Welcome to the live blog of football transfer updates where we will bring to you all the latest happenings in the world of football transfers, information about the potential deals that could take place this summer and all the confirmed signings. As we move towards the 2021-22 season, make sure that you are tuned in to know the latest additions to your favourite teams.
7:40 PM IST: STAY TUNED!!
That’s it from this space for now. But stay tuned as we bring to you the latest transfer gossip as well as update from major football leagues around the world.
7: 00 PM IST: Andreas Pereira wants to stay at Lazio
Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira has reportedly wanted to extend his stay at Lazio, suggesting that he doesn’t have the physique for Premier League football.
6:30 PM IST: Ronaldo looking at all possible options amid Juve exit reports
A report carried by ESPN claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is exploring his options amid talk of a possible exit from the Serie A club this year. The ageing superstar’s representatives are looking into reports of interest from several clubs including Paris Saint-Germain and his former sides Real Madrid and Manchester United.
However, nothing concrete has materialised yet.
4:00 PM IST: Sparta Prague complete transfer of David Hancko from Fiorentina
That feeling when you finally become a Sparta Prague player for good. 😍 pic.twitter.com/1tHuJTkDJZ
— AC Sparta Prague (@ACSparta_EN) June 6, 2021
2: 30 PM IST: Dalsgaard joins Midtjylland from Brentford
Sommerens første signing!
Henrik Dalsgaard skifter til FC Midtjylland ✍️ pic.twitter.com/QImauEdZYO
— FC Midtjylland (@fcmidtjylland) June 7, 2021
2: 20 PM IST: Neymar didn’t want to return to Barcelona in 2019
It is further being revealed that Neymar did not want to return to Barcelona in 2019, contrary to what the reports suggested at that time. The same has been confirmed by PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi. The Brazilian forward has now clearly made his mind by signing a new deal with the club that runs until 2025.
02:06 PM IST: Meanwhile, another big update is that Gini Wijnaldum, whose deal with PSG was revealed last night, might perhaps stay with them till 2024. In addition, the club management are still in negotiations with Inter Milan to sign full-back Achraf Hakimi.
01:55 PM IST: The biggest update overnight. PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi has been categorical in saying that Kylian Mbappe will continue at the club. In fact, he is of the opinion that the 22-year-old will never leave the club as a free agent. “We will never sell him,” he was quoted as saying in a French newspaper L’Équipe.
9:05 PM IST: Good Night!
From Sancho to Trippier, it’s been another busy day in the world of football especially involving the English players. It will be interesting to see how things unfold with the EURO 2020 also approaching. Do join us tomorrow for all the latest updates on the transfers. Good Night!
8:55 PM IST: Giroud on AC Milan switch
Chelsea’s striker Olivier Giroud, who got a one-year contract extension at the Blues in April this year admitted that AC Milan is a big club but he is currently only focused on playing for France at the Euros. He said, “Moving to AC Milan? I liked Van Basten and Shevchenko… AC Milan are a big club and one of the greats in Europe but now I’m focused on the Euros.” (Source – Nizaar Kinsella)
8:00 PM IST: Pochettino to stay at PSG
‘Pochettino NOT leaving’, PSG on same position despite Tottenham talks. ⚪️ #THFC
…and that’s it: Pochettino has been directly involved in Wijnaldum’ turnaround to join PSG.
Poch called Gini several times, they met in 2016 as Poch wanted him at Spurs. Now, together in Paris 🇫🇷
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2021
7:35 PM IST: Arsenal enters the race to sign Trippier
The Gunners are keen to sign in-demand right-back Kieran Trippier and are looking to use Hector Bellerin as part of the deal. (Source – Marca)
7:15 PM IST: Kieran Trippier wants a move to Man Utd
According to Daily Mirror, Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier has told his England colleagues that he is keen to join Manchester United this summer. The Red Devils are also keen in securing the services of 30-year-old this transfer window. Tripper has a contract with Spanish club until 2022 and Atletico might thus allow the player to go ahead with the move.
6:40 PM IST: Aston Villa to bid for James Ward-Prowse
Aston Villa is set to make a move for Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse. Recently, the Premier League club signed a £30m-plus deal for Argentina’s Emiliano Buendia.
4:55 PM IST: Arsenal working on Ruben Neves deal
Arsenal are working on a deal to bring in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves as a replacement for Granit Xhaka. The Gunners believe they can get the deal for £34million. (Source: The Times)
3: 30 PM IST: PSG swoop in to sign Wijnaldum
PSG offered Wijnaldum more than doubled salary and Gini accepted during the night.
Pochettino called him many times in the last 56 hours.
PSG now working on next steps – medicals in 🇳🇱 too.
PSG want Gini to sign the contract as soon as possible after his Barça-deal turnaround. https://t.co/HOs6YcGsPA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2021
2:45 PM IST: Aston Villa agree club-record £33m deal for Norwich City midfielder Buendia
Aston Villa have agreed a club-record deal worth an initial £33m for Norwich City midfielder Emiliano Buendia. The Argentine midfielder was the Norwich City’s player of the season as they cruised to the Championship title last term and returned to the Premier League.
2:05 PM IST: Man Utd have been told that Sancho will cost them £81.5million
Manchester United have been reportedly told that England winger Jadon Sancho from Dortmund will cost them £81.5million. The Bundesliga club have lowered the price of the attacker, with Red Devils being able to save £26.5million, given Sancho’s price in the last window.
The Red Devils were keen on signing the Borussia Dortmund attacker last summer, but were not willing to pay the £108million fee demanded.
1:20 PM IST: Mourinho eyes goalkeepers Hugo Lloris, Wojciech Szczesny and Rui Patricio for Roma
Newly appointed Roma manager Jose Mourinho has set a goalkeeper wishlist for the Serie A club. The Portuguese has got Hugo Lloris, Wojciech Szczesny and Rui Patricio in his sights as he looks to add a goalkeeper to Roma.
12:15 PM IST: Trippier keen on Manchester United move
English defender Kieran Trippier is keen to join the Red Devils this summer, despite lifting the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid this season. As per Reports, Trippier has expressed his desire to return to the Premier League club to his England teammates. (Source- The Mirror)
11:30 AM IST: Good Morning and Welcome back!
Welcome back to another day full of excitement in the world of football. We assure to bring you live updates and latest happenings in football transfers. Stay Tuned!
10:oo PM IST: That’s a wrap!
That’s the end of another dramatic day in the world of football. Do join us today for all the latest updates. Good Night!
9:45 PM IST: Wilfried Zaha to leave Palace?
Crystal Palace are reportedly getting set for the departure of winger Wilfried Zaha this summer. (Source – Standard Sport)
The Ivorian, who scored 11 goals in 30 appearances for the Eagles, has notably told the club that he wants to leave. With Zaha being linked with a move to Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton last season, it will be interesting to see where he goes eventually.
8:50 PM IST: Chelsea enters the race to sign Saul
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are reportedly ‘eyeing a move’ for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez who is one of the prime targets for teams this summer. After Bayern Munich had reportedly already shown interest in securing his services, it is known that PSG are also looking to sign the Spanish player.
8:45 PM IST: Bale to hold talks with Ancelotti
Real Madrid’s winger Gareth Bale has denied the reports of his retirement after the end of Euros. The Welshman will reportedly hold talks with new manager Carlo Ancelotti regarding his future very soon. (Source – Fabrizio Romano)
The 31-year-old had spend the last season on loan at Tottenham where he scored 11 goals in 20 appearances and showed glimpses of his class.
6:20 PM IST: PSG looking to sign Wijnaldum
Paris St-Germain are attempting to hijack Barcelona’s bid to sign 30-year-old Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, whose Liverpool contract expires at the end of June.
5:30 PM IST: Fernandinho and Andy Carroll to be released
Manchester City and Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 36, and Newcastle and England striker Andy Carroll, 32, have both been included on their club’s released list which was published by the Premier League. However, clubs have until 23 June to send their final list.
4:15 PM IST: Andrea Pirlo and Maurizio Sarri in contention for Everton job
According to Calcimercato, Andrea Pirlo and ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri are both contenders for the Everton job, with the former supposedly in talks with owner Farhad Moshiri.
3:30 PM IST: Memphis Depay to Barcelona
Barca are set to complete the signing of Lyon and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 27, on a three-year contract.
Almost done ✅
Depay only needs to sign ✍️
Barcelona attack in 1 word, let’s go 👇 pic.twitter.com/AUxBV8I5jM
— Conroy Concessio (@ConroyConcessio) June 5, 2021
2:45 PM IST: Pjanic back to Juventus?
Barcelona and Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 31, could rejoin Juventus this summer after conversations with Massimiliano Allegri, who is set to take over after Andrea Pirlo was sacked.
12:30 PM IST: Saul Niguez set to sign for Bayern
Bayern Munich are set to sign Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, for 80m Euros (£68.7m) with former Leeds target Rodrigo De Paul, who plays for Udinese and Argentina, going to the La Liga champions as his 40m Euro replacement.
11:50 AM IST: Chelsea to sell winger Hakim Ziyech
According to Calcimercato, Chelsea have not ruled out selling Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech this summer with Serie A sides AC Milan and Napoli both interested if the 28-year-old became available.
10:20 AM IST: Welcome Back
According to TalkSport, England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, could stay at Aston Villa this summer, with both Manchester City and Manchester United unwilling to match Villa’s £130m valuation.
10:00 PM IST: Good Night!
That’s a wrap on another exciting day in the world of football. Apart from some major contract extension announcements by Chelsea, there were few shockers emerging in the form of Saul’s possible switch to Bayern and Man City setting their eyes on Jack Grealish. We will see how things unfold tomorrow. Stay tuned but until then, good bye!
9:55 PM IST: Tottenham set to get new director of football
The agreement between former Juventus director Fabio Paratici and Tottenham to become the new director of football is set to be completed. (Source – Fabrizio Romano)
As per the report, only last few details are pending and Paratici will join Spurs regardless of Antonio Conte’s final decision on joining the London club.
9:50 PM IST: Another good news for European champions
I'm very happy and proud to announce today my contract extension until 2022 with @ChelseaFC !!
Proud to be part of the Chelsea family💙💙. Come on Blues!! #Chelsea #ChelseaFC #ThiagoSilva #OoohThiagoSilva pic.twitter.com/UVUtBCiITs
— Thiago Silva (@tsilva3) June 4, 2021
9:35 PM IST: Giroud’s contract extended at Chelsea
Chelsea’s striker Olivier Giroud has extended his stay at the London club for one more season as the option to exercise extension was done two months back. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said, “With so much to still to play for, there was only one decision we could make when we exercised the option to extend his contract back in April.”
8:45 PM IST: Man City identifies a replacement for Bernardo Silva
The Premier League winners have reportedly set their eyes on Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish as a potential replacement for Bernardo Silva if the Portuguese leaves the club this season. Notably, Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Silva this season. (Source – France Football)
7:55 PM IST: Coman’s contract talks with Munich stalls
According to Sport1, Bayern Munich’s efforts to offer a new contract to Kingsley Coman have stalled after the French star demanded to double his currently salary to €20 million-a-year. With Manchester United and Chelsea keeping an eye on the current situation, it would be interesting to see how things unfold for Coman this summer.
6:15 PM IST: Saul to Bayern Munich?
Bayern Munich are reportedly planning to seal a €80 million deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. Although the Spanish star has been touted for a move to England in past, the German giants are currently leading the race to secure his services. (Radio Marca)
5:30 PM IST: Thomas Tuchel extends his contract at Chelsea
After guiding Chelsea to a top-four finish and UEFA Champions League title, Thomas Tuchel has been rewarded with a 2-year contract extension. Reflecting on the same, Tuchel said: ‘I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family. There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.”
4:00 PM IST: Saul to leave Atletico Madrid?
Atletico Madrid’s star player Saul Niguez could leave the Spanish club this summer with FC Bayern Munich reportedly showing interest in the player. Chelsea have also been informed about the situation and could be in the race to sign the midfielder. (Source – Fabrizio Romano)
Notably, Saul had signed a nine-year contract with Atletico Madrid in 2017 and his asking price is not yet known. As per Fabrizio, Atletico are already in talks with Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul as his potential replacement.
3:25 PM IST: Arsenal set their eyes on Mazraoui
With Hector Bellerin expected to leave the club this season, Arsenal have reportedly Ajax defender Noussair Mazraoui as his potential replacement. (Source – Estadio Deportivo)
The Gunners are quite keen to secure the services of the Dutch-Moroccan right-back who is also a prolific goal-scorer having scored 55 goals in 68 appearances for Ajax.
3:05 PM IST: Asking price of Harry Kane?
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Tottenham are looking for £150m to sell Harry Kane while Manchester City are only keen to give £100 million for the England captain. The difference in valuation of the player by both clubs is becoming the major roadblock in negotiation as both clubs are not even able to come to a consensus in terms of players which can be used as part of the deal.
3:00 PM IST: Man Utd and Barca in race to sign Spanish star
Manchester United and Barcelona are currently leading the race to land in Villarreal’s in-form forward Gerard Moreno. (Source – Fichajes)
The 29-year-old had one of his most successful season with the Yellow Submarines in 2020-21 where he ended up with 30 goals. He also scored a crucial goal in the Europa League Final against the Red Devils which Unai Emery’s side eventually win in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
2:55 PM IST: Last update on Antonio Conte!
Tottenham are pushing to reach an agreement with Antonio Conte. He’s tempted by #THFC job – but no final decision yet. 🇮🇹
Negotiations still ongoing with his agents about salary, new signings, staff [Spurs are not willing to allow him to bring more than four staff members]. ⚪️
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 3, 2021
2:50 PM IST: Man Utd confident of signing Sancho
Manchester United are extremely confident that they will be able to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer. (Source – The Athletic)
After being linked to the England player since the last season, the Red Devils reportedly believe that it is finally time to get Sancho in the mix as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side get set for a busy transfer window this summer.
2:45 PM IST (June 4): Welcome back everyone
Welcome to the live blog of transfers, rumours and updates where we inform you about all the latest happenings in the world of football. With Antonio Conte closing in on joining Tottenham and so many other star players getting linked with big clubs, we are set for another thrilling day in the office.
10:10 PM IST: That’s it for today!
That’s a wrap up on another exciting day of football transfers and updates. The big news of the day has to be Antonio Conte’s potential return to England with reports of him being in advanced talks with Tottenham Hotspur. The 51-year-old Italian will certainly lit up the Premier League with his presence. Things could get confirmed in 1-2 days so stay tuned and do join us for all the latest updates tomorrow. Good Night!
10:00 PM IST: Wolves set to get their new manager
Bruno Lage will join Wolves as new head coach, here we go and confirmed. He’s the frontrunner since the day Nuno was sacked and now the agreement is set to be completed – work permit will be conceded in the next hours. (Source – Fabrizio Romano)
The 45-year-old Portuguese had managed Benfica B in 2018-19 season before taking the reigns of the senior side next season. Since his contract was terminated by Benfica on July 4 last year, Wolves would be his first assignment.
9:40 PM IST: Julian Weigl’s price tag revealed
As per reports, Chelsea have been told the price tag of highly-rated defensive midfielder Julian Weigl. Benfica have reportedly demanded £25.8million for the 25-year-old German. Weigl has played under Thomas Tuchel in Borussia Dortmund before and is being considered as a cheaper alternative to Declan Rice.
9:20 PM IST: Reigning Europa League champions set eyes on Amine Harit
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 2, 2021
8:25 PM IST: Nuno Santo linked to two clubs
Former Wolves manager Nuno Santo is being linked for a move to Crystal Palace and Everton. While the 47-year-old had earlier held talks with the Eagles, it is now being reported that he is one of the leading contenders to succeed Ancelotti at the Toffees. (Source – Sky Sports)
7:00 PM IST: Antonio Conte to Tottenham?
Tottenham have contacted Antonio Conte as candidate for Spurs job – not done but talks ongoing about potential project, contract and salary. (Source – Fabrizio Romano)
With PSG remaining firm that they will retain Mauricio Pochettino as their coach for next season, the Spurs have started talks with Conte who recently left Inter Milan after guiding them to a famous Serie A title.
6:40 PM IST: Barcelona eyeing another free transfer
Barcelona are still in talks with Memphis Depay as a free agent. Negotiations ongoing and progressing on personal terms – potential contract until June 2023 or 24.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 2, 2021
5:55 PM IST: Lineker reveals three possible destinations for Harry Kane
Former English footballer Gary Lineker has had his say on the major talking point of this summer transfer window – Harry Kane. “I think it is between Manchester City, Manchester United and maybe PSG,” said Lineker in a conversation with Goal.
4:45 PM IST: Mark van Bommel joins Wolfsburg
Dutch manager Mark van Bommel has been appointed as the new manager of VfL Wolfsburg. The 44-year-old has signed a two-year contract and is succeeding Oliver Glasner, who was announced as the new head coach of Eintracht Frankfurt last month.
4:30 PM IST: Man United interested in signing star right-back
Manchester United have reportedly set their eyes once again on Atletico Madrid’s full-back Kieran Trippier. (Source – MEN)
The Red Devils were interested in securing the services of the English player in January but failed to do so. It seems like they have once again rekindled their interested in him and with Trippier being a supporter of the club since childhood, it could well be a perfect deal for both the club and the player.
3:40 PM IST: Barcelona complete the signing of Emerson
FC Barcelona have have announced the signing of right-back Emerson Royal from Real Betis after they exercised the option to buy the player for an amount of €9 million. The current deal will see the Brazilian defender stay at Camp Nou until 2024.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 2, 2021
2:50 PM IST: Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is on the verge of signing a new 2-year contract which will see him stay at the club until 2023. The relationship between the player and the club has reportedly improved over the last few days. Moreover, the signing of close-friend Sergio Aguero and election of president Joan Laporta has convinced him to extend his contract. (Source: AS)
2:45 PM IST (June 2): Welcome back to another exciting day!
It was an action-packed day in the world of football yesterday as Ancelotti was announced as the new manager of Real Madrid. With so much happening in the first few days after the end of last season, we can certainly expect another thrilling day in the world of football transfers. Good Afternoon!
10:55 PM IST: Good Night!
It’s been quite a busy day in the world of football with Carlo Ancelotti’s remarkable return to Real Madrid being the biggest one. With so much more expected to unfold tomorrow with a managerial position in Everton now vacant, do join us for all the latest updates. Good Night!
10:50 PM IST: Official – Carlo Ancelloti returns to Real Madrid
In a sensational turn of events, Carlo Ancelloti has been officially announced as the new Real Madrid manager on Tuesday.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 1, 2021
9:30 PM IST: Miralem Pjanic eyeing a return to Juventus
Miralem Pjanic is reportedly looking to head back to Juventus to re-unite with Massimiliano Allegri. (Source: Tuttosport)
The 31-year-old midfielder endured a difficult campaign with Barcelona in 2020-21 season featuring in only 19 matches for the club.
8:30 PM IST: David Moyes linked with a move to Everton
With news of Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti joining Real Madrid doing the rounds, it is now being reported that West Ham coach David Moyes is being linked to a move to the Toffees. (Source: The Times)
Notably, Moyes have been one of the most successful managers for Everton, having managed the side from 2002 to 2013 before moving to Manchester United. The 58-year-old had a brilliant season with the Hammers, guiding them to a sixth-place finish in Premier League.
7:40 PM IST: Raheem Sterling could move to Arsenal or Tottenham
Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to sign Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling this summer transfer window. (Source: The Sun)
Notably, the player shares a good relationship with Mikel Arteta which could play a role in this move. There are also reports that Man City are planning to sell Sterling to Tottenham in a potential ‘cash+player’ deal which would see Harry Kane go the other way.
7:30 PM IST: Cristiano Ronaldo unlikely to go to PSG
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly not interested in joining PSG in this summer transfer window. (Source: The Athletic)
With his future in doubt at Juventus after the appointment of Massimiliano Allegri, a potential move for CR7 to either of the former clubs – Manchester United and Real Madrid could also be on cards.
7:15 PM IST: Carlo Ancelotti set for a return to Real Madrid
Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly set for a remarkable return to Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left the Spanish club few days back. The current Everton manager is expected to terminate the contract with the English club very soon with both the clubs in direct contact. An official announcement on Ancelloti’s appointment could happen today. (Source: Jose Felix Diaz)
Notably, Ancelotti won 4 titles with Real Madrid during his time (2013-15) in the club. It included Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
6:28 PM IST: Leo Messi to stay at Barcelona?
Laporta also announced ‘new signings soon’: Gini Wijnaldum is ‘here we go’. ⌛️🇳🇱
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 1, 2021
6:00 PM IST: Youri Tielemans on the move
Leicester City striker and coach Kevin Phillips has made a big statement. He said that Leicester will be powerless to stop Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 24, moving to Liverpool after they failed to secure Champions League football.
5:15 PM IST: Sergi Roberto heading to Man City
Manchester City are the favourites to sign versatile midfielder Sergi Roberto from Barcelona. The 29-year-old’s future at the Camp Nou is in doubt and he is likely to be sold after a tough 2020-21 season.
4:20 PM IST: Paris Saint-Germain working to sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter
Paris Saint-Germain are still working to sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter. Price tag €80m, so PSG have to raise the bid. FC Bayern have not opened talks. 🇲🇦
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 1, 2021
3:50 PM IST: Everton targeting Pedro
Everton are keen on signing former Chelsea winger Pedro, 33, from Roma. Pedro is set to reunite with his ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Roma – but Carlo Ancelotti has other plans. He wants the Spanish winger at Goodison Park.
2:30 PM IST: Liverpool preparing for summer overhaul
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning for up to nine players leaving Anfield this summer, including 29-year-old Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri and Belgium striker Divock Origi, 26. Both the players were on the fringes of first-team action last season and will be looking to get more playing time elsewhere.
1:55 PM IST: Raphael Varane in demand
Chelsea and Manchester United are both willing to meet Real Madrid’s £70m asking price for 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane, and both the clubs will also reportedly double his wages.
1:25 PM IST: Real Madrid eye Ancelotti reunion
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is a candidate for the Real Madrid job, who he has managed before. Ancelotti previously led Los Blancos from 2013-15, winning the Champions League title and Club World Cup in 2014. According to Calciomercato, Real Madrid have been in contact with the Italian to replace Zinedine Zidane. While some other candidates have also been linked like Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Raul and Xabi Alonso.
Real Madrid are in talks with Carlo Ancelotti in order to appoint him as new manager, confirmed. 🇮🇹
No direct contacts with Antonio Conte. ❌
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 1, 2021
12:50 PM IST: OFFICIAL: Barcelona sign Eric Garcia On free transfer
Spanish giants Barcelona have announced the signing of Manchester City defender Eric Garcia ahead of the upcoming 2021-2022 season. The 20-year-old follows the footsteps of Gerard Pique in leaving a Manchester club on a free transfer in order to move back to Barcelona. Garcia trained at Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy and rose through the ranks in the Barca youth system before making a move to England in 2017.
Home is where the heart is. pic.twitter.com/FQRV2L4n4R
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 1, 2021
12:20 PM IST: Red Devils eyeing Harry Kane and Grealish
Manchester United are interested in signing Kane and Grealish, while Manchester City are monitoring the situation. The two clubs are also set to compete for West Ham’s 22-year-old central midfielder Declan Rice.
11:43 AM IST: Copa America to be hosted by Brazil after Argentina removed as hosts
The 2021 Copa America will be hosted by Brazil, after Argentina was stripped of the tournament just two weeks before it starts. Argentina was removed as host because the country is currently experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases.
11:15 AM IST: Newcastle targeting loan deals for Chelsea duo
Premier League club Newcastle United are keen on loan moves for Chelsea’s English forward Tammy Abraham, and young Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour.
10:45 AM IST: AC Milan looking to sign Giroud
AC Milan want to sign Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, when his contract expires at the end of June.
10:20 AM IST: Welcome Back
According to Football Insider, Leeds United no longer hold an interest in Liverpool and Wales winger Harry Wilson. The Reds have reportedly put a £15m asking price for the 24-year-old.
11:00 PM IST: See you tomorrow!
This is it from all the latest updates from today, with Sergio Aguero’s transfer to FC Barcelona being the highlight. Join us tomorrow for more transfer updates and happenings. Good Night!
10:45 PM IST: Fikayo Tomoro to sign 5-year deal with AC Milan
Chelsea will receive €28m from AC Milan for Fikayo Tomori, who is set to stay at the Italian club. The defender is expected to sign a 5-year contract with Milan and the agreement will be completed in the coming days. (Source – Fabrizio Romano)
10:30 PM IST: Aguero signs the contract officially
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 31, 2021
9:40 PM IST: Sergi Roberto in talks with Man City
With Sergi Roberto also reported to be among the players not in plans of FC Barcelona for next season, the player has notably initiated talks with Manchester City. While Robero wants to continue in Barça, he is open to leave if he isn’t in the club’s plans. (Source: Toni Juanmartí)
9:35 PM IST: Philippe Coutinho could head back to Liverpool
FC Barcelona have notably offered Liverpool a chance to sign back Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho. The midfielder is part of a list of players that are not in the plans of the Spanish club for next season. The full list of players including Coutinho includes: Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele. (Source: Diario AS)
9:oo PM IST: Sergio Aguero joins FC Barcelona
The Argentine striker has joined FC Barcelona on a free transfer where he has signed a two-year contract that contains a €100million buy-out clause. On joining the Spanish giants, Sergio Aguero said, “Barca are the best club in the world so I think I made a great decision to be here. I am happy and hopefully, I can help the team to win things.” While the deal has been finalized, Aguero’s official presentation will take place on Monday from IST 9:30 PM onwards.
May 31: List of done deals
As we head to the month of June, let us have a look at all the key done deals so far:
Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich – € 42.5M)
Ibrahima Konate (RB Leipzig to Liverpool – € 41.5 m)
Weston McKennie (Schalke to Juventus – € 18.5M)
Angelino (Manchester City to RB Leipzig – Undisclosed fee)
Craig Dawson (Watford to West Ham – Undisclosed fee)
Mike Maignan (Lille to AC Milan – Undisclosed fee)
Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas to AS Roma – Undisclosed fee)
David Alaba (Bayern Munich to Real Madrid – Free)
Omar Richards (Reading to Bayern Munich – Free)
Mana Iwabuchi (Aston Villa to Arsenal – Free)
Theo Walcott (Everton to Southampton – Free)