PREMIER LEAGUE SUMMER TRANSFER NEWS, GOSSIP

Nemanja Matic signs for Manchester United

Nemanja Matic signed on with Manchester United from Chelsea on a three-year contract

SUMMER TRANSFER NEWS, GOSSIP

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We are in the final month of the European summer transfer window and there is still plenty of action as the elite clubs are completing big-money deals. Here are some noteworthy deals to keep an eye on in the upcoming days.

Diego Costa to AC Milan from Chelsea

After being top goal-scorer and a key player for Chelsea in their Premier League title victory last season, Costa has been informed that he does not figure in Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s plans for the upcoming campaign. A return to former club Atletico Madrid was thought to be on the cards for the Brazil-born Spain international, but AC Milan won out over Los Colchoneros, who are unable to register new players until January due to an ongoing transfer ban. Italian San Siro giants are pursuing Costa as part of their summer update.

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Mario Pasalic agrees on new Chelsea deal

Mario Pasalic has agreed to a new contract with Chelsea and will go on a fourth loan away from the Blues this season. The Croatian spent last season with AC Milan and had previous spells with Elche and Monaco. Spartak Moscow will land the 22-year-old.

Nemanja Matic to Manchester United from Chelsea

Serbian International midfielder Nemanja Matic signed on with Manchester United from Chelsea on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Matic who signed a three-year contract with the option of a further year, is the Red Devils’ third summer signing after Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.

"This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club," said Matic who won two Premier League titles in his second spell at Chelsea, having previously left the Blues for Portuguese side Benfica. Matic may make his England Premier League debut for Manchester United when they host West Ham United on Sunday 13 August. 

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Ivan Perisic – Manchester United from Inter Milan

In an ongoing saga, Manchester United are locked in negotiations to sign Croatian wideman Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan. The Serie A titan club are reportedly insisting that the 28-year-old Perisic will only be allowed to move to United if an offer of £49 million is received. And Inter are now also demanding a season-long loan of Anthony Martial be included in the deal to boot. The Red Devils appeared to cool their interest in Perisic, but Man United manager Mourinho is open to sanctioning a loan for Martial if needed in order to land the former Borussia Dortmund winger.

Marouane Fellaini to Galatasaray from Manchester United

Reports in Turkey claim that midfielder Marouane Fellaini has agreed to personal terms on a move to Galatasaray, who will soon begin negotiations with Manchester United for the Belgium player’s purchase. Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho denied rumors by saying Galatasaray have more chance of signing him than Fellaini, and the ex-Everton man is “too important” to be sold. Fellaini has less than a year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford and may consider playing regular football ahead of next summer’s World Cup. 

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Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona from Liverpool

With the cash flow expected from Neymar’s upcoming transfer, titan Spanish La Liga club Barcelona is looking for squad reinforcements, and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is on top of their list for a move to Camp Nou. The Brazilian has been linked with a Barca switch for more than a year but his countryman’s exit is set to accelerate Barca’s efforts to sign the 25-year-old. Liverpool are said to be extremely reluctant to part ways with their top goal scorer, but Coutinho is “almost certain” to be calling the Camp Nou his home by the end of the summer transfer window.

Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool from Southampton

Liverpool almost signed Virgil van Dijk earlier this summer after agreeing to terms on a move for the Dutch defender. But Southampton reported Jurgen Klopp’s side to the FA over an illegal approach for the player. After Liverpool issued a statement proclaiming the end of their pursuit of the former Celtic centre-back, reportedly the Merseysiders will move for van Dijk if Southampton indicate a willingness to negotiate his sale. The £60 million-rated defender for the Saints will be the target of showdown talks with manager Mauricio Pellegrino soon.

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Riyad Mahrez to Roma from Leicester City

Earlier in the transfer window, Riyad Mahrez was linked with a move to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, but Serie A side Roma now appear to lead the race for Leicester City winger Mahrez who gave one of the outstanding performances in the Foxes’ amazing 2015-16 Premier League title win and was a key player in helping Leicester to earn a spot in the Champions League, Mahrez was unable to duplicate the form that caused him to be voted Players’ Player of the Year in 2016. Roma are on the lookout for a replacement for Mohamed Salah who left the club for Liverpool earlier this summer. Reportedly the Romans are ready to meet Leicester’s £31.8 million asking price for Mahrez who may undergo a medical this week ahead of clinching a switch to Serie A.

Kieran Gibbs to Watford from Arsenal

Watford targeted Arsenal’s left-back Kieran Gibbs. The 10-cap England defender is no longer needed in north London after the arrival of Sead Kolasinac on a free deal from Schalke and is available for about £10 million. Gibbs would have to take a pay-cut if he moves to Vicarage Road.

Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City from Arsenal

 

Manchester City football players are openly discussing Alexis Sanchez’ potential arrival at the Etihad. This Sunday sees the Community Shield, Watch Alexis Sanchez play in live action in the Community Shield!

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Jadon Sancho to Arsenal from Manchester City

Youngster Jadon Sancho is linked with a move away from Arsenal and the Etihad, despite a £30,000-per-week contract offer on the table with Arsene Wenger for the teenager. The 17-year-old Sancho is wanted by RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund but Arsenal are favorites to land the 17-year-old. City believe the youngster is headed for the Gunners, and apparently, Sancho has stopped attending training sessions.

Watford close to Richarlison deal

Watford are close to finalising a £11.2 million deal with Fluminense for exciting 20-year-old winger Richarlison. And the Hornets may have beaten Dutch giants Ajax to land the coveted Brazilian. New Watford head coach Marco Silva identified pace and width as key areas to strengthen Watford’s squad ahead of their Premier League opener against Liverpool on August 12. After selling Dutch winger Steven Berghuis to Feyenoord for £5.6m, Silva wants to invest in Richarlison, who has been winning in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian sources claim Fluminense president Pedro Abad has given a head’s up to let Richarlison leave for Vicarage Road. Silva is also looking for a left-back, with Watford targeting Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, although he is stalling over the Gunners’ £14m asking price for the England defender.

Fernando Llorente to Chelsea from Swansea

Chelsea target Fernando Llorente is nearing a return to fitness at Swansea. The Blues made a move for Llorente in January and are again being linked with a move for the striker.

“Fernando’s rehabilitating individually - he has not joined the team training yet,” said Swan's manager Clement. “But assuming all goes well, we anticipate that happening in the next 10 days. I think it is unlikely he will be involved in the first couple of games, but his return will not be long after that. The most important thing is that we get the arm right. You don’t want him to re-fracture it and then end up with Fernando needing surgery because a six-week injury can then become a six-month injury.”

This list of the 2017 summer Premier League transfers is up to date and correct as of Monday, 31 July.

AFC Bournemouth 

In 
Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) Undisclosed 
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) Free 
Nathan Ake (Chelsea) Undisclosed 
Connor Mahoney (Blackburn Rovers) Undisclosed 

Out
Mark Travers (Weymouth) Loan 
Ryan Allsop (Blackpool) Loan 
Jordan Lee (Torquay United) Loan 
Lewis Grabban (Sunderland) Loan 

Arsenal 

In
Sead Kolasinac (Schalke) Free 
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) Undisclosed 

Out
Takuma Asano (Stuttgart) Loan 
Chris Willock (Benfica) Free 
Kaylen Hinds (Wolfsburg) Undisclosed 
Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers) Loan 
Dan Crowley (Willem ll) Undisclosed 
Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) Undisclosed 

Brighton & Hove Albion

In
Pascal Gross (Ingolstadt) Undisclosed 
Josh Kerr (Celtic) Undisclosed 
Mathew Ryan (Valencia) Undisclosed 
Markus Suttner (Ingolstadt) Undisclosed 
Mathias Normann (FK Bodo/Glimt) Undisclosed 
Izzy Brown (Chelsea) Loan 

Out
Elvis Manu (Genclerbirligi SK) Free 
Jordan Maguire-Drew (Lincoln City) Loan 
Christian Walton (Wigan) Loan 
Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) Undisclosed 
Oliver Norwood (Fulham) Loan 

Burnley 

In
Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) Undisclosed 
Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) Undisclosed 
Jack Cork (Swansea) Undisclosed 
Phil Bardsley (Stoke City) Undisclosed 

Out
Michael Kightly (released) 
Joey Barton (released) 
George Green (released) 
R J Pingling (released) 
Christian Hill (released) 
Taofiq Olmowewe (released) 
Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) End of loan 
Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City) Loan 
Michael Keane (Everton) Rising to £30m 
Ntumba Massanka (Wrexham) Loan 
Bradley Jackson (Southport) Loan 
Rouwen Hennings (Fortuna Dusseldorf) Free 
Paul Robinson (retired) 
Connor King (Barnoldswick Town) Loan 
Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed 
Chris Long (Northampton Town) Loan 
Alex Whitmore (Bury) Loan 

Chelsea 

In
Willy Caballero Free 
Antonio Rudiger (Roma) Undisclosed 
Tiemoue Bakayoko (Monaco) Undisclosed 
Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) Undisclosed 

Out
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) Undisclosed 
Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) Undisclosed 
Asmir Begovic (AFC Bournemouth) Undisclosed 
Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) Free 
Alex Kiwomya (Doncaster Rovers) Undisclosed 
Bertrand Traore (Olympique Lyonnais) Undisclosed 
Fankaty Dabo (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan 
Nathan Ake (AFC Bournemouth) Undisclosed 
Tammy Abraham (Swansea City) Loan 
Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield) Loan 
Todd Kane (Groningen) Loan 
Charlie Colkett (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan 
Ola Aina (Hull City) Loan 
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace) Loan 
Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) Undisclosed 
Marco van Ginkel (PSV Eindhoven) Loan 
Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) Loan 
Mukhtar Ali (Vitesse) Undisclosed 
Kurt Zouma (Stoke City) Loan 
Mason Mount (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan 
Izzy Brown (Brighton) Loan 
Tomas Kalas (Fulham) Loan 
Michael Hector (Hull City) Loan 
Jamal Blackman (Sheffield United) Loan 
Matt Miazga (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan 
Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) Undisclosed 

Crystal Palace 

In
Manager: Frank de Boer 
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) Loan 
Jairo Riedewald (Ajax) Undisclosed 

Out
Steve Mandanda (Marseille) Undisclosed 

Everton 

In
Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) £25m 
Davy Klaassen (Ajax) €27m 
Nathangelo Markelo (FC Volendam) Undisclosed 
Henry Onyekuru (Eupen) Undisclosed 
Sandro Ramirez (Malaga) Undisclosed 
Michael Keane (Burnley) Rising to £30m 
Boris Mathis (Metz) Free 
Anton Donkor (Wolfsburg) Loan 
Josh Bowler (QPR) Undisclosed 
Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) Undisclosed 
Cuco Martina (Southampton) Free 
Lewis Gibson (Newcastle United) Undisclosed 

Out 
Tom Cleverley (Watford) Undisclosed 
Russell Griffiths (Motherwell) Free 
Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) Free 
Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht) Loan 
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona) Undisclosed 
Brendan Galloway (Sunderland) Loan 
Tyias Browning (Sunderland) Loan 
Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) Undisclosed 
Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) Undisclosed 
Courtney Duffus (Oldham Athletic) Undisclosed 
Matthew Pennington (Leeds United) Loan 
Joe Williams (Barnsley) Loan 

Huddersfield Town 

In
Laurent Depoitre (FC Porto) Undisclosed 
Aaron Mooy (Man City) £8m 
Jonas Lossl (Mainz) Loan 
Tom Ince (Derby County) Undisclosed 
Kasey Palmer (Chelsea) Loan 

Danny Williams (Reading) Free 
Steve Mounie (Montpellier) Undisclosed 
Scott Malone (Fulham) Undisclosed 
Mathias Jorgensen (FC Copenhagen) Undisclosed 

Out
Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Portsmouth) Loan 
Jordy Hiwula (Fleetwood Town) Loan 
Fraser Horsfall (Gateshead) Loan 
Rekeil Pyke (Port Vale) Loan 
Jack Payne (Oxford United) Loan 

Leicester City 

In 
Sam Hughes (Chester) Undisclosed 
Harry Maguire (Hull City) Undisclosed 
Vicente Iborra (Sevilla) Undisclosed 
Eldin Jakupovic (Hull City) Undisclosed 

Out
Ron-Robert Zieler (Stuttgart) Undisclosed 
Bartosz Kapustka (Freiburg) Loan 

Liverpool 

In
Mohamed Salah (Roma) Undisclosed 
Dominic Solanke (Chelsea) Free 
Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Undisclosed 

Out
Andre Wisdom (Derby County) Undisclosed 
Ryan Fulton (Hamilton Academical) Undisclosed 
Lucas Leiva (Lazio) Undisclosed 
Kevin Stewart (Hull City) Undisclosed 
Pedro Chirivella (Willem II) Loan 
Connor Randall (Hearts) Loan 

Manchester City 

In 
Bernardo Silva (AS Monaco) Undisclosed 
Ederson (Benfica) Undisclosed 
Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Undisclosed 
Douglas Luiz (Vasco De Gama) Undisclosed 
Danilo (Real Madrid) Undisclosed 
Benjamin Mendy (AS Monaco) Undisclosed 

Out 
Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham) Free 
Gael Clichy (released) 
Jesus Navas (released) 
Willy Caballero (released) 
Bacary Sagna (released)  Enes Unal (Villarreal) Undisclosed
Angus Gunn (Norwich City) Loan 
Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) £8m 
Bersant Celina (Ipswich Town) Loan
Angelino (NAC Breda) Loan
Ruben Sobrino (Alaves) Undisclosed 
Joe Coveney (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed
Bruno Zuculini (Hellas Verona) Undisclosed
Olivier Ntcham (Celtic) Undisclosed
Nolito (Sevilla) Undisclosed 
Joe Hart (West Ham United) Loan
Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) Undisclosed 

Manchester United

In 
Victor Lindelof (Benfica) Undisclosed 
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Undisclosed 
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Undisclosed 

Out
Josh Harrop (Preston North End) Free 
Regan Poole (Northampton) Loan 
Wayne Rooney (Everton) Undisclosed 
Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury) Loan 
Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad) Undisclosed 
Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa) Loan 
Devonte Redmond (Scunthorpe United) Loan 

Newcastle United 

In 
Christian Atsu (Chelsea) Undisclosed 
Florian Lejeune (SD Eibar) Undisclosed 
Stefan O'Connor (Arsenal) Free 
Josef Yarney (Everton) Free 
Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) Undisclosed 
Javier Manquillo (Atletico Madrid) Undisclosed 
Mikel Merino (Borussia Dortmund) Loan 

Out 
Florian Thauvin (Marseille) Undisclosed 
Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys) Undisclosed 

Matz Sels (Anderlecht) Loan 
Haris Vuckic (FC Twente) Undisclosed 
Lubomir Satka (DAC 1904) Free 
Vurnon Anita (Leeds United) Free 
Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) Loan 
Tom Heardman (Bury) Loan 
Adam Armstrong (Bolton) Loan 
Yoan Gouffran (Goztepe Spor Kulubu) Free 
Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) Loan 
Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed 
Lewis Gibson (Everton) Undisclosed

Southampton 

In
Manager: Mauricio Pellegrino 
Jan Bednarek (Lech Poznan) 

Out 
Manager: Claude Puel 
Cuco Martina (released) 
Lloyd Isgrove (released) 
Harley Willard (released) 
Martin Caceres (released) 
Jason McCarthy (Barnsley) Undisclosed 
Jay Rodriguez (West Brom) Undisclosed 
Harrison Reed (Norwich) Loan 
Harry Lewis (Dundee United) Loan 
Ryan Seager (MK Dons) Loan 

Stoke City

In 
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) Free 
Josh Tymon (Hull City) Undisclosed 
Tre Pemberton (Blackburn Rovers) Undisclosed 
Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) Loan 

Out 
Daniel Bachmann (released) 
Shay Given (released) 
Liam Edwards (released) 
Harry Isted (released) 
Joel Taylor (released) 
George Waring (released) 
Jonathan Walters (Burnley) Undisclosed 
Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) £1.25m 

Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) Undisclosed 
Phil Bardsley (Burnley) £750,000 

Swansea City

In
Erwin Mulder (Heerenveen) Free 
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) Loan 
Roque Mesa (Las Palmas) £11m 
Marc Walsh (Finn Harps) 
Cian Harries (Coventry City) Undisclosed 

Out 
Gerhard Tremmel (released) 
Marvin Emnes (released) 
Liam Shephard (released) 
Josh Vickers (released) 
Owain Jones (released) 
Tom Dyson (released) 
Tom Holland (released) 
Alex Samuel (Stevenage) Undisclosed 
Franck Tabanou (released)

Bafetimbi Gomis (Galatasaray) Undisclosed 
Daniel James (Shrewsbury Town) Loan 
Borja Baston (Malaga) Loan 
Jordi Amat (Real Betis) Loan 
Jack Cork (Burnley) Undisclosed 
Connor Roberts (Middlesbrough) Loan 

Tottenham Hotspur

Out
Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) Loan 
Luke McGee (Portsmouth) Undisclosed 
Kyle Walker (Manchester City) Undisclosed 
Federico Fazio (Roma) Undisclosed 
Clinton Njie (Marseille) Undisclosed 
Tom Glover (Central Coast Mariners) Loan 

Watford 

In 
Head coach: Marco Silva 
Tom Cleverley (Everton) Undisclosed 
Will Hughes (Derby County) Undisclosed 
Daniel Bachmann (Stoke) Free 
Kiko Femenia (Alaves) Free 
Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea) Undisclosed 

Out 
Dennon Lewis (Crawley Town) Loan Details
Mario Suarez (Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng) Undisclosed Details
Obbi Oulare (Royal Antwerp) Loan Details

West Bromwich Albion

In
Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) Undisclosed 
Yuning Zhang (Vitesse Arnhem) Undisclosed 
Ben Pierce 
Ahmed Hegazi (Al Ahly) Loan 

Out 
Darren Fletcher (Stoke City) Free 
Sebastien Pocognoli (Standard Liege) Free
Yuning Zhang (Werder Bremen) Loan 

West Ham United 

In 
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Free 
Joe Hart (Manchester City) Loan 
Marko Arnautovic (Stoke) Undisclosed 
Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen) £16m 

Out 

Jonathan Calleri (Deportivo Maldonado) End of loan 
Gokhan Tore (Besiktas) End of loan 
Alvaro Arbeloa (released) 
Sam Howes (released) 
Sam Ford (released) 
Kyle Knoyle (released) 
Sam Westley (released) 
Havard Nordtveit (Hoffenheim) Undisclosed 
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach) Loan 
Raphael Spiegel (released) 
Stephen Hendrie (released) 
Enner Valencia (Tigres UANL) Undisclosed 
George Dobson (Sparta Rotterdam) Undisclosed 
Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough) £5m 
Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) £6.5m  

SPANISH LA LIGA TRANSFER NEWS

Will Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann transfer to Barca to fill Neymar's boots?

SPANISH LA LIGA TRANSFERS

La Liga Chief on Neymar: ‘I’d be more worried if Ronaldo or Messi left’

Football fans and the media have gone wild regarding the future of Selecao superstar Neymar who has been in the spotlight of media outlets worldwide for several weeks, with the Barcelona star being heavily linked with a 222 million Euro departure from Catalunya. Conflicting reports point to the fact that no one other than Neymar himself really knows where the former Santos standout will compete next season.

La Liga President Javier Tebas talked about the issue of whether or not Neymar will leave Barcelona and the Spanish La Liga and what the potential effect of Neymar’s proposed world-record transfer from Barcelona to PSG would be.

Media outlets worldwide suggest that a move for the Brazilian would be a devastating blow to the future prospects of Barcelona. However, La Liga President Javier Tebas is not worried and made the following comment when questioned on the potential commercial and financial impact on both Barcelona and La Liga that could stem from losing such a global superstar.

La Liga and Barcelona are bigger than Neymar,’ said Tebas. ‘I would be more worried if Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi left.’

Tebas went on to reveal that he plans to report PSG to FIFA, whether they decide to pay Neymar’s release clause or not.

‘Even if they don’t pay the release clause we will report them,’ added Tebas. ‘They cannot make up some commercial numbers that are bigger than Barcelona or Real Madrid. Nobody believes that, which means that the state of Qatar is injecting money and that violates Financial Fair Play.’

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Neymar to Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona

In the biggest summer transfer saga ever, PSG are closing in on the signing of Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar. Reportedly Neymar agreed to terms on a five-year contract with the Parisians preparing to trigger the talented attacker’s £197 million release clause, which will more than double the current world transfer record set by Manchester United’s signing of Paul Pogba last summer. RMC report that a deal could be concluded this week with PSG planning to parade for Neymar through the streets of Paris upon his arrival in the city.

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International Champions Cup 2017 - Paris Saint-Germain v Juventus

Paulo Dybala to Barcelona from Juventus

Argentinian Paulo Dybala may be recruited to fill Neymar’s boots at Barcelona if he goes to PSG. The Juventus’ superstar Dybala is an international colleague of Lionel Messi. Twenty-three-year-old forward Dybala is high on Barca’s summer transfer wishlist. Cash from Neymar’s sale could fund a move. Reportedly Messi has endorsed his club’s pursuit of Dybala. Italian champions Juventus will surely demand a high fee if Juve decides to sell their superstar.

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Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone revealed today his thoughts on the interest of Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona and other top clubs in their superstar striker Antoine Griezmann. Since having arrived at Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014, Frenchman Griezmann has gone on to become a key football player and one of the most sought after football stars in world football, with his technical ability, and talent for goal making - the 26-year-old is a key asset for the Rojiblancos. The Blaugrana target Griezmann is no doubt being sought by Barca due to the uncertainty of Neymar's future with Barca. Neymar reportedly is getting close to a world-record switch to Paris Saint-Germain, Griezmann, along with Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard, and Paulo Dybala, has been targeted as potentials at the Camp Nou before the end of the summer. The 43-time capped international Grietzmann has already rejected the advances of Premier League giants Manchester United this summer, though Atletico would be left helpless if Barca decides to activate his 100 million Euro release clause. However, Colchoneros boss Diego Simeone is not worried.

Speaking at an Audi Cup press conference on Monday, the Argentinian revealed:

‘I am not afraid that there is such interest,” said Simeone. "It gives me joy that the best teams in the world are interested in our players, that speaks well both of them and of us, of our work, and that gives me joy.’

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Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid from Monaco

Neymar's impending move away from Barcelona to PSG remains a hot topic, as well as France international Kylian Mbappe's potential move to Real Madrid from Monaco, which could hand the Blaugrana a double blow, weakening Ernesto Valverde's starting line-up and seeing their bitter rivals poach perhaps the best young player in the world. Kylian Mbappe was back training with Monaco on Monday as speculation over the Frenchman’s future continues. The 18-year-old is still a Monaco player. Real Madrid are leading the race to sign the France international, who scored 26 goals for Monaco in all competitions last term as they won Ligue 1. Mbappe could move to the Bernabeu in a sensational £161million deal, but some reports in Spain have suggested Cristiano Ronaldo may not support the transfer.

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Summer 2017 transfers in Spanish Primera Liga clubs

The following is an updated list of confirmed Spain La Liga summer transfers and the fees.

€ 5.4m

Alaves

Goalkeeper Antonio Sivera from Valencia Mestalla for a fee of 2m, Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso on a free transfer from Panathinaikos; Midfielder Burgui from Real Madrid for a fee of 3m; Midfielder Alfonso Pedraza on loan from Villarreal; French midfielder Enzo Zidane on a free transfer from Real Madrid Castilla; Bosnia-Herzegovnian forward Ermedin Demirovic on a free transfer from RB Leipzig; Defender Hector Hernandez on loan from Real Sociedad; Defender Ruben Duarte from Espanyol for a fee of 0.4m.

€ 47.5m

Barcelona

Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo from Benfica for a fee of 30.5m; Midfielder Gerard Deulofeu from Everton for a fee of 12m; Brazilian defender Marlon from Fluminense for a fee of 5m.

€ 19.5m

Betis

Moroccan defender Zouhair Feddal from Alaves for a fee of 2.5m; Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of 2.5m; Defender Jordi Amat on loan from Swansea City; Defender Antonio Barragan on loan from Middlesbrough; Midfielder Cristian Tello from Barcelona for a fee of 4m; Midfielder Victor Camarasa from Levante for a fee of 7m; Forward Sergio Leon from Osasuna for a fee of 3.5m.

€ 9m

Celta

Slovak midfielder Stanislav Lobotka from Nordsjaelland for a fee of 5m; Uruguayan forward Maximiliano Gomez from Defensor Sporting for a fee of 4m.

€ 3m

Deportivo La Coruna

Swiss defender Fabian Schar from Hoffenheim for a fee of 2m; Belgian midfielder Zakaria Bakkali on loan from Valencia; Defender Gerard Valentin from Gimnastic Tarragona for a fee of 1m; Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde on loan from Real Madrid Castilla; Defender Ximo Navarro on a free transfer from Almeria.

€ 4.9m

Eibar

Portuguese defender Paulo Oliveira from Sporting for a fee of 3.5m; Defender Jose Angel on a free transfer from Porto; Midfielder Joan Jordan from Espanyol for a fee of 0.1m; Midfielder Pablo Hervias from Real Sociedad; Brazilian forward Charles on a free transfer from Malaga; Serbian goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic from Alcorcon for a fee of 1m; Midfielder Ivan Alejo from Alcorcon for a fee of 0.3m.

€ 0.3m

Espanyol

Defender Mario Hermoso from Real Madrid Castilla for a fee of 0.3m; Midfielder Esteban Granero on a free transfer from Real Sociedad.

€ 8.6m

Getafe

Uruguayan defender Emiliano Velazquez on loan from Atletico Madrid; Togolese defender Djene from Sint Truiden for a fee of 2.5m; Serbian goalkeeper Filip Manojlovic from Red Star Belgrade for a fee of 1.3m; Portuguese defender Vitorino Antunes on loan from Dynamo Kyiv; Moroccan midfielder Faycal Fajr from Deportivo La Coruna; Japanese midfielder Gaku Shibasaki on a free transfer from Tenerife; Midfielder Markel Bergara on loan from Real Sociedad; Midfielder Alvaro Jimenez from Real Madrid Castilla for a fee of 1m; Forward Angel Rodriguez on a free transfer from Real Zaragoza; Defender Bruno Gonzalez from Betis for a fee of 0.6m; Midfielder Dani Pacheco from Betis for a fee of 1m; Forward Chuli from Almeria for a fee of 0.7m; Midfielder Francisco Portillo from Betis for a fee of 1.5m.

Las Palmas

Midfielder Vitolo on loan from Atletico Madrid; Argentinian midfielder Hernan Toledo on loan from Deportivo Maldonado; Argentinian forward Jonathan Calleri on loan from Deportivo Maldonado; Argentinian goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola on a free transfer from Spezia Calcio; Defender Ximo Navarro on a free transfer from Almeria.

Leganes

Midfielder Javi Eraso on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao; Midfielder Gerard Gumbau on a free transfer from Barcelona; Argentinian defender Mauro dos Santos on a free transfer from Eibar; Goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar on a free transfer from Gijon; Defender Joseba Zaldua on loan from Real Sociedad; Defender Raul Garcia on a free transfer from Alaves.

€ 1.5m

Levante

Macedonian midfielder Enis Bardhi from Ujpest for a fee of 1.5m; Forward Juan Delgado from Atletico Levante; Goalkeeper Koke from Atletico Levante; Forward Alex Alegria on loan from Betis; Defender Antonio Luna on a free transfer from Eibar.

€ 4.2m

Malaga

Argentinian midfielder Emanuel Cecchini from Atletico Banfield for a fee of 4m; Defender Luis Munoz from Atletico Malagueno; Turkish goalkeeper Cenk Gonen from Galatasaray for a fee of 0.2m; Goalkeeper Andres Prieto on a free transfer from Espanyol; Goalkeeper Roberto on loan from Espanyol; Forward Borja Baston on loan from Swansea City; French defender Paul Baysse on a free transfer from Nice; Midfielder Adrian Gonzalez on a free transfer from Eibar.

€ 47m

Real Madrid

Midfielder Dani Ceballos from Betis for a fee of 17m; French defender Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid for a fee of 30m.

€ 14.5m

Real Sociedad

Belgian midfielder Adnan Januzaj from Manchester United for a fee of 8.5m; Defender Diego Llorente from Real Madrid for a fee of 6m.

€ 57m

Sevilla

Midfielder Nolito from Manchester City for a fee of 9m; French defender Sebastien Corchia from Lille for a fee of 5m; Argentinian midfielder Guido Pizarro from Tigres for a fee of 6m; French defender Jordan Amavi from Aston Villa for a fee of 8m; Colombian forward Luis Muriel from Sampdoria for a fee of 20m; Argentinian midfielder Ever Banega from Inter Milan for a fee of 9m.

€ 6m

Valencia

Brazilian goalkeeper Neto from Juventus for a fee of 6m; Serbian midfielder Nemanja Maksimovic on a free transfer from Astana.

€ 40m

Villarreal

Midfielder Pablo Fornals from Malaga for a fee of 12m; Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo from Sporting CP for a fee of 14m; Turkish forward Enes Unal from Manchester City for a fee of 14m.

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FC Barcelona celebrate winning the International Champions Cup by lifting the trophy during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida

International Champions Cup 2017 - Real Madrid v FC Barcelona

Barcelona's No.10 Lionel Messi opens scoring against Real Madrid

BARCELONA 3-2 REAL MADRID IN 2017 MIAMI EL CLASICO

Barcelona defeated titan Spanish La Liga arch-rivals Real Madrid ahead of the new 2017-18 season with a thrilling 3-2 victory in an exciting and historic El Clasico friendly on Saturday in Miami, Florida and became the 2017 International Champions Cup winners. El Clasico Miami, the recent Saturday night clash between Spanish arch-rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid (minus Cristiano Ronaldo) was the biggest soccer game played in South Florida ever, and the first El Clasico played outside Europe in 35 years - pnly the  second in the 235 times the titan Spanish La Liga clubs have met since 1929.

Squads for El Clásico

Real Madrid

Navas; Carvajal, Marcelo, Varane, Ramos; Casemiro, Modric, Kovacic; Benzema, Bale, Asensio

Barcelona

Cillessen; Vidal, Umtiti, Piqué, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar

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International Champions Cup 2017 - Real Madrid v FC Barcelona

International Champions Cup 2017 - Real Madrid v FC Barcelona

International Champions Cup 2017 - Real Madrid v FC Barcelona

Superstar Lionel Messi scores the opening goal in the first half against Real Madrid during their “El Clasico Miami” International Champions Cup 2017 match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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