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Scottish Premier League

Fans delighted as Manchester City winger returns to Celtic

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Patrick Roberts is heading back to Celtic on loan from Manchester City for the remainder of the season.

The deal is set to be rubber-stamped early next week after the Hoops and City reached agreement, according to Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old became a firm favourite with fans during a previous loan spell at Parkhead, scoring 17 goals in 60 appearances in all competitions.

Rangers boss keen to add to squad, Hearts winger still on radar

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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is eager to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes.

Caixinha has had a busy summer, bringing in the likes of Carlos Pena, Graham Dorrans and Bruno Alves, while shipping out numerous players including Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn.

Hearts winger Jamie Walker and Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean have been linked with moves to Ibrox, and the Rangers boss admitted the club are working on more deals ahead of deadline day.

English Premier League

Newcastle enter race to sign Napoli goalkeeper

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Newcastle United are interested in signing Napoli’s Brazilian keeper Rafael Cabral, according to reports in Italy.

The 27-year-old has been in Naples since 2013 but has spent most of his time as a backup to the club’s chief custodian, Pepe Reina. Now Magpies boss Rafael Benitez wants to bring the former Santos keeper to Tyneside before the transfer window shuts down in a fortnight’s time.

Guardiola willing to spend big on PL winner, Man City will offer him bumper pay-rise

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Manchester City are looking to sign the West Brom centre back Jonny Evans this summer.

According to Daily Mirror, Pep Guardiola needs to sign British players in order to meet the homegrown requirements and the former Bayern manager has identified Evans as an ideal candidate.

The former Manchester United defender has been linked with a move away from West Brom this summer.

Gabi says Atletico want Chelsea striker, but situation is “complicated”

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Atletico Madrid captain Gabi says the club want to bring Diego Costa back from Chelsea, but he admits the situation is complicated.

Costa has released a statement saying he will not rejoin the Chelsea squad and he “must return to Atletico Madrid”, but the club have ordered him to return the club and train, as per the terms of his contract.

Roma end Mahrez chase, Leicester still resisting Drinkwater move

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AS Roma have ended their pursuit of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Serie A side made three separate bids for the 26-year-old, but failed to meet the Foxes’ £50 million valuation of the player.

Roma will now try to sign Barcelona’s Munir El Haddadi after giving up on Mahrez, according to Sky Sports.

Spurs agree club record deal for star, move signals tactical change from Pochettino

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Tottenham have agreed on a deal to sign the highly talented centre back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.

The Colombian has been linked with a move to the Premier League for over a week now and the Londoners will be paying a club record fee for his services.

According to Telegraph, Sanchez was one of Pochettino’s top targets and Ajax will receive an initial fee of £28million up front for the player.

Tottenham still interested in Barkley, London rivals Chelsea also in the mix

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Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in signing Ross Barkley before the transfer window closes, despite the fact he is out injured for three months.

Barkley has been ruled out after tearing a hamstring in training with Everton and is expected to undergo surgery.

Both Tottenham and Chelsea have been eyeing the midfielder, but his injury raised doubts over whether they would end their interest.

West Ham will allow midfielder to leave, Leeds United return possible

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Robert Snodgrass has been told he can leave West Ham, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

The 29-year-old joined the Hammers from Hull City last January for £10.2 million on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The midfielder failed to score in 15 Premier League appearances for the London side last season.

Coutinho “perfect” for Barca, says former Liverpool coach

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Phillippe Coutinho would be a “perfect” signing for Barcelona, says former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran.

Ayestaran who was in the Reds’ coaching staff under Rafael Benitez from 2004 to 2007, claims Coutinho would add stability and control to Barcelona’s midfield.

Spurs submit bid for La Liga midfielder, Player attracted to the idea of moving to London

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Tottenham have been linked with the Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop over the last few days and it seems that the Premier League giants have made their move with an official bid.

According to Daily Mail, Spurs have submitted an offer of around £9million for the La Liga midfielder. As per the report, the 20-year-old loves the idea of moving to London.

West Brom close in on deal for Tottenham defender

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West Bromwich Albion are hoping to secure a £15 million move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer.

The 24-year-old has found his opportunities limited at Spurs and according to the Telegraph he is in talks about a possible transfer to the Hawthorns.

Baggies boss Tony Pulis had been chasing Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson, but he has now turned his attentions to the Austrian international.

Leeds willing to sanction move for 27-goal attacker for £20m, Player wants summer transfer

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Leeds United striker Chris Wood has been linked with a move away from Elland Road this summer.

The 25-year-old forward is a target for Premier League outfit Burnley and Daily Star are reporting that the player is keen on the move.

Wood has already informed Leeds about his desire to join the Clarets and the Whites are willing to sell the player as well.

Spurs eyeing move for exciting La Liga playmaker, offer already submitted for 23-year-old

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez this summer.

The highly talented playmaker has not had a fair chance at Camp Nou ever since he joined Barcelona from Manchester City and Spurs are hoping to lure him with the promise of more first team action.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Napoli are interested in signing the player as well but Spurs have made their move for him as well.

Shay Given says Liverpool will have a plan to replace Coutinho

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Shay Given believes Liverpool will already be planning for Philippe Coutinho’s departure from the club.

Coutinho has told Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp he won’t play for the club again, even if it costs him his World Cup place, as he tries to engineer a move to Barcelona.

The Spanish club are keen to sign Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund star Ousmane Dembele, but the Newcastle United goalkeeper insists Liverpool will be well prepared should the Brazilian move to the Nou Camp.

Scottish superstar could leave Leipzig this summer

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Scotland international Oliver Burke could leave Bundesliga club RB Leipzig this summer, reports the Daily Record.

Burke was signed by Leipzig from Nottingham Forest in 2016 in a move that surprised many. Although the 20-year-old played a few games since his 13 million move from Forest, he failed to hold down a regular place in the club’s starting XI.

Brighton trio sign contract extensions

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Brighton and Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Anthony Knockaert have all signed new contracts, the club has confirmed.

Centre-back Dunk and winger Knockaert have signed five-year extensions while Duffy has extended his stay with the Seagulls by four years.

“Lewis, Shane and Anthony were key members of our promotion-winning side last season, and I fully expect them to be important members of the team once again this season,” said manager Chris Hughton.

Photo: Newcastle agree fee for attacker; Player poses with club shirt, will wear this number

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Newcastle United have agreed on a deal to sign the Stoke City forward Joselu.

The transfer has been confirmed by the Magpies and Joselu has signed a three-year contract at St James’ Park. Newcastle will pay around £5m for the Spanish forward. Stoke City paid £5.75m for Joselu and it seems that they decided to cut their losses and get rid of the player.

Pat Nevin says Jonny Evans would be a good signing for Manchester City

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Former Everton winger Pat Nevin believes Jonny Evans would be a good addition to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad.

City have had an £18 million bid for the centre-half rejected by Premier League rivals West Brom, with the Baggies insisting the Northern Ireland international is not for sale.

Stoke City target Belgian centre-back to boost defence

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Stoke City are interested in signing Club Brugge centre-back Bjorn Engels, according to reports in Belgium.

Engels stands at a towering 6ft 4in and was previously reported to be attracting interest from Arsenal and Everton. The 22-year-old has already played two games for Brugge this season in the Jupiler Pro League.

Man City begin talks to sign 29-year-old, former Man Utd player would be ideal for them

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Manchester City are interested in signing the former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans this summer.

According to BBC, the West Brom captain is a target for Pep Guardiola and talks have taken place between the two clubs regarding the 29-year-old defender.

Evans would be a useful addition to the City squad for the next couple of seasons.

Southampton provide update on Liverpool and Chelsea target Virgil van Djik’s future

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Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant that Dutch defender Virgil van Djik is not for sale this summer.

Van Djik, who is heavily pursued by Premier League giants Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City, handed in a formal transfer request earlier this month in his bid to force his way out of the South Coast club.

Swansea sale of Sigurdsson to Everton questioned by pundits

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Two former Premier League stars have questioned Swansea City’s decision to sell Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton.

The Toffees have agreed a deal in excess of £45 million to take the Iceland midfielder to Goodison Park from the Liberty Stadium.

Ex-Liverpool forward Paul Walsh and former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believe Swansea’s sale of Sigurdsson is a bad move for the club.

Watford goalkeeper returns to Romania

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Watford FC’s Lithuanian goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis has moved back to Romania, confirm several sources in the country.

Arlauskis is believed to have joined Liga 1 club CFR Cluj on a free transfer. The 29-year-old was well below the pecking order in at Watford with both Heurelho Gomes and Costel Pantilimon preferred ahead of him.

Official: PSG forward Jese Rodriguez completes Premier League move

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Paris Saint-Germain outcast Jese Rodriguez has joined Premier League side Stoke City on a season-long loan deal.

Since his £22.5 million move from Real Madrid 12 months ago, the 24-year-old managed to secure just eight league starts in France before being offloaded to Las Palmas on short term loan contract.

Spurs submit big money offer for highly rated Englishman who could replace this key star

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon this summer.

The 17-year-old left back is rated as one of the most talented young players around Europe right now and it is no surprise that the Premier League clubs are willing to pay top dollar for him.

According to the Telegraph, Spurs have already submitted a £25 million bid for the 17-year-old Fulham prodigy.

Major boost for Celtic fans, club legend reveals this talented attacker will sign for them

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Patrick Roberts has been linked with a move to Celtic all summer and the former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that the player will end up joining the Scottish champions.

Roberts was on loan at Celtic for the last 18 months and he has managed to establish himself as a key player for Brendan Rodgers.

Everton agree club record transfer for top class playmaker, star set to complete medical today

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Everton have agreed on a deal to sign the Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The 27-year-old midfielder is set to complete his medical later today according to Sky Sports.

Ronald Koeman revealed last week that the deal was close and the Toffees have finally secured their target.

The former Tottenham midfielder is expected to replace Ross Barkley in the starting lineup now.

Spurs transfer complicated because of legal issues, agreement already reached with star

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PSG right back Serge Aurier has been linked with a move away from France this summer and it seems that Tottenham are interested in him.

The Ivorian has been linked with the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan as well.

According to French publication L’Equipe, all three teams have an agreement with the player.

Fulham set to sign Liverpool youngster

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Fulham are on the brink of signing Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The 20-year-old winger was sought after by a number of clubs in the Championship including Aston Villa, Derby County and Middlesborough but it seems that Fulham have won the race to secure his services.

Hull City reject improved offer from Burnley for Clucas

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Hull City have rejected another bid for midfielder Sam Clucas from Premier League club Burnley.

Sean Dyche’s side failed with a £5 million offer for Clucas last week but came back with a £10 million bid for the 26-year-old which has also been rejected by the Tigers.

Hull manager Lenoid Slutsky is determined to keep hold of his star midfielder and is believed to be preparing a contract extension for the player to keep him out of Burnley’s clutches.

Huddersfield defender pays tribute to club’s new signings

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Huddersfield Town centre back Christopher Schindler has paid a glowing tribute to the club’s new signings and believes that the new boys have already proved their worth.

The Terriers procured the services of striker Steve Mounie and Schindler’s new centre back partner Mathias Jorgensen from Montpellier and FC Copenhagen, respectively.

Leicester reject fresh bid from Roma for Mahrez

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Leicester City have rejected the latest bid from AS Roma for Riyad Mahrez, according to sources in Italy.

Mahrez has been linked with a move to the Italian capital all summer with Leicester already rejecting an earlier of €37 million for the Algeria international. Roma’s director of football, Ramon Verdejo or Monchi as he is commonly known, is personally involved in the pursuit of Mahrez and came back with another offer of €40 million which has also been thwarted by Leicester.

Former Manchester United defender says Diego Costa will rejoin Atletico

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Terry Gibson believes it is inevitable that Chelsea striker Diego Costa will rejoin Atletico Madrid.

Costa is currently back home in Brazil and has threatened to stay there rather than return to London, and then leave on a free transfer.

Chelsea have ordered the player to return to the club and put himself in contention for selection.

Burnley submit bid for Deportivo La Coruna striker

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Burnley have made a £11.8 million bid for Deportivo La Coruna striker Florin Andone.

The Clarets have turned their attentions to the Romania international after having had two bids rejected by Championship side Leeds United for Chris Wood.

Sky Sports says Watford, Fiorentina, Espanyol and Sporting Lisbon have all been linked with Andone, who scored 12 goals in 37 appearances for Deportivo last season.

Liverpool legend believes Coutinho wants Champions League football

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Former Liverpool star Phil Thompson believes Philippe Coutinho could still stay at Anfield – but only if the club qualifies for the Champions League group stages.

Liverpool visit Hoffenheim on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League play-off without Coutinho in their squad due to a reported back injury.

English Championship

Fulham set to sign Portuguese fullback from Porto

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Championship side Fulham are on the verge of signing FC Porto left back Rafa Soares, according to reports from Portugal.

The 22-year-old has been at Porto since 2005 and has spent the last two seasons on loan at Academica and Rio Ave. Portuguese daily O Jogo suggest that if negotiations between Fulham and Porto are successful, Soares could travel to England by the end of this week to complete his move to the Championship.

Villa boss hopes to boost goals tally, Southampton striker would be ideal

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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce hopes to boost his goalscoring options with the loan signing of Southampton striker Sam Gallagher.

Villa have picked up just a single point from their opening three games in the Championship and Bruce is eager to add to his team’s goal threat with Jonathan Kodjia still on the sidelines.

Wolves ready to take a financial risk to pull off transfer, 15-goal target would be ideal for Nuno

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Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are desperate to secure promotion to the Premier League and they are ready to spend big on a striker who would improve their chances.

According to Expressandstar, the Wolves hierarchy is ready to take a financial risk and move for a mercurial forward this summer.

The Rest

Valencia to make four more signings, confirms manager

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Valencia CF manager Marcelino García Toral is adamant that the club will make four more signings before the transfer window shuts down.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference for Los Che’s game against las Palmas, Toral said he is “absolutely sure” that the club would be bringing in four more players.