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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe (12th July 2016)

Updated: 12 July 2016 19:32 IST - Published: 12 July 2016 10:33 IST
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Any guesses on the most expensive signing this summer window so far?

Take a deep breath. Go for a fag.

Because the answer is.... HULK!

Signed by Shanghai SIPG for £46.1m

Incredible?!
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Manchester United target Paul Pogba is 'very happy at Juventus and NOT desperate to move' - Mino Raiola

Pogba's agent told The Times, "He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract.

"There is a lot of talk about Paul's future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus, they are a club that want to keep their star players."

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More on Chelsea:According to the Daily Star, Chelsea are preparing a move for Lazio playmaker, Felipe Anderson.The 23-year-old Brazilian was in impressive form last season, with seven goals and four assists in all competitions.He was heavily linked with Manchester United last season, with Lazio claiming that they had rejected a €50 million bid from the Old Trafford club last summer.
More on Chelsea:

According to the Daily Star, Chelsea are preparing a move for Lazio playmaker, Felipe Anderson.

The 23-year-old Brazilian was in impressive form last season, with seven goals and four assists in all competitions.

He was heavily linked with Manchester United last season, with Lazio claiming that they had rejected a €50 million bid from the Old Trafford club last summer.

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OFFICIAL: Barcelona confirm Umtiti signingBarcelona have confirmed the signing of Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti for €25 million.The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp after representing France at the Euros, where he played in both the semi final against Germany and the final defeat to Portugal.He will be officially presented as a Barca player on Friday.
OFFICIAL: Barcelona confirm Umtiti signing

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti for €25 million.

The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp after representing France at the Euros, where he played in both the semi final against Germany and the final defeat to Portugal.

He will be officially presented as a Barca player on Friday.

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Chelsea making transfer advancesN'Golo Kante looks almost certain to leave the Foxes this summer after rejecting a new contract worth £100,000 per week and has a £20 million buyout clause in his current deal.New Blues boss Antonio Conte started his new job yesterday and has identified Kante as his number one transfer target and is confident of beating the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal and Juventus to his signature. 
Chelsea making transfer advances

N'Golo Kante looks almost certain to leave the Foxes this summer after rejecting a new contract worth £100,000 per week and has a £20 million buyout clause in his current deal.

New Blues boss Antonio Conte started his new job yesterday and has identified Kante as his number one transfer target and is confident of beating the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal and Juventus to his signature. 

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Good news for Chelsea fansChelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly, reportedly turned down a new contract at Serie A club, Napoli.That will come as a major boost to Chelsea, who are looking to add a centre-back to their squad but have so far had little luck in the market, notably turning their attention away from Juventus and Italy man Leonardo Bonucci.Everton are also said to be interested in signing Koulibaly. 
Good news for Chelsea fans

Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly, reportedly turned down a new contract at Serie A club, Napoli.


That will come as a major boost to Chelsea, who are looking to add a centre-back to their squad but have so far had little luck in the market, notably turning their attention away from Juventus and Italy man Leonardo Bonucci.

Everton are also said to be interested in signing Koulibaly. 

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West Ham are reportedly negotiating with AC Milan over the transfer of Colombian striker Carlos Bacca.The Guardian say the Hammers’ previous offer was rebuffed but they have not given up hope of landing the former Sevilla forward.Bacca, 29, is believed to be desperate to play European football next season, which Milan cannot offer him.
West Ham are reportedly negotiating with AC Milan over the transfer of Colombian striker Carlos Bacca.

The Guardian say the Hammers’ previous offer was rebuffed but they have not given up hope of landing the former Sevilla forward.

Bacca, 29, is believed to be desperate to play European football next season, which Milan cannot offer him.

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BLOW! Morata will not be joining Arsenal this summer.

According to Spanish newspaper, AS, Real Madrid have declared that Álvaro Morata is not for sale and the club will not listen to any offers for the player.

Real Madrid brought the striker back to the club after he played a key role in Juventus' double winning side of 2015/16. 
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Chelsea Fan: WOW MARIO!Chelsea are preparing a £34m bid for Portugal winger Joao Mario, according to Portuguese newspaper, O Bola.Chelsea are desperate to make a few signings as Antonio Conte has now dedicated himself to the transfer market after the Euros.
Chelsea Fan: WOW MARIO!

Chelsea are preparing a £34m bid for Portugal winger Joao Mario, according to Portuguese newspaper, O Bola.

Chelsea are desperate to make a few signings as Antonio Conte has now dedicated himself to the transfer market after the Euros.

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GET OUT OF MY ARSE-NAL!
BUT IT'S MY HOME TOO... :'(

Thierry Henry to leave coaching role after Arsene Wenger rejected his offer to work for free.
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Manchester United could make a shock move for Moussa Sissoko if they fail to land Paul Pogba this summer, according to The Mirror. Sissoko is now the third French midfielder to be linked with a move to Old Trafford after Blaise Matuidi was also earmarked to sign for the club as back up.Pogba is Jose Mourinho's main target in this transfer window, but with Juventus unwilling to sell or bargain, United could move on or use the same as a bait strategy in dealing with it at ease.
Manchester United could make a shock move for Moussa Sissoko if they fail to land Paul Pogba this summer, according to The Mirror.

Sissoko is now the third French midfielder to be linked with a move to Old Trafford after Blaise Matuidi was also earmarked to sign for the club as back up.

Pogba is Jose Mourinho's main target in this transfer window, but with Juventus unwilling to sell or bargain, United could move on or use the same as a bait strategy in dealing with it at ease.
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Transfer Battle in North LondonInter Milan have put a £43m price tag on 23-year-old forward Mauro Icardi, who is a target for Tottenham and Arsenal. (Source: AS in Spanish)
Transfer Battle in North London

Inter Milan have put a £43m price tag on 23-year-old forward Mauro Icardi, who is a target for Tottenham and Arsenal. 

(Source: AS in Spanish)
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More on Manchester United: José Mourinho will send scouts to watch West Ham midfielder Reece Oxford play for England U19s against the Netherlands. (Source: Mirror)
More on Manchester United:

José Mourinho will send scouts to watch West Ham midfielder Reece Oxford play for England U19s against the Netherlands. (Source: Mirror)
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Romelu Lukaku's younger brother attracting attention!Lazio are ready to join Watford in a battle to sign Jordan Lukaku, who played alongside his elder sibling Romelu Lukaku for Belgium at the Euro.The defender from K.V. Oostende has been enquired about by Lazio as his club will be ready to cash in on him this summer, with his contract due to expire next year.
Romelu Lukaku's younger brother attracting attention!

Lazio
are ready to join Watford in a battle to sign Jordan Lukaku, who played alongside his elder sibling Romelu Lukaku for Belgium at the Euro.

The defender from K.V. Oostende has been enquired about by Lazio as his club will be ready to cash in on him this summer, with his contract due to expire next year.
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Straight outta Mata!Juan Mata of Man Utd has been shown the red flag as expected due to the arrival of Mourinho who deems him slow and lacking defensive ability. Everton had expressed strong interest in the creative midfielder but Villareal have joined the race to sign the Spaniard.So which white flag is he flying to?
Straight outta Mata!

Juan Mata
of Man Utd has been shown the red flag as expected due to the arrival of Mourinho who deems him slow and lacking defensive ability.

Everton had expressed strong interest in the creative midfielder but Villareal have joined the race to sign the Spaniard.

So which white flag is he flying to?
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We have a done deal! Tottenham get their man Vincent Janssen
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Mario Gotze will not be moving to Anfield!Jurgen Klopp has decided against reuniting with former Dortmund star Mario Gotze, according to Liverpool Echo.Apparently, Klopp is happy with the signing of Sadio Mane from Southampton and has pulled out of the race to sign the Bayern Munich playmaker.It now remains to be seen whether Gotze signs for boyhood club Borussia Dortmund or makes a move to the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur, with the latter possibility only adding spice to the waging tongues of EPL fans.
Mario Gotze will not be moving to Anfield!

Jurgen Klopp
has decided against reuniting with former Dortmund star Mario Gotze, according to Liverpool Echo.

Apparently, Klopp is happy with the signing of Sadio Mane from Southampton and has pulled out of the race to sign the Bayern Munich playmaker.

It now remains to be seen whether Gotze signs for boyhood club Borussia Dortmund or makes a move to the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur, with the latter possibility only adding spice to the waging tongues of EPL fans.
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Forever young?

According to The Sun, former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger, 39, is training with Liverpool in the hope of earning a contract, having last played a Premier League game 14 years ago!

Go Alex, keep the goal in your sweatpants...
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Witsel hit sell?Axel Witsel, who emerged as one of the hit midfielders in a quality Belgian line-up has attracted attention from several clubs, while Everton made him a target. However, they have missed the bus with Napoli reported to have offered him a four-year contract that Zenit St Petersburg are ready to accept.
Witsel hit sell?

Axel Witsel
, who emerged as one of the hit midfielders in a quality Belgian line-up has attracted attention from several clubs, while Everton made him a target. However, they have missed the bus with Napoli reported to have offered him a four-year contract that Zenit St Petersburg are ready to accept.
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As informed earlier, Sissoko's price tag rocketed out of critical velocity!

More on this news, French midfielder newsmaker Moussa Sissoko's agent has commented on Newcastle United's policy being stubborn and ahead of time, despite the Frenchman's heroics in the Euro finals.

Speaking to Foot Mercato, the agent who also acts on behalf of fellow Magpies Aleksandar Mitrovic, Henri Saivet and Emmanuel Riviere said, “It has never been a question that there was a more elevated clause. The club has always said that they would let Moussa leave for between €18m to €25m maximum"

Hammer on the anvil?
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All quiet on the Western front right now. Manchester United must be adding up those last few pounds in order to get Pogba. How many players do you think they will sign this window? Who do you think they'll sign. Get involved. Comment below.
All quiet on the Western front right now. Manchester United must be adding up those last few pounds in order to get Pogba. How many players do you think they will sign this window? Who do you think they'll sign. Get involved. Comment below.