11.30am transfer news LIVE: Leeds close in on Cuisance, Man City agree Ruben Dias fee, Barcelona ‘give up’ on Martinez – The Sun

LEEDS are reportedly closing in on a deal for Bayern Munich's Michael Cuisance.

Meanwhile Man City are set to sign Benfica's Ruben Dias with Nicolas Otamendi moving in the other direction.

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  • DONE DEAL

    West Brom have signed Filip Krovinovic on a season-long loan.

  • TELL-ING OFF

    Porto have been left furious after Manchester United bid just £12m for Alex Telles, according to reports in Portugal.

    The Portuguese club would rather keep the player until his contract runs out next summer than lower their £18m asking price, Correio da Manha claim.

    This is because 25 per cent of the sale will go straight into the pockets of various businessmen and the Brazilian's former club Galatasaray, who have a sell-on clause.

    The report reads: “Alex Telles still has one foot out of FC Porto’s door, but the transfer to Man United is shakier, with the two sides “entrenched” in their positions.”

    It also adds that Man Utd could be in for a shock if they try to wait until January to agree a pre-contract for a summer free transfer as the likes of PSG, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are likely to re-enter the equation.

  • HOUSS THAT?

    Arsenal are reportedly struggling to convince Lyon to sell playmaker Houssem Aouar.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has already had an initial £31million bid turned down by the French club.

    According to L'Equipe, the Emirates outfit are not convincing Lyon a deal can be reached after returning with a 'timid' £34.5m offer.

    The Ligue 1 side's president Jean-Michel Aulas has previously revealed the two clubs remain far apart in their valuations of Aouar.

    Lyon were believed to be hoping for £54m but will consider a lower offer due to the financial impact of the coronavirus.

  • DE MAIN MAN

    Barcelona have made Memphis Depay their no.1 target as Ronald Koeman bids to gift Lionel Messi a new strike partner, reports say.

    The Dutch manager is reportedly insisting on a fresh forward man after the departure of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid.

    And Depay, who has long been linked with the Spanish club, is seen as the perfect replacement to link up with Messi.

    Barca hit four past Villareal in their opening La Liga game over the weekend but, according to Sport, Koeman was still left wishing for more going forward.

  • 'THERE'S A POSSIBILITY'

    Frank Lampard has confirmed Ruben Loftus-Cheek could leave Chelsea this week.

    He told Football London: “I'm very open with Ruben.

    “We've had a couple of conversations in the last week.

    “He's fit as a fiddle so he can play week in week out.

    “He needs to play, he's done a lot of work now. He would have been playing earlier if it wasn't for lockdown and restart.

    “There's a possibility that Ruben may go out to play games because I think that would be great for him.

    “We hold him in very high regard here. I certainly do and that could be a good option for him.”

  • LEED THE WAY

    Talks are reportedly progressing between Leeds and Bayern Munich over a deal for Michael Cuisance.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims personal terms have already been agreed.

    Leeds are set to fork out a fee of £18.1million for the 21-year-old – who joined the German giants last year.

    Marcelo Bielsa's side are keen to sign him on a five-year deal.

  • DEM DELAYS

    Ousmane Dembele was in trouble with Barcelona after turning up for training late once again, according to reports.

    The Frenchman, 23, has endured his fair share of disciplinary issues during his time at the Nou Camp.

    And according to Marca, he is back in the bad books.

    Reports suggest Manchester United may look to pounce by signing the former Borussia Dortmund man.

    With Jadon Sancho seemingly staying put in Germany and the Red Devils still wanting a winger before next week's deadline day, a late swoop for Dembele is on the cards, according to Sky Sports.

  • ANTONI-GO

    Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is a shock transfer target for Tottenham, according to reports.

    The German, 27, has not featured for the Blues in any of their games so far this season despite turning out for his country in the Nations League.

    Rudiger was on the bench against Brighton on the opening weekend but has not made the matchday squad since.

    And according to Sky Sports, Spurs are ready to pounce.

  • RUN OF THE MIL

    Manchester United outcast Diogo Dalot is a transfer target for AC Milan, according to reports.

    The Portuguese full-back, 21, has featured just once since lockdown – the 2-1 FA Cup win over Norwich in June – and is well down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the first-choice right-back with Timothy Fosu-Mensah the back-up option.

    And with game time hard to come by, the young defender knows he needs to go elsewhere to progress.

    According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Milan have made contact with United over a deal.

  • GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Dele Alli a Tottenham escape route on a season-long loan, according to reports.

    The French giants will then look to make his move a permanent one with Jose Mourinho open to letting the England star leave.

    Alli looks braced to leave the North London outfit after being banished from the matchday squad for their last two league matches.

    The 24-year-old was apparently left confused and upset by his treatment and is considering leaving the club.

    According to RMC Sport, PSG are ready to make their move with Tottenham chief Daniel Levy considering accepting.

    At Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirmed he rejected “several offers, notably from Barcelona” to instead become the Gunners’ highest-paid player ever.

    The Gabon superstar told French TV show Canal Football Club: “There were several offers, notably from Barca, but also other clubs.”

    Liverpool flop Loris Karius has signed for Union Berlin on a season-long loan.

    Angus Gunn has emerged as a loan target for Stoke – if Jack Butland leaves.

    Sheffield United are offering a stunning £17million for Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster AND will let him go back to the Kop.

    Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira will sign for Lazio in the next few days, according to the Serie A side's director Igli Tare.

    And Diego Costa teased new Atletico Madrid strike partner Luis Suarez by joking: “I'll do the fighting, he can do the biting.”

    Finally, Frank Lampard reportedly tore into Marcos Alonso in front of his team-mates after the Spaniard went to watch the second half of Saturday’s 3-3 draw at West Brom alone on the Chelsea bus.

    The Athletic claims insiders told them Lampard was “the angriest they’ve ever seen him” after Alonso, who was subbed at half-time, made for the bus instead of sitting with other subs in The Hawthorns stands.

    Alonso, 29, was apparently seen returning to the pitchside seats about 15 minutes into the second half. But it is believed he had originally sat on the Chelsea team bus by himself after taking a shower following his half-time hook.

    Lampard reportedly pulled Alonso up in front of the rest of his squad after the game, claiming the left-back had damaged team unity by acting selfishly.

    A source told The Athletic: “The players were saying they have never seen the manager like this. It kicked off after the game and he was going mad at Alonso. Some were talking about how they’d be surprised if he plays for Chelsea ever again.”

    Alonso was at fault for two of West Brom’s three first-half goals.

  • LAC OF FUNDS

    Arsenal are ready to sell Alexandre Lacazette to raise funds for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, according to reports.

    Roma are one of the clubs leading the chase with The Athletic stating a bid has been made, but the publication states that it has fallen well below Arsenal's expectations.

    Lacazette had a mixed evening in the Gunners' 3-1 defeat at Anfield as he scuffed the ball past Alisson to put them in front but then missed two gilt-edged chances in the second half.

  • KEANE VS KLOPP

    Jurgen Klopp hit back at Roy Keane after the Irishman called Liverpool “sloppy” during their 3-1 win over Arsenal.

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  • ALL IN

    Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Dele Alli a Tottenham escape route on a season-long loan, according to reports.

    The French giants will then look to make his move a permanent one with Jose Mourinho open to letting the England star leave.

    Alli looks braced to leave the North London outfit after being banished from the matchday squad for their last two league matches.

    The 24-year-old was apparently left confused and upset by his treatment and is considering leaving the club.

    According to RMC Sport, PSG are ready to make their move with Tottenham chief Daniel Levy ‘considering accepting.’

  • FT: LIVERPOOL 3-1 ARSENAL

    It's all over at Anfield and the Gunners leave empty handed.

  • NOU WAY I'D LEAVE

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he rejected “several offers, notably from Barca” to instead become Arsenal's highest-paid player ever.

    The Gabon superstar told French TV show Canal Football Club: “There were several offers, notably from Barca, but also other clubs.

    “My priority was to stay for two reasons. The first is the coach, Mikel Arteta, because we spoke a fair amount during the 'lockdown' as they say here.

    “We were at home and spoke several times and he convinced me, notably in terms of the project.

    “And of course, secondly, is the love that I receive from the fans and people at the club.

    “Since I have been here I have been treated like one of their own, and as I am one of their own, I am going to stay here, it is as simple as that.”

  • HT: LIVERPOOL 2-1 ARSENAL

    The champions are in front at the break despite the shock of falling behind to Lacazette's opener.

    Goals from Mane and Robertson have turned the game around, and Liverpool are looking all set to add another match to their long, unbeaten home run.

  • LAC-ING FOR MORE

    Arsenal have reportedly rebuffed an offer from Roma for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

    But the money put forward by the Italians 'fell comfortably below what Arsenal would expect' and a move 'is unlikely to go any further'.

    Lacazette has not had any contract talks with Arsenal amid fears he could leave.

    Gunners fans had hoped the £52million striker would sign an extended deal, but boss Mikel Arteta has revealed there have been no discussions about a new contract.

    The 29-year-old former Lyon striker's five-year deal will run out in June 2022, just over 20 months' time.

    And earlier this month he laughed off transfer speculation and insisted he wanted to stay at the club.

  • THE ONE PER US

    Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira will sign for Lazio in the next few days, according to the Serie A side's director Igli Tare.

    The 24-year-old Brazilian made 40 competitive appearances for United last season but will depart this summer as United are well stocked for centre-midfielders.

    Lazio director of sport Tare said: “Pereira will arrive over the next two to three days.”

    Head coach Simone Inzaghi was also present at the Amatrice awards but was more coy on the transfer.

    He said: “I know him, he is a quality player who can give us a big helping hand.

    “I don’t want to talk too much about players who haven’t signed yet, we are fortunate enough to have Tare who knows what to do. We’ll see if he arrives or not.”

  • LIKE IT OR LAMP IT

    Frank Lampard reportedly tore into Marcos Alonso in front of his team-mates after the Spaniard went to watch the second half of Saturday’s 3-3 draw at West Brom alone on the Chelsea bus.

    The Athletic claims insiders told them Lampard was “the angriest they’ve ever seen him” after Alonso, who was subbed at half-time, made for the bus instead of sitting among with other subs in The Hawthorns stands.

    Alonso, 29, was apparently seen returning to the pitchside seats about 15 minutes into the second half. But it is believed he had originally sat on the Chelsea team bus by himself after taking a shower following his half-time hook.

    Lampard reportedly pulled Alonso up in front of the rest of his squad after the game, claiming the left-back had damage team unity by acting selfishly.

    A source told The Athletic: “The players were saying they have never seen the manager like this. It kicked off after the game and he was going made at Alonso. Some were talking about how they’d be surprised if he plays for Chelsea ever again.”

    Alonso was at fault for two of West Brom’s three first-half goals.

  • “But I wanted to believe. I prayed that God would find me a project that lived up to my ambitions. He heard me because Chelsea are the best in England.”

    Silva spent eight years at Parc des Princes and played for them in last month’s Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich, even know he already knew he would not be offered a new deal.

    The veteran admitted: “It’s a situation that annoyed me, I really didn’t like the way it was conducted.

    “Even if there was a lockdown things could have been done differently.

    “I was in Brazil, in quarantine, when Leonardo called me to tell me that because of the pandemic and the difficulties… no, actually first he called me to ask if I was okay to continue for two more months to compete in a possible Final Eight. I told him yes.

    “But he told me the club wouldn’t go beyond those two months, it would be two months and nothing else. It should have been done differently.”

  • NO SILVA LINING

    Thiago Silva has fired a bitter parting shot at Paris Saint-Germain after joining the “best team in England” Chelsea.

    And the Brazilian defender also admitted he was left “p***ed off” by the way he and fellow star Edinson Cavani were treated by the French giants.

    The 36-year-old made his debut for Frank Lampard’s side against West Brom on Saturday after his contract expired at PSG.

    But despite enduring a nightmare bow in the Premier League that led to him being subbed off, he still believes he has made the right choice in moving to the Blues…

    Silva told France Football: “In truth, when I knew it was over with PSG, I always hoped for something big.

    “At first, we were afraid that my age would count against me and directors would have negative prejudices…

  • CHEW ARE MY HERO

    Diego Costa has teased new Atletico Madrid strikepartner Luis Suarez by joking: “I'll do the fighting, he can do the biting.”

    Barcelona discard Suarez netted twice on his Atletico debut after coming on for ex-Chelsea bad-boy Costa in Sunday's 6-1 LaLiga win over Granada.

    Costa said: “We are very lucky to have Luis, I don't understand how Barca could have let him leave.

    “He is very good, one of us can do the fighting and the other can do the biting.

    “He's going to help us with lots of goals as well as his warrior spirit and his hunger to win trophies.”

  • BOAT TRIP

    Kevin-Prince Boateng is reportedly set to join Serie B side Monza from Fiorentina which will see him re-unite with his old AC Milan chiefs.

    Boateng, 33, is on the verge of completing a move to Monza, according to Goal.com.

    Despite the deal being close to completion, the details of the transfer are not yet known.

    Further evidence of the transfer comes from Football Italia who report that Boateng has arrived at the club to have his medical.

    The move to Monzo will see Boateng link back up with the club's chairmen Adriano Galliani, Paolo Berlusconi, and manager Cristian Brocchi.

    The pair were also chairmen at Milan when Boateng was a player there in 2013, and Brocchi was manager during his second stint in 2016.

  • KARI ON

    Liverpool flop Loris Karius has signed for Union Berlin on a season-long loan.

    The German stopper has been searching for a new club following his return from a two-year stint at Besiktas.

    Karius, 27, has not played for the Reds since his Champions League final horror show in 2018.

    He was then shipped to Turkey for two seasons where he made 67 first team starts.

    Karius now heads back to his homeland with Liverpool struggling to flog him permanently.

    He still has two years left on his deal at Anfield and is valued at around £3m.

  • GUNNING FOR ANGUS – EXCLUSIVE

    Angus Gunn has emerged as a loan target for Stoke – if Jack Butland leaves.

    Stopper Gunn, 24, is hungry for game-time after falling down the pecking order at Southampton.

    He was replaced as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first-choice by Alex McCarthy after shipping nine goals against Leicester last October.

    And with the return from loan of Fraser Forster, Saints are looking to offload one of their back-up keepers.

    That looks most likely to be former England Under-21 star Gunn, who is attracting interest from both home and abroad.

    Stoke are keen but may have to offload Butland first who has 12 years left on his current deal.

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