LIVERPOOL have announced the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica.

But they've had a setback in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham with Real Madrid reportedly launching a £78m bid for the Dortmund and England star.

And Tottenham are close to making a big statement as they have agreed a £25m fee for Brighton's in-demand midfielder Yves Bissouma, according to reports.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    Morning transfer news

    West Ham United are expected to exercise the option to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris-Saint Germain following his year on loan at the London Stadium.

    That’s the understanding of Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth, who reports that talks are ongoing with the player’s representatives regarding personal terms.

    Elsewhere, Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez for a club-record fee of £85million.

    Man United were also keen on Nunez, but he opted to join Jurgen Klopp’s Reds revolution.

    And he’ll be donning the No.27 shirt for the Reds next season, the club confirmed on Twitter.

    But Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool fans to be patient with Darwin Nunez who’s not the finished article yet.

    He said: “It’s important we all recognise we are getting a ‘work in progress’ with Darwin.

    “He recognises that himself, for sure. I love how much focus and humility he has.

    “We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now.

    “So there is no pressure on him at all. He signs for a very long time and we intend to nurture his talent and see it grow.”

    Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala’s mum played a key role in his transfer to Inter Milan.

    The ex-Juventus striker was being chased by Man United and Arsenal. but his mum’s influence prompted him to join Inter, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    Dybala is reportedly set to put pen to paper on a four-year contract worth £5million a year.

    The deal will be completed soon after the player revealed his mother Alicia is “very present in his life and sports choices”.

    In other news, Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up a sensational £78million swoop for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.

    According to Cadena Ser, Los Blancos are keen to sign the Dortmund man in the summer of 2023.

    That is because by the end of next season they are confident Vinicius Junior will have a Spanish passport – freeing up a non-EU place in their squad.

    Finally, Paul Pogba is on the brink of completing his switch to Juventus.

    The France ace has nearly agreed a contract with Juve, with a few minor details to be sorted, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    He’s set to receive £6.9m plus add-ons every season he spends in Turin, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Klopp issues Nunez warning

    Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool fans to be patient with Darwin Nunez who's not the finished article yet.

    He said: "It’s important we all recognise we are getting a ‘work in progress’ with Darwin.

    "He recognises that himself, for sure. I love how much focus and humility he has.

    “We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now.

    "So there is no pressure on him at all. He signs for a very long time and we intend to nurture his talent and see it grow.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba to Juventus nears completion

    Paul Pogba is on the brink of completing his switch to Juventus.

    The France ace has nearly agreed a contract with Juve, with a few minor details to be sorted, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    He’s set to receive £6.9m plus add-ons every season he spends in Turin, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ring the Bell

    Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up a sensational £78million swoop for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.

    The 18-year-old international, who is under contract until 2025, has been heavily linked with a move to both Liverpool and Manchester United – with Jurgen Klopp's side reportedly making a formal offer.

    However, Spanish and European champions Real Madrid could well steal the teenager away from the Premier League sides.

    According to Cadena Ser, Los Blancos are keen to sign the Dortmund man in the summer of 2023.

    That is because by the end of next season they are confident Vinicius Junior will have a Spanish passport – freeing up a non-EU place in their squad.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Carson extends City stay

    Man City fans are celebrating transfer news once again after Scott Carson extended his stay at the club.

    The goalkeeper, 36, has signed a new one-year deal a day after Erling Haaland's arrival was announced by the club.

    Pep Guardiola approved the extension for Carson who signed for the Spaniard in 2019.

    He has made just two appearances for the Citizens but has still achieved cult hero status at the club.

    Carson likely gained popularity for his celebrations after City's title victory, as well as his bravery in calling out Atletico Madrid's Sime Vrsaljko for a fight.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Alexander-Arnold welcomes Nunez

    Trent Alexander-Arnold has welcomed Darwin Nunez to Liverpool.

    The full-back has built a reputation as an assist king at Anfield.

    And Alexander-Arnold let Nunez know that he's here to serve him next season in a cheeky Twitter message.

    The England international quipped to Nunez: "Welcome to Liverpool!
    @Darwinn99 How may I assist you?"

  • Justin Lawrence

    Mum's the word

    Paulo Dybala's mum played a key role in his transfer to Inter Milan.

    The ex-Juventus striker was being chased by Man United and Arsenal. but his mum's influence prompted him to join Inter, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    Dybala is reportedly set to put pen to paper on a four-year contract worth £5million a year.

    The deal will be completed soon after the player revealed his mother Alicia is "very present in his life and sports choices".

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba set for Juventus transfer

    Paul Pogba has reportedly agreed to join Juventus this summer.

    The last bits of the deal have been sorted, and the Frenchman is set to move to Turin in July, according to Goal.

    Pogba is leaving Man United on a free transfer.

    He was also linked with a move to PSG and Real Madrid.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea eye Lazio keeper

    Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a transfer swoop for Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha.

    Strakosha is available on a free transfer.

    And the Blues are considering him as a viable option to replace No.1 goalie Kepa if he decides to leave Stamford Bridge, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The Blues are also poised to sign 18-year-old stopper Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire.

    But the Blues see him as one for the future, and plan to loan him back to the MLS side, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Kounde deal hangs in balance

    Jules Kounde’s dream move to Chelsea has been rocked by an injury storm.

    The £70million-rated Sevilla defender underwent surgery on Tuesday on an old pelvic problem which flared up on international duty on Monday.

    Kounde fears that although the op is minor it could still affect his chances of securing a big-money transfer to the Prem this summer.

    And Sevilla are privately fuming that Kounde opted to play for France against Croatia in the Nations League, while carrying the knock and risking the deal.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tchouameni on Mbappe

    Aurelien Tchouameni has explained that he risked the wrath of Kylian Mbappe by joining Real Madrid instead of PSG.

    Tchoumaeni revealed France compatriot Mbappe was hoping that he'd join him at PSG this summer, after the striker committed his future to the Ligue 1 side.

    But there's no bad blood between the pair, despite Tchouameni's transfer decision to head to Madrid from Monaco.

    He said: "Kylian [Mbappé] stayed at Paris Saint-Germain; he knew that I was going to go from Monaco at the end of the season and he wanted to see if maybe I would go to PSG.

    "But my first decision was always Real Madrid, and he respects that."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nunez speaks

    Darwin Nunez has opened up on why he chose to join Liverpool over ManUnited.

    He said: "You can then imagine yourself winning more trophies and then later on when you come here again and see the trophies on display, you can say, 'Look, I was a part of that, I was there at that time, winning trophies.'

    "That’s one of the reasons why I came here to Liverpool – to win trophies and titles. I want to win a lot of trophies at Liverpool."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nunez handed shirt number

    Darwin Nunez has been handed his shirt number after completing his transfer to Liverpool.

    The Reds signed the Uruguayan for £85million from Benfica today.

    Man United were also keen on Nunez, but he opted to join Jurgen Klopp's Reds revolution.

    And he'll be donning the No.27 shirt for the Reds next season, the club confirmed on Twitter.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool confirm Nunez transfer

    Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez for a club-record fee of £85million.

    Nunez told Liverpool's website: “I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Liverpool. It’s a massive club.

    “I’d like to thank my partner and my parents and my son, who is a real source of pride for me. They’ve been really important to me in the stages in my career.

    “I’m really proud of them, and for the work we do, me and my partner, as a team and I’m grateful to her that I’m here.

    “It’s a pleasure to be here in Liverpool and I’m very happy to be a part of this great club.

    “I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League, and it’s my style of play. There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here.

    “As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got in order to help the team.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal optimistic over Tielemans transfer

    Arsenal are hopeful they can seal a deal for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans before the end of the month, according to reports.

    Journalist Ben Jacobs said: “Arsenal remain confident and on course to sign Youri Tielemans before the month is out.

    “Interest from Tottenham was never too advanced. But Bissouma’s incoming arrival will allay fears Spurs could hijack the deal.

    “Tielemans is one of Arteta’s top priorities.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Matic speaks on Mourinho

    Nemanja Matic has revealed that he's joined Jose Mourinho as the Roma boss is a winner.

    Matic said: "It’s not only easy to work with him, it can be hard! But he’s a winner and he’s exactly what I want from my coach and exactly what I like to do in my career is to win.

    "He’s a winner, he transmits that energy to the players. I hope we can do big things together.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chiellini confirms LAFC switch

    Giorgio Chiellini has confirmed his expected move to MLS side Los Angeles FC.

    The Italy legend, 37, tweeted a short video of himself wearing an LAFC-branded top and cap along with the words, 'The Next Chapter'.

    The announcement comes after the defender's glittering 18 years with Juventus came to an end this summer.

    Chiellini also posted a separate photograph of himself standing on LA's iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    On that tweet, he wrote: "I felt very strongly about this new chapter in my career and I'm grateful to LAFC for this opportunity.

    "I'm thankful for all my years with Juventus and I'm looking forward to winning many more trophies in Los Angeles."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Mane 'agrees' Bayern deal

    Sadio Mane has agreed to a three-year deal with Bayern Munich as the Germans are set to submit an improved transfer offer to Liverpool, it has been claimed.

    The main interest in his services have come from German champions Bayern Munich, who have submitted two bids for him already.

    However, a fresh report from Bild indicates Mane has agreed a three-year deal with the Bavarians and the club will submit a new and improved offer of £34.6million.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Richarlison eyes London move

    Everton striker Richarlison is keen on signing for Chelsea or Tottenham, according to reports.

    Real Madrid are also keen on the Brazilian, but he’s wary of joining the La Liga giants, according to uol Sport.

    That’s because he’s eyeing a spot in Brazil’s World Cup team, and isn’t sure if he will play regularly for Real next season.

    But he’s keen on leaving Everton this summer, and wouldn’t a move to London to link up with Spurs or the Blues, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Dybala to Inter Milan confirmed

    Paulo Dybala has signed for Inter Milan, according to reports.

    The ex-Juventus striker has agreed a four-year contract with Inter, journalist Cesar Luis Merlo reported.

    There's a minor detail that needs sorting before he takes his medical, the report adds.

    The news will come as huge blow for Arsenal and Man United who have been tracking Dybala.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Raphinha transfer race heats up

    Arsenal and Tottenham have both joined the race to sign Leeds star Raphinha, according to reports.

    But according to The Athletic, there are now concerns the Catalan giants may not be able to fund a deal for the tricky forward.

    Barcelona have debts totalling more than £1billion and are operating under tight financial constraints.

    That could open the door for Arsenal and Tottenham to steal Raphinha from under the nose of Xavi.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nunez's Man United snub discussed

    Darwin Nunez's decision to join Liverpool over Man IUnited shows the Red Devils' decline, according to Luke Chadwick.

    He told Caught Offside: "It shows where United are at this moment in time, sadly.

    "If you’re a player coming from overseas at this moment in time, unfortunately, Liverpool are a more attractive proposition.

    “Nunez has shown he’s got to the potential to be a really successful Premier League player, so it’s a disappointment for United to miss out.

    "But it’s not surprising at all really, considering the direction Liverpool are going in, in comparison to United.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United make Eriksen offer

    Man United have made an offer to sign Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

    The midfielder, 30, is available on a free at the end of the month with his Brentford contract expiring.

    And now United are looking to take advantage of his contract situation by offering the Danish international a deal, report The Athletic.

    But it seems the Red Devils are not the only club interested in snatching Eriksen away from Brentford.

    Tottenham are reportedly keen to lure Eriksen back to north London and can offer him the added incentive of Champions League football.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Matic completes Roma transfer

    Roma have competed the signing of Nemanja Matic on a free transfer from Manchester United.

    Matic, 33, has penned a one-year deal that will expire in June 2023.

    During his first interview with the club he hinted that he made the switch in order to reunite with Jose Mourinho, who lured him to Old Trafford in 2017.

    He said: "I am pleased and honoured to be joining this club and I cannot wait to start the new season with my teammates.

    "Roma is a big club, with amazing fans and a coach, Jose Mourinho, who is well known to everyone – making the decision to come here very straightforward.

    "I hope that by working together we are able to achieve some great things."

  • Sam Dymond

    Hammers to sign Areola permanently

    West Ham United are expected to exercise the option to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris-Saint Germain following his year on loan at the London Stadium.

    That's the understanding of Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth, who reports that talks are ongoing with the player's representatives regarding personal terms.

    The 29-year-old – previously at Fulham – played second fiddle to Lukasz Fabianski for much of last season, but was considered the Hammers' number one for cup competitions.

    And should Areola agree to a permanent deal – thought to be in the region of £11m – then it is expected that the French international will also take the gloves for Premier League games in the future.

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