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Live Football Transfer News and Rumours: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe - 20th July

Follow all the transfer news and rumours LIVE!
Updated: 20 July 2017 21:04 IST - Published: 21 July 2017 15:39 IST
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Monaco report "unnamed important European clubs" to FIFA & French League for making unauthorised contact with Kylian Mbappe & his entourage
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Unai Emery on PSG: "PSG wants the best players in the world, who are in the best clubs in the world."

Unai Emery: "If PSG want to compete with Bayern, Barca, Real & win the Champions League, then we must have a player of the world top five."
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Riyad Mahrez is Roma's first choice to replace Mohamed Salah following the Egyptian's move to Liverpool.

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Arsene Wenger on Wojciech Szczesny: "We wish him well at Juve. he is an Arsenal boy, an Arsenal man but we have many top-class goalkeepers."

Arsene Wenger on Wojciech Szczesny: "Juventus is very good for his future because he will certainly take over from Buffon."
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Monaco reject £44.5m (€50m) bid from Manchester City for Benjamin Mendy.

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Lorenzo Insigne on Rafa Benitez: "With Rafa I learned to play both phases [defensive & offensive] with the same intensity."
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Appointment made between Neymar's father and Antero Henrique to discuss contract terms.

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Pep Guardiola: "The market finishes the 31st, that’s a huge mistake from UEFA. I think the market should finish when we start the season."

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Manchester City will insist on a buy-back clause in any deal to sell Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester.
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AC Milan are firmly in talks to sign Andrea Belotti after missing out on Álvaro Morata and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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Crystal Palace want Arsenal defender

Frank De Boer's side have allegedly made a second bid for Arsenal's Calum Chambers. 
The Eagles had made £16 million bid earlier this week that was shot down by the Gunners.
Mail Online have reported that Crystal Palace have reopened talks to sign the Englishman as Arsenal hold out for £20 million
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Thomas Muller set to leave Bayern!?

According to Squawka, 4 distinct clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are said to be monitoring the striker's current situation. 
Muller, who witnessed a steep drop in form only netted 5 goals for the Bavarians and might be offloaded this summer
The loan signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid further threatens to edge the German international out from the starting 11
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Morata arrives in London! 

Former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata landed in London earlier today to finalise his move to Chelsea F.C.
Morata arrived at London alongside his wife and agent and when interviewed by Sky Sports News, claimed that Chelsea is the "best club" and manager Antonio Conte is "One of the best managers"
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Borussia Dortmund dealt injury blow!!

The captain of the side, Marcel Schmelzer has been sidelined for roughly 4 weeks due to a partial ligament tear in his right ankle. 
ESPN FC have reported that the left back could find himself fighting it out to recover in time for Dortmund's season opener against Wolfsburg.
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What's next for Perisic?

Ivan Perišić and Manchester United have been involved in a seemingly endless transfer saga.
Sky sources claim that the winger wants a move to the English giants, but Jose Mourinho isn't willing to pay £48 million for the Croatian.
Perišić is currently on a pre-season tour with the rest of the Inter Milan squad, and only time will tell us where his future lies.
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Manchester United in a race for Portuguese teenager?!

Bayern Munich are said to be open to offers for teen star Renato Sanches who is valued at £42 million. 
The Sun have reported that Bayern Munich have decided to sell the Portuguese midfielder instead of loaning him out as decided earlier.
Manchester United had made an inquiry about the teenager last year and will look to reignite their interests with Jose Mourinho still looking to sign
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West Ham to sign ex-Manchester United striker?

According to reports from The Sun, West Ham United F.C. have agreed personal terms with Javier Hernandez but are yet to reach a deal with Bayern Leverkusen.

Leverkusen are allegedly stubborn about their £17 million valuation of the player while The Hammers believe he is only worth £13 million. 
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Manchester United are only willing to pay £20m for Ross Barkley
The Mirror has reported that United won't pay more than £20m for out of favor Everton midfielder Ross Barkley. Barkley who had turned down a  £110,000 a week contract from the Toffees, will see his opportunities cut short at Goodison park following the arrival of Davy Klaassen from Ajax. Tottenham, Chelsea and United are interested in the 23-year-old. But Jose Mourinho's valuation of the player is a far cry from Koeman's.
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Juventus want to replace Bonucci with another star defender! 

Italian news outlet TMW have reported that Massimiliano Allegri wants to replace the recently departed Leonardo Bonucci with German and Bayern Munich defender, Mats Hummels. 
It is believed that Hummels lies below Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez in Bayern's defensive pecking order and this might prompt a move that could see Hummels play for the Bianconeri next season. 
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Manchester United to sign young Brazilian star?

Daily Star are reporting that Manchester United might be close to signing Brazilian 20-year old striker, Richarlison, from Brazilian team Fluminense Football Club for a fee of around £18 million!!
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Where will Veratti play next season??

Daily Express report that Marco Veratti has dumped his old agent and teamed up with super agent Mino Raiola. Several clubs are said to be keen on Veratti's signature, with Barcelona leading the race. However, Raiola's rate of business with Manchester United has led them to becoming another potentially interested party
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Jose Mourinho not happy with Manchester United's transfer window.

 
Skysources report that despite adding Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof to their ranks, Manchester United are not yet satisfied with the window and are on the lookout for more talent this window.
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Andre Belotti wants to move and AC Milan is his preferred destination
According to Sky sources, the 23-year-old wants a move away from Torino and will meet with Urbano Cairo, the club owner, to express his intention. The Torino forward had earlier been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. But now that the Premier League giants have each signed a forward, the rumours have died down. Belotti's has a €100m release clause on his contract which could prove to be a stumbling block for any club that wants to sign him.
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Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal want Muller!
The Sun reports that the Gunners have joined Liverpool and Chelsea in the race to sign Thomas Muller from Bayern Munich. Muller who had an underwhelming 2016/17 campaign may see opportunities on offer drying up further following the arrival of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. Bayern insist that the German international is not for sale. Manchester United are also a long-standing admirer of the 27-year-old but are seemingly not in pursuit of him this summer.
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Leeds and Hull in race to sign Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent
According to Dailystar, Leeds and Hull are in pursuit of the Liverpool 20-year-old who impressed last season with his showings on loan at Barnsley. Kent had become a regular of the Liverpool u-21 team after progressing through the club's academy.
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Juventus set to make offer for Valencia duo of Joao Cancelo and Ezequiel Garay
According to Deporte Valenciano, Juventus is ready to offer £45m for signing the Portuguese defender and the Argentine midfielder. The Bianconeri believe that the deals would make economic sense.
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Messi names the player who should replace Neymar at Barcelona
Daily Star reports that Messi has told Bartomeu who he wants as a replacement for Neymar in case the Brazilian leaves Nou Camp this season. Messi wants Barcelona to sign compatriot Paulo Dybala from Juventus. The Catalan giants have also been linked with Verratti. Given PSG triggers Neymar's buy-out clause, the Blaugrana will have the financial capability to offer a lucrative deal to Juventus for Paulo Dybala.
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Tottenham bid for Jean-Michael Seri of Nice
According to Eurosport France, Spurs have made an offer of £13.3m for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri. Tottenham has not made any signings so far this season but have recently been linked with Ross Barkley of Everton. The Ivorian who plays as a center midfielder for Nice picked up 7 goals and 9 assists from 13 appearances in Ligue 1.
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Stoke City to offer £13m for Fabian Delph
Sky sources are reporting that Stoke are ready to offer £13m for Manchester City midfielder. After having only made 7 league appearances last season, Delph is set to leave the Etihad. Mark Hughes side has already signed Darren Fletcher from West Brom on a free transfer and the addition will be a worthy addition to the side.
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Chelsea and Liverpool to battle it out for Max Kruse
Sportbild is reporting that Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to go head to head in a bid to sign Werder Bremen's Max Kruse. The 29-year-old German scored 15 goals in 23 games for the German outfit. He has 2 years left in his contract with Bremen and gets paid £42,000 a week.
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Gunners demand £20m + add ons for Wilshere
Daily Star reports that Arsenal are ready to sell the injury prone Jack Wilshere and West Ham have expressed their interest in signing him up. But Arsenal wants a sum of £20m + add ons for the 25-year-old. Sampdoria was also linked with the midfielder but their offer of £6.1m + add ons was deemed to be nowhere close to Arsenal's valuation of him. Wilshere spent the last season on loan at Bournemouth and picked up an injury (broken leg) towards the end of the summer.
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PSG want Andres Iniesta
According to Don Balon, PSG are interested in signing Andres Iniesta from Barcelona. The Catalans have been linked with Marco Verratti though the deal looks improbable with PSG insisting that the Italian is not for sale. However, if at all the deal goes through, Iniesta might find himself playing less at Nou Camp. Iniesta is out of contract at Barcelona next summer and PSG will be willing to match any deal Valverde is willing to offer the Spanish genius.
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Swansea to move for Nacer Chadli
According to Daily telegraph, Swansea are already eyeing up a replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson and have zeroed in on West Brom's Chadli. Sigurdsson has been tipped for a move away from Liberty stadium with Everton showing interest. Swansea are reportedly ready to offer £15m for the 27-year-old Belgian who scored 5 goals in 32 appearances for West Brom.
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Manchester City want to insert buy-back clause in Iheanacho deal
Daily Mirror is reporting that City insist on having a buy-back clause in Iheanacho's contract as he set for a move away from the Etihad. West Ham have dropped out of the race to sign the Nigerian and are now focussing on landing Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. Leicester City are now touted to be favorites to sign the 20-year-old.
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