Welcome to our daily transfer rumours round-up. Real Madrid are inching closer to sign Portuguese playmaker in coming days after agreeing to a €65m deal.
As for the mandatory Paul Pogba update, United are waiting to complete his signing before revealing the squad numbers for next season.
On that note, here are the transfer rumours doing the rounds on July 19th.
- Lazio are nearing an agreement for Benfica defender Jardel, according to reports from Football Italia. The Biancocelesti will pay €7m to the Portuguese club and €1.5m per season to the player, which has been agreed by the 31-year old defender.
- Juventus have reportedly agreed a deal to sign the highly rated Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Marko Pjaca. According to Sky Sports, the player will join Juventus for a total of €23m and will be unveiled as a Juve player in coming days.
- Torino have officially unveiled Adem Ljajic and Iago Falque as the new summer signings. The duo arrived from AS Roma after completing their medical yesterday. Elsewhere, Genoa have officially confirmed the signing of Lazio defender Santiago Gentiletti.
- According to reports from Foot Mercato, Wolfsburg are all set to make a move to sign Sofiane Boufal from Lille as a replacement for Andre Schurrle. Former Chelsea star is headed to Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg see Boufal as the ideal man to come in and fill that void.
- Xabi Alonso has asked Carlo Ancelotti to consider a move for his former striker Javier Hernandez. The duo worked together at Real Madrid and Alonso is convinced Hernandez can fit in at Bayern. In an interview with Sky Germany, Alonso said: “Could he fit in at Bayern? With his quality, of without a doubt!
- Mario Gotze’s move to Borussia Dortmund is still far from being completed. Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “We can imagine Gotze returning to BVB," Watzke told TZ. But it is not a done deal yet and no final decisions have been made yet.”
- Bastian Schweinsteiger’s future at Manchester United has been thrown in doubt after Jose Mourinho’s wishes to sell the German skipper and bring Paul Pogba to Old Trafford. (Source: M.E.N)
- Chelsea are keen on signing German international defender Shkodran Mustafi after being priced out of a deal for Leonardo Bonucci and Kalidou Koulibaly. According to Marca, Blues are ready to bid close to £35million to get the deal done before Chelsea kick start their Premier League campaign.
- Stoke City have made an official £20m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino and are expected to clinch this transfer later this week. Sky Sports are convinced that Berahino is itching for a move away from West Brom and with Tottenham signing Vincent Janssen, Stoke can complete Berahino’s transfer in coming days.
- Real Madrid are getting closer to the signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia with the fee believed to be in the region of €65m [£54.4m]. Los Blancos are looking to pay £44m upfront and £10m in add-ons based on appearances and performances. (Source: Sky Sports)
- Sergi Samper and Munil El Haddadi have signed new long-term deals with Barcelona. While Samper’s release clause is reported at €50m, Munir has a €60m release clause to his new contract. (Source: Sky Sports)
- Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente has emerged as a target for Real Sociedad, as they look for a replacement for Jonathas. Sevilla are eager to offload the former Juventus man after a poor first year.
Rest of Europe
- Cardiff City have signed Jazz Richards from Fulham on a 3-year contract. The deal will see Scott Malone move the other way and join Championship side Fulham.
- Franck Tabanou will quit Swansea and is in advanced talks with Malaga after he failed to agree personal terms with St-Étienne, according to reports from Get French Football.
- Marquinhos has acknowledged an interest from Barcelona but refused to comment on his future. In an interview with France Football, he said: "I am happy that a big club like Barcelona are interested in signing me.” However, he also commented that PSG may maintain a hard stance in selling him.
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