages
Francke De Jong arrived at Barcelona’s training base in his car and he was verbally attacked by some fans.
According to a video posted by Daily Sport, a fan hurled insults at Franki de Jong as he drove up to the Barcelona base: “Lower your wages! XX! (Perra in Spanish)”
De Jong’s contract with Barcelona expires in 2026 and it has previously been suggested that Barca have given De Jong an ultimatum to either leave the team this summer or accept a pay cut.
Official: Chelsea centre-back Malang Sarr joins Monaco on loan
Chelsea have officially announced that the team’s centre-back Malang Sarr has joined Monaco on loan.
Malang Sarr, 23, arrived at Chelsea on a free transfer from Nice in 2020.
Last season, Malang Sarr was a key part of the rotation, making 21 appearances for Chelsea, including 16 starts, but his performances were hardly impressive.
Chelsea have officially announced that Malang Sarr has joined Monaco on a season-long loan. As previously reported, Sarr’s loan deal includes a 12 million Euro buy-out option.
Souness: I think kulusevski and De Bruyne are very similar
kulusevski contributed a pass and a goal to help Tottenham Hotspur beat Southampton 4-1 at home in the opening round of the new Premier League season, and Sones, a former Spurs player, says the Swedish star is playing like De Bruyne.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Souness said, “Watching kulusevski play, it gives me the feeling that you can totally see him as a player like De Bruyne if you want to, and he’s still only 22.”
kulusevski moved to Spurs from Juve in January this year and made 20 appearances for Spurs in the second half of last season, starting 15 of them, scoring five goals and assisting eight.
Mail: City could make a new Amazon-style documentary this season
According to a new report in the Daily Mail, Manchester City could be shooting a new Amazonian-style documentary this season.
According to reports, a small camera crew is currently shadowing City, which means City could be shooting a new Amazonian-style documentary.
Former British media producers John De Cox and Alex Cuschieri will join City to film some of the day-to-day highlights and conversations within the team.
The pair have been granted access to all areas of the City Football Academy training base, the first team building and will be conducting player interviews throughout the season.
During the 2017-18 season, Amazon filmed a documentary series for Manchester City called ‘All or Nothing’ and they have since filmed similar documentaries for Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
Pique offers to play for Barcelona for free
According to As reported by As, Gerard Piqué offered to play for Barcelona for free, but Barca did not accept.
The report says that just like a year ago when Piqué took a pay cut in order to allow Barca to register Eric Garcia and Depay before the start of La Liga, this year, history will repeat itself.
Pique will accept a pay cut to allow Barca to complete the registration of their new signings for this summer and Pique will change the terms of his contract this week, which will significantly reduce his salary, but not as much as the player suggested, and he even offered to play for Barca for free.
Piqué knows he is now the fifth centre-back in the team, but he doesn’t want to give up and the Barca second captain believes he will eventually become an important member of the squad.
That is why Piqué handed the club the absolute right to amend his contract during a dinner with Laporta last week. He would waive the terms of his two-year contract, which was extended in 2020, and would be willing to play for Barca for free.
However, Barca will not accept Pique playing for free for the team, but his salary will depend on the club being able to register new signings and the needs of renewed players such as Dembele and Roberto.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho intervened at the last minute to stop Tottenham from signing Nicola Zaniolo, according to reports.
Premier League matches this weekend will feature water breaks, with Britain in the grip of a heatwave.
Crystal Palace are monitoring Conor Gallagher’s Chelsea involvement as they remain hopeful of re-signing him on loan.
Manchester United’s technical director Darren Fletcher was at The Hawthorns on Monday night to watch Watford’s Ismaila Sarr – who went on to score one of the goals of the season.
Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz is set to sign a new contract to provide boss Steven Gerrard with a major boost.
Brazilian forward Willian has agreed to terminate his contract with Corinthians following their Copa Libertadores exit.
Aston Villa have branded rumours of a bust-up between Steven Gerrard and Ollie Watkins as “nonsense”.
Manchester United’s incredible decline under the Glazers has been revealed through their staggeringly slow growth on the Stock Exchange.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in bringing FC Porto’s Brazilian forward Pepe to the club.
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva admits his future at the club is uncertain amid interest from Barcelona.
Manchester United are set to suffer a further transfer blow as target Ismaila Sarr reportedly closes in on a switch to Leeds United.
West Ham are reportedly closing in on a move for Stuttgart star Borna Sosa.
Barcelona expect to complete the signing of Marcos Alonso for just £6.5m this week, according to reports.
Ralf Rangnick reportedly identified five Manchester United targets for this summer – and neighbours City signed two while the Red Devils went for none of them.
Gerard Pique reportedly offered to play for Barcelona for free before accepting a salary reduction amid the club’s current contract stand-off with Frenkie de Jong.
Chelsea’s new ownership led by Todd Boehly are investing in a major upgrade to Stamford Bridge that includes renovation of the West Stand and new murals around the stadium – a strategy they have pursued before with Boehly’s American sports franchises.
Arsenal have been keen to clear out their unwanted players this summer and the outgoings are now gathering pace, with Pablo Mari and Alex Runarsson both set to leave the club imminently.
Grass-roots sport faces being thrown into chaos by an unprecedented heatwave that has rendered many playing fields too dangerous to use.
Tottenham are in the market for a mystery forward this summer after Roma boss Jose Mourinho blocked his former side’s swoop for Nicolo Zaniolo.
Manchester United reportedly held talks with Timo Werner this summer before the German snubbed their interest and signed for RB Leipzig instead.
Everton are in talks with Stade Rennes over a deal for Guinea international striker Serhou Guirassy.
Chelsea are close to reaching an agreement with Barcelona over a transfer fee for Frenkie de Jong, with the west London club now awaiting the midfielder’s decision.
Manchester United supporters who oppose the Glazer family are threatening to boycott the club’s next home match against Liverpool.
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