Headlines Today: Man Utd to block Maguire exit to Chelsea; Blues agree personal terms with Aubameyang

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

Man Utd to block Maguire exit to chelsea

Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at home for their first win of the season in today’s Premier League double-header highlight. After the game, Sky Sports presenter Kaveh Solhekol spoke about United captain Maguire, who was on the bench for the game, and rumours of a move for him.

“I think Chelsea are interested in signing Maguire, but the word from United at the moment is that they see Maguire as a non-sale.”

“From Maguire’s point of view, he probably needs a fresh start for a better career. 12 months ago he was playing for the England national team at Euro 2020 as a starting centre-back, so he might be frustrated at being on the bench, but let’s not forget how good a player he can be.”

“I think Chelsea want Maguire only if they don’t sign Wesley Fofana. Everyone knows Fofana wasn’t in the right frame of mind when he didn’t play at the weekend and Rodgers described the potential deal as a dream move for Fofana. But Leicester City want a transfer fee of £80m.”

“Chelsea have offered £60m, but I don’t think they will raise it to £80m. They will only pay what they think Fofana is worth.”

Barça want €30m for Aubameyang, personal terms agreed

Barca has decided to sell Aubameyang, according to the Daily Sport.

The Daily Sport said that Aubameyang will be sold by Barca this summer. After internal discussions, Barca has decided to sell Aubameyang and the coaching staff approved the transfer.

Barca is currently negotiating with Chelsea on the transfer of Aubameyang, but it is not easy, Barca hopes to get a fee of 25 million euros – 30 million euros, and not linked to the transfer of Alonso, Barca hopes to sign Alonso with a price of less than 10 million euros.

The media said that if Aubameyang leaves the team, Barca’s new aid Conde will certainly be able to complete the registration.

Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool | Highlights

Sancho handles very calmly in front of the Liverpool

Manchester United hosted Liverpool. In the first half, Elanga hit the post and then sent a reverse triangle back to assist Sancho’s cool adjustment to push home the winner, while Fernandes’ late ‘shot’ at his own goal was blocked by Lisandro Martinez on the goal line. In the second half, Martial assisted Rashford’s one-two to extend the advantage and Salah added a header to bring the Reds back into the game, before Ronaldo came on as an 85th minute substitute. In the end, Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at home to claim their first win of the season + send their opponents to a three-game winless streak to start the season and end their 21-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League.

Manchester United sign Casemiro until 2026

It’s official, Manchester United have officially completed the signing of Casemiro, who has just joined from Real Madrid.

United officials said that Casemiro has completed his transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United in accordance with UK visa requirements. The Brazilian midfielder has signed a contract valid until June 2026, with the right to a one-year extension.

Casemiro said: “It is very exciting to have the opportunity to open up new challenges at Manchester United and in the Premier League. I have worked with many great coaches during my career and after meeting with Eric (Tenhag) and listening to his ideas, I can’t wait to work closely with him, his coaching staff and my new teammates in the coming years.”

“I will end a beautiful journey in Madrid while starting another in Manchester and I will be as determined as ever to win games, win trophies and make our fans proud by bringing success to this great club.”

“Everyone knows the history of Manchester United, the importance of this club in the world and what it means to the fans. Representing Manchester United is an honour and I am ready to give everything to help the team achieve our ambitions.”

For his part, United director of football John Murtave said, “Casemiro has been a winner and one of the best midfielders in world football, and those remarkable records of his have spoken for themselves.”

“He praised the team’s pairing and will be a huge addition to the dressing room with his experience, knowledge and character.”

“I know that Casemiro remains as determined as ever to succeed on the pitch and we look forward to seeing him achieve that in a Manchester United shirt.”

Bruno Fernandez talked on Ronaldo’s future: I may know something, but I won’t say it

After the Premier League double red meeting, Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandez talked about the future of his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview, saying that he might know something, but he won’t say it.

Ronaldo, who came on as a substitute for 10 minutes at the Double Red Meeting, is still uncertain about his future at Manchester United. According to media reports, Ronaldo still wants to leave United to join a Champions League team, and he himself had revealed on social media that he will tell the truth about the rumors in an interview soon.

Bruno Fernandez was asked after the match about the future of compatriot and teammate Ronaldo and he said, ‘There is a lot of speculation, but no one can talk about it better than Ronaldo. I might know one or two things, but I’m not going to say them. Ronaldo is very quiet, he has worked well this week and he has been doing his job. At the moment he is a Manchester United player and I don’t know if he will leave. He has said he will come out and speak soon, so you have time to hear what he has to say.’

‘For me, the fans and the coaching staff, so far Ronaldo has shown no intention of staying. We know what he can bring to the table, he showed that last year and we are sure he can continue at a high level, but it’s his decision and we have to respect him. If he stays, we’re happy. If leaving is best for him, I personally will be happy for him, because the most important thing is for him to continue at a high level and represent our national team.’

In addition, Bruno Fernandez spoke about the addition of Casemiro, saying, ‘There is no need to say much, his career speaks for itself. It helps the team become stronger.’

Salah overtakes Owen, rises to eighth on Liverpool’s all-time scorers list with 159 goals

After scoring a goal in the double red meeting, Salah has scored 159 goals for Liverpool, which makes him rise to the eighth position of Liverpool’s all-time scorer list.

In this round of the EPL Liverpool visited Old Trafford and lost 1-2 against Manchester United. It was Salah’s 258th appearance for the Reds and he scored a goal in the 80th minute of the game, thus becoming the eighth scorer in the team’s history.

The 159 goals were distributed as follows: 120 in the Premier League, 34 in the Champions League, 4 in the FA Cup and 1 in the Community Shield.

Salah’s next target is Sir Kenny Dalglish, who finished his time at Anfield with 172 goals, ranking seventh in the team’s history.

Liverpool’s all-time top scorers ranked

  1. Ian Rush – 346 goals
  2. Roger Hunt – 285 goals
  3. Gordon Hodgson – 241 goals
  4. Billy Liddell – 228 goals
  5. Steven Gerrard – 186 goals
  6. Robbie Fowler – 183 goals
  7. Kenny Dalglish – 172 goals
  8. Mohamed Salah – 159 goals
  9. Michael Owen – 158 goals
  10. Harry Chambers – 151 goals

Bernardo Silva will stay with the team

The latest confirmation from Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano is that Bernardo Silva will stay with the team.

The entire Manchester City squad arrived in Catalonia recently to prepare for a charity match against Barcelona, with Bernardo Silva, who arrived in Spain, taking centre stage as Barca looked to bring the player in.

Asked by reporters if Bernardo Silva would stay with the team, City CEO Ferran Soriano replied, “Of course.”

Juve 0-0 Sampdoria | Highlights

Juventus were away to Sampdoria. In the first half, Lellis’ shot bounced off the frame of the goal and Cuadrado’s powerful shot was confiscated by the goalkeeper. In the second half, Vlahovic kicked the ball away from a small angle, Rabio’s goal was blown and Kostić’s shot was parried, finally, Juve 0-0 Sampdoria.

Roma 1-0 Cremonese | Highlights

Roma v Cremonese. In the first half, Abraham’s chances in front of the goal were not taken advantage of. Cremonese goalkeeper Radu, on the other hand, made several good saves. Before halftime, Zaniolo fell and was injured during an attack and was replaced by Shaarawy. In the second half, Xavi’s shot bounced off the crossbar and Dybala’s close-range follow-up shot was deflected wide. Smalling then headed home from a corner. The match ended with two 1-0 wins for Roma in the new Serie A season.


Former West Ham star and Portugal international Paulo Future is recovering in hospital after reports that he suffered a heart attack at his mother’s funeral.


Benin have ditched their international nickname of “The Squirrels” and will now be known as “The Cheetahs” after criticism their previous name made the team feel insignificant.


Christopher Jullien’s exile at Celtic appears set to come to an end amid reports that he is about to undergo a medical ahead of a move to French club Montpellier.


Celtic and Rangers are involved in a transfer tug-of-war as they both have seen offers rejected for Queen’s Park teenager Cameron Bruce, rated as one of Scotland’s brightest talents.


Chelsea are keen on Brighton’s Adam Webster as they seek an alternative to Wesley Fofana, whose club Leicester City are determined to retain.

Leicester City could make their first significant move into the summer transfer market to sign Arsenal outcast Nicolas Pepe, according to a report in France.

Ismaila Sarr

Watford are now confident that Ismaila Sarr will end up staying with them this season after a potential move to Aston Villa fell through.

Andres Iniesta is facing embarrassment in Japan, where his Vissel Kobe side are in danger of a shock relegation from J1-League with nine games remaining.

Stuart Broad is set to miss England’s tour of Pakistan with his fiancée Mollie due to give birth to their first child late in 2022.


British Athletics has defended sacking coach Christian Malcolm after he oversaw the nation’s best summer of results in years.

Worcester Warriors players are reported to be panicking over the club’s future according to a source close to a number of them, while the house being used to accommodate the club’s academy players has been repossessed.


The Football Association will brief England players and staff ahead of the World Cup in Qatar with a focus on their behaviour in the Islamic country to ensure they stay on the right side of their traditions and culture.

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is set to join Serie A side Lecce on loan, although reports in Spain say the Spanish club will still continue to pay his wages despite needing to cut back on their salary bill to register Jules Kounde.

Jose Mourinho has hit out at “scum” rumour-mongers spreading a story that youngster Felix Afena-Gyan was responsible for the training ground incident which left Georginio Wijnaldum with a broken leg.

Manchester United transfer chiefs remain convinced that Frenkie de Jong can still become a signing for the Old Trafford club before the summer window shuts.


Nottingham Forest are in talks with Tottenham over a move for out-of-favour left wing-back Sergio Reguilon.


Chelsea could be the busiest club in the final days of the summer window with significant additions going along with as many as eight players leaving Stamford Bridge.

Ajax are reported to be upset with former boss Erik ten Hag over his continuing pursuit of winger Antony with only a handful of days remaining in the summer transfer window.


Former West Ham star and Portugal international Paulo Future is recovering in hospital after reports that he suffered a heart attack at his mother’s funeral.


Benin have ditched their international nickname of “The Squirrels” and will now be known as “The Cheetahs” after criticism their previous name made the team feel insignificant.


Christopher Jullien’s exile at Celtic appears set to come to an end amid reports that he is about to undergo a medical ahead of a move to French club Montpellier.


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