Transfer news LIVE: Man United target Frenkie de Jong picks his favorite clubs, Chelsea near Jules Kounde


Ten Hag remains silent on Ronaldo; Rashford says Man Utd ‘are much fitter than last season’

Frenkie de Jong wants to stay at Barcelona but if he has to leave, his preferred destination is not Manchester United, according to sport, despite the considerable effort the United hierarchy will put in to sign top target Erik ten Hag in this summer transfer window. Instead, it’s reported that the 25-year-old Dutchman wouldn’t consider a move to Bayern Munich or United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea. This extended deal appears to run until transfer deadline day on August 31.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have moved closer to signing highly regarded Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. The Blues have agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old France international centre-back and have now met the Spanish club’s asking price of £55million, according to multiple reports, with Kounde due to undergo a medical within the next 48 hours. Thomas Tuchel is rebuilding his defense following the departure of Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona, ​​leaving aging Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta as Chelsea’s frontline centre-halves. Koundé would add to the recent arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid don’t want to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Mark. The Mail reports that Leicester have rejected a £15million bid from Monaco for Boubakary Soumare. And Leicester are ready to consider big offers for James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho to raise funds to strengthen the squad, the Telegraph complaints.

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Germany vs Austria LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more for tonight’s Euro 2022 quarter-final

Germany take on Austria in the second quarter-final of Euro 2022 at the Brentford Community Stadium tonight. The Germans arrived in England with lowered expectations but are now in contention to win the title after a perfect group stage. They beat Denmark, Spain and Finland to win all three group matches and finish top of Group B. The eight-time European champions will now feel confident of reaching the semi-finals as they face an overperforming Austrian team tonight.

Austria are one of the biggest underdogs in the competition. No one expected them to come out of the group stages but a show of confidence against England on Matchday 1 showed they may have been underestimated. Although they lost that game 1-0, they responded with a win over Northern Ireland before beating Norway 1-0 in the crucial final group game to finish second behind England and reach the quarters. of final.

No team have covered more ground than Austria in the group stages and they will need to produce another determined performance if they are to upset Germany tonight. Many Austrian teams also play in the Frauen-Bundesliga, so the two teams know each other well and the winner will arrange a meeting with France or the Netherlands in the next round.

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Georgia Stanway blends teamwork and timing to deliver England’s most spectacular moment

It was the type of goal Georgia Stanway, growing up in the football outpost of Barrow-in-Furness, playing in the garden with her brothers, would always have imagined scoring. The kind of emphatic, long-range strike befitting such a stage, which deserved to book England’s place in the semi-finals of another major international tournament.

But in the white heat of extra-time victory over Spain in Brighton, when that dream came true, it was a moment she barely remembered.

“It all looks like a massive blur right now,” the Bayern Munich midfielder said after the final whistle. “I have to look back and see where I was, how it went in the net, I literally can’t remember. I remember saying to one of the girls: ‘How moment did we really score?’ »

It’s one of the great ironies of such moments in elite sport. While a goal as spectacular and important as Stanway’s will long be remembered by many who witnessed it, whether they were one of the 28,994 inside the Amex or the millions watching at home, it will only be a vague mess of sweat. , strains and lactic acid in the mind of the woman who marked it. You wait your whole life to score a goal like that, and then you struggle to remember how you did what, or even why you did it.

Mark Critchley reflects on the winner of the English match in the quarter-finals of Euro 2022:


Transfer live news

Here are the latest news The Independent on summer transfer news and deals reached:

Bruno Fernandes says he doesn’t know what Cristiano Ronaldo thinks in terms of a transfer this summer and needs to have space to overcome the personal issues that kept him out of the pre-season tour of Manchester United.

Aaron Ramsey has been left out of Juventus’ pre-season tour amid rumors he is set to leave Turin permanently, although his £400,000-a-week contract is again proving problematic to find a club.

And Mikel Arteta has revealed the main reasons behind Arsenal’s move to Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is set to seal a £32million move from Man City soon.


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Nicolas Pepe is one of the names likely to leave Arsenal this summer, either on loan or permanently, with HITC via suggesting Newcastle United could be his destination.

The Magpies would like a winger this summer, it seems, given their links to Jack Harrison as well.

Meanwhile, Athletic claim Arsenal are still keen on Youri Tielemans and Leicester are ‘open to selling’ if they get a ‘suitable offer’ for the Belgian center midfielder.


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The Guardian reports that if Chelsea go ahead and complete the Jules Kounde deal, which Barcelona also want, the Catalan outfit will turn their attention to Arsenal’s William Saliba.

The French defender should finally be given a chance this season by the Gunners, but he won’t necessarily be the first choice, which a move to Camp Nou could perhaps do.

Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are always on Barca’s mind.


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Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo on Sky Sports News today and still firmly believes he’s set for a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

“I don’t see Ronaldo from Man Utd next season. The two main teams a bit closer than the others are Chelsea and Atletico Madrid,” he said.

“I can see him playing for both of these teams – Chelsea have a new owner, a new project, with money to spend on transfers.

“Similarly Madrid is Ronaldo’s second home, he has a house there, his wife is from there. It’s a great option for him – but first of all they should find the money. transfer would be around 15-20 million euros, but his salary would be very high for them.

“We’ve already seen Bayern Munich make an offer for Joao Felix, which was turned down, but with the possibility of Ronaldo, I think Atletico will have to decide what they want for their future.”

Still a long way to go on this one.


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Usually there are a whole bunch of players available on free transfers who have to wait closer to the end of the transfer window to sort out their futures, although many of them have already done so. The aforementioned Matic and Dybala are two, but also Tarkowski, Pogba, Kessie, Rudiger and Sule all moved on after their contracts expired and have new clubs already.

So who is left on the free transfer list? Lots of them right now. Here are some of the top names and most “valued” players who don’t have teams. Do you want it for your club? !

  • Andrea Belotti (just left Turin)
  • Jesse Lingard (Man United)
  • Jason Denayer (Lyon)
  • Serge Aurier (Spurs)
  • Dan-Axel Zagadou (Dortmund)
  • Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)
  • Isco (Real Madrid)
  • Yaroslav Rakitsky (Zenith)
  • Marcello (Real Madrid)
  • Dries Mertens (Napoli)
  • Edinson Cavani (Man United)
  • Matias Vecino (Inter Milan)
  • Denis Cheryshev (Valencia)

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Georginio Wijnaldum’s short, unproductive and unhappy stay in Paris seems to be coming to an end.

The Dutch midfielder is set to move to AS Roma, Italian media and Sky Sport report, just a year after moving to PSG on a free transfer.

PSG want a permanent deal and there is no agreement between the clubs yet, with Roma having already added midfielder Nemanja Matic this summer as well as yesterday’s deal for free agent Paulo Dybala.


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Two potential deals for Fulham are closing in on a resolution, but neither is there yet.

Kevin Mbabu is almost signed and sealed, with an agreement reached with Wolfsburg on a transfer of 5.5 million euros. The 27-year-old has already agreed personal terms but a medical is still required, says Fabrizio Romano.

Bernd Leno, on the other hand, is still far from done with no deal between Fulham and Arsenal – but the goalkeeper is happy with the decision to be made, Florian Plettenberg reports. The Gunners will have to lower their asking price for the deal to go through.


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Juventus have signed Gleison Bremer and apparently that’s a big boost for Tottenham. Matthijs de Ligt’s transfer to Bayern Munich has left the Turin club with a hole in the defense and cash in their pockets, some of which has now gone to Bremer – instead of Pau Torres.

The Villarreal defender is a target for Spurs in the final weeks of the window, says, and there is no major competition now that Juve are out of contention.

Man United have been linked with him for much of last year but cannot offer Champions League football.


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