OSB – Transfer news and gossip – 19th July


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Liverpool and Manchester City eye Fenerbache goalkeeper

Manchester City, Liverpool and Basel are monitoring Fenerbahce goalkeeper Berke Ozer, a source close to the player revealed to Goal.

The three clubs have made enquiries to Ozer’s representatives regarding his current situation and availability.

Rondon completes Dalian Yifang move

Salomon Rondon has moved to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang, with the former Newcastle loanee being reunited with Rafa Benitez after leaving West Brom.

The Venezuela international striker had a £16.5 million ($21m) release clause in his contract with the Baggies.

Manchester United interested in Dybala

Manchester United have made contact with Juventus regarding a possible deal for Paulo Dybala, claims Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The Bianconeri are said to be looking for around €80 million (£72m/$90m) from any deal, but aware that the Argentine forward has no desire to leave.

Joelinton getting closer to Newcastle move

Hoffenheim have confirmed that Brazilian forward Joelinton is in “concrete talks” with a Premier League club, as Newcastle aim to complete a record deal.


The Chronicle Live reports that the 22-year-old’s agents were finalising an agreement with the Magpies on Wednesday, with new boss Steve Bruce supportive of the move.

Joelinton contributed seven goals and five assists in 28 appearances for Hoffenheim last season.

Llorente to join Fiorentina?

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente has been offered a contract at Fiorentina, after leaving Tottenham upon the expiration of his previous deal in June.

According to the Mail, the 34-year-old has the chance to return to Serie A, but Spurs may also offer him an extra year in north London.

Llorente scored five goals in 33 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham last season.

Burnley set asking price for Heaton

Burnley will only sell Tom Heaton if their £12 million ($15m) valuation is met, amid ongoing interest from Aston Villa.

According to the Birmingham Mail, the Villans have already had a £4 million ($5m) bid rejected, but they are expected to return with an improved offer.

Heaton made 19 Premier League appearances for Burnley in total last season.

Lampard to decide on Willian’s future

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be the man making the call on Willian’s future as Barcelona look to land the Brazilian.

The Express claim that Barcelona are looking to land the 30-year-old on a £30 million​ ($38m) deal.

And though Willian has not joined back up with the Blues following Brazil’s win in Copa America, it will be the club’s new coach who makes the call on offering the winger a new contract to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

Klopp: It’s too early for contract talks with Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp doesn’t see any need to start talks over a new contract with Liverpool.

The manager has a deal running through 2022 and plans to see that out, while insisting that the club don’t need to give him fresh terms any time soon.

Juve ready to offer three players for Pogba

Juventus have picked out three players they could offer to Manchester United as part of a deal for Paul Pogba this summer, Corriere della Sera reports.

The Italian champions believe they can convince United to lower their £150 million ($188m) asking price for the French midfielder by offering to send Joao Cancelo, Douglas Costa and Blaise Matuidi to Old Trafford.

Atletico Madrid have made James a priority

Atletico Madrid have made James Rodriguez a priority as they look to bring an end to their summer transfer business.

Marca reports that the Rojiblancos are pushing to land the Colombia international from Real Madrid, while Napoli are still in the frame.

But negotiations with Real Madrid are not expected to be easy, even though James is open to making the switch to their rivals.

Napoli edging towards Lille star Nicolas Pepe

Napoli are edging towards the signing of Nicolas Pepe after holding positive talks with Lille.

The French side are holding out for around €65 million for their star attacker, who has been linked to Paris Saint-Germain as well as several Premier League teams.


Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis identified Pepe as a potential option for the Serie A side earlier in this transfer window and is now moving in on him.

Sky Sport in Italy reports negotiations are underway between the two sides and the Stadio San Paolo club are willing to offer 22-year-old midfielder Adam Ounas as part of the deal to try to lower Lille’s price.


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