OSB – Transfer News and Gossip – 8th July


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United’s O’Hara joins Burton Albion on loan

Manchester United goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara has joined Burton Albion on loan until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Macclesfield Town, helping Sol Campbell’s side avoid relegation from the Football League.

Neres dismisses Man Utd links

David Neres has committed his future to Ajax amid a series of reports suggesting he was set to leave the club this summer.

The 22-year-old winger has been linked with Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Everton over the course of the past few months after impressing for the Dutch champions last term.

But he broke off from celebration following Brazil’s 3-1 Copa America final victory over Peru to tell  Algemeen Dagblad: “I’m having a beer because I have something to celebrate. I have to be back at Ajax on July 28. My future is with Ajax .”

Saint Etienne eye loan deal for Barca’s Malcom

Saint-Etienne have made contact with Barcelona to discuss a possible loan deal for Brazilian winger Malcom, according to Sport 24.

The Ligue 1 outfit signed Sergi Palencia from the Blaugrana last week and Malcom’s availability was also discussed during the negotiations.

The 22-year-old contributed one goal and two assists in 15 La Liga appearances last season.


United set to battle with PSG for Milinkovic-Savic

Manchester United are chasing Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Red Devils have lined up the Serbian as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba, who continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

PSG are also interested in Milinkovic-Savic, who helped Lazio win the Coppa Italia last season.


De Ligt Updates

According to Sky in Italy:

  • The agreement is £10.8m (€12m) per year, which equates to around £230,000 per week.
  • Ajax are asking for a fee of £67.3m (€75m).
  • Juventus are so far offering to pay £49.3 (€55m) plus £9m in bonuses (€10m).

Matthijs de Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola confirmed last night that his client has agreed personal terms with Juventus.

“Matthijs has agreed personal terms with Juve. We’re waiting for them to complete the agreement with Ajax soon”, he told Dutch paper De Telegraaf.

Matthijs De Ligt

Tielemans undergoes Leicester medical

Youri Tielemans has had a medical with Leicester City as his move from Monaco nears completion.

Sky Sports reports the 22-year-old midfielder was in the Midlands over the weekend and the Foxes hope to finalise the move in time for him to join the squad on a pre-season training camp in France next week.

Leicester are expected to pay a fee of around £40 million which would set a new club record.

Youri Tielemans

West Ham confirm Arnautovic departure

West Ham have announced that striker Marko Arnautovic has joined Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG.

Sky Sports understands the fee to be £22.4 million.

Arsenal ready to meet £27m Saliba fee

Arsenal are ready to meet the £27 million asking price for St Etienne‘s highly-rated teenage defender William Saliba, reports The Sun.

Gunners’ manager Unai Emery has been closely monitoring the 18 year old’s progress and looks ready to beat off the competition.

St Etienne want Saliba to remain with them on loan in Ligue 1 next season as part of any deal.

william saliba

Liverpool in pole position to sign Elliott

Liverpool have emerged as the frontrunners in the race to sign England U-17 star Harvey Elliott, according to the Telegraph.

The 16-year-old rejected a scholarship at boyhood club Fulham last month and is now expected to snub offers from a number of European clubs in order to join the Reds.

Elliot will not turn professional until his 17th birthday next April, but he has already been tipped for a bright future at the highest level.

Harvey Elliott

Romero set for Juventus medical

Genoa defender Cristian Romero is due to undergo a medical at Juventus ahead of a permanent transfer, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Bianconeri have identified the 21-year-old as one of the most promising players in Serie A, as new boss Maurizio Sarri aims to bring in a couple of extra reinforcements before the new season begins.

Romero contributed two goals and two assists in 27 Serie A appearances last term.

Crystal Palace showing interest in Reece James

Chelsea full-back Reece James is the subject of interest from Crystal Palace, according to The Sun.

The Eagles want the 19-year-old to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who completed a transfer to Manchester United last month.

James spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Wigan Athletic, racking up 45 Championship appearances in total.

Reece James

Forest closing in on Muric from Man City

Nottingham Forest are expected to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Arijanet Muric this week, according to the Telegraph.

The 20-year-old has attracted interest from a number of clubs around Europe, but he now looks set to move to the City Ground on loan.

Muric played a key role in Man City’s run to Carabao Cup glory last season, racking up five appearances in the competition.

Boyd nears Besiktas move

United States international Tyler Boyd is nearing a deal to join Turkish giants Besiktas, according to multiple outlets in Turkey (via Stuff).

Besiktas will sign Boyd to a three-year contract after offering more than $3 million to Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portugal for his services.

Boyd had interest from MLS expansion franchise Inter Miami following a successful loan with Turkish side Ankaragucu last season.

Tyler Boyd

El Shaarawy seals Chinese move

Roma star Stephan El Shaarawy has secured a move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

The 26-year-old has been with Roma since 2016 with the club reportedly netting €18 million for the Italian international.

Shenhua currently sit 14th in the CSL and boast former Watford forward Odion Ighalo.

Lemina in plea to quit Southampton

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina has instructed manager Ralph Hassenhuttl he wants to quit the Premier League club, according to The Mirror.

The 25-year-old, who joined the Saints in August 2017 from Juventus for £15.4m, said: “I still have another three years of contract. But it is true that I do not rule out the possibility of seeing something else.”

Atletico Madrid sign Brazilian left-back Lodi

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of left-back Renan Lodi from Athletico Paranaense.

The 21-year-old full-back has put pen-to-paper on a six year deal in the Spanish capital.

After completing the deal, Lodi said: “I’m very happy to be here and arrive to a big club. I’m very happy to be able to work alongside Simeone, he is one of the best coaches.”

Inter prepared for failed Lukaku deal

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has claimed the club are happy to play the waiting game in their bid to sign Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku, but admitted they have another target in mind should a deal for the Belgian fall through.

And according to the Irish Independent, their alternative target remains former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Marotta is quoted as saying: “He (Dzeko ) is an objective for us but both parties are trying to find the right deal.”


Gerrard rejects Newcastle job

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has turned down the chance to become the new boss at Newcastle United.

Magpies owner Mike Ashley was reportedly keen to hand the former Liverpool man the top job at St. James’ Park in the wake of Rafa Benitez’s recent departure, but according to The Mirror, Gerrard has declined his offer.




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