Transfer News: Done Deals, European Giants Beat Chelsea To Sign Star Player, Chelsea Back For Koundé

1. European Giants Beat Chelsea To Sign Star Player

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement for the transfer of former Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt. The final fee for the Juventus centre-back would be more than €80 million for the Dutchman.

2. Chelsea Back For Koundé

Barcelona could be on alert as Chelsea have revived their interest in a potential transfer move for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde. The France international has been a world class performer in La Liga in recent times, and it looked for some time like he could be on the move this summer.

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A deal is yet to materialise, however, and it’s not entirely clear what next club is the most likely for him, with Fabrizio Romano providing an update on his future in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside’s Substack.

3. Ronaldo Debunks Sporting news 

According to Fabrizio Romano, Cristiano Ronaldo has officially described rumours of his imminent comeback to Sporting as “fake news”. Ronaldo denies this rumour as he’s not considering to re-join Sporting this summer.

4. United consider Ruben Neves as alternative to De Jong

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Lisandro Martinez, but Erik ten Hag remains in the market for a midfielder with Ruben Neves lined up as a potential Frenkie de Jong alternative.

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5. Man Utd have their eyes on Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney is on Man Utd’s agenda. The Red Devils are starting to move properly in the transfer market to bolster the squad in the Ten Hag era. Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen have already been signed and the Dane’s former teammate could be the next. According to ‘The Mirror’, he is on their radar. 

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