CHELSEA'S deal to sign Raheem Sterling could be busted by a shock approach from Liverpool according to reports.

Sterling's fellow Chelsea target Cristiano Ronaldo has NOT been included in Manchester United's pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

The Blues are said to be looking to pounce with a £14m bid for the unsettled Portuguese.

Owner Todd Boehly is a big fan of Ronaldo and has been involved in ongoing talks with the striker's agent Jorge Mendes.

While Barcelona have CONFIRMED that they have made a £34m bid for Bayern Munich starman Robert Lewandowski.


Follow ALL of the latest transfer news and gossip below…

  • Justin Lawrence

    PSG 'ready to pounce on Lewandowski"

    PSG are ready to pounce on Robert Lewandowski if his transfer to Barcelona falls apart, according to reports.

    Bayern striker Lewandowski has set his heart on a move to Barca.

    But talks between the teams have yet to materialise into a move.

    And PSG are waiting in the wings to mount a coup if Barca fail to land the Poland international, according to Christian Falk.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Brentford line up Dolberg swoop

    Brentford are lining up a move for Denmark striker Kasper Dolberg, according to reports, STEVE GOODMAN WRITES.

    Brentford's Danish boss Thomas Frank is now thought eager to add Dolberg to his compatriot-filled squad.

    The Bees had EIGHT Danish first-teamers last season, although star man Christian Eriksen could leave for Manchester United after becoming a free agent.

    And Dolberg, who won the league and cup double with Ajax could now become Brentford's latest Scandinavian import.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bale serenades Los Angeles crowd

    Gareth Bale serenaded his new fans with a megaphone and was drenched in water as he was officially unveiled by Los Angeles FC last night.

    The 32-year-old agreed a 12-month contract with the MLS side after being released by Real Madrid.

    Bale touched down in the States for LAFC's derby clash with LA Galaxy at the Banc of California Stadium.

    And he was quick to join in the celebrations with his new team-mates after they beat their neighbours 3-2.

    Bale was presented to the LAFC fans ahead of kick off and received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd.

  • Justin Lawrence

    No bids made for Cucurella

    Brighton have not received a transfer bid for Marc Cucurella amid links with Chelsea and Man City.

    That’s according to Seagulls owner Tony Bloom, who wants the “tremendous” defender to stay put next season.

    Bloom told the BBC: “Marc is a tremendous player, a tremendous person. He’s brilliant for the dressing room.

    “The players love him, Graham and the coaches love him, I love him, the fans love him. He was unbelievably good last season, his first season in the Premier League.

    “We’re hoping for more to come and we haven’t had a bid for him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool ‘were interested in Sterling’

    Liverpool were allegedly interested in a controversial move to bring Raheem Sterling back to the club before he agreed to join Chelsea.

    The England star, 27, is on the verge of completing his £45million transfer from Manchester City to the Blues and becoming Thomas Tuchel’s first summer recruit.

    Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain were all interested in securing the forward.

    And the The Mirror claims that Sterling’s old club Liverpool were also in the hunt.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Leeds in De Ketelaere blow

    Leeds have been dealt a huge blow in their transfer pursuit of Club Brugge ace Charles De Ketelaere who’s allegedly agreed terms with AC Milan.

    The Whites were reportedly preparing to table a club-record bid of £32m for De Ketelaere.

    But Milan seem to have beaten them to the punch, according to Calciomercarto.

    The Italian side have reportedly worked out personal terms on a £4.2m yearly contract with the playmaker.

  • Alex Cole

    Saints after Kabore

    Southampton are in talks to make Issa Kabore their third signing from Manchester City this summer.

    The Burkina Faso defender, 21, played for Troyes – owned by City Football Group – on loan last season.

    Nottingham Forest have already seen a £17million bid for the right-back rejected.

    Saints have now opened talks to take Kabore on a season-long loan.

  • Alex Cole

    Ake ‘closing in’ on Chelsea transfer

    Nathan Ake is reportedly closing in on a move back to Stamford Bridge after agreeing personal terms with Chelsea.

    SunSport reported on Friday morning how the Blues were in advanced talks with Manchester City for the Dutch defender.

    And reports say the Citizens are now braced for a bid, before pressing ahead with finding a replacement for Ake.

  • Alex Cole

    Ronaldo included in new shirt ad

    Manchester United released their new 2022-2023 home kit this morning.

    The photo shoot included wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the models.

    The Red Devils decided to use pictures of Ronaldo wearing the new shirt… despite the 37-year-old looking highly unlikely to ever wear it on the pitch.

  • Alex Cole

    Romelu back in town

    Chelsea’s record £97.5million buy then chatted intently with Lautaro Martinez as they prepare to renew their partnership up front.

    Lukaku, 29, relished the familiar surroundings at Como as he took a full part in training.

    The Belgium hero is back with Inter in a £7million one-year temporary deal, just ten months after leaving for Stamford Bridge.

  • Alex Cole

    De Ligt blow for Prem sides

    Bayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic reportedly flew to Italy this week to hold secret talks with Juventus over Matthijs de Ligt.

    The news comes as a blow to Chelsea and Manchester United, with both clubs interested in the Dutch defender.

    Salihamidzic jetted to Italy and met with Juve sporting director Federico Cherubini in Milan, according to German outlet Bild.

    It’s claimed the pair spoke for three hours on the subject of a potential transfer for De Ligt.

    The 22-year-old’s representatives are reported to have stopped discussions with other clubs with the defender set on a move to Bayern.

    De Ligt is understood to be attracted to Bayern’s style of play and is “convinced” that he wants a switch to the Bundesliga.

  • Alex Cole

    Alvarez attempts to emulate Aguero

    Julian Alvarez wants to leave the same kind of mark on Manchester City that his fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero did.

    The 22-year-old forward arrives at his new home this weekend after sealing a £14 million switch from River Plate in January.

    Alvarez is already an established international for Argentina and comes with a reputation as one of the hottest young talents in South America.

    He will have a lot to live up to if he is to emulate Aguero, who scored 260 goals in his 10 years at the Etihad and is the club’s all-time leading scorer.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal considering Bennacer reunion

    Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a £34million offer to bring AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer back to the Emirates.

    The 24-year-old featured once for the Gunners first team during the 2015-16 season, before being sold to Italian side Empoli in 2017.

    And Calciomercatoweb report that Mikel Arteta is now eyeing up a possible swoop for his former team-mate.

    The Gunners are expected to make an official approach in the coming days.

  • Alex Cole

    Pogba happy to be back in Turin

    Pogba's stints at Old Trafford either side of Turin were plagued by injuries and controversy.

    And the relief of his Juve reunion appeared to be written all over his face in the bright Italian sun.

    Having been driven out of the airport car park, excited fans shouted for him to get out and meet them.

    He did just that, striding over and immediately shaking hands with young supporters.

    Pogba himself had already trailed his incoming return a few hours earlier as he flew in on Friday.

    He posted "see you soon" and "PogAlmostBack" on social media from the comfort of his private jet.

    That promise could become reality by the start of next week.

  • Alex Cole

    Pogba greeted by Juve fans

    Paul Pogba told Juventus fans "it's amazing to see you again" as he was mobbed after arriving by private jet to seal a free transfer return.

    Chanting, cheering supporters thronged as the outgoing Manchester United midfielder stepped out of a huge Jeep to greet them in Turin.

    Dressed in a Juve-style white and black tracksuit, Pogba grinned and walked over to fans behind barriers to pose for photos and sign autographs.

    The Serie A giants posted clips of the 29-year-old World Cup-winner alighting from his plane and giving a thumps-up from a jeep.

  • Alex Cole

    Langlet signing could see Tanganga depart

    Clement Lenglet's signing at Spurs could see academy graduate Japhet Tanganga now depart North London.

    According to the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old is attracting interest from newly-promoted Bournemouth and Serie A champions AC Milan.

    He is said to be available for a loan move away with a view to a permanent transfer.

  • Alex Cole

    More on Lenglet

    Clement Lenglet featured in just 21 LaLiga games last season, with Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia and Ronald Araujo preferred instead.

    Though 14 of those outings in the Spanish top-flight came from the bench.

    And he has now linked up with Tottenham where he will challenge Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies and Davinson Sanchez for a starting spot.

    His switch to Spurs isn't believed to include an option to buy, with Bastoni set to be targeted again next year.

  • Alex Cole

    BREAKING – Spurs confirm Lenglet on loan

    Tottenham have confirmed a season-long loan for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet.

    Antonio Conte made landing the 27-year-old a priority after missing out in his pursuit of Inter Milan ace Alessandro Bastoni.

    Lenglet has been allowed to depart the Nou Camp after being deemed as surplus to requirements by boss Xavi.

  • Alex Cole

    Romano on Ake move to Stamford Bridge

    Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Chelsea have full agreement with Nathan Ake on personal terms.

    "Man City are aware of the situation on the player side, but still waiting to receive the official bid.

    "City want around £40/45m for Ake and plan is to replace him with a new centre back in case he leaves."

  • Alex Cole

    Ake 'closing in' on Chelsea transfer

    Nathan Ake is reportedly closing in on a move back to Stamford Bridge after agreeing personal terms with Chelsea.

    SunSport reported on Friday morning how the Blues were in advanced talks with Manchester City for the Dutch defender.

    And reports say the Citizens are now braced for a bid, before pressing ahead with finding a replacement for Ake.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal pushing for Lyon midfielder Paqueta

    Arsenal are “pushing hard” for a transfer for Lucas Paqueta.

    The Lyon star is “considering a summer move”.

    Media Foot Marseille report the Gunners “seem determined in this case” and are pressing hard behind the scenes to try to move this forward.

  • Alex Cole

    Blues favourites to sign Ron

    Chelsea are leading candidates to sign Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

    That’s according to bookmakers Betfair, who’ve priced Thomas Tuchel’s side at 10/11 to clinch the Manchester United forward’s signature this summer.

  • Alex Cole

    Merse backs Lazio ace for Arsenal

    Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to sign long-term Man Utd target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    In his column for the Daily Star Merson wrote: “Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the player I would go for.

    “I think Milinkovic-Savic is a lovely player. A really top-drawer player.

    “The way he played for Lazio last season I personally think he is the best midfield player in Italy.

    “I know Manchester United have been linked with him in the past, but why there isn’t a queue of clubs lining up to buy the Serbian, I do not know.

    “I think a lot of clubs are missing a trick.”

  • Alex Cole

    Barca still working on Alonso bid

    The Catalan giants are also looking to sign Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso.

    Alonso has made his desire to leave obvious, and is desperate to play in his home country.

    According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the Catalan club are still hopeful they'll be able to secure the pair this summer.

    He claimed: "Barcelona are still working on Marcos Alonso deal. No doubts on player side: potential agreement ready on personal terms with Barca, still waiting to find solution with Chelsea."

  • Alex Cole

    Barca ‘pushing’ for Azpilicueta

    Barcelona are pushing to sign Chelsea captain Azpilicueta before the Blues’ pre-season tour starts this Saturday, writes Jack Burford.

    The LaLiga giants are reportedly keen on bringing in the Spaniard to provide Xavi with much needed squad depth.

    Azpilicueta’s contract ended this summer, but after making more than thirty appearances this season his contract was automatically renewed for another season.

    Therefore, Barca will have to negotiate a small fee with Chelsea if they want the defender.

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