Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world. Madrid up Mbappe bid to £145.6m
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Real Madrid make improved £145.6m bid for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Metz (FC Metz) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz. Photo: AFP
Real Madrid have made an improved bid of £145.6m (€170m) to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.
The La Liga club’s initial offer of £137m (€160m) was rejected by PSG on Wednesday.
Tiemoué Bakayoko is set to join AC Milan from Chelsea, here-we-go. Deal to be completed on loan (€500k) with buy option for €20m. He only wanted to join AC Milan. 🔴🇫🇷 #ACMilan— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021
Chelsea will also extend his contract until June 2023. #CFC https://t.co/UszrCSt3c1
Mbappe is in the final year of his contract, meaning he’ll be able to sign for Real Madrid on a pre-contract agreement as soon as the January transfer window opens.
Still, as was noted in the report by Sky Sports, the bid was rejected.
Real Madrid were expected to come again – and they have. Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol reports that the Spanish giants have upped their bid to £145.6M [€170M].
Real Madrid have today made second bid of €170 million to PSG for Kylian Mbappe. PSG signed Mbappe from Monaco in 2018 in a €180 million deal but in actual fact they have so far paid only €145m. Another €35m is due when they renew Mbappe’s contract or sell him.— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 26, 2021
Arsenal discuss loan deal with Portsmouth for Azeez
Negotiations taking place between Arsenal and Portsmouth over a loan deal for Miguel Azeez.— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 26, 2021
Not 100 per cent sure if those pics from the training ground are him or not, but talks are certainly taking place over the midfielder heading to the League 1 club for the season. pic.twitter.com/UV0sl5ci2m
Madrid up Mbappe bid to £145.6m (Sky Sports)
Previous approach was rejected by PSG
Real Madrid have improved their offer for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, reports Sky Sports.
The Spanish giants have now bid £145.6m, after seeing a previous offer of £137m rebuffed on Wednesday.
Odriozola set for Fiorentina loan
Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola looks poised to make a loan move to Fiorentina as Los Blancos shuffle their squad in anticipation of Kylian Mbappe’s arrival at Santiago Bernabeu.
Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe looks set to swap Ligue 1 for La Liga, despite the Parc des Princes outfit knocking back an offer of €160 million (£137m/$188m) from their European rivals.
Now, Madrid are moving to clear further space in their squad and in their purse for the France international, with Spain international Odriozola now in the frame to depart to help pave the way.
Toulouse’s Adil signs for Leverkusen
🚨 TRANSFER NEWS 🚨— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) August 26, 2021
✍️ Amine Adli has joined Bayer 04 from FC Toulouse on a five-year deal! pic.twitter.com/8JOu3uixmS
Man City open Ronaldo talks
Manchester City have entered talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, Goal can confirm.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is keen to leave the club after three years in Turin.
City, meanwhile, are in the market for a striker after missing out on the signing of Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Trybull terminates Norwich stay
Tom Trybull has left Norwich City after a mutual agreement was reached to cancel his contract.— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) August 26, 2021
All at Norwich City would like to thank Tom for his contributions to the club and wish him well in his future endeavours.
Bayern pass on Soglo
Bayern Munich have decided not to sign the English U17 national player Emran Soglo, per Goal.
The 16 year-old-player spent two weeks with his family in Munich and got good feedback from the coaches in the U17 and U19 setups.
However, the Bavarian outfit have now passed up on the chance to bring him to Allianz Arena.
Mor exits Celta Vigo on loan
How can Madrid afford ‘impossible’ €160m Mbappe bid?
In April, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez told the world that football was dying and clubs like his could no longer survive without a European Super League, in the face of state-backed sides like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
The 74-year-old also insisted that due to the realities of the current transfer market, neither his club nor any other would be able to afford to sign Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland this summer.
So just how is it that Los Blancos, four months later, are able to splash the cash to bring the former to Santiago Bernabeu, when they had alluded to being stone-cold broke?
PSG demand €220m for Mbappe (Le Parisien)
Real Madrid pushing to sign France star
Paris Saint-Germain are refusing to let Kylian Mbappe go for anything less than €220 million (£188m/$259m), Le Parisien reports.
Real Madrid are trying to sign the French striker but the Ligue 1 giants are not letting him go cheap.
Tottenham open talks for £40m McKennie (Independent)
Juventus open to selling USMNT international
Tottenham are in talks to sign Weston McKennie from Juventus, says The Independent.
The Serie A side are open to selling the United States international and could be available for close to £40 million ($55m).
Spurs director Fabio Paratici signed McKennie for Juve and hopes to reunite with him at the Premier League side.
Man City do not want to sell Jesus
Pep Guardiola has been so clear with Manchester City: he’d like to keep Gabriel Jesus as part of the team, also people close to Brazilian striker are firmly convinced that Gabriel will stay. 🔵🇧🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021
He’s currently not included in Cristiano Ronaldo talks with Mendes/Juventus.