PSG talks with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos hit a snag

Amid all the action at Euro 2020 and the Copa America, the summer transfer window has opened for some leagues, with Europe’s biggest clubs looking to make a splash in the transfer market. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.

TOP STORY: Ramos contract talks with PSG hit a snag

Negotiations between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos have hit a stumbling block, according to Le10 Sport.

Ramos is set to leave Madrid when his contract expires at the end of June and the French outlet claims that the PSG hierarchy have only offered only a one-year deal to bring him to the Parc des Princes.

The centre-back had looked certain to be headed for Ligue 1, but it seems a move could be on thin ice as PSG sporting director Leonardo is unprepared to offer the two-year deal he wants.

The former Los Blancos captain turned 35 in March and featured in just 15 La Liga games due to a number of injury concerns. He was also left out of Spain‘s squad for Euro 2020.

Ramos is assessing approaches he has received from PSG, Manchester City and Bayern Munich before taking a decision on his future, multiple sources have told ESPN. He has also been previously linked with moves to Manchester United and Manchester City, with City reportedly proposing a deal that would also include him playing at New York City FC.

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11.02 BST: Leicester City have completed the signing of striker Patson Daka from FC Salzburg for around €25m.

Daka, 22, scored 34 goals in 42 games last season and the Zambia international has signed a contract until 2026.

10.38 BST: Bild reports that any club wishing to sign winger Kingsley Coman will have to pay a transfer fee of €90m.

Coman, 25, is seeking a new challenge if he can’t agree new terms on a contract and has been linked with Liverpool, Man United and a host of other top clubs in Europe.

The France international’s deal expires in 2023 so he’s aware he may need to wait until next year to get his move.

10.15 BST: Reminder that Barcelona’s Lionel Messi becomes a free agent at midnight tonight.



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09.47 BST: Boca Juniors vice-president Juan Roman Riquelme has confirmed that the Argentine club will make a new attempt to sign Edinson Cavani next season after the Manchester United striker recently turn them down to stay at Old Trafford for at least one more season.

“We dreamed of having Cavani but he renewed with Manchester United,” Riquelme told ESPN show Futbol90. “We will try again next year. I told Edinson that it is understandable and that the only thing we can offer him is a full La Bombonera but now we don’t even have that (due to the COVID-19 restrictions.)”

Riquelme admitted that Boca are struggling to sign other players too due to their financial issues, but he is still confident that some new arrivals will come before the start of the season.

09.25 BST: Marseille are in advanced talks with Santos to complete the signing of defender Luan Peres, according to ESPN Brasil.

Jorge Sampaoli managed the 26-year-old during his time in Brazil and is now likely to reunite with him in Ligue 1.

ESPN Brasil says that the two clubs have already sorted the paperwork, with Marseille ready to pay around €4.5m for 70% of the player’s rights. The remaining 30% still belongs to Belgian side Club Brugge, where Peres was playing before moving on loan to Santos in 2018 before the Brazilian side signed him on permanent basis in February.

09.02 BST: ICYMI – Marseille have completed the signing of United States winger Konrad De La Fuente from Barcelona for €3m, the French club has announced.

De la Fuente, 19, has agreed a four-year deal with Marseille, who are owned by American businessman Frank McCourt, the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Barca will be due 50% of any future transfer fee, sources have told ESPN. The Catalan club had hoped to add a clause to re-sign De La Fuente within a certain timeframe but regulations in French football did not allow one to be included.

08.46 BST: Atletico MG have exercised the option to sign Guilherme Arana on permanent basis from Sevilla following his impressive loan spell at the club.

Arana 24, joined Sevilla in December 2017 after earning comparisons in style with Real Madrid star Marcelo while playing at Athletico Paranaense. However, the Brazilian left-back failed to make the impact expected both in La Liga and was sent on loan to Atalanta, where he also flopped.

However, Sevilla sent him on loan to Atletico MG in January 2020 and Arana recovered his best form; he could even be included in Andre Jardine’s squad for the coming Olympics. Atletico MG have now handed him a contract until December 2024.

08.30 BST: Arsenal are in talks to sign Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares, sources have told ESPN’s James Olley.

The 21-year-old is viewed as a back-up option for Kieran Tierney, who agreed a new five-year contract with the club last week.

Benfica value Tavares at around €12m but Arsenal are confident of doing a deal for less with the player keen on a move to the Premier League.

Negotiations are continuing for Tavares, who made 24 appearances for Benfica last season including a five-minute substitute outing against Arsenal in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie in February.

Tavares is viewed as an attack-minded full-back who can make a positive impact in the final third in a similar mould to two other left-backs that the club looked at signing in January: Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Aanholt.

Both Bertrand and Van Aanholt will become free agents next week when their contracts expire at Southampton and Crystal Palace respectively.



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PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

Aston Villa are hopeful of retaining attacking midfielder Jack Grealish with Manchester City set to offer them £100m to sign him. The Telegraph reports that the club are ready to offer the England star a new contract worth £150,000-a-week to remain at Villa Park and put an end to the transfer speculation. Grealish was involved in both goals on Tuesday as England beat Germany 2-0 at Wembley to reach the quarterfinals at Euro 2020.

Franco Vazquez has returned to Italy and agreed a deal with Parma on a free transfer, reports Fabrizio Romano. The 32-year-old midfielder previously featured for Palermo before signing for Sevilla FC in 2016, but was mainly used as a substitute last season, appearing 18 times from the bench.

Atalanta and Udinese have agreed a deal for Juan Musso, according Gianluca Di Marzio. The goalkeeper is set to join Atalanta for a fee worth €20m and will challenge to be the club’s top goalkeeper in the Champions League next season. The 27-year-old adds experience to Atalanta’s squad, having featured in 35 Serie A games for Udinese last season.

Liverpool youngster Liam Millar could be set for a move to Switzerland with FC Basel offering £1.5m to sign him, writes Football Insider. The Swiss Super League club are reportedly keen on the forward who spent last season on loan in League One with Charlton Athletic. The 21-year-old has been capped 11 times by Canada.

Barcelona‘s Samuel Umtiti would not be interested in a return to Ligue 1, according to L’Equipe. The 27-year-old defender has been the subject of interest from Marseille, but it is believed that Umtiti has sounded out approaches from the club. Barca are reportedly keen on moving Umtiti on as the club rebuilds after finishing third in La Liga last season.

– Uncertainty over Jason Denayer‘s contract is continuing, with Le10 Sport reporting that the Lyon defender is keen to play Champions League football next season. The player’s agent has quoted Napoli and AS Roma as two clubs interested in landing the centre-back’s services, although neither club are in the Champions League next year. A move may not be finalised until after Euro 2020, with Denayer currently preparing for the quarterfinals with Belgium.

– PSG have made Pablo Sarabia available for transfer after the midfielder’s strong performances for Spain during Euro 2020. AS reports that Atletico Madrid are interested in securing a deal for the 29-year-old, who joined Les Parisiens from Sevilla in 2019. The attacker featured 27 times in Ligue 1 last season, scoring six and assisting four goals.