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Neil Lennon certain Arsenal’s move for Tierney is dead

Neil Lennon hopes Celtic have fended off Arsenal‘s interest in Kieran Tierney – and warned they are ready to fight off the rest of the defender’s suitors. Gunners boss Unai Emery lodged two bids – the second which potentially could have reached £25million – for the Scotland left-back but saw both kicked out by Parkhead chiefs. The Premier League big guns were rumoured to be preparing a third offer but reports say Arsenal are now ready to turn their attention elsewhere. He’s Celtic through and through… Wishing one of our own, @kierantierney1, a very happy birthday! 💚🎂 pic.twitter.com/edudB4H1Oy — Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) June 5, 2019 That would be good news for Lennon, who is desperate to keep hold of his star left-back. But with Napoli understood to also be ...

Gareth Bale ‘wants over £1m a week to move to China’

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale would be prepared to move to the Chinese Super League for a contract in excess of £1m a week, according to a report. Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale would reportedly be prepared to move to the Chinese Super League this summer providing that he is offered a contract in excess of £1m a week. Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane revealed at the weekend that the Wales international, who is said to collect in the region of £600,000 a week at the Bernabeu, was close to leaving the club. Beijing Guoan are allegedly prepared to offer the 30-year-old a £1m-a-week contract in order to convince him to move to the club before the Chinese transfer window closes at the end of this month. According to The Telegraph, the former Southampton youngster is open to a move to China...

Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu completes loan move to RB Leipzig

Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu believes a spell in the Bundesliga is the ideal move for his career after securing a one-year loan at RB Leipzig. The 18-year-old, who can play either as a centre-back or as a defensive midfielder, featured just five times last season under former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed recently he tried to sign Ampadu on loan in January when he was in charge at Derby. Good luck in Germany, @EthanAmp4! 👊🇩🇪 — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 22, 2019 The move to RB Leipzig will be Ampadu’s first loan spell since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Exeter two years ago. Ampadu has made 12 appearances in his two years with Chelsea and in September 2018 he signed a new five-year contract. Chelsea are banned from signing players duri...

Barcelona ‘turn down Danny Rose move’

Barcelona turn down the chance to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose this summer, according to a report. Barcelona have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose. The Catalan outfit’s alleged need for a new left-back in this summer’s transfer window has led to links with Augsburg’s Philipp Max and Wolfsburg’s Jerome Roussillon. According to Sport, Barca were approached by Rose’s camp over a potential move for the England international, who has not travelled with the Tottenham squad on their pre-season tour. However, the report claims that the Spanish champions turned down the opportunity to sign the 29-year-old as the club feel that there are better options elsewhere. Rose, who has also been linked with Paris Saint-Ge...

Manchester City ‘approach Barcelona over Samuel Umtiti move’

Manchester City make preliminary contact with Barcelona over a potential deal for Samuel Umtiti, according to a report. Manchester City have reportedly made preliminary contact with Barcelona over a move for Samuel Umtiti. The Premier League champions are expected to sign a new centre-back this summer having seen long-serving captain Vincent Kompany leave ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Juventus’s Leonardo Bonucci have both been linked with moves to the Etihad Stadium in this summer’s transfer window. However, according to le10sport, Umtiti has now emerged as a target for Pep Guardiola‘s side. The report claims that City have made preliminary contact over a potential deal for the France international, although the English club are y...

Matthijs de Ligt completes £68m Juventus move

Juve spent 75 million euros to bring the highly-rated centre-back to the Allianz Stadium. Juventus have announced the signing of highly-rated Dutch centre-back Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax. The 19-year-old, who had previously been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A champions. Juve have paid an initial fee of 75 million euros (£67.8million) for a player who helped Ajax reach last season’s Champions League semi-finals and win the Eredivisie title, while reaching the Nations League final with Holland. 💡 LIGTS 🔛 | Matthijs de Ligt officially signs for Juventus! ✍️⚪⚫ https://t.co/dWhtEdSULz #TURNDELIGTON #LiveAhead pic.twitter.com/1xrVIFqSBy — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 18, 2019 At the weekend Leiderdorp-born De Ligt was left o...

Barcelona ‘advised against Neymar move by medical staff’

Medical experts reportedly raise concerns to Barcelona over Neymar’s recent injury history amid speculation linking the Brazilian with a return to the Camp Nou. Barcelona have reportedly been advised against making a move for Neymar this summer due to concerns over his recent injury history. The 27-year-old has seen both of his seasons at Paris Saint-Germain curtailed by foot problems, limiting him to 30 appearances in his debut campaign and just 28 last term. Neymar then picked up an ankle injury which ruled him out of this summer’s Copa America, and AS reports that Barcelona are increasingly concerned about how much football he has missed. Medical staff have reportedly suggested that a sprained ankle would not have been enough for him to miss the entire Copa America, and that...

Danny Mills: ‘Manchester United should move for Gary Cahill’

Former England defender Danny Mills claims that Manchester United should sign Gary Cahill on a free transfer. Former England defender Danny Mills has claimed that Manchester United should sign experienced centre-back Gary Cahill on a free transfer ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Cahill is available on a free this summer having left Chelsea following the expiration of his contract. Mills has said that signing the 33-year-old would be “a no-brainer” for United, who are widely expected to move for a new central defender in this summer’s transfer window. “If you want someone to come in to play two thirds of the games next season, and also bring professionalism, experience and be someone players can learn from on and off the pitch – he can add all of those things to...

Sebastien Haller “really happy” to complete West Ham United move

West Ham have finally completed the signing of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt, breaking their transfer record for the third time in a year to land the striker. The Hammers have been in pursuit of Haller for much of the summer after allowing a trio of forwards to depart the London Stadium. Andy Carroll was released and Lucas Perez and Marko Arnautovic sold, with the arrival of Haller on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee now offsetting those departures. #SayHaller to our new record signing! 👋 pic.twitter.com/9MbgB7K92p — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 17, 2019 West Ham spent big last summer to land first defender Issa Diop and then playmaker Felipe Anderson, both in record deals. But the arrival of Haller, 25, has eclipsed both of those signings, with a reported £45milli...

Marc Overmars confirms Matthijs de Ligt on verge of Juventus move

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars confirms that Matthijs de Ligt is on the verge of completing his much-publicised move to Juventus. Matthijs de Ligt is edging closer to a move to Juventus, according to Ajax director of football Marc Overmars. The 19-year-old has been left out of the Dutch champions’ pre-season tour of Austria, with a move to the Italian champions for a reported fee of €66m (£59m) nearing its conclusion. Overmars spoke to Dutch-based publication Voetbal International when he confirmed that the De Ligt transfer saga is all but complete, with Juve beating Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain to his signature. “The end of the transfer of De Ligt is near,” the 46-year-old revealed. “We’re awaiting bank guarantees because we are very strict with...

Fabian Delph ‘moves a step closer to Everton move’

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph meets up with the Everton squad ahead of a £9m move, according to a report. Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has reportedly joined up with Everton‘s training camp in Switzerland as the England international closes in on a move to Goodison Park. Delph, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Toffees in recent days, was not a part of the City squad that travelled to Asia on Monday for the Premier League Asia Trophy. According to Sky Sports News, the 29-year-old instead flew to Switzerland to link up with Everton ahead of a £9m switch to the Merseyside giants in this summer’s transfer window. Delph has made 89 appearances for the Citizens since a 2015 switch from Aston Villa. The Englishman only made 11 Premier League appearan...

Aaron Ramsey: ‘I could not turn down Juventus move’

Aaron Ramsey reveals that he turned down other offers to join Juventus on a free transfer. Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he turned down other offers to join Juventus this summer. Ramsey agreed a pre-contract with the Italian champions earlier this year and has now officially completed his move to Turin following the expiration of his Arsenal contract. The Wales international has said that he simply could not turn down the opportunity to move to the Italian giants when he became aware of their interest. “As soon as I knew Juve were in for me there was no question of where I was going to go; you can’t turn down that opportunity,” Ramsey told reporters. “I’m so excited to be here and be part of this great club. Hopefully I can be part of some new history we can ...

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