Transfer Talk: Manchester United to turn to Yerry Mina if Harry Maguire pursuit fails?

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TOP STORY: Man United to turn to Mina?

Manchester United have asked Yerry Mina to wait for them to make an offer for him, Sport say.

The Barcelona defender has been heavily linked with a move to Everton in this window, but United could beat them to a deal for the Colombia international.

Mina is reportedly United's second priority, with Harry Maguire remaining their main defensive target this window.

If no agreement can be reached with Leicester for Maguire, then United will push forward with a €40 million bid for Mina.


23.00 BST: That will do it for today's Transfer Talk LIVE blog. Remember to check back in a few hours for all of the latest rumours, links and completed deals from around the world of football. Goodnight!

22.53 BST: Willian and Harry Maguire to Manchester United? Not so fast.

Both players have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent days but on Monday, Man United were handed bad news on both fronts.

Speaking with Brazil's Globo Esporte, Willian dismissed reports he is seeking a Chelsea exit and even doubled down by saying: "I am very happy at Chelsea and I am very happy living in London."

After all the Barcelona and Man United talk, maybe Willian is staying put after all.

Meanwhile, the Mirror claims that Leicester are set to offer England centre-back Harry Maguire a new bumper contract to stay at the King Power.

According to the report, the Foxes would offer a £95,000 a week new deal to Maguire -- almost doubling his current £50,000 a week wages -- to keep him in blue. Keep an eye on Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina if United's move for Maguire falls through.

Man United have struggled this preseason and Jose Mourinho has stated the need for more arrivals. Monday was not a good day on this front.

22.40 BST: According to various reports in England, Everton are keen on Marcos Rojo and are plotting a £30 million move for the Argentine full-back.

New Everton boss Marco Silva coached Rojo at Sporting Lisbon and wants to reunite with the 28-year-old in the Premier League.

Rojo has been mostly a squad player since arriving at Old Trafford in 2014 and would seemingly have a chance to start at the Liverpool-based club.

22.27 BST: Sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that Newcastle and Brighton are eyeing moves for West Brom centre-back Ahmed Hegazi.

The Egypt international had an impressive debut season in England despite West Brom's relegation, starting all 38 games for the Baggies in central defence.

Hegazi is likely bound for a move to the Premier League and reportedly has a release clause in the neighborhood of £10 million.

22.10 BST: Las Palmas are close to signing Leeds winger Hadi Sacko on a season-long loan.

Sacko scored only once last season for Leeds and doesn't look to have a place at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa, who brought in winger Jack Harrison on Monday.

21.53 BST: According to SunSport, Newcastle are keen on signing Argentina and Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico.

The 25-year-old left-back played in all four of Argentina's World Cup games and is being valued at around £8 million.

Tagliafico just moved to Holland in January and is also being closely monitored by Fulham.

21.32 BST: -- DONE DEAL -- Championship side Reading have announced that they have signed striker Sam Baldock from Brighton.

The 29-year-old Baldock only appeared twice in the Premier League for Brighton last season but scored 11 goals and was a key player in their promotion campaign of 2016-17.

Full story.

21.05 BST: Sources at PSG have confirmed to ESPN FC that Adrien Rabiot is close to signing an extension to stay at the club.

This news comes as reports have linked the 23-year-old midfielder with a move to Barcelona. The report goes on to say Rabiot has won over new manager Thomas Tuchel and that a deal with PSG appears imminent.

20.44 BST: Having signed Jack Harrison earlier in the day on loan, Leeds are now reportedly closing in on Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford.

The 24-year-old Bamford scored 10 goals last season for Boro but has yet to fully live up to all the hype that surrounded him as a youngster at Chelsea.

Leeds would be Bamford's seventh club since 2012, with the £10 million-rated forward having had previous spells at Boro, Burnley, Norwich City, Crystal Palace, Derby County and MK Dons.

20.12 BST: Philadelphia Union winger Eric Ayuk is reportedly finalising a move to Turkish club Trabzonspor.

Turkish newspaper Sabah claim that he 21-year-old Cameroonian will sign a four-year contract with the Turkish club.

19.48 BST: -- DONE DEAL -- Everton have signed goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to a new two-year contract extension.

The 35-year-old Netherlands international will again likely serve as Jordan Pickford's backup at Goodison Park.

19.23 BST: -- DONE DEAL (s) -- FC Cincinnati have made their first two MLS signings since being announced as an MLS expansion club for 2019.

The Orange and Blue have signed Nigerian striker Fanendo Adi from the Portland Timbers and midfielder Fatai Alashe from the San Jose Earthquakes.

Adi has scored 54 MLS goals in 126 games since arriving in MLS from Copenhagen while the 24-year-old Alashe is a former U.S. youth international.

18.52 BST: -- DONE DEAL -- Leeds have signed wingerJack Harrison on a season-long loan from Man City.

The former Man United youth product starred in MLS for New York City FC before signing for Man City in January.

Harrison spent last season at loan at Middlesbrough and will contend for playing time under new Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.

18.33 BST: Twenty-three-year-old United States international Matt Miazga is set for a loan move from Chelsea to Caen. Full story.

According to French Football News, the highly-touted centre-back is bound for Ligue 1. Miazga, who signed for Chelsea in 2016, has spent the last two seasons on loan at Dutch side Vitesse, impressing greatly during his time in Holland.

Sources confirmed to ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle these reports. Full Story.

Miazga has seven caps for the USMNT and is one of the building blocks of the next generation that has taken over after the U.S. failed to qualify for Russia 2018.

18.09 BST: With rumours swirling that Radamel Falcao could leave Monaco, the club from the principality have reportedly reached out to former France international Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Gignac has starred in Mexico with Tigres since 2015 but has a multitude of Ligue 1 experience with Lorient, Toulouse and most notably Marseille.

The 32-year-old is a king in Mexico but could a return to Ligue 1 tempt him to pursue a new challenge?

17.45 BST: -- DONE DEAL -- Fulham have got their main man. The newly-promoted London side have made the permanent signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle official.

The Serbian striker was an instant hint at Craven Cottage last season, scoring 12 goals in 19 games to lead Fulham to promotion.

Mitrovic, who has signed a five-year deal with the Cottagers, is Fulham's fifth signing of the summer.

Fulham look to mean business in their return to the Premier League!

17:25 BST: Brentford have confirmed the signing of Julian Jeanvier from Stade de Reims.

17:10 BST: Tottenham's impressive youngster Reo Griffiths has left the club, and is drawing interest from Real Madrid and PSG, according to The Sun.

16:53 BST: Real Betis are interested in signing ex-Barcelona left-back Adriano from Besiktas, according to Sport.

16.25 BST: Algerian outlet L'Expression say that Leicester have been set an ultimatum by Fenerbache over Islam Slimani. If they fail to reach an agreement tonight, then the Turkish club will turn their attentions back towards Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, who spent last season on loan at the club.

16.20 BST: Hopes were high for youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide at Arsenal, but he never really broke into the first team. After a permanent transfer to Angers this summer, he sat down with France Football to discuss his decision to leave the Emirates Stadium.

"No [I had no regrets]. It was hard for me to stay three years there, knowing that I was almost never playing and that I only participated in training. It was a very complicated situation," he said. "It was not easy to leave Arsenal but the loan I made here last season from February to May weighed heavily... It's a family club here [at Angers], I needed that."

16.10 BST: Calciomercato and Gazzetta dello Sport believe that agents of former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Bernard will meet with AC Milan in the coming hours. The Brazil international, who is now a free agent, had been linked with a move to West Ham.

16.00 BST: A done deal in the Championship -- Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer, who spent last season at Huddersfield and Derby, has joined Blackburn on a season-long loan...

15.50 BST: New Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel believes that Edinson Cavani will stay at the club following speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

That makes three PSG star players linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu...

15.40 BST: After being linked with a move to West Ham, Loren has signed a new deal at Real Betis...

15.30 BST: O Jogo write that Everton are signing Lucas Digne because they could not afford Porto's Alex Telles, who remains on the radar of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

15.20 BST: Wolves have had a bid for Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore turned down, the Express and Star write. They are determined to agree a fee with Boro which is below Traore's £18 million release clause.

15.10 BST: Despite a bid being tabled, Dwight Gayle has yet to agree terms with West Brom, and so has remained with the Newcastle squad ahead of their friendly against Braga, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

15.00 BST: After several loan spells, Liverpool will now only sanction the permanent departure of forward Divock Origi, according to Sky Sports News.

14.50 BST: The Times write that Sevilla are interested in a loan deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko, but it seems unlikely as Chelsea will ask for his full wages to be paid and a loan fee.

They add that Fiorentina are interested in Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

14.30 BST: As a club-record move to Bournemouth continues to stall, the Mirror say that Levante midfielder Jefferson Lerma has gone AWOL in an attempt to seal a move to the English south coast.

14.20 BST: Could you imagine a team where the manager was the father and the player was the son? No, not Steve and Alex Bruce. Calciomercato say that Atletico Madrid bid €40 million for Giovanni Simeone, son of Diego, but it was rejected by Fiorentina.

14.10 BST: After a summer of anticipation, Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived for his first preseason session at Juventus...

14.00 BST: The confusion surrounding the future of Mario Balotelli goes on. The striker has been expected to move to Marseille from Nice, but a deal has yet to materialise. Gazzetta dello Sport are running reports from L'Equipe that Marseille could now turn their attentions to World Cup winner Olivier Giroud.

13.50 BST: France Football write that Tottenham could be about to make their first signing of the summer, reporting that they have "entered into discussion" for Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.

13.40 BST: Elsewhere in Turkey, Besiktas president Fikret Orman has told CNN Turk, via Futbol Arena, that the club were under pressure to sell Fabri to Fulham as his contract was running out.

They are reportedly looking to sign Arsenal's David Ospina as his replacement.

13.30 BST: Turkish second division club Adana Demirspor have signed former Manchester United midfielder Anderson, and they have produced one stunning video to announce it...

13.20 BST: Despite links with Wolves and West Ham, Gazzetta dello Sport write that Joao Mario has finally returned for preseason medical tests with Inter Milan, with no club close to taking him away from the San Siro.

13.10 BST: Crystal Palace are yet to spend a penny this summer, but are keen on bringing in West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, according to the Mirror. However, the Hammers would rather use the Senegal international in a part-exchange deal for Porto striker Moussa Marega.

13.00 BST: A done deal down in Devon, where Plymouth have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey on a season-long loan.

12.50 BST: Jose Mourinho's search for peace at Manchester United goes on, and Sport write that the club have told Yerry Mina to ignore offers from other clubs as they line up a bid for the Barcelona defender. Harry Maguire remains Mourinho's priority, however.

12.40 BST: Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio writes that Sampdoria will sign Leeds midfielder Ronaldo Vieira, and will also step up their efforts to sign West Ham's Pedro Obiang...

12.30 BST: It was only a matter of time before Swansea defender Alfie Mawson moved to a Premier League club. BBC Sport say that he will join Fulham in a deal worth up to £20 million.

12.20 BST: The Watford Observer have echoed reports linking Liverpool forward Divock Origi with a move to Vicarage Road.

The Belgium international spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg, and Watford are looking to splash the cash following the big-money sale of Richarlison.

12.10 BST: Sources have told ESPN FC that Everton will hand Jordan Pickford a new contract in order to fend off interest from Chelsea.

12.00 BST: Thomas Lemar has been unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player...

11.50 BST: The Evening Standard write that Chelsea have a strong interest in Borussia Dortmund and U.S. forward Christian Pulisic, but are reluctant to make a move for him until they raise funds through the potential sale of Willian.

11.30 BST: The agent of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, former Chelsea forward Mateja Kezman, has insisted their relationship with Lazio is good. TuttoMercatoWeb add that the midfielder is set to report late to preseason training due to traffic causing him to miss his flight.

11.20 BST: We have a story to keep our eye on in Italy. Gonzalo Higuain and his brother Nicolas, who also acts as his agent, are reported to be in Milan for what are expected to be talks over a move to AC Milan from Juventus.

The forward is due to report for preseason training with the Bianconeri on Monday afternoon, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, he was due to land in Milan on Sunday evening with his agent in tow, fueling rumours he will not be wearing a black and white shirt for much longer.

Juve's training, which will include Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time, starts at 2PM U.K. time, so Higuain's presence could hold the key to his future...

11.10 BST: Local newspaper Le Progres report that West Ham are still trying to sign Lyon defender Marcelo, and L'Equipe add that the French club could in turn sign either Manchester United's Victor Lindelof or Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho.

11.00 BST: Sources have told ESPN FC that Jack Harrison will join Leeds on loan from Manchester City, meaning he will work with Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa in the same year. Lucky boy.

10.50 BST: Thomas Vermaelen faces an uncertain future at Barcelona, Sport say. The defender has fallen further down the pecking order following the arrival of Clement Lenglet, but Valverde wants to keep Vermaelen for the final year of his contract.

10.40 BST: The Mirror report that Andreas Pereira is set to hold talks with Manchester United regarding his future at the club. He has insisted that he does not want to be loaned out for the third season running.

10.30 BST: After seeing his playing time limited under Antonio Conte, David Luiz says he wants to stay at Chelsea and play for new boss Maurizio Sarri.

10.20 BST: Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has reiterated his desire to leave the club, according to AS. The Croatia international has reportedly told his teammates that he will depart during the transfer window, but the European champions are reluctant to sell him.

10.10 BST: Reports in Belgium say that Axel Witsel is close to becoming a Borussia Dortmund player. Despite earning 96 caps for Belgium and playing a major role for them in three international tournaments, Dortmund would be the first club from a top five European league that he would play for.

10.00 BST: AS write that Ernesto Valverde is unhappy that Barcelona sanctioned Paulinho's departure, but that he has been promised a suitable replacement -- which sounds like a poisoned chalice to anyone who watched him in the Premier League at Tottenham...

09.50 BST: Former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi is proving to be a popular man nowadays. Marca write that Roma have joined the race to sign the Sevilla midfielder, who is also a target of Arsenal. According to the publication, Juventus and Barcelona are also monitoring the player, but Roma sporting director Monchi, who brought him to Sevilla back in 2015, is keen on a reunion in the Italian capital.

09.40 BST: Recent investment at Aston Villa means their transfer embargo has been lifted, and manager Steve Bruce wants to bring in Liverpool's Ben Woodburn on loan, according to the Telegraph. They add that the future of Jack Grealish is still uncertain, with the midfielder keen on a move to Tottenham.

09.30 BST: Barcelona announced last night that Lucas Digne has left their tour of the U.S. to secure a transfer away from the club, and Everton have been heavily linked...

09.20 BST: With just over a week to go in the Premier League transfer window, Chelsea are reportedly set to dip into the Serie A market. The Evening Standard write that they have opened negotiations with Inter Milan for Matias Vecino, and Juventus for Mattia Caldara, who has been linked with AC Milan in a swap deal for Leonardo Bonucci.

09.10 BST: New Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac told Sky that Robert Lewandowski will be staying at the German champions, despite his agent claiming he wants to leave and amid reported interest from Real Madrid.

09.00 BST: It has been a busy window for West Ham, but their latest transfer hopes have been dealt a blow. Mundo Deportivo write that they were ready to meet Real Betis forward Loren's release clause at worth €25m, but the forward looks instead ready to stay in La Liga after his agents met with club officials on Friday to iron out the terms of a new deal.

08.50 BST: One of the window's most intriguing sagas comes from Italy, where Juventus are ironing out a deal with AC Milan to bring Leonardo Bonucci back to the Allianz Stadium. The Scudetto holders could send Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara to the San Siro as part of the deal, but Calciomercato report that Milan are lining up a move for Brazil Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Caio in case an agreement cannot be reached with the latter.

08.40 BST: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has an update on the future of Jerome Boateng...

08.30 BST: Back over in Spain, Onda Cero report that Barcelona right-back Aleix Vidal is close to returning to Sevilla. The 28-year-old has made only 30 appearances for Barca since joining the club from Sevilla in 2015 for €17 million, and is expected to return to Andalusia for €9.5m.

08.20 BST: Transfer news is always more fun when it stars Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. He has told Sky Sport Italia that he could sign one of Matteo Darmian and Benjamin Henrichs, while he admitted that Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa could also join.

08.10 BST: First up on the blog this morning is the cover of Marca, where they claim Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema's performances in the UEFA Super Cup will determine whether Real Madrid sign a big star in the transfer window...

Real Madrid chase Chelsea duo

Eden Hazard might be feeling a little confused about the latest transfer rumour emerging from Real Madrid.

The winger has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu in recent weeks, but the Mail now says that the La Liga giants want his Chelsea teammate Willian instead.

The Brazilian is thought to be part of a £100 million double swoop on the Blues, as Real also step up their bid to sign Thibaut Courtois.

According to the report, "Real's opening bid is being seriously considered," after Chelsea came close to selling Willian to Barcelona earlier in July before the Catalans turned to Malcom.

If Courtois finally departs, Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford -- whom the Times says will be offered an improved contract at Everton -- lead the list of potential replacements.

Maguire won't force move

Here's some transfer news that certainly won't improve Jose Mourinho's sour mood of late.

Despite the Man United manager's eagerness to bolster his squad with a move for Harry Maguire, the Mirror claims Leicester will refuse to sanction the defender's exit this summer.

To make matters worse, it's believed Maguire has no desire to force through a transfer, even though he is open to United's advances.

The Old Trafford club have commenced talks over a £65m deal, but have failed to find a breakthrough before their Premier League opener against the Foxes.

Chelsea want Caldara

Chelsea have cooled their interest in Gonzalo Higuain but are keen on the striker's Juventus teammate Mattia Caldara, says Corriere Della Sera.

The Blues have also been linked with a move for Bianconeri defender Daniele Rugani, but it's now reported that they would prefer to bring in Caldara instead.

The 24-year-old is yet to make a single appearance for Juve, having been loaned back to Atalanta for 18 months after joining the Serie A champions in January 2017.

Despite that, he could still command a price tag approaching €45m, which may test Chelsea's willingness to back Maurizio Sarri's pursuit of the Italy international.


- Burnley have made a £500,000 bid for Peter Crouch, reports the Sun. The 37-year-old suffered relegation with Stoke last season, but could become the Clarets' first arrival of the summer.

- Aston Villa are closing in on a loan deal for highly-rated Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn, says the Telegraph. The 18-year-old has been tipped for a bright future at Anfield after making his first-team debut in November 2016.

- Fulham are set to hand Alfie Mawson a Premier League lifeline, according to Sky Sports. The Swansea defender could cost the Cottagers more than £20m as they prepare for their top-flight return.