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LIVE Transfer Blog: All the latest from the Transfer Window (Aug 2)

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 03, 2018 05:32 IST

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Liverpool prospect Sheyi Ojo is destined for another season-long loan spell with Middlesbrough being one of several contenders to land the 21 year old. 

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Wilfred Zaha has revealed that he is determined to quit Crystal Palace this window and is keen on landing a mega money switch to Chelsea. The Ivorian has rejected new contract offers from Palace earlier this off-season and has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

However, Spurs' interest in Zaha has faded off-late and have shifted focus towards Aston Villa's Jack Grealish. 

Chelsea are the front-runners to land Zaha but it could take a huge cut off their transfer budget as Roy Hodgson's side could demand atleast £70 million for the ex-Manchester United winger. 

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Manchester United have loaned out fourth choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira to Portuguese outfit Vitoria Setubal for the 2018/19 campaign.

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Crystal Palace have wrapped their third signing of the summer as free agent Max Meyer has arrived on a three-year deal at Selhurst Park.

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Juventus have unveiled new signing Leonardo Bonucci. The Italian has returned for his second spell in Turin, having spent just one season at AC Milan and is believed to have cost the Bianconeri €35 million as a part of three way swap deal between both the clubs and has signed a five year deal with the Italian Champions.

Bonucci had a very successful first stint at Juventus winning six consecutive league titles

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Milan confirm double signing

AC Milan have officially announced the capture of former Juventus duo Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara. Higuain has initially joined on a season-long loan spell with an option of making the deal permanent next season for €36 million. 

Meanwhile, Caldara has arrived in a direct swap for Leonardo Bonucci, who rejoined Juventus after just one year at Milan. The 24 year old defender cost €35 million and has signed a five year contract with the Rossoneri until 2023.

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Real Madrid have slapped a mind blowing €750 million price tag for Star midfielder Luka Modric to scare away Inter Milan from pursuing a deal for the 2018 World Cup Golden Ball recipient.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez stated,“The only possibility that leaves Modric is by paying €750m.”

Real Madrid have made their intentions clear and will not risk losing Modric this summer

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Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is set to complete his loan switch to Fiorentina in the next 24 hours.

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Tottenham Hotspur have revealed they will consider offers for the trio of Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele this transfer window. 

Manchester United have been in the hunt for the signature of Alderweireld who has just one year remaining on his Spurs contract and Jose Mourinho could trigger his £25 million release clause to resolve the defensive woes at Old Trafford.

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Former Belgium national team assistant coach Greame Jones firmly believes that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will surely leave Stamford Bridge this window and a move to Real Madrid is imminent.

Jones added,“I think definitely in Thibaut’s case. He’s got under a year left [on his contract] now, and I can only see him moving if I’m being honest. He’s obviously won the Golden Glove at the World Cup, and he had a fantastic tournament. I think he’ll move on.”

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Manchester City are lining up an audacious move for PSG ace Marco Verratti as manager Pep Guardiola is keen on recruiting a top class midfielder having missed out on Jorginho, who signed for Chelsea.

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Barcelona turn attention to Vidal

Barcelona have switched their focus towards Bayern Munich's in-demand Arturo Vidal. The Chilean's teammate Thiago Alcantara has also been linked with a move away from Germany in recent weeks with a return to Camp Nou highly on the cards.

Barca have been offered the opportunity to sign Vidal by his agent, who is keen on quitting Bayern this month. Ernesto Valverde is in dire need of a new midfielder following the departures of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.

The Spanish Champions will miss out on Adrien Rabiot, who is close to signing a new deal with PSG while they are also in the hunt for Miralem Pjanic, N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba among others but no deal has transpired for any of their transfer targets yet.

Meanwhile, Vidal is 31 and wouldn't provide a long term solution to Barcelona. Similarly, he has a history of suffering crucial injuries that have kept him out on the sidelines for a substantial period of time and Valverde will have to think twice before pushing a deal for Vidal.

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been gaining interest from several Premier League teams but the German club is reluctant to let him leave this summer.

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Barcelona have earmarked Paul Pogba as their latest transfer target as they continue their search to fill the void left by Andres Iniesta in midfield.

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PSG desperate to land Kante

Paris Saint-Germain have rekindled their interest for World Champion N'Golo Kante and are ready to offer him a bumper deal to lure him back to France. However, Chelsea have also not backed down in their attempts and remain intent on keeping hold off the midfielder this summer. 

The Blues are prepared to present Kante with a massive hike in salary by making the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge with £290,000 per week. 

New PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has targeted the Frenchman as his primary target to bolster his midfield ranks as the priority for the Ligue 1 giants is lifting the Champions League trophy in 2019.

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