All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday’s national newspapers…
Manchester United are close to signing Matheus Cunha from Atlético Madrid for around £50m.
Romano has been informed that the rumours of Manchester United and Mateusz Cunha are empty.
Romano says that Manchester United have had direct talks with Mateusz Cunha’s agent in the last few days, just like many others. As things stand, United have not yet reached an agreement with Atletico.
The report also states that Atletico want to sell Mateusz Cunha for more than €50 million this summer.
Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace | Highlights
Liverpool hosted Crystal Palace in the 2nd round of the EPL. In the first half, Milner missed a shot, Nunez shot high from the back post, Salah pushed a shot wide, Zaha scored with a single shot and Nunez hit the post from a small angle. In the second half, Nunez saw red with a header and Luis Diaz equalised with a long-range shot to make it 1-1 to Crystal Palace.
Juventus 3-0 Sassuolo | Highlights
In the first half, Di Maria fired a left-footed shot from the back post that bounced into the net. Just before half-time, Vlahovic took the penalty himself. In the second half, Di Maria assisted Vlahovic to add to his tally. The match ended with Juve beating Sassuolo 3-0 at home to open the new Serie A season.
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Getafe | Highlights
Atletico Madrid were away to Getafe. In the first half, Felix scored his first goal in his return to Atletico Madrid with an assist from Morata, while Mayoral hit the post. In the second half, Felix added a hat-trick of assists with two more strikes, Morata added a second with a shot from a tight angle and Griezmann came on as a substitute to score a brace. Atletico Madrid won 3-0 away to Getafe.
Napoli 5-2 Verona | Highlights
Verona was at home to Napoli. In the first half, Günter sent a header across the face of the goal for Lasagna to break through, before Lozano assisted Kvaracshelia to grab a header to equalise and before half time Di Lorenzo headed in front for Osmayne to score at the back post to put Napoli back in front. In the second half, Verona equalised with a header from Thomas Henry, assisted by Faraoni, before Kvaraccheria assisted Zielinski to put Napoli back in front, then Lobotka drove in and pushed the ball into the net to extend the lead. The match ended 2-5 to Verona against Napoli.
Ronaldo, Maguire told club to buy more
According to a new report in the Mirror, Ronaldo, Maguire and other players have told the club’s hierarchy to buy before the end of the transfer window after suffering two consecutive defeats in the new season.
After the 0-4 defeat against Brentford, core players including Ronaldo, Maguire, Rashford, Fernandes and Luke Shaw have reportedly told the club’s hierarchy that the team needs to make some more signings before the end of the transfer window.
A total of five players have left United this summer and so far they have signed three – Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Malasia – with the transfer window due to end on September 1.
United’s senior players believe that the club’s lack of decisive action in the transfer market this summer has left them with little hope of competing for the top four, with another mediocre and underachieving season to follow.
Kante to miss at least a month with hamstring injury
Chelsea midfielder Kante will miss at least one month due to an injury, according to French media sources.
Reports suggest that Kante suffered a right hamstring injury against Tottenham Hotspur and the Chelsea midfielder will undergo an MRI scan on Tuesday local time.
Kante seems unlikely to play for France in September, with Deschamps due to announce his squad on September 15.
Manchester United is in talks with De Tomas
According to journalist Pedro Morata, the Spaniard striker did not travel with the team to play away at Celta and is currently negotiating with Manchester United. De Tomas is not the only option for the Red Devils, but the club is interested in him. It is reported that the transfer fee for de Tomas could be between €25 million and €30 million.
De Tomas’ agent has recommended him to Manchester United, who have shown interest, but United have two more options. Previously De Tomas was recommended to Atletico Madrid with a bid of 40 million euros but was rejected by Atletico.
Last season, De Tomas played 36 games in all competitions for the Spaniards, contributing 17 goals and 3 assists.
Nottingham Forest also wants to sign Aouar and James Garner
According to Sky Sports, Nottingham Forest, who have been making a lot of reinforcements this summer, are also interested in Lyon’s Aouar and Manchester United’s James Garner.
So far Nottingham Forest has brought in as many as 15 recruits this summer, including Lingard, Dean Henderson, Avonyi, Neco Williams, Froile and Omar Richards.
Now according to Sky Sports, Nottingham Forest hasn’t stopped attracting reinforcements, as they have made initial contact with Lyon regarding the transfer of Omar. Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest is also looking at the situation of Manchester United midfielder James Garner, the England U21 international who played for them last season on loan, during which he played 49 games and scored 4 goals and 10 assists.
Fofana growing frustrated at the prospect of Chelsea’s move
Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana has reportedly become disillusioned with the prospect of a move to Chelsea.
An exclusive from Sky Sports reporter Lyle Thomas says that Fofana has become increasingly frustrated and feels left out of his dream of joining Chelsea.
In addition, Fofana is also unhappy with Leicester City’s desire to get a huge transfer fee of over £80 million from him as Maguire did.
The long-running saga of Manchester United’s summer pursuit of Frenkie de Jong may have hit its final snag, with a report in Holland claiming the club’s offer to Barcelona has expired.
Hector Bellerin has requested that Arsenal terminate his £110,00-a-week contract at the club as he enters the final 12 months of his deal.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed to loan out Hannibal Mejbri to a Championship club on a season-long deal, with Birmingham City leading the race to get the Tunisian teen.
Everton are ready to ramp up their efforts to sign Billy Gilmour as Chelsea look to make another bid for Anthony Gordon before the end of the transfer window.
Manchester United’s players have sent an SOS to the club’s hierarchy to make the signings they need to recover from their disastrous start to the season.
Chelsea have made a £45m approach for Anthony Gordon. Though his club Everton do not want to sell the prize asset they have developed through the academy, there is an awareness he now wants to leave.
Jurgen Klopp has escalated his war of words with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin after being told to stop complaining about the increasingly demanding workload on top-level footballers.
Erik ten Hag has shifted his stance on Cristiano Ronaldo’s request to exit Manchester United and is open to selling the Portugal international in the transfer window.
Chelsea will wait for the findings of a new independent panel before deciding whether to lodge a formal complaint about the referee Anthony Taylor.
Chelsea are ready to increase their offer for Anthony Gordon as Everton’s stance that the winger is not for sale comes under severe test.
Manchester United are battling Chelsea to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Watford players “openly celebrated” Emmanuel Dennis’ departure to Nottingham Forest, according to reports.
Brazilian star Joao Gomes has revealed Liverpool would be his dream Premier League move.
Marcos Alonso has agreed personal terms with Barcelona, according to reports.
Tottenham have appointed Leonardo Gabbanini – one of the key men in the Pozzo scouting network – as the club’s new chief scout.
Former football agent and Doncaster Rovers talent identification manager Graham Younger is one of the new faces behind the scenes at Watford having taken up a role in the club’s recruitment team.