KYLIAN MBAPPE is once again being linked with Real Madrid after being pictured alone while his PSG team-mates went to training in a group.

Meanwhile Bernardo Silva has reportedly refused to be used as a makeweight in a deal to bring Harry Kane to Man City from Tottenham.

And Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to furiously deny rumours that he will join Real Madrid.

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  • Dylan Terry

    'HERE WE GO AGAIN'

    Real Betis announced the signing of German Pezzella with a fabulous Grand Theft Auto-inspired video.

    The clip saw striker Aitor Rubial tour the LaLiga club's grounds with the video game's classic style, music and animations all featuring.

    Betis dubbed the video 'Grand Transfer Announcements' and Rubial, 25, entered the scene with a PG-version of a viral meme that came out of the game.

    He said: "Oh boy, here we go again."

    Real Betis announce transfer of German Pezzella from Fiorentina with hilarious and bizarre Grand Theft Auto style video

  • Dylan Terry

    KANE-UNDRUM

    Manchester City are desperate to sign £150million-rated Tottenham star Harry Kane.

    Since losing Sergio Aguero at the end of last season, Pep Guardiola has been fixated on landing the England captain.

    As the transfer saga rumbles on, we've taken a look at THREE ways Man City could line-up with Kane on the books.

  • Dylan Terry

    MES WAIT TO START

    Lionel Messi's first-ever Paris Saint-Germain appearance looks set to be delayed following his sensational move to France.

    Goal reports the Argentina skipper has been left out of the squad chosen by Mauricio Pochettino to take on Brest this evening.

    The PSG boss is thought to have privately conveyed which of his Ligue One galacticos will be involved in the club’s third top-flight clash of the season.

    It is reported Messi, 34, may have been left out due to the ex-Barcelona superstar needing more preparation time to return to full fitness following his summer break.

    Earlier this week Sky Sports claimed the player had only trained three times following his stunning move.

    It is thought the six-time Ballon d’Or winner could be joined on the sidelines by Leandro Paredes and his former Nou Camp team-mate Neymar.

    Both players are reported to have only recently returned to full training.

    The news means PSG fans may have to wait until the Ligue One champs’ August 29 clash with Reims to see the former Barca captain in action.

  • Dylan Terry

    OUT OF LUC

    Former Arsenal forward Lucas Perez has had his contract terminated by LaLiga side Deportivo Alaves.

    The 32-year-old has spent the last two years at the Estadio Mendizorroza, where he has chipped in with 15 goals and nine assists in 62 appearances.

    But the club have announced that the two parties have reached an agreement to terminate his deal.

    A club statement read: "Deportivo Alaves and Lucas Perez have reached an agreement for the separation of the Galician player, who leaves the Paseo de Cervantes entity after two seasons.

    "We thank Lucas for his commitment and involvement in achieving the goals set by the team and we wish him the best of luck in his future.

    "Thank you and good luck, Lucas!"

  • Dylan Terry

    LEW FOR REAL?

    Football fans were left scratching their heads at the Uefa Men's Player of the Year shortlist that was revealed last night.

    Bayern Munich goal-machine Robert Lewandowski was somehow omitted from the final three for the prestigious award.

    And that was despite banging in 46 goals for Bayern Munich last season – plus two more in the Club World Cup as well.

    Lewandowski, 32, has also scored three in two games to hit the ground running this season.

    He won The Best Fifa Men's Player prize in 2020 by edging out Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

    But he will not be claiming this Uefa gong when the winner is announced during the Champions League group stage draw on August 26.

    And his future at Bayern Munich is also up in the air after reports said he wants to leave the club and has a £100m transfer fee slapped on him.

    The Uefa winner will be either Man City's Kevin De Bruyne, or one of Chelsea's midfield pair Jorginho or N'Golo Kante.

    Messi was fourth on the list ahead of Lewandowski in fifth place.

  • Dylan Terry

    ASSIST KING

    Paul Pogba can be backed to get one or more assists against Southampton at 40/1.

    The Manchester United star got FOUR assists last week as they beat Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford.

    And he’ll be confident in supplying the United front line again this weekend when they head to St Mary’s.

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  • Dylan Terry

    MAD WORLD

    Manchester United are reportedly competing with Tottenham and Leicester in the race to sign PSV winger Noni Madueke.

    The 19-year-old has earned rave reviews during his time in Holland since departing Spurs' academy for the Eredivisie side in June 2018.

    Madueke, who rejected a proposal from United three years ago, cemented himself as a regular in PSV's first team last campaign where he chipped in with nine goals and eight assists in 32 games.

    And the England youth international – valued at around £20million by the Dutch giants – already has five strikes to his name from just seven outings this term.

    According to the Daily Mail, scouts from the Red Devils, Spurs and the Foxes were in attendance for his recent appearance in Wednesday's Champions League qualifying clash against Benfica.

    All three clubs are said to have had representatives at the Estadio da Luz where Benfica edged out a 2-1 win in the first leg.

    They also state it's not just English clubs that are interested in the teenager, with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich watching the player.

    Serie A side's Juventus, Roma and Atalanta also had the chance to see the forward in action against the Portuguese outfit.

  • Dylan Terry

    PER'S FLAMENGO SHOW

    Andreas Pereira is set to swap Old Trafford for Rio de Janeiro with a loan move to Brazilian giants Flamengo. 

    It is reported the club will have the choice to make a £17million permanent bid for the player who has fallen down Manchester United’s pecking order.

    And Italian football expert Fabrizio Romano claims the Red Devils will receive a 20 per cent share of a future sale of the midfielder.

    And it is claimed Flamengo will not pay a loan fee but share salary costs with the Old Trafford giants and have an option to buy the player in 2022.

    Pereira, 25, is thought to be keen to get more game time in a bid to be in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup next year.

    The versatile midfield man, who was an unused sub during United’s 5-1 demolition of Leeds, has been at the club since 2011.

  • Dylan Terry

    NEW LUK

    Romelu Lukaku is set to make his second debut for Chelsea during Sunday's Premier League showdown with Arsenal.

    The Blues cruised to victory in their Premier League season opener with a 3-0 mauling of Crystal Palace.

    Since then, Thomas Tuchel has brought in £97.5million striker Lukaku with the rich getting richer.

    And already the Belgian star, 28, is set to start against the Gunners after passing himself fit to play – despite his woeful record against the North Londoners.

    Lukaku has been on fire since his £73m move from Manchester United to Inter Milan in 2019, helping the Italians win their first Serie A crown in 11 years last term.

    The ex-Everton forward has also slimmed down after a nutritionist confirmed he had been suffering from digestive problems and tweaked his diet.

    The new lean, mean Lukaku is itching to prove he can cut it in the Premier League and will surely start against Arsenal on Sunday.

  • Dylan Terry

    BETTING OFFER

    Bruno Fernandes can be backed to score against Southampton at a huge 40/1.

    The Manchester United ace scored a hat-trick on the opening day of the season as they beat Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford.

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  • Dylan Terry

    BOURNE AGAIN

    Bournemouth have signed former Crystal Palace and Chelsea star Gary Cahill on a free transfer.

    The veteran defender completed a medical at the Championship club on Thursday and put pen to paper this morning.

    Cherries boss Scott Parker launched a bid to sign the free agent last week, as revealed by SunSport.

    Cahill, 35, has been looking for a new club after being let go by Palace at the end of last season, as part of the Eagles' summer overhaul.

    Rangers were also looking into signing the centre-back but a link-up with old England team-mate Scott Parker has now been confirmed.

  • Dylan Terry

    HAA LA LAND

    Erling Haaland could be on the move in January with his £64million release clause to reportedly become active on September 1.

    It had been thought that the Borussia Dortmund striker's buyout clause wouldn't come into play until next summer.

    But according to Spanish outlet Marca, potential suitors will be able to snap him up on the cheap in the winter transfer market.

    That is because they state his £64m clause comes into effect at the start of next month, though it is believed Haaland plans to see out the coming season with BVB.

    However that may not stop the likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona from looking to snap him up in the New Year.

  • Dylan Terry

    COVIDIOTS

    Mikel Arteta has confirmed some Arsenal stars are REFUSING to take up their coronavirus vaccinations – while admitting some are not yet double-jabbed.

    The Gunners boss said: "Most of them are double vaccinated. Others have had one vaccine.

    "We are trying to encourage them to get vaccinated, but it's a personal matter. 

    "At the end of the day it's a personal decision."

  • Dylan Terry

    SPURS SPURNED

    James Ward-Prowse dashed Tottenham’s hopes of bringing him to North London by committing his future to Southampton.  

    The Saints skipper agreed to a new five-year deal with the Saints ending speculation linking with the club’s Prem rivals including Aston Villa.

    Confirmation of the England ace’s contract comes a month after Southampton reportedly rejected a £25million Villa bid for the attacking midfielder’s services.

    It also comes days after rumours of Spurs entering the race to sign the player in the hope of reuniting him with his former Saints team-mate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

    On his new Southampton deal Ward-Prowse, 26, said: “To commit my future again to this football club is something I’m incredibly proud of and a new chapter begins now for me.

    “It’s probably the first time in my career that I’ve had that link away and that talk, but I think I was very keen to sit down and talk to the club and it’s worked both ways.

    “They’ve sat down and told me their admiration for me and the way they want me to lead the team.

    "And this club has done so much for me, I can’t put into words the opportunities and chances that they’ve given me and I’m incredibly grateful for the club for doing that.

    “I’m over the moon. I think I’m probably the happiest man in the world right now. To come to this decision, I think has been massive and is a big step forward.”

  • Dylan Terry

    SIMPLY THE BREST

    Lionel Messi could make his Paris Saint-Germain debut against Brest today.

    PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said the Argentine has settled in well and refused to rule out an appearance for the 34-year-old.

    The French giants travel to Brest on Friday night for their third Ligue 1 game of the season.

    Messi sat out their 4-2 home win against Strasbourg on Saturday.

    But after 'settling in well' in training, could feature as soon as Friday.

    Poch said on Thursday: 'We haven't decided the squad yet. We will assess whether Messi can be a part of it.

    "Everything is positive. There is a good atmosphere in the squad and he has settled in well and quickly. There is a very good feeling."

  • Dylan Terry

    NO MIR MOLINEUX

    Wolves have added £13.7million to Bruno Lage’s transfer chest after agreeing to sell Spanish striker Rafa Mir to Sevilla.

    The 24-year-old returned to Molineux this week for crunch talks with Lage, who wanted to keep him as back-up for Raul Jimenez.

    But the Portuguese head coach couldn’t persuade his wantaway striker to stay after Mir made it clear he had his heart set on a return to LaLiga.

    The deal represents a bumper £12m profit for Wolves, who signed Mir from Valencia for a bargain £1.7m in 2018.

    Atletico Madrid were also keen on purchasing the striker, until Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui produced an offer Wolves couldn’t refuse.

    Mir only made four appearances for Wolves – non of which came in the Premier League – and failed to score in all of them.

    But he lit up LaLiga last season, scoring 13 league goals on loan at Huesca, and became a national hero by helping Spain win silver at the Olympics.

  • Dylan Terry

    COUTINHO-GO

    Arsenal are NOT interested in signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.

    The Spanish club were rumoured to be plotting a swap deal involving Gunners skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Coutinho.

    According to The Mirror, Arsenal have NO interest in Coutinho and want Aubameyang and fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette to stay at the club.

    Lacazette has also been linked with a move to the Nou Camp in recent weeks as his existing deal runs out at the end of the season.

    The Gunners have announced the signing of Real Madrid ace Martin Odegaard, who is likely to fulfil Coutinho’s No10 role at the Emirates.

  • Dylan Terry

    NOT GONNA LINGA

    Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United this summer in search of first-team football.

    The 28-year-old missed out on the opening match of the season against Leeds due to Covid-19 but scored in a behind closed doors friendly against Burnley in midweek.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has publicly praised Lingard, stating he is part of his plans for the season.

    But, after Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba grabbed four assists in the win over Leeds, Lingard could struggle for game time.

    And that could lead the attacking midfielder to search for a move elsewhere, according to The Times.

    The report claims Lingard is keen to play his way back into the England set-up once again, but he knows he will only have a shot at that by playing regular football at club level.

    West Ham gave him a platform to show off his skills to Gareth Southgate last season and he was rewarded with an England recall after scoring nine goals in 16 games.

    The Hammers are said to be keen on securing a permanent deal for Lingard but are refusing to meet United’s £25million asking price.

  • Dylan Terry

    ODE TO JOY

    Arsenal have announced the permanent signing of Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.

    The 22-year-old has joined until 2026 in a deal rising to £34million, with the exciting youngster to wear the No8 shirt in his second spell at the Emirates.

    Odegaard impressed during his loan stint in North London last term where he chipped in with two goals and as many assists in 20 outings.

    Though the player will not make his second debut in the London derby against Chelsea on Sunday with Arsenal still waiting for visa clearance.

  • Dylan Terry

    CHALOBAH TO STAY

    Chelsea have taken defender Trevoh Chalobah off their loan list after a stellar start to the season, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old is believed to have impressed Blues boss Thomas Tuchel following his performances against Villarreal and Crystal Palace.

    According to Goal, Tuchel has told Chalobah he is no longer interested in sending him out on loan and wants to offer him a new contract.

    It’s thought Lille, Valencia and Club Brugge were all interested in signing the ace – who can also play in midfield – on loan.

    Premier League rivals Brentford, Championship hopefuls West Brom and former side Lorient were also linked with Chalobah in July.

    The player, who is the brother of ex-Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel, currently has two years remaining on his Stamford Bridge deal.

    Tuchel’s alleged change of heart comes after Chalobah’s excellent start to the season, starring in their Super Cup victory over Villarreal.

    And the academy graduate was even more impressive in their 3-0 Premier League win against Palace, scoring the final goal from distance.

  • Dylan Terry

    TABLE TOPPERS

    Manchester United have announced that summer arrivals Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane are both in contention to start against Southampton.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face the Saints at St Mary’s on Sunday following their 5-1 win against rivals Leeds at Old Trafford last week.

    And while there may be temptation for the Red Devils to name an unchanged team, the club have declared the starting XI could be tinkered.

    Sancho made his United debut against Leeds as a second half substitute, while Varane was announced as a new signing prior to the clash at the Theatre of Dreams.

    In a statement released on United’s website, the table-toppers said: “Jadon Sancho came off the bench last time out and is pushing for his first start since his summer switch from Borussia Dortmund.

    “Another of our close-season captures, France international Raphael Varane, has been training all week after being unveiled at Old Trafford before the Leeds opener.

    “The classy centre-back could also be in contention for a place, although he was not involved in the friendly with Burnley in midweek."

  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United this summer in search of first-team football.

    The 28-year-old missed out on the opening match of the season against Leeds due to Covid-19 but scored in a behind closed doors friendly against Burnley in mid-week.

    After Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba grabbed four assists in the win over Leeds, Lingard could struggle for game time.

    And that could lead the attacking midfielder to search for a move elsewhere, according to The Times.

    James Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year deal at Southampton, keeping him at the club until 2026.

    The new contract ends Aston Villa's interest in the England international.

    Man Utd are interested in signing French midfield sensation Aurelien Tchouameni, according to reports.

    And could launch a late move to sign the £34m-rated Monaco midfielder.

    According to journalist Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, with Paul Pogba’s current contract situation – United are preparing for the possibility of life after the Frenchman.

    West Ham are interested in signing Sevilla forward Luuk De Jong, according to reports.

    90Min are reporting that De Jong is on the Hammers’ radar, who are frantically trying to find a striker before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.

    The 30-year-old is a potential option for the Hammers, with Michail Antonio proving unreliable at staying fit.

    Kylian Mbappe has more chance of signing for Real Madrid after Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    That is according to Los Blancos midfielder Toni Kroos.

    Speaking to his brother on their podcast Einfach mal luppen, the German said: “We’ll see how it all works out (Messi to PSG).

    “Maybe the move is good for us because our biggest competitor has lost their best player.

    “And maybe even more good things will come out of it as a result.

    “Maybe [a player] from Paris joins us… If that (Mbappe joining Madrid) should actually happen – I don’t know – this whole Messi deal would certainly not be a disadvantage for us.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LUC-ING TO MOVE

    Arsenal ace Lucas Torreira is back in London but he could soon be on his way to Italy, according to reports, writes KEALAN HUGHES.

    The midfielder, 25, has been on an extended holiday following his participation in the Copa America with Uruguay over the summer.

    And on Friday Torreira posted a snap of him and his friends enjoying themselves at a theme park in Madrid, Spain, while Arsenal were losing to Brentford in their opening Premier League match.

    Now Torreira has shared a photo of himself back in a London gym on Instagram, but he could be on the move again soon.

    According to Calciomercato, Roma are interested in the Arsenal man with Jose Mourinho keen to upgrade his midfield options.

  • Joshua Mbu

    QUITE THE COUT

    Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool is the most expensive Premier League outgoing to date.

    Jack Grealish's £100million transfer to Man City is the British transfer record.

  • Joshua Mbu

    IT'S LEO TIME 

    Lionel Messi could make his Paris Saint-Germain debut against Brest on Friday, WILLIAM PUGH.

    PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said the Argentine has settled in well and refused to rule out an appearance for the 34-year-old.

    The French giants travel to Brest on Friday night for their third Ligue 1 game of the season.

    Messi sat out their 4-2 home win against Strasbourg on Saturday.

    But after 'settling in well' in training, could feature as soon as Friday.

    Poch said on Thursday: 'We haven't decided the squad yet. We will assess whether Messi can be a part of it.

    "Everything is positive. There is a good atmosphere in the squad and he has settled in well and quickly. 

    "There is a very good feeling."

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