AC Milan are set to battle Barcelona for the signature of Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese midfielder is one of many players who have been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer, and will now be competing with two European giants for his services.
The bernardo silva is a player that Barcelona are interested in. They are competing with AC Milan for his services.
For the main European leagues, the summer transfer window is entering its last month, which means the top teams are trying to make a statement in the market before the new season starts. Check out the newest rumors below, then go here to view all of the official agreements.
Barca and Milan are interested in signing Man City’s Silva.
According to Le10 Sport, AC Milan will face competition from Barcelona for Manchester City player Bernardo Silva, who is drawing attention from the Camp Nou.
With the arrival of Jack Grealish at City, Silva’s minutes in the first team have become unclear, and it is now said that Ronald Koeman’s side is contemplating a move for him.
The 27-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Milan in recent weeks, scored eight goals in 24 Premier League appearances last season and also took part in Portugal’s Euro 2020 campaign this summer.
Silva joined Man City from Monaco in 2017 after coming through the Benfica youth system, and has been a key part of Pep Guardiola’s success at the Etihad, winning three Premier League championships, one FA Cup, and four EFL Cups since then.
With Barcelona still struggling with injury absences, such as Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati, as well as Lionel Messi’s departure, a playmaker like Silva might be an intriguing addition if the Catalan club can overcome their financial problems and get him to Spain.
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Ian Poveda, a winger for Leeds United, has joined Championship side Blackburn Rovers on loan.
Since joining the Whites from Man City in 2020, the England Under-20 international has made 20 appearances for the club.
“We believe Ian can have an impact here in the future,” Leeds United director of football Victor Orta said of the transfer. “We’ve been extremely pleased with how Blackburn have nurtured youngsters like as Harvey Elliott at Liverpool.”
“We’re hoping Ian can get some game experience and come back to us ready to battle next season.”
Willian’s days at Arsenal may be numbered, according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims that Corinthians have made an official offer for the winger.
When he was brought in before to last season, the Brazilian who has become a scapegoat for Arsenal’s problems was an odd acquisition for the Gunners.
Willian has received a formal offer from Corinthians, according to reports. He had wanted to leave Arsenal since May and is now contemplating a move to Corinthians. 🇧🇷 #Corinthians #AFC
Willian has never had discussions with Al Ahli, and his focus remains with European teams, although Corinthians are now putting pressure on him.
August 23, 2021 — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)
The 33-year-old has only scored once in 37 outings for the Gunners and is allegedly looking for a new start.
19.20 BST: Here’s a tidbit of unexpected news… Burnley have made an offer for Lyon’s Maxwel Cornet.
According to Sky Sports, the Clarets have made a £15 million offer for the Ivorian winger, making him their joint-record signing. The 24-year-old has been a regular for Lyon in Ligue 1 for the last six seasons and has even featured in the Champions League, making him a huge coup for Sean Dyche and his team.
18.37 BST: Glenn Whelan, yep, the one, may be getting a new team shortly.
The Irish Independent reports that the 37-year-old experienced midfielder has been offered a contract with Bristol Rovers in League Two. The former Republic of Ireland midfielder will reunite with Joey Barton, a former Man City colleague who he also played under last season with Fleetwood Town.
“Leon Clarke and Glen Whelan have been working with us this week. They arrived this week so we could examine them “Barton said.
“Obviously, they’re still on the open market, and we had a good week, so I think they’ll come and join us next week.” “Obviously, we’ve got a deadline looming, and we’ve got to make sure we clear some players out because we’ve got a lot of players whose futures aren’t going to be here, and it’s only fair on those guys if we explore all avenues,” he added.
17.53 BST: Staying on the South Coast for a minute, it seems like Brighton are on the verge of landing a major signing.
The transfer for highly-rated Getafe midfielder Marc Cucurella is nearing completion, according to Fabrizio Romano, who says that although no price has been agreed upon, the transaction is nearing completion and should be finalized in the coming days.
Deal with Cucurella. The release clause has not yet been paid, but the transfer is nearing completion – Brighton are in direct contact with Getafe to find a solution and finalize the transaction in the next hours/days. #BHAFC #BHAFC #BHAFC #BHAFC #BHA
Cucurella has had two offers, but he want to play with Brighton.
August 23, 2021 — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)
In recent years, the ex-Barcelona midfielder has established himself as one of the best young midfielders in La Liga, and he made his Spain debut against Lithuania in June. Graham Potter’s Seagulls are expected to pay approximately €18 million to Getafe for the 23-year-old, which would be a club record move.
Southampton are in need of a replacement after losing Jannik Vestergaard to Leicester last week.
According to Sky Sports, the club is close to signing a new centre-back, with Torino’s Lyanco scheduled for a physical on Monday. After four seasons in Italy, the 24-year-old would join the Foxes after representing Serbia and, most recently, Brazil at youth international level.
Following Romain Perraud, Tino Livramento, Adam Armstrong, Theo Walcott, and loan signing Armando Broja, the centre-back would become Saints’ sixth summer acquisition.
16.10 BST: Would PSG’s Kylian Mbappe be interested in joining Manchester United next summer?
Kay Murray and Shaka Hislop talk about the possibility of Kylian Mbappe joining Manchester United next summer.
According to Football.London, Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is close to joining Serie A club Fiorentina on loan.
Torreira, 25, spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid and was allegedly informed by Mikel Arteta that he would not be a part of his plans when he returned for preseason training this summer.
After his mother died from COVID-19, the Uruguay international joined Arsenal from Sampdoria in 2018. In March, he said that he wanted to transfer to Argentine powerhouse Boca Juniors to be closer to his family.
15.15 BST: Manchester United are still interested in Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, despite sources telling ESPN’s Rob Dawson that a transfer to Old Trafford is “unlikely.”
According to reports in France over the weekend, Camavinga has played his last game for Rennes, who are looking to cash in on the midfielder before his contract expires.
Camavinga, who has been capped three times by France, has one year remaining on his contract and will be a free agent in 2022.
United are keen in signing the 18-year-old, but Old Trafford believes he would prefer to remain with Paris Saint-Germain or go to Spain.
Bayern Munich chairman Herbert Hainer has said that Robert Lewandowski’s contract will not be extended at this time.
Lewandowski, 33, is out of contract in 2023 and has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid. Bayern will not allow him to go this summer, and they have no plans to extend his contract at this time.
“Robert is a good fit for us. However, we do not need to extend the contract at this time; we still have two years left “Hainer said. “As I have said, I believe Robert will remain in office beyond 2023. All of our players, including Lewy, are in constant contact with us. However, it is still early.”
After rumors in Germany this morning that a €30 million deal had been completed, insiders have informed ESPN’s Alex Kirkland and Rodrigo Faez that Atletico Madrid are “extremely close” to signing Hertha Berlin striker Matheus Cunha.
The LaLiga club had been connected with a move to acquire Rafa Mir from Wolves before he joined Sevilla, as well as Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina and a return for Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann.
Coach Diego Simeone revealed on Sunday that he wants to bring in a No. 9 this week as a backup to Luis Suarez, who is 34 years old “When we put up a team, we try to have two players in each position, and we clearly need one. We’ll see what we can find.”
Cunha would fill one of Atletico’s non-EU roster spots, implying that promising Argentinian defender Nehuen Perez is set to go.
14.02 BST: Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan.
West Ham have finalised a deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, according to The Athletic.
Zouma, 26, has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and is set to join West Ham for approximately £25 million.
However, according to the article, the personal conditions are the sticking point, with Zouma demanding a large salary raise of approximately £125,000 per week.
Jose Mourinho, the new manager of AS Roma, has had a good start at the club. With a 3-1 victory against Fiorentina on Sunday, he went on to 50 Serie A victories in the quickest period.
Returning to Italy for the second time after leading Inter Milan to the treble in 2010, Mourinho’s victory against Roma means he has now won 50 Serie A games in the quickest period in the three-point-for-a-win era – since 1994-95.
His Serie A record of 50 victories in 77 games is surpassed by his return to Spain’s LaLiga (50 triumphs in 62 games) and England’s Premier League (50 won in 63 games). He had the quickest time to 50 in all three leagues, but he decided to downplay his accomplishment.
In response to a tweet from Opta, he said on Instagram, “Please don’t reveal my bad records, just the positive ones.”
The Portuguese took over in the Italian city from Paulo Fonseca in the offseason, and they got off to a winning start on Sunday courtesy to a double from French midfielder Jordan Veretout.
13.05 BST: Paul Pogba of Manchester United is in a win-win situation regarding his future, says Mark Ogden, and his good form stems from playing with such freedom.
When the former Juventus star was one of the outstanding performers at Euro 2020 earlier this summer, cynics may have claimed he was doing so to please clubs like Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, who have both been interested in signing him for a long time. Pogba, on the other hand, has reached an age and maturity in his game that allows him to play with greater consistency and responsibility, and he has taken his international form onto the club stage with United in the early days of the current Premier League season.
Perhaps he’s enjoying the freedom that comes with knowing his fate is completely in his own hands now that his United contract is set to expire in less than a year? Pogba is in the enviable position of being able to see every possible circumstance as a win-win situation.
He has the option to run down his contract and leave United as a free agent next summer; he has the option to sign a lucrative new long-term agreement at Old Trafford before the conclusion of the season; and he has the option to depart for a new club before the transfer deadline on August 31 at 11 p.m. BST. There’s also the chance that as a free agent next year, he’ll weigh his choices and decide to remain at United by signing whatever terms are given.
Pogba is a winner no matter how he rolls the dice, so it’s no surprise that he has so much leeway at United with fellow midfield creative Bruno Fernandes.
12.45 BST: In recent years, Karim Benzema has been one of Real Madrid’s most prominent players.
After signing a contract extension until 2023, Frank Leboeuf looks on Karim Benzema’s tenure at Real Madrid.
12.26 BST: There are rumours that Wolves are anticipating an offer for winger Adama Traore from Tottenham before the transfer window shuts.
Traore, 25, played for Wolves under Nuno Espirito Santo and has been a standout performer in the Premier League in recent seasons.
According to Sky Sports, other possible Tottenham targets are Rubin Kazan’s 20-year-old Georgia international Kvicha Kvaratskhelia and PSV offensive midfielder Noni Madueke.
Crystal Palace are reportedly tracking Arsenal attacker Eddie Nketiah, according to The Athletic.
Nketiah, 22, has 13 goals in 65 appearances since getting into the first squad, but he hasn’t secured his spot and his contract, which expires in 2022, seems unlikely to be extended.
“Brighton investigated recruiting as part of the transaction that sent Ben White in the other way for £50 million earlier this month,” according to the article, which also claims that “Palace are thought to be willing to pay about £10 million.”
Arsenal, on the other hand, is seeking a price of about £20 million, with German teams also allegedly keen.
Cristian Romero claims Lionel Messi wanted him to join Barcelona this summer before he went on loan to Tottenham from Atalanta.
Messi reportedly pushed Barca to make a deal for his Argentina international teammate, according to Mundo Deportivo, and Romero seemed to corroborate that in an interview with Radio AM 550 over the weekend.
“It’s incredible that Messi would want me in his squad and that he would want me to come to Barcelona,” the defender added.
Neither has, however, ended up at Barca this season. Messi departed the Catalan club when they declared they couldn’t afford to formalize the new deal they had signed with him and went to PSG on a free transfer after Romero joined Spurs on a season-long loan.
“The squad PSG has put together is insane,” Romero said. “I’m a little disappointed in Leo’s departure from Barcelona; I had hoped he would remain there indefinitely. But I wish him the best of luck; he’s a wonderful guy, and I hope he and the other Argentinians there can win it all.”
11.26 BST: Serie A teams are still vying for Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to ESPN sources. Pjanic is expected to depart Camp Nou before the transfer window ends.
According to sources, Napoli has become the latest Italian club to inquire about Pjanic, who has yet to appear in a LaLiga match for Barcelona this season.
Juventus and AC Milan have reportedly had discussions with the Bosnia and Herzegovina international’s camp, according to ESPN, while Inter and Fiorentina are also said to be interested.
Pjanic’s preferred transfer is a return to Juventus, which he departed for Barca last summer, although a source claimed he would consider alternative offers as of Monday. Coach Massimiliano Allegri wants to reconnect with the midfielder, but the Turin club’s inability to sell Aaron Ramsey has complicated the financial side of the transaction.
Meanwhile, Barcelona will allow Pjanic to depart the club. He hasn’t played much under Ronald Koeman, and he thinks that a return to Italy, even on loan, would be ideal for his career at the age of 31.
11.07 BST: According to Diario Sport, Barcelona would allow Samuel Umtiti go for free this month if he accepts one of the offers he has on the table.
Umtiti is Barcelona’s sixth-choice centre-back, and ESPN has claimed all summer that the Catalan club is eager to offload his contract.
According to Diario Sport, the French defender wants to join a Champions League team, despite only receiving bids from Nice, Monaco, and Roma at the moment.
Monaco still has a chance to qualify for the Champions League if they beat Shakhtar Donetsk this week, while Roma is just in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Nice is not a member of the European football league.
Rennes and Lille in France have also shown interest in the former Lyon centre-back, according to ESPN.
10.32 BST: Arsenal has spent the most money in the Premier League this summer, but it hasn’t been enough to assist them.
Arsenal’s starting lineup, according to Steve Nicol, isn’t good enough to compete against better Premier League clubs.
Atletico Madrid and Hertha Berlin forward Matheus Cunha have negotiated a €30 million deal, according to Sky Germany.
Matheus Cunha, 22, scored eight goals in 28 games for Hertha Berlin last season, helping Brazil win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Everton is said to have attempted to sabotage the agreement late on, but the striker wants to go to La Liga.
09.58 BST: According to The Times, West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice “plans to reject any offers of a new contract” in the aim of landing a large deal with a bigger club soon.
Rice, 22, was a standout performer for England at Euro 2020 and has three years remaining on his contract. The Hammers want to extend his contract until 2025, and any team interested in signing him this summer can expect to pay about £100 million.
Chelsea and Manchester United are the clubs with the greatest interest, with Man City also considering him as a successor for Fernandinho, who is 36 years old.
09.35 BST: According to ESPN’s Rob Dawson, Kylian Mbappe is on Manchester United’s list of possible targets as they plan a move for a big-name striker next summer.
United are open to adding another player to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad during the current transfer window, with the club showing interest in central midfield and right-back positions ahead of the August 31 deadline.
United is also planning for the future, with Solskjaer and the recruitment staff putting together a list of possibilities for a centre-forward in the summer of 2022. Mbappe is one of the candidates, along with Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, and Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan.
Mbappe is in the last year of his Paris Saint-Germain contract, and United is keeping a close eye on his position. During the sale of Raphael Varane from the Bernabeu to Old Trafford, Real Madrid officials publicly discussed the prospect of signing the 22-year-old, who has also been connected with Liverpool. According to a source, Madrid needed the money raised by Varane’s departure to finance their “Project Mbappe” effort, but the LaLiga club privately admits a move this summer is improbable.
09.19 BST: Solly March has signed a new three-year deal with Brighton & Hove Albion.
March, 27, marked his tenth year with the club by signing a contract that would keep him there until 2024.
“I am very happy to see Solly commit his future here, he is a joy to work with and it’s fantastic to see him continuing to develop,” Seagulls boss Graham Potter said of the winger, who has made over 200 appearances for the club.
“With his dedication and hard effort, he is a wonderful role model and good example for any new athlete. He’s a player who has a big effect for us on both ends of the field, and we’re glad he’s committed to the club for the long haul.”
What a great way to begin the week! kXzG4iXxFh (https://twitter.com/kXzG4iXxFh)
August 23, 2021 — Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC)
08.55 BST: Joshua Kimmich, a midfielder for Bayern Munich, has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Bundesliga winners until 2025.
Since joining Bayern from RB Leipzig in 2015, Kimmich has won 17 trophies, including six league championships, three DFB-Pokals, and the Champions League in 2019-20.
“The most essential reason for my contract extension is that I can follow my passion with pleasure every day here at FC Bayern,” the 26-year-old told the club’s website. I’m part of a team that can help me accomplish anything, and many of my colleagues have turned into true friends. That is why I began playing football in the first place: it should be enjoyable.
“I don’t believe I’m at the end of my growth, and I believe there’s a lot more to come at FC Bayern in the next years. Furthermore, my family feels at ease here. Munich has turned into a second home for me. This particular mix isn’t seen anywhere else on the planet.”
#JK2025 pic.twitter.com/K8LUYzkb82 #JK2025
— August 23, 2021, FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN)
08.38 BST: Liverpool player Xherdan Shaqiri is close to joining Lyon, with the French club announcing an agreement in principle to sign him.
Shaqiri, 29, joined Liverpool in 2018 for £13 million from Stoke City, but he has never managed to get into Jurgen Klopp’s first squad. The Switzerland international is poised to depart Anfield following 45 Premier League outings for Liverpool, where he scored seven goals and added five assists while starting only 18 of those games.
“Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to have finally achieved an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer of the Swiss international midfielder, Xherdan Shaqiri, who was a vital figure for his country at this summer’s European Championship,” Lyon stated in a statement released on Sunday evening.
“Shaqiri, who has been inspired by the OL initiative, will arrive in Lyon tonight and be greeted by Juninho. The move is still subject to the outcome of the medical test, which the player will undergo on Monday morning, as well as the completion of the final administrative procedures.”
Cristiano Ronaldo was benched for Juventus’ 2-2 draw with Udinese in their Serie A opener on Sunday, amid ongoing rumors over his future at the club.
Ronaldo was ultimately brought as a replacement for Alvaro Morata on 60 minutes, in a tumultuous finish to the game that saw the Portugal star get a yellow card for excessive celebration after he believed he’d scored the game-winning goal only for VAR to rule it out for offside.
Ronaldo asked not to start the match, according to Sky Italy. Ronaldo’s agents have been contacted by ESPN for comment.
On Saturday, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri rejected rumors that Ronaldo might leave Turin this summer, saying that the former Real Madrid star had assured him that he will remain.
Gab Marcotti delves into the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer speculations and speculates on how the drama may end.
GOSSIP ON PAPER (by Adam Brown)
– According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has made a fresh offer for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. Several teams have shown interest in the France international this season, but it is expected that the Spanish club would reject any late offers that give little time to find a successor. The 22-year-old is still an important part of Sevilla’s lineup, having started the season opener against Rayo Vallecano.
– Internazionale will concentrate their efforts on Joaquin Correa as they continue their hunt for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku in Serie A. According to Calciomercato, the Italian club has cooled their interest in Marcus Thuram of Borussia Monchengladbach, which has pushed Lazio star Correa to the top of the shortlist. Last season, the 27-year-old scored eight goals in 25 Serie A games.
– Alexander Sorloth has been suggested as a possible replacement for Dario Benedetto by Marseille. This is according to Le10 Sport, which claims that Marseille’s president is interested in bringing RB Leipzig to France. The 25-year-old striker has been linked with a number of teams this summer, and it seems like Ligue 1 side Elche will continue their buying spree now that Benedetto has joined them.
– Davide Zappacosta’s time in the Premier League seems to be coming to an end, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims that a transfer to Atalanta is on the cards. The Chelsea defender has failed to get into the first squad since the arrival of Reece James, and despite reports of a loan transfer to Fiorentina, Atalanta seem to have won the race to acquire the dynamic right-back. In pre-season, the 29-year-old made three appearances as a substitute for Chelsea.
– According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli has made formal contact with Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic, with the Serie A club eager to compete with Juventus for his services. According to the allegation, Luciano Spalletti called Pjanic to try to convince him to come to Naples.
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