All the top stories and transfer rumours from Monday’s national newspapers…
Antony is close to joining Manchester United
Ajax winger Antony is very close to joining Manchester United, according to journalist Skiera.
According to Skira, Antony is getting closer and closer to joining Manchester United, who will pay Ajax a transfer fee of 90 million euros.
Skira also said that Antony had agreed a five-year personal contract with United.
Antony was absent from the squad for Ajax’s league match against Sparta Rotterdam last weekend.
Roma official: Wijnaldum fractures tibia in the right leg in training
It’s official, Roma midfielder Wijnaldum has suffered a fracture injury.
Roma officials said that following the injury sustained in training on Sunday, Wijnaldum underwent a clinical examination in the evening which revealed a fracture in his right tibia.
In the coming days, Wijnaldum will undergo further tests.
Wijnaldum has just joined Roma on loan from Paris Saint-Germain this summer and has only just made one appearance for Roma.
Man City 3-3 Newcastle | Highlights
The 3rd round of the EPL continued with Manchester City away to Newcastle United. In the first half, Bernardo Silva assisted Gündogan to open the scoring, and Pope made a number of saves. Then Ake retired with an injury, and St. Maximin assisted Almiron and Wilson to break through, and Newcastle reversed the score. In the second half, Trippier’s free kick extended Newcastle’s advantage 3-1, followed by Haaland’s overhead kick before missing a one-two, and De Bruyne’s scalpel shot assisted by Bernardo Silva to bring the Blue Moon level in four minutes. In the end, City drew 3-3 away to Newcastle.
Chelsea 0-3 Leeds United | Highlights
Chelsea were away to Leeds United in the 3rd round of the Premier League. In the first half, Sterling opened the scoring with a drive that went close, then the break was blown, Mount made a low shot that was dangerous, Mendy missed a gift, Aronson broke through and Rodrigo extended the lead with a header. In the second half, Harrison added a second goal and Coulibaly saw red. In the end, Leeds United beat Chelsea 3-0 and won again after two decades.
Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth | Highlights
The 3rd round of the Premier League continued with Arsenal’s away game against Bournemouth. In the first half, Odegaard scored twice in the first 10 minutes, and Jesus continued his hot form with a superb cross for the first goal and then assisted the second. In the second half, xhaka assisted Saliba’s curling shot for his first Gunners goal, before Jesus’ goal was disallowed for offside. In the end, Arsenal won 3-0 away to Bournemouth to make it three wins in a row for the first time since the 04/05 season.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Wolves | Highlights
Tottenham Hotspur hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 3rd round of the English Premier League. In the first half, Tottenham Hotspur were overwhelmed by the home side. Wolves continued to attack, with Neves threatening, Nunes heading just wide and Kane making a last-minute header for a dangerous goal; in the second half, Tottenham Hotspur changed the pace, with Kane receiving a header from Perisic and Jimenez missing a good chance.
Brighton 2-0 West Ham United | Highlights
West Ham United took on Brighton in the 3rd round of the English Premier League. In the first half, Welbeck scored a penalty and McAllister hit a shot, before Trossard sealed the win with a single shot. The match ended with West Ham United 0-2 Brighton.
Leicester City 1-2 Southampton | Highlights
Leicester City took on Southampton. In the first half Sekou Mara scored a goal that was ruled out for offside. In the second half Maddison opened the scoring with a free kick, Bela Kosha assisted Che Adams to equalise and then Ward-Prowse assisted Che Adams to score another goal from an overhead kick. The final score was 1-2 Southampton for Leicester City.
Everton 1-1 Nottingham Forest | Highlights
Everton v Nottingham Forest. Gray made a number of dangerous shots in the first half and B Johnson added a shot to break the deadlock in the second half before Pickford’s long pass assisted Gray to equalise. The final score was 1-1 to Everton against Nottingham Forest.
Crystal Palace 3-1 Aston Villa | Highlights
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa. Bailly assisted Watkins to complete the blitz shortly after the first half started. However, two minutes later, Zaha quickly equalised with an individual effort. Edouard assisted Schlupp to break through, but the goal was disallowed for offside. In the second half, Zaha added the conversion after a penalty was parried. Matejta then broke through to seal the win. At the end of the match, Crystal Palace came back to beat Aston Villa 3-1 to get their first win of the season in the Premier League.
Fulham 3-2 Brentford | Highlights
Fulham took on Brentford in the 3rd round of the Premier League. In the first half, just 45 seconds after the opening goal, De Cordoba Reid added a shot from a mix-up to make it 1-0 for Fulham, Pereira assisted Palinha’s header from a corner, Fulham had the lead extended to two goals, Jensen’s corner kick was taken and Noel fired a high point end shot to make it 1-2 for Brentford to get back into the game . In the second half, Ivan Toni received the ball and turned and fired a powerful shot from a small angle that was cancelled out, Vesa assisted Ivan Toni to break through and Brentford equalised 2-2, Mitrovic headed home to seal the game. The game ended at full time with Fulham winning 3-2 against Brentford for their first win of the season.
Barca 4-1 Real Sociedad | Highlights
Barcelona were away to Real Sociedad in the 2nd round of La Liga. In the first half, Lewandowski scored his La Liga debut 44 seconds into the game, the fastest goal in the top five leagues, Isaac scored a quick equaliser, Ferran Torres fired a shot wide and Ter Stegen saved the game. In the second half, Merino’s shot was parried, Dembele scored from a tight angle, Lewandowski pushed home a goal and Fathi came on as a substitute to score twice, making it 4-1 to Real Sociedad.
Bayern 7-0 Bochum | Highlights
Bochum hosted Bayern in the 3rd round of the Bundesliga. The first half started with Coman putting the ball back into the box, Sane fired a powerful shot into the goal, then De Ligt headed home, then a mistake by the Bochum defender, Coman added a shot in front of the goal and scored, Mane’s shot was blown away by a handball, a minute later Mane killed into the box and dribbled past the defender and shot low with his left foot. In the second half Korman nodded Mane over the bar and then Gamboa scored from an own goal before Gnabry hit the net from a tight angle. Bochum ended the game 0-7 against Bayern.
PSG 7-1 Lille | Highlights
The 3rd round of Ligue 1 continued with Paris Saint-Germain away to Lille. In the first half, Mbappe scored the fastest goal in Ligue 1 with a blitz eight seconds into the game, while Messi and Neymar each scored with a pass and Ashraf broke through. Neymar added a double and then assisted Mbappe twice for a hat-trick; Jonathon Bamba struck twice. In the end, PSG beat Lille 7-1.
Ac Milan 1-1 Atlanta | Highlights
AC Milan travelled to Atalanta in the 2nd round of Serie A in a marquee match. In the first half, Marinovski created a lot of danger and scored with a powerful shot from the top of the arc. In the second half, Bennacer curled in the equaliser. The game ended with a 1-1 draw away to Atalanta.
Napoli 4-0 Monza | Highlights
Napoli took on Monza in the 2nd round of Serie A. In the first half, Osmayne threatened the opponent’s goal several times, then Kvaracsgelia opened the scoring with a world-beater from outside the box, and Osmayne scored a goal in extra time. In the end, Napoli scored 4-0 at Monza.
Borussia Dortmund have ruled themselves out of a move for wantaway Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Thomas Tuchel says the manner of Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat at Leeds further reinforced the need for additions before the September 1 transfer deadline.
Lautaro Martinez has revealed he remained in constant contact with Romelu Lukaku during his failed spell at Chelsea last season before a return to Inter Milan this summer.
Manchester United are pursuing PSV’s Cody Gakpo in parallel with Ajax’s Antony but are likely to sign only one of the forwards before the transfer window closes.
Aston Villa are set to sign Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be rescued from Manchester United by the club where the journey first began, Sporting Lisbon, who are not prepared to pay a transfer fee for the Portugal international but have tabled an offer to the player.
Barcelona forward Memphis Depay will keep the chasing Premier League pack of Tottenham and Newcastle waiting – until he finds out if he has a move to Juventus.
Crystal Palace are ready to swoop for Leicester’s forgotten man Boubakary Soumare.
Leeds United and Newcastle are making hurried checks on Los Angeles FC star Jose Cifuentes after being tipped off Brighton are pushing for a £6m deal.
Ajax have been told there is no chance of taking Donny van de Beek back to Holland – because Erik ten Hag is convinced he can still play a key role at Manchester United.
Blackburn are set to offer Ben Brereton Diaz a new deal – including a fixed price on his head.
Manchester United are set to make a final push for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
Manchester United’s hopes of unveiling midfielder Casemiro before Monday night’s Premier League clash with Liverpool appear to have been derailed by visa issues.
Struggling Leicester City’s need for fresh reinforcements could see them soften their stance on Wesley Fofana’s potential move to Chelsea.
Ange Postecoglou says Celtic can’t stand still and as he revealed a deal for Sead Haksabanovic is almost done.