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The transfer window is well and truly open and teams are looking to strengthen their squads for the new season. If you’re looking for the latest news and rumours, then stay on this page as we’ll be updating you with all the biggest transfer news as it happens.

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The transfer window is well and truly open and teams are looking to strengthen their squads for the new season. If you’re looking for the latest news and rumours, then stay on this page as we’ll be updating you with all the biggest transfer news as it happens.

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Arsenal confirm signing of US keeper Turner

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of United States international goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution.

The 28-year-old was widely expected to complete the move after the Major League Soccer side announced an agreement with the Gunners as early as February.

Now the deal has been confirmed by Arsenal, with Turner becoming their third summer signing following moves for young Brazilian forward Marquinhos and Portugal Under-21 international Fabio Vieira.

Richarlison wants to quit Everton for Chelsea or Tottenham

Chelsea are on the hunt for a Romelu Lukaku replacement and Everton ace Richarlison is reportedly on their list of targets.

Richarlison is said to have made it clear to Toffees boss and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard that he wants out with two years left on his contract.

He would be interested in a move to Chelsea and Tottenham this summer as it would provide him the opportunity to play Champions League football.

Chelsea interested in Man City defender Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake has emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea as the club consider defensive options this summer.

Thomas Tuchel is in search of defensive reinforcements following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer, with the west Londoners considering a host of centre-back targets.

It has been reported that Man City would be open to selling Ake this summer for the right price which they have set at £50 million.

Ake is not the only City player that Chelsea are interested in as they have also been linked with Raheem Sterling.

Mahrez wants long-term future at Man City

Algerian international forward Riyad Mahrez is reportedly prepared to commit his long-term future to Manchester City this summer.

According to a report from The Sun, with one-year left on his current contract the 31-year-old Mahrez’s future will come up for discussion with City and a contract extension looks to be on the cards.

The 31-year-old is reported wanting a three-year-deal at the Etihad, with the possibility of an additional year later on.

According to The Sun, the Citizens are keen to secure the winger’s long-term future in order to prevent losing him on a free transfer next summer.

Crystal Palace sign teenage Derby winger Ebiowei

Crystal Palace have announced teenage winger Malcolm Ebiowei is to join them on a five-year deal from July 1 when his contract with Derby runs out.

The 18-year-old was handed his Rams debut in February and ended up making 16 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship last term, with his first goal coming in April.

Prior to joining Derby – who went into administration at the start of last season and ended it relegated – in 2021, Ebiowei had youth spells with Arsenal and Rangers.

Chelsea offer Timo Werner as part of Matthijs de Ligt deal

Chelsea have been encouraged by Juventus towards a move for long-term defensive target Matthijs De Ligt, and Germany forward Werner could be offered in a part exchange deal.

Werner has failed to hit his Bundesliga heights at Chelsea but still remains a squad and fan favourite due to his hard-working attitude and upbeat demeanour.

Chelsea are thought to be willing to let the 26-year-old depart this summer however, provided a deal can be struck to suit all parties.

Juventus would demand up to 100million euros in a straight cash sale for De Ligt, but Chelsea would not entertain such a high fee.

Manchester United close in on Frenkie de Jong

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on an agreement with Barcelona for top transfer target Frenkie de Jong.

According to Goal.com, a breakthrough has been made in the negotiations between the two clubs, with a compromise reached.

Despite only being rated at £54m, Barcelona initially wanted a fee close to £86m, but could now be willing to accept a deal worth £69m.

Sadio Mane’s agent has denied the Senegal forward, 30, left Liverpool to join Bayern Munich this summer because he wasn’t earning enough money at Anfield.

Neymar is said to have been left frustrated and disappointed by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s reluctance to confirm his future at the club and could now be tempted to push for an exit.

Crystal Palace have agreed terms with teenager Malcolm Ebiowei. The 18-year-old winger is set to join Patrick Vieira’s squad from July 1,when his current contract with Derby ends, on a five-year deal.

Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and Manchester United expect him to remain at Old Trafford, despite reports linking the Portuguese star with a move to Chelsea.

Joao Felix has ruled out an Atletico Madrid exit this summer after opening up on his future amid reputed interest from Manchester United.

Kompany makes Twine his first signing as Burnley boss

Vincent Kompany has completed his first signing as Burnley boss with the arrival of midfielder Scott Twine from MK Dons.

Twine, 22, has put pen to paper on a four-year contract after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Burnley said on their official website: “Burnley Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of Scott Twine on a four-year contract from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee.”

Gareth Bale agrees to join Los Angeles FC following Real Madrid exit

Wales forward Gareth Bale has agreed to join Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC on an initial one-year deal when his contract with Real Madrid expires.

The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for a new club ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup in Qatar, which starts in November.

Bale, 32, had been linked with a move to hometown club Cardiff following the end of a nine-year stay at Real Madrid, but he now appears set to continue his career with a move to the United States.

Kodisang in talks with Amakhosi

Kobamelo Kodisang is in talks with Kaizer Chiefs over a proposed move, says his representative Mike Makaab.

The 22-year-old Braga B striker is reportedly keen to return to the DStv Premiership as he seeks regular first-team football, having joined the Portuguese side from Bidvest Wits in 2019.

He has a been a reserve team player for Braga over the past three seasons, and made his first-team debut at the end of the recently completed season.

Barcelona reportedly approached former striker Luis Suarez over a possible return but he turned them down.

According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Barcelona approached the 35-year-old Suarez after it was confirmed he would be leaving Atletico Madrid, but the Uruguayan was not interested in a Camp Nou return.

In the summer of 2014, Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool and spent six successful years at the Catalans before being shown the exit door by then-Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman in 2020. He then joined Atletico and led them to the La Liga title in 2021.

Nottingham Forest agree deal for Dean Henderson

Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan for the season.

Henderson is an established goalkeeper and he arrives at Forest with 49 appearances in the Premier League already under his belt.

 Sevilla set asking price for Chelsea target Jules Kounde

Chelsea may be able to pay just £56million for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, according to reports, with the club willing to accept less than his release clause.

His contract states that the clause can be triggered for £69million, although they are said to be open to lower offers to wrap up one of the summer’s longest transfer sagas.

Chelsea are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger out the door.

Orlando Pirates have shown interest in Letsaolo

Orlando Pirates in pole position to sign Kaizer Chiefs target Victor Letsaolo.

Chiefs were touted as the likely destination for Letsoalo after the AmaKhosi opened talks with Royal AM, but the clubs couldn’t reach an agreement over a transfer fee.

DONE DEAL: ABC Motsepe player Lesego Sebetlela joins Sekhukhune

ABC Motsepe League Player of the Tournament Lesego Sebetlela has signed a four-year contract with Sekhukhune United

A week after being crowned the player of the tournament during the play-offs hosted in Potchefstroom, Sebetlela will officially leave MM Platinum and form part of coach Kaitano Tembo’s new-look side.

The 23-year-old defender walked away with a cool R100 000 prize money for his performances in the ABC Motsepe League. – SABC Sport

Romelu Lukaku update

Romelu Lukaku will undergo a medical in Milan next week ahead of completing his loan move to Inter from Chelsea.

A year after Chelsea signed him for a club-record fee of £97.5m, the club have agreed to loan him back to Inter this summer.

The two clubs have reached an agreement over a loan deal that will see the forward return to the San Siro in the coming days.

Matthijs de Ligt asks to leave Juventus

Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt has reportedly handed in a transfer request and wants to play in the Premier League.

The Dutch defender, who joined Juve in 2019 in a deal worth around £67million, has told the Italian giants that he wishes to be sold – putting the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert.

With two years left on his Juve contract, the club is not under great pressure to sell, but could prefer to do so rather than keep an unhappy player and wait another year when buying clubs will have the upper hand in negotiations.

Ten Hag pushes for Ajax’s Antony

Manchester United are really interested and have already had contacts to explore a potential deal for Ajax’s Antony.

Not only has the club showed interest, but United boss and former coach of the Brazilian winger, Erik ten Hag is also pushing.

The players representatives are now asking Ajax to listen to bids for Antony this summer, even if the price tag will be high.

Orlando Pirates looking for a head coach

Orlando Pirates are looking for a head coach and fans should not be surprised if a decision is around the corner.

The frontrunner has always been Benni McCarthy, while Gavin Hunt, Steve Komphela, and Pitso Mosimane are other targets being discussed.

 Barcelona make another bid for Lewandowski

Barcelona have made a €40m (£34.4m) offer for Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.

However, Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic tells Sky Germany: “Lewandowski situation to be fixed? It’s possible, I’m convinced. He’s a professional, that’s why it’s fixable.

“Robert’s under contract until 2023. I wait for him on July 12, of course he’s welcome.”

 Pog’back to Juventus

Paul Pogba’s move to Juventus deal is reportedly done.

Official announcement of the World Cup winner is imminent.

A full agreement is now completed on a free transfer, with the deal to be signed at the beginning of July.

Pogba will be in Italy in two weeks after Juve sold him back to Man United for €100m six years ago – now he’s back for free.

Christian Eriksen rejects Man United

Christian Eriksen has rejected a move to Manchester United, according to the Guardian.

Links to Tottenham Hotspur remain, and Brentford are still confident in keeping the Danish midfielder.

Juventus are hopeful of agreeing the final details of Paul Pogba

Club representatives will meet Paul Pogba’s agent Rafaela Pimenta today.

Pogba endured a challenging six years at Manchester United following his move back to the club from Juventus.

The 29-year-old Frenchman took aim at the club in his five-part documentary ‘The Pogmentary’, accusing United of not caring about him as well as criticizing them for their £300,000-per-week contract offer.

Sekhukhune United are finalising deals to sign Linda Mntambo, Tshegofatso Mabasa and Bonginkosi Makume.

Mntambo and Makume are set to join on permanent deals, while Mabasa’s is a loan switch.

Chelsea prefer Raheem Sterling over Ousmane Dembele

Chelsea are more keen on Raheem Sterling than Ousmane Dembele, according to reports from Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports.

He claims the club are more focused on the Man City winger – who has one year of contract left – than on Dembele, who is without a club, albeit with a deal on the table to stay at Barcelona.

With Thomas Tuchel’s side making Sterling a priority, it leaves Dembele with Barcelona as the only option unless Chelsea make swift a U-turn on their transfer plans.

 Manchester United enter the race for Stefan de Vrij alongside Chelsea

Stefan de Vrij has reportedly rejected Newcastle, but Manchester United now pose a threat to Chelsea in the race for the Inter Milan centre-back. 

The 30-year-old Dutch defender’s contract runs up at Inter Milan in the summer of 2023.

However, Inter are reportedly ready to offer De Vrij in the deal to sign Gabriel Magalhaes, although Arsenal are expected to be uninterested in such a move.

Olympique Marseille target Justin Kluivert and Bryan Gil

Olympique Marseille have had direct conversations with AS Roma for Justin Kluivert as a potential target. 

He’s on the list alongside Bryan Gil, currently on loan at La Liga side Valencia from Tottenham Hotspur.

Gil remains a potential deal for Marseille, but is still considered difficult to complete.

Cardiff City make enquiry for for Gareth Bale

Cardiff City have opened talks to try to sign Gareth Bale as a free agent. 

The Welsh winger left Real Madrid in the summer after nine years. Bale won the Champions League five times and La Liga three times. He joined Real from Tottenham for a then-record £85m in 2013.

There was a positive meeting in the past days and the Blue Birds are now confident to convince the winger.

Sundowns send Nicholus Lukhubeni back on loan to Maritzburg United

DStv Premiership defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns have decided to send midfield workhorse Nicholus Lukhubeni back on loan to Maritzburg United.

This was confirmed by the player’s agent Thato Matuka, who will finalise things with the Pietermaritzburg-based club. – TimesLIVE

Midfielder Fabio Vieira completes Arsenal switch from Porto

Arsenal have completed the signing of talented Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.

The 22-year-old came through the Portuguese club’s youth system and has just helped Sergio Conceicao’s side win the league and cup double.

Vieira, who scored six goals and provided 14 assists in 27 league appearances last season for Porto, becomes Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, having last week completed the acquisition of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.

Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

He’s put pen to paper on a 3-year contract. €32m final fee that could rise to €41m.

Amakhosi release Mphahlele and Ntiya-Ntiya

Kaizer Chiefs have parted ways with Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.

The DStv Premiership side are busy preparing for the upcoming league season and have so far signed eight new players while releasing 12.

Joining Mphahlele and Ntiya-Ntiya in making their exits are Dumsani Zuma, Daniel Akpeyi, Lebogang Manyama, Kearyn Baccus, Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro, Lazalous Kambole, Daniel Cardoso, Anthony Akumu Agay, Bernard Parker.

 Amakhosi confirm Maart capture

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the signing of Yusuf Maart from Sekhukhune United.

The 26-year-old midfielder has signed three-year deal with the option of a further two years and becomes the DStv Premiership side’s eighth signing of the off-season.

The former Orlando Pirates and Cape Umoya United player joins fellow new signings Ashley Du Preez, Zitha Kwinika, Dillon Solomons, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Lehlogonolo George Matlou and Siyethemba Sithebe at the club, alongside promoted reserve team player Mduduzi Shabalala.

Watford sell Hernandez to MLS side Columbus Crew

Cucho Hernandez has left Watford to sign for Columbus Crew for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old forward was on the books at Vicarage Road for five years, spending four of them on loan in Spain.

Sporting director Cristiano Giaretta admitted the English Football League’s ‘Rule of Eleven’ played a part in the Colombian’s departure from new head coach Rob Edwards’ squad.

Lukaku set for Inter Milan loan return

Inter chiefs are thought to have struck an 8million euro loan fee with the Blues, with Lukaku understood to have taken a pay cut to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Belgium striker only joined Chelsea in a club-record £98million deal last summer, but a number of controversies strained relations with the Blues.

Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly has put an immediate stamp on his tenure by giving the green light for Lukaku’s return to Inter.

US magnate Boehly has backed manager Thomas Tuchel over the decision to let Lukaku return to Italy.

And once the 29-year-old’s Inter return is officially complete, the Blues will be able to turn attentions to wider transfer business.

 Newcastle keen to push through interest in England keeper

Newcastle hope to push home their interest in Burnley keeper Nick Pope as they step up efforts to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

The Magpies are one of a series of clubs to have expressed an interest in the 30-year-old England international and are keen to do a deal to bring him to Tyneside.

Pope has spent the last six years with the relegated Clarets and made 141 league appearances for them.

Orlando Pirates have confirmed the signing of a batch of new players as well as a number of departures as they build towards the new season.

Bucs ended the 2021/22 DStv Premiership campaign in sixth place under the stewardship of Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi.

Davids has since departed the club, and leaves alongside Kwanda Mngonyama, Abel Mabaso, Justice Chabalala, Elson Sithole, Wayne Sandilands and Thabang Monare.

But joining the side are Evidence Makgopa, Bienvenu Eva Nga, Miguel Timm and Azola Matrose.

Sandilands, meanwhile, may be offered a role within the Bucs coaching structures.

Part of a club statement read: “Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to confirm the signing of Evidence Makgopa, Bienvenu Eva Nga, Miguel Timm and Azola Matrose.

Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Mario Götze on a three-year deal for a reported €4m fee from PSV.

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the signing of five new players ahead of the upcoming DStv Premiership campaign.

The club’s preparations for the new season began with appointing Arthur Zwane as head coach and Dillon Sheppard his assistant.

They have since moved to strengthen their playing personnel, and snapped up Ashley Du Preez and Zitha Kwinika earlier this month.

Following in their footsteps are Dillon Solomons, Kamohelo Mahlatsi and Lehlogonolo George Matlou from Swallows, as well as AmaZulu midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe, while Mduduzi Shabalala has been promoted from the Chiefs Reserve side.

A club statement read: “Right-sided defender cum wingback, Solomons, is 26 years old and hails from Steenberg in Cape Town. He played 29 matches for Swallows in the last season and was involved in all the four play-off matches for the Dube Birds. He has penned a four-year deal at Naturena.

AmaZulu signings

AmaZulu have secured the signing of Bafana Bafana midfielder Ethan Brooks from TS Galaxy.

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Dumisani Zuma has completed a switch to DStv Premiership side AmaZulu on a four-year deal.

AmaZulu also acquired the services of Malawian international forward, Gabadinho Mhango from Orlando Pirates.

Manchester City confirm the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

The 21-year-old will join the Club on 1 July after penning a five-year deal which keeps him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2027.

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