Footblog90 brings to you all the important football transfer updates and rumors happening around the world.
IST 00:30 • Bakayoko on PSG’s radar
The Chelsea midfielder who is reported to be interested in a move away from London could be finding himself in French capital before the season kicks-off.
As per Le Parisien, PSG are interested in signing Tiemoue Bakayoko from Premier League club. While both the parties are keen to reach a common ground about the transfer, Chelsea will be hesitant to sell the player as they are currently facing a transfer ban, which only means that the London Blues won’t be able to get a replacement for the parted player.
IST 23:30 • Ojo revealed by Aberdeen
Scunthorpe midfielder Funso Ojo has completed his move to Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen on a 3-year deal. 27-year-old defensive midfielder has spent two years at his former club.
BREAKING NEWS | We can this evening confirm the signing of Funso Ojo on a three-year deal.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) July 14, 2019
IST 23:00 • Torres off to Sevilla
Porto midfielder Oliver Torres is set to make a return to La Liga by penning a deal with Sevilla, claims A Bola. Torres who joined Porto back in 2017 will be heading back to Spain in a fee of about $18 million, to join his ex manager Lopetegui.
IST 22:30 • Dortmund defender to join PSG
L’Equipe are reporting about Borussia Dortmund centre-back Abdou Diallo heading back to his country for a move to French outfit Paris Saint-Germain. The 23-year-old who was quoted praising PSG few days back will be presented with the club’s colors in coming days.
“A young player in Europe who tells you that PSG’s project is not interesting, is not credible”, Diallo stated speaking to L’Equipe.
IST 22:00 • All eyes on Juve, for Icardi
After losing his name from the good books at Inter, Argentinean Mauro Icardi has his eyes set on making a move to Juventus, Calciomercato has reported.
Even though there are plenty of other clubs who are interested in the player, Juventus are believed to be more than eager for the Inter star who is valued at about $45 million by Bianconeri. But in order to land any new player in, Juve will have to offload some of their players like Higuain.
IST 21:00 • Bologna interested in Sturridge
Express are reporting about Serie A club Bologna ready to sign the Champions League winner with Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge.
Having been released by the Reds, the 29-year-old is a free agent with clubs like Rangers and Aston Villa also interested to sign the forward. The only thing that could hinder the move for the player is reported to be his wage demands.
IST 20:00 • Bayern no more after Dybala
As per Calciomercato, German champions Bayern Munich have dropped their plan to bring Argentinean forward Paolo Dybala to the club. With the retirement of iconic duo Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, Bayern are desperate to fill the left void and are more focused on Leroy Sane and Ousmane Dembele.
IST 19:00 • Manchester United set to sign Maguire
With the player’s medical set to be done on Monday, the reports from England are pointing out at a massive $90 million move for Leicester City and English centre-back Harry Maguire. Reported by multiple sources a $65 million initial fee with $25 million in add-ons, Maguire would become the most expensive centre-back, leaving behind Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
IST 18:00 • Maxi Gomez joins Valencia
Just 20 minutes after posting a crossword puzzle to leave people guessing about a new signing, Valencia officially announced the signing of Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez. For a deal about $19 million plus Santi Mina joining the Celta from Valencia the Uruguayan will be looking to have a good season at his new club.
Post his move, Gomez was quoted saying, “It’s really nice to be able to play in the Champions League. I’ve never done that before, and from a young age I’ve always dreamt of playing in the Champions League and La Liga.”
🔥 WELCOME @gomez_maxi9 🔥
— Valencia CF English 🦇💯 (@valenciacf_en) July 14, 2019
IST 17:00 • De Ligt to pen a Juve deal
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are set to sign Matthijs de Ligt as defender is reportedly traveling to Turin.
For an expected transfer price of $75 million the Dutch centre-back will be off to a new challenge in Italy, and it’s believed that a release clause of over $150 million will be labeled on the player.
IST 16:00 • Fulham signs Chelsea forward
Upon expiry of his contract with the Blues, Chelsea’s youth player Martell Taylor-Crossdale has completed his to Championship club Fulham. The 19-year-old was quoted saying, “I’m ready to go here and show everyone what I can do. I felt coming here presented the perfect opportunity to push into the first team. I had a look at the pathway into the first team and I’m hopeful I can breakthrough to impress the manager.”
The Club are pleased to announce the signing of forward Martell Taylor-Crossdale following the expiry of his contract at @ChelseaFC! ✍️
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 14, 2019
IST 15:00 • New deal for McGeady
Sunderland have officially confirmed the signing of a new contract by their winger Aiden McGeady. The 33-year-old who bagged club’s Player of the Year award last season has extended his contract by one more year.
🙌 We're delighted to confirm that Aiden McGeady has put pen to paper on a new deal at #SAFC.
Full story 👇#OneClubOurClub
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) July 14, 2019
IST 14:00 • Spurs after Roma’s Zaniolo
Corriere dello Sport have claimed about Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur to be holding talks with AS Roma over a possible transfer deal of Nicolo Zaniolo. It is believed that a deal of around $50 million alongside involvement of Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld could land the talented midfielder to the club.
IST 13:00 • Celtic positive about their defender
Celtic assistant John Kennedy has dismissed the rumors that their youth team defender Liam Morrison would join Bayern Munich.
Speaking to Evening Times Kennedy said, ‘I know there’s been a discussion but we’re trying to sign Liam on a professional contract. There’s a lot of interest from elsewhere but nothing’s happened, nothing has been agreed, we’re still in the mix and we want to keep our players here.’
IST 12:00 • Arsenal makes bid for Pepe
Reported by L’Equipe gunners have launched a massive bid for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe. In revealed price of about $90 million it is expected that a long term deal will be through for Ivory Coast international.