Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Lingard, Malacia, Mahrez, Palhinha, Vieira, Kimpembe

  • Everton have entered the transfer race to sign Jesse Lingard this summer after West Ham’s most recent offer underwhelmed the 29-year-old midfielder.
  • Tyrell Malacia will become the first signing of Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United reign after agreeing a five-year deal with the Premier League club.


  • Manchester City are looking to extend Riyad Mahrez’s contract after his finest season at the club to date.


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• Barcelona Agree To Meet Leeds’ £60m Asking Price For Raphinha


• Mohamed Salah Becomes Liverpool Highest Earner As He Extends His Contract


• Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Ake, Raphinha, Firmino, De Ligt, Kimpembe


  • Sporting CP midfielder Joao Palhinha is set to complete his £17m move to Fulham after an agent dispute was resolved.


  • Ousmane Dembele is now officially a free agent after his Barcelona contract expired but the La Liga side haven’t given up hope of a renewal just yet. An offer remains on the table for the winger, who will have to take a 40% pay cut if he wants to stay at Camp Nou.


  • Chelsea remain keen on Dembele and could advance their interest after Barcelona moved ahead in the race to sign Leeds winger Raphinha. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also plotting offers for Dembele.


  • Blues owner Todd Boehly has also agreed a fee for Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, who is keen to move to Chelsea to become a permanent starter in the build-up to the 2022 World Cup.
  • PSG are open to letting Neymar go and hope a sale could fund their pursuit of Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar. Inter are braced for a fresh bid of around €65m for the defender and would likely accept such an offer.


  • Barcelona have turned down the chance to sign Adama Traore from Wolves after the Premier League side declined to keep Francisco Trincao beyond his season-long loan. Barcelona chiefs were hoping to do a straight swap.


  • Leeds could move for another Red Bull gem, Leipzig utility man Tyler Adams, to strengthen at both right-back and in central midfield.
  • Arsenal new boy Fabio Vieira has picked up an injury before the club’s pre-season tour. (Sun)
  • Jesse Lingard has been under consideration at Tottenham following his departure from Manchester United as a free agent.(Telegraph)


  • Chelsea are progressing in their talks to sign Matthijs de Ligt, 22, but Juventus want the Netherlands international’s £102m clause to be activated. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • PSG and France international defender Presnel Kimpembe, 26, remains of interest to Chelsea with the Ligue 1 side in the market for a new centre-back. (Goal)


  • Wolves have won the battle to keep Portugal international midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, at Molineux, with clubs reluctant to meet his £75m asking price. (Sun)


  • Todd Boehly has responded to allegations of a toxic environment in Chelsea’s marketing team by promising all employees there will be sweeping changes to the club’s culture.(Mirror)


  • Mike Dean is staying in the Premier League after signing a deal to become a dedicated VAR next season.(Mail)
  • Over in Barcelona, president Joan Laporta is ready to spend €200m on transfers this summer after selling a percentage of the club’s TV rights.


  • The Blaugrana are reluctant, however, to increase their bid for Robert Lewandowski, whose future remains up in the air as the start of Bayern Munich’s pre-season inches ever closer.


  • Contact has been made between Liverpool and Juventus over a deal to send Adrien Rabiot to Anfield. The midfielder has entered the final 12 months of his contract and is free to leave Turin.
  • Real Madrid have informed Marco Asensio that they have no plans to offer him an extension to his current contract, which expires in 2023, so the winger is now deciding whether to accept an exit this summer.


  • There is interest in the Spain international from AC Milan, while Arsenal and Liverpool have both been monitoring the situation.

Manchester United To Hijack Tyrel Malacia Transfer Deal Between Feyenoord& Lyon

Manchester United have hijacked a deal between Lyon and Feyenoord for Dutch left-back Tyrell Malacia.

According the Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, Lyon had reached a verbal agreement

with Feyenoord over a deal for Malacia but United stepped in before it was signed.

He also says that the Red Devils have now reached their own agreement for the 22-year-old left-back.


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Malacia has the same agent as Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, and according to

Sky Sports News Manchester United are nearing an agreement for the midfielder worth around €68m.

United are yet to make strides in the transfer window this summer but the addition of both Dutchmen could spring them back into life.

Malacia made 50 appearances for Feyenoord last season and has five international appearances to his name.