Latest Football Transfer News Across The Globe
With the transfer window officially opened in England, other European countries as well as other continents, the rush by clubs to get needed players gets fully underway as well.
Some clubs have already gotten their transfer business underway as they hope to get the best legs ahead of the next season.
Naija News presents to you all the latest gists and rumours as well as an update on completed deals here.
Real Madrid land Mendy in €48m deal
Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Lyon’s Ferland Mendy in a deal worth an initial €48 million (£42.7m/$54m).
The highly rated left-back joined the Spanish giants on a six-year contract.
James signs five-year deal with Man Utd
21-year-old Wales international, Daniel James has completed a £15 million ($19m) move from Swansea City, joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Old Trafford outfit.
The winger signed a five-year contract having agreed to personal terms earlier.
Griezmann’s Barcelona move confirmed
Atletico Madrid’s CEO, Gil Martin, has announced that Antoine Griezmann is set to play for Barcelona this summer.
According to him, the club was aware that Griezmann would join Barcelona since March.
Romelu Lukaku hints at leaving Manchester United
Belgium and Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku, has hinted at leaving Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Inter Milan after the player admitted that it would be a dream to play in Serie A.
Arsenal in advanced talk for a new defender
Arsenal are in advanced negotiations with Saint Ettiene over a summer transfer deal for their defender, William Saliba, according to Le 10 Sport.
The 18-year-old France international could cost as much as €30 million ($34m, £27m), and Naija News understands the player could remain on loan in France for next season.
Chelsea takes decision on Kovacic’s future
According to Daily Mail, Chelsea have decided not to exercise the option to sign Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal.
Kovacic spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid.
It is however understood that the midfielder is likely to be farmed out on loan again, with former club Inter Milan rumored as his next destination.
Suarez expresses desire to leave Barcelona
Denis Suarez has confirmed his desire to dump Barcelona for another club in the La Liga.
The midfielder, who spent half of last season on loan at Arsenal, had his playing chances blocked by injuries and is ready to rebuild somewhere else.
“What I want is to leave Barca and play,” Suarez told El Larguero.
“My goal is to stay in the Spanish league. I have been in Barcelona for two months recovering from the injury and nobody from Barca has told me anything.”
Man Utd set to hijack Griezmann’s PSG’s move
Manchester United will attempt to hijack Antoine Griezmann’s planned move to Barcelona, according to The Sun.
United are said to be hoping about £95 million ($120m) official bid will be able to turn the player in their favour.