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Tottenham Hotspur closing in on Ryan Sessegnon deal?

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly edge closer to completing a deal to sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly moved closer to securing the signing of Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon. The Premier League giants have been frequently linked with the left-sided player, who has just contributed two goals and six assists in his first season of top-flight football. As a result of the 19-year-old having just 12 months left on his contract, Fulham find themselves in a position where they are open to cashing in on the England Under-21 international. According to The Telegraph, talks between the two clubs have reached an advanced stage, with Fulham also showing an interest in two fringe players from the North London outfit. At least one of Josh Onomah and Georges-Kevin Nkoud...

Manchester City ‘closing in on £16m Thiago Almada deal’

Manchester City are reportedly on the brink of completing a £16m deal for 18-year-old Velez Sarsfield attacker Thiago Almada, who has been dubbed ‘the new Lionel Messi’. Manchester City are reportedly on the verge of completing a £16m deal for Velez Sarsfield attacker Thiago Almada. The 18-year-old, who has been dubbed ‘the new Lionel Messi‘, recently rejected a new contract at the Argentine outfit which would have seen his release clause rise to £23m. Man City are understood to have triggered his existing release clause with their £16m bid, and the Daily Mail reports that terms are close to being agreed. Pep Guardiola has been keeping tabs on the youngster in recent years and has now decided to make his move in order to beat other interested parties to his signatur...

Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose closing in on Tottenham Hotspur exits

Atletico Madrid have agreed a fee with Tottenham to sign England defender Kieran Trippier while Danny Rose could also be nearing an exit from the Champions League finalists. PA understands Trippier is set for a medical in Spain on Wednesday ahead of a potential move to the LaLiga outfit after a deal with Spurs was agreed. The 28-year-old has spent the last four years at Tottenham and started their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in the final game of last season. Trippier (12) opened the scoring in England’s World Cup semi-final loss to Croatia. (Owen Humphreys/PA) A key man in England’s run to the last four of the 2018 World Cup, scoring the opening goal in the semi-final defeat to Croatia, Trippier’s form dipped during the course of the 2018/19 campaign. But t...

Sporting Lisbon closing in on Bruno Fernandes replacement?

Sporting Lisbon are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal for Aleksandar Trajkovski, potentially paving the way for Bruno Fernandes to join Manchester United. Sporting Lisbon are reportedly close to completing a deal for Palermo midfielder Aleksandar Trajkovski as a possible replacement for Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer following an impressive campaign which saw him score 26 goals from midfield across all competitions. Manchester City are also understood to be interested in the Portugal international, but Sporting are eager to secure a replacement before they sanction any sale. Alfredo Pedulla claims that the Portuguese outfit are now on the verge of signing Trajkovski on a four-year deal from Palermo. The 26-year-old...

Newcastle United closing in on Steve Bruce appointment

Newcastle are hoping to appointing Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce as their new manager with the start of the new Premier League season just a month away. PA understands the two clubs spent Thursday attempting to reach an agreement over compensation with Bruce having indicated he wanted to talk to the club he supported as a boy. The Magpies are keen to strike a deal for the 58-year-old as soon as possible, with the summer transfer window running down fast and the squad due to depart for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China on Saturday. Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Wigan, Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland, Hull, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday. Academy coaches Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn have taken charge of the first few days of pre-season training and are on stand...

Arsenal closing in on £25m agreement for William Saliba?

Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba is reportedly heading to Arsenal in a £25m deal, but he will not officially join for another year. Arsenal are close to completing a £25m deal for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, according to a report. The two sides are said to have entered advanced talks in recent days, despite the Gunners being informed that the centre-back will remain in Ligue 1 for another 12 months as part of any arrangement. Unai Emery wants Saliba as part of his squad for next season, but the Evening Standard claims that is not a possibility. However, the North London outfit only have to make a small initial payment this summer, meaning that Emery’s £40m transfer budget will remain intact. Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been linked with Sali...

Nottingham Forest closing in on Manchester City goalkeeper Aro Muric?

Nottingham Forest are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Aro Muric on a season-long loan. Manchester City and Kosovo goalkeeper Aro Muric is reportedly edging closer to a loan switch to Championship side Nottingham Forest following the 20-year-old’s return to England after his summer break. Former Juventus youth team player Muric has been linked with Forest throughout the close season as Sabri Lamouchi‘s side look to improve on their mid-table finish in the second tier last season. The youngster is yet to make his Premier League debut for the Citizens, although he started for the first time in an EFL Cup third-round tie against Oxford United last season. Muric joined City’s youth team from Swiss side Grasshoppers in 2015 before...

Mesut Ozil closing in on Arsenal exit?

Fenerbahce are reportedly edging closer to securing a loan deal for Mesut Ozil, who is free to leave Arsenal this summer. Midfielder Mesut Ozil has reportedly edged closer to a move away from Arsenal during the summer transfer window. Despite having penned a long-term contract during the closing months of Arsene Wenger‘s reign, Ozil has been linked with an exit from the Gunners since the arrival of Unai Emery. The Premier League outfit are currently restricted in the transfer market due to Ozil’s wages, although it appears that the North Londoners may be on the brink of finding a resolution. According to reports in Turkey, Fenerbahce currently have “a 50-51%” chance of sealing a deal for the playmaker, who still has two years remaining at the Emirates Stadium. A loa...

Callum Hudson-Odoi closing in on new Chelsea contract?

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been convinced that Chelsea is the right club for him to realise his dreams and he is to sign a new long-term deal, according to a report. Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly on the verge of signing a new contract following positive talks with boss Frank Lampard. The England international appeared to be close to joining Bayern Munich at the turn of the year after the Bundesliga champions made three big-money bids, the largest in the region of £35m. Hudson-Odoi is understood to have handed in a transfer request to force his way out of Stamford Bridge, having been left unhappy with his lack of playing time under Maurizio Sarri. The arrival of Lampard as new head coach this week has persuaded the 18-year-old to commit his future to Chelsea, however, with ...

West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic closing in on China move

The Austria forward failed in a previous attempt to move to the Chinese Super League. Marko Arnautovic is edging closer to the West Ham exit door as his protracted move to China pulls closer. The Austria forward endured a tricky 2018-19 season, failing in a mid-season attempt to move to the Chinese Super League. He was booed by his own fans in the wake of that, before returning to form at the end of the season and speaking of a positive 2019-20. However, his future at the London Stadium now looks bleak, with PA understanding a deal worth £22.5million is close to being finalised with a so-far unnamed Chinese side. It is understood the club feel keeping the mercurial 30-year-old would be bad for team morale, meaning accepting a cut-price offer is something they are open to. Read Next: Robert...

Derby County closing in on Phillip Cocu as Frank Lampard replacement

Cocu is poised to become Derby’s seventh manager in four years. Phillip Cocu is close to replacing Frank Lampard as Derby’s new boss. The former Netherlands international is expected to sign a four-year deal once Lampard completes his switch to Chelsea, PA understands. Lampard is poised to return to Chelsea, where he played between 2001 and 2014, after a year as Derby manager which culminated in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final defeat to Aston Villa in May. Cocu, who will become the Rams’ seventh manager in four years, should join the squad for their pre-season trip to America later this week. Reports in Holland suggest the 48-year-old will bring in Dutchman Twan Scheepers, who is currently assistant of PSV’s Under-21 side. as his number two. Cocu spent five ...

Manchester United ‘closing in on British-record Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal’

Manchester United close in on a British-record deal for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a swoop for Crystal Palace‘s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with the right-back set to become the most expensive British defender in history. United have been strongly linked with the 21-year-old since the end of the 2018-19 campaign. According to the London Evening Standard, talks between the two clubs have gathered pace in recent days and a compromise when it comes to a transfer fee is expected to be reached this week. The report claims that Palace are looking for ‘at least £50m’ up front but the deal could eventually reach £60m. Wan-Bissaka had been in action for England’s Under-21 side at the Under-21 Europe...

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